Analysis of the evolution of research groups and topics in the ISMIR conference

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Abstract

We present an analysis of the topics and research groups that participated in the ISMIR conference over the last 15 years, based on its proceedings. While we first investigate the topological changes of the co-authorship network as well as topics over time, we also identify groups of researchers, allowing us to investigate their evolution and topic dependence. Notably, we find that large groups last longer if they actively alter their membership. Furthermore, such groups tend to cover a wider selection of topics, suggesting that a change of members as well as of research topics increases their adaptability. In turn, smaller groups show the opposite behavior, persisting longer if their membership is altered minimally and focus on a smaller set of topics. Finally, by analyzing the effect of group size and lifespan on research impact, we observed that papers penned by medium sized and long lasting groups tend to have a citation advantage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 16th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, ISMIR 2015
EditorsMeinard Muller, Frans Wiering
PublisherInternational Society for Music Information Retrieval
Pages204-210
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9788460688532
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Event16th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, ISMIR 2015 - Malaga, Spain
Duration: Oct 26 2015Oct 30 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 16th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, ISMIR 2015

Conference

Conference16th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, ISMIR 2015
CountrySpain
CityMalaga
Period10/26/1510/30/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Music
  • Information Systems

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    Sordo, M., Ogihara, M., & Wuchty, S. (2015). Analysis of the evolution of research groups and topics in the ISMIR conference. In M. Muller, & F. Wiering (Eds.), Proceedings of the 16th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, ISMIR 2015 (pp. 204-210). (Proceedings of the 16th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, ISMIR 2015). International Society for Music Information Retrieval.