[hpc-announce] 14th International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science (RCIS 2020): First Call for Tutorials

George Angelos Papadopoulos george at cs.ucy.ac.cy
Fri Oct 4 02:38:44 CDT 2019

*** First Call for Tutorials ***

14th International Conference on
Research Challenges in Information Science (RCIS 2020)

Royal Apollonia Beach Hotel 5*, Limassol, Cyprus

May 20-22, 2020, Limassol, Cyprus


Tutorial submission deadline: February 14, 2020 (AoE)

RCIS has become a well-recognised conference on research challenges in
Information Science. Organised for the fourteenth time in a row, RCIS 2020
will be held from May 20-22, 2020, in Limassol, Cyprus. 

Tutorials are intended to provide independent instruction (know-how) on a
topic of relevance, no commercial or sales-oriented. Potential presenters
should keep in mind that there might be a varied audience, including novice
graduate students, seasoned practitioners, and specialized researchers.
Tutorial speakers should be prepared to cope with this diversity.

The conference has specific slots for tutorials. They will be organized in
sessions of 90 minutes with a free format. Tutorials run in parallel with other
conference tracks, and participation is included in the attendees’ conference
fee. We invite proposals for tutorials that may address one or more of the
listed topics below, although authors should not feel limited by them.


RCIS 2020 is focused on Information Science in the Days of Artificial
Intelligence. This topic aims to study Artificial Intelligence in a broad sense,
including machine learning, self-adaptation, logic-based reasoning,
automation, agents and multiagent systems, natural language processing, etc.

Beyond the special topic for RCIS 2020, the conference welcomes tutorial
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 Management
* Business Process Engineering and Reengineering
* Process Mining
* Enterprise Engineering

Domain-specific IS Engineering
* E-Health, e-Government, e-Commerce, …
* Industry 4.0
* Web-Based Applications and Services
* Smart Cities	

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


Tutorial proposals are limited to 5 pages. They must include: 

1. A title; 

2. A 150 words abstract.

3. Expected background of the attendees.

4. Learning objectives.

5. Structure of Contents/activities, 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 over time (tutorials should be of 90 minutes).

6. A concise description of material(s) that will be provided to attendees.
Special requirement/equipment you may request for the presentation of the
tutorial (subject to approval of the organizers). Additional materials relevant
to the tutorial that you would like to share prior to the conference.

7. Value of the tutorial for the attendees.

8. A short bio of the presenter(s).

9. A history of the tutorial: has this tutorial (or any derived version of it)
already been given? If so, detail where and when, and how it was received.
Proven track record has to be balanced with the innovative aspect of the

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 settings. 

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://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=rcis2020), where you choose
“Tutorial paper”.


* Tutorial submission deadline: February 14, 2020 (AoE)
* Tutorial notification: March 15, 2020
* Conference: May 20-22, 2020


Steering Committee
* Said Assar, Institut Mines-Telecom Business School, France 
* Marko Bajec,University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
* Pericles Loucopoulos, Manchester University, University Kingdom
* Haralambos Moratidis, University of Brighton, United Kingdom 
* Selmin Nurcan, Universite Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne, France
* Oscar Pastor, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
* Jolita Ralyte, CUI, University of Geneva, Suisse
* Colette Rolland, Universite Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne, France 

General Chairs
* George A. Papadopoulos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
* Pericles Loucopoulos, Harokopio University of Athens, Greece

Organising Chair
* Petros Stratis, Easy Conferences LTD., Cyprus

Program Chairs
* Jelena Zdravkovic, Stockholm University, Sweden
* Fabiano Dalpiaz, Utrecht University, Netherlands

Doctoral Consortium Chairs
* Raian Ali, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom
* Sergio Espana, Utrecht University, Netherlands

Tutorial Chairs
* Estefania Serral Asensio, KU Leuven, Belgium
* Ignacio Panach, University of Valencia, Spain

Posters & Demos Chairs
* Elena Kornyshova, Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers, France
* Marcela Ruiz, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland

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