Wednesday, October 25, 2017

CfPs: Science and Technology Indicators conference | Leiden, 12-14 September 2018

The 2018 Science and Technology Indicators conference will be held 12-14 September 2018 in Leiden (The Netherlands) in collaboration with the European Network of Indicator Developers (ENID), and will be hosted by the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) at Leiden University. This edition will have a special focus on the discussion of "indicators in transition" as a driving force for more comprehensive, broader and socially oriented forms of Science, Technology and Innovation indicators and evaluations.


The website of the conference is already available ( and it will be regularly updated with new information about the conference.


We invite you to submit proposals for thematic tracks (abstracts of 250 words) before January 15th 2018. We welcome proposals for tracks dedicated to established or emerging topics, such as bibliometrics and/in social sciences and humanities, open science, responsible metrics, altmetrics and social media studies. We especially welcome transdisciplinary streams and international collaborations.


Selected tracks will be included in the call for papers and track organizers are asked to take place in the scientific committee of STI 2018 and assist in the peer review process of contributions submitted to their track. Thematic tracks might take a multitude of forms. Ranging from (one or more) paper sessions, roundtables, short provocations or other means of engagement. Thematic tracks will typically try to achieve more coherence throughout the track than the average paper session can provide.


For questions about possible thematic tracks and submissions of special tracks email us at


Do you want to receive updates in your e-mail regarding the next STI2018? (e.g. call for papers, etc.), then send us an e-mail to with the subject 'Updates STI2018'.


Rodrigo Costas, Thomas Franssen and Alfredo Yegros.


STI2018 organising committee


Centre for Science & Technology Studies (CWTS)

University Leiden

PO Box 905



Visiting Address

Willem Einthoven Building

Kolffpad 1

2333 BN Leiden

The Netherlands


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