Dr Maria Grazia Pia (Universita e INFN (IT))
The broad coverage of the search for the Higgs boson in the mainstream media is a relative novelty for HEP research, whose achievements have traditionally been limited to scholarly literature. This presentation illustrates the results of a scientometric analysis of HEP computing in scientific literature, institutional media and the press, and a comparative overview of similar metrics concerning recent particle physics measurements. The picture emerging from these scientometric data documents the scientific impact and social perception of HEP computing. This analysis intends to open a discussion in the software-oriented community for improved communication of the scientific and social role of HEP computing.