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Ei Compendex Conference Expansion Program is completed and exceeded its target

 
on Thu, 02/05/2015 - 07:38

The Conference Expansion Program is now completed, exceeding its original goal with over 1,000 conference titles, 6,000 conference events and 400,000 conference papers newly covered in Ei Compendex. 

Benefits for Ei Compendex users

The Conference Expansion Program exceeded its original goal with over 1,000 conference titles, 6,000 conference events and 400,000 conference papers newly covered in Ei Compendex.
The Conference Expansion Program focused on disciplines where the communication of findings at international meetings is especially important, like Computer Science and Engineering.
Conference coverage represents around 50% on the content loaded in Ei Compendex in the past 4-5 years and demonstrating one of Ei Compendex’s key strengths.

Conference Coverage in Ei Compendex

Conference coverage, over the past 4-5 years, represents around 50% of the content indexed annually in Ei Compendex.
Besides giving Ei Compendex customers more comprehensive coverage of literature in core engineering disciplines, including more high quality research from outside the US, the Conference Expansion Program has provided additional material from adjacent subject areas like computer science and physics.
This enhances the discoverability opportunities open to users, particularly when they take advantage of the combined Inspec search (for Ei Compendex and Inspec subscribers only).

About the Conference Expansion Program

The Conference Expansion Program, which ran from 2011-2014, consistently focused on disciplines where the communication of findings at international meetings is especially important.
Covering the key period of 2005 to the present, the program has helped researchers working in fields like Engineering, Computer Science and some areas of Physics to achieve citation parity with colleagues in other subject areas which have traditionally received better coverage from bibliographic databases.
At the same time, the new conference-based content has helped to broaden geographical conference coverage.
This means the inclusion of more high quality work from outside the US, with an emphasis on Europe and Australia, providing a more comprehensive view of the global literature.  
The Conference Expansion Program content, which has been vetted for quality and relevance, includes proceedings from the most scientifically credible serial and one-off global conferences.
These were identified via authoritative lists, including ARC, DBLB, MS Academic Search and INSPIRES, while our existing coverage was validated against these sources.
This program has been created in direct cooperation with leading engineering universities where faculty members have listed the meetings which they felt to be most significant.

Release Date: 
February 5 2015
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