Socialize or Perish : relating social behavior at a scientific conference to publication citations

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Abstract

scientific progress depends on communication and exchange of ideas. Among others, scientific conferences are considered to be the primary venues for connecting with fellow scientists. Would those who are more active in the conference have more impact in terms of the citations today? In this paper we present an analysis of human behavioral data collected at a scientific conference by means of SpotMe devices distributed to the participants. These handheld devices allow conference participants to connect to others, receive alert once others are in the proximity, and to send messages. We complement the behavioral data gathered at the conference with measures of scientific productivity over nine years following the conference, and draw conclusion out of this joint data set. It is confirmed that social activity during the conference is significantly correlated with citation counts for full papers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2012 IEEE/ASE International Conference on Social Informatics, 14-16 December 2012, Washington D.C.
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages113-120
ISBN (Print)978-0-7695-4938-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Eventconference; 2012 ASE International Conference on Social Informatics -
Duration: 1 Jan 2012 → …

Conference

Conferenceconference; 2012 ASE International Conference on Social Informatics
Period1/01/12 → …
Other2012 ASE International Conference on Social Informatics

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