Call for Posters and Demos
RCIS has become a recognized conference on research challenges in information sciences. Organized for the 11th time in a row, RCIS 2017 will be held from May 10-12, 2017.

RCIS will feature posters in a poster session and offer the opportunity for demonstrations of tools in a demonstration session. Both sessions will provide a forum for researchers and practitioners to showcase their work, to interact with conference participants, and to obtain feedback on on-going research and advanced prototypes and products from knowledgeable conference attendees:
  • Posters are intended to convey a research result and are not advertisements for commercial software packages. While posters need not describe completed work, they should report on research for which at least some preliminary results are available.
  • Demonstrations should directly and actively involve the exhibition and display of software prototypes, research tools and associated materials that illustrate research work in progress and serve as ground for discussion of research ideas.
At RCIS 2017, among other regular topics a special attention will be given to the special topic “Security and Privacy for Information Science”. nformation plays a central part in almost every aspect of human life. With the advent of technologies both at hardware level (e.g. smart phones and mobile devices), and software level (e.g. cloud computing, big data), which support the collection, storage and analysis of information at any time and at any place, organisations, industry, governments but also individuals are able to access and share information like never before. However, although there is information that everyone is willing to share, there is also sensitive and confidential information that needs to remain private and secure, such as medical records, bank accounts, military plans, but also information that individuals consider private, such as photos, videos, and so on. This year’s RCIS theme aims to explore the role of information science models, tools and methods that support security and privacy
RCIS welcomes posters and demos submissions from any domain of Information Science. The list of interested topics includes, but is not limited to:

Information Systems and their Engineering
  • Requirements Engineering
  • Software Engineering and Testing
  • Model-Driven Engineering
  • Information Systems Development Methods and Method Engineering
User-Oriented Approaches
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Social Computing and Social Network Analysis
  • User-Centred Approaches
  • Collaborative Computing
  • Information Science and the Wisdom of the Crowd
Data and Information Management
  • Databases and Information
  • Information Search and Discovery
  • Conceptual Modelling and Ontologies
  • Information Security and Risk Management
  • Big Data, Right Data
Business Process Management
  • Business Process Engineering and Management
  • Process Mining
  • Enterprise Engineering
  • Information Science within Reengineering Scenarios
  • Context-aware Organisations
  • E-Health
  • E-Government
  • E-Commerce
  • Web-Based Applications and Services
  • Smart Cities
Business Intelligence
  • Big Data & Business Analytics
  • Decision Information Systems
  • Knowledge Management
  • Knowledge Discovery from Data
  • Information and Value Management
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
  • Action Research and Case Studies in Information Science
Posters and demonstrations proposals must be submitted as a single PDF file with no more than 2 pages. The two pages shall contain an abstract describing the research content of the poster or what is going to be demonstrated, along with the significance of the contribution to IS technologies, title, authors, institutional affiliations and electronic contact information. Proposals that exceed the limit of 2 pages will be rejected without review.

Proposals that have already been accepted or are currently under review for other conferences or journals will not be considered for publication at RCIS 2017. Authors are invited to submit their proposal in English.

The submission site address is where you can choose “Posters & Demos papers Section”.

Three members of the program committee will review submissions, and selected proposals will be published in the RCIS’2017 Conference Proceedings published by IEEE Xplore digital library. Consequently, posters and demonstrations, paper submissions for posters and demonstrations must be formatted using the IEEE 2-column format ( In case you wish to format your paper according to this template you may use the IEEE PDF eXpress tool ( to convert your source file into an IEEE Xplore-compliant PDF file or to check if your own PDF file is IEEE Xplore‐compliant. IEEE PDF eXpress is a free service to IEEE conferences, allowing their authors to make IEEE Xplore‐compatible PDFs (conversion function) or to check PDFs that authors have made themselves for IEEE Xplore compatibility (PDF check function). The conference ID for the IEEE PDF eXpress can be found on the RCIS 2017 web site. It is important to note that submitting a file to IEEE PDF eXpress is only for creation or checking of a compliant PDF file and does not work as a submission; you must still submit your final paper through the submission site indicated above. For more information about how to use IEEE PDF eXpress, please see

Authors of accepted posters will receive an opportunity to complete a short oral presentation during a special poster session included in the main program. Well-crafted posters will tell the story well by themselves, but authors of posters are expected to be available to describe and discuss the work presented in the poster during the session.

The poster dimensions will be 76 cm by 100 cm (30” by 40”), with poster content mounted on rectangular poster board we will provide. The layout may consist of several individual sheets of paper or a monolithic large sheet.
Authors of accepted demonstration proposals will have a chance to present their material to conference attendees during a special demonstration session included in the main program. Authors of demonstrations are expected to be available to present, describe and discuss the work behind the prototype during the session.

Authors should bring to the session the material they need to present the demo. Any special request should be communicated sufficiently in advance and agreed with the conference local organizing committee.

By submitting a poster or demo paper, authors implicitly agree that at least one of them register to the conference and present the poster or the demo (at least one registration for each accepted paper, poster or demo). Only posters and demos that have been presented by their authors during the conference will be published in IEEE Proceedings.
Posters and Demos submission deadline: February 14, 2017
February 19, 2017 (23:59 AoE - Anywhere on Earth) (extended)
Authors notification: March 15, 2017
Authors registration deadline: April 7, 2017
Camera ready deadline: April 7, 2017
RCIS’2017 Conference: 10-12 May, 2017
Claudia Ayala Technical University of Catalunya Spain
Mara Nikolaidou Harokopio University of Athens Greece

Raian Ali Bournemouth University UK
Mahmoud El Hamlaoui Laboratoire IRIT France
Marcela Genaro University of Castilla-La Mancha Spain
Mahmood Hosseini Bournemouth University UK
Jose Luis DE LA VARA Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Spain
Rim Kaabi University of Manouba Tunisia
Mahmoud El Hamlaoui IRIT Laboratory France
Mohamad Kassab The Pennsylvania State University USA
Manuele Kirsch-Pinheiro Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne France
Eric Languénou Université de Nantes / Lina France
Lassaâd Mejri Faculty of Sciences in Bizerta Tunisia
Ravi Ramdoyal CETIC Belgium
Marcela Ruiz Centro de Investigación en Métodos de Producción de Software Spain
Mohamad KASSAB Pennsylvania State University USA
Roberto Santana-Tapia The Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice Netherlands
Lovro Šubelj University of Ljubljana Slovenia

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