This meeting is a follow-on to the International Seminar on the Quantitative and Qualitative Studies of Science and Technology which has been held in Havana, Cuba, every two years since 2002. The scientific program will include topics and issues associated with the metric studies of information: bibliometrics, informetrics, patentometrics, webmetrics, technical indicators on science and technology, etc. Invited speakers will present their talks in plenary sessions. Contributed papers will be presented in parallel sessions. The meeting will be open to all those interested in this research area. The working languages will be English, Spanish and Portuguese.
The Latin American Symposium on the Metric Studies of Science and Technology (LASMSST) will be hosted by the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). All activities will take place in the Ignacio Chávez Seminar Unit which is located on the periphery of the UNAM campus in Mexico City (Ciudad Universitaria), in the setting of its Botanical Garden. The Symposium will be organized jointly with the Division of Particles and Fields of the Mexican Physical Society (DPF-MPS) and the PhD Program of Science, Technology and Society (Desarrollo Científico y Tecnológico para la Sociedad, DCTS) of the Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute (Cinvestav-IPN).