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September 11, 2019 : Information about a journal special issue with the best papers of RCIS 2020 is now available
July 31, 2019 : The Call for Papers is available.
July 31, 2019 : The committee chairs are updated.
July 16, 2019 : The website is now available.

Important Dates
Conference: May 20 - 22, 2020
Abstract Submission Deadline:
January 20 , 2020
Regular Paper Submission Deadline:
January 27 , 2020
Notification to authors and registration opening:
March 15, 2020
Author registration deadline for all paper types:
March 31, 2020
Camera-ready copy deadline for all paper types:
March 31, 2020
Early (non author) registration:
April 30, 2020
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Prof. Jelena Zdravkovic
Stockholm University

Prof. Fabiano Dalpiaz
Utrecht University


Prof. George Angelos Papadopoulos
University of Cyprus


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The Fourteenth International Conference on

Research Challenges in Information Science

May 20 - 22, 2020, Limassol, Cyprus

Scope and Topics
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 2020 will continue paying attention to traditional topics at the conference; in addition, we solicit submissions aligned the special theme of Information Science in the Days of Artificial Intelligence. We understand AI in a broad sense, including machine learning, self-adaptation, logic-based reasoning, automation, agents and multiagent systems, natural language processing, etc. RCIS welcomes submissions from the whole spectrum of the information science field. The list of themes and topics includes, but is not limited to:

A1. Information Systems and their Engineering
  • Requirements Engineering
  • Software Testing
  • Information Security and Risk
  • Method Engineering
A2. User-Oriented Approaches
  • Social Computing and Social Network Analysis
  • User-Centred Design
  • Collaborative Computing
  • Human Factors in Information Systems
A3. Data and Information Management
  • Databases and Information
  • Information Search and Discovery
  • Conceptual Modelling and Ontologies
A4. Business Process Management
  • Business Process Engineering and Reengineering
  • Process Mining
  • Enterprise Engineering
A5. Domain-specific IS Engineering
  • E-Health, E-Government, E-Commerce
  • Industry 4.0
  • Web-Based Applications and Services
  • Smart Cities
A6. Data Science
  • Big Data & Business Analytics
  • Decision Information Systems
  • Knowledge Management
  • Knowledge Discovery from Data
A7. Information Infrastructures
  • Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Web Information Systems
  • Grid Computing and Cloud Computing
  • Internet of Things
  • Pervasive and Mobile Computing
A8. Reflective Research and Practice
  • Research Methodologies in Information Science
  • Impact of Information on the Enterprise and the Individual
  • Lifecycle Models
  • Design Science and Rationale

Special Journal Issue

Domain Knowledge Engineering

A selection of the best accepted papers of RCIS’20, chosen by a dedicated committee, will be invited to submit an extended version of the RCIS paper to the Data & Knowledge Engineering (DKE) journal published by Elsevier ( The selection of the papers to invite will be based on the review scores and arguments and the potential for extension.

Research Challenges in Information Science Series
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