This Article 
   
 Share 
   
 Bibliographic References 
   
 Add to: 
 
Digg
Furl
Spurl
Blink
Simpy
Google
Del.icio.us
Y!MyWeb
 
 Search 
   
2009 13th International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design
Does conference participation lead to increased collaboration? A quantitative investigation
Santiago, Chile
April 22-April 24
ISBN: 978-1-4244-3534-0
Bruno A. Osiek, PESC/COPPE- UFRJ, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Geraldo Xexeo, DCC/IM- UFRJ, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Adriana S. Vivacqua, RCT/UFF, Fluminense Federal University, Brazil
Jano M. de Souza, DCC/IM- UFRJ, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Conferences are an important environment for academic knowledge exchange, and are valued by researchers as a good way to increase ones social network and meet potential collaborators. The question we investigate in this work is whether conferences actually influence collaboration between researchers, providing a starting point for joint work. To conduct this investigation, we used the DBLP database containing 640.977 distinct authors, 1.057.207 papers published in 21.354 journals and conferences spanning over more than 70 years. Using the concept of coauthorship as evidence of collaboration, we found that at best only 123.886 collaborations (from a total of 2.685.224, or 4,61%) could have emerged from the authors having met at a conference. This leads us to the conclusion that conference environments do not significantly promote collaboration among participants.
Citation:
Bruno A. Osiek, Geraldo Xexeo, Adriana S. Vivacqua, Jano M. de Souza, "Does conference participation lead to increased collaboration? A quantitative investigation," cscwd, pp.642-647, 2009 13th International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design, 2009
Usage of this product signifies your acceptance of the Terms of Use.