Our publication about “Visualizing Collaborations and Online Social Interactions at Scientific Conferences for Scholarly Networking” at this year World Wide Web Conference is now online available.
The various ways of interacting with social media, web collaboration tools, co-authorship and citation networks for scientific and research purposes remain distinct. In this paper, we propose a solution to align such information. We particularly developed an exploratory visualization of research networks. The result is a scholar centered, multi-perspective view of conferences and people based on their collaborations and online interactions. We measured the relevance and user acceptance of this type of interactive visualization. Preliminary results indicate a high precision both for recognized people and conferences. The majority in a group of test-users responded positively to a set of statements about the acceptance.
Reference: De Vocht, L.; Selver, S.; Anastasia, D.; Verborgh, R. .; Mannens, E.; Ebner, M.; Van de Walle, R. (2015) Visualizing Collaborations and Online Social Interactions at Scientific Conferences for Scholarly Networking. – in: WWW 2015 Companion (2015), pp. 1053 – 1054, International World Wide Web Conference