Papers & Publications

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Call for papers

Paper proposals (abstracts) are sought from senior and junior academics as well as advanced Ph.D. students willing to engage in inter- and multi-disciplinary debate on the value added of research and innovation for our societies today. The key topics around which Rii Forum is centred are: smart cities & smart villages, technology-enhanced learning, and cognitive computing. Proposals representing diverse disciplines and fields of research, incl. computer science, social sciences and humanities, business and management, are welcome in the hope to trigger debate on ways addressing urgent societal needs and challenges of today.

Key topics & tracks

Track I: Smart cities & smart villages

Smart cities & smart villages: the objective of this track is to solicit papers addressing diverse issues specific to smart cities research, smart cities services, and questions of well-being, both in cities/urban space and in rural areas. The topics include, but are not limited to, insights into advances in sophisticated information and communication technology (ICT) and their application in urban space, ICT-enhanced ways of addressing pressing needs and challenges in urban/rural space, emerging issues in smart cities research, policymaking considerations.

Track II: Technology-enhanced learning

Technology-enhanced learning: the objective of this track is to encourage debate on the value added of ICT in education, including questions of teaching and learning excellence, efficiency, but also civic education and development of entrepreneurial skills. Insights pertaining to best practices in the European Union (EU) and beyond are welcome. Conceptual approaches and papers upholding policymaking as well business-related considerations are very welcome too.

Track III: Cognitive computing – Social Networking

Cognitive computing: the objective of this track is to explore the features and implications of the onset of sophisticated technologies and new paradigms, such as virtual reality, augmented reality, internet of things (IoT), blockchain, big data and big data analytics for societies in the European Union and beyond.  The topics may include, but are not limited to, features and applications of technologies, impact on societies, their role in boosting societies’ wellbeing, decision-making, policymaking, business sector application and responses.

 

Paper template & abstract submission

Please, use these templates to write your abstract and your conference paper.

Please submit your abstract here

Note: It is required to create before an EasyChair account. Please provide your full information since this will be used in all future communication and proceedings preparation.

 

Paper and presentation policy

You may submit one paper proposal.

Accepted papers are allocated 15 minutes each and will be grouped into panels of three or four speakers. Panels last 1.5 hours each.

The conference will be conducted in English.

 

Review policy

The abstract is the basis for assessing a proposal for acceptance. All abstracts undergo double-blind peer review by a Committee comprising of at least three academics for each discipline. If accepted, the Organisers will group individually submitted papers into panels. The panels will be chaired by members of the Scientific & Review Committee.

Publication opportunities

The authors of papers presented at the Rii Forum will be invited to submit their full papers, subject to double-blind review process and subject to author registration and payment, to post-conference book publication. The volume will be Scopus-listed and will be assigned ISBN on publication.

Additionally, the authors of papers that have been presented at the Rii Forum, will be invited to enhance their papers in view of their possible publication in one of the journals listed beneath. To this end, respective authors will have to substantially (ca. 50%) enhance their work presented at the Rii Forum and submitted to the book publication (as outlined above) and use respective journal’s submission platform. Journal-specific procedures will need to be followed and there is no guarantee of publication.

List of journals: