Wednesday, October 5, 2011

CfPs: National Workshop on Using Different Metrics for Assessing Research Productivity; at ISI Delhi; 16-17 February 2012

National Workshop on Using Different Metrics for Assessing Research Productivity

16-17 February 2012

Organised by: Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi

About the Workshop
Metrics-based research evaluation is gaining increasing importance in assessing research performance at national, international and institutional levels. There is a growing need to design and operationalize standardized quality metrics/indicators. This workshop is intended to take stock of present methods of evaluating research productivity of countries and individual scientists. An endeavour will be made to examine the methods which are followed in different scientometrics/bibliometrics studies which are generally used in the assessment of research productivity. This workshop will include both invited and contributed papers and lectures by eminent keynote speakers.
To bring together scientists, policy makers and information scientists/librarians to discuss the various issues related to the topic.
To identify best practices and tools for measuring and assessing the research productivity

Themes and Sub-themes
  • Research evaluation: Evaluating research performance at macro, meso and micro-levels; Evaluation indicators for research productivity and other science related practices; Assessing research quality in India and case studies in Indian context
  • Indicators of research performance: Quantitative and qualitative indicators; Composite indicators, Limitations of indicators; Quality versus quantity, two sides of the coins of research productivity; New bibliometric indicators of research performance; Using metrics for arriving at conclusions: Best Practices; An open and consistent measurement system; Issues, problems in research measurement
  • Software tools for bibliometric analysis: Tools for measuring research performance; Data sources and tools for data capturing
  • Institutional roles in research measurement: Role of Academic/Societies/Governmental bodies in research measurement studies; Role of University/Special libraries in supporting research measurement studies; Moving beyond the existing practices: search for value addition parameters

Call for papers
The workshop invites unpublished conceptual and empirical research papers and case studies on the themes and sub-themes of the workshop. Please note that papers presented in the workshop will be published in proceedings or edited book.
The manuscripts should be in (.doc format) sent to the Organizing Secretary at,

Important Dates
  • Last date for submission of Theme/Title of the Paper: 15th October 2011
  • Last date for submission of full paper: 15th December 2011
  • Notification of acceptance of paper with comments: 7th January 2012
  • Last date for sending filled in registration form: 15th January 2012

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