Call for papers

15th International Conference on Webometrics, Informetrics and Scientometrics (WIS) & 20th COLLNET Meeting

5-8 November, 2019  |  Dalian University of Technology   |  Dalian, China

The joint WIS – COLLNET meeting will be held on 5-8 November 2019 Dalian, China. The conference is co-organised by WISE Lab, Dalian University of Technology (Dalian, China), COLLNET (Berlin, Germany).

Science of Science in the era of big data

The main focus of this conference is laid on scientific collaboration, quantitative aspects of communication in science, technology and science policy, the science of science as well as the integration of qualitative and quantitative approaches in evaluative contexts. In particular, the conference aims to contribute to evidence-based knowledge about scientific research and practices, which, in turn, is expected to further provide input to institutional, regional, national and international policy-making in research and innovation.

We welcome contributions on theoretical, methodological and applied topics covered by the conference, which will comprise the following issues:

  • New research trends in Scientometrics, Informetrics and Webometrics 
  • New research trends in Science of Science
  • Models and measurement of scholarly and wider scientific communication
  • Altmetrics & social-media metrics
  • Gender and diversity
  • Mobility and migration of scientists
  • New trends in technology, economic and policy relevant contexts  
  • S&T policy and strategies
  • New methods in research assessment
  • Quantitative and qualitative assessment: bibliometrics and peer review
  • Quantitative analysis of S&T innovation
  • Patent analysis and the science–technology linkage
  • Mapping of science and visualization techniques
  • Mapping and visualization of the cognitive structure of science
  • Community and topic detection
  • Analysis of complex networks 
  • International and cross-disciplinary collaboration network
  • Big Data and Open Science
  • Open access, open data and open source
  • Open review and open science and the academic reward system
  • Scientometrics and Big Data: Data analytics and data mining

Important Dates

15 June, 2019 

Extended Deadline for submission of Extended Abstracts for oral presentation (max. two pages)

31 July, 2019 

Notification of acceptance 

15 August, 2019

Deadline for submission of full papers (Camera-ready version, max. 10 pages including tables, figures, references)


All submissions must follow the template (click to download).

All submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the Programme Committee, accepted full papers will be published in the conference proceedings.

The Program Committee will select excellent papers that will be invited for publication in special issues of journals:

  • Scientometrics
  • COLLNET Journal of Scientometrics and Information Management 
  • Journal of Data and Information Science
  • Innovation and Development Policy
  • International Journal of Knowledge Management Studies
  • International Journal of Innovation Studies
  • Global Transitions

The organizing committee

General Chair: 

Hildrun Kretschmer (Germany)

General Co-Chair: 

Bernd Markscheffel (Germany)

Organising Chair: 

Yue Chen (China)

Organising Co-chairs: 

Jean-Charles Lamirel (France), 

Xianwen Wang (China), 

Zhigang Hu (China), 

Deming Lin (China)

The program committee

Programme Chair: 

Wolfgang GlanzelBelgium

Regional Chair of Africa, America, Australia and Europe: 

Valentina Markusova (Russia) 

Regional Chair of China:

Yue Chen (China) 

Regional Chair of India:

P.K. Jain (India) 

Regional Chair of Iran:

Fariden Osareh (Iran) 

Organising Committee: 

Theo Kretschmer (Germany),

Daniela Büttner (Germany), 

N.K. Wadhwa (India),
Daisy Jacobs (South Africa),
J.K. Vijayakumar (Saudi Arabia) 


Deming Lin: