Important Dates
Conference: May 20 - 22, 2020
Abstract Submission Deadline:
January 20 , 2020
Regular Paper Submission Deadline:
January 27 , 2020
Tutorial/Posters/Demos/DC Submission Deadline:
February 14 , 2020
Notification to authors and registration opening:
March 15, 2020
Camera-ready copy deadline for all paper types:
March 31, 2020
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Prof. Jelena Zdravkovic
Stockholm University

Prof. Fabiano Dalpiaz
Utrecht University


Prof. George Angelos Papadopoulos
University of Cyprus


Registration - Accommodation



14th International Conference on
Research Challenges in Information Science (RCIS2020)

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:

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 Managements
  • Business Process Engineering and Reengineering
  • Process Mining
  • Enterprise Engineering
Domain-specific IS Engineering
  • E-Health, E-Government, E-Commerce
  • Industry 4.0
  • Web-Based Applications and Services
  • Smart Cities
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 will complement the main conference.

RCIS Steering Committee
  • Saïd Assar
  • Marco Bajec
  • Pericles Loucopoulos
  • Haralambos Moratidis
  • Selmin Nurcan
  • Oscar Pastor
  • Jolita Ralyté
  • Colette Rolland

Submission Process
Papers shall be formatted according to the Springer LNCS/LNBIP conference proceedings template (for LaTeX and Word): Papers that have already been accepted or are currently under review for other conferences or journals will not be considered for publication at RCIS 2020. 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 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 31, 2020.

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.

Important Dates
  • Regular paper submission deadline: January 27, 2020 (AoE)
  • 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
  • Conference: May 20-22, 2020

Conference Committees

General Chairs
George Α. Papadopoulos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Pericles Loucopoulos, Harokopio University of Athens, Greece

Organising Chair
Petros Stratis, Easy Conferences LTD., Cyprus

Program Chairs
Jelena Zdravkovic, Stockholm University, Sweden
Fabiano Dalpiaz, Utrecht University, Netherlands

Doctoral Consortium Chairs
Raian Ali, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom
Sergio España, Utrecht University, Netherlands

Tutorial Chairs
Estefania Serral Asensio, KU Leuven, Belgium
Ignacio Panach, University of Valencia, Spain

Posters & Demos Chairs
Elena Kornyshova, Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, France
Marcela Ruiz, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland

Research Challenges in Information Science Series
RCIS-2007 | RCIS-2008 | RCIS-2009 | RCIS-2010 | RCIS-2011 | RCIS-2012 | RCIS-2013 | RCIS-2014 | RCIS-2015 | RCIS-2016 | RCIS-2017 | RCIS-2018 | RCIS-2019