Important Dates
Abstract submission: January 15, 2022
Paper submission: January 22, 2022
Notification to authors: March 11, 2022
Author registration: March 25, 2022
Camera-ready copy: March 25, 2022
Conference: May 17-20, 2022
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CALL FOR TUTORIALS

RCIS has become a well-recognised conference on research challenges in information sciences. Organised for the 16th time in a row, RCIS 2022 will be held from May 17 to 20, 2022 in Barcelona, Spain.

Tutorials are intended to provide independent instruction (know-how) on a topic of relevance for the RCIS academic and practitioner community. However, we discourage commercial or sales-oriented tutorials. Potential presenters should keep in mind that there might be a varied audience, including novice graduate students, seasoned practitioners, and specialised researchers, and should be prepared to cope with this diversity.

The conference has specific slots for tutorials. They will be organised in sessions of 90 minutes with a free format. Tutorials will run in parallel with other conference tracks, and participation in the tutorials is included in the attendees’ conference fee. A 2-page summary of the tutorials that end up being accepted and delivered will be published in the conference proceedings, which will be published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing series.

We invite proposals for tutorials that may address one or more of the listed topics below, although authors should not feel limited by them.

Topics of Interest

The special theme of RCIS 2022 is Ethics and Trustworthiness in Information Science. The recent discovery of biases and discriminatory outcomes in artificial intelligence has challenged the Information System community to design new solutions to prevent them by developing technologies that focus on human values, such as fairness and privacy, and supporting humans with reliable and trustworthy results. The definition of ethics dimensions, the assessment of bias and fairness, the design of mitigation risk actions to guarantee an appropriate level of trustworthiness are among the relevant research challenges in the field.

Beyond the special theme for RCIS 2022, the conference welcomes tutorial submissions from any domain of Information Science. The list of topics includes, but is not limited to:

Information Systems and their Engineering
  • Requirements Engineering
  • Model-Driven Engineering
  • Data-Driven Evolution
  • 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
  • Information Security and Risk Management
  • Conceptual Modelling and Ontologies
Enterprise Management and Engineering
  • Business Process Engineering and Management
  • Process Mining
  • Enterprise Modelling
  • Digital Transformation
Domain-specific IS Engineering
  • E-Health, E-Government, E-Commerce
  • Web-Based Applications and Services
  • Smart Cities
  • Industry 4.0
  • Digital Humanities
Data Science
  • Big Data & Business Analytics
  • Decision Information Systems
  • Knowledge Discovery and Management
  • 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
Instructions for Tutorial Proposals

Tutorial proposals are limited to 5 pages. They must include each and every of the following elements:

  • Title;
  • 150-word abstract;
  • The expected background of the attendees;
  • Learning objectives of the tutorial;
  • Structure of contents or activities; that is, a description of how they support the learning objectives, and how they will be presented to the attendees including a timetable that clearly indicates how the interaction with the audience will develop during the tutorial (tutorials should last minutes);
  • Support materials. A concise description of material(s) that are needed for your tutorial; more specifically, (i) materials relevant to the tutorial that you would like to share prior to the conference, (ii) special requirements or equipment you plan to request for the delivery of the tutorial (subject to approval of the organisers), (iii) materials that will be provided to attendees during the tutorial;
  • Added value of the tutorial for the attendees;
  • A short bio of the presenter(s);
  • A history of the tutorial; that is, whether this tutorial (or any derived version of it) has already been delivered in other conferences. If so, detail where and when, and how it was received. Proven track record has to be balanced with the innovative aspect of the tutorial.

In preparing your proposal, you are encouraged to include some creative techniques for teaching and learning. Any teaching approach that ensures active interaction would be greatly appreciated by the RCIS audience. We encourage you to craft a tutorial that can deliver high quality content in an enjoyable way.

Please also consider including printed or online take away material for attendees. For example, templates, checklists, frameworks, etc. that attendees can employ in their own working environments.

We finally encourage authors to optionally include a 1- or 2-minutes video of the speakers, or a few example slides, teasing their tutorial.

By submitting a tutorial proposal, authors implicitly agree that they will indeed attend the conference to deliver the tutorial.

Proposals must be submitted using the conference submission site (https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=rcis2022), where you choose the track “RCIS2022_Tutorials”.

The authors of accepted tutorials will be asked to submit a 2-page summary of the tutorial using the Springer LNCS/LNBIP conference proceedings template (https://www.springer.com/gp/computer-science/lncs/conference-proceedings-guidelines).

Tutorial Evaluation Criteria

Evaluation criteria include the quality of the proposal, the tutorial’s anticipated benefit for prospective participants, its fit within the program as a whole, and the qualification and experience of the presenter(s).

Compensation

A free registration for the conference will be offered to the main presenter (i.e., to one speaker), unless they are the only paying author of a paper presented at the conference.

Important Dates
Tutorial submission deadline (strict): March 1, 2022 (AoE)
Tutorial notification: March 11, 2022
Camera-ready version of tutorial summary for conference proceedings: March 25, 2022
RCIS 2022 Conference: May 17–20, 2022
Tutorial Chairs

Tutorial Proposals will be submitted to and evaluated by the Tutorial Chairs:

Paola Spoletini, Kennesaw State University, Marietta, GA, United States

Cinzia Cappiello, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy




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