Workshops

CALL FOR WORKSHOP PROPOSALS

STMet 2020, the premier international conference for researchers and practitioners working on sceince evaluation metrics, is pleased to invite proposals for workshops to be held in conjunction with the conference. The workshops provide a venue to discuss and explore emerging areas of Scientometrics and other related metrics with a group of like-minded researchers and practitioners from industry and academia.

Workshop Format
In this edition, our goal is to have a balanced workshop program comprising different workshop formats, combining newly emerging, currently evolving and established research topics. Different full-day and half-day workshop schemas are possible, such as:
Working group meetings around a specific problem or topic; participants may be asked to submit a white paper or position statement
Mini-conferences on specialized topics, having their own paper submission and review processes
Mini-competitions or challenges around selected topics with individual or team participation
Interactive discussion meetings focusing on subtopics of the STMet general research topics.
Joint panels for different workshops

Instructions for Proposers
Workshop proposals should not exceed 5 pages and should be organized as follows:
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Blue Shaded Arrow - Arrow Bullets Icon Png (454x600), Png Download Motivation on why the workshop is of particular interest at this time
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When available, past editions of the workshop, including URLs, a brief statement on the development of the workshop series, e.g., in terms of topics, number of paper submissions and participants, post-workshop publications over the years and acceptance statistics

Submission and Review Process
Workshop proposals should be submitted in PDF format via email to stm@socio.org.uk

We encourage both researchers and industry practitioners to submit workshop proposals.

Researchers interested in submitting a workshop proposal are invited to contact us in advance, so we can help to design successful proposals. In particular, for workshop proposals with novel interactive formats, we are happy to assist in further developing and implementing the ideas.
We strongly suggest involving organizers from different institutions, bringing different perspectives to the workshop topic. We welcome workshops with a creative structure that may attract various types of contributions and may ensure rich interactions.
The organizers of accepted workshops will prepare a workshop web site containing the call for papers and detailed information about the workshop organization and timeline. They will be responsible for their own publicity and reviewing processes.

Schedule
Proposal submission: February 20, 2020
Notification of proposal acceptance: February 29, 2020
Send the workshop description & website URL: March 08, 2020
Workshop papers camera-ready deadline: September 10, 2020
Workshop Date: September 22, 2020

Workshop Chair

Juan Jose Prieto-Gutierrez PhD
Communication and the Digital Soceity Research Group
University of La Rioja, La Rioja
Spain