Call for Events
The 2018 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems cordially invites you to consider contributing an Event (conference, symposium, workshop, consortium meeting, project dissemination meeting, special session, etc.). The FedCSIS multi-conference consists of a significant number of recurring Events and it welcomes proposals for new Events until November 14, 2017. The Events can run over any span of time within the conference dates; from half-day to three days. Invitation is extended also to existing events that would like to join the vibrant FedCSIS ecosystem.
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 are 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 fit with the FedCSIS multi-conference program.
The FedCSIS 2017 – held in Prague, Czech Republic – attracted 497 papers, of which 96 were accepted as regular full papers (acceptance rate of approximately 19%). Most events, additionally, accepted regular short and communication papers, as well as position papers. FedCSIS 2017 regular full and short papers are being submitted to the IEEE Xplore Digital Library, while position and communication papers are published in a separate volumes of the Annals of Computer Science and Information systems series (publication process will be completed by October 30, 2017).
FedCSIS preprints are published on a USB memory stick given to FedCSIS participants. Only papers presented during the conference are published and posted at the conference WWW site. Regular full and short papers are submitted to the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. Regular communication papers and position papers are published in a separate volume, which is not submitted to the IEEE. The IEEE Xplore DL proceedings are published with an ISBN, ISSN, IEEE Catalog and DOI numbers, under a nonexclusive copyright. Such copyright implies that Events' organizers can and are encouraged to invite extended and revised versions of the papers for post-conference publications in high-quality journals, edited volumes, etc. Position and Communication Paper volumes (separate for each category) are published with ISBN, ISSN and DOI numbers.
Event proposals should include the following information (2 pages maximum):
- The nature of the Event (conference, symposium, workshop, consortium meeting, project dissemination meeting, special session, ...)
- 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 already 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) by November 14, 2017 to the FedCSIS Secretariat at: 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 explicitly 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.
- Each Event conducts submissions and reviewing as a track in the multi-track Conference Management System (CMS) system made available to events by the FedCSIS organizers.
- 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.
- For scientific ethical reasons, Event Chair(s) are not allowed to submit their papers for reviewing in their own Event, but can submit for external reviewing in another FedCSIS event. Once a paper is accepted, the Event Chair(s) can choose to present it in their own Event.
- The paper submission formats are specified by the FedCSIS. The total length of a paper should be no less than 4, and not exceed 10, pages and should be formatted according to the 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 Chairs of the FedCSIS Conference Series.
- 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) are expected to come to the conference to coordinate the Event sessions and stimulate discussion.