[Eurchap] CfP International Symposium on the Future of Education in Information Sciences (FEIS 2018)

Sanjica Faletar Tanackovic sfaletar at ffos.hr
Tue Jan 30 16:35:27 EST 2018

-- Apologies for multiple posting --

International Symposium on the Future of Education in Information Sciences
(FEIS 2018)
Pisa, Italy 10-11 September 2018
An event organized by the Erasmus+ EINFOSE project (http://einfose.ffos.hr)

Call for Papers

Differences in entry requirements and learning outcomes in the field of
Information Science (IS) cause large mobility barriers and lack of
uniformity among Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) that offer Master
degrees in IS. The Erasmus+ EINFOSE project seeks to find out the
appropriate ways and modes of the harmonization and recognition of the
entry requirements which would enable students from other fields to master
learning outcomes at the graduate level of IS programs. The International
Symposium on the Future of Education in Information Sciences (FEIS 2018)
is intended to stimulate discussion and reach commonly accepted
recommendations that could serve not only to partner HEIs but also as a
model for other academic disciplines.

Contributions and discussion are solicited from HEIs, their governing
bodies, public authorities responsible for the implementation of EU
guidelines and recommendations at the HEI level as well as representatives
from national agencies for diploma recognition, ECTS implementation and
Qualification Frameworks. Submissions are also invited from researchers
and institutions to share their experience and accomplishments in
recognition and mobility processes, building up the European Qualification
Framework and its nationally based implementations, and in the
implementation of new teaching/learning didactics and evaluation
approaches and methods. Contributions from outside the EU are very
welcome. It is expected that the exchange of ideas and experience in
accreditation processes, cooperative efforts and joint programs at
graduate and postgraduate level throughout the World might contribute to
discussions about the future of education of Information professionals in
Europe and Worldwide.

Suggested topics include (but are not limited to):

* Educational trends in higher education worldwide
* Information professionals in changing and challenging digital
environment (new profiles, old skills and new competencies, social role)
* Entrepreneurship and the information professional
* Reminiscing about the future of professional education
* Ethical values in IS (Universal access, collaboration, intellectual
freedom, fairness)
* Multidisciplinarity issues and relation with other sciences (Computer
Sciences, Digital Humanities, Economics, etc.)
* Best educational practices and current challenges
* Software tools and platforms for collaborative learning and teaching
* Open educational resources
* Role and responsibility of archives, libraries and documentation centers
in higher education
* Entrance into the labour market of IS graduates.

Submission and Publication

We welcome and encourage the submission of high-quality, original papers,
which are not being submitted simultaneously for publication elsewhere.
Long papers, describing original ideas on the listed topics and on other
fundamental aspects of higher education in Information Science, are
solicited. Moreover, short papers or posters on early research results,
new results on previous published works, demos, and projects are also

Long papers should not exceed 12 pages, including bibliography.
Short papers should not exceed 6 pages, including bibliography.
Poster descriptions should not exceed 2 pages.

All accepted contributions will be collected in the Symposium Proceedings
and published online, as Open Access, in the Repository of the Faculty of
Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Osijek, indexed in
Google Scholar. Selected papers will be published in a special issue of
one of the online journals dedicated to Information Science. Contributions
should be written in English, formatted for single column A4 paper,
without page numbering. Right and left margins should be justified, with
1,15 line spacing and 11 point Times New Roman font to be used for the
body text. A Word template is available at the Symposium website. All
contributions (either in Word or in .pdf) should be submitted via
Easychair at: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=feis2018.
The review process will be double blind. Please make sure not to include
the authors names in the contribution, and to provide them to Easychair
when making the submission.

Important Dates

Papers and posters submission: 11 March 2018
Notification to authors: 30 April 2018
Camera-ready copies due by 1 July 2018
On line proceedings published by end of August
Conference: 10-11 September 2018

Symposium Registration

Regular registration fees:

* 150 euro early registration (until June 3rd, 2018)
* 200 euro standard registration (until August 20th, 2018)
* 250 euro late and on-site registration

Student registration fees:

* 50 euro early registration (until June 3rd, 2018)
* 100 euro standard and on-site registration
* 125 euro late and on-site registration

Registration fees include coffee breaks and light lunches. Social dinner
(on September 10th, 2018) is not included and the cost is 40 euro per

Student Scholarships

A number of student scholarships will be offered that cover registration,
travel, and accommodation. The Call for Applications will be available at
the conference web site. The deadline for applying will be in May 2018.

Keynote speakers

David Bawden, City University London, UK
Laif Kajberg, School of Library and Information Science, Denmark
Gary Marchionini, University of North Carolina, USA
Anna Maria Tammaro, University of Parma, Italy


Program Chairs

Tatjana Aparac-Jelušić, University of Osijek, Croatia
Vittore Casarosa, University of Pisa and ISTI-CNR, Italy
Elena Maceviciute, University of Borås, Sweden

Program Committee Members

(see website)

Publicity Chair

Thomas Mandl, University of Hildesheim, Germany

Sponsor Chair

Simona Turbanti, University of Pisa, Italy

Local Organizing Committee

Alessandro Gandolfo, University of Pisa, Italy
Salvatore Ruggieri, University of Pisa, Italy
Enrica Salvatori, University of Pisa, Italy
Maria Simi, University of Pisa, Italy


Program Chairs: feis2018 at easychair.org

Local Organization: feis2018 at di.unipi.it

izv. prof. dr. sc. Sanjica Faletar Tanackovic
Odsjek za informacijske znanosti, Filozofski fakultet u Osijeku
L. Jaegera 9, 31000 Osijek
E-posta: sfaletar at ffos.hr

Sanjica Faletar Tanackovic, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Information Sciences
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
L. Jaegera 9, 31000 Osijek, Croatia
E-mail: sfaletar at ffos.hr

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