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    • Scientific Research
      A personal view
      Francisco Restivo
      2010-10-25
    • Summary
      Introduction
      Scientific research
      Research evaluation
      Ph.D. work
      Lifelong concerns
      Conclusions
      2
    • Introduction
      Lic. FEUP 1970 (6 years degree)
      D.Phil. Sussex 1981
      Assoc. Prof. FEUP 1988
      Aggreg. FEUP 1998
      Retired 2010
      3
    • R & TD
      CEEUP member 1971
      BioSistemas project (private) 1982
      CIM Centre of Porto founder 1992
      IDIT 2000
      LIACC 2008
      4
    • Research interests
      Digital signal processing
      Multiprocessor systems
      Decentralized decision making
      Multi-agent systems
      Bio-inspired systems
      Social network analysis
      Complex systems
      5
    • Scientific research
      Search for new knowledge
      Scientific method
      collection of data through observation and experimentation
      formulation and testing of hypotheses
      Publication of results
      6
    • Search for knowledge
      Driven by a real motivation
      Curiosity
      Challenge
      In a certain topic
      Not just a professional requirement
      7
    • Scientific method
      Hypothesis
      Thesis
      Demonstration
      Ethics
      8
    • Publication of results
      Reports
      Conferences
      Journals
      Book chapters
      Books
      9
    • Outline of a publication
      Abstract
      Introduction
      Methodology
      Results
      Discussion
      Conclusion
      References
      10
    • The magic words
      Indexations
      Citations
      Impact factors
      Rankings
      Management skills
      Communication skills
      Marketing skills
      11
    • Indexes
      There are a few
      ISI
      Scopus
      DBLP
      Commercial interests
      Difficult to find one for all scientific areas
      12
    • ISI Web of Knowledge
      13
    • ResearcherID, by Thomson Reuters
      14
    • Scopus, by ELSEVIER
      15
    • DBLP
      16
    • IEEE Xplore
      17
    • Piled Higher & Deeper
      18
    • Citations
      Be cited!
      Not self-citations
      Not reciprocal citations…
      Social network analysis is used
      19
    • Harzing’s Publish or Perish
      20
    • Author impact analysis
      21
    • Harzing’s citation metrics
      22
    • Impact factors
      Journals
      Conferences
      23
    • ISI Journal Citation Reports
      24
    • 25
      ComputerScienceConference Rankings (Universityof Alberta)
    • 26
      ERA - Excellence in Research for Australia
    • University rankings
      There are a few
      Commercial interests
      Times Higher Education (ISI)
      ARWU – Academic Ranking of World Universities (Shanghai)
      27
    • THE World University Rankings
      28
    • Top European Universities 2010
      29
    • ARWU Shanghai
      30
    • Top 500
      31
    • Research evaluation
      Fullpicture
      Intensityandquality
      32
    • ARNETMiner
      33
    • Brain development
      34
    • Research funding
      Government vs Industry
      National vs European
      Data sources
      OECD
      CORDIS
      35
    • Research directions
      Think ahead!
      FP7 ICT workprogramme challenges
      pervasive and trusted network and service infrastructures
      cognitive systems and robotics
      alternative paths to components and systems
      technologies for digital content and languages
      36
    • Ph.D. work
      Very important commitment
      Not a lot of time
      Workplan
      Conferences
      Publications
      37
    • Research supervisor
      Not a single model
      Trust is absolutely essential
      Co-authorship
      38
    • Lifelong concerns
      Not a researchproject for life
      Narrowanddeep, to be a specialist
      Connections
      Networks
      Networksofexcellence
      39
    • Conclusions
      Startof a long, longroad
      Fullofsurprisesandofjoy
      Nevergiveup
      Alwayslook for quality
      Minds are likeparachutes: theydon’tworkunlessthey are open
      Goodluck!
      40
    • Thank you!
      See here what I’m doing
      Questions?
      41