Metrics 2011

Symposium on Informetric and Scientometric Research
New Orleans, Louisiana
October 12, 2011: 8:30a.m. - 5p.m.

The newly formed ASIS&T Special Interest Group for Metrics (SIG/MET) will host a workshop on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 following the ASIS&T Annual Meeting in New Orleans. This workshop will provide an opportunity for presentations and in-depth conversations on metric-related issues, including the latest theories, approaches, applications, innovations, and tools. Submissions in any area of informetric or scientometric research were accepted for review.

SIG/MET is the Special Interest Group for the measurement of information production and use. It encourages the development and networking of all those interested in the measurement of information. It encompasses not only bibliometrics, scientometrics and informetrics, but also measurement of the Web and the Internet, applications running on these platforms, and metrics related to network analysis, visualization, scholarly communication and the design and operation of Information Retrieval systems. For more information on SIG/MET, please see our website at


Time Event

Registration and poster viewing

Dalton Martins and Sueli MaraAnalyzing the effect of the arrival of new users in a social network

Ulrich HouzanmeWho are the most influential researchers in Library and Information Science in Africa? An informetrics and evaluative investigation of African LIS researchers' output in main-stream citation sources

Soohyung Joo and Margaret E.I. KippMining social tags to explore the Semantic Web of health information resources

Jason Priem, Kaitlin Costello and Tyler DzubaFirst-year graduate students just wasting time? Prevalence and use of Twitter among scholars

Citation analysis session

Katherine McCainCore journals and persistent research themes in health informatics 2005-2011

Stasa MilojevicCitation practices in the field of Library and Information Science

Bei Wen, Edwin Horlings, Marielle van der Zouwen, Peter van den Besselaar and Wim Van VierssenMapping science through bibliometric triangulation: An experimental approach applied to water research [winner of the student paper contest]


Author analysis session

Kun Lu and Dietmar WolframMeasuring Author Relatedness

Dangzhi Zhao and Andreas StrotmannAuthor selection in author bibliographic coupling analysis

Chaoqun Ni and Cassidy SugimotoResearch diversity and intensity

Lunch break
Lunch will be "on your own", but we encourage members to eat with other workshop participants to continue the SIG/MET conversation!

Tagging and social media session

Judit Bar-IlanArticles tagged by 'bibliometrics' on Mendeley and CiteULike

Jason Priem, Heather A. Piwowar, and Bradley HemmingerAltmetrics in the wild: An exploratory study of impact metrics based on social media

International issues session

Ryan ZelnioMetrics for the evaluation of the impact of international scientific collaboration on countries

Hajar SotudehHow sustainable a scientifically developing country could be in its specialties? The case of Iran's publications in SCI in the 21st century compared to the 1980s

Hamid DarvishAssessing the diffusion of nanotechnology in Turkey: A social network analysis approach

Roundtable discussion for all participants and closing remarks


Original Call for Abstracts

Submissions should be in the form of extended abstracts, not to exceed 1000 words (excluding references, tables, and figures). A structured abstract is preferred, but not required. Two types of submissions will be accepted: posters and presentations. Please indicate the type of submission in bold at the beginning of your submission. The requirements for both formats are the same. Each submission will be reviewed by experts in the field and brief feedback given in narrative format.

Submit in .pdf or .doc to

Important Dates:

Submissions due: August 15, 2011
Notifications: September 7, 2011 (or before the ASIS&T AM early registration deadline)
Workshop: October 12, 2011

Registration Fees:

Tiered pricing is available, based on membership in ASIS&T/ISSI, student status, and presenter status. Registration will include wifi, two refreshments and lunch. A preliminary schedule is provided below.


ASIS&T/ISSI member
($115 after 9/4)
($125 after 9/4)

($140 after 9/4)
($150 after 9/4)

With questions, please contact:
Cassidy R. Sugimoto
Programming Officer, SIG/MET
cassidysugimoto [ at ] gmail [ dot ] com