ICTeSSH Program

  • 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.

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

Here will be a short abstract

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

Here will be a short abstract

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

Here will be a short abstract

What flowers can bloom in a green open access landscape? Imagining a future with BitViews
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

Here will be short abstract

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

Integration of national publication databases – towards a high-quality and comprehensive information base on scholarly publications in Europe
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

Here will be a short abstract

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

A short abstract will be here

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

A short abstract will be here

Supporting research strategy related to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals with bibliometric data
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

A short abstract will be here

Arts and Humanities and the others: Why can’t we measure arts and humanities
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

A short abstract will be here

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

A short abstract will be here

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

Each sponsor will have a time slot for presentation of its products and platforms.

03:45Elsevier
04:05 Odissei data
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
Exploring doctoral scholars performing research with tools and their digital literacy skills in Africa: case study of CODESRIA doctoral Mentees
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

A short abstract will be here

TRIPLE project: building a discovery platform to enhance collaboration
09:15 AM - 09:30 AMTRIPLE project: building a discovery platform to enhance collaboration By Emilie Blotiere et al.The Digital Tools and Infrastructures session

A short abstract will be here

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

A short abstract will be here

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

A short abstract will be here

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.

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

A short abstract will be here

Media Analytics: A Resource to Research Language Usage by Major News Outlets
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

A short abstract will be here

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

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