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Call for Papers

Call for Papers - Central European Conference on Information and Intelligent Systems CECIIS 2016

Varaždin, September 21st - 23rd, 2016

The aim of the Conference is to promote the interface of researchers involved in the development and application of methods and techniques in the field of information and intelligent systems. 
The Conference program includes invited lectures by eminent international experts, contributed papers, poster sessions, special symposiums, workshops, roundtable discussions, hardware and software presentations and book exhibitions.

 

TOPICS OF INTEREST

Data and Knowledge Bases - Big Data

Economics and Information Systems

Education for Information Society - Learning Analytics (LA)

Information and Communication Technologies

Information Systems Security

Intelligent Information Systems

Intelligent Transport Systems and Autonomous Vehicles

Software Engineering

Quality of Software and Services

 

SPECIAL EMPHASIS

Big Data – Learning Analytics (LA)
The amount of structured, semi-structured and unstructured data that is being generated every day is growing significantly. Such very largeamounts of data coming from different sources impose challenges on traditional (relational) databases and on the applications that were onceused to analyse the data. The term Big Data subsumes the large volumes of data that come from various sources that also vary in structure. New waysof the efficient storing and the management of such large amounts of data represent a challenge. Furthermore, some of the problems in this contexinclude the questions used to answer how to analyse, query and visualize such data. And how to utilize Big Data to make better decisions is evenmore interesting question. Therefore, a big potential sits in Big Data. At the same time, we can all witness how some companies, that have taken theadvantage of Big Data, have gained the competitive advantage and have found answers to cost reduction, smart decision making, etc. In thatcontext learning analytics can be taken into account as well. Learning analytics is dealing with the educational big data or sets ofstudent-related data with the purpose of supporting students and teachers in reaching their educational and personal learning goals. Learninganalytics contributes to the implementation and to the enhancement of student-centred teaching and learning. Especially, the Conference welcomesresearch papers that include the predictive learning analytics for students, teachers and decision makers, the assessment analytics, theaccompanying algorithms as well as the confirmed practices of using learning analytics in schools, higher education and in virtual learning environments. 

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Wim Van Petegem (KU Lueven, Belgium)
Big Data and Learning Analytics: How New Learning Technologies will shape the Future of Higher Education

Dragan Gašević (The University of Edinburgh, UK)
Learning Analytics:Using Data to understand Learning 

Peter Parycek (Danube University Krems, Austrias)
Big Data in the Policy Cycle: Policy Decision Making in the Digital Era

 

IMPORTANT DATES

Full papers (camera-ready) due by: June 12th, 2016 June 30th, 2016

Notification of acceptance due by: June 20th, 2016 July 20th, 2016 August 15th, 2016

Final version due by: July 4th, 2016 July 30th, 2016 August 25th, 2016

Proposals for other Conference events (poster sessions, symposiums, workshops, roundtable discussions, hardware and software presentations, book exhibitions): June 30th, 2016

Registration fee payment due by: September 11th, 2016

Conference: September 21st - 23rd, 2016

 

REGISTRATION FEE (VAT is included)

  • Early-bird registration fee: EUR 280 (until August 15th, 2016)
  • Regular registration fee: EUR 300 (until July 30th, 2016)
  • Late registration: EUR 350 (after July 30th, 2016)
  • Accompanying person fee: EUR 50 (Welcome cocktail with dinner & Half-day excursion with dinner)
  • Registration fee payment due by: September 11th, 2016

Special rates (by request):

  • Reduced fee (normal): EUR 200 (until July 30th, 2016)
  • Reduced fee (late): EUR 250 (after July 30th, 2016)

Extra pages (up to 4 pages): EUR 10 / page

Registration fee covers:

  • Participation at all sessions, workshops and additional symposiums
  • Conference materials and e-Proceedings - except for accompanying persons
  • Welcome cocktail with dinner (21st September)
  • Half-day excursion with dinner (22nd September)
  • All coffee breaks
  • Discounts at hotels and several restaurants
  • Guided tour of Varazdin

OPTIONAL:

  • Printed Proceedings: EUR 25
  • Half-day excursion with dinner (24th September): EUR 35

 

SUBMISSION OF FULL PAPERS

Full papers can be submitted via http://ceciis.foi.hr/
A camera-ready electronic version of a full paper, maximally 8 pages or approximately 20000 characters (extra pages: 10 EUR / page), including appendices and literature, should be prepared and submitted according to the Instructions for Authors using the provided Word template via http://ceciis.foi.hr/. Authors must also submit a pdf version of a paper.

The official Conference language is English.

All papers will be subjected to double-blind review process. Only papers that are submitted on time, formatted according to the provided templates and reviewed positively, for which the registration fee is paid, can be presented and published. Presentation is also possible via Skype. All co-authors will receive certificate for presenting the paper. The Conference Proceedings will be distributed at the Conference.

Conference Proceedings will be sent for indexing in selected databases. Former CECIIS Proceedings were indexed in INSPEC, in several Proquest databases, in Google Scholar and inApplied Science & Technology Source database from EBSCO Publishing Inc.

Selected presented and extended papers will be sent to review for publishing in the international journal "Journal of Information and Organizational Sciences", published by the Faculty of Organization and Informatics, Varazdin (list of databases in which JIOS is indexed can be found at http://jios.foi.hr). 

 

BEST PAPER AWARD

One best presented paper will be awarded.

 

VENUE

Varazdin is a charming and hospitable baroque town on the right bank of the Drava River in the north-west of Croatia, 79 km north-east of Zagreb. It has a population of over 40,000. You can visit the town's official website at http://www.varazdin.hr. The Faculty building, adjacent to the town Cathedral, used to be a monastery. The building overlooks the picturesque central square with the Town Hall, one of the historical buildings gathered around the square. The Town Hall, reconstructed in the 16th century, contains typical elements of both Gothic and Baroque architecture. A Faculty web camera enables a real-time view of Central Square (http://www.foi.unizg.hr/hr/web-kamera).

Author Guidelines

Instructions for authors (CECIIS paper template) are available here.

Submission of Full Papers 

A camera-ready electronic version of a full paper (PDF format), maximally 8 pages or approximately 20000 characters (extra pages: 10 EUR / page), including appendices and literature and the source file (.docx) should be prepared and submitted according to the CECIIS paper template.

Submissions for this conference were closed on 2016-09-15.



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