Webometrics workshop 22-23 January, 2009 in Wolverhampton, UK
Hosted by the Statistical Cybermetrics Research Group
This Webometrics workshop is aimed at existing researchers working in the area of Webometrics (gathering and analysing data from the web on a large scale) and social scientists wishing to find out about webometrics.
Participants will receive training in the use of Webometric methods in social science research as well as hearing presentations on Webometrics topics and having the opportunity to share their own research (not necessarily webometrics) and to meet other researchers. The cost is free
but participants will be expected to make their own accommodation arrangements, for example asking for the university discount in the local Britannia Hotel http://www.britanniahotels.com/hotel_home.asp?Page=123, which is in the city centre and 5 minutes from the train station and
University. Participants will receive a free draft copy of a new introductory book on webometrics.
All are welcome but please email m.thelwall
Thursday 22 January.
11.30 Welcome and coffee
12.00 Lunch at local café
2pm-5pm Open forum each attendee has up to 15 minutes to give a formal
or informal presentation of their research, with 15 minutes for questions.
7-9pm Dinner at a world-class Wolverhampton curry house
Friday 23 January
9.30-10.30 Presentation by Mike Thelwall, University of Wolverhampton -
Introduction to webometrics methods
10.30-12.00 Computer workshop practical training sessions with the LexiURL
Searcher and SocSciBot 4 software
12-2pm Lunch at local café
2-3pm Webometric vs. bibliometric profiles of oceanographic research
institutes by Tina Ruschenburg, Universität Bielefeld
Immediately following the workshop there will also be an opportunity to attend a lecture relevant to information science: "Bradfordizing, Relevance and Information Retrieval" by Phlipp Mayr, GESIS-IZ Social Science Information Centre, Bonn, 3.30-4.30pm