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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
before 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.    (09)

If manuscripts are submitted in printed form, please send four copies of
full articles to the guest editor at:    (010)

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/    (011)

Important Dates    (012)

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    (013)

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/.    (014)