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Important Dates
Conference: May 29th-31st, 2019
Regular paper submission deadline:
February 1st, 2019 (23:59 AoE – Anywhere on Earth)
Notification to authors and registration opening:
March 18th, 2019
Camera-ready copy deadline for all paper types:
April 2nd, 2019
Author registration deadline:
April 12th, 2019
Organization : Organization committee
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The goal of RCIS is to bring together scientists, researchers, engineers and practitioners from a wide range of information science fields and provide opportunities for knowledge sharing and dissemination. RCIS has become a recognised conference on research challenges in information sciences. Organised for the 13th time in a row, RCIS 2019 will be held from May 29-31, 2019, in Brussels, Belgium, Capital of Europe.
Topics of Interest
At RCIS 2019, among other regular topics, special attention will be given to the special topic: “Towards a Design Science for Information Systems”. With the advent of ubiquitous computing, today’s information systems are designed, developed, used, and tested on a very wide spectrum of devices and computing platforms, by a diverse population of stakeholders (e.g., analysts, designers, developers, end users) for an ever wider range of tasks carried out in multiple physical and psychological environments, thus inducing many different contexts of use. Facing this variety of contexts of use, design science is expected to help people producing information systems that are better tailored to their needs when interacting with these systems. This year’s RCIS theme aims to explore the role played by design science in every stage of the development life cycle of information systems, which includes meta-models, models, languages, notations, methods, and software tools for supporting these stages.RCIS welcomes submissions from a diverse spectrum of information science. The list of themes and topics includes, but is not limited to, the following areas, themes and topics:

A1. Information Systems and their Engineering
  • Requirements Engineering
  • Software Engineering and Testing
  • Model-Driven Engineering and Development
  • Information Systems Development Methods and Method Engineering
A2. Human-Centred Approaches
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Social Computing and Social Network Analysis
  • User-Centred Approaches
  • Collaborative Computing
  • End-User Development
A3. Data and Information Management
  • Databases and Information
  • Information Search and Discovery
  • Conceptual Modelling and Ontologies
  • Information Security and Risk Management
  • Strategic Management of Information Systems
A4. Enterprise Engineering
  • Business Process Engineering and Management
  • Process Mining
  • Enterprise Modelling
  • Reengineering, Forward and Reverse Engineering
  • Context-aware Organisations
A5. Applications
  • E-Health, E-Government, E-Commerce
  • Web-Based Applications and Services
  • Smart Cities
A6. Business Intelligence
  • Big Data & Business Analytics
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Knowledge Management and Discovery
  • Information and Value Management
A7. Information Infrastructures
  • Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Web Information Systems
  • Grid Computing and Cloud Computing
  • Internet of Things
  • Pervasive, Ubiquitous and Mobile Computing
A8. Design Research, Practices, Theories, and Challenges
  • Design science and theories for IS
  • Design thinking, transition design, user experiences, service design in/for IS
  • Open innovation and design
  • Design patterns for/in IS development and management lifecycle
  • Design qualities, measures and properties
  • Impacts of design on the organization and users
  • Design in lean startups, open innovation and agile processes
  • Sustainability and IS design
Submission Process
Papers that have already been accepted or are currently under review for other conferences or journals will not be considered for publication at RCIS’2019. Papers should be in English and must be associated to one category:

Technical solution papers present solutions that are novel or significantly improve existing solutions. A technical solution paper must include a preliminary validation of the proposed solution, and results must be stated clearly enough so that it is possible to validate them in later research. Maximum page count is 12 (IEEE 2-column format).

Evaluation papers evaluate existing problem situations or validate proposed solutions through scientific means, i.e. by empirical studies, experiments, case studies, simulations, mathematical proofs, etc. The research method must be sound and appropriate. Maximum page count is 12 (IEEE 2-column format).

Industrial practice and experience papers present problems or challenges encountered in practice, describe success or failure stories, or report on industrial practice. The practice must be clearly described and its context must be given. Maximum page count is 12 (IEEE 2-column format).

Work in progress papers present relevant preliminary results that may not have been fully validated yet. The work presented should be advanced enough as to show its contribution and significance. Maximum page count is 6 (IEEE 2-column format).

The submission site address is
Important Date
Regular paper submission deadline: February 1st, 2019 (23:59 AoE – Anywhere on Earth)
Notification to authors and registration opening: March 18th, 2019
Camera-ready copy deadline for all paper types: April 2nd, 2019
Author registration deadline for all paper types: April 12th, 2019
RCIS’2019 Conference: May 29th-31st, 2019
Conference Committees
General Chair
Manuel Kolp
Jean Vanderdonckt

Program Chairs
Monique Snoeck
Yves Wautelet

Doctoral Consortium Chair
Fabian Gilson
Michael Petit

Posters & Demos Chairs
Bruno Dumas

Tutorial Chairs
Thanh-Diane Nguyen
Thierry Van Den Berghe

Proceedings & Web Chair
Samedi Heng

Financial & Organization
Heleen Van Den Bosch

Jasmine De Wulf
Heleen Van Den Bosch

Steering Committee
Colette Rolland
Haralambos Moratidis
Jolita Ralyté (Chair of Liaison)
Marco Bajec
Oscar Pastor
Pericles Loucopoulos
Roel Wieringa
Selmin Nurcan
Saïd Assar

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