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Scientometric Analysis Of The CHI Proceedings

Christoph Bartneck, Jun Hu

Abstract – The CHI conference has grown rapidly over the last 26 years. We present a quantitative analysis on the countries and organizations that contribute to its success. Only 7.8 percent of the countries are responsible for 80 percent of the papers in the CHI proceedings, and the USA is clearly the country with most papers. But the success of a country or organization does not depend only on the number of accepted papers, but also on their quality. We present a ranking of countries and organizations based on the h-index, an indicator that tries to balance the quantity and quality of scientific output based on a bibliometric analysis. The bibliometric analysis also allowed us to demonstrate the difficulty of judging quality. The papers acknowledged by the best paper award committee were not cited more often than a random sample of papers from the same years. The merit of the award is therefore unclear, and it might be worthwhile to allow the visitor to the conference to vote for the best paper.

Keywords: quality, bibliometrics, chi, history, h-index, g-index

C. Bartneck and J. Hu, “Scientometric Analysis of the CHI Proceedings,” in the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI2009), Boston, 2009, pp. 699-708.
DOI: 10.1145/1518701.1518810