***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** *Call for Papers* *Special Issue of the Scientometrics Journal* Triple Helix and Innovation in Asia: Putting University, Industry, and Government (UIG) relations in Context Guest editors: *Dr. Gohar Feroz Khan* International Research Professor Dept. of Media & Communication, YeungNam University, South Korea *Dr. Han Woo Park* Director of Asia Triple-Helix Society A board member of International Triple-Helix Society Associate Professor Department of Media & Communication YeungNam University 214-1 Dae-dong, Gyeongsan-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do 712-749 South Korea [log in to unmask] http://www.hanpark.net *Background* There is a burgeoning interest among academic scientists and policy-makers, in the development of TH (Triple-Helix) and WSI (Webometrics, Scientometrics, and Informetrics) research methods around the world. However, the international literature has not systematically examined TH and WSI approaches in Asian context. Furthermore, previous literature published in international journals does not adequately address the social forces shaping TH development in Asia. In order to investigate the TH or university-industry-government (U-I-G) relations in Asia, it is essential to consider the idiosyncratic properties of national innovation system in developing and catch-up countries. Therefore, on the one hand, we can identify the national variations of U-I-G relations in this region. On the other hand, the common patterns of U-I-G relations different from that of developed countries can be explored. Moreover, as an emerging research technique of science policy and innovation studies, WSI methods have a huge potential to proliferate massive quantitative findings. For example, by measuring linkages between main actors (e.g. universities, industries and government) in national innovation system, the WSI methods enable us to search the structure of the network existing in the system in a quantitative way. In this vein, the development in the WSI methods (e.g. visualization technique and new formula calculating linkage) is one of the important tasks for the researchers in this field. However, insight from the existing studies on the U-I-G relations in Asia as well as research methods such as WSI is not sufficiently shared to boost up the research on the TH or UIG relations in our region. Therefore, Asian researchers and policy-makers need to actively discuss and to initiate research projects addressing this issue together by adopting TH and WSI approaches. Original research papers are invited to be part of this special issue. Sample topics include, but are not limited to, the following: Triple Helix development and innovation in Asia Triple Helix models in Asia: drivers, dynamics, public policy Government, industry, and university roles in Triple Helix interactions in Asia Policies and strategies for Triple helix relations Relevance of the Triple Helix model for sustainable development challenges Triple Helix ecosystems and regional development Triple Helix indicators for measuring Asian knowledge-base Transferability Triple helix models (from developed to developing country, region, innovation system, development stage): replication vs. adaptation to local conditions Enabling conditions for transfer of TH models: organizational context, financial and human resources, legal framework, intellectual property regimes, leadership and vision, culture, economic history, etc. *IMPORTANT DATES:* Paper submission deadline: 30th June, 2011 Review and Acceptance: 30th September, 2011 Anticipated publication: Spring 2012 * * *Guidelines for paper submission:* · Papers submitted to this special issue should relate in some way to the TH or university-industry-government (U-I-G) relations in Asia. · Authors must discuss their results by comparing them to previously published results in Scientometrics on the topic of their paper (if any). · In preparing the manuscript, authors should consult with the Information for Authors on Scientometrics journal home page which describes the standard format of papers. Information for Authors is available here: http://www.springer.com/computer/database+management+%26+information+retrieval/journal/11192 Inquiries and submissions can be directed to "G.F. Khan" [log in to unmask] Thank You -- G. F. Khan International Research Professor (Lecturer), Dept. of Media & Communication, YeungNam University, 214-1, Dae-dong, Gyeongsan-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea, Zip Code 712-749 Mobile: +82-10-5510-8071 [log in to unmask] _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.