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[publication] Visualizing Collaborations and Online Social Interactions at Scientific Conferences for Scholarly Networking

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.
Abstract:

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.

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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

[publication] Aligning Web Collaboration Toolswith Research Data for Scholars

Our publication at this year first workshop on Big Scholarly Data (BigScholar) at the 23rd International World Wide Web Conference (WWW) about „Aligning Web Collaboration Toolswith Research Data for Scholars“ is now online available as draft.
Abstract:

Resources for research are not always easy to explore, andrarely come with strong support for identifying, linking andselecting those that can be of interest to scholars. In thiswork we introduce a model that uses state-of-the-art seman-tic technologies to interlink structured research data anddata from Web collaboration tools, social media and LinkedOpen Data. We use this model to build a platform thatconnects scholars, using their profiles as a starting point toexplore novel and relevant content for their research. Schol-ars can easily adapt to evolving trends by synchronizing newsocial media accounts or collaboration tools and integratethen with new datasets. We evaluate our approach by ascenario of personalized exploration of research repositorieswhere we analyze real world scholar profiles and comparethem to a reference profile.

Reference: De Vocht, L., Softic, S., Mannes, E., Ebner, M., Van de Walle, R. (2014) Aligning Web Collaboration Tools with Research Data for Scholars, In: Proceedings of the first workshop on Big Scholarly Data (BigScholar), 23rd International World Wide Web Conference (WWW), Seoul, p. 1203 – 1210

[L3T] Die Geschichte des WWW – ein persönlicher Bericht von Prof. Maurer

Prof. Dr. Hermann Maurer, Emeritus der TU Graz. Hermann Maurers Beitrag ist nicht der klassische Lehrbuchtext. Als “E-Learning-Dinosaurier” (so bezeichnet er sich selbst), kann er nämlich aus erster Hand berichten, wie das alles bei der Erfindung und Entwicklung des WWW von statten ging. Im Video klingt der er überhaupt nicht ausgestorben, sondern quicklebendig, wenn er sich darüber ärgert, dass die Mitstreiter von Tim Berners-Lee in Vergessenheit geraten sind. Hier ein Interview, das ich während der heißen 7 Tage im Grazer L3T-Camp mit ihm geführt hat:

Auch sein Lehrbuchbeitrag weicht im Stil deutlich von anderen ab, dafür gibt’s aber auch selten die Möglichkeit, einen Beitrag dieser Art zu erhalten!

Zitation: Hermann Maurer (2013). Die Geschichte des WWW. Persönlicher Bericht aus europäischer Perspektive. In: Martin Ebner & Sandra Schön (Hrsg.), Lehrbuch für Lernen und Lehren mit Technologien (L3T). URL: https://l3t.eu/homepage/das-buch/ebook-2013/kapitel/o/id/103/name/die-geschichte-des-www

[video] Tim Berners-Lee’s keynote speech

Was gibt es Interessanteres als einen der Väter des Internets zuzuhören über seine Gedanken was das Web angeht – also „Tim Berners-Lee’s keynote speech at ‚Web at 20‘ event – Digital Revolution – BBC Two“:

(via Tony Hirst)

[video] World Wide Web in Plain English

Commoncraft hat ein weiteres Video erstellt. Das Thema ist das World Wide Web: