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2019-06-30 | CfP - International Congress on Applied Informatics, Madrid, 7-9 Nov

posted 26 Jun 2019, 18:47 by José María DÍAZ NAFRÍA   [ updated 24 Mar 2021, 09:17 ]

Building Up a Global Sustainable Information Society

The information technologies have shown an ever growing capacity to perform operations we could not even dream of some decades ago. During this time, we have witnessed a constant growth of the interconnectivity of agents in a thriving global network in which the algorithmic capacity of the nodes and the intensity of the interaction have continuously increased. As a consequence, this global network evolves as an ecosystem in which our lives are more and more immersed, and our destinies are increasingly entangled, as it happens with the lives of the organisms evolving in a dense ecosystem.

The question is whether the conditions of this global life are given to evolve towards a sustainable future. Namely a future in which the needs of the so called information society can be attended, a sustainable future without exclusion and oppression, a sustainable future in which it is not taken from nature more than what is given back. The design, development and implementation of the information technologies has a profound consequence on these dynamics. The technological development is not an end in itself, it has to prove its applicability in the solution of human needs, in the building up of a sustainable information society at a global scale.

Under this broad focus, we call for contributions to the next edition of the International Congress on Applied Informatics to be held in Madrid, next November (ICAI-2019, http://icai.itiud.org/). Aware of the multifarious tasks to be accomplished in the endeavour of building up a global sustainable information society, ranging from artificial intelligence to information ethics, from bioinformatics to education, from data science to co-creation of knowledge… ICAI aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners interested in the broad-spectrum of topics referred bellow.

Submitted papers, to be published in Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) series (Springer, with JCR and Scopus indexing), should be related to one or more of the ICAI’s topics:

  • Artificial Intelligence

  • Bioinformatics

  • Cloud Computing

  • Data Analysis

  • Decision Systems

  • Business Analytics

  • Enterprise Information Systems Applications

  • Health Care Information Systems

  • Geoinformatics

  • Territorial Intelligence Systems

  • Mobile Information Processing Systems

  • Robotic Autonomy

  • IT Architectures

  • Software and Systems Modelling

  • Software Architectures

  • Software Design Engineering

  • Information Ethics

  • Ethic and policies for a digitalized world

  • Information Society

  • The Digital Transformation of Society

  • ICTs & Society

  • Social and Behavioural Applications

  • Management Cybernetics

  • Information Management for Sustainable Organisations

  • e-Participation

  • e-Democracy

  • ICT-Enabled Social Innovation

  • Disruptive Technologies in Public Administrations

  • Co-creation of Public Services

  • ICT-Enabled Hybrid Services

  • Interdisciplinary Information Studies

  • Knowledge Integration

  • Knowledge co-creation

  • Scientometrics

  • ICTs in Education

  • Learning Management Systems

  • Videogames development

  • Videogames and Education

  • Gamification and serious games

  • Engineering Education

  • Educational Technology

  • Applied Informatics for less developed countries

Important Dates

  • Paper SubmissionJune 16th, extended to: June 30th

  • Paper Notification: July 14th

  • Camera Ready: August 11th

  • Authors Registration: August 11th

  • Congress: November 7-9th

Submission Guidelines

Authors must submit an original full paper (12 to 15 pages using the template) that has not previously been published. All contributions must be written in English. Authors should consult Springer's authors' guidelines and use their proceedings templates, either for LaTeX or for MSWord, for the preparation of their papers:


Springer encourages authors to include their ORCIDs in their papers. In addition, the corresponding author of each accepted paper, acting on behalf of all of the authors of that paper, must complete and sign a Consent-to-Publish form, through which the copyright for their paper is transferred to Springer.

Besides the proceedings in CCIS, other publication venues are previewed, as several special issues in peer-reviewed indexed journals and book-series for extended versions of selected papers.

Further Information

Visit congress website: http://icai.itiud.org/

2018-04-5/6 | 10th International Conference on Subject-Oriented Business Process Management

posted 26 Dec 2017, 09:10 by Lola Fernández Santos   [ updated 24 Mar 2021, 09:17 by José María DÍAZ NAFRÍA ]

10th International Conference on Subject-Oriented Business Process Management

The international group “Emergent systems, information and society” invites you to join the following Workshop at the S-BPM ONE 2018, 10th International Conference on Subject-Oriented Business Process Management from April 5-6, 2018 at the Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria

2018-01-10/12 | ICITS'18

posted 26 Dec 2017, 08:58 by Lola Fernández Santos   [ updated 26 Jun 2019, 18:21 by José María DÍAZ NAFRÍA ]

2017-04-5/7 | International Conference on Monitoring, Decision-making and Information Technology

posted 16 Mar 2017, 02:36 by Lola Fernández Santos   [ updated 26 Dec 2017, 08:55 ]

4th, 2017 International Conference on Monitoring, Decision-making and Information Technology
CoDIT'17 will be held from 5 to 7 April 2017 in Barcelona, Spain
Website: codit2017.com
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Sponsors: Polytechnic University of Catalonia - Spain, IEEE Section Spain, International Institute of Innovation, Industrial Engineering and Entrepreneurship

*** Call for papers ***

All documents must be in English and must describe the original work. The paper length is limited to a maximum of 6 pages (in the standard double column format of the IEEE conference).)

*** Publications ***

Registered and submitted articles will be submitted for inclusion in IEEE Xplore along with other indexing and indexing (A & I) databases.

The proceedings of all previous editions of CoDIT are published by IEEE and indexed in:

DBLP, Conference Proceedings Citation Index | Thomson Reuters, SCOPUS, Ei Compendex and IEEE.

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Extended versions of selected articles will be reviewed for possible publication in the following journals:

** Special numbers are provided in:
Journal of Systems and Control Engineering
International Journal of Advanced Operations Management
International Journal of Applied Metaheuristic Computing (IJAMC)
International Journal of Management and Decision Making

** Selections of documents will be recommended for publication in:
International Journal of Modeling, Identification and Control

*** Topics ***
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
TRACK 1. Control and automation
TRACK 2. Decision and optimization
TRACK 3. Information technology and computer science
The full list of Scope and Topics is available here: http://codit2017.com/index.php/scope-and-topics

Call for Special Session and Invited Session.
The purpose of the special sessions (5-6 papers) and special sessions (at least two sessions) is to provide targeted discussions on new subjects or innovative applications. Each session or track organizer must submit a proposal, including the title of the session, a short description and the name of the organizer. Please contact us as soon as possible to help you organize your special session. Proposals must be submitted to the Program Vice-President (e-mail: telmoudi@ieee.org) by 28 November 2016.
A template for preparing your special session proposal is available here:

Proposed Special Session: 28 November 2016
Deadline for submission of papers: 4 December 2016
Notification: February 2, 2017
Deadline for shooting: February 26, 2017

2017-11-30 | Call for papers: Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies

posted 16 Mar 2017, 02:35 by Lola Fernández Santos   [ updated 26 Jun 2019, 18:21 by José María DÍAZ NAFRÍA ]


Call for Papers: Information/Control - Control in the Age of Post Truth

Download a PDF version of the Call for Papers for the issue on Information/Control

Guest Editors: Stacy E. Wood & James Lowry

In his 1992 “Postscript on the Societies of Control,” Gilles Deleuze diagnosed our society as a control society. He argued that the closure and containment that characterized the subject and the state - previously described by Michel Foucault as the product of modernity - was giving way to a much more complex set of sociotechnical configurations that blurred the boundaries and limits of control. Within the context of information studies, the concept of control has its own particular legacies. Posed as the cure to a natural chaos, the discipline’s pursuit of authority control, bibliographic control, and controlled vocabularies represent a field epistemologically invested in order.

Since Deleuze's diagnosis, contemporary information systems and technologies have enabled unprecedented forms of control to permeate life at multiple levels, from the molecular to the global: From the manipulation of bioinformatic elements through gene sequencing to mass data collection policies, the relationship between information and control is increasingly entangled as they are threaded through our personal, professional, and public lives. Yet, as forms and mechanisms of control become more granular, the traditional modes of information control are challenged and the figure of the “gatekeeper” recedes. New evidential paradigms signified by the diagnostic of “post-truth,” new forms of consensus building via algorithmic logic, and a breakdown of the boundaries of information literacy all signify a challenge to traditional understandings of information control.

This poses a challenge and opportunity for information scholars and researchers to engage with ideas and concepts around the society of control, across disciplines. By foregrounding the mechanisms, intended purposes, and unintended effects of the relationship between control and information, this special issue will provide a forum to explore and critically engage an as yet underdeveloped line of thinking.

The scope of this issue might include research on:

  • Editorial control, citizen journalism and “alt-facts”
  • Informational panopticons; data gathering, aggregation and re-use in the context of the international rise of the Right
  • Obfuscation, counterveillance and information activism
  • Analyses of information policy, including approaches to classifying and redacting
  • Political discourses about leaks, breaches and other forms of loss of control
  • Other overt and/or covert uses of records and information in the “society of control”
  • Technologies and techniques of control within information systems
    • Taxonomies and controlled vocabularies
    • The “politics of metadata” in relation to state control

Deadline for Submission: November 30, 2017

Types of Submissions

JCLIS welcomes the following types of submissions:

  • Research Articles (no more than 7,000 words)
  • Perspective Essays (no more than 5,000 words)
  • Literature Reviews (no more than 7,000 words)
  • Interviews (no more than 5,000 words)
  • Book or Exhibition Reviews (no more than 1,200 words)

Research articles and literature reviews are subject to peer review by two referees. Perspective essays are subject to peer review by one referee. Interviews and book or exhibition reviews are subject to review by the issue editor(s).

Contacts: Guest Editors


Submission Guidelines for Authors

The Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies welcomes submissions from senior and junior faculty, students, activists, and practitioners working in areas of research and practice at the intersection of critical theory and library and information studies.

Authors retain the copyright to material they publish in the JCLIS, but the Journal cannot re-publish material that has previously been published elsewhere. The journal also cannot accept manuscripts that have been simultaneously submitted to another outlet for possible publication.

Citation Style

JCLIS uses the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition as the official citation style for manuscripts published by the journal. All manuscripts should employ the Notes and Bibliography style (as footnotes with a bibliography), and should conform to the guidelines as described in the Manual.

Submission Process

Manuscripts are to be submitted through JCLIS’ online submission system (http://libraryjuicepress.com/journals/index.php/jclis) by November 30th, 2017. This online submission process requires that manuscripts be submitted in separate stages in order to ensure the anonymity of the review process and to enable appropriate formatting.

  • Abstracts (500 words or less) should be submitted in plain text and should not include information identifying the author(s) or their institutional affiliations. With the exception of book reviews, an abstract must accompany all manuscript submissions before they are reviewed for publication.
  • The main text of the manuscript must be submitted as a stand-alone file (in Microsoft Word or RTF)) without a title page, abstract, page numbers, or other headers or footers. The title, abstract, and author information should be submitted through the submission platform. 

ISSN: 2572-1364

2016-04-18 | Call for papers: Autopoiesis Perspective on Information, Communication and Social Systems (APICSS'2016)

posted 18 Jan 2016, 07:21 by Lola Fernández Santos   [ updated 16 Mar 2017, 02:16 ]

Autopoiesis Perspective on Information, Communication and Social Systems (APICSS'2016) September 11-14, 2016 that will be held in the city of Gdansk, Poland. The workshop is organized in conjunction with Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems FedCSIS'2016 (http://www.fedcsis.org).


Deadline for Paper Submission: April 18, 2016.

Please visit: https://fedcsis.org/2016/apicss for workshop and submission details.


Conference proceedings will be published in a volume with ISBN, ISSN and DOI numbers and posted at the conference WWW site. Conference proceedings will be indexed in BazEkon and submitted for indexation in: Thomson Reuters - Conference Proceedings Citation IndexSciVerse ScopusInspecIndex CopernicusDBLP Computer Science Bibliography and Google Scholar.


The main scope of the workshop is to present the latest advances of autopoietic systems in heterogeneous fields. The workshop would cover the whole range of theoretical and practical aspects, technologies and systems, and its aim is to bring together specialists to exchange ideas and promote fruitful discussions on:


·        self-organizing into desirable structure and patterns;

·        self-configuration following high level specification;

·        self-optimization to adapt to changing environment without direct human input;

·        self-healing to recover from faults;

·        self-protection against malicious attacks.

Therefore, taking into account the theories on autopoiesis, a discussion between researchers from all disciplines is expected. This includes formal, cognitive, engineering and philosophical aspects of autopoiesis. The topics and areas include, but are not limited to:

Self-adaptive and self-organizing Information Systems:

·        auto-configuration,

·        viable systems,

·        adaptability, learning and self-production of information systems,

·        QoS (Quality of Service) for self-producting systems,

·        self-organizing geographic connectivity maps,

·        self-organizing artificial intelligence.

·        self-tuning databases.

Self-adaptive and self-organizing Communication Systems:

·        evolutionary networks,

·        interacting autonomous systems,

·        self-maintained networks,

·        self-organizing data visualization,

·        policy-based self-management.

Self-adaptive and self-organizing Social Systems:

·        virtual organizations,

·        socio-economic cybernetics,

·        self-organizing social networks.

2016-06-01 | Symmetry Festival 2016

posted 26 Nov 2015, 02:52 by Lola Fernández Santos   [ updated 16 Mar 2017, 02:15 ]

The World Largest Multidisciplinary Conference & Art Festival

in Symmetry Studies

Organized by SYMMETRION, under the auspices of the

International Symmetry Association


2015-11-29 | Vacancy: University Assistant (post doc) at the Department of Philosophy : Media and Technology, Prof. Dr. Mark Coeckelbergh

posted 26 Nov 2015, 02:47 by Lola Fernández Santos   [ updated 18 Jan 2016, 07:11 ]

Vacancy: University Assistant (post doc) at the Department of Philosophy : Media and Technology, Prof. Dr. Mark Coeckelbergh


At the University of Vienna (15 faculties, 4 centres, about 188 fields of
study, approx. 9.700 members of staff, more than 92.000 students)  the
position of a
University Assistant (post doc)
at the Department of Philosophy
is vacant.

Identification number of advertisement: 6184

The advertised position is situated in the Department of Philosophy in
the Faculty of Philosophy and Education. The Department is large (by
international comparison) and its members have a considerable variety of
areas of competence. This motivates both the duty to offer a teaching
programme that spans the full breadth of the discipline, and the
intention to satisfy high standards of research performance. The
Department attaches great value to the core areas of philosophy, but it
also has the aim to contribute to the philosophical discussion of current
problems in philosophy. The intention to acknowledge new philosophical
developments and tasks is reflected in the number of co-operations and
research fields of the department.

Duration of contract: 6 years.

Extent of Employment: 40 hours/week
Occupation group in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §48
VwGr. B1 lit. b (postdoc)
On top of this relevant chargeable work experience determines the
assessment to a particular salary grade.

Areas of work:
The successful candidate will actively participate in research, teaching
and administration at the Department of Philosophy in the field of
Philosophy of Media and Technology (Univ.-Prof. Dr. Mark Coeckelbergh).
Working closely with Univ.-Prof. Coeckelbergh, she or he will pursue
research in philosophy of technology and ethics of technology, philosophy
of artificial intelligence and robot ethics, and in the fields of digital
media, technology and enhancement, developped by Mark Coeckelbergh.

The main outcome is to produce a publishable "Habilitation" in the field
of philosophy of technology. It is also expected, that the university
assistant postdoc will

(1) publish articles in international journals in the area of philosophy
of technology and related areas - alone or in collaboration with Prof.
(2) participate in acquisition of third party funding,
(3) participate in organization of workshops, conferences etc. related to
the Chair.

Teaching load to the extent regulated by the collective bargaining

To be successful, applicants must fulfil the following conditions:
- PhD in philosophy,
- high command of written and oral English, good international network,
- publication activity should be shown by having many excellent
publications in international peer-reviewed journals in the area of
philosophy of technology and / or related areas,
- preferably experience with acquisition of third party funding,
- appropriate teaching experience,
- ability to work as a member of a team,
- the willingness to acquire, within three years from the point of
appointment, a command of the German language that is sufficient to teach
at the Bachelor- and Master-level and to participate in university

Your application should have the following components:
- academic CV (including certified copies of academic degrees),
- list of publications,
- a Habilitation project outline of about 3,000 words,
- the PhD thesis,
- two published papers and
- two letters of recommendation.

Research fields:
Main research field:
Philosophy, Ethics
Special research fields: Philosophy of technology; Ethics; Philosophy
Importance: MUST       

Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should
be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna
(http://jobcenter.univie.ac.at) no later than 29.11.2015, mentioning
reference number 6184.

For further information please contact Coeckelbergh, Mark.

The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values
equal opportunities, as well as diversity
(http://diversity.univie.ac.at/). The University lays special emphasis on
increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions. Given
equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.



2016-01-31 | Call for Abstracts: Conference Panel ”The Marxist Critique of the Political Economy of the Media”

posted 13 Nov 2015, 02:41 by Lola Fernández Santos   [ updated 16 Mar 2017, 02:17 ]


Call for Abstracts: Conference Panel ”The Marxist Critique of the
Political Economy of the Media” (2 sessions)

Part of the 2nd Marx Conference, Stockholm, Sweden. October 14-16, 2016.
Venue: ABF-huset, Sveavägen 41.
Website: http://www.marx2016.org

Convenors: Arwid Lund, Uppsala University, Sweden; Christian Fuchs,
University of Westminster, UK.
Supported by the open access journal tripleC: Communication, Capitalism &
Critique (http://www.triple-c.at)

Details: http://www.triple-c.at/index.php/tripleC/announcement/view/26

Abstract submission: max. 250 words. Deadline January 31, 2016. Submission
to: arwid.lund@abm.uu.se.
Please indicate to which of the two sessions you submit (see below). Each
session will consist of a panel of four speakers, 15 min. for each
presentation, and half an hour for concluding questions and discussions.
In 2013, a very successful Marx conference was held in Stockholm, gathering
2000 activists and scholars, with keynote speakers such as Michael Heinrich
and Wolfgang Haug. The main topic of the conference was Marxist theory as a
tool for analysing contemporary society. 2016’s follow-up conference
(Marx2016) aims at political openings and potentials for a world beyond
capitalism based on a thorough analysis of contemporary society. The general
theme of the conference is To change a changed world.
The conference consists of four main tracks. One of the sub-tracks will
focuses on Marxist studies of media, communication and information

There will be two sessions based on the following questions and themes:

Theme 1: Digital labour, Marx and Dallas Smythe:
In 1977, almost 40 years ago, Dallas Smythe published his seminal article
“Communications: Blindspot of Western Marxism”, in which he introduced
the notions of audience labour and the audience commodity.
This session asks: What is the relevance of “audience labour” for the
political project of Marxism and the analysis of online participants and
user generated content in the age of commercial social media such as
Facebook, YouTube and Google? Does it matter for Marxism as a political
project if the analysis of digital capitalism is based on the concepts of
surplus-value or rent?

Theme 2: Exploitation 2.0: Class and Exploitation in the Digital Age:
Capitalism is a dynamic, dialectical system that changes in order to
maintain its fundamental structures of exploitation. The rise of the
computer, digitisation and the Internet’s role in the economy and society
has brought about changes of class structures.
This session asks: How have class and exploitation changed in the age of
digital media? How can we analyse unpaid activities on commercial platforms
with the help of class and other concepts such as the multitude and
exploitation? What is the role of conflicts and struggles between users and
the owners of corporate Internets platforms (such as Facebook, Google,
Twitter, LinkedIn, Weibo, Amazon, Pinterest, Tumblr, Flickr, etc.). Can peer
production and non-commercial, alternative online media challenge
capitalism? What are the implications of digital Marxism and media Marxism
for Marxist theory and socialist politics?

The sub-theme of The Marxist Critique of the Political Economy of the Media
will be accompanied by one keynote talk in a general plenary session that
provides a general introduction to the Marxist political economy of media,
information and communication:
Christian Fuchs: “The Marxist Critique of the Political Economy of Media
in the Age of Digital Capitalism”.
tripleC : Communication, Capitalism & Critique | Open Access Journal for a
Global Sustainable Information Society | http://www.triple-c.at

2016-07-13/15 | "Thinking Machines in the Physical World” (IEEE 2016 Conference on Norbert Wiener in the 21st Century)

posted 13 Nov 2015, 02:39 by Lola Fernández Santos   [ updated 16 Mar 2017, 02:15 ]

Thinking Machines in the Physical World” (IEEE 2016 Conference on Norbert Wiener in the 21st Century)

The conference “Thinking Machines in the Physical World” (IEEE 2016 Conference on Norbert Wiener in the 21st Century), which will be held at the University of Melbourne, Australia, 13-15 July 2016, following the successful inaugural conference in Boston in 2014. Attached is the Call for Papers, including greetings from Professor Graeme Clark, AC Laureate Professor Emeritus, leader in pioneering cochlear implant research.
We are also pleased to announce our initial confirmed list of keynote speakers:
- Prof Thomas Kailath, Professor, Stanford University
- Prof Brian Anderson, Distinguished Professor, ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
- Dr. James Hughes, Executive Director of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies
- A speaker on Cognitive Computing from IBM Watson
Details on these speakers and on the conference itself can be found at http://21stcenturywiener.org.

Dr Greg Adamson
President, IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology

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