Title: What could we learn from the scientific literature of a research field?

Speaker: Chaomei Chen


I will introduce some theories and principles behind the design of CiteSpace and outline some commonly used workflows of visual analytic studies of scientific literature. I will illustrate with a few examples of how it may facilitate some common scenarios of use.

The slides can be downloaded here.


Dr. Chaomei Chen is a Professor of Information Science in the College of Computing and Informatics at Drexel University in the USA. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Information Visualization (1473-8716; 1473-8724) and the Field Chief Editor of Frontiers in Research Metrics and Analytics (2504-0537). He is the author of a series of books on visualizing the evolution of scientific knowledge as wells strategies and techniques for critical thinking and discovery, including Representing Scientific Knowledge: The Role of Uncertainty (Springer 2017), The Fitness of Information: Quantitative Assessments of Critical Information (Wiley, 2014), Turning Points: The Nature of Creativity (Springer, 2011), Information Visualization: Beyond the Horizon (Springer 2004, 2006) and Mapping Scientific Frontiers: The Quest for Knowledge Visualization (Springer 2003, 2013). He is the creator of the widely used visual analytics software CiteSpace for visualizing and analyzing structural and temporal patterns in scientific literature. http://www.pages.drexel.edu/~cc345/