Call for Events
The 2013 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems cordially invites you to consider contributing an Event (conference, symposium, workshop, consortium meeting, special session). The FedCSIS multi-conference consists of a significant number of recurring Events, but proposals for new associated Events are welcome until January 14, 2013. The Events can run over any span of time within the conference dates; from half-day to three days.
Kraków (Cracow), the second largest city in Poland, is proud to be the host city of FedCSIS 2013.
Kraków is known as the „cultural capital of Poland”, “a city of tradition”, “city of Polish Kings”. It is a city of a unique medieval architecture (Kraków was registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List and awarded the title of the European Capital of Culture in 2000). This former capital of Poland is a city of numerous monuments, museums, art galleries, theaters, festivals (over 50 per year), performances and concerts (over 2500 per year), which makes Kraków one of most important tourist centers in Europe (over 7 million tourists visiting per year).
In 2012, FedCSIS - held in Wrocław, Poland - attracted 400 papers, of which 195 articles were accepted as full papers (acceptance rate of 48.75%). Some events accepted additionally short and poster papers. FedcSIS conference papers were published in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library, while Proceedings of the CSERC Workshop were published in the ACM Digital Library – two of three biggest repositories of academic publications in computer science – assuring a worldwide reach.
The FedCSIS Events provide a platform for bringing together researchers, practitioners, and academia to present and discuss ideas, challenges, and potential solutions on established or emerging topics related to research and practice in computer science and information systems.
The Events will be selected based on the scientific/technical interest and/or their relevance to practitioners in their topics, the clarity of the proposal in addressing the requested information, the innovativeness of the Event topics, and the capacity in the FedCSIS multi-conference program.
As in previous years, pre-Proceedings will be published on a USB memory stick given to FedCSIS participants. Next, papers presented during the conference will be published in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library proceedings, and posted at the conference WWW site. The IEEE proceedings will be published under an ISBN number (and an IEEE Catalog number), under a nonexclusive copyright. Such copyright implies that Events' organizers can and, indeed, are strongly encouraged to invite extended and revised papers for post-conference publications in high-quality journals, edited volumes, etc.
Event proposals should include the following information (2 pages maximum):
- The nature of the Event.
- The title of the Event, and a clear description of the topic, including a brief justification.
- The complete contact information of the Event organizers, including a link to their personal websites, and an overview of previous experiences with organization of scientific events.
- Preliminary list of PC members who have agreed to join.
- Indication of the expected number of papers/attendees to attend the Event.
- Information of expected post-Event publications, of extended and revised papers, in high-quality journals, edited volumes, etc.
Event organizers should email their proposals (in a single pdf file) to the FedCSIS Secretariat firstname.lastname@example.org
- Each Event is considered a satellite Event of FedCSIS. All basic information about the Event, including its Call for Papers and a link to the FedCSIS-provided Paper Submission System, is going to be published in a unified form on the FedCSIS website.
- The Event’s chair(s) may publish a more complete and up-to-date information on other websites, but all references to the Event must mention its association with the FedCSIS.
- The Event’s chair(s) should advertise their Event, to the best of their ability, through their own channels and solicit submissions.
- The Event’s chair(s) manage the paper submission and reviewing processes according to the best practices and the process defined by the FedCSIS conference management system. Each Event will conduct submissions and reviewing as a track in the multi-track CMS system made available to events by the FedCSIS organizers.
- The paper submission formats are specified by the FedCSIS. The total length of a paper should not exceed 8 pages and should be formatted according to an IEEE style template made available to the authors from the FedCSIS site. Only papers submitted personally by the author(s) into the conference submission systems can be subjected to review and potential acceptance. Each paper will receive at least two reviews prior to the acceptance/rejection decision.
- The acceptance rate for all events should follow the guidelines established by the FedCSIS conference series Chairs.
- Registration of participants, and all financial and local arrangements are managed by the FedCSIS organizers, according to the principles highlighted below.
- All the due dates for paper submissions, author notifications, camera-ready submissions and registrations are the same for all FedCSIS Events. However, some deadlines may be extended based on justified requests by the Event’s chair(s).
- An Event with less than ten accepted papers/presentations is deemed to fall below the expectations for an autonomous Event. Subject to negotiations with the event’s organizers, such an Event may be cancelled or included as a special session within another thematically-close Event.
- The Event’s chair(s) ought to prepare the final program in a publishable format according to the formatting guidelines provided by the FedCSIS organizers.
- The Event’s chair(s) need to coordinate the Event sessions and stimulate discussion.