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Call for Papers - WorldCIST'15 - Azores, 1 - 3 April 2015



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WorldCIST'15 - 3rd World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies 
Ponta Delgada, Azores *, Portugal
1 - 3 April 2015
http://www.aisti.eu/worldcist15/
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* Azores is ranked as the second most beautiful archipelago in the world by National Geographic.
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SCOPE

The WorldCIST'15 - 3rd World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies, to be held at Ponta Delgada, São Miguel, Azores, Portugal, 1 - 3 April 2015, is a global forum for researchers and practitioners to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, results, experiences and concerns in the several perspectives of Information Systems and Technologies.

Azores is ranked as the second most beautiful archipelago in the world by National Geographic. Consisting of nine distinct islands, each of them special, is in fact a place in the world to be visited.

We are pleased to invite you to submit your papers to WorldCISTI'15. All submissions will be reviewed on the basis of relevance, originality, importance and clarity.


THEMES

Submitted papers should be related with one or more of the main themes proposed for the Conference:

A) Information and Knowledge Management (IKM);
B) Organizational Models and Information Systems (OMIS);
C) Intelligent and Decision Support Systems (IDSS);
D) Big Data Analytics and Applications (BDAA);
E) Software Systems, Architectures, Applications and Tools (SSAAT);
F) Multimedia Systems and Applications (MSA);
G) Computer Networks, Mobility and Pervasive Systems (CNMPS);
H) Human-Computer Interaction (HCI);
I) Health Informatics (HIS);
J) Information Technologies in Education (ITE).
K) Information Technologies in Radiocommunications (ITR)


TYPES OF SUBMISSIONS AND DECISIONS

Four types of papers can be submitted:

- Full paper: Finished or consolidated R&D works, to be included in one of the Conference themes. These papers are assigned a 10-page limit.

- Short paper: Ongoing works with relevant preliminary results, open to discussion. These papers are assigned a 7-page limit.

- Poster paper: Initial work with relevant ideas, open to discussion. These papers are assigned to a 4-page limit.

- Company paper: Companies' papers that show practical experience, R & D, tools, etc., focused on some topics of the conference. These papers are assigned to a 4-page limit.

Submitted papers must comply with the format of Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing Series (see Instructions for Authors at Springer Website or download a DOC example) be written in English, must not have been published before, not be under review for any other conference or publication and not include any information leading to the authors? identification. Therefore, the authors? names, affiliations and bibliographic references should not be included in the version for evaluation by the Program Committee. This information should only be included in the camera-ready version, saved in Word or Latex format and also in PDF format. These files must be accompanied by the Consent to Publication form filled out, in a ZIP file, and uploaded at the conference management system.

All papers will be subjected to a ?double-blind review? by at least two members of the Program Committee.

Based on Program Committee evaluation, a paper can be rejected or accepted by the Conference Chairs. In the later case, it can be accepted as the type originally submitted or as another type. Thus, full papers can be accepted as short papers or poster papers only. Similarly, short papers can be accepted as poster papers only. In these cases, the authors will be allowed to maintain the original number of pages in the camera-ready version.

The authors of accepted poster papers must also build and print a poster to be exhibited during the Conference. This poster must follow an A1 or A2 vertical format. The Conference can includes Work Sessions where these posters are presented and orally discussed, with a 5 minute limit per poster.

The authors of accepted full papers will have 15 minutes to present their work in a Conference Work Session; approximately 5 minutes of discussion will follow each presentation. The authors of accepted short papers and company papers will have 11 minutes to present their work in a Conference Work Session; approximately 4 minutes of discussion will follow each presentation.


PUBLICATION & INDEXING

To ensure that a full paper, short paper, poster paper or company paper is published in the Proceedings, at least one of the authors must be fully registered by the 6th of January 2015, and the paper must comply with the suggested layout and page-limit. Additionally, all recommended changes must be addressed by the authors before they submit the camera-ready version.

No more than one paper per registration will be published in the Conference Proceedings. An extra fee must be paid for publication of additional papers, with a maximum of one additional paper per registration.

Full and short papers will be published in Proceedings by Springer, in Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing Series. Poster and company papers will be published by AISTI.

Published full and short papers will be submitted for indexation by ISI, EI-Compendex, SCOPUS and DBLP, among others, and will be available in the SpringerLink Digital Library.

The authors of the best selected papers will be invited to extend them for publication in international journals indexed by ISI/SCI, SCOPUS and DBLP, among others, such as:

- Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence (IF: 1.962)

- IEEE Intelligent Systems (IF: 1.92)

- Online Information Review (IF: 1.443)

- Journal of Medical Systems (IF: 1.372)

- Electronic Commerce Research and Applications (IF: 1.304)

- Business & Information Systems Engineering (IF: 1.095)

- Multimedia Tools and Applications (IF: 1.058)

- Cluster Computing (IF: 0.949)

- IEEE Security & Privacy (IF: 0.721)

- Computer Science and Information Systems (IF: 0.575)

- Ethics and Information Technology (IF: 0.520)

- Journal of Global Information Management (IF: 0,483)

- Journal of Web Engineering (IF: 0.444)

- Journal of Internet Technology (IF: 0.418)

- Universal Access in the Information Society (IF: 0,397)

- International Journal of Interactive Multimedia and Artificial Intelligence

- Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering: Imaging & Visualization

- Journal of Big Data


IMPOTANT DATES

Paper Submission: November 16, 2014

Notification of Acceptance: December 28, 2014

Camera-ready Submission: January 6, 2015

Payment of Registration, to ensure the inclusion of an accepted paper in the conference proceedings: January 6, 2015.


Best regards,

WorldCIST'15 Organizing Committee
http://www.aisti.eu/worldcist15/