1st Announcement

Call for Papers

International Conference on Webometrics, Informetrics and Scientometrics :
Collaboration in Science and in Technology
&
Eighth COLLNET Meeting

6-9 March, 2007, New Delhi, India

ICAR Symposium Hall, National Agriculture Science Complex, Dev Prakash Shastri Marg, New Delhi 110012

Scope
Quantitative aspects of science of science. Collaboration and communication in science and in technology. Science policy. Combination and integration of qualitative and quantitative approaches.

Theoretical, methodological and applied aspects, for example :
-   Emerging issues in scientometrics/informetrics/webometrics and history
-   Science Policy and collaboration
-   Collaboration Studies for Science & Society
-   Collaboration, Knowledge Management & Industrial Partnership
-   Collaborative Bridge between Academic Research and Industry
-   Techniques for Collaboration Studies
-   Visualization Techniques in Collaboration Studies
-   Quantiatative analysis of S&T innovations
-   Informetric laws and distributions, mathematical models of communication or collaboration
-   Nature and growth of science and of collaboration in science and its relation with technological output
-   Evaluation indicators
-   Collaboration in science and in technology from both quantitative and qualitative points of view Please, note that these examples listed above give a broad outline of the scope of the workshop theme but do not limit it.

COLLNET and ISSI
COLLNET is a global interdisciplinary research network of scholars who are concerned to study aspects of collaboration in science and in technology (see COLLNET web site at : http://www.collnet.de/). This network of interdisciplinary scholars was established in January 2000 in Berlin with Hildrun Kretschmer as coordinator. Since that time there have been 7 meetings : the first in Berlin, September 2000, the 2nd in New Delhi, February 2001 and the 3rd in Sydney (in association with the 8th ISSI Conference), July 2001. The ISSI President Mari Davis has mentioned in the Newsletter, July 2003 : Importantly, ISSI needs alliance with other groups, such as COLLNET, for broader reach among a range of interdisciplinary researchers and to encourage new thinking and perspectives on investigations in science and in technology. The 4th COLLNET Meeting took place on August 29th in 2003 in Beijing in conjunction with the 9th International ISSI Conference, the International Workshop on Webometrics, Informetrics and Scientometrics and 5th COLLNET Meeting in Roorkee, India, in March 2004. The 6th COLLNET Meeting took place in association with the 10th ISSI Conference in Stockholm, Sweden, in July 2005 and the International Workshop on Webometrics, Informetrics and Scientometrics and 7th COLLNET Meeting in Nancy, France, in May 2006.

Program Chair : Hildrun Kretschmer, Germany

Organizing Chair : Ramesh Kundra, India

Programme Committee : COLLNET Members

Conference Fee :
-  Foreign Participants : US $ 125
-  Foreign Students US $ 50
-  Foreign Accompanying persons : US $ 50
-  Indian participants : Rs. 2000
-  Indian students : Rs. 500
-  Indian SIS Members : Rs : 1500

For more information please contact Ramesh Kundra (r_kundra@yahoo.com)

Important Dates :
-  Extended Abstract (3 pages) : 2nd October 2006 (deadline)
-  Acceptance : 2nd November 2006
-  Full Paper : 30th December 2006 (deadline)
(camera-ready version, maximum 10 pages including tables, figures, references)

Both abstracts and full papers will be peer reviewed by the Programme Committee. The accepted full papers will be published in the proceedings.

Please send your extended abstracts to : Ramesh Kundra r_kundra@yahoo.com

Please send also a copy to : kretschmer.h@onlinehome.de