The Faculty of Organization and Informatics (FOI) has been organizing its international conference since 1989. Today’s Conference began as a symposium, first held between 19th and 23rd December 1989, under the title Information Systems in Office Operations. The participants presented 40 papers in the field of design and development of information and intelligence systems, and information society training. Over the years subsequent changes in the name of the symposium followed the shifts in the Faculty’s orientation and the trends in the development of information and communication technology. A significant point in that respect was 1998, when the symposium grew into a conference named Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS). The Conference was to continue to be held under that name for a decade. In 2008, in order to reflect the regional importance of the conference in the field of information science, it was renamed as the Central European Conference on Information and Intelligent Systems (CECIIS), which is the name it currently carries.
The aim of the Conference is to be the interface between researchers and professionals involved in research and development in the field of information and intelligent systems and related areas. The scientific program includes invited lectures by eminent international experts, contributed papers, as well as events such as poster presentation, workshops, roundtable discussions, hardware and software presentations and book exhibitions. The official language of the Conference is English.
The Conference provides its participants with the opportunity to present their papers to conference audiences. Even more importantly, authors can publish their original research papers in the Conference Proceedings. From CECIIS 2016 Proceedings are indexed in: ProQuest SciTech Premium Collection, ProQuest Technology Collection, ProQuest Adavanced Technologies & Aerospace Database and Web of Science.
Since 2000, a selection of papers, each of which is reviewed by two international reviewers, have been published in The Journal of Information and Organizational Sciences (JIOS), a scientific journal published twice a year (as a double volume). It is worthwhile mentioning that, as of 2010, JIOS has been included into Scopus and EBSCO databases. Since 2021, selected papers will also be published in the European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning (EURODL).
Every year, there is a different special Conference theme that aims to reflect the global trends in the field.
Since the Conference brings together authors from different parts of Croatia and abroad, it also has an important role in promoting the city and the region. The organizers therefore do their best to acquaint the participants with the opportunities to enjoy the cultural and historical heritage of Varazdin and the surrounding area during their stay, especially through additional social events, the most attractive of which is the excursion with a gala dinner party.