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“RCIS 2008”
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IEEE International Conference on
RESEARCH CHALLENGES IN INFORMATION SCIENCE

JUNE 3-6, 2008, MARRAKECH, MOROCCO
Papers submission deadline: December 15, 2007
http://www.farcampus.com/rcis

CO-SPONSORED BY IEEE MOROCCO SECTION and EMSI
(Ecole Marocaine des Sciences de l’Ingénieur)

RCIS 2008 is a conference of RCIS CONFERENCE SERIES
Ouarzazate (2007), Marrakech (2008), Agadir (2009)

SCOPE AND TOPICS
The second International Conference on RESEARCH CHALLENGES IN INFORMATION SCIENCE (RCIS) aims at providing an international forum for scientists, researchers, engineers and developers from a wide range of information science areas. While presenting research findings and state-of-art solutions, you are especially invited to share experiences on new research challenges in these main topics:

  • Databases
  • Information Systems
  • WEB Systems
  • Business Process Modelling, Analysis and Design
  • Intelligent Agents
  • Knowledge Management
  • Ontologies
  • Knowledge Discovery from Data

Each of these topics is expanded on the web site at http://www.farcampus.com/rcis/topics.php. Papers may address one or more of the listed sub-topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related sub-topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in one of the conference main topics.

CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONS AND BEST PAPERS
Papers that have already been accepted or are currently under review for other conferences or journals will not be considered for publications at RCIS’08. Authors are invited to submit papers in English using the paper format indicated below. Each submitted paper will have to be associated to one of the four following categories.


Technical solution papers present solutions which are novel or significantly improve on existing solutions. A technical solution paper must include a preliminary validation of the proposed solution. Results must be stated clearly enough so that it is possible to validate them in later research.
Evaluation papers evaluate existing problem situations or validate proposed solutions with scientific means, i.e. by empirical studies, experiments, case studies, simulations, mathematical proofs, etc. The research method must be sound and appropriate.
Industrial practice and experience papers: present problems or challenges encountered in practice, relate success and failure stories, or report on industrial practice. The practice must be clearly described and its context must be given.
Doctoral Papers are papers submitted by doctoral students (only) and are related to research work in progress.

By submitting a paper, authors implicitly agree that at least one of them will register to the conference and present the paper. Submitted papers will be reviewed by the RCIS’08 Program Committee based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of exposition. A "blind" paper evaluation method will be used. Therefore authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the full paper, without any reference to the authors.
The manuscript must contain, in its first page, the paper title, the paper category (Technical solution, Evaluation, Industrial or Doctoral), an abstract and a list of keywords but no names or contact details are to be included in any part of the file. Notification of paper acceptance/rejection will be sent by email. All the accepted papers will be published in the RCIS’08 proceedings.
The authors of papers that obtain the highest marks in the reviewing process will be invited to submit an extended version to a journal.
Paper submissions should be limited to a maximum of 12 pages in the IEEE 2-column format (see http://www.ieee.org).
All paper submissions will be handled electronically (see http://www.farcampus.com/rcis/author.php).

CONFERENCE COMMITTEE

General Chair: Oscar Pastor (Technical University of Valencia)

PC Chair: André Flory (INSA Lyon)
PC Co-Chair: Martine Collard (University of Nice)
IEEE Organizational Unit: Mohammed Essaïdi (University of Tétouan)
Keynote Speakers:
Colette Rolland (University of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne)
Peri Loucopoulos (Loughborough University)
Antoni Olivé (UPC, Barcelona)
Publicity Chair: Selmin Nurcan (University of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne)
Operating Committee Chair: Jean Louis Cavarero (University of Nice)

IMPORTANT DATES

Papers submission deadline: DECEMBER 15, 2007
Notification of acceptance and Registration opening: MARCH 15, 2008

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