Exploitation and Impact

TD1210 as operated as Market Place on which communities which usually would not meet come together, exchange knowledge, develop new methods and theories and discuss the implementation of knowledge maps. The programme of Knowescape has been published here:

Scharnhorst, A. (2015). Walking through a library remotely. Why we need maps for collections and how KnoweScape can help us to make them. Les Cahiers Du Numérique, 11(1), 103–127. http://doi.org/10.3166/lcn.11.1.103-127 (Preprint available: arXiv:1503.06776 [cs.DL]

Looking at the Working group composition of TD1210, WG 1 took care of fundamental issues of knowledge organisation (what to measure and how to measure?). WG 2 was devoted to theoretical and methodological questions of the analysis of measurements (complex networks theory, simulation of complex social systems and their information flows), and its application to science policy. WG 3 contributed methods for visualisation of large information spaces and their application in research (maps as heuristic devices, strongly connected to WG 1,2) and information management (maps as navigation tools, WG 4).  WG 4 was in particular devoted to the implementation of knowledge maps, transferring the knowledge achieved in the other WG’s into practice.

These links provide access to all activities co-organised by the Working Groups. Scrolling through the page reveals the variety of events (workshops, satellite meetings, STSM’s). For each event and activity, a report is paced which documents the achievement of knowledge.





Short term scientific missions

In the lifetime of TD1210 50 STSM have been organised, most of them dedicated to Early Stage Researchers. Their reports can be found here: http://knowescape.org/category/stsm/ .

Impact – scientific, economic and societal

TD1210 has produced scientific impact primarily, by means of publications in peer reviewed domain-specific journals but also by means of PhD’s. The latter have been actively supported by STSM.

Different demonstrators and services have been developed by members of TD1210 for public and private sectors (economic impact).

With the Third Annual Conference in Mons 2016, TD1210 achieved societal impact. The conference was part of the programme of Mons/Bergen as Cultural Capital of Europe with an evening lecture and an exhibition designed with advice and for TD1210 Knowescape.

From TD1210 as meeting and market place different new collaborations emerged as visible in grants awarded to members of the community.


Key publications (All publication listed here, have an acknowledgement to TD1210, a full list of TD1210 produced publications can be found on Mendeley (about 200 – entries still updated).

Janusz A. Holyst (Ed.) Cyberemotions. Collective Emotions in Cyberspace. Springer. Series Understanding Complex Systems. 2017

Jochen Glaeser, Wolfgang Glaenzel, Andrea Scharnhorst (2017) Same data—different results? Towards a comparative approach to the identification of thematic structures in science. Special issue. Scientometrics Vol 111, 2

This special issue has been prepared by a series of workshops in TD1210, a special session at the ISSI 2015. The collaboration deposited a dataset in Trusted Digital Repository (Velden, T. (Technische Universität Berlin) (): Comparison of Topic Extraction Results. DANS. https://doi.org/10.17026/dans-zzq-z4xh and a challenge for method comparison: http://www.topic-challenge.info/

Mutschke, P., Scharnhorst, A., Belkin, N. J., Skupin, A., & Mayr, P. (2017). Guest editors’ introduction to the special issue on knowledge maps and information retrieval (KMIR). International Journal on Digital Libraries, 18(1), 1–3. http://doi.org/10.1007/s00799-016-0204-4

Börner, K., Edmonds, B., Milojević, S., & Scharnhorst, A. (2016). Simulating the processes of science, technology, and innovation. Special issue. Scientometrics. http://doi.org/10.1007/s11192-016-2103-2

Mayr, P., & Scharnhorst, A. (2014). Scientometrics and information retrieval: weak-links revitalized. Scientometrics. http://doi.org/10.1007/s11192-014-1484-3


PhD Thesis

Heymann, S. (2014). Exploratory Link Stream Analysis for Event Detection. l’UNIVERSITÉ PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE. Retrieved from http://tel.archives-ouvertes.fr/docs/00/99/47/66/PDF/these_archivage_3072427.pdf

Yang, B. (2016). Memory Island: Visualizing Hierarchical Knowledge as Insightful Islands. Université Pierre et Marie Curie.

Meroño-Peñuela, A. (2016). Refining Statistical Data on the Web”. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Retrieved from http://dare.ubvu.vu.nl/bitstream/handle/1871/54331/complete_dissertation.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y


Demonstrators – Prototypes of Knowledge Maps used for Information Navigation

EuropeanAcademy-Lab: http://www.ea-aw.de/ea-lab.html. The EA-Lab serves to model the social aspects of knowledge production, technology assessment and innovation processes by using a broad collection of computer-based methods, among them information retrieval, discourse and document analysis, scientometrics/bibliometrics, technology scouting, social network analysis, policy modelling, and agent-based simulation. Visualisations and knowledge maps are an integrated part of the work of the lab. Developed by the team of Petra Ahrweiler.

ARIADNE: Interactive visual exploration based on semantic indexing. Prototypes for navigating ArticleFirst, WorldCat, the Astrophysics dataset. Developed by OCLC research http://www.oclc.org/research/themes/data-science/ariadne.html

Visualisation of the complexity of social sciences http://vizgr.org/social-science-topics/ by Daniel Hienert, GESIS. Using log-data from Sowiport.

Linkurious https://linkurio.us/ Visualisation service developed by Sébastien Heymann and others, start-up (https://linkurio.us/about/)

LearnDiscovery, visual navigation through Wikipedia http://learn.xdiscovery.com/ Learn Discovery is a knowledge graph paired with English Wikipedia articles and Youtube videos. Developed by Luigi Assom and others. App

Politoscope, a tool to analyse and visualise communication activities around political events. https://politoscope.org/ See also its about page https://iscpif.fr/chavalarias/2017/04/01/politoscope/. Developed by David Chavalarias, CNRS Research Director, Centre d’Analyses de Mathématiques Sociales (CAMS), Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) and Director of the Complex Systems Institute of Paris Ile-de-France (see homepage) and his team.

Networking – Wider public impact

Mons, Bergen 2016: Capital of Europe and exhibition: http://expositions.mundaneum.org/en/exhibitions/mapping-knowledge-understanding-world-through-data

Expo Milano 2015: satellite event http://knowescape.org/after-milano-e-governement-and-e-knowledge-wider-societal-use-of-knowledge-maps/

Training school in simulation of social processes, 2015, Naples http://knowescape.org/tag/training-school/

Lorentz workshop, 2013, Leiden http://knowescape.org/event/simulating-the-social-processes-of-science/

Science policy stakeholder Zurich meeting, 2015 http://knowescape.org/after-quantifying-scientific-impact-networks-measures-insights-a-workshop-report-of-frank-schweitzer/

Science policy – Open Science, Mainz 2016 (with COST Action PEERE) http://knowescape.org/after-the-2016-annual-ea-conference-innovating-the-gutenberg-galaxy-a-report-from-mainz/


RENOIR-  Reverse EngiNeering of sOcial Information pRocessing (2015-) H2020-MSCA-RISE-2015  Warsaw, Holyst, http://renoirproject.eu/

Re-Search (NW0-CITo) with Elsevier, Amsterdam, Scharnhorst, 2016-2020, https://dans.knaw.nl/nl/projecten/re-search

Digging into the Knowledge Graph, Digging-Into-Data Project, Scharnhorst, Smiraglia, Szostak, 2017, https://diggingintodata.org/awards/2016/project/digging-knowledge-graph