The conference programme can be downloaded here

A pdf version of the book of abstracts can be downloaded here 

Plenaries and track 1. Auditorium

Track 2. Room 355

Day 1. Wednesday 2nd of September

9.00 Registration desk, Auditorium foyer

9.30 Welcome coffee, Auditorium foyer

10.00  Conference opening, Auditorium

Welcome address: Piero Martinoli, President of the Università della Svizzera italiana.

Welcome address: Ton van Raan, President of the European Network of European Designers association.

Introduction: Benedetto Lepori, Università della Svizzera italiana, Conference chair.

Presentation of the poster session: Emanuela Reale, CNR, Rome, Chair of the poster session.

10.20 Opening speech, Auditorium. Universities between bureaucracy and market pressures: selected reflections from an organization theory perspective

Filippo Carlo Wezel, Institute for Management, Università della Svizzera italiana.

11.00 – 12.30 Evaluation and its outcomes

11.00 – 12.30 Technology transfer and cooperation between academia and industry

12.30 Lunch, Covered space at the USI main building back entrance

13.45 – 15.15 Panel IV Research Responsible Innovation (RRI)

13.45 – 15.15 Funding and its impacts on research groups and individuals

15.15 – 16.30 Panel II Indicators on researcher’s careers from a scholarly and policy perspective

15.15 – 16.30 Panel I Exploring the potential of qualitative and mixed methodological techniques in Research Evaluation


16.30 Coffee break, Auditorium foyer

17.00 Keynote speech, Auditorium. Bridging S&T and organizational studies (Barry Bozeman, Arizona State University).

Day 2. Thursday 3rd of September

9.00 – 10.30 Panel III Performance measurement in research and funding organizations.

9.00 – 10.30 Innovation and emerging technologies

10.30 Coffee break, Auditorium foyer

10.45 – 12.30 Academic careers

10.45 – 12.30 Dynamics of research fields

12.30 Lunch and poster session, Covered space at the USI main building back entrance

14.00 Special session on the standards in research evaluation, Auditorium

Keynote speech. Standards as socio-organizational constructions (David Seidl, University of Zurich)

15.45 Coffee break, Auditorium foyer

16.00 – 18.00 Performance measurement in higher education and rankings

16.00 – 18.00 Bibliometrics and citation analysis

19.30 Conference dinner, Embankment Lugano Giardino. Presentation of the Interdisciplinary Institute of Data Science (Antonietta Mira, Institute co-director, Università della Svizzera italiana)

Day 3. Friday 4th of September

9.00 Keynote speech, Auditorium.Trapped by Information: Performance Rank Ordering and Red Queen Imitation (Joseph Lampel, Manchester Business School)

10.00 Coffee break, Auditorium foyer

10.30 – 12.15 Characterizing Higher Education Institutions

10.30 – 12.15 Advanced topics in research data

12.15 Lunch and poster session, Covered space at the USI main building back entrance.

12.30 ENID general assembly (Ton van Raan, ENID president, and Sybille Hinze, ENID secretary), room 355

14.00 Closing session Establishing an European data infrastructure for research and innovation policy studies, Auditorium

15.00 Closure of the conference. Announcement of STI 2016 (Jordi Molas- Gallart), Auditorium

15.45 Departure of the bus to the Milan Malpensa airport