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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 Zdavkovic
Stockholm University

Prof. Fabiano Dalpiaz
Utrecht University


Prof. George Angelos Papadopoulos
University of Cyprus


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RCIS 2020
The Fourteenth International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science, May 20 - 22, 2020, Limassol, Cyprus
The goal of RCIS is to bring together scientists, researchers, engineers and practitioners from a wide range of information science fields and provide opportunities for knowledge sharing and dissemination. RCIS has become a recognised conference on research challenges in information sciences. Organised for the 14th time in a row, RCIS 2020 will be held from May 20-22, 2020, in Limassol, Cyprus.

Topics of Interest
At RCIS 2020, among other regular topics, special attention will be given to the special topic: “Towards a Design Science for Information Systems”. With the advent of ubiquitous computing, today’s information systems are designed, developed, used, and tested on a very wide spectrum of devices and computing platforms, by a diverse population of stakeholders (e.g., analysts, designers, developers, end users) for an ever wider range of tasks carried out in multiple physical and psychological environments, thus inducing many different contexts of use. Facing this variety of contexts of use, design science is expected to help people producing information systems that are better tailored to their needs when interacting with these systems. This year’s RCIS theme aims to explore the role played by design science in every stage of the development life cycle of information systems, which includes meta-models, models, languages, notations, methods, and software tools for supporting these stages. RCIS welcomes submissions from a diverse spectrum of information science. The list of themes and topics includes, but is not limited to, the following areas, themes and topics:

Scientific Topics
A1. Information Systems and their Engineering
  • Requirements Engineering
  • Software Engineering and Testing
  • Model-Driven Engineering and Development
  • Information Systems Development Methods and Method Engineering
A2. Human-Centred Approaches
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Social Computing and Social Network Analysis
  • User-Centred Approaches
  • Collaborative Computing
  • End-User Development
A3. Data and Information Management
  • Databases and Information
  • Information Search and Discovery
  • Conceptual Modelling and Ontologies
  • Information Security and Risk Management
  • Strategic Management of Information Systems
A4. Enterprise Engineering
  • Business Process Engineering and Management
  • Process Mining
  • Enterprise Modelling
  • Reengineering, Forward and Reverse Engineering
  • Context-aware Organisations
A5. Applications
  • E-Health, E-Government, E-Commerce
  • Web-Based Applications and Services
  • Smart Cities
A6. Business Intelligence
  • Big Data & Business Analytics
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Knowledge Management and Discovery
  • Information and Value Management
A7. Information Infrastructures
  • Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Web Information Systems
  • Grid Computing and Cloud Computing
  • Internet of Things
  • Pervasive, Ubiquitous and Mobile Computing
A8. Reflective Research and Practice
  • Design science and theories for IS
  • Design thinking, transition design, user experiences, service design in/for IS
  • Open innovation and design
  • Design patterns for/in IS development and management lifecycle
  • Design qualities, measures and properties
  • Impacts of design on the organization and users
  • Design in lean startups, open innovation and agile processes
  • Sustainability and IS design

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