Future Citations Hackdays

A free two day event doing clever and interesting things with Citation Data (we bring the data, you bring the ideas!)

Thursday 27th and Friday 28th September, 2012, Birmingham, UK


An example of citations per year

An example of citations per year



If you are looking to do interesting things with Citation Data and related tools, this event is for you!


Future Citation Data Hack days is a FREE event (includes accommodation and food) for developers and experts who are interested in the area of Citation Data, areas of interest include:

  • Business intelligence
  • Research management
  • Big Data
  • Novel use cases
  • Future directions
  • Open data
  • Linked Data / RDF / Ontologies
  • Using Hadoop
  • Amazon Web Services / Cloud services
  • Working with APIs, both open and commercial

This event has been organised between DevCSI, the JISC Citation Data directions project. It aims to bring together software developers, project managers, and experts particularly in the area of Citation Data Analysis.

Hack days are a place for like minded people to get together, to have an opportunity to discuss issues relevant in the area, experiment in a focused way on prototyping systems and even hacking them together. It also aims for people to explore current ways of doing things and how they could be improved.

We are hoping that people will come together to form small teams/groups, to discuss issues, work on paper/real prototypes, datasets, APIs. All participants will be able to share their own examples, expertise and opinions via the lightning sessions, discussions and informal networking opportunities.The event will culminate in a series of presentations from the teams in terms of the work they have carried out.

Please visit the Future Citation Data Ideas page for the people are interested in. Please add a new posting, or reply to existing ones to express your interest.


 We really want developers to do interesting things with Citation Data and available APIs





Day One


09:00                    Registration

09:30                    Welcome and Introduction

10:00                    Lightning Talks

11:00                    Coffee

11:30                    Brainstorming

12:30                    Lunch

13:30                    Formation of Working Groups

14:00                    Discussion of Ideas

14:30                    Work on Ideas

15:00                    Coffee

15:30                    Work on Ideas

18:30                    Check into Accommodation

19:30                    Dinner

21:00                    Work on Ideas until late

Day Two


09:30                    Catch up from Day One

11:00                    Coffee

11:30                    Work on Ideas

12:30                    Lunch

13:30                    Work on Ideas

15:00                    Coffee

15:30                    Presentation of Final Workshop Outcomes

16:30                    Workshop Close







The event takes place at the Aston Conference Centre, Birmingham. All accommodation is at the Conference Centre.  Please ensure you note on the booking form if you need accommodation.

For more information about how to get to the venue, please visit the directions page.






Everything you need to help you prepare and get the most out of attending this event:


Before the event:

During the event:

  • Follow updates from @devcsi
  • Access useful APIs

After the event:

  • Read the official event report
  • Read reflections from other participants



Apply Now


This is a FREE event.  Yes, FREE.  Really.  For everyone.  Including meals and accommodation.

If you are not staying at the venue but are planning on staying for the evening meal on 27th please make a note on the application form in the additional information box.





Please note: To keep this event free of charge, there is a £100 cancellation fee.

The event is organised and supported by:





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