4:AM Schedule in Toronto

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Wednesday 27 September 2017


09:45 – 10:00 Opening Address – Introduction to the 4:AM Conference

Welcome to Ryerson University – Philip Mai, Ryerson University Social Media Lab

Introduction to the 4:AM Conference – Mike Taylor, Digital Science

10:00 – 10:45






10:45 – 11:00

Keynote Speaker

Altmetrics: Listening and giving voice to ideas with social media data

– Anatoliy Gruzd, Canada Research Chair in Social Media Data Stewardship, Associate Professor at the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University, and Director of Research at the Ryerson University Social Media Lab


11:00 – 11:15 Tea & Coffee
11:15 – 12:15




Altmetrics: Now and Next

Chair: Catherine Williams, Altmetric

Altmetrics in the wild: things we learned in 2017 – Euan Adie, Altmetric

Design and implementation considerations for open altmetrics

UI and API – Heather Piwowar, ImpactStory

Make data count – Daniella Lowenberg, California Digital Library

Engaging researchers – Katie Hickling, PLOS

Measuring societal impacts – Polly Allen, Plum Analytics/Elsevier

Altmetrics for books – Jean Liu, Altmetric

12:15 – 13:00



Altmetrics in Research Evaluation

Chair: Katie Hickling, PLOS

Altmetrics in practice: understanding emerging cultures of evaluation – Kate Williams, University of Cambridge

HuMetricsHSS: exploring the potential for altmetrics as value-based indicators – Rebecca Kennison, K|N Consultants

Canadian research evaluation – Martin Kirk, University of British Columbia

 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

Join our hosts for a showcase of the work of the Social Media Lab. Details of the showcase will be announced during the day

14:00 – 15:00




Practical Applications of Altmetrics

Chair: Hans Zijlstra, Elsevier

Leveraging altmetrics as opportunity indicators – David Sommer, Kudos

 Using examples of high Altmetric scores as a roadmap for pre- and post-publication editorial support – Sacha Noukhovitch, STEM Fellowship

Can altmetrics data help researchers fine-tune their publication strategies? – Camilla Lindelöw, Södertörn University

Who’s talking about you? Using altmetrics in library assessment – Melanie Cassidy and Ali Versluis, University of Guelph

15:00 – 15:45




Novel and Experimental uses of Altmetrics

Chair: Andrea Michalek, PLUM/Elsevier

 Temporal visualisation of altmetrics data across heterogenous sources – Waqas Khawaja, National University of Ireland Galway

ARIA – Aravind Raamkumar Sesagiri, Nanyang Technological University

Using altmetrics to highlight academic research: innovative possibilities – Rajiv Nariani, York University

15:45 – 16:15 Tea & Coffee
16:15 – 17:15




Tackling the Challenges of Altmetrics

Chair: Stacy Konkiel, Altmetric

Research diffusion practices in developing countries – what can we learn from altmetrics? – Clément Gévaudan, Global Development Network (GDN)

Bringing altmetrics into normal – Andy Herzog, University of Texas

The social sciences and humanities in the maze of new metric – Johannes Sorz, University of Vienna

The unintended consequences of online engagement for female academics: A discussion for the altmetrics community – Jaigris Hodson, Royal Roads University

17:15 – 17:45






Poster Lightning Talks

Chair: Madeleine Watson, Crossref

Altmetrics and the scholarly legacy – Lauren Collister, University of Pittsburgh, Ashley L. Taylor, University of Pittsburgh

Connecting and understanding the web of research for medical education – Jane Burns, Royal College of Surgeons Ireland

Disciplinary differences in altmetrics for humanities research – Stacy Konkiel, Altmetric

Exploring the meaning and perception of altmetrics – Maryam Mehrazar and Steffen Lemke, University of Leibniz

Using altmetrics to understand how common paywalls are for research articles in news stories – Lauren Maggio, Uniformed Services University

Generational embrace of altmetrics at the University of Yaoundé and Texas Tech University – Innocent Awasom, Texas Tech University

Adaptable Impact Instruction for Campus Constituencies – Elaine Lasda, University at Albany

New altmetrics for books: the HIRMEOS project – Francesco de Virgilio, Ubiquity Press

Exploring features for predicting mentions in news – Harish Varma Siravuri, Northern Illinois University

17:45 – 19:00 Drinks reception and poster viewing


Thursday 28 September 2017


09:45 – 11:00




Highlight Presentations

Chair: Mike Taylor, Digital Science

Museum as research institution and publisher: architecting analysis of scholarly content online discussions in a natural history museum using altmetrics – Richard Hulser, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Next-generation altmetrics: responsible metrics and evaluation for open science – Isabella Peters and Judit Bar-Ilan, ZBW Leibiniz Information Centre for Economics

Using altmetrics to understand the research landscape – Chris Manuel, Canadian Institutes of Health Research

11:00 – 11:15 Tea & Coffee
11:15 – 12:30




The Twitter Effect

Chair: Priya Kumar, Ryerson University Social Media Lab

Are more tweeted papers and topics also more contradicted? – Brett Butliere, Tilberg University

What explains the imbalance use of social media across different countries? A cross country analysis of presence of Twitter users tweeting scholarly publications – Zohreh Zahedi Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University

The quality of interactions and engagement around research articles on Twitter – Feresteh Didegah, Simon Fraser University

#iCanHazPdf: Tweets requesting publications behind the paywall – Timothy Bowman, Wayne State University

Identifying scholars on Twitter: opening the path to the social media studies of science – Rodrigo Costa, Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University

12:30 – 13:00 Invited Blogger Talk

Chair: Andrea Michalek, Plum Analytics/Elsevier

Communicating science over multiple media platforms

– Samantha Yammie, University of Toronto http://www.samanthayammine.com/

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:15



The Social Side of Altmetrics

Chair: Madeleine Watson, Crossref   

From opportune indicators to narratives: conceptualizing altmetrics for social impact – Juan Pablo Alperin and Katherine Reilly, Simon Fraser University

Altmetrics for reputation analysis of Brazilian researchers – Thaiana Oliveria, Federal Fluminese University

How can we tell a different story? Challenges and opportunities for altmetrics outreach – Ali Versluis, University of Guelph; Lillian Rigling, University of Western Ontario; Sarah Hare, Indiana University Bloomington


15:15 – 15:30 Tea & Coffee
15:30 – 16:30



The Value of Connected Systems

Chair: Catherine Williams, Altmetric

Transparent-by-design: building open infrastructure for the altmetrics community – Joe Wass, Crossref

Unpaywall analytics: a novel metric of article readership using tracking data from a popular web browser extension – Jason Priem, Impactstory

Between open science and business intelligence –  Kornelia Junge, Wiley

16:30 – 17:00 What Haven’t We Thought of Yet?

Chair: Mike Taylor, Digital Science

An open discussion on new horizons in altmetrics and an opportunity to ask unanswered questions.

Tweet your unanswered questions and topic suggestions to the Conference Team using the #ASK4AM hashtag

17:00 – 17:10 Close of Meeting


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4AM Conference Schedule – September 2017

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