First Call for Papers - STI Conference Series, 2012 Edition

Larivière Vincent vincent.lariviere at UMONTREAL.CA
Mon Oct 24 13:11:36 EDT 2011

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First Call for Papers


STI Conference Series, 2012 Edition, 5-8 September, 2012 in Montréal, Québec, Canada.

International Conference on Science and Technology Indicators


In part due to a growing global trend in evidence-based decision-making, the use of S&T indicators for the evaluation of research-not to mention for research planning and policy-is increasing in nearly every country. New indicators and databases continue to emerge and a growing number of scholars hailing from a wide range of disciplines have joined the ranks of the S&T indicators community. 


The STI conference has become the main yearly venue for the S&T indicators community of practitioners, researchers and users. The International Conference on Science and Technology Indicators, informally known as the "Leiden Conference", was traditionally held every other year. In 2010, it merged with the conference series organised by ENID (European Network of Indicator Designers), which was held in the alternate years. The resulting STI conference series will continue presenting high-quality scholarly work while also providing a venue for networking and the promotion of cooperation between researchers, international organisations and other S&T indicator users. 


Held for the first time outside Europe, the 2012 STI conference is jointly organised by Science-Metrix and the Observatoire des sciences et des technologies (OST) and will be held at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). The 2012 edition will be organised around the three following themes: 


            - Theoretical, historical, practical and social aspects of S&T indicator development and use

            - Methodological aspects in the use of S&T indicators and the production of statistics

            - Use of S&T indicators in R&D management and S&T strategy development and evaluation


The working language of the conference will be English.


Please note that in contrast to previous STI conferences, researchers and practitioners are asked to submit full papers (from 6 to 12 pages). The selected papers will be made available in open access on the STI conference website.


Key Dates:

            -Deadline for submission of full papers or research in progress papers-March 2nd, 2012

            -Notification of acceptance of papers-April 13th, 2012


            -Deadline for posters submission-May 4th, 2012

            -Notification of acceptance of posters-May 25th, 2012


Further information will progressively be made available on the conference website: <> 


Email: info at <mailto:info at> 


Programme Chairs: 


Éric Archambault, 

Yves Gingras, 

Vincent Larivière


Vincent Larivière

Professeur adjoint

École de bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l'information (EBSI)
Université de Montréal


Chercheur associé
Observatoire des sciences et des technologies (OST)
Centre interuniversitaire de recherche sur la science et la technologie (CIRST)
Université du Québec à Montréal

Tél: +1.514.343.5600
Fax: +1.514.343.5753

vincent.lariviere at <mailto:vincent.lariviere at>  


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