18th Research Challenges in Information Science

Information Science: Evolution or Revolution?

Guimarães, Portugal, 14-17 May, 2024

Call for Forum Papers

The 18th. International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science welcomes proposals for Forum papers.

As in previous years, Forum papers should aim to showcase new research ideas and prototypes 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:

Research idea papers are intended to present new ideas, challenges, and work in progress where at least some preliminary results are available.

Tool demonstration papers are intended to describe tools or prototypes that are relevant for facing information science challenges.

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 2024 will continue paying attention to traditional topics at the conference; in addition, we solicit submissions aligned to the special theme Information Science: Evolution or Revolution? to be in the center of its reflections and discussions. RCIS welcomes forum papers from any domain of information science. The list of interested topics includes, but is not limited to:
Information Systems and their Engineering
  • Requirements Engineering
  • Model-Driven Engineering
  • Web-Based Applications and Services
  • Data-Driven (R)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
  • Knowledge Graphs
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
  • Smart Cities
  • Industry 4.0
  • News and media production
  • Digital Humanities
  • Virtual Worlds
Data Science
  • Big Data and Business Analytics
  • Decision Information Systems
  • Machine-Learning Applications
  • Knowledge Discovery and Management
  • Information and Value Management
  • Misinformation and fake news
Information Infrastructures
  • Information Systems for an Information Science Revolution
  • Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Web Information Systems
  • Grid, Cloud, Fog, and Edge Computing
  • Internet of Things
  • Pervasive and Mobile Computing
  • Quantum Computing
Reflective Research and Practice
  • Responsible Research in and for an Information Science Revolution
  • Impact of Information on the Enterprise and the Individual
  • Information Science Education
  • Research Methodologies in Information Science
  • Lifecycle Models
  • Design Science and Rationale
  • Action Research and Case Studies in Information Science
Submission Instructions

Forum papers must be submitted as a single PDF file with no more than 8 pages in Springer LNCS/LNBIP format including references and appendices. The forum papers will be included in the proceedings of RCIS 2024 which will be published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing series. Papers that exceed the limit of 8 pages will be rejected without review. Papers that have already been accepted or are currently under review for other conferences or journals will not be considered for publication at RCIS. Authors are invited to submit their paper in English using the conference submission site EasyChair, where they should choose “RCIS 2024 Forum”.

Presentation Guidelines

The two Forum paper types are intended to be presented during the conference as follows:

Research Idea Papers Authors of accepted research idea papers will receive an opportunity to present their paper as a poster. Authors should prepare a wellcrafted poster that is self-contained. The authors are expected to be available to describe and discuss the poster with the attendees during the Forum. The poster dimensions will be of A0 type, that is 84 cm by 119 cm (33” by 47”), with poster content mounted on the rectangular poster board we will provide. The layout may consist of several individual sheets of paper or a monolithic large sheet.

Tool Demonstration Papers Authors of accepted tool demonstration papers will have a chance to present a demo of their tool. Authors are expected to be available to demonstrate their tool/prototype during the Forum. Authors should bring to the session all hardware they need to present the demo. Any special request should be communicated sufficiently in advance and agreed upon with the conference’s local organizing committee.

By submitting a paper to the Forum, authors implicitly agree that at least one of them will register for the conference and present their paper (i.e., at least one registration for each accepted paper is required).

Important Dates
Paper submission deadline January 26, 2024
Notification to authors March 11, 2024
Camera-ready submission March 20, 2024
Author registration deadline March 20, 2024
Conference: May 14-17, 2024
Forum Chairs

Dominik Bork, TU Wien, Austria

Jānis Grabis, Riga Technical University, Latvia

Program Committee

Clara Ayora, Universidad de Castilla la Mancha, Spain

Judith Barrios Albornoz, University of Los Andes, Venezuela

Cinzia Cappiello, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Istvan David, McMaster University, Canada

Victoria Döller, University of Vienna, Austria

Simon Hacks, Stockholm University, Sweden

Abdelaziz Khadraoui ISS, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Manuele Kirsch Pinheiro, Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne University, France

Elena Kornyshova, CNAM, France

Emanuele Laurenzi, FHNW, Switzerland

Dejan Lavbič, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Patricia Martin-Rodilla, Spanish National Research Council, Spain

Beatriz Marín, Universitat Politècnica de València, Chile

Giovanni Meroni, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

João Moura-Pires, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal

Mark Mulder, TEEC2 BV, Netherlands

Syed Juned Ali, TU Wien, Austria

Anne Gutschmidt, University of Rostock, Germany

Georgios Koutsopoulos, Stockholm University, Sweden

Christoforos Ntantogian, Ionian University - Department of Informatics, Greece

Michalis Pavlidis, University of Brighton, United Kingdom

Francisca Pérez, Universidad San Jorge, Spain

Iris Reinhartz-Berger, University of Haifa, Israel

Ben Roelens, Open Universiteit, Ghent University, Netherlands

Marcela Ruiz, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland

Natalia Stathakarou, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Gianluigi Viscusi, Linköping University, Sweden

Manuel Wimmer, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria

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