International Symposium on Science of Science 03/22/2016 - 03/23/2016 - Library of Congress Registration is now open http://icss.ist.psu.edu/index.html Attend in person or via webcast. In studying the Science of Science, researchers study aspects of the research process itself. Moving beyond bibliometric studies, science of science studies analyze large-scale datasets to model what occurs during the scientific process and help answer these questions: - Can large-scale datasets help us analyze how and why major activities occur in the field of science? - What are the patterns of scientific production (publications that win prizes, publications that are written collaboratively, etc.)? - What are the patterns of reward in the field of science (prizes, citations, readership, etc.)? - Can observation and understanding of the research process help us create models showing how to increase the chance for big discoveries? The Science of Science involves social scientists, information and computer scientists, economists, physicists and mathematicians, with results published in venues with non-overlapping readership. The findings impact program directors, publishers, researchers, industry, and grant-making institutions. This two-day event involves stakeholders seeking to learn how to apply recent findings from the science of science research in their organizations. This program is supported by the NSF Science of Science and Innovation Policy program, and therefore is free of registration fees.