Two-Day International Conference on Information Infrastructure of Social Science Research in India

Organizer: Institute of Development Studies Kolkata (IDSK), ICSSR Sponsored

About the Conference

  • When: March 02-03, 2023
  • Call for papers
  • Certificate will be provided to only the paper presenters/authors who pay the registration fee
  • No TA/DA will be given to the out station participants selected for presentation

Call for Papers:

In the last few decades, we have experienced a substantial increase in the volume of scientific literature related to social science research and a trend is expected to continue. This opens up fundamental challenges including information infrastructure and representation of scientific knowledge, thereby making those scholarly resources accessible to social scientists. This is the first time in India that such a unique multidisciplinary conference is being offered to all the stakeholders of social science research, including those interested in providing services to academic researchers of social science.

The main objective of IISSRI-2023 is to provide a forum for researchers, practitioners, and other stakeholders from different domains of social sciences to present, educate and guide for scientific knowledge and skills. Specifically, we foresee five main themes that cover the most important challenges in this field: a) Information Infrastructure and knowledge representation, b) Access to Information Resources and Services, c) Digital Landscape and Open Scholarship, d) Research Data Curation and Stewardship, e) Sustainable Research Ecosystem.

The conference calls for the full-length research papers (up to 5000 words), short-communications (early research results up to 2500 words), poster presentations, demos, and project reports on the theme and sub-themes (but not limited to). The submissions will describe original work and provide insights into new or emerging areas, innovative applications, and state of the art reports.

Unpublished research papers are invited for presentation in the conference. All the submitted papers will be reviewed by a panel of experts in the respective areas. Selected papers will be published in the post conference volume from a reputed publisher with ISBN.

Authors are encouraged to think out of the box and be creative in showcasing what is happening in their field. The review criteria include the relevance of the agenda, novelty of research, clarity, and originality or significance of the contribution, and quality of presentation.

Important Dates:

  • Abstract submission deadline: February 10, 2023
  • Notification of acceptance: February 12, 2023
  • Full paper submission deadline: February 23, 2023
  • Notification of acceptance: February 25, 2023
  • Early Bird Registration ends February 26, 2022

Themes and Sub-themes:

a) Information Infrastructure and Knowledge Representation

  • Social Science Information- Historical Perspectives
  • Indian Knowledge System- From Ancient to Present
  • National Information System, Network and Services
  • Research Libraries as Partners in the Knowledge Generation
  • Strengthening Library-Faculty Collaborations
  • Knowledge Mapping & Representation
  • Policies and Best Practices
  • Related issues

b) Access to Information, Resources and Services

  • Social Science Information, Sources and Services
  • Cross-Cultural Challenges for Information Resources Management
  • User-Experience Design (Including, Human-Computer Interaction, and Human-Robot Interaction)
  • Resource Sharing Networks in India
  • Web-based Information Services
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Web-scale Discovery Tools
  • Related Issues

c) Digital Landscape and Open Scholarship

  • Archiving of Tacit, Traditional and Indigenous Knowledge and Digital Libraries
  • Social Media, Digital Marketing and Libraries
  • Social Informatics, Social Justice, and Social Computing
  • Digital Spaces, Digital Transformation & Digital Cultural Heritage in Libraries.
  • Digital Rights Management
  • Democratization of Knowledge
  • Open Access Initiatives, Policies, Guidelines and Best Practices
  • Citizen Social Science: Models, Mandates, Policies, Practices, and Barriers
  • Open access Publishing, OA Resources and OA Policies
  • Open Access Repositories, Creative Commons Licenses
  • Related Issues

d) Research Data Curation and Stewardship

  • Research Data Curation and Management
  • RD Lifecycle, Data Literacy, Data visualization
  • Research Data Ecosystem
  • Data Quality Assurance
  • FAIR Data Principles
  • RD Sharing Policy, Practice and Barriers
  • RDM Services and Role of Libraries
  • Data Governance (DG), Data Repository
  • Linked Open Data
  • Related Issues

e) Sustainable Research Ecosystem

  • Research Ecosystem- publishing, research metrics, research visibility, publishers, society publication, supervisor-researchers etc;
  • Library Programs Advancing the UN2030 Agenda.
  • Libraries and National Education Policy (NEP 2020)
  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries and Archives
  • National and International Cooperation and Collaboration in Knowledge Access and Management
  • Government and Institutional Policies on Infrastructure, Access Control, Resource Sharing, and Resource Development and Management

Paper Submission Guidelines:

Unpublished research papers are invited for presentation/publication in the conference. We encourage original and high-quality submissions that are not submitted to or accepted by other journals or seminar or conferences. Certificates will be given to all paper presenters. Original/unpublished research work on contemporary issues on the above themes and sub-themes can be submitted. The papers should discuss, analyze, and critique theories and concepts, or report original and unpublished research. The authors are also expected to highlight the relevance, the novelty, and the contribution of the submitted article in the cover letter. Please refer to the following guidelines for paper submission-

  • The paper must be written in MS Word type written in English (Times New Roman, 12-Point Font).
  • First page containing Title of the paper, Author name, ORCID, Designation and Affiliation
  • Maximum four (4) authors can contribute in a paper.*
  • The maximum length for a paper, including title, abstract (not more than 300 words), references, and appendices, is 5,000 words.
  • All citations and references should be in APA format (7th edition).
  • All papers should be innovative and maintain research integrity and follow standard practice.

Submissions will be evaluated by at least two independent reviewers. The review criteria include the relevance to the themes and subthemes, novelty, clarity, originality, the significance of contribution, technical quality, and quality of presentation. The selected papers will be published in the post conference volume from a reputed publisher.

AbstractGuidelinesAbstract-submission-formAuthor Declaration Form
Full PaperGuidelinesManuscript-submission-form

Early Bird Registration – Register Here

  • Before 26th February, 2023
  • Faculty/Working Professionals/ Research Scholars (with paper) Rs. 1500/-
  • Faculty/Working Professionals/ Research Scholars (without paper) Rs. 1000/-
  • Students (Regular)/retired Professionals Rs.750/-

Regular Registration – Register Here

  • After 26th February, 2023
  • Faculty/Working Professionals/ Research Scholars (with paper) Rs. 1750/-
  • Faculty/Working Professionals/ Research Scholars (without paper) Rs. 1250/-
  • Students (Regular)/retired Professionals Rs.1000/-

Online Payment Details:

Account Number30195141536
A/C Holder NameInstitute of Development Studies Kolkata
Bank NameState Bank of India
Branch NameSBI Salt Lake (Sector-1), Calcutta
Branch Code01612
IFSC CodeSBIN0001612

Offline Payment Details:

The Demand Draft (DD) should be made in favour of “Institute of Development Studies Kolkata”, payable at Kolkata Copy of DD should be sent to Convener, Sanjoy Kar, IIISSER-2023, Institute of Development Studies Kolkata (IDSK) 27/D, DD Block, Sector-I, Salt Lake City, Kolkata-700064.


Accommodation is subject to availability, and to get accommodation please apply within February 23, 2023 (For more details contact to Kaustav Tarafdar-

Chief PatronProfessor Achin Chakraborty, Director, Institute of Development Studies Kolkata (IDSK), Salt Lake City
ConvenorSanjoy Kar, Assistant Librarian, Institute of Development Studies Kolkata (IDSK), Salt Lake City
Joint ConvenorAshok Pal, Assistant Librarian, Institute of Development Studies Kolkata (IDSK), Salt Lake City
Organizing Committee MembersSovan Sardar, Library Assistant, IDSK
Sharat Biswash, Library Assistant, IDSK
Ashok Patra, Library Attendant, IDSK
Biswanath Das, Library Attendant, IDSK
Sanjit Kumar Bandyopadhyay, Laboratory Assistant, IDSK
Soumendra Kanta Lahiri Choudhuri, Accounts Officer, IDSK
Sanchari Guha Samanta P.A to Director, IDSK
Sumit Dutta, Office Superintendent, IDSK
Biswajit Nandi, Accountant-cum-Cashier, IDSK
Kakali De, Office Assistant, IDSK
Kaustav Tarafdar, Office Assistant, IDSK
Gautam Bera, Accounts Clerk, IDSK
Bijoy Das, Office Attendant, IDSK
Avirup Mitra, Electrician-cum- Caretaker, IDSK
Sk. Rahaman, Ali Attendant-cum-Peon, IDSK

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