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For the 16th edition of RCIS (International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science; Barcelona, Spain, May 17-20, 2022;, we invite proposals of workshops to be held in conjunction with the main conference. The workshops will aim to promote the exchange, cross-fertilization, and dissemination of new ideas among the members of the RCIS community, both researchers and practitioners.

Apart from traditional paper presentations, we encourage discussion sessions among the workshop participants to facilitate involvement and interaction. We invite proposals that tackle research challenge ideas in the scope of information science and are in line with the conference theme (Ethics and Trustworthiness in Information Science) and topics ( The workshops can be half- or full-day and will take place on May 17, 2022.

Workshop Organizers' Duties

The workshop organisers have the following obligations:

  • Compose a program committee (PC) with a variety of members from different institutions and regions;
  • Provide a workshop website;
  • Have a call for papers and publicise it in several lists and social networks, following the important dates below;
  • Gather submissions (through a website, e.g., EasyChair), assign them to the PC members, and notify authors;
  • Contact the Workshop Chairs to pose any question and answer their requests.
Important Dates
Workshop proposal submission: October 29, 2021
Workshop proposal notification: November 12, 2021
Workshop paper submission: March 18, 2022
Workshop paper notification: April 15, 2022
Workshop paper camera-ready copy: April 22, 2022
Workshop paper author registration: April 22, 2022
Instructions for Workshop Proposals

Workshop proposals must be submitted via EasyChair ( ) in PDF format and must not be longer than six pages in length (LNCS Springer format). The structure the proposals must include:

  • Title of the workshop;
  • Contact information for all workshop organisers, including the main contact person;
  • Motivation and objectives, which must be clear and justify the relevance of the workshop;
  • Topics of the workshop;
  • The format of the workshop, which must consider the usual four sessions of an hour and a half for a full-day workshops or two sessions for a half-day one, and include the schedule of paper presentations, discussion sessions, and invited speaker (if it is the case);
  • The necessary equipment and services;
  • The target audience, e.g., if it is a mixture of researchers and practitioners, if it is open to the public or only to the authors, and the expected number of attendees;
  • Information regarding a previous edition of the workshop in another conference;
  • Type (e.g., short or full) and size of the papers that will be accepted;
  • The evaluation process that will be applied;
  • A tentative list of PC members with names and affiliation;
  • Short bios of the organisers.

The workshop proposals will be evaluated by the Workshop Chairs according to a set of criteria: relevance to RCIS, relevance of the workshop topic, and experience of the organiser(s) in the workshop topic.

Accepted papers will be published in CEUR proceedings using the 1-column CEUR-ART style (

Workshop participants, organisers, and invited speakers must register for the workshop. The RCIS organization may cancel workshops that do not have sufficient submissions or registrations.

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