Tuesday, July 19, 2016

CfPs: 12th International Conference on Webometrics, Informetrics & Scientometrics (WIS) & the 17th COLLNET Meeting 2016| 12-15 December | Nancy, France

12th International Conference on Webometrics, Informetrics, and Scientometrics (WIS) and the 17th COLLNET Meeting 2016
12-15 December 2016
Nancy, France

It gives us great pleasure to extend to you all a very warm welcome in the 12th International Conference on Webometrics, Informetrics, and Scientometrics (WIS) and the 17th COLLNET Meeting 2016 which will be held from 12 to 15 December 2016 in Nancy, France organized by COLLNET. COLLNET 2016 will be a excellent opportunity for all including Librarians, Information Professionals, Researchers and Practitioners to share experiences, ideas, research results, meeting and networking on all aspects of webometrics, informetrics and scientometrics. Don't miss out on the many opportunities which will allow you to share your experiences and learn from other professionals. There will be many events, including educational programs, networking events, receptions, vendor presentations, panel discussions and tours. Looking forward to meeting you in COLLNET 2016 in Nancy, France.

The broad focus of the conference is on collaboration and communication in science and technology; science policy; quantitative aspects of science of science; and combination and integration of qualitative and quantitative approaches in study of scientific practices. The conference thus aims to contribute to evidence-based and informed knowledge about scientific research and practices which in turn may further provide input to institutional, regional, national and international research and innovation policy making.

Call for papers
Papers are invited for COLLNET 2016. Please submit extended abstract (3 pages) latest by 15th July 2016 to collnet2016@gmail.com with a copy to Hildrun Kretschmer at kretschmer.h@onlinehome.de and to Habil, Jean-Charles Lamirel at lamirel@loria.fr. The conference will consider, but not be limited to, the following indicative theme:
A. Emerging issues in Scientometrics / Informetrics /Webometrics and History
  • Science Policy and Collaboration
  • Science Policy, Collaboration and History
  • Collaboration Studies for Science & Society
  • Collaboration, Knowledge Management & Industrial Partnership
  • Collaborative Bridge between Academic Research and Industry
  • Techniques for Collaboration Studies
  • Visualization Techniques in Collaboration Studies
  • Quantitative Analysis of S&T Innovations
  • Informetrics Laws and Distributions, Mathematical Models of Communication or Collaboration
  • Nature and Growth of Science and of Collaboration in Science and its Relation with Technological Output
  • Evaluation Indicators
  • Collaboration in Science and in Technology from both Quantitative and Qualitative Points of View
  • Informetrics Laws and Distributions
B. Data Management
  • Data Analysis and Data Mining
  • Open Access Management and its Impact
C. Information Technology and Management
  • Information and Knowledge Measurement
  • Information Literacy Program
  • Technology & Innovations in Libraries and Impact Measurement
  • Development and Assessment of Digital Repositories
  • Economic Co-operation and Development
  • Historical and Comparative case studies related to Librarianship

Abstract Submission:
The date for submission of extended abstract (3 pages) has been extended to 15th August 2016. Submit abstratc to collnet2016@gmail.com with a copy to Hildrun Kretschmer at kretschmer.h@onlinehome.de and to Habil, Jean-Charles Lamirel at lamirel@loria.fr

Important Dates
August 15, 2016, Extended Abstract, (3 pages)
August 20, 2016, Acceptance Notification
September 1, 2016, Abstract for Poster Presentation (1 page)
October 15, 2016, Full Paper
December 1, 2016, Registration Deadline
December 12-15, 2016, Conference

COLLNET and WIS History (WIS: Webometrics, Informetrics, Scientometrics), 2000-2015
COLLNET is a global interdisciplinary research network of scholars who are concerned to study aspects of collaboration in science and in technology (see COLLNET web site at: http://www.collnet.de/). This network of interdisciplinary scholars was established in January 2000 in Berlin with Hildrun Kretschmer as coordinator. Since that time there have been thirteen meetings: the first in Berlin, September 2000, the 2nd in New Delhi, February 2001 and the 3rd in Sydney (in association with the 8th ISSI Conference), July 2001. The 4th COLLNET Meeting took place on August 29th in 2003 in Beijing in conjunction with the 9th International ISSI Conference; the First International Workshop on Webometrics, Informetrics and Scientometrics (WIS) and 5th COLLNET Meeting in Roorkee, India, in March 2004. The 6th COLLNET Meeting took place in association with the 10th ISSI Conference in Stockholm, Sweden, in July 2005. The Second International Workshop on Webometrics, Informetrics and Scientometrics (WIS) and 7th COLLNET Meeting was organized in Nancy, France, in May 2006. The Third International Conference on WIS and Science and Society & Eighth COLLNET Meeting took place in New Delhi, India, in March 2007 (http://www.collnet-delhi.de), the Fourth International Conference on WIS & Ninth COLLNET Meeting in Berlin, Germany in July 2008 (http://www.collnet-berlin.de) and the Fifth International Conference on WIS & Tenth COLLNET Meeting in Dalian, China, in September 2009 (http://www.wiselab.cn/collnet-dalian/).The Sixth International Conference on WIS & Eleventh COLLNET Meeting took place in Mysore, India, in October 2010,the Seventh International Conference on WIS & Twelfth COLLNET Meeting in Istanbul, Turkey, in September 2011 (http://collnet.cs.bilgi.edu.tr/), the 8th International Conference on WIS & 13th COLLNET Meeting in Seoul, Korea, October, 2012, Seoul, Korea, http://collnet2012.ndsl.kr; the 9th International Conference on WIS & 14th COLLNET Meeting, August, 2013 in Tartu, Estonia http://www.etag.ee/international-research-cooperation/collnet-2013/?lang=en, September 3-5, 2014 in Ilmenau, Germany http://www.tu-ilmenau.de/collnet2014, November 26-28, 2015 in New Delhi, India http://www.slp.org.in/collnet2015/.

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