Analyzing and Improving Collaborative eScience with Social Networks (eSoN 13)

Workshop to be held with IEEE e-Science 2013 (

Tuesday, 22 October 2013, Beijing, China


We are excited to announce that Prof. Junwei Cao, Professor and Deputy Director of Research Institute of Information Technology, Tsinghua University, will be giving a keynote presentation at eSoN 2013. Further information about Prof. Cao's keynote is avaialble here

Workshop Schedule

9:00 - 9:10 Workshop Introduction
9:10 - 10:10 Keynote: Organizing and Operating Large-scale Scientific Collaboration from a Perspective of Social Networks.
Junwei Cao, Professor and Deputy Director of the Research Institute of Information Technology, Tsinghua University.
10:10 - 10:30 Break
10:30- 11:00 Beyond Scientific Workflows:Networked Open Processes.
Reginald Cushing, Marian Bubak, Adam Belloum, and Cees de Laat
11:00 - 11:30 Constructing a Social Content Delivery Network for eScience.
Kai Kugler, Kyle Chard, Simon Caton, Omer Rana, and Daniel S. Katz
11:30 - 12:00 Benchmarking Gender Differences in Volunteer Computing Projects.
Trilce Estrada, Kathleen Pusecker, Manuel Torres, Joanne Cohoon and Michela Taufer
12:00 - 14:00 Break
14:00 - 14:30 Invited Talk: Data-intensive tools for science policy judgment.
Roberto M. Cesar Jr.
14:30 - 15:00 An Autonomous Security Storage Service Solution for Data-Intensive Cooperative Cloud Computing.
Wenchao Jiang
15:00 - 15:30 Policy Derived Access Rights in the Social Cloud.
Ferry Hendrikx and Kris Bubendorfer
15:30 - 16:00 Summary and Discussion

Important dates


We would like to thank the generous sponsorship of the Beijing Beilong Super Cloud Computing Co.


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:

Workshop History

2012 - Analyzing and Improving Collaborative eScience with Social Networks (eSoN 2012) co-located with eScience 2012

2011 - Measuring the Impact of e-Science Research (MESR 2011) co-located with eScience 2011

2011 - Application of Social Networking concepts to Cluster, Grid and Services Computing (SN4CCGridS 2011) co-located with CCGrid 2011

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