Russian computer scientists, local and abroad: mobility and collaboration

Research Area: Scientometrics Year: 2014
Type of Publication: Research Report
  • Vincent Lepinay
  • Andrei Mogoutov
  • Jean-Philippe Cointet
  • Lionel Villard
In this paper we present the first results of the first comprehensive study of a population that has drawn attention over the past few years, Russian computer scientists (CS) and IT specialists. We collected data from digital platforms were CS and IT leave either signatures or digital traces. The difference between signatures and traces is the difference between intentional scientific claims (an article or a vitae) and by-products of activities that take place on the web. Digital signatures are a digital mode of existence of objects that exist otherwise; digital traces only exist on digital platforms.