Thursday, July 29, 2010

Call for Papers:: 13th ISSI Conference 2011

13th International Society of Scientometrics and Informetrics Conference 2011 (ISSI 2011)

4-8 July 2011, Durban, South Africa

Although the generic term informetrics has become increasingly popular, scientometrics, bibliometrics and webometrics are all closely related or interlinked sub-disciplines. They belong to the general field of Information Science and are all employed for the quantitative analysis or measurement of all forms of recorded information by studying their distribution, circulation and use pattern largely within or among individuals, disciplines, organisations or countries. The informetric disciplines thus contribute to evidence-based and informed knowledge about scientific research and provide input to research and innovation policy making worldwide. Evidently, a conference of this magnitude always encourages the growth of research and increased national and international collaboration. We are convinced that by organising the conference on African soil, we will be able to popularise research in the areas of informetrics, scientometrics and webometrics within the country and on the continent. The ISSI 2011 Conference will provide an international open forum for scientists, research managers and authorities, information and communication related professionals to debate the current status and advancements of informetric and scientometric theory and applications, with emphasis on the progress of scientometrics and science in developing countries. The conference is organized under the auspices of ISSI – the International Society for Informetrics and Scientometrics. The conference language is English.

Call for Papers
ISSI 2001 invites researchers worldwide to submit original full research papers, research-in-progress papers or posters within the area of informetrics. Major conference themes are listed below. A Doctoral Forum and dedicated tutorials will be held the day prior to the formal conference start.

Topics of interest include, but not limited to:
  • Theory, Methods and techniques
  • Citation and co-citation analysis
  • Indicators
  • Webometrics
  • Mapping & visualization
  • Research policy
  • Productivity & publications
  • Journals, databases and electronic publications
  • Collaboration
  • Country level studies
  • Patent analysis
Important Dates:
  • Full Papers, Research-in-Progress and Workshop/Tutorial paper submission deadline 15-01-2011
  • Paper/Workshop/Tutorial notification of acceptance/rejection 15-02-2011
  • Poster submission deadline 18-02-2011
  • Doctoral Forum submission deadline 01-03-2011
  • Poster notification of acceptance/rejection 14-03-2011
  • Paper in camera ready form sent to system (at least one author must register) 17-03-2011
  • Doctoral Forum result announcement 01-04-2011

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