Call for Events

Preamble

The 2015 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems cordially invites you to consider contributing an Event (conference, symposium, workshop, consortium meeting, research dissemination meeting, special session). The FedCSIS multi-conference consists of a significant number of recurring Events and it welcomes proposals for new Events until October 31, 2014. The Events can run over any span of time within the conference dates; from half-day to three days.

Lodz, the third-largest Polish city, located in the central Poland south-west of Warsaw. The former textile industry empire, today is an academic city, desirable location for creative industries, home of modern arts and grand events.

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 fit with the FedCSIS multi-conference program.

The FedCSIS 2014 - held in Warsaw, Poland - attracted 430 papers, of which 150 were accepted as full papers (acceptance rate of approximately 35%). Some events accepted additionally short and position papers. FedCSIS 2014 accepted papers are being submitted to the IEEE Xplore Digital Library, while position papers are being published in a separate volume of the Annals of Computer Science and Information systems series (publication process will be completed by October 31, 2014).

Goals

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.

Publications

As in previous years, FedCSIS preprints will be published on a USB memory stick given to FedCSIS participants. Only papers presented during the conference will be submitted to the IEEE Xplore Digital Library (or published as position papers, in a separate volume), and posted at the conference WWW site. The IEEE DL proceedings will be published with an ISBN and ISSN numbers (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

Event proposals should include the following information (2 pages maximum):

  1. The nature of the Event.
  2. The title of the Event, and a clear description of the topic, including a brief justification.
  3. 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.
  4. Preliminary list of PC members who have agreed to join.
  5. Indication of the expected number of papers/attendees to attend the Event.
  6. 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 October 31, 2014, to the FedCSIS Secretariat at secretariat@fedcsis.org

Organizational Rules

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. The Event’s chair(s) should advertise their Event, to the best of their ability, through their own channels, and solicit submissions.
  4. 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.
  5. The paper submission formats are specified by the FedCSIS.  The total length of a paper should not exceed 10 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.
  6. The acceptance rate for all events should follow the guidelines established by the FedCSIS conference series Chairs.
  7. Registration of participants, and all financial and local arrangements are managed by the FedCSIS organizers, according to the principles highlighted below.
  8. 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).
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. The Event’s chair(s) need to coordinate the Event sessions and stimulate discussion.

FedCSIS Secretariat

Email:   secretariat@fedcsis.org

 

Important dates

  • Call for event proposals: October 31, 2014
  • Paper submission: Friday Apr 24 2015 12:00:00 pm HST
  • Position paper submission: June 01, 2015
  • Acceptance decision: June 15, 2015
  • Final version of paper submission: July 01, 2015
  • Final deadline for discounted fee: July 01, 2015
  • Conference dates: September 13-16, 2015

FedCSIS is organized by :

 

Under auspices of

Prof. Lena Kolarska-Bobińska

Minister of Science
and Higher Education

Prof. Michał Kleiber

President of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Andrzej Halicki

Minister of Administration
and Digitization