Programme

The poster and presentation submissions for 6:AM Altmetrics Conference have now closed. All submitters will be notified of the outcome of their submission by the end of July.

The themes that the programme will explore this year are:

  • Scholarly communication and impact 3.0: what, why and where?
    How is scholarly communication evolving, and what does this mean for the future of how research is shared, discovered and understood? What is your business or organization doing to support authors through these changes? Importantly, are our current research evaluation and funding practices suitable for what we are trying to achieve, and where do we go from here?
  • Emerging research cultures: China and the global south
    Latin America, China, and other emerging research centres have a big part to play in addressing some of the global challenges we face, and yet they are often excluded or underrepresented in the world of research and metrics. What are these challenges, and what will be required to overcome them?
  • Mind the gap: building a more collaborative ecosystem
    Common infrastructures and knowledge sharing are central to building a more robust research environment. Where might we draw on or work closely with other groups within and beyond the scholarly community to develop the groundwork we have laid to date and realise real benefits for research? Altmetrics are at the intersection of many of these conversations - does our unique position in the community offer opportunities, and how can we best take advantage of them?
  • Decoding the data
    “Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.”: are we measuring the right things, and drawing useful conclusions? What patterns, underlying behaviours or interesting insights might we uncover from taking a different perspective?
  • New methods and parallels
    How do we break out of the numbers game? What practices and methods can we draw from collaborations with other areas of study or practice? For example computer science, statistics, humanities, big data - or even looking beyond those to the products and services that we interact with in our personal lives.