16th International Conference on Webometrics, Informetrics and Scientometrics (WIS) & 21st COLLNET Meeting

University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

October 23-26, 2020

Call for Papers

It is our great pleasure to Welcome you to the 16th International Conference on Webometrics, Informetrics and Scientometrics (WIS) & 21st COLLNET Meeting which will be held from 23 to 26 October 2020 in the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. COLLNET 2020 is a forum to bring forth recent developments in all aspects of Webometrics, Informetrics , Scientometrics, Science Policy, Research Evaluation, Research Collaboration and related areas, with an objective of formulating strategies to solve emerging challenges of the twenty-first century. It also aims to bring together leading Academics, Scientists, Librarians, Statisticians, Science Policy Makers, Research Scholars and Research Students to exchange and share their experiences and research findings on various aspects of those areas. Besides, it provides an opportunity to foster international collaborations among Scientists, Academicians, Librarians and policy makers to promote Webometrics, Informetrics and Scientometrics as a key technology. The COLLNET 2020 will be marked by the presence of many events, including workshops, receptions, industry presentations, panel discussions and tours. Looking forward to meeting you in COLLNET 2020 at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka- Resplendent Island.

Conference Themes and Tracks

New research trends in Scientometrics, Informetrics and Webometrics
  • New research trends in Science of Science
  • Mathematical Models of Communication and Collaboration
  • Models and measurement of scholarly and wider scientific communication
  • Altmetrics & social-media metrics
  • Gender and diversity
  • Mobility and migration of scientists
  • Citation analysis and Collaborative studies
Mapping of science and visualization techniques
New trends in technology, economic, Knowledge Management and Policy relevant Studies
  • 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
  • Cloud-based technology
  • Academic Social Media Network
Big Data and Open Science

Important Dates

June 5, 2020:Deadline for Extended Abstracts (Two to three pages)
July 3, 2020:Acceptance Notification (Oral)
August 07, 2020:Deadline for Camera Ready Version of full papers  ( Maximum of 10 pages) 

Please email your extended abstracts (2-3 pages) to:

Markscheffel Bernd  (bernd.markscheffel@tu-ilmenau.de),
T.Pratheepan (pratheepan12345@gmail.com) and
R.Maheswaran (maheswaranrasiah@gmail.com).
The extended abstracts will be peer-reviewed by the Programme Committee. Abstract Template

Registration fees


Early Bird (Until August 15)



 300 USD

320 USD

SARRC Countries

 180 USD

200 USD

Sri Lanka

7,500 LKR

10,000 LKR


20% Discounts

20% Discounts

*Students registration is available only for undergraduates and post graduates not for PhD Scholars.
** Registration fees include the conference kit, three lunches, tea breaks, conference proceedings and social dinner.

The Organizing Committee

Founder Chair: Hildrun Kretschmer, COLLNET Center, Germany.
General Chair: Bernd Markscheffel, Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany.
Organizing Chair: R.Maheswaran, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka,
Conference Chair: T.Pratheepan, Uva Wellassa University, Sri Lanka.

Organizing Co–Chairs: Sunil Premaratne, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka,
                                         Manuja Karunaratne, National Science Foundation.
Programme Chairs: Jean-Charles Lamirel, Nancy, France,
                                    P.K.Jain, Institute of Economic Growth, India.

COLLNET 2020 Regional Chairs

Regional Chair of Africa, America, Australia and Europe: Valentina Markusova (Russia)
Regional Chair of China                  : Yue Chen (China)
Regional Chair of India                   : N.K. Wadhwa (India)
Regional Chair of Iran                     : Farideh Osareh (Iran)
Regional Chair of Saudi Arabia    : J.K. Vijayakumar (Saudi Arabia)
Regional Chair of South Africa    : Daisy Jacobs  (South Africa)

Programme Committee

Daniela Büttner (Germany)
Debal C Kar (India)
Balasubramani ( India)
Sujit Bhattacharya (India)
KMRK.Kulatunga ( Sri Lanka)
S.Jeewan ( Sri Lanka)
M.Jayakananthan ( Sri Lanka)

Where to find us

Venue & Info

Venue Details

16th International Conference on Webometrics, Informetrics and Scientometrics (WIS) & 21st COLLNET Meeting 2020 will be held during October 23-26, 2020 at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lankan. The University of Peradeniya is the most respected and beautiful university of Sri Lanka. You will join over 150 delegates of more than 25 countries. It is one of the best Conference venue in Sri Lanka.


University of Peradeniya
Galaha Road, Peradeniya - 20400
Sri Lanka

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Phone Number:

+94 777663709
+49 15140514174