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Call for Papers: FEIS 2018

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 ([1]

Symposium web site: [2] 

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

The future of information professional education

Ethical values in IS (Universal access, collaboration, intellectual freedom, fairness)

Multidisciplinary 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 centres 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 welcome. 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 Contributions should be written in English, formatted according to the templates provided at the Symposium web site ([3]  All  accepted contributions will be published  online  in  the Symposium Proceedings, and indexed in major bibliographic databases. Selected papers will be published in a special issue of one of the online journals dedicated to Information Science. Paper submission to be done via Easychair at: [4]
   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
  Symposium: 10-11 September 2018
   Symposium Registration
   150 euros early registration (until June 3rd, 2018)
   200 euros standard registration (until August 20th, 2018)
   250 euros late and on-site registration.
   Student registration fees:
   50 euros early registration (until June 3rd, 2018)
   100 euros standard and on-site registration
   125 euros 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 person.
   Student Scholarships
   A  few  student scholarships are available to help defray the costs of registration, travel, and accommodation. Please see the Symposium web site ([5] for further information.
   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-Jelui, University of Osijek, Croatia
   Vittore Casarosa, University of Pisa and ISTI-CNR, Italy
   Elena Maceviciute, University of Bors, Sweden


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