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Dissemination is an important activity in the scholarly research lifecycle. Subsequently, tracking the impact of research outputs on new media sources has gained focus in the last few years. In this context, Altmetrics refers to novel metrics, often based on social media for measuring the impact of scholarly objects such as research papers, source code, or datasets. Altmetrics compliment traditional metrics, such as bibliometrics, by offering novel data points for gaining a more holistic understanding of the outreach of research outputs. This increased awareness could help researchers and organizations to gauge their performance and understand the outreach and impact of their research. Altmetrics is related to diverse research areas such as informetrics, social network analysis, scholarly communication, digital libraries, and information retrieval. This workshop on Altmetrics for Research Outputs Measurement and Scholarly Information Management (AROSIM 2018) aims to address a range of opportunities, emerging tools and methods, along with other discussion topics in the fields of altmetrics, non-traditional metrics, and related areas. This workshop aims to gain a multi-disciplinary perspective on this new and cutting-edge research area.

Workshop Theme: "The best of both worlds: cross-metric exploration and validation of Altmetrics and Bibliometrics".


The main objective of the AROSIM 2018 workshop is to create a forum to disseminate the latest works on altmetrics for measuring research impact and scholarly information management. The workshop will investigate how social media based metrics along with traditional and non-traditional metrics can advance the state-of-the-art in measuring research outputs.

The goals of the workshop are:

  • To promote the exchange of ideas and encourage potential collaborations amongst scholars from both computer science and information science disciplines, as well as with librarians and industry;
  • To investigate challenges and explore solutions for cross-metric exploration and validation, while considering disciplinary differences related to measuring research outputs;
  • To showcase innovative altmetric tools, methods, and datasets; and
  • To provide a discussion platform for the academic communities, librarians, policy makers, publishers, as well as grant funding agencies.

We hope this workshop will help to inspire new research ideas as well as encourage future collaborations amongst the different disciplines and industry stakeholders.

Workshop Topics

We invite novel, unpublished submissions on topics including - but not limited to:

  • Altmetrics, informetrics, scientometrics, webometrics
  • Non-traditional metrics
  • Article-level metrics
  • Traditional bibliometric approaches and metrics
  • Scholarly information management
  • Design of Altmetrics systems and tools
  • Tools and methods for cross-metric validation and visualization
  • Altmetrics data modelling and datasets
  • Bibliometrics/Altmetrics-based information retrieval and recommender systems
  • Altmetrics-related information analysis
  • Models and theories of scholarly communication
  • Social network analysis of scholarly communication
  • Impact metrics for diverse research outputs, e.g., source code, research datasets
  • Altmetrics for university/school libraries
  • Advances in digital repositories
  • Altmetrics and digital libraries
  • Altmetrics and big scholarly data
  • Critical discussions on (alt)metrics and research evaluation
  • Perspectives from policy makers, grant funding agencies, libraries, and publishers

Important Dates

Key Events/ Deadlines Key Dates
Submission Deadline 25th October 2017
Registration Opens 25th September 2017
Notification Date 26th November 2017
Final Version (Camera Ready) Submission Date 15th December 2017
Workshop Date 26th January 2018
Early bird registration closes 24th November 2017

Submission Instructions

All papers will be peer reviewed (double-blind) by the program committee and judged by their relevance to the workshop, especially to the main themes identified above, and their potential to generate discussion. The proceedings will be published by Springer in their Communications in Computer and Information Science series. All submissions must be formatted according to the latest Springer CCIS template available at Please submit your papers in PDF format (maximum of 10 pages; exclusive of unlimited pages for references and appendices).

Submissions must describe work that is not previously published, not accepted for publication elsewhere, and not currently under review elsewhere. All submissions must be in English.

Please note that at least one of the authors of each accepted paper must register for the workshop and present the paper in-person.


The link to the paper submission system -

CFP flyer of the AROSIM 2018 workshop can be downloaded from this link

Best Paper Award

A Best Paper Award, sponsored by Altmetric, will be given to the author(s) of the most outstanding work.

The Best Paper Award was presented to Sheila Cheung Sze Lui for the paper "New Dialog, New Services with Altmetrics: Lingnan University Library Experience"

Travel Grants

The AROSIM Travel Grant Program provides small grants to students and researchers to help cover the cost of travel, lodging and registration to the AROSIM workshop. Applicants must be authors of the paper(s) submitted to the workshop. We intend to maximize the number of applicants whom we could help. Hence, the grant amount will not cover the full cost of travel.

Workshop Schedule

09:00−09:30 Registration
09:30−09:45 Opening Remarks
Prof Theng Yin-Leng
09:45−10:15 Keynote Speaker
Using Altmetrics to Support Research Evaluation [SLIDES]
Prof Mike Thelwall
10:15−10:40 Coffee Break
10:40−12:00 Presentations (4)
Session Chair: Dr Aparna Basu
10:40 − 11:00
Monitoring the broad impact of the journal publication output on country level: A case study for Austria [SLIDES] [PREPRINT]
Juan Gorraiz, Benedikt Blahous, Martin Wieland

11:00 − 11:20
New Dialog, New Services with Altmetrics: Lingnan University Library Experience [SLIDES] [PREPRINT]
Sze Lui, Sheila Cheung, Cindy Kot, Kammy Chan

11:20 − 11:40
How do Scholars Evaluate and Promote Research Outputs? An NTU Case Study [SLIDES] [PREPRINT]
Han Zheng, Mojisola Erdt, Yin-Leng Theng

11:40 − 12:00
Scientific vs. Public Attention: A comparison of Top Cited Papers in WoS and Top Papers by Altmetric Score [SLIDES] [PREPRINT]
Sumit Kumar Banshal, Aparna Basu, Vivek Kumar Singh, Pranab Kumar Muhuri
12:00−13:30 Lunch/Posters Database-Centric Guidelines for Building a Scholarly Metrics Information System: A Case Study with ARIA Prototype [POSTER]
Aravind Sesagiri Raamkumar, Feiheng Luo, Mojisola Erdt, Yin-Leng Theng

Evolution and state-of-the art of Altmetric research: Insights from network analysis and altmetric analysis [POSTER]
Hiran Lathabai, Thara Prabhakaran, Manoj Changat

Feature Analysis of Research Metrics Systems [POSTER]
Aarthy Nagarajan, Mojisola Erdt, Yin-Leng Theng

13:30−14:00 Keynote Speaker Towards Greater Context for Altmetrics [SLIDES]
Stacy Konkiel
14:00−15:00 Presentations (3)
Session Chair: Dr Juan Gorraiz
Field-weighting readership: how does it compare to field-weighting citations? [SLIDES] [PREPRINT]
Sarah Huggett, Eleonora Palmaro, Christopher James

A Comparative Investigation on Citation Counts and Altmetrics between Papers Authored by Universities and Companies in the Research Field of Artificial Intelligence [SLIDES] [PREPRINT]
Feiheng Luo, Han Zheng, Mojisola Erdt, Aravind Sesagiri Raamkumar, Yin-Leng Theng

Scientometric Analysis of Research Performance of African Countries in selected subjects within the field of Science and Technology [SLIDES] [PREPRINT]
Yusuff Utieyineshola

15:00−15:30 Coffee Break/Interactive Demo Session
15:30−17:15 Panel Discussion
Altmetrics 2030
Prof Michael Khor
Panel Speakers:
    Prof Schubert Foo, Prof Na Jin Cheon, Prof Mike Thelwall, Stacy Konkiel, Dr Chi Wai (Rick) Lee, Prof Edie Rasmussen
17:15−17:20 Best Paper Award
Prof Charles T. Salmon
17:20−17:25 Closing Remarks
Prof Theng Yin-Leng

Keynote Speakers

Mike Thelwall leads the Statistical Cybermetrics Research Group at the University of Wolverhampton, UK. He has developed and evaluated free software and methods for systematically gathering and analysing altmetric and webometric data, including for Mendeley, Twitter, Google Books, and the general web. He conducts evaluation exercises for large organisations using web data, including for the United Nations and the European Commission. He has co-authored hundreds of refereed journal articles about altmetrics and webometrics and his most recent book is “Web indicators for research evaluation : A practical guide”.

Stacy Konkiel is the Director of Research & Education at Altmetric, a data science company that uncovers the attention that research receives online. Her research interests include incentives systems in academia and informetrics. Stacy has written and presented widely about altmetrics, Open Science, and library services. Previously, Stacy worked with teams at Impactstory, Indiana University and PLOS.

Workshop Organizers

  • Yin-Leng Theng, Centre of Healthy and Sustainable Cities (CHESS), Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information (WKWSCI), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Edie Rasmussen, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
  • Yonggang Wen, School of Computer Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Robert, Jäschke, Information School, The University of Sheffield, UK
  • Isabella Peters, Web Science, ZBW Leibniz Information Center for Economics and Christian Albrechts University Kiel, Germany
  • Yew Boon Chia, Humanities and Social Sciences Library, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Samantha Ang, Lee Wee Nam Library, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Mojisola Erdt, Centre of Healthy and Sustainable Cities (CHESS), Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information (WKWSCI), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Aravind Sesagiri Raamkumar, Centre of Healthy and Sustainable Cities (CHESS), Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information (WKWSCI), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Workshop Program Committee

Workshop Venue

The workshop will be held in Executive Seminar Room CS-02-19, WKWSCI building, 31 Nanyang Link, Singapore 637718


Please mail Moji ( and Aravind ( for any workshop related enquiries.



The AROSIM workshop is being conducted as a part of our Altmetrics research. This research is supported by the National Research Foundation, Prime Minister's Office, Singapore under its Science of Research, Innovation and Enterprise programme (SRIE Award No. NRF2014-NRF-SRIE001-019). Any opinions, findings, conclusions and/or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Research Foundation Singapore.

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