CFP - Metrics Pre-conference Symposium at ASIST Annual Meeting

Dietmar Wolfram dwolfram at UWM.EDU
Tue Jan 20 15:09:52 EST 2009

[Apologies for any cross postings]

Call for Papers
ASIST & ISSI Pre-Conference Symposium on Informetrics and Scientometrics

Date: Saturday, November 7, 2009
Location: Hyatt Regency, Vancouver, BC, Canada

This ASIST Annual Meeting pre-conference, co-sponsored with the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics (ISSI), will provide a focused day for metrics researchers to present their recent projects and to discuss issues of interest to the field. 

Proposals addressing any topic of relevance to bibliometrics, scientometrics, webometrics, cybermetrics and allied areas are encouraged. Examples of topics include, but are not limited to: informetric laws, aspects of inequality or concentration and diffusion, growth and obsolescence, citation theory, linking theory, indicators, open access and electronic publishing, evaluation techniques for scientific output, visualization and mapping of science, and applications for information system content, use and management (e.g., information retrieval, libraries).

Submission Process

Full papers of up to 12 single-spaced pages are welcome and are to include a title, name(s) of the author(s), and an informative abstract of up to 300 words. Papers are to be submitted electronically to the symposium submission system at: 

and should follow the formatting guidelines used for ASIST Annual Meeting submissions (

Submissions will be double blind-refereed. Priority will be given to papers that represent completed or ongoing research. Submissions by students are encouraged. Proposals will be evaluated based on relevance to the field, originality, significance, organization, and clarity. 

Accepted papers will be made electronically available to attendees of the symposium. Authors of accepted papers are expected to be in attendance to present their work during the symposium. High ranking papers will be invited for submission to a special issue of the Journal of Informetrics. 

Important Dates
o	Deadline for paper submissions – April 15, 2009 
o	Acceptance decisions – May 29, 2009
o	Final papers due – August 15, 2009

(Note: ASIST member registration rates for the ASIST Annual Meeting will also apply to ISSI members.)

For further details, please contact: 

Ronald Rousseau
KHBO - Association K.U. Leuven
Industrial Sciences and Technology
Zeedijk 101 -  8400  Oostende,  Belgium
E-mail: ronald.rousseau at


Dietmar Wolfram
School of Information Studies 
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
P.O. Box 413, Milwaukee, WI USA  53201
E-mail: dwolfram at

Additional information about the symposium will be made available at: 

For more information about the ASIST Annual Meeting see 

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