CfP: The 12th International Conference on Education and Information Systems, Technologies and Applications: EISTA 2014

An invitation to submit an article to the 12th International Conference on Education and Information Systems, Technologies and Applications: EISTA 2014 (www.2014iiisconferences.org/eista), being organized in the context of the 8th International Multi-Conference on Society, Cybernetics, and Informatics: IMSCI 2014 (www.2014iiisconferences.org/Imsci), to be held on July 15 – 18, 2014, in Orlando, Florida, USA. Virtual participation is an option.

Kinds of Participants

Participation of both, researchers and practitioners is strongly encouraged. Papers may be submitted on: research in science and engineering, case studies drawn on professional practice and consulting, and position papers based on large and rich experience gained through executive/managerial practices and decision-making. Hence, the Program Committee has been conformed according to the criteria given above.

Deadlines

November 14th, 2013: Submission of draft papers (2000-5000), extended abstracts (600-2000) and abstracts for inter-disciplinary communication (300-600 words)
November 14th, 2013: Invited Sessions proposals. Acceptance of invited session proposals will be done in about one week of its proposal via the respective conference web form, and final approval will be done after the inclusion of at least five papers in the respective session
January 27th, 2014: Notifications of acceptance.
February 21st, 2014: Submission of camera-ready or final versions of the accepted papers.
July 15th, 2014: Conference Starts
July 18th, 2014: Conference Ends

Best Papers

Authors of the best 10%-20% of the papers presented at the conference (included those virtually presented) will be invited to adapt their papers for their publication in the Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics.

One best paper of each session included in the program will be selected by the respective session’s co-chairs after consulting with the session’s audience. Invited Sessions organizers will select the best paper of the session they organized. If there is a tie in a given session, the paper that will be selected as the best session’s paper will be the one which have had the highest quantitative evaluations average according to its double-blind and non-blind reviews.

The selection process of the best 10%-20% to be also published in the Journal, will be based on the sessions’ best papers and the quantitative evaluation average made by its anonymous and non-anonymous reviewers.

Virtual Participation

For 2014, Virtual Participation mode has been established, with the same peer reviewing and validity than face-to-face ones.

Submissions made for Virtual Participation would go through the same reviewing processes of the regular papers (double-blind, non-blind, and participative peer reviewing) and, if accepted (according to the same acceptance policy), they will be included in the proceedings and will be eligible for journal publication, with no additional cost, if they are, according to their reviewers, among the best 10%-20% of those physically and virtually presented at the conference.

Each regular session, included in the conference program, will be associated to a corresponding virtual session where all final versions of the articles to be presented will be displayed and authors can comment them via electronic forums. Registered authors of virtual participations will have access to all conference program sessions (and papers). Their article will be displayed as the regular ones. Virtual authors also have the option of sending, besides the final version of their article in a PDF document, an electronic presentation (PowerPoint, flash, etc. and/or a 15-20 minutes video)

After paying the respective shipping and handling costs, registered authors of virtual participation, who have paid their registration fee, can get delivered the same conference material that the regular attendees receive at the registration desk.

Conference Fees

The registration fee for IIIS’ members (http://www.iiis.org) will be $590 before their Camera Ready deadline and $640 after their Camera Ready deadline. Additional $50 applies for non-members of IIIS.

Full-time students at academic institutions will have a discount of $100 off the registration fee indicated above. This discount applies only to the registration fee. To qualify for the discounted fee, students must provide, via fax or postal mail, an official certification issued by their university or institution verifying they are full-time students and a copy of their valid Student ID card. Full-time students that register at the conference must have both forms of verification with them when they arrive at the registration desk.

Authors of papers accepted for their respective presentation at IMSCI 2014, or any of the symposia organized in its context or any of the collocated conferences, may apply for a complimentary, free IIIS membership at http://www.iiis2014.org/imsci/registration/IIISMembers.asp?vc=17  after getting the acceptance e-mail related to the presentation of their paper and before making their registration in the conference, so they can register with the reduced fee.

Each registration fee entitles the publication and presentation of one paper of up to 6 pages. The registered author may include one additional paper (of up to 6 pages and authored by him/her) at an extra charge of $300. The additional paper must be authored and presented by the registered author.

If two or more authors of the same paper attend the conference, each of them must pay his/her respective registration fee in full.

There is a limit of 6 pages for each paper in the Proceedings. At most 2 additional pages can be included, as long as the registered author pays the fee of US$ 75.00 per extra page.

This fee will include exclusively:

  • A CD-ROM version of the proceedings
  • One volume of the hard copy version of the conference proceedings. (If you are an author, you will receive the volume in which your paper was published).
  • Coffee breaks
  • Welcome Reception

Any other expenses must be afforded by the participants.

The registration fee does not include any post-conference services. There will be additional shipping and handling costs to be paid by those registered authors who, for unforeseen reasons, cannot attend IMSCI 2014 and will ask us to send them the proceedings after the conference. Any other post-conference administrative requirements will be charged at a rate of US$20 per staff hour required to elaborate such a requirement, with a minimum of US$10. Post-conference requirements will have their own deadline, which, in no case, will be more than four (4) months counted from the last day of the conference.

Conference website: http://www.iiis2014.org/imsci/

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