Important Dates
Conference: May 11 - 14, 2021
Posters/Demos/DC/RP Submission Deadline:
February 19 , 2021
Submission deadline only for tutorials:
March 19, 2021
Conference Registration:
12 Mar 2021 – 11 May 2021

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Samira Cherfi
CNAM, France

Anna Perini
FBK, Italy


Prof. George Angelos Papadopoulos
University of Cyprus


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The Fifteenth International Conference on

Research Challenges in Information Science

11 - 14 May, 2021

Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, RCIS 2021 will be held online. The Organizers would like to thank you for your commitment and support and reassure that they are dedicated in offering the best possible online experience to attendees.

The conference proceedings can be downloaded free of charge for a limited time period
(Until June 03) by clicking the link below.

Download the proceedings via SpringerLink


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:

A1. Information Systems and their Engineering A2. User-Oriented Approaches
A3. Data and Information Management A4. Business Process Management
A5. Domain-specific IS Engineering A6. Data Science
A7. Information Infrastructures A8. Reflective Research and Practice

Special Journal Issue

Domain Knowledge Engineering

A selection of the best accepted papers of RCIS 2021, 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.

Latest News
March 30, 2021 : Accepted Contributions are now available on the website
March 23, 2021 : The Keynote Speakers have been announced
March 12, 2021 : Registration fees available
February 10, 2021 : Submission deadline for Doctoral Consortium, Posters & Demos and Research Projects has been extended.
January 28, 2021 : RCIS 2021 will be held online
January 14, 2021 : Abstract submission for regular papers & Regular paper submission deadlines have been extended
October 22, 2020 : Call for Research Projects @ RCIS Track available
October 20, 2020 : Call for Posters and Demos available
October 14, 2020 : Call for Papers updated
September 11, 2020 : The website is now available.

Research Challenges in Information Science Series