STI 2017: STI 2017 - Science, technology and innovation indicators
Noisy-Champs (near Paris), France, September 6-8, 2017
|Submission deadline||May 3, 2017|
6 – 8 September 2017
The 2017 STI conference addresses the new issues and challenges that have appeared in Science, Technology and Innovation indicators. We are witnessing sharp changes in the recent years: new areas of knowledge are appearing, new types of objects need to be taken into account, new methodologies and visualisations have been proposed, a combination of different policy interests emerging from a large variety of social actors modify the demands addressed to indicators. Most of these challenges relate to profound changes in the way science, technology and innovation relate to society; indicators — necessarily— reflect these changes, taking into account the needs and strategies of the many different actors involved.
The conference will be the opportunity to showcase results from the intense work done in recent years on the way science, technology and innovation indicators are used in relating social actors to science and technology. The range of relations between science and society has been expanded into a dizzying array of forms that include a large variety of knowledge producing activities such as: open science and open innovation, collaborative projects that include social actors, crowdsourcing in large digital platforms, the inclusion of local and “indigenous” knowledge in development programmes, closer connections between users and producers of scientific and technological devices, a growing digitalisation, a shifting balance between productive and ‘access to market’ activities, new developments such as the sharing economy, crowdfunding, responsible innovation, technology ‘makers’ and ‘do-it-yourself’ movements… They drive to new governance issues, but also to new requirements for indicator designers and multiple experiments that the conference should discuss.
Participatory research programmes, combined with active civil society organizations, promote a need for debates and more democratic decision-making processes. Expertise can no longer be limited to top-down application of scientific knowledge and indicators should reflect and contribute to this democratic move. How can and do indicators get involved into this democratic move? How is this enlarged participation of actors into the definition and shaping of indicators changing the modalities of their construction?
Moreover, following last year’s central theme on peripheries, STI 2017 will interrogate broadly the evolving geography of ST&I, the impacts of the concentration of ‘new dominant’ sciences in large metropolitan areas, the expanding and diverse forms of international collaborations, all of which impose both methodological developments and new global strategies.
These objectives include new methodological developments, new methods in data processing, sharing, analysis and use, including the management of large data in a large variety of forms. Indicators, today, require not only larger databases, but also the mastering of shared technologies and collaborative technologies. Of interest are the possibilities of enlarging indicators through the use of open data.
The Conference will thus propose to engage in stimulating exchanges around these new developments concerning actor-based indicators, in a large variety of sectors from scientific and technological production, to innovations in service sectors such as tourism, leisure and culture, health, ageing, or food catering, to non-technological and organizational innovations. It will open the debates on the democratic uses of STI indicators and the specific challenges participation of a wider range of actors pose to the construction of sound, meaningful and robust indicators.
All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. The following paper categories are welcome:
- Short paper (max 3,000 words) with a description of a completed study
- Research in progress paper (max 1,500 words)
- Posters (max 1,000 words) with the main content of the poster/study reported. We very much encourage posters. The Venue will permit a very good series of posters sessions and they can be the opportunity of very intense and intellectually stimulating exchanges.
All proposals should be made through EasyChair.org, with an abstract (up to 500 words).
Full length papers should be uploaded on EasyChair.org (usually a pdf file).
Templates for the full length papers are provided on demand at :firstname.lastname@example.org
They will also be available at the website of the conference (not on this call for papers): sti2017.paris
You can submit proposals for Special sessions: proposal of 90 or 180 min. panel discussions, round tables or a coherent set of papers (2,000 words max.)
ALL SUBMISSIONS (except for sessions) are to be made through EasyChair.org
Submission deadline : until (NEW deadline) May 3, 2017
You can copy/paste title, names of authors and affiliations, and abstract within Easychair and upload a pdf document of the paper itself.
- Data infrastructures & data quality for evolving research metrics
- Innovation benchmarking and indicators
- Actor-based and location-based innovation indicators: the evolving knowledge landscape
- Measuring impact and engagement
- Collaboration, mobility and internationalization
- Social sciences and humanities
- Peripheries and frontiers
Other topics include:
- Social media and alternative metrics.
- How do indicators shape research agendas?
- Evaluation of mission-oriented research.
- Science participation and communication.
- Inclusive innovation and grassroots innovation.
- Indicators for sustainable development in socio-economic transitions.
- Gender and gendered research and innovation.
- Innovation, creativity and culture
- Innovation in ‘person-based’ services (health, culture, leisure, tourism).
- Philippe Laredo (Paris) - Chair of the STI Conference
- Rigas Arvanitis (France)
- Aurélie Delemarle (France)
- Gaston Heimeriks (The Netherlands)
- Sybille Hinze (Germany)
- Johan Mouton (South Africa)
- Ismael Rafols (Spain)
- Julie Rust (France)
- Antoine Schoen (France)
- Judith Sutz (Uruguay)
- Daniel Villavicencio (Mexico)
- more to be added...
The Organizing committee
The Organizing committee assumes local arrangements at ESIEE and the University of Marne.
Rigas Arvanitis, Philippe Larédo, Antoine Schoen, Julie Rust, Kevin Agblo, Valérie Duband. All the secretariat of IFRIS will be mobilized for the conference.
The conference will be held in the main building of a beautiful high technology engineering school, ESIEE Paris (see http://www.esiee.fr/en)
ESIEE is located at 2 min walk for RER station Noisy-Champs. (a suburb East of Paris)
Noisy-Champs is 21 minutes from the centre of Paris Châtelet-Les Halles (line RER A). Trains are frequent (every 6 to 10 minutes, depending on time of day). It should take no more that 40 minutes for an hotel located not too far away from stations of RER inside Paris. Line A of the RER has stations Etoile, Auber,Gare de Lyon, Nation.
All questions about submissions should be emailed to email@example.com