The main purpose of the Third Annual Knowescape Conference is to trigger interactions between designers, social scientists and applied mathematicians interested in modelling of knowledge dynamics. The conference is organised in different tracks, focusing on different facets of the problem. Two morning sessions and an afternoon are reserved for contributions from and meetings between the members of the Knowescape community. Invited speakers will shed light on visualisation and modelling of knowledge dynamics. Two special evening events address a wider public: a Meet&Greet session with Eugene Garfield, the founder of the ISI and inventor of the principle of citation indexing; and the presentation of a new book "Why information grows?" by its author, Cesar Hidalgo of the MIT Media Lab; a book which bridges between theories of complexity, information, social behaviour and economics. Abstracts (between half a page and two pages) for presentations (oral presentations and posters) to the TD1210 COST tracks can be submitted here.

Time Speaker Affiliation Talk / Event
Session I - Wednesday Oct 7: KnowEscape I - Introduction into the Mundaneum and Short Talks
8:30-9:15am Registration at the venue
9:15-9:30am Delphine Jenart and Andrea Scharnhorst Welcome and Introduction
9:30-10:15am Charles van den Heuvel Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, Huygens ING Otlet’s Knowledgescapes The Mundaneum: Visual Interfaces to Sciences
10:15-10:45am Coffee Break
10:45-11:05pm Haluk Bingol Bogazici University. Context Sensitive Article Ranking with Citation Context Analysis
11:05-11:25pm Ceyda Sanli University of Namur Local Variation of Hashtag Spike Trains and Popularity in Twitter
11:25-11:45pm Miroslav Andjelkovic Jozef Stefan Institute Algebraic Topology Analysis of Networks Emerging from Content-Driven Social Interactions
11:45-12:05pm Janusz Holyst Warsaw University of Technology From equality to diversity - bottom-up approach for hierarchy growth
12:05-12:25pm Serge Galam CREA An entropy-like approach to the dynamics of conspiracy theories (first steps)
12:25-12:45pm Oleg Yordanov Bulgarian Academy of Sciences A Difference Equation for Tracking Perturbations in Systems of Boolean Nested Canalyzing Functions
Session II - Wednesday Oct 7: Mundaneum, Posters and Administration
2:00-3:00pm Guided tour through the exhibit “Mapping Knowledge"
3:00-4:00pm Poster session - opened with ignite talks, with Igor Grabec (Extraction and application of knowledge from pattern generators), Aleksandra Figurek (Establishing a CAP monitoring and evaluation framework & support of an advisory service system: A proposal based on ontology-driven knowledge management and meta-data engineering), Natasa Golo (Entropy of beliefs and information), Mehmet Ali Abdulhayoglu (NLP application to automatically accessed full text scientific publications indexed in Thomson Reuters Web of Science), and Piotr Malek (Unstandardised standards - issues of meta data for retrieval and mining of Polish digital humanities)
4:00-5:00pm MC meeting (internal)
Session III - Wednesday Oct 7: Past, present and future of scientific information
6:15-7:30pm Eugene Garfield Founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Institute for Scientific Information, now Thomson Reuters Scientific and President and Founding Editor of The Scientist Past, present and future of scientific information: A greet&meet session with one of pioneers in the field of information science. Due to unforeseen circumstances, Eugene Garfield is unable to join us in Mons in person. We work on a remote connection and will have a panel on the topic also.
Session II - Thursday Oct 8: KnowEscape II - Short Talks
09:20-09:40 Michele Coscia Harvard What do Governments do? A Network Perspective
09:40-10:00 Massimo Riccaboni IMT The Local Structure of Worldwide Innovation Hubs
10:00-10:20 Nikolay Vitanov Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Science dynamics and research productivity
10:20-10:50 Coffee Break
10:50-11:10 Jahna Otterbacher Open University of Cyprus Who describes others best? Challenges for crowdsourcing metadata generation on images of people
11:10-11:30 Andreas Rauber Vienna University of Technology SOM-based Visualizations as Platform for Data Exploration
11:30-11:50 Peter Mutschke GESIS Evaluating Usefulness of Knowledge Maps as Visual Search Interfaces
11:50-12:10 Senka Anastasova St Cyril and Methodius University Deleuze’s philosophy of rhizomatic (mapping) knowledge
12:10-12:30 Rob Koopman and Shenghui Wang OCLC Ariadne - Navigating through networked context
Session III - Thursday Oct 8: From data mining to data visualisation
2:00-2:40 James Cheshire UCL London: The Information Capital - Visualising London's Open Data
2:40-3:20 Sebastien Heynman Linkurious How NASA experiments with knowledge discovery
3:20-4:00 Fabio Franchino TODO Designing Visualizations
4:00-4:30 Coffee Break
4:30-5:00 Almila Akdag KNAW Rise of Big Data "=" Rise of Visualizations
5:00-5:40 Luigi Assom and Andrea Lancichinetti Umea Visualising Wikipedia: moderated by Almila Akdag -- Discovery of public knowledge
Session IV - Thursday Oct 8: Why information grows?
6:15pm-8pm Cesar Hidalgo
Science of Data
MIT Why Information Grows: The Evolution of Order, from Atoms to Economies - Cesar Hidalgo will present his new book on the growth of economies, and its connection to the growth of order. The presentation will be followed by a round table on the concepts of entropy, information and complexity, led by Stefan Thurner.
Session V - Friday Oct 9: Models of Science
9:30-10:10 Tim Evans Imperial College London Time, Networks and Citations
10:10-10:50 Frank Schweitzer ETH Zurich Networks at work: The systemic feedback on scientific quality
10:50-11:20 Coffee Break
11:20-12:00 Petra Ahrweiler EA European Academy of Technology and Innovation Assessment Simulating research and innovation networks
12:00-12:40 Pietro Panzarasa Queen Mary Homophily and interdisciplinarity in scientific production
Session VI - Friday Oct 9: Working groups and Visit at the Mundaneum Archives
2:00-4:00pm Working group meetings and guided tour through the archives of the Mundaneum
  With the support of 

Medical Research Council UK Medical Research Council UK Mundaneum FNRS