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[ba-unrev-talk] New Journal: Visualization of Scientific Paradigms

Visualization of Scientific Paradigms
< http://www.brunel.ac.uk/~cssrccc2/cfp/jasis_paradigms.html>    (01)

Background    (02)

Thomas  Kuhn's Structure of Scientific Revolution has generated profound
and far-reaching impact over nearly four decades since
early 1960s in a wide range of disciplines such as philosophy, history,
social sciences, and physical sciences. Today, the advances of
several key technologies in text processing, information visualization,
and domain analysis provide potentially powerful means to detect
and track the telltale signatures of the very existence of paradigms and
paradigm shifts.    (03)

This  special  topic issue will provide an interdisciplinary forum for
researchers and practitioners to present the latest development
of enabling techniques, methodologies, and case studies towards the
realization of the ultimate goal of identifying  and  predicting  the
dynamics  of a scientific paradigm and the structure of a scientific
community.    (04)

Topical Theme    (05)

Authors are invited to submit original papers in related areas for the
special topic issue. Example topics include, but are not
limited to, the following:    (06)

   * Characteristics of a paradigm
   * Measurement and visualization of a paradigm
   * Scientometrics
   * Citation analysis
   * Author co-citation analysis
   * Domain analysis
   * Visualization of social networks in scientific communities
   * Visualization of knowledge structures
   * Visualization of changing vocabularies of a subject domain
   * Visualization of classic and landmark works
   * Case studies of competing paradigms
   * Case studies of a paradigm shift
   * Research agenda
   * Practical implications to information science as well as to
     scientific activities    (07)

Inquiries and Submissions    (08)

Inquiries should be made to the guest editor via email, fax, or
telephone.  Authors should inform guest editor of intent to submit
submitting a a manuscript.  Electronic submissions  of  manuscripts  in
PDF or Word (97 or later) are recommended  via  email to
chaomei.chen@brunel.ac.uk. If manuscripts are submitted in printed form,
please send four copies of full articles to the guest editor
at:    (09)

Dr Chaomei Chen
The VIVID Research Centre
Department of Information Systems and Computing
Brunel University
Uxbridge UB8 3PH
Tel: (+44) 1895 20 30 80
Fax: (+44) 1895 251-686
Email: chaomei.chen@brunel.ac.uk
WWW: http://www.brunel.ac.uk/~cssrccc2/    (010)

Important Dates    (011)

July 31, 2001 - Notification of intent to submit a manuscript
January 31, 2002 - Deadline for manuscript submission
April 30, 2002 - Notification of acceptance/rejection of manuscripts
November 30, 2002 - Final versions of manuscripts due
Early 2003 - Publication    (012)

All manuscripts will be reviewed by a panel of referees. Original
artwork and a signed copy of the copyright release form will be
required for all accepted papers. A copy of the call for papers will be
available on the World Wide Web, as is further information
about JASIST, at http://www.asis.org/.    (013)