COLLNET and WIS History (WIS: Webometrics, Informetrics, Scientometrics), 2000-2017

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 thirteen meetings: the first in Berlin, September 2000, the 2ndin New Delhi, February 2001 and the 3rd in Sydney (in association with the 8th ISSI Conference), July 2001. The 4th COLLNET Meeting took place on August 29th in 2003 in Beijing in conjunction with the 9th International ISSI Conference, the First International Workshop on Webometrics, Informetrics and Scientometrics (WIS) and 5th COLLNET Meeting in Roorkee, India, in March 2004. The 6th COLLNETMeeting took place in association with the 10th ISSI Conference in Stockholm, Sweden, in July 2005.

The Second International Workshop on Webometrics, Informetrics and Scientometrics (WIS) and 7th COLLNET Meeting was organized in Nancy, France, in May 2006. The Third International Conference on WIS and Science and Society & Eighth COLLNET Meeting took place in New Delhi, India, in March 2007 (http://www.collnet-delhi.de), the Fourth International Conference on WIS & Ninth COLLNET Meeting in Berlin, Germany in July 2008 (http://www.collnet-berlin.de) and the Fifth International Conference on WIS & Tenth COLLNET Meeting in Dalian, China, in September 2009 (http://www.wiselab.cn/collnet-dalian/).The Sixth International Conference on WIS & Eleventh COLLNET Meeting took place in Mysore, India, in October 2010,the Seventh International Conference on WIS & Twelfth COLLNET Meeting in Istanbul, Turkey, in September 2011 (http://collnet.cs.bilgi.edu.tr/), the 8th International Conference on WIS & 13th COLLNET Meeting in Seoul, Korea, October, 2012, Seoul, Korea, http://collnet2012.ndsl.kr; the 9th International Conference on WIS & 14th COLLNET Meeting, August, 2013 in Tartu, Estonia, http://www.etag.ee/international-research-cooperation/collnet-2013/?lang=en, the 10th International Conference on WIS & 15th COLLNETMeeting, September 3-5, 2014 in Ilmenau, Germany, http://www.tu-ilmenau.de/collnet2014 the 11th International Conference on WIS & 16th COLLNET Meeting, November 26-28, 2015 in New Delhi, India, http://www.slp.org.in/collnet2015. the 12th International Conference on WIS & 17thCOLLNET Meeting, December 12-15, 2016 in Nancy, France, http://www.slp.org.in/collnet2016 and the 18th COLLENET Meeting was held at Kent Business School, UK during 9th to 11th July 2017. https://blogs.kent.ac.uk/kbs-news-events/2017/01/13th-international-conference-on-webometrics-informetrics-and-scientometrics-wis-and-the-18th-collnet-meeting-2017/