The conference aims to attract papers and posters that contribute to providing theoretical concepts and practical approaches to forward next generation of STI policy evaluation designs and approaches. It also invites contributions that critically discuss methodological issues and normative challenges concerning STI policy evaluation. We encourage and highly welcome critical, trans- and interdisciplinary abstracts in the topic areas outlined below.

  1. Frameworks and approaches for evaluating new STI policies and instruments
  2. The challenge of evaluating STI policy portfolios
  3. Evaluation of mission-orientated R&D
  4. Assessing the variety and long-term impact of research
  5. Challenges in assessing new European Research Area policies, programmes and instruments
  6. Information systems and STI indicators

Find here the extended topic description.


Deadline for extended abstracts (at least 750, maximum 1000 words): May 31st, 2013

Notification of accepted presentations will be sent out: July 15th, 2013

Revised extended abstracts for booklet of abstracts: October 15th, 2013

Please submit your abstract here.


FWF, the Austrian Science Fund, provides a grant to this conference, which will be used to support the participation of young researchers. Young researchers (up to 35 years), whose extended abstracts or poster presentations will be selected by the Scientific Committee, can send an eMail to the registration manager (salhofer@fteval.at) requesting for a grant to cover parts of their travel and registration costs. Depending on the number of requests the organisers intend to waive the registration fee and to subsidy the accommodation costs.


By submitting your paper you agree that all accepted abstracts will be published in an abstract booklet and on this web-page.