Wednesday, December 22, 2010


Seventh International Conference on Webometrics, Informetrics and Scientometrics (WIS) & Twelfth COLLNET Meeting will take place 20-23 September, 2011, at Istanbul Bilgi University. According to the conference call for paper: 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. Theoretical, methodological and applied aspects of the conference can be listed as follows:

Emerging issues in scientometrics / informetrics /webometrics and history of science,

Impact and role of open access and digital libraries on patterns of collaborations and sciences,

Science policy and collaboration,

Collaboration studies for science & society,

Collaboration, knowledge management & industrial partnership,

Collaborative bridge between academic research and industry,

Methods 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,

Collaboration in science and in technology from both quantitative and qualitative points of view,

Evaluation indicators for scientific productivity and other science related practices.