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On the predictability of talk attendance at academic conferences

Christoph Scholz, Jens Illig, Martin Atzmueller, Gerd Stumme
2014 Proceedings of the 25th ACM conference on Hypertext and social media - HT '14  
This extended abstract summarizes the paper [8] : Scholz, C., Illig, J., Atzmueller, M., Stumme, G.: On the Predictability of Talk Attendance at Academic Conferences. In: Proc. Hypertext.  ...  Picking talks manually, however, may become complex due to the large amount of available talks at a conference.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2631775.2631816 dblp:conf/ht/0001IAS14 fatcat:575cf3j2pffwjbpsrfnbm4iy54

On the Predictability of Talk Attendance at Academic Conferences [article]

Christoph Scholz, Jens Illig, Martin Atzmueller, Gerd Stumme
2014 arXiv   pre-print
This paper focuses on the prediction of real-world talk attendances at academic conferences with respect to different influence factors.  ...  For our experiments, we analyze the predictability of talk attendance at the ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia 2011 collected using the conference management system Conferator.  ...  the prediction of talks at academic conferences.  ... 
arXiv:1407.0613v1 fatcat:bmeyd5ptobfmzc546dgvkkvrai

Gender differences in conference presentations: a consequence of self-selection?

Therésa M. Jones, Kerry V. Fanson, Rob Lanfear, Matthew R.E. Symonds, Megan Higgie
2014 PeerJ  
Despite there being almost exactly a 1:1 ratio of women and men attending the conference, we found that when considering only those who presented talks, women spoke for far less time than men of an equivalent  ...  At both academic levels, women and men were equally likely to request a presentation. However, women were more likely than men to prefer a short talk, regardless of academic level.  ...  Two-sided p-values were selected as we did not a priori predict that conference attendance would be higher in one gender.  ... 
doi:10.7717/peerj.627 pmid:25346879 pmcid:PMC4207199 fatcat:fhq6iexmyfah7du6ikx6eens2y

IEEEVR2020: Exploring the First Steps Toward Standalone Virtual Conferences

Sun Joo (Grace) Ahn, Laura Levy, Allison Eden, Andrea Stevenson Won, Blair MacIntyre, Kyle Johnsen
2021 Frontiers in Virtual Reality  
IEEEVR2020 coincided with rising concerns and restrictions on travel and large gatherings, becoming one of the first academic conferences to rapidly adapt its programming to a completely virtual format  ...  This article aims to: (1) revisit the issues of virtual conferences noted in earlier studies, focusing specifically on academic conferences, (2) introduce new survey and observational data from the recent  ...  AUTHOR CONTRIBUTIONS SA and LL conceived the study idea, planned the data collection, collected data, and analyzed the results. SA, LL, AE, AW, BM, and KJ designed the study.  ... 
doi:10.3389/frvir.2021.648575 fatcat:66bcr5a2yvbtjc3skax6xjab44

Reflections on a journey: a retrospective of the ISCB Student Council symposium series

Mehedi Hassan, Aishwarya Alex Namasivayam, Dan DeBlasio, Nazeefa Fatima, Benjamin Siranosian, R. Gonzalo Parra, Bart Cuypers, Sayane Shome, Alexander Miguel Monzon, Julien Fumey, Farzana Rahman
2018 BMC Bioinformatics  
The meeting series started thirteen years ago in Madrid and has spread to four continents. The article concludes with the highlights of the most recent edition of annual Student Council  ...  This article describes the motivation, origin and evolution of the student symposia series organised by the ISCB Student Council.  ...  Finally, the organisers of the SCS 2017 and the Executive Team of the ISCB Student Council would like to thank all of the volunteers sincerely, reviewers and SC members, past and present, for their contribution  ... 
doi:10.1186/s12859-018-2369-x fatcat:cgf2w7wjb5ehrmjiehllbs2uoe

Lost in Austin -- The Golden Age of Librarianship

Thomas W. Leonhardt
2014 Against the Grain  
O n March 3, 2010, I flew to Oklahoma City to attend the 27th Annual Conference of the University of Oklahoma Libraries hosted by Sul Lee, Dean of Libraries at OU.  ...  This was my seventh of these conferences including the one in 1987 when I spoke on "Approval Plans In Times of Austerity." Austerity was not the theme of this conference.  ... 
doi:10.7771/2380-176x.5523 fatcat:h7aclkvignhozjd47l2w7ars3a

Women's visibility in academic seminars: Women ask fewer questions than men

Alecia J. Carter, Alyssa Croft, Dieter Lukas, Gillian M. Sandstrom, Cassidy Rose Sugimoto
2018 PLoS ONE  
One common and formative setting to observe role models is the local departmental academic seminar, talk, or presentation.  ...  We thus quantified women's visibility through the question-asking behaviour of academics at seminars using observations and an online survey.  ...  We thank the following people for generously attending seminars near them, counting people and questions, and staying until the Sandstrom.  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0202743 fatcat:xuzrexcv5vcz5mikfmckfqswdy

The students' view

2005 Serials: The Journal for the Serials Community  
One of the main reasons I applied for a sponsored place at the UKSG conference was to have the opportunity to gather some useful information for my dissertation topic on open access.  ...  On arrival we soon spotted some familiar faces from Manchester in the crowd, which eased our nerves for the start of the conference the following morning.  ...  Day 3 The fourth plenary session was one of the main reasons I wanted to attend the conference. There were two talks about usage data and their benefits for libraries.  ... 
doi:10.1629/18148 fatcat:cee5en33hbabtdu2f6hft52bq4

Rocky Mountain Conference on Bioinformatics Celebrates 10 Years

Lawrence E. Hunter, Olga G. Troyanskaya
2013 PLoS Computational Biology  
The topics of the lightning talks spanned a huge range of bioinformatics, from an ENCODE analysis shedding light on the plasticity of replication timing dependent on chromatin structure to an ontological  ...  A remarkably large number of Rocky participants report that new interactions and collaborations arose from their attendance at the meeting, and nearly all say the experience exceeded their expectations  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1003076 pmid:23737739 pmcid:PMC3667766 fatcat:c4u244sfxrhi7iwv3asw6okk4e

How to Attract an Audience at a Conference: Paper, Person or Place?

Isabel Günther, Melanie Grosse, Stephan Klasen
2016 The German Economic Review  
We find that the location of the presentation is at least as important for the number of academics attending a talk as the combined effect of the person presenting and the paper presented.  ...  Abstract: We analyze the drivers of the size of the audience and number of questions asked in parallel sessions at the annual conference of the German Economics Association.  ...  The aim of this paper is to empirically analyze which factors attract attentive academics at sessions at a general conference.  ... 
doi:10.1111/geer.12113 fatcat:bloljpnxvfhxvhtyjhfcypqgca

Virtual meetings promise to eliminate the geographical and administrative barriers and increase accessibility, diversity, and inclusivity [article]

Juncheng Wu, Anushka Rajesh, Yu-Ning Huang, Karishma Chhugani, Rajesh Acharya, Kerui Peng, Ruth D. Johnson, Andrada Fiscutean, Carla Daniela Robles-Espinoza, Francisco M. De La Vega, Riyue Bao, Serghei Mangul
2021 bioRxiv   pre-print
In this study, we investigate the effect of the broad adoption of virtual platforms for academic conferences as a response to COVID-19 restrictions.  ...  The COVID-19 pandemic brought a new set of unprecedented challenges not only for healthcare, education, and everyday jobs but also in terms of academic conferences.  ...  We thank Diane Kovats, Chief Executive Officer of ISCB, for responding to our queries.  ... 
doi:10.1101/2021.07.07.451408 fatcat:na3b5bhu4vhi3gbwqkxngsrmni

How Women Cope: Being a Numerical Minority in a Male-Dominated Profession

Laura Smart Richman, Michelle vanDellen, Wendy Wood
2011 Journal of Social Issues  
in the conference.  ...  Female academics in engineering and nonengineering fields watched a fictitious conference video depicting either an unbalanced ratio of men to women or a balanced ratio.  ...  Thus, our central prediction was a significant interaction between type of conference and disciplinary field on ratings of belonging at, and interest in the conference.  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1540-4560.2011.01711.x fatcat:5jltgxptnzarxgvwowcieaagsq

A Newbie at the RDAP Summit, or How I Learned that the RDAP Summit is for Everyone

Joanna Thielen
2018 Journal of eScience Librarianship  
The author describes her initial hesitations to attend this conference as a data librarian from a medium-sized institution.  ...  management perspectives from outside of academic libraries; networking opportunities for the extrovert and introvert; and opportunities to connect with librarians at similar universities and with similar  ...  Her conference expenses to attend the RDAP Summit were paid by Oakland University Kresge Library Professional Travel Fund for Library Faculty.  ... 
doi:10.7191/jeslib.2018.1143 fatcat:tua4dx55jbd3fakxpvipip7jvq

Professor Filip De Fruyt, President of the European Association of Personality Psychology and Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, in Romania, 23-25 May 2016, Bucharest

2016 Psihologia Resurselor Umane  
De Fruyt was keynote speaker at the conference organized by the General Inspectorate of Romanian Police "PSIMPOL IX".  ...  The second talk was hosted by the University of Bucharest. The event represented a unique opportunity for psychology students to meet a prominent scholar and to attend Prof.  ... 
doi:10.24837/pru.2016.2.11 fatcat:tqndvjhakbfqrdkpy7lshzcazu

Reflections from the 2019 ASIS&T Annual Meeting in Melbourne, Australia

Anna J. Rutkowska
2020 Education for Information  
On top of that, 14 I get easily fascinated by many things at once, so it was quite a challenge for me 15 to choose what sessions to attend.  ...  wear the hats of an academic librarian and a doctoral researcher.  ...  Very early on, I noted 75 that the meeting has largely an academic focus; practitioners were in minority. For a 76 brief moment, I felt out of place. This changed at the Doctoral Colloquium.  ... 
doi:10.3233/efi-200002 fatcat:6foxacaeavg3rcd7wlvqwudyny
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