The Austrian Research Centers GmbH – ARC and the University of Vienna are jointly organising the 10th International S&T Indicators Conference from 17 to 20 September 2008 at the University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.
Previous conferences have been held in Leiden (1988), Bielefeld (1990), Leiden (1991), Antwerp (1995), Cambridge (1998), Leiden (2000), Karlsruhe (2002), Leiden (2004) and Leuven (2006).
Science and Technology (S&T) indicators have a long tradition as instruments for the quantitative measurement of S&T performance and development. New challenges appear in the S&T producing system: growing competition, efficiency and the call for excellence. On the other hand new dimensions in research are created through expanding electronic resources, research progress around the knowledge-based society and increasing importance of new concepts like network analysis or mapping of science.
The S&T Indicators 2008 conference in Vienna will be organised around the following main themes:
|Quantitative and qualitative approaches: a special focus in evaluation of the academic performance;|
|S&T indicators for the identification of emerging
|Disciplinary relevance of bibliometric indicators: Science and Technology, Social Sciences and Humanities;|
|Interactions between Open Access initiatives and scientometrics;|
|Visualisation and Science Mapping: tools, methods and applications;|
|Accuracy and reliability of data sources for scientometric studies;|
|Management and measurement of bibliometric data within scientific organisations.|
The working language of the conference will be English.
The conference will be of interest to:
Programme Chair: Anthony van Raan
Programme Co-Chair: Juan Gorraiz
Programme Co-Chair: Henk Moed
Conference Chair: Edgar Schiebel
Local Committee: Marianne Hörlesberger, Michael Barber, Bernhard Dachs, Martin Fieder, Michael Greil, Barbara Heller-Schuh, Andrea Kasztler, Alexander Kaufmann, Karl-Heinz Leitner, Wolfgang Mayer, Manfred Paier, Ralph Reimann, Dorothea Sturn, Bernard Wallner, Lucas Zinner.