[Sigmetrics] CFP - 23rd Science and Technology Indicators conference - September 12-14, 2018

CWTS - Sti2018 sti2018 at CWTS.leidenuniv.nl
Mon Feb 12 09:58:44 EST 2018

Call For Papers:
23rd Science and Technology Indicators conference - September 12-14, 2018. Leiden, The Netherlands.
Website: http://sti2018.cwts.nl

In collaboration with the European Network of Indicator Developers (ENID), the 2018 STI conference will be held during 12-14 September 2018 in Leiden (The Netherlands). This edition will have a special focus on the discussion of "indicators in transition" as a driving force for more comprehensive, broader and socially oriented forms of Science, Technology and Innovation indicators and evaluations.

We welcome contributions on the general topics covered by the conference as well as contributions to the special tracks.

>       Contributions on, but not limited to, the following general topics:

*       Altmetrics & social media (theoretical foundations, validation studies, Data sources, etc.)
*       Careers in science (Gender and diversity, careers outside academia, early career researcher experience, etc.)
*       Indicators of Science and Technology (responsible use of indicators, societal impact of research, systemic and behavioral effects of indicators, etc.)
*       Innovation (gendered innovations, public-private interactions, industrial R&D dynamics, etc.)
*       Open Science (Open access, Open data, Open science and the academic reward system, etc.)
*       Research evaluation (responsible research evaluation, methods in research evaluation, case studies, etc.)
*       Research integrity (policies promoting research integrity and their effects, misconducts in scientific , publishing, studies of other types of misconduct in research, etc.)

>       Special tracks (convenors and a brief description of the special tracks can be found in http://sti2018.cwts.nl)

1.      A closer look into corporate science and publishing
2.      Challenges in establishing macro-level effects of macro-level interventions
3.      Reproducibility in scientometrics
4.      Research assessments as participatory explorations on content, missions, methods and indicators
5.      Assessment of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) - beyond indicator development
6.      Studies in the sociology and history of the sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities
7.      Scientific and technological novelty: impact and determinants
8.      Determining and steering research quality in practice: the institutional research perspective
9.      Open scholarship
10.     Public-private interactions in business innovation
11.     Challenges of social media data for bibliometrics
12.     Rethinking the research agenda on the internationalization of the scientific workforce

Submission types:

*       Short paper (max 3,000 words) with a comprehensive description of a completed study
*       Poster (max 1,000 words) with an abstract of the study

Schedule of dates and submission deadlines

*       Deadline for submissions: April 1, 2018
*       Notification of acceptance: June 15, 2018
*       Early-bird registration: June 15 - July 15, 2018
*       Conference: September 12 - 14, 2018

STI2018 organising committee

Centre for Science & Technology Studies (CWTS)
University Leiden
PO Box 905

Visiting Address
Willem Einthoven Building
Kolffpad 1
2333 BN Leiden
The Netherlands

e. mailto:STI2018 at cwts.leidenuniv.nl

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