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Key Facts about the Conference

  • 5 great keynote speakers all together cited almost 130,000 time according to the Google Scholar database,
  • the attractive topic and nice program with 18 papers presentations and a panel discussion,
  • 2 workshops and 2 trainings,
  • an ICT quiz with 500 euros prize award for the winner,
  • great social events – dinner, Amsterdam canal boat tour,
  • respectful sponsors,
  • a nice event venue in the great period of year for visiting Amsterdam.
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Important Dates

  • Dates of the conference: June 29th – July 1st, 2020
  • Deadline for abstract submission: November 29th, 2019
  • Notification of acceptance: January 31st, 2020
  • Deadline for workshop/training proposal submission: January 15th, 2020
  • Early bird registration (opened): March 31st, 2020 April 30th, 2020
  • Regular registration: May 31st, 2020
Important Dates

COVID-19

COVID-19 (coronavirus) has cancelled or postponed many events recently. However, we hope that the emergency situation will be cleared very soon and the ICTeSSH 2020 conferences will be organized without any problem. Of course, health of the participants is number one priority for us, and we will continue to monitor the situation and registered participants will be informed immediately if there are any changes.

COVID-19

Keynote Speakers

We are glad to announce amazing keynote speakers! 

Move mouse over pictures below to read short biographies of keynote speakers.

Loet LeydesdorffHow Are “Big Data” a Challenge to the Social Sciences?

Loet Leydesdorff (Ph.D. Sociology, M.A. Philosophy, and M.Sc. Biochemistry) is Professor emeritus at the Amsterdam School of Communications Research (ASCoR) of the University of Amsterdam.

He has published extensively in systems theory, social network analysis, scientometrics, and the sociology of innovation (see at http://www.leydesdorff.net/list.htm or http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=ych9gNYAAAAJ&hl=en).

With Henry Etzkowitz, he initiated a series of workshops, conferences,
and special issues about the Triple Helix of University-Industry-Government Relations.

He received the Derek de Solla Price Award for Scientometrics and Informetrics in 2003 and held “The City of Lausanne” Honor Chair at the School of Economics, Université de Lausanne, in 2005.

In 2007, he was Vice-President of the 8th International Conference on Computing Anticipatory Systems (CASYS’07, Liège).

Since 2014, he is listed as a highly-cited author by the ISI at https://clarivate.com/hcr/

ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7835-3098

ResearcherID:
E-2903-2010; Author
ID (Scopus): 7003954276

Google Scholar user profile at https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=ych9gNYAAAAJ&hl=en

Loet LeydesdorffHow Are “Big Data” a Challenge to the Social Sciences?

Loet Leydesdorff (Ph.D. Sociology, M.A. Philosophy, and M.Sc. Biochemistry) is Professor emeritus at the Amsterdam School of Communications Research (ASCoR) of the University of Amsterdam.

He has published extensively in systems theory, social network analysis, scientometrics, and the sociology of innovation (see at http://www.leydesdorff.net/list.htm or http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=ych9gNYAAAAJ&hl=en).

With Henry Etzkowitz, he initiated a series of workshops, conferences,
and special issues about the Triple Helix of University-Industry-Government Relations.

He received the Derek de Solla Price Award for Scientometrics and Informetrics in 2003 and held “The City of Lausanne” Honor Chair at the School of Economics, Université de Lausanne, in 2005.

In 2007, he was Vice-President of the 8th International Conference on Computing Anticipatory Systems (CASYS’07, Liège).

Since 2014, he is listed as a highly-cited author by the ISI at https://clarivate.com/hcr/

ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7835-3098

ResearcherID:
E-2903-2010; Author
ID (Scopus): 7003954276

Google Scholar user profile at https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=ych9gNYAAAAJ&hl=en

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Anneke ZuiderwijkOpen Research Data sharing and use by means of infrastructural and institutional arrangements

Dr. Anneke Zuiderwijk is an Assistant Professor in open data at the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. Her research is focused on the development of theory that explains how, why and when infrastructural and institutional arrangements can incentivize open data sharing and use behavior by governments, researchers, companies and citizens. During her PhD Anneke developed a theory for the development of open government data infrastructures, which she also transformed into advice for open data policy-makers. Several elements of her theory have been implemented in international projects, including FP7 ENGAGE (2014) and H2020 VRE4EIC (2018). Anneke obtained her PhD with distinction, only awarded to the top 5% of TU Delft PhD candidates. In 2016, she received the international Digital Governance Junior Scholar Award and she was ranked as one of the most influential open data researchers worldwide (link).
Anneke served as a conference programme chair (dg.o2018, dg.o2019), conference chair (I3E-2015), associate chair (OpenSym2017), associate editor (ICIS2019) and track chair (CeDEM2014; 2015, 2016, 2017, EGOV-CeDEM-ePART2018, 2019). The importance of her research was also emphasized through best paper awards she received at important conferences in her field of information science (EGOV2012, Dg.o2014). Finally, she is co-founder of three online courses: Open Data professional
education (53 experts), Open Science MOOC (1,500+ participants from 100+ countries) and Open Government MOOC (nearly 10,000 participants from 150+ countries). More information about Anneke’s publications, online courses, projects and activities can be found at Anneke’s TU Delft web page and Google Scholar

Anneke ZuiderwijkOpen Research Data sharing and use by means of infrastructural and institutional arrangements

Dr. Anneke Zuiderwijk is an Assistant Professor in open data at the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. Her research is focused on the development of theory that explains how, why and when infrastructural and institutional arrangements can incentivize open data sharing and use behavior by governments, researchers, companies and citizens. During her PhD Anneke developed a theory for the development of open government data infrastructures, which she also transformed into advice for open data policy-makers. Several elements of her theory have been implemented in international projects, including FP7 ENGAGE (2014) and H2020 VRE4EIC (2018). Anneke obtained her PhD with distinction, only awarded to the top 5% of TU Delft PhD candidates. In 2016, she received the international Digital Governance Junior Scholar Award and she was ranked as one of the most influential open data researchers worldwide (link).
Anneke served as a conference programme chair (dg.o2018, dg.o2019), conference chair (I3E-2015), associate chair (OpenSym2017), associate editor (ICIS2019) and track chair (CeDEM2014; 2015, 2016, 2017, EGOV-CeDEM-ePART2018, 2019). The importance of her research was also emphasized through best paper awards she received at important conferences in her field of information science (EGOV2012, Dg.o2014). Finally, she is co-founder of three online courses: Open Data professional
education (53 experts), Open Science MOOC (1,500+ participants from 100+ countries) and Open Government MOOC (nearly 10,000 participants from 150+ countries). More information about Anneke’s publications, online courses, projects and activities can be found at Anneke’s TU Delft web page and Google Scholar

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Sören AuerFrom papers to knowledge: Representing scientific contributions in the Open Research Knowledge Graph

Following stations at the universities of Dresden, Ekaterinburg, Leipzig, Pennsylvania, Bonn and the Fraunhofer Society, Prof. Auer was appointed Professor of Data Science and Digital Libraries at Leibniz Universität Hannover and Director of the TIB in 2017. Prof. Auer has made important contributions to semantic technologies, knowledge engineering and information systems. He is the author (resp. co-author) of over 100 peer-reviewed scientific publications. He has received several awards, including an ERC Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council, a SWSA ten-year award, the ESWC 7-year Best Paper Award, and the OpenCourseware Innovation Award. He has led several large collaborative research projects, such as the EU H2020 flagship project BigDataEurope. He is co-founder of high potential research and community projects such as the Wikipedia semantification project DBpedia, the OpenCourseWare authoring platform SlideWiki.org and the innovative technology start-up eccenca.com. Prof. Auer was founding director of the Big Data Value Association, led the semantic data representation in the Industrial/International Data Space, is an expert for industry, European Commission, W3C and member of the advisory board of the Open Knowledge Foundation.

The research focus - with special attention on semantic data interlinking for artificial intelligence - are in the following areas:

  • Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, Knowledge Representation, Engineering & Management
  • Information Systems, Databases, Data Integration, Linked Data, Semantic and Web Technologies
  • Software and Systems Engineering, data-driven Platforms, Web Engineering
  • Enterprise Integration, Semantically enhanced Service Oriented Architectures
  • Digital Libraries, E-Science, Science Governance, Peer-Review, Open Access
  • Semantic Data Integration for Engineering & Manufacturing (Industry 4.0), Mobility and Built Environment (Smart Cities), Digital Libraries & Research Infrastructures 

Information about current publications, projects and activities of Prof. Auer can be found in the TIB research information system, as well as at ORCIDDBLPGoogle ScholarLinkedInTwitterVideolecturesSlideshareGitHub.

Sören AuerFrom papers to knowledge: Representing scientific contributions in the Open Research Knowledge Graph

Following stations at the universities of Dresden, Ekaterinburg, Leipzig, Pennsylvania, Bonn and the Fraunhofer Society, Prof. Auer was appointed Professor of Data Science and Digital Libraries at Leibniz Universität Hannover and Director of the TIB in 2017. Prof. Auer has made important contributions to semantic technologies, knowledge engineering and information systems. He is the author (resp. co-author) of over 100 peer-reviewed scientific publications. He has received several awards, including an ERC Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council, a SWSA ten-year award, the ESWC 7-year Best Paper Award, and the OpenCourseware Innovation Award. He has led several large collaborative research projects, such as the EU H2020 flagship project BigDataEurope. He is co-founder of high potential research and community projects such as the Wikipedia semantification project DBpedia, the OpenCourseWare authoring platform SlideWiki.org and the innovative technology start-up eccenca.com. Prof. Auer was founding director of the Big Data Value Association, led the semantic data representation in the Industrial/International Data Space, is an expert for industry, European Commission, W3C and member of the advisory board of the Open Knowledge Foundation.

The research focus - with special attention on semantic data interlinking for artificial intelligence - are in the following areas:

  • Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, Knowledge Representation, Engineering & Management
  • Information Systems, Databases, Data Integration, Linked Data, Semantic and Web Technologies
  • Software and Systems Engineering, data-driven Platforms, Web Engineering
  • Enterprise Integration, Semantically enhanced Service Oriented Architectures
  • Digital Libraries, E-Science, Science Governance, Peer-Review, Open Access
  • Semantic Data Integration for Engineering & Manufacturing (Industry 4.0), Mobility and Built Environment (Smart Cities), Digital Libraries & Research Infrastructures 

Information about current publications, projects and activities of Prof. Auer can be found in the TIB research information system, as well as at ORCIDDBLPGoogle ScholarLinkedInTwitterVideolecturesSlideshareGitHub.

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Nees Jan van EckVisual exploration of scientific literature using VOSviewer and CitNetExplorer

Dr. Nees Jan van Eck is senior researcher at the Centre for Science and Technology Studies
(CWTS) at Leiden University in the Netherlands. He is doing research in the field of bibliometrics and scientometrics. His research focuses on the development of visualization tools and algorithms,
mainly for analyzing the structure and development of science. Nees Jan is the main developer of VOSviewer and CitNetExplorer, two well-known software tools for visualizing bibliometric data. The VOSviewer software is frequently used in bibliometric studies. More than 1000 publications have appeared in international scientific journals in which the software is employed. In addition to his work on bibliometric visualization, Nees Jan also focuses on the study of bibliometric data sources and the analysis of the full text of scientific publications. Nees Jan has published more than 50 publications. He is editor brief communications of the Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, he serves in the editorial boards of Journal of Data and Information Science and Quantitative Science Studies, and he is an elected board member of the International Society for Informetrics and Scientometrics. Nees Jan has been involved in various commercial bibliometric research projects and training courses in which the VOSviewer software plays a key role. He is also the head of ICT of CWTS, making him responsible for the entire data infrastructure of the center.

Nees Jan van EckVisual exploration of scientific literature using VOSviewer and CitNetExplorer

Dr. Nees Jan van Eck is senior researcher at the Centre for Science and Technology Studies
(CWTS) at Leiden University in the Netherlands. He is doing research in the field of bibliometrics and scientometrics. His research focuses on the development of visualization tools and algorithms,
mainly for analyzing the structure and development of science. Nees Jan is the main developer of VOSviewer and CitNetExplorer, two well-known software tools for visualizing bibliometric data. The VOSviewer software is frequently used in bibliometric studies. More than 1000 publications have appeared in international scientific journals in which the software is employed. In addition to his work on bibliometric visualization, Nees Jan also focuses on the study of bibliometric data sources and the analysis of the full text of scientific publications. Nees Jan has published more than 50 publications. He is editor brief communications of the Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, he serves in the editorial boards of Journal of Data and Information Science and Quantitative Science Studies, and he is an elected board member of the International Society for Informetrics and Scientometrics. Nees Jan has been involved in various commercial bibliometric research projects and training courses in which the VOSviewer software plays a key role. He is also the head of ICT of CWTS, making him responsible for the entire data infrastructure of the center.

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Brian NosekCrowdsourcing Science

Brian Nosek is co-Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Open Science (http://cos.io/) that operates the Open Science Framework (http://osf.io/). COS is enabling open and reproducible research practices worldwide. Brian is also a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Virginia. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University in 2002. He co-founded Project Implicit (http://projectimplicit.net/), an multi-university collaboration for research and education investigating implicit cognition--thoughts and feelings that occur outside of awareness or control. Brian investigates the gap between values and practices, such as when behavior is influenced by factors other than one's intentions and goals. Research applications of this interest include implicit bias, decision-making, attitudes, ideology, morality, innovation, and barriers to change. Nosek applies this interest to improve the alignment between personal and organizational values and practices. In 2015, he was named one of Nature's 10 and to the Chronicle for Higher Education Influence list.

Brian NosekCrowdsourcing Science

Brian Nosek is co-Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Open Science (http://cos.io/) that operates the Open Science Framework (http://osf.io/). COS is enabling open and reproducible research practices worldwide. Brian is also a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Virginia. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University in 2002. He co-founded Project Implicit (http://projectimplicit.net/), an multi-university collaboration for research and education investigating implicit cognition--thoughts and feelings that occur outside of awareness or control. Brian investigates the gap between values and practices, such as when behavior is influenced by factors other than one's intentions and goals. Research applications of this interest include implicit bias, decision-making, attitudes, ideology, morality, innovation, and barriers to change. Nosek applies this interest to improve the alignment between personal and organizational values and practices. In 2015, he was named one of Nature's 10 and to the Chronicle for Higher Education Influence list.

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ICTeSSH Program

This is the preliminary ICTeSSH conference program. The final program will be announced until the end of January 2020.

  • Day 1 29 June 2020
  • Day 2 30 June 2020
  • Day 3 01 July 2020
  • Impact Hub Amsterdam
11:00 AM - 02:00 PMRegistration

Registration of participants

11:30 AM - 01:30 PMUsing software testing strategies and tools to produce ‘fit for purpose’ components By John Shepherdson and Matthew MorrisCESSDA

The training will be organized by CESSDA.

The operation of sustainable services provided by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Infrastructures (such as CESSDA ERIC) is only possible if the software components used to deliver them are production ready. In recognition of this requirement, CESSDA has long been working on defining its own internal procedures to ensure appropriate quality levels are set and met. Where software components fail to meet these standards, Research Infrastructures typically experience high installation, configuration and annual maintenance costs, lack of support, and difficulties with modifying or upgrading the software. In short, a general lack of “fitness for purpose”.

In the past few years, CESSDA ERIC has turned its attention to software maturity , as a means of improving the quality of the software components that make up its tools and services, by providing architectural and usability guidelines, specifying quality standards, providing a common technical infrastructure and targeted training sessions for its software developers.

Based on our recent experience of providing internal training on developing and deploying ‘fit for purpose’ software components, we are able to offer a session for the SSH community on software testing strategies and tools.

Trainees will be introduced to the mechanics of the build/test/deploy cycle for Docker containers via an example application.

More details available at https://ictessh.uns.ac.rs/cessda

12:00 PM - 01:30 PMQeios — To give researchers the power to produce, publish and share the world’s best research By Gabriele MarinelloQeios

The workshop will be organized by Qeios.

What if researchers could use an Open Science platform enabling them to seamlessly write with colleagues and instantly publish both their Articles and Definitions without leaving it? And what if the wider community of peers could then give the most transparent and diverse feedback by openly review both Articles and Definitions? In our hands-on session, researchers can try a new way of integrating scholarly definitions as the building blocks of their new piece of research, and have the approval of the wider community of peers.

Attendees are expected to bring a laptop.

More details available at https://ictessh.uns.ac.rs/qeios

01:30 PM - 02:15 PMLunch

Lunch is included in the conference fee. Vegetarian lunch with seasonal products including organic juices.

02:15 PM - 02:30 PMOpening By Dragan Ivanovic

The conference opening ceremony

02:30 PM - 03:15 PMHow Are “Big Data” a Challenge to the Social Sciences? By Loet LeydersdorffKeynote speaker

Against the monist programs and philosophies nowadays prevalent, I argue in favor of a dualism between information and meaning. The dynamics of (Shannon-type) information processing and meaning processing are different. In the social sciences, one studies the reflexive processing of meaning. Meaning is provided from the perspective of hindsight (against the arrow of time) and may generate redundancy: options which have not yet been realized. A calculus of redundancy can be envisaged.

Background study:

Leydesdorff, L., Johnson, M. W., & Ivanova, I. (2018). Toward a calculus of redundancy: Signification, codification, and anticipation in cultural evolution.. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 69(10), 1181-1192. doi: 10.1002/asi.24052

03:15 PM - 04:00 PMCrowdsourcing Science (remote presentation) By Brian NosekKeynote speaker

The standard contributor model in science is vertically integrated. Resources are centralized to an individual or small team that conducts the entire research process: idea, design, collection, analysis, and report. This approach makes it easy to assign credit, but it is inefficient in capitalizing on specialized expertise, it produces a lot of small science, and it is exclusive. A complementary model is horizontally distributed. Crowdsourcing modularizes and distributes the research process across many contributors. This approach leverages expertise, enables big science, and is more inclusive. I will illustrate value of crowdsourcing in the context of a metascience effort investigating reproducibility of psychological research.

04:00 PM - 04:15 PMThe Intertwining of Reputation and Sharing By Saskia-Rabea SchradeThe Open Science session

The integration of data sharing into the academic research process is part of a huge scholarly debate. It is associated with many advantages for scientists, publishers, funding agencies and the public. On the other hand, there still are many problems, impediments and presumed disadvantages. To some extent, the reason for this restraint is the collision with the principle of priority in discovery, which is used for the acknowledgement of scientific reputation.

This study’s aim is to investigate scientists’ practice of data-sharing. The theoretical approach is based on the Sociology of Science by Pierre Bourdieu (1975, 1991, 2004) and will be extended by using the concept of ‘scientific capital exchange’ by Panofsky and the concept of results of performance yielded during research by Barlösius et al. (2018). By now, twenty-one qualitative interviews with scientists of three different disciplines (i.e., biology, neurosciences, computer sciences) were conducted for empirical analyses from projects all over Germany. The analysis shall offer an insight into scientists’ sharing practices, the ways in which those are influenced by external effects and the expected return of sharing. The presentation will focus on external effects, the organization of research as well as on scientists’ definition and description of research data.

04:15 PM - 04:30 PMThe Uptake of Open Science: Mapping the Results of a Systematic Literature Review By Hanna ShmagunThe Open Science session

This paper contributes to “Open Science” theory, with a specific focus on Open Science data generated by scholars. To this end, a mixed-method systematic literature review, including science mapping techniques, was conducted. Our preliminary results reveal the potential of Open Science as a domain for interdisciplinary research. A keyword co-occurrence network analysis using the VOSviewer visualisation tool identified five clusters of interrelated sub-concepts within Open Science research. The key distinctive characteristics and the various categories of Open Science data have been identified. The relevant data platforms have been provided to exemplify each category of Open Science data. Finally, a distinction between Open Science data and Open Government data was explored and the convergence point between them was presented

04:30 PM - 04:45 PMWhy is getting credit for your research data so hard? By Wouter HaakThe Open Science session

Institutions, funding bodies, and national research organizations are pushing for more data sharing and FAIR data. In many places, this has led to extra bureaucracy without clear benefits for the researcher, nor for the system of research. Is research really getting better if we share our data?

The answer is a resounding ‘yes’, but then we better make sure that we can better track where the data ends up, and that we should make sure that the additional burden on the researcher, as well as on the institutions are
well thought through.

So why is getting credit for your data so much harder?

  • Research data policies and plans are not enough to make data sharing go well. Standalone, they will only add administrative burden. So while easy to implement, they are not necessarily the right place to start this journey.
  • When researchers share data, the data typically ends up in one of the thousands of domain/subject repositories, and unfortunately these are not automatically ‘counting’ these yet and they rely on researcher self-reporting.
  • Researchers are actually already sharing their data on a daily basis, using the tools they always use.

Unfortunately these tools are still disconnected from the data management layer. To implement good data management practices, there are systems and tools that support the full lifecycle of research. This allows institutions to follow their research data and manage this across projects, without adding admin overhead.

04:45 PM - 05:00 PMWhat flowers can bloom in a green open access landscape? Imagining a future with BitViews By Manfredi La MannaThe Open Science session

BitViews is a blockchain application that collects, validates, and aggregates worldwide online usage data of author’s approved manuscripts (AAMs) deposited in Open Access Institutional Repositories. It creates a free public ledger of usage events that allows anyone to see which research outputs have been accessed, where, and when, thus providing the raw material to construct discipline- and region-specific non-citation based measures of research impact.

BitViews’ short-term implications include:

  1. The re-alignment of journal impact measures (from citations to usage);
  2. Changed patterns in the production of research articles (towards high-usage topics);
  3. Creation of new networks of research collaboration;
  4. Enhanced opportunity for open data sharing.

BitViews’ long-term effects are transformative. Because BitViews promotes the “unbundling” of AAMs from published articles, it endows AAMs with independent value. Two disruptive consequences follow: the very concept of APCs is undermined and the conditions are created for the academy to regain ownership of peer review. Relegating commercial publishers to the role of providers of post-AAM services, huge resources will be released. As soon as AAMs are de‐coupled from articles, the same process and infrastructure can be applied to research monographs, thereby completing the cycle of Open Access to the whole production of knowledge.

05:00 PM - 06:00 PMDrinks receptionSponsored by ODISSEI

Drinks reception will be organized in Plaza (café) in the Impact Hub Amsterdam building and it is sponsored by ODISSEI – Open Data Infrastructure for Social Science and Economic Innovations

06:00 PM - 08:00 PMAmsterdam walking tour

All attendees are welcome to join us on walking tour

  • Impact Hub Amsterdam
09:00 AM - 11:00 AMAgile development of the SSH Open Marketplace: Alignment with user requirements By Marieke Willems et al.SSHOC

Organisers:

The workshop is organised by the following SSHOC project partners:
• European Research Infrastructure for Language Resources and Technology (CLARIN) – Daan Broeder
• Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities (DARIAH) – Laure Barbot
• Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage (OEAW-ACDH) – Matej Durco
• Association of European Research Libraries (LIBER) – Vasso Kalaitzi
• Trust-IT – Marieke Willems

Short Description and objectives of the workshop

SSHOC will realise the Social Sciences and Humanities part of the European Open Science Cloud. One of the SSHOC project’s core objectives is to foster the transition from the current Social Sciences and Humanities landscape into a cloud-based infrastructure, that will operate according to the FAIR principles, offering access to research data and related services adapted to the needs of the SSH community. Furthermore, the tools, services, repositories and other resources brought in by project partners or generated during the course of the project will be featured in the SSH Open Marketplace.

The project partners are developing tools and services for SSH researchers, data experts and research librarians who are part of the targeted end-users of the content of the SSH Open Marketplace. SSHOC aims to align the SSH Open Marketplace and its content with current research data practices.
The SSH Open Marketplace has been developed in the SSHOC project for over a year now. The approach for development activities is to use agile and UX best practices, therefore involving targeted end-users as much as possible. Workshops, interviews, brainstorming sessions as well as prioritisation meetings were heavily used in our developments. As a result, the project is going to release alpha version of the SSH Open Marketplace in June 2020. To follow our development approach and improve SSH Open Marketplace offerings, the project needs ongoing user feedback and engagement. Therefore the proposed workshop will have the following main objectives:

  • Raise awareness of the SSH Open Marketplace and the services and tools incorporated for research communities. Provide clear information on how SSH Open Marketplace can help researchers in their daily activities and how it supplements and the existing services offered by EOSC (e.g. EOSC Marketplace).
  • Engage SSH research community present at ICTeSSH to collect their input and feedback on the functionality and content of the SSH Open Marketplace, including reflections on the maintenance routines planned to be implemented in the system.
  • Share experiences from using agile and UX best practices in development activities of the SSH Open Marketplace.

Agenda and speakers:

  • Introduction, what are EOSC and SSHOC and what’s in it for you? Connecting to end-user communities @ICTeSSH – Marieke Willems (Trust-IT) & Vasso Kalaitzi (LIBER) – (10 min)
  • What is the SSH Open Marketplace and what is it not? – Laure Barbot (DARIAH) – (10 min)
  • Opening up the domain of SSH services and tools; how can we connect technologies and researchers – Daan Broeder
    (CLARIN) – (10 min)
  • End-users view on the SSH Open Marketplace content – Speakers are selected applicants from call for participation
    of researchers from different SSH subdomains, as indicated in the engagement mechanism below – Moderator: – Matej
    Durco (OEAW-ACDH) – (75 minutes)
    a. An end-user journey on connecting to the SSH Open Marketplace
    b. Content alignment with tools & services already in use and needed in daily life?
    c. Contextualisation: optimising user experience & needs for training
    d. Identification of services & tools not yet referenced in the SSH Open Marketplace
  • Integrating end-user feedback & closing – Matej Durco (OEAW-ACDH) (15 min)
09:00 AM - 11:00 AMDimensions as data source: imagine, create, implement By Cristina HuidiuDigital Science

The Dimensions API has been built to allow institutions and researchers to define their own analysis criteria as well as enhancing their current tools but most importantly, it’s easy to use by beginner data scientists, researchers, librarians and research managers who don’t have team members with technical abilities.

The training will focus on 2 key areas: disambiguating researcher names from outside the organization in CRIS systems and automating reports that focus on the wider impact of research.

The goal of this training is to encourage participants to think of new ways they can understand the reach and impact of their research as well as:

  • Learn the basics of DSL (Dimensions Search Language)
  • Use the Dimensions/ GRID integration
  • Run python scripts (either one of the templates we will be providing or coming up with their own)

Tools used: Google Collab – free environment from Google although participants can choose their environment of choice.

Profile (necessary skills and knowledge) of trainees

No technical skills or prior knowledge of Dimensions or any of the additional tools/ languages necessary. Own laptops needed.

More details about the training can be found at https://ictessh.uns.ac.rs/digital-science

11:00 AM - 11:30 AMCoffee break

Unlimited Fair Chain coffee and tea package including sweet sustainable treats and organic fruits

11:30 AM - 11:45 AMIntegration of national publication databases – towards a high-quality and comprehensive information base on scholarly publications in Europe By Hanna-Mari PuuskaThe Repositories and Databases session

The need for a comprehensive infrastructure for scholarly publication information has been on EU’s agenda for a long time. Also, the European Commission’s open science agenda highlights the necessity of a good information base to follow up open access publishing across Europe. However, an all-inclusive information infrastructure on research publications is still missing. The most widely used commercial databases, Web of Science and Scopus lack coverage especially in SSH fields. Meanwhile, the aggregating harvesters, such as Google Scholar and OpenAIRE, are highly inclusive but their coverage is ‘accidental’ rather than systematic.

During the past 10 years, European countries have invested significantly in national research information infrastructures. Now, at least 20 European countries have a national database for research publication metadata. The strength of these databases lies in their comprehensiveness and quality assurance since they often have a mandatory nature. They are, however, neither yet integrated nor widely used for cross-country comparisons. To this end, a proof of concept of a European publication infrastructure was carried out in the framework of ENRESSH (www.enressh.eu). The ENRESSH-VIRTA-PoC integrated publication data from four countries, the concept being built on the strengths of the Finnish national VIRTA system. This presentation highlights the results from the PoC and outlines future steps towards the integration of national publication databases in Europe.

11:45 AM - 12:00 PMInstant insight: do data visualisation dashboards aid literature searching? By Liam BullinghamThe Repositories and Databases session

Scholarly journal publication rates have risen sharply in recent years, with ‘mega-journals’ publishing over 20,000 articles a year a feature of the information landscape. As such, it has become increasingly difficult for HSS researchers to survey and assess the literature for key findings, theories and arguments. This places pressure on the researcher, who increasingly has less time to read, and leads research librarians to seek solutions on their behalf.

Bibliographic data dashboards are an exciting innovation, promising to address the challenges of this information overload. Through colourful, attractive data visualisations they offer a way to identify trends or key actors in the literature such as authors, institutes or even funders. These visualisations promise an at-a-glance understanding for the HSS researcher, but do they offer genuine insight? There is a lack of evidence that the data dashboard does bring genuine insight to the literature review process, and the HSS researcher may be failed by its visualisations if they cannot be understood, over-simplify nuanced concepts in the literature, or fail to include sufficient content from books and monographs.

This paper reports on a research study to determine whether bibliographic data dashboards provide the HSS researcher genuine insights when searching the literature.

12:00 PM - 12:15 PMChallenges and opportunities of comprehensive bibliographic databases for studies of the social sciences and humanities By Peter AspeslaghThe Repositories and Databases session

National bibliographic databases offer great opportunities for bibliometric research. Connecting multiple national databases provide even more useful instruments.  Although good progress has been made in developing common identifiers (DOI, ORCID, GRID, …), the interoperability between different national databases still faces challenges on several levels.

We illustrate these difficulties by addressing the different questions that appeared during the development of the Academic Book Publishers Register (ABP), which aims to integrate academic publisher lists from national bibliographic databases, in order to have a comprehensive international list of publishers respecting the highest academic standards.

12:15 PM - 12:30 PMSupporting research strategy related to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals with bibliometric data By Zsofia ButtelThe Repositories and Databases session

Institutions around the world use Research Intelligence tools to help answering the most pressing challenges that their researchers and research managers face. SciVal is a ready-to-use solution with unparalleled power and flexibility, that allows you to visualize research performance using metrics, benchmark relative to peer institutions, develop strategic partnerships, identify and analyze new, emerging research trends.

Learn about how SciVal can inform research strategy and how bibliometric data observed in the right context can support the research narrative from a variety of perspectives. As an example, we demonstrate how SciVal can help researchers to analyze the relevant Research Landscape and develop their strategic collaborations related to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

12:30 PM - 12:45 PMArts and Humanities and the others: Why can’t we measure arts and humanities By Zehra Taskin and Guleda DoganThe Repositories and Databases session

The use of numbers (publications and citations) to evaluate research/er performances are very common since ease of use. However, disciplinary differences must be considered to evaluate research/ers accurately. without misjudgments in tenures and incentives. The most different discipline from others in terms of publications and citation patterns is arts and humanities. The main aim of this study is to reveal the main differences between arts & humanities and the other fields by considering publication frequency, citations, internationalization and interdisciplinarity. For this aim, the main statistics for 59,728,700 papers between 1980-2018 (e.g. number of citations, % of documents cited, documents in JIF journals, impact relative to world, industry and international collaborations and number of open-access documents) are gathered from InCites in terms of the 255 Web of Science subject categories. In terms of the number of publications, the papers published in the fields of Health & Life Sciences and Pure Sciences & Engineering are more than four times than the Social Sciences and almost eight times than Arts & Humanities. Similarly, the percentage of cited publications and the number of citations per publication in the Arts and Humanities is considerably lower than the other disciplines. These differences underline the need to evaluate Arts and Humanities separately from the others.

12:45 PM - 01:00 PMSustainable Vocabulary Development for Data Archives: A Model of Cooperative Metadata Management By Suzanne Barbalet and Darren Bell The Repositories and Databases session

The Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA) is composed of 18 countries. Its mission is to “provide a full scale sustainable research infrastructure enabling the research community to conduct high-quality research in the social sciences..”. Critical to this infrastructure are vocabularies which not only support consistent and interoperable metadata but also enable classification, indexing and discovery of research data. This presentation outlines how the UK Data Service and CESSDA collaborated on a standards-based implementation of a new vocabulary management and publishing platform, based on linked data. In particular, we will present a detailed overview of the technical challenges around versioning models and delivering change logs, how to make appropriate choices between SKOS, SKOS-XL and XKOS for multilingual use cases, and how the platform takes account of the needs of different communities, whether expert ontologists, translators or casual thesaurus browsers. We also demonstrate the different machine-readable endpoints and user interfaces that are available to those audiences.

01:00 PM - 01:45 PMLunch
Lunch is included in conference fee. Warm vegetarian lunch with seasonal products.
01:45 AM - 02:30 AMOpen Research Data sharing and use by means of infrastructural and institutional arrangements By Anneke ZuiderwijkKeynote speaker

Fully exploiting the opportunities of open research data requires researchers to openly share their data and to use the research data that others have openly shared. Despite existing policies that oblige data sharing (e.g. of scientific funding agencies, the European Commission and universities) researchers are often reluctant to share and use open research data. Previous research already shows that researchers may have very good reasons for not sharing research data openly and for not using open research data, for example because of the fear of not receiving credit for openly sharing research data, because of a lack of skills in open data use or because of technical issues. The majority of obstacles for ORD sharing and use cannot be mitigated completely. Nevertheless, the negative impact of many challenges can be reduced with the right infrastructural and institutional arrangements, as suggested by previous research. This raises the question which infrastructural and institutional arrangements may work in which context, since research disciplines all have their own specific characteristics. In my talk I will discuss various examples of infrastructural and institutional arrangements, derived from my extensive research in open data and open science, and I will explain how they affect research data sharing and use. I will discuss both arrangements that have already been applied in various research disciplines, as well as novel, promising and questionable arrangements for the disciplines of social sciences and humanities. I will highlight questions that still remain to be solved.

02:30 PM - 03:15 PMFrom papers to knowledge: Representing scientific contributions in the Open Research Knowledge Graph By Sören AuerKeynote speaker

Despite an improved digital access to scientific publications in the last decades, the fundamental principles of scholarly communication remain unchanged and continue to be largely document-based. The document-oriented workflows in science have reached the limits of adequacy as highlighted by recent discussions on the increasing proliferation of scientific literature, the deficiency of peer-review and the reproducibility crisis. We need to represent, analyse, augment and exploit scholarly communication in a knowledge-based way by expressing and linking scientific contributions and related artefacts through semantically rich, interlinked knowledge graphs. This should be based on deep semantic representation of scientific contributions, their manual, crowd-sourced and automatic augmentation and finally the intuitive exploration and interaction employing question answering on the resulting scientific knowledge base. We need to synergistically combine automated extraction and augmentation techniques, with large-scale collaboration. As a result, knowledge-based information flows can facilitate completely new ways of search and exploration. In this talk we will present first steps in this direction and present some use cases in the context of our Open Research Knowledge Graph initiative and the ERC ScienceGRAPH project.

03:15 PM - 03:45 PMCoffee break

Unlimited Fair Chain coffee and tea package including sweet sustainable treats and organic fruits

03:45 PM - 04:45 PMSponsors’ session By Sponsors delegates

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04:45 PM - 05:00 PMICT products’ quiz By all attendeesDragan Ivanovic

Propositions of the quiz will be stated here before the conference. Value of the winner prize will be 500 euros.

08:00 PM - 10:00 PMGala dinner

The exact location of the dinner will be announced before the conference.

  • Impact Hub Amsterdam
09:00 AM - 09:15 AMExploring doctoral scholars performing research with tools and their digital literacy skills in Africa: case study of CODESRIA doctoral Mentees By Samuel Oladunjoye OdeyemiThe Digital Tools and Infrastructures session

This paper present how African doctoral scholars in Social Sciences and Humanities are performing research with tools as well as their digital literacy skill. The study was conducted among 90 CODESRIA’s mentees to explore the use of digital research tools in carrying out their research engagements in the ICT-driven era. The approach was pragmatic and the design focused on critical study that describe, explore and analyse on the subject of performing research with ICT tools and digital literacy skills. Questions were asked on the level of use, perceived effectiveness of the technologies and perceived constraints through checklist to gauge the digital literacy skills of participants. The use of digital research tools with variety of information sources and resources in studies and research are not new to scholars. Scholars possesses the ability to manipulate and use technologies with confidence as they believed such are critical to their academic success. However, the adoption and use of ICTs among doctoral scholars have been embraced to an extent in collaboration and doing research in Africa. The knowledge and skills to search for and ethically use information effectively are in the average by the scholars.

09:15 AM - 09:30 AMTRIPLE project: building a discovery platform to enhance collaboration By Emilie BlotièreThe Digital Tools and Infrastructures session

SSH research is divided across a wide array of disciplines, sub-disciplines, and languages. While this specialisation makes it possible to investigate the extensive variety of SSH topics, it also leads to a fragmentation that prevents SSH research from reaching its full potential. Use and reuse of SSH research is suboptimal, interdisciplinary collaboration possibilities are often missed partially because of missing standards and referential keys between disciplines. By the way the reuse of data may paradoxically complicate a relevant sorting and a trust relationship. As a result, societal, economic and academic impacts are limited. Conceptually, there is a wealth of transdisciplinary collaborations, but in practice there is a need to help SSH researchers and research institutions to connect them and support them, to prepare the research data for these overarching approaches and to make them findable and usable. The TRIPLE (Targeting Researchers through Innovative Practices and Linked Exploration) project is a practical answer to the above issues, as it aims at designing and developing the European discovery platform dedicated to SSH resources. Funded under the European Commission program INFRAEOSC-02-2019 “Prototyping new innovative services”, thanks to a consortium of 18 partners, TRIPLE will develop a full multilingual and multicultural solution for the discovery and the reuse of SSH resources. The project started in October 2019 for a duration of 42 months thanks to European funding of 5.6 million €.

09:30 AM - 09:45 AMCreating a learner corpus infrastructure: Experiences from making language learner data available By Alexander KönigThe Digital Tools and Infrastructures session

We present a learner corpus infrastructure project that aims at increasing the value of existing research data by setting up a fruitful environment for learner corpus research that goes beyond the scope of individual projects allowing for the continued exploitation, maintenance, dissemination and preservation of previously collected corpora of spoken or written language produced by language learners or native speakers who are objects to language assessment. Aspects discussed regard especially the long-term preservation and publication of the corpus data in a research data repository, making it available to the greater academic public while trying to follow the FAIR Guidelines for Data Stewardship (Wilkinson 2016). While the Findability principle was mostly covered by our decision to make the data available through a research data repository integrated into the CLARIN infrastructure, in our presentation we will also discuss issues regarding Accessibility, Interoperability and Reusability that arise from the nature of this particular data type. In particular, we will address aspects like choosing and setting up a research data repository, choosing and providing data formats, versioning and data provenance and licensing.

09:45 AM - 10:00 AMGoverning games: Adaptive game selection in Math Garden By Matthieu BrinkhuisThe Digital Tools and Infrastructures session

Utilizing online digital educational content has become the norm when teaching young students. A variety of adaptive educational practice systems is readily available and allows students to practice various domains, on a preferred difficulty and pace. However, due to the intensification of the teaching profession and the possibilities of practicing from home, students might be left unsupervised, and as a result do not practice domains that are most important. This study proposes a solution to govern these students, i.e., provide computerized data driven supervision that guides students in practicing domains most important with no intervention of a teacher.

 Through an experiment involving 13 578 participants, a new governing method was tested and found to have positive effects on both engagement and ability, with almost no changes to the visual interface needed. Governing seems a promising technique in general, and was effectively tested and introduced in Math Garden. 

10:00 AM - 10:15 AMSocial Media Mapping as Digital Infrastructure for Disaster Prevention and Reduction By Kayoko YamamotoThe Digital Tools and Infrastructures session

As the digital infrastructures are toughened in the effective measures for disaster prevention and reduction, the importance of ICT and internet environment is widely recognized especially in recent Japan. At the time of the Heavy Rain Disaster in western Japan in July, 2018, it was possible to gather and accumulate various disaster information using the function of social media mapping included in our spatiotemporal information system. Taking up the above social media mapping, the present study described the issues related to the development and utilization of digital infrastructures as one of the measures for disaster prevention and reduction.

It is possible to rescue and support victims, and cause excessive information and confusion, due to the close relationship between the real and virtual space. Additionally, it is essential to effectively utilize the information included in the virtual space at the time of disaster. Specifically, it is an important issue to make use of the information in social media for rescue in the real space. Furthermore, it is essential to take the measures for the people vulnerable to disaster who require the disaster information most. For this, it is necessary to prepare a variety of ICT in addition to oral communication.

10:15 AM - 10:30 AMDigitising tabular data at scale – an evaluation of current technologies using Australian census records By Jannet McDougallThe Digital Tools and Infrastructures session

The expansion of computer-automated and assisted tools for the capture, processing and dissemination of research data are increasing opportunities for the large-scale analysis of volumes of historical content in the social sciences and humanities.

There is sufficient evidence that OCR and image processing technologies have developed to the point that they might be able to complement or replace crowdsourcing and other manual transcription methods for the generation of machine-actionable content from printed materials and digitised images.  However the use of these tools has tended towards applications applied to unstructured content, such as written texts and images, rather than structured content such as tabular data from censuses.  The reasons for this would appear to be related to the nature of the data at hand – for tabular content, many of the semantics of the data are embedded in the structure of the tables as much as in the written text within the tables.

This paper seeks to evaluate the current state of play, as part of a pilot project assessing the viability of digitising and semantically extracting some of the census tabulations of the Australian historical censuses – providing new and exciting research opportunities based on open, semantically rich tabular content. 

10:30 AM - 10:45 AMMedia Analytics: A Resource to Research Language Usage by Major News Outlets By David RozadoThe Digital Tools and Infrastructures session

The Media Analytics website allows the exploration of temporal dynamics in word frequency usage and latent association between word sets in a corpora of popular news media articles from the Anglosphere such as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post or the Guardian. The usage of word frequencies and latent associations to study cultural phenomena allows the tracking of historical events as well as shifting societal trends as reflected by how words are used in the corpus. The online tool is made available for interested researchers to do their own analysis of chronological word frequency usage and associations in popular news media outlets.

System Approach for Digital History
10:45 AM - 11:00 AMSystem Approach for Digital History By Nikolay BystritskiyThe Digital Tools and Infrastructures session

A short abstract will be here

11:00 AM - 11:30 AMCoffee break

Unlimited Fair Chain coffee and tea package including sweet sustainable treats and organic fruits

11:30 AM - 12:15 PMVisual exploration of scientific literature using VOSviewer and CitNetExplorer By Nees Jan van EckKeynote speaker

It is essential for researchers to have an up-to-date understanding of the literature in their research field. However, keeping up with all relevant literature is highly time consuming. Bibliometric visualizations can support this task. These visualizations provide intuitive overviews of the literature in a research field, enabling researchers to obtain a better understanding of the structure and development of a field and to get an impression of the most significant contributions made in the field.

In this talk, I will give an introduction to two software tools for bibliometric visualization: VOSviewer (www.vosviewer.com) and CitNetExplorer (www.citnetexplorer.nl). VOSviewer is a popular tool for visualizing bibliometric networks of publications, authors, journals, and keywords. CitNetExplorer is a tool for the visualization and analysis of citation networks of scientific publications. I will pay special attention to applications of VOSviewer and CitNetExplorer in the social sciences and humanities, focusing in particular on the use of advanced text mining, network analysis, and visualization techniques for analyzing large amounts of textual data.

12:15 PM - 01:00 PMPanel – Usage of ICT tools in SSHDragan Ivanovic

Discussion about usage of ICT tools in SSH. The list of panelists:

Daniela Duca, SAGE Ocean Daniela Duca works in the innovation team at SAGE Publishing. She explores how new technologies are changing the way social scientists are doing research, while incubating or finding and promoting software tools in this space. In her latest whitepaper, she reviewed more than 400 software tools, packages and apps used by social scientists, who develops and funds them, what makes them successful, and what is the future of technologies for social science. She has experience in program and product management, financial technology, and research data. She holds degrees in biochemistry, economics, development studies, as well as a PhD in innovation management.
Miloš Jovanović Dr. Miloš Jovanović is currently the head of unit of the group “Tools and Methods” at the Fraunhofer Institute for Technological Trend Analysis INT in Euskirchen, Germany. His group works on developing and scanning for new IT-tools and methods that can be employed for the scientific work at their institute. His research focuses on bibliometrics, patentometrics, and recently altmetrics and the visualization of data. He also worked in FP7 and H2020 projects for the EU-Commission as project coordinator and work package leader. He studied modern history, politics, media science and information science at the Heinrich-Heine-University in Düsseldorf and finished his PhD working on a scientometric method to classify technologies into basic or applied science.
01:00 PM - 01:00 PMClosing ceremonyDragan Ivanovic
01:00 AM - 01:00 AMLunch

Lunch is included in the conference fee. It will be served as lunch box on the last conference day after closing ceremony.

01:30 PM - 03:00 PMAmsterdam canal boat tour

The exact start location will be announced on the conference