Network of Excellence in Internet Science


The problem of author disambiguation addressed in a recent publication

The study of science at the individual micro-level frequently requires the disambiguation of author names. The creation of author's publication oeuvres involves matching the list of unique author names to names used in publication databases. Despite recent progress in the development of unique author identifiers, e.g., ORCID, VIVO, or DAI, author disambiguation remains a key problem when it comes to large-scale bibliometric analysis using data from multiple databases.

Tracing Networks: Communicating Knowledge in Antiquity and the Digital Age

Our own Robin Dundar from @i_science spoke on the final panel: "In this conference, archaeologists and computer scientists present new approaches to understanding knowledge networks in the ancient world and present day. The analysis of networks is now recognized as an important tool for understanding social, economic and political relations as a means of communication in both past and present-day communities.

Impressions from the 1st International Conference on Internet Science (#icis2013)

The conference was organised by the EU funded Network of Excellence in Internet Science (EINS). Internet science was explored from various viewpoints. Social, economic, political and legal perspectives were strongly represented. The technological aspects of internet science were also discussed, with a special focus on the possibilities which computer science offers for studying internet science.

New institute will advance the interdisciplinary study of networks

Yale will establish an Institute of Network Science to bring together researchers from many disciplines to advance the study of networks, President-Elect Peter Salovey announced April 11. "The study of networks is dramatically transforming many academic fields and practices,” Salovey said. “The Yale Institute of Network Science (YINS) will be a novel collaboration of faculty from the sciences that explore and contribute to this exciting new interdisciplinary field of knowledge.” YINS will be co-directed by Daniel A.

Gamification and teaching - Kevin Werbach

Kevin is the author of "Digital Tornado: The Internet and telecoms policy" (FCC, 1997), the groundbreaking study of how limited regulation helped the Internet develop. He now has taught 2 MOOC courses on gamification (Jnternet science affecting business strategy as well as society) and these slides explain how:

David Grier: A human infusion - the social side of computer science

Economics will not be the only social science to contribute to the new computer science. Sociology and psychology will also have important roles. Increasingly, systems are being built that cross different cultures. We will want to utilise the unique characteristics of those cultures but we will also want a simple system that can be understood by individuals from all cultures. Of course, the way that a computer system presents information can be modified so that an American sees ideas presented in English and a Chinese sees ideas in Mandarin.

WebSci13 May 1 - don't forget to register for workshop

Speakers to include: Paul Mockapetris (Nominum) Fabrizio Sestini, EC, Wendy Hall,  Southampton; Frédérick Douzet and Alix Desforges, French Institute of Geopolitics, Adriana Wilde, Southampton, T. David-Barrett, D. Townley, E McDaniell, A. Bryne-Smith, R.I.M. Dunbar, Oxford, A.


This entry was written by an Internet Science Affiliate

International summer school "Social Network Analysis: Internet Research" to be held on August 15-22 2013 in St.Petersburg, Russia, is aimed at advanced young social scientists and will address how online communities can be examined using social network analysis. The school is organized jointly by the Laboratory for Internet Studies and Sociology of Education and Science Laboratory of the Higher School of Economics.


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