The broad focus of the conference is on Science, Technology and Innovation policy making; quantitative aspects of science of science; and combination and integration of qualitative and quantitative approaches in study of scientific practices.

The conference thus aims to contribute to evidence-based and informed knowledge about scientific research and practices which in turn may further provide input to institutional, regional, national and international research and innovation policy making. Theoretical, methodological and applied aspects, for example:

• Visualization Techniques in Collaboration Studies
• Collaborative Bridge between Universities and Industries
• Collaboration Studies for Science & Technology
• Collaboration, Knowledge Management & Industrial Partnership
• Research Fronts and Emerging Issues
• Science, technology and innovation policy and assessment
• Think Tanks construction and evaluation
• Patent analysis
• Indicators and metrics in Science, Technology and Innovation
• Science communication, Scholarly communication
• Science of science
• Altmetrics

Please, note that these examples listed above give a broad outline of the scope of the workshop theme but do not limit it.