About the workshop

The Communication and Information Studies research group (CIS) at Aalborg University Copenhagen organises a Web of Science Big Data Event in collaboration with Clarivate Analytics.

We invite you to participate in a 1-day workshop focused on Web of Science citation data, APIs, and system integration. This will be an interactive, lively, and informal workshop where the Clarivate Analytics Web of Science team, along with customers and partners, will discuss the Web of Science citation network as a research dataset, share examples and experiences using APIs, and integrating Web of Science data with other systems. As well, use cases of innovation and research projects using Web of Science data from around the world will be presented along with both an overview of emerging trends in big data citation analytics and the ways that Clarivate Analytics are leveraging and embracing these technologies.

The use case for the Web of Science Core Collection as a search and discovery tool is well-established at thousands of institutions worldwide. But the use of its high-quality metadata outside of the platform for big data citation-based studies is still emerging. When researchers need to study science, technology, and innovation trends, they turn to the Web of Science Core Collection as the only comprehensive citation source to provide over 100 years of consistent, global publication data. 


The Web of Science Big Data Event is open to anyone wishing to participate and is free of charge. In order to secure sufficient coffee during breaks and lunch tickets please register here no later than June 9th, 2017.

Time and Place

The workshop takes place on Wednesday June 14, 2017 between 10:00 and 16:00 at Aalborg University, Copenhagen Campus (AAU-CPH), in Copenhagen, Denmark.


   A. C. Meyers Vænge 15
   DK-2450 Copenhagen SV

AAU-CPH is located in the South Harbour (da. Sydhavnen) in Copenhagen 15 minutes from the city centre in the former R&D facilities of Nokia. The AAU-CPH campus has more than 5000 students and 500 academics in all fields of research, and is situated in a prime location with stunning harbour views and top conference facilities.

See this travel page for how to get to the venue.

Once inside the main AAU-CPH building, go to the third floor via the spiral staircase or the lifts, and follow the signs to room 3.084A.

Guest talk by Wolfgang Glänzel

Wolfgang Glänzel, Full Professor and Director of the Centre for R&D Monitoring, KU Leuven (Belgium) will give a guest talk on his experiences in working with Web of Science data on a large scale.

In his talk on ‘Web of Science as data research set’ he will report on his experience with using the data set for bibliometrics and research evaluation, focussing on two issues 1) Hybrid techniques, i.e., combining different kind of information extracted from or mined in the WoS database (e.g., citation links with textual information) mainly used for clustering, community detection, network analysis and enhanced information retrieval and 2) combining WoS-sourced information with external sources to gain supplementary information and/or to improve correctness and reliability of data (matching with CVs, data extracted from specialised databases, geolocation etc.).



09:00-10:00 Registration and breakfast
10:00-10:15 Welcome
Birger Larsen (AAU-CPH) and Jason Rollins (Clarivate Analytics, USA)
10:15-11:15 KEYNOTE
Wolfgang Glänzel, KU Leuven (Belgium)
Web of Science as Data Research Set [slides]
11:15-11.30 Coffee break
11:30-12:00 Mogens Sandfær, Technical University of Denmark
Using WoS and VIVO to Build a University RAP – Research Analytics Platform [slides]
12:00-13:00 Lunch - served in the AAU-CPH canteen
13:00-13:30 Alexandre Lucas, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (Brazil)
Indicators for the Evaluation of Technology Activity [slides]
13:30-14:00 Birger Larsen, Aalborg University, Copenhagen (Denmark)
Combining Citation Context Analysis and WoS citation networks [slides]
14:00-14:30 Guillaume Rivalle (Clarivate Analytics, France)
Web of Science - Breadth & Depth [slides]
14:30-14:45 Coffee break
14:45-16:00 Brainstorm and API workshop
16:15-18:00 Post-workshop Humanomics 'New Ideas in the Humanities' talk
Gunnar Sivertsen, NIFU/STEP (Norway)
The Societal Impact of the Humanities in Norway

post-workshop talk by Gunnar Sivertsen

Immediately after the workshop Dr. Gunnar Sivertsen (NIFU/STEP, Oslo) gives a talk in the Humanomics research centre talk series on 'New ideas in Humanities'. The title of the talk is “The Societal Impact of the Humanities in Norway” and it takes place on June 14, 2017 between 16:15 and 18:00 also in room 3.084A.
For more information see this announcement.


Birger Larsen
Aalborg University Copenhagen
Email: birger@hum.aau.dk