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Conference: May 12 - 14, 2021
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ACADEMIC MATTERS

Samira Cherfi
CNAM, France
Email: samira.cherfi@cnam.fr


Anna Perini
FBK, Italy
Email: perini@fbk.eu


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Prof. George Angelos Papadopoulos
University of Cyprus
Email:george@cs.ucy.ac.cy


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15th International Conference on
Research Challenges in Information Science (RCIS2021)


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 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 Managements
  • 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
  • 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.


    Submission Process

    As was the case for RCIS 2020, the proceedings of RCIS 2021 will be published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing series. 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 for other 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://www.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.

    We adopt a single-blind review format, meaning that the author names are included in the paper itself under the paper title.


    Important Dates
    • Abstract Submission Deadline for regular papers (highly recommended): 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


    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 | RCIS-2020