Analyzing and Improving Collaborative eScience with Social Networks (eSoN 12)

Workshop to be held with IEEE e-Science 2012 (

Monday, 8 October 2012, Chicago, IL, USA


Ongoing information about eSoN 2012 is available on our Facebook event

We are excited to announce that Prof. Mike Conlon, Associate Director and Chief Operating Officer of UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute, will be giving a keynote presentation at eSoN 2012.

Further information about Prof. Conlon and his research interests is available on his website (


Workshop registration is available through the eScience website ( Note: Advanced registration fees are only available unitl September 28

Workshop Schedule

10:00 - 10:05 Workshop Introduction
10:05 - 11:00 Keynote: Research Discovery, Social Networks and VIVO
Mike Conlon, Associate Director and Chief Operating Officer, UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute
11:00- 11:30 ExSciTecH: Expanding Volunteer Computing to Explore Science, Technology, and Health.
Michael Matheny, Samuel Schlachter, Lindsey Crouse, Edward Kimmel, Trilce Estrada, Marcel Schumann, Roger Armen, Gary Zoppetti and Michela Taufer
11:30 - 12:00 a novel dissemination and collaboration platform for executing published computational results.
Victoria Stodden, Christophe Hurlin and Christophe Perignon
12:00 - 13:30 Break
13:30 - 14:00 A Satellite Data Portal Developed for Crowdsourcing Data Analysis and Interpretation.
Zhenghui Hu and Wenjun Wu
14:00 - 14:30 g-Social: Enhancing Integrated e-Science Tools with Social Networking Functionality.
Andriani Stylianou, Nicholas Loulloudes and Marios D. Dikaiakos
14:30 - 15:00 Experiences in the Design and Implementation of a Social Cloud for Volunteer Computing.
Ryan Chard, Kris Bubendorfer and Kyle Chard
15:00 - 15:30 Break
15:30 - 16:00 Towards a quantitative academic internationalization assessment of Brazilian research groups.
Evelyn Perez Cervantes, Jesus Mena-Chalco and Roberto Cesar
16:00 - 16:30 Towards the Gamification of Well-being Measures.
Margeret Hall, Steven O. Kimbrough, Christian Haas, Christof Weinhardt and Simon Caton
16:30 - 17:00 Summary and Discussion

Important dates


Social networking is profoundly changing the way that people communicate and interact on a daily basis. As eScience is inherently collaborative, social networks can serve as a vital means for supporting information and resource sharing, aiding discovery of connected individuals, improving communication between globally dispersed individuals, and even measuring scientific impact. Consequently, eScience systems are increasingly integrating social networking concepts to improve collaboration. For example researcher profiles and groups exist in publication networks, such as Google scholar and Mendeley, and eScience infrastructures, such as MyExperiment, NanoHUB and GlobusOnline all utilize social networking principles to enhance scientific collaboration. In addition to incorporating explicit social networks, eScience infrastructures can also leverage implicit social networks extracted from relationships expressed in collaborative activities (e.g. publication and grant authorship or citation networks).

This workshop aims to bring together researchers from a diverse range of areas to establish a new community focused on the application of social networking to analyze and improve scientific collaboration. There are two complementary areas of focus for this workshop 1) how to efficiently share infrastructure and software resources, such as data and tools through social networks, and 2) how to analyze and enhance collaboration in eScience through both implicit and explicit social networks, for example analyzing scientific impact through citation networks or improving collaboration by associating data and tools with networks of publications and researchers.

This workshop represents the amalgamation of two complementary workshops held in 2011: Social Networks for CCGrids (SN4CCGrids) held at CCGrid 2011 and Measuring the Impact of eScience Research (MeSR) held at eScience 2011.

Scope of workshop

The topics of interest are, but not limited to, the use of social networks to analyze and improve collaborative eScience:

Submission instructions

Authors are invited to submit papers containing unpublished, original work (not under review elsewhere) of up to 8 pages of double column text using single spaced 10 point size on 8.5 x 11 inch pages, as per IEEE 8.5 x 11 manuscript guidelines.

Templates are available from:

Authors should submit a PDF file that will print on a PostScript printer. Papers conforming to the above guidelines can be submitted through the workshop's paper submission system:

At least one author of each accepted submission must attend the workshop and all workshop participants must pay the eScience 2012 registration fee. All accepted papers will be published by the IEEE in the same volume as the main conference. All papers will be reviewed by an International Programme Committee (with a minimum of 3 reviews per paper). Papers submissions should be performed using the easychair system, by the date mentioned below.


Steering Committee

Programme Committee