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*** Joint Call for Doctoral Consortium, Posters & Demos,

Research Projects and Tutorials ***

 

15th International Conference on

Research Challenges in Information Science (RCIS 2021)

 

Royal Apollonia Beach Hotel 5*, Limassol, Cyprus

 

May 12-14, 2021, Limassol, Cyprus

 

(Proceedings to be published by Springer)

 

RCIS has become a recognized conference on research challenges in Information Science. Organized for the 15th time in a row, RCIS 2021 will be held from May 12-14, 2021, in Limassol, Cyprus. The topics of interest are organized into some major categories (more details in the call for papers http://www.rcis-conf.com/rcis2021/callPapers.php):

 

• Information Systems and their Engineering

• User-Oriented Approaches

• Data and Information Management

• Business Process Management

• Domain-specific IS Engineering

• Data Science

• Information Infrastructures

• Reflective Research and Practice

 

 

IMPORTANT DATES FOR ALL SATELLITE EVENTS

 

• Submission deadline (except tutorials): February 9, 2021 (AoE)

• Submission deadline for tutorial proposals: March 19, 2021 (AoE)

• Notification to authors and registration opening: March 12, 2021

• Notification for tutorial proposals: March 22, 2021

• Author registration deadline for all paper types: March 29, 2021

• Camera-ready copy deadline for all paper types: March 29, 2021

• Conference: May 12-14, 2021

 

 

DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM

 

The RCIS 2021 Doctoral Consortium is an opportunity for doctoral students to present, discuss and develop their research project in an interdisciplinary workshop, under the guidance of a panel of senior researchers. The Doctoral Consortium offers nice opportunities for PhD students. Firstly, the feedback received during the Doctoral Consortium will really benefit students who have defined their topic, research plan and have obtained early results, but who still have room for improving their longer-term plan. Secondly, students at all stages of their doctoral project can meet the welcoming RCIS community and widen their network of contacts.

 

The Doctoral Consortium has the following objectives:

• Provide a platform for students to present their work and to meet other peers and be familiar with different research topics and methods. 

• Provide feedback on students' current research and guidance on future research directions.

• Promote the development of a supportive community of scholars and a spirit of collaborative research and networking.

• Contribute to the conference goals through interaction with other researchers.

 

Interested PhD students are invited to submit papers, in agreement with their supervisors, addressing the instructions that are provided on the online call: http://www.rcis-conf.com/rcis2021/callDoctoral.php .

 

Papers shall be formatted according to the Springer LNCS/LNBIP conference proceedings template (for LaTeX and Word): https://www.springer.com/gp/computer-science/lncs/conference-proceedings-guidelines . Submissions must be written in English, and must be authored by the student only. The maximum length of the paper should be eight (8) pages, including references, appendices, etc. The submission site address is https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=rcis2021 where you can choose the "RCIS2021_Doctoral_Consortium" track.

 

Doctoral Consortium Chairs

• Xavier Franch, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain

• Renata Guizzardi, University of Twente, The Netherlands

 

Doctoral Consortium Student Co-Chair

• Blagovesta Kostova, EPFL, Switzerland

 

 

POSTERS AND DEMOS

 

The posters & demos track will showcase prototypes and new research ideas in Information Science. This track provides a forum for researchers and practitioners to present their work, interact with conference participants, and obtain feedback on on-going research. We invite two types of submissions:

 

• Posters are intended to convey a research result and are not advertisements for commercial software packages. While posters need not describe completed work, they should report on research for which at least some preliminary results are available.

 

• Demonstrations should directly and actively involve the exhibition and display of tools/prototypes and associated materials that illustrate research work in progress and serve as ground for discussion of research ideas.

 

Posters and demonstrations proposals must be submitted as a single PDF file with no more than 6 pages in Springer LNCS/LNBIP format (https://www.springer.com/gp/computer-science/lncs/conference-proceedings-guidelines) including references and appendices. Proposals that exceed the limit of 6

pages will be rejected without review. Proposals that have already been accepted or are currently under review for other conferences or journals will not be considered for publication at RCIS 2021. The submission site address is http://www.rcis-conf.com/rcis2021/ where you can choose the "RCIS2021 Posters & Demo" track.

 

More details on the submission and presentation format is online:

http://www.rcis-conf.com/rcis2021/callPostersDemo.php .

 

Posters & Demos Chairs

• Dominik Bork, TU Wien, Austria

• Giovanni Meroni, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

 

 

RESEARCH PROJECTS @RCIS

 

RCIS 2021 features a track entirely devoted to presenting future or ongoing research projects (e.g., H2020 or ERC projects, national grants) in the context of information science. This track features a good opportunity for presenters to get feedback before submitting research project or to disseminate the intermediate results of their projects, and for participants to get an updated view of innovative ongoing research while getting in touch with potential research partners.

 

The Research Projects @RCIS Track follows a two-step publication process. Firstly, the authors should submit a 2 pages paper summarizing the objectives of the project and relevant results. Each submission will be peer reviewed on the relevance of the submitted paper in the context of RCIS. If the paper is accepted, the authors will have to register to the conference in order to present their work as a poster at the “Research Projects @ RCIS” session at RCIS. A discussant system will be organized to ensure proper feedback and discussions about the projects. Furthermore, the accepted 2 pages paper will be published in the conference proceedings to be published by Springer in the LNBIP series.

 

Beyond the special topic for RCIS 2021, the conference welcomes Research Projects submissions from any domain of Information Science. More information about the special topic and the range of topics that RCIS traditionally addresses can be found in: http://www.rcis-conf.com/rcis2021/callPapers.php .

The submission site address is https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=rcis2021 where you can choose the "ResearchProjects@RCIS2021" track.

 

More information about preparing and submitting contributions related to this track can be found here: http://www.rcis-conf.com/rcis2021/researchProjects.php .

 

Research Projects @RCIS Chairs

• Denisse Muñante, Télécom SudParis, Institut Polytechnique de Paris, France

• Anthony Simonofski, UNamur and KU Leuven, Belgium

 

 

TUTORIALS

 

Tutorials are intended to provide independent instruction (know-how) on a topic of relevance for the RCIS academic and practitioner community. However, we discourage commercial or sales-oriented tutorials. Potential presenters should keep in mind that there might be a varied audience, including novice graduate students, seasoned practitioners, and specialised researchers. Tutorial speakers should be prepared to cope with this diversity.

 

The conference has specific slots for tutorials. They will be organised in sessions of 90 minutes with a free format. Tutorials run in parallel with other conference tracks, and participation in the tutorials is included in the attendees’ conference fee. We invite proposals for tutorials that may address one or more of the listed topics below, although authors should not feel limited by them. 

 

A 2-page summary of the tutorials that end up being accepted and delivered will be published in the conference proceedings, which will be published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing series.

Furthermore, a free registration for the conference will be offered to the main presenter (i.e. to one speaker), unless they are the only paying author of a paper presented at the conference.

 

Beyond the special topic for RCIS 2021, the conference welcomes tutorial proposals from any domain of Information Science. More information about the special topic and the range of topics that RCIS traditionally addresses can be found in: http://www.rcis-conf.com/rcis2021/callPapers.php .

 

Tutorial proposals are limited to 5 pages in Springer LNCS/LNBIP format and should be formatted according to the Springer LNCS/LNBIP conference proceedings template (for LaTeX and Word): https://www.springer.com/gp/computer-science/lncs/conference-proceedings-guidelines . The submission site address is https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=rcis2021 where you can choose the "RCIS2021_Tutorials" track.

 

More information about preparing and submitting contributions related to

this track can be found here: http://www.rcis-conf.com/rcis2021/tutorials.php .

 

Tutorial Chairs

• Sergio España, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

• TBA

 

 

Committee

General Chairs

• George A. Papadopoulos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

• Selmin Nurcan, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France

 

Organising Chair

• Petros Stratis, Easy Conferences LTD., Cyprus

 

Program Chairs

• Samira Cherfi, CNAM, France

• Anna Perini, FBK, Italy

 

Proceedings Chair

• Raihana Ferdous, FBK, Italy

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    May 12

    2021

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    May 14

    2021

  • Feb 09 2021

    Draft paper submission deadline

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