Snowflake Effect
  for research

 or: ... I need help!

             erik duval
      K.U.Leuven & ARIADNE
 http://www.cs....
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http://www.flags.net/

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http://www.slideshare.net/erik.duval
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the essence


• abundance snowflake effect
• metrics and transparency


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abundance in music
abundance in music
abundance in music
abundance in music
abundance in music
abundance in music
abundance in music
abundance in music
abundance in music
abundance in music
                     ?
food abundance in music
                          ?
travel
content
media
...
snowflake in music...




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snowflake in music...




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snowflake in music...




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snowflake in music...




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snowflake in music...




     nice bootstrapping, too!
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snowflake in music...




     nice bootstrapping, too!
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snowflake in music...




     nice bootstrapping, too!
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snowflake in music...




     nice bootstrapping, too!
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abundance in science




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abundance in science
“there is too much to read”




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abundance in science
“there is too much to read”
• Paul Otlet (1868-1944)
• Universal Decimal Classification
• Mundaneum   ...
abundance in science
“there is too much to read”
• Paul Otlet (1868-1944)
• Universal Decimal Classification
• Mundaneum   ...
abundance in science
“there is too much to read”
• Paul Otlet (1868-1944)
• Universal Decimal Classification
• Mundaneum   ...
snowflake in science



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snowflake in science



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http://portal.acm.org/
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http://portal.acm.org/
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http://portal.acm.org/
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RSS?
       http://portal.acm.org/
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google scholar




           http://scholar.google.com
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google scholar

  RSS?

           http://scholar.google.com
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google scholar

  RSS?
Quality?
           http://scholar.google.com
      11
why can i get
    music on my ipod
    or information about who blogs me
without having to search for it
...
and i can’t g...
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Is this all we can do!?


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the essence


•abundance      snowflake effect

• metrics and transparency


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you are what you
     measure...

you can’t manage what
 you don’t measure...
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An aside...
     16
EC-TEL

   17-20 September

An aside...
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17   http://eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/14418/
17   http://eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/14418/
17   http://eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/14418/
scientometrics?
       17   http://eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/14418/
metrics?

• well known?           • what?
• nr of papers?         • do?
• citations?            • you?
• collaborators?   ...
papers @ CW
3.000



2.250



1.500




                 38%        35%
 750

        100%
   0

        google   citeseer...
papers: citeseer / google
                                                                                                ...
papers: web of science/google
                                                                                            ...
papers: both
                                                                                               Chart 8
1,00

...
citations: citeseer / google
                                                                                             ...
citations: wos/google                                           Chart 13




                                             ...
citations: both
                                                                                               Chart 14
,0...
a bit more advanced...
• h index: h papers with at least h citations
• g index: g papers with at least g citations togethe...
not all metrics equal...




http://www.harzing.com/pop.htm
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not all data equal...




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If computer science
is so problematic,
then how about
the faculty,
the group,
the university,
academia ?!
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the essence (again...)


• abundance snowflake effect
• metrics and transparency


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conclusion

opportunity for
  discussion,
   research
 & business !

      31
Questions?
http://ariadne.cs.kuleuven.ac.be/wordpress/eduval/
         http://www.cs.kuleuven.be/~erikd




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  1. 1. Snowflake Effect for research or: ... I need help! erik duval K.U.Leuven & ARIADNE http://www.cs.kuleuven.be/~erikd 1
  2. 2. ? http://www.flags.net/ 2
  3. 3. 3
  4. 4. http://www.slideshare.net/erik.duval 4
  5. 5. the essence • abundance snowflake effect • metrics and transparency 5
  6. 6. abundance in music
  7. 7. abundance in music
  8. 8. abundance in music
  9. 9. abundance in music
  10. 10. abundance in music
  11. 11. abundance in music
  12. 12. abundance in music
  13. 13. abundance in music
  14. 14. abundance in music
  15. 15. abundance in music ?
  16. 16. food abundance in music ? travel content media ...
  17. 17. snowflake in music... 7
  18. 18. snowflake in music... 7
  19. 19. snowflake in music... 7
  20. 20. snowflake in music... 7
  21. 21. snowflake in music... nice bootstrapping, too! 7
  22. 22. snowflake in music... nice bootstrapping, too! 7
  23. 23. snowflake in music... nice bootstrapping, too! 7
  24. 24. snowflake in music... nice bootstrapping, too! 7
  25. 25. abundance in science 8
  26. 26. abundance in science “there is too much to read” 8
  27. 27. abundance in science “there is too much to read” • Paul Otlet (1868-1944) • Universal Decimal Classification • Mundaneum http://www.mundaneum.be/ 8
  28. 28. abundance in science “there is too much to read” • Paul Otlet (1868-1944) • Universal Decimal Classification • Mundaneum http://www.mundaneum.be/ Vannevar Bush (1890-1974): memex 8
  29. 29. abundance in science “there is too much to read” • Paul Otlet (1868-1944) • Universal Decimal Classification • Mundaneum http://www.mundaneum.be/ Vannevar Bush (1890-1974): memex Jim Gray (missing...) • unlocking peer-reviewed literature • PubMed for other sciences 8
  30. 30. snowflake in science 9
  31. 31. snowflake in science 9
  32. 32. http://portal.acm.org/ 10
  33. 33. http://portal.acm.org/ 10
  34. 34. http://portal.acm.org/ 10
  35. 35. RSS? http://portal.acm.org/ 10
  36. 36. google scholar http://scholar.google.com 11
  37. 37. google scholar RSS? http://scholar.google.com 11
  38. 38. google scholar RSS? Quality? http://scholar.google.com 11
  39. 39. why can i get music on my ipod or information about who blogs me without having to search for it ... and i can’t get citations of my work as easily?! 12
  40. 40. 13
  41. 41. Is this all we can do!? 13
  42. 42. the essence •abundance snowflake effect • metrics and transparency 14
  43. 43. you are what you measure... you can’t manage what you don’t measure... 15
  44. 44. An aside... 16
  45. 45. EC-TEL 17-20 September An aside... 16
  46. 46. 17 http://eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/14418/
  47. 47. 17 http://eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/14418/
  48. 48. 17 http://eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/14418/
  49. 49. scientometrics? 17 http://eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/14418/
  50. 50. metrics? • well known? • what? • nr of papers? • do? • citations? • you? • collaborators? • suggest? • where (IF)? • some? • citation tree? • more? 18
  51. 51. papers @ CW 3.000 2.250 1.500 38% 35% 750 100% 0 google citeseer wos 19
  52. 52. papers: citeseer / google Chart 3 0 86% 5 0 3% 5 0 Untitled 1 Untitled 3 Untitled 5 Untitled 7 Untitled 9 Untitled 11 Untitled 13 Untitled 15 Untitled 17 Untitled 19 Untitled 21 Untitled 23 Untitled 25 Untitled 27 Untitled 29 Untitled 31 20
  53. 53. papers: web of science/google Chart 9 1,00 100% 0,75 0,50 2% 0,25 0 Untitled 1 Untitled 3 Untitled 5 Untitled 7 Untitled 9 Untitled 11 Untitled 13 Untitled 15 Untitled 17 Untitled 19 Untitled 21 Untitled 23 Untitled 25 Untitled 27 Untitled 29 Untitled 31 21
  54. 54. papers: both Chart 8 1,00 0,75 0,50 0,25 0 Untitled 1 Untitled 3 Untitled 5 Untitled 7 Untitled 9 Untitled 11 Untitled 13 Untitled 15 Untitled 17 Untitled 19 Untitled 21 Untitled 23 Untitled 25 Untitled 27 Untitled 29 Untitled 31 22
  55. 55. citations: citeseer / google Chart 10 0,20 17% 0,15 0,10 0.37% 0,05 0 Untitled 1 Untitled 3 Untitled 5 Untitled 7 Untitled 9 Untitled 11 Untitled 13 Untitled 15 Untitled 17 Untitled 19 Untitled 21 Untitled 23 Untitled 25 Untitled 27 Untitled 29 Untitled 31 23
  56. 56. citations: wos/google Chart 13 100% 0.74% Untitled 1 Untitled 3 Untitled 5 Untitled 7 Untitled 9 Untitled 11 Untitled 13 Untitled 15 Untitled 17 Untitled 19 Untitled 21 Untitled 23 Untitled 25 Untitled 27 Untitled 29 Untitled 31 24
  57. 57. citations: both Chart 14 ,00 ,75 ,50 ,25 0 Untitled 1 Untitled 3 Untitled 5 Untitled 7 Untitled 9 Untitled 11 Untitled 13 Untitled 15 Untitled 17 Untitled 19 Untitled 21 Untitled 23 Untitled 25 Untitled 27 Untitled 29 Untitled 31 25
  58. 58. a bit more advanced... • h index: h papers with at least h citations • g index: g papers with at least g citations together 2 • hc index: more weight to recent articles • hl index • hl norm • AWCR • AW index • AWCRpA 26
  59. 59. not all metrics equal... http://www.harzing.com/pop.htm 27
  60. 60. not all data equal... 28
  61. 61. If computer science is so problematic, then how about the faculty, the group, the university, academia ?! 29
  62. 62. the essence (again...) • abundance snowflake effect • metrics and transparency 30
  63. 63. conclusion opportunity for discussion, research & business ! 31
  64. 64. Questions? http://ariadne.cs.kuleuven.ac.be/wordpress/eduval/ http://www.cs.kuleuven.be/~erikd Thanks! 32

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