RCIS 2021 : Research Challenges in Information Science

in Conferences   Posted on October 16, 2020 

Conference Information

Submission Deadline Monday 25 Jan 2021 Proceedings indexed by :
Conference Dates May 12, 2021 - May 14, 2021
Conference Address Limassol, Cyprus
Conference & Submission Link http://www.rcis-conf.com/rcis2021/
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Conference Ranking & Metrics (This is a TOP Conference)

Impact Score 1.98
#Contributing Top Scientists 12
#Papers published by Top Scientists 17
Google Scholar H5-index 18
Number of Editions: 14 (Since 2007)
Guide2Research Overall Ranking: 478
Category Rankings
Databases & Information Systems 84
Proceedings https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/conhome/1002452/all-proceedings
DBLP Page https://dblp.uni-trier.de/db/conf/rcis

Conference Call for Papers

*** Call for Papers ***

15th International Conference on

Research Challenges in Information Science (RCIS 2021)

Royal Apollonia Beach Hotel 5*, Limassol, Cyprus

May 12-14, 2021, Limassol, Cyprus


Abstract submission deadline (recommended): January 15, 2021 (AoE)

Paper submission deadline: January 22, 2021 (AoE)

(Proceedings to be published by Springer)


RCIS aims to bring together scientists, researchers, engineers and

practitioners from a wide range of information science fields and to provide

opportunities for knowledge sharing and dissemination. RCIS 2021 will

continue paying attention to traditional topics at the conference; in addition,

we solicit submissions aligned with the special theme “Information Science

and global crisis”. Global crisis, as the pandemic we are experiencing in

these days, natural disasters, wars and international political crisis, are

challenging Information Science to help building effective management

solutions, to learn from previous experience how to prevent them, and to

support Humans keep on performing core activities, as education, and

communication. The diversity of crises’ causes, the quality of the collected

data as well as the complexity of the underlying mechanisms are among the

relevant research challenges.

RCIS welcomes submissions from the whole spectrum of the information science field. The list of themes and topics includes, but is not limited to:

Information Systems and their Engineering

• Requirements Engineering

• Software Testing

• Information Security and Risk

• Method Engineering

User-Oriented Approaches

• Social Computing and Social Network Analysis

• User-Centred Design

• Collaborative Computing

• Human Factors in Information Systems

Data and Information Management

• Databases and Information

• Information Search and Discovery

• Conceptual Modelling and Ontologies

Business Process Management

• Business Process Engineering and Reengineering

• Process Mining

• Enterprise Engineering

Domain-specific IS Engineering

• E-Health, e-Government, e-Commerce, …

• Web-Based Applications and Services

• Industry 4.0

• Web-Based Applications and Services

• Smart Cities

• Educational Technologies

• Digital Humanities

Data Science

• Big Data & Business Analytics

• Decision Information Systems

• Knowledge Management

• Knowledge Discovery from Data

Information Infrastructures

• Cyber-Physical Systems

• Web Information Systems

• Grid Computing and Cloud Computing

• Internet of Things

• Pervasive and Mobile Computing

Reflective Research and Practice

• Research Methodologies in Information Science

• Impact of Information on the Enterprise and the Individual

• Lifecycle Models

• Design Science and Rationale

Tutorials, Doctoral Consortium, Posters & Demos and Research Projects

@RCIS tracks will complement the main conference.


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 .

Papers that have already been accepted or are currently under review forother conferences or journals will not be considered for publication at RCIS

2021. Papers should be in English and must be associated to one of the

following categories:

Technical solution papers (max 16 pages Springer) present solutions that

are novel or significantly improve existing approaches. A technical solution

paper must include a preliminary validation of the proposed solution, and

results must be stated clearly enough so that it is possible to validate them

in follow-up research.

Evaluation papers (max 16 pages Springer) evaluate existing problem

situations or validate proposed solutions through scientific means, i.e., by

empirical studies, experiments, case studies, simulations, mathematical

proofs, etc. The research method must be sound and appropriate.

Industrial practice and experience papers (max 16 pages Springer)

thoroughly present problems or challenges encountered in practice,

elaborate on success or failure with existing approaches, or report on

industrial practice (e.g., methods and tools). A paper in this category shall

provide a clear context, detail the problem or the industrial practice, and

explain the lessons learned.

Work in progress papers (max 8 pages Springer) present relevant

preliminary results across the spectrum of information science. These

papers can either present a novel technical solution, or report on a

preliminary evaluation of a technique.

Please note that the maximum length of the paper includes references, appendices, etc.

The submission site is https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=rcis2021 .

By submitting a paper, the authors agree that at least one of them will

register to the conference and present the paper. The appearance of a paper

in the Springer proceedings is dependent on the registration of one author

within the early registration deadline on March 29, 2021.

We adopt a single-blind review format, meaning that the author

names are included in the paper itself under the paper title.


• Abstract submission deadline for regular papers: January 15, 2021 (AoE)

• Regular paper submission deadline: January 22, 2021 (AoE)

• Notification to authors and registration opening: March 12, 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


Steering Committee

• Saïd Assar, Institut Mines-Telecom Business School, France

• Marko Bajec,University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

• Pericles Loucopoulos, Manchester University, University Kingdom

• Haralambos Moratidis, University of Brighton, United Kingdom

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

• Oscar Pastor, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain

• Jolita Ralyté, CUI, University of Geneva, Suisse

• Colette Rolland, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France

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