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


Registration - Accommodation




RCIS has become a recognized conference on research challenges in Information Science. Organized for the 15th time in a row, RCIS 2021 will be held from May 11 - 14, 2021, in Limassol, Cyprus. RCIS 2021 features a posters & demos track to showcase prototypes and new research ideas in Information Science. This track provides a forum for researchers and practitioners to present their work, interact with conference participants, and obtain feedback on on-going research. We invite two types of submissions:

  • 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 tools/prototypes and associated materials that illustrate research work in progress and serve as ground for discussion of research ideas.

  • Topics of Interest

    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 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 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 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

  • Submission Guidelines

    Posters and demonstrations proposals must be submitted as a single PDF file with no more than 6 pages in Springer LNCS/LNBIP format ( including references and appendices. Proposals that exceed the limit of 6 pages or that do not conform to the format 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 2021. Authors are invited to submit their proposal in English. The submission site is available at where you need to choose the “RCIS2021 Posters & Demos” track.

    Poster Presentation

    Authors of accepted posters will receive an opportunity to deliver a short oral presentation during the posters and demos session. 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 of A0 type, that is 84 cm by 119 cm (33” by 47”), 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.

    Demos Presentation

    Authors of accepted demos will have a chance to present their material to conference attendees during the posters and demos session. Authors of demonstrations are expected to be available to present, describe and discuss the work behind the tool/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 separate registration for each accepted paper, poster, or demo is required). 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, 2021 - March 26, 2021.

    Important Dates
  • Posters/Demos/DC/RP Submission Deadline: February 19, 2021
  • Notification to authors and registration opening: March 12, 2021
  • Submission deadline only for tutorials: March 19, 2021
  • Authors registration deadline for all paper types: March 29, 2021 - March 26, 2021
  • Camera ready copy deadline for all paper types: March 29, 2021 - March 26, 2021
  • Conference: May 11-14, 2021

  • Posters and Demos Chairs

    Dominik Bork, TU Wien, Austria
    Giovanni Meroni, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

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