The 7th Satellite on Quantifying Success

7 July, Rome, Italy

About The Event


During the past few years the increasing availability of large-scale datasets that capture activities in scientific publications, patents, grant proposals, sports, enterprises, as well as social media activities has created an unprecedented opportunity to explore patterns underlying success. The take on this important topic can be rather diverse - from exploring citations to influential scientific papers to the emergence of runaway videos on YouTube, from investigating activities such as collaboration that bring success for the team to innovations essential for the success of an enterprise. As such the tools and perspectives vary, involving social scientists, computer scientists, economists, physicists and mathematicians. The results are published in venues with non-overlapping readership.

The Quantifying Success satellite has the aim of bringing together scientists and researchers from different disciplines and giving them the opportunity to present and discuss their recent results, identify open questions and new challenges, and develop common languages for solving problems in the emerging, fascinating field of the "science of success". It will be an opportunity to discuss different, multi- and inter-disciplinary approaches to quantify success across a variety of scientific domains, with a main focus on data-driven methods.

Invited Speakers

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Call for contributed talks

The satellite accepts contributed talks in the form of a 10-minute presentation with slides. Participants are invited to submit via EasyChair an abstract of maximum 1 page in PDF format, specifying title, author(s), affiliation(s) and e-mail address(es). Contributions are evaluated on a rolling base, until all slots are filled up (but no later than May 15th). Please makes sure to submit your abstract soon, if you plan on attending and contributing to the satellite.

Areas of interest include but are not limited to the following focused topics:

  • Citation dynamics of papers and patents
  • Adoption and success of products and technologies
  • Dynamics in social media, such as popularity of hashtags and viral videos
  • Career success and longevity in different professions
  • Patterns behind normal and successful career in different disciplines
  • Prediction of future achievement and career trajectory
  • How institutions (e.g., universities) shape scientific production
  • Collaborations and team formation in success
  • Extinction, evolution and emergence of knowledge
  • Analytics of success of sports clubs and players
  • Big Data sources for measuring performance and success
  • Algorithms for performance ranking
  • Patterns of success in visual arts, music and writing
  • Performance sensing and analysis
  • Data mining for the analysis of performance and success

Satellite program

Program of the invited talks and accepted papers


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Brenden Legros

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Previous editions of the Quantifying Success


Federico Battiston

Federico Battiston

Central European University (Hungary)

Alexander J. Gates

Alexander J. Gates

Northeastern University (USA)

Federico Musciotto

Federico Musciotto

Central European University (Hungary)

Luca Pappalardo

Luca Pappalardo

ISTI-CNR (Italy)

Onur Varol

Onur Varol

Northeastern University (USA)