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.

The main objective of this conference is laid on scientific collaboration, quantitative aspects of communication in science, technology and science policy, the science of science as well as the integration of qualitative and quantitative approaches in evaluative contexts. In particular, the conference aims to contribute to evidence-based knowledge about scientific research and practices, which, in turn, is expected to further provide input to institutional, regional, national and international policy-making in research and innovation.
We welcome contributions on theoretical, methodological and applied topics covered by the conference, which will comprise the following issues.
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
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
 Mapping of science and visualization techniques
  • Mapping and visualization of the cognitive structure of science
  • Community and topic detection
  • Analysis of complex networks
  • International and cross-disciplinary collaboration network
Big Data and Open Science
  • Open access, open data and open source
  • Open review and open science and the academic reward system
  • Scientometrics and Big Data: Data analytics and data mining
  • Data storage and Retrieval
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:,
Dr.Markscheffel Bernd  (,
T.Pratheepan ( and
R.Maheswaran (
The extended abstracts will be peer-reviewed by the Programme Committee.
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