[Sigmetrics] Fwd: STI Conf Sept 2016, València -- Call for papers

Ismael Rafols ismaelrafols at gmail.com
Wed Nov 25 12:18:35 EST 2015

*Call for papers*

The 21st S&T Indicators Conference will take place in València (Spain) on
14-16th September 2016.

We invite submission of papers, posters and special sessions to the 21st
edition of the STI conference series.

Deadline: March 14th, 2016

For further details see: www.sti2016.org

*Theme: Peripheries, frontiers and beyond*

This year, the conference aims to stimulate reflection on the challenges
posed to S&T indicator development and use in geographical, cognitive or
social spaces that are peripheral or marginal to the centres of economic,
scientific or technological activity. We propose to identify, describe and
analyse the problems that emerge in situations and spaces where indicators
are used beyond their scope of validity. The conference aims to offer an
international platform to propose, and discuss, alternative approaches and

*The conference will include Special Tracks on:*

1            Data infrastructure and data quality for evolving research
metrics. Led by *Cameron Neylon* (PLoS One)

2            International benchmarking of innovation: challenges and
adequacy for developing and developed regions. Led by *Luciana Marins*
(UNESCO Institute of Statistics).

3            Measuring diverse research “qualities”: indicators of societal
impact, engagement, participation, and local relevance. Led *Judith Sutz*
(Univ. República, Uruguay)

4            Collaborations, mobility and internationalization. Led by *Rigas
Arvanitis* (IFRIS, IRD, France)

5            Social sciences and the humanities. Led *Thed van Leeuwen *(CWTS,
Leiden University).

*Other topics include:*

1            Data infrastructure for research metrics

2            Social media and alternative metrics

3            Visualisation for policy and evaluation

4            How do indicators shape research agendas?

5            Evaluation of mission-oriented research

6            Science participation and communication

7            Inclusive innovation and grassroots innovation

8            Indicators for sustainable development in socio-economic

9            Gender and gendered research and innovation

10      International benchmarking of innovation: challenges and adequacy

11      Innovation, creativity and culture

*Submissions types:*

1            Short paper with a description of a completed study (max 3,000

2            Research in progress paper (max 1,500 words)

3            Special session: proposal of 90 or 180 min. panel discussions,
round tables or a coherent set of papers (2,000 words max.)

4            Poster (max 1,000 words) with an abstract of the study

Papers accepted will be published in an open access proceedings book
(including a doi number per paper). Editors of the journals “Research
Evaluation” and “Science and Public Policy” will be on the lookout for
thematic clusters of potential papers.

*Conference Fee: 300 euro (150 euro for students)*
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