During the past few years the increasing availability of large-scale datasets that capture activities in scientific publications, patents, grant proposals, sports, enterprises, as well as social media activities has created an unprecedented opportunity to explore patterns underlying success. The take on this important topic can be rather diverse - from exploring citations to influential scientific papers to the emergence of runaway videos on YouTube, from investigating activities such as collaboration that bring success for the team to innovations essential for the success of an enterprise. As such the tools and perspectives vary, involving social scientists, computer scientists, economists, physicists and mathematicians. The results are published in venues with non-overlapping readership.
The Quantifying Success satellite has the aim of bringing together scientists and researchers from different disciplines and giving them the opportunity to present and discuss their recent results, identify open questions and new challenges, and develop common languages for solving problems in the emerging, fascinating field of the “science of success”. It will be an opportunity to discuss different, multi- and inter-disciplinary approaches to quantify success across a variety of scientific domains, with a main focus on data-driven methods.
Call for contributed talks
The satellite accepts contributed talks in the form of a 10-minute presentation with slides. Participants are invited to submit via EasyChair an abstract of maximum 1 page in PDF format, specifying title, author(s), affiliation(s) and e-mail address(es). CContributions are evaluated on a rolling base, until all slots are filled up (but no later than May 15th). Please makes sure to submit your abstract soon, if you plan on attending and contributing to the workshop.
Areas of Interest include but are not limited to the following focused topics:
Citation dynamics of papers and patents
Adoption and success of products and technologies
Dynamics in social media, such as popularity of hashtags and viral videos
Career success and longevity in different professions
Patterns behind normal and successful career in different disciplines
Prediction of future achievement and career trajectory
How institutions (e.g., universities) shape scientific production
Collaborations and team formation in success
Extinction, evolution and emergence of knowledge
Analytics of success of sports clubs and players
Big Data sources for measuring performance and success
Algorithms for performance ranking
Patterns of success in visual arts, music and writing
Performance sensing and analysis
Data mining for the analysis of performance and success
Submissions are reviewed on a rolling base until all slots are fulfilled.