Dr S R Lasker Library of East West University (EWU) hosted the 17th International Conference on Webometrics, Informetrics, and Scientometrics (WIS) from December 8-10 at East West University, Aftabnagar in the capital.
The three-day conference was organized by COLLNET in association with the Society for Library Professionals and Special Libraries Association, Asia Community. The Inaugural Ceremony of the conference was held on Friday, December 8, at the Manzur Elahi Auditorium of EWU. Syed Manzur Elahi, Chairperson, Board of Trustees, EWU and Former Adviser of the Caretaker Government joined the inauguration as the chief guest.
“Webometrics, Informetrics, and Scientometrics are always important fields in understanding and assessing the impact and dynamics of knowledge, research, and information dissemination in the digital age. This conference will provide a valuable platform for academics, librarians, information technology professionals, and policymakers advancing research and activities in these areas,” he said at the event.
Professor Dr Shams Rahman, Vice Chancellor of EWU delivered the welcome speech at the inauguration ceremony.
Dr Bernd Markscheffel, Academic Council (Senior Researcher), Department of Information and Knowledge Management, Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany was the special guest on the occasion.
Prof Jean-Charles Lamirel, Professor at the Dalian University of Technology, China, and the University of Strasbourg, France, delivered the Keynote Speech during the session which was ended with a vote of thanks by the Conference Chair Dr Dilara Begum, Associate Professor and Chairperson, Department of Information Studies, and Librarian (In-Charge), EWU.
Around 250 researchers, librarians, academicians and other professionals from different countries participated in the conference, where a total of 85 research papers was presented.