IEEE Scholarly Big Data: Discovery and Collaboration 2014

Full-Day Workshop at IEEE BigData 2014, 27 October 2014, Washington DC, USA

Call For Papers

Call For Papers

The workshop aims at bringing together researchers with diverse interdisciplinary backgrounds interested in scholarly big data. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Access and Analytical tools for studying scholarly discovery and collaboration.
  • - New approaches to measuring the impact of research funding and publications as well as the impact of researchers in a particular fields of study.
  • - Searching and mining the Web, large digital libraries, repositories for scholarly publications and patents and linking to other data sources.
  • - Novel data search and mining tools for studying scholarly collaboration using big data, including big graph mining frameworks such as GraphX, etc.
  • - Data infrastructure that supports scalable computation, e.g., document indexing with Hadoop and MapReduce
  • - Algorithms for accessing, extracting and recommending scholar articles, experts and findings
  • Online platforms for scholarly discovery and collaboration.
  • - Presenting open-access, novel datasets that can be linked to entities, and can help researchers develop novel technologies for analyzing scientific publications.
  • - The types of collaborations scholars engage in using online and social platforms
  • - Support for scholarly discovery and collaboration
  • Data curation and management for scholarly discovery and collaboration.
  • - Data curation/management
  • - Existing practices for managing research data
  • - Research reproducibility and data sharing policy
  • Integration of all aspects of scholarly discovery and collaboration
  • - Design of next generation collaboration platforms
  • - Information professionals’ role in engaging in online scholarly collaboration.
  • - Community acceptance and evaluation of activities in online scholarly collaboration
  • - Privacy and security issues in online scholarly collaboration

Importnt Dates

September 5, 2014: Due date for full workshop papers

September 22, 2014: Notification of paper acceptance to authors

October 5, 2014: Camera-ready of accepted papers

October 27, 2014: Workshop


Position papers are expected to be no longer than 4 pages and include: an introduction describing the problem area or opportunities around specific issues, the reflection on the state of the art with relevant references, the description of the proposed or evaluated approach, and the discussion of the demonstrated or anticipated impact. Submitted papers will be peer-reviewed. The acceptance will be based on the paper's relevance to the workshop and the novelty and the impact of the presented ideas or results. The authors of accepted papers will be invited to present their ideas by giving short talks. Accepted papers will be part of the workshop proceedings, indexed in the IEEE digital library.

Papers should be no longer than 4 pages long in the IEEE 2-column format.
LaTeX templates ; Word templates
Submissions should be anonymized and submitted in pdf format by emailing Daqing He ( no later than 11:59pm (time) on September 5, 2014.



If you have got any questions related to submissions, in touch with us using the contact information bellow.


Daqing He
School of Information Sciences
University of Pittsburgh

Christina Lioma
Department of Computer Science
University of Copenhagen

Workshop Organizers

Cornelia Caragea, University of North Texas, USA
Ingemar J. Cox, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Sujatha Das G. Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR, Singapore
C. Lee Giles, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Daqing He, University of Pittsburgh, USA,
Madian Khabsa, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Yu-Ru Lin, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Christina Lioma, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Natasa Milic-Frayling, Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK