Call for Technical Sessions

Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (FedCSIS 2020)
Sofia, Bulgaria, 6-9 September 2020

The 15th Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (FedCSIS 2020) cordially invites you to contribute a Technical Session (conference, symposium, workshop, consortium meeting, project dissemination meeting, special session, etc.). The FedCSIS conferences consist of five Tracks that contain Technical Sessions. Many of them are recurring yearly events, but we solicit and welcome proposals for new Technical Sessions until November 12, 2019. Moreover, existing events that would like to join the FedCSIS conference series, are also welcome. The Technical Sessions can run over any span of time within the conference dates; from half-day to four days.

FedCSIS is a large rigorous scientific conference staged across Europe. Annually, it attracts ~400 submissions from ~40 countries from around the world. Papers are accepted in three categories: regular (full and short), position, and communication. All regular, presented, papers are submitted to IEEE Xplore Digital Library, and many are offered post-publication opportunities (journals, Springer volumes, etc.) after appropriate extensions and changes. Position and communication papers are published in separate volumes of the Annals of Computer Science and Information systems series. All papers are published with ISBN, ISSN and DOI numbers, and submitted to, and indexed in, most influential indexing services. Since 2012, FedCSIS Proceedings are indexed in SCOPUS and Web of Science.

Any newly proposed Technical Session will be evaluated on the basis of scientific/technical interest and/or its relevance to practitioners in its topics, the clarity of the proposal in addressing the requested information, the innovativeness of the topics, and a “value-added” to the denoted FedCSIS track, i.e.:

  • Artificial Intelligence and Applications
  • Computer Science and Systems
  • Network Systems and Applications
  • Information Systems and Technology
  • Software and System Engineering

Call for Papers for Technical Sessions will be announced by three means: (1) by FedCSIS Chairs, in generic Calls for Conference Papers, to reach out to the computer science and information system researchers at large; (2)  by Track Chairs, in Calls for Track Papers, to reach out to the researchers specifically interested in track topics; (3) by Technical Session Chairs, in Calls for Technical Session Papers, to reach out to the professional communities involved in research addressed by their Technical Session. All papers will have to be submitted to the FedCSIS Conference System. Moreover, in all cases, paper submitters will have to select a Technical Session (event) within which their paper will be reviewed for acceptance.

Technical Session proposals should include the following information (3 pages maximum):

  1. The nature of the Technical Session (conference, symposium, workshop, consortium meeting, project dissemination meeting, special session, etc.).
  2. The title and acronym of the Technical Session, and a list of topics.
  3. A brief explanation of why the proposed event will fit into the FedCSIS aims and program.
  4. The contact information of the Technical Session chairs, including a link to their personal websites, and an overview of previous experiences with organization of scientific events.
  5. Preliminary list of PC members who have agreed (or are likely to agree) to join.
  6. Indication of the expected number of papers/attendees.
  7. Information of expected post-publications of extended and revised papers in high-quality journals, edited volumes, etc.

Technical Session organizers should email their proposals (in a single pdf file) by November 12, 2019 to the FedCSIS Secretariat at: secretariat@fedcsis.org

More information concerning FedCSIS and its scientific, organization and financial rules can be found at: https://www.fedcsis.org

Important dates

Submission of technical session proposals: November 12, 2019
Paper submission (sharp / no extension): May 15, 2020
Position paper submission: June 9, 2020
Author notification: June 30, 2020
Final paper submission and registration: July 15, 2020
Conference date: September 6-9, 2020

FedCSIS 2020 is organized by