CFP - Doctoral Forum at ISSI2007

Birger Larsen blar at DB.DK
Mon Mar 19 06:30:55 EDT 2007

*** Apologies for cross postings ***

        Call for Participation
Doctoral Forum at the ISSI2007 conference
           24 June, 2007
           Madrid, Spain

For the second time a Doctoral Forum is offered at the biannual conference of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics (ISSI). The Doctoral Forum at the ISSI2007 conference in Madrid, Spain is a chance for doctoral students to present their research projects to senior researchers and to their colleagues, and in return receive constructive feedback. The primary objective of the Doctoral Forum is to provide doctoral students with a forum to present and discuss their research projects with senior researchers and fellow students and to develop their relationships with other scientists.

Due to the time consuming form of the Doctoral Forum, the number of participants is restricted. The doctoral forum is only open to the invited senior researchers and the accepted students. There is no separate fee for attending the doctoral forum, but participation requires the students register for the conference.

Doctoral Forum Committee (see homepages for contact information)
Dr. Bluma Peritz, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Dr. Ed Noyons, Leiden University, the Netherlands
Dr. Mike Thelwall, University of Wolverhampton, UK
Dr. Peter Ingwersen, Royal School of Library and Information Science, Denmark
Dr. Ronald Rousseau, Catholic School for Higher Education Bruges-Ostend
(KHBO), Belgium 

Doctoral Forum Chairs
Associate professor, Rickard Danell, Umeå University, Umeå - Sweden (
Associate professor, Birger Larsen, Royal School of Library & Information
Science, Copenhagen - Denmark ( 

Residencia de Estudiantes 
(Close to the ISSI2007 conference venue)

June 24 between 9 am to 5 pm.

To apply to the workshop, please submit an application of up to 1500 words containing: 
* Description of doctoral research project - including research questions and planned methodology; and 
* Motivation for student participation at the Doctoral Forum, and importantly the issues you wish to receive feedback on from the senior researchers. 

The first page of the application must contain the name, affiliation and full address of the doctoral student including phone and fax numbers and email address, as well as the name of the supervisor(s). 

The application should be electronically submitted by 1st April 2007 in RTF or PDF format using the electronic conference submission system (See the Doctoral Forum page at for link). 

We recommend that student participation and presentation of research project at the Doctoral Forum are credited 3 ECTS by their home department.

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