18th Research Challenges in Information Science

Information Science: Evolution or Revolution?

Guimarães, Portugal, 14-17 May, 2024

Information Science: Evolution or Revolution?

Knowledge and technology are constantly evolving as a result of research & development, including in Information Science. However, recent fast progress in areas such as AI, quantum computing, and extended reality might lead to a revolution in a short time, not only to an evolution. How we collect and use information might radically change. The impact, challenges, and concerns from the use of advanced AI (e.g., large language models), more powerful computing systems, and new digital worlds are common topics in our discussions nowadays. They also affect other areas, including security, ethics, and education. Is a revolution really about to happen? Or is it only a new evolution? Will this depend on the Information Science areas in which progress is made or those affected? What role will base technologies such as data quality models, machine learning, conceptual models, and ontologies play? What will standards and best-practices need to consider?

Domain Knowledge Engineering (DKE)

A selection of the best accepted papers of RCIS 2024, 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 (https://www.journals.elsevier.com/data-and-knowledge-engineering). The selection of the papers to invite will be based on the review scores and arguments and the potential for extension.

12 January 2024

Abstracts *Mandatory*

19 January 2024

Full Papers Submission EasyChair

11 March 2024

Paper Acceptance Notification

22 March 2024

Camera-Ready Deadline

22 March 2024

Author Registration Deadline

14 May 2024

Welcome to Guimarães!

RCIS 2024 will be held in Guimarães, Portugal, hosted by

University of Minho

University of Minho

Department of Information Systems



ICT Innovation Institute



Centro Cultural Vila Flor



Câmara Municipal de Guimarães

Department of Information Systems, University of Minho



Department of Information Systems - University of Minho ALGORITMI Research Centre - University of Minho CCG/ZGDV ICT Innovation Institute Institut Mines-Telecom Business School NOVA University of Lisbon University of Castilla-La Mancha



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