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ICISO 2010 : International Conference of Informatics and Semiotics in Organisations


Conference Series : International Conference on Informatics and Semiotics in Organisations
When Jul 19, 2010 - Jul 21, 2010
Where University of Reading
Submission Deadline Feb 1, 2010
Categories    informatics   organisational semiotics   pervasive informatics

Call For Papers

The 12th International Conference on Informatics and Semiotics in Organisations, (ICISO 2010), previously named International Conference on Organisational Semiotics (ICOS), is the twelfth in a series of international events devoted to the latest research in informatics in organisations and organisational semiotics.
In the present era, information and knowledge are key to the development of the current society and economy. The digital economy is driven by the effective use of information and communication technology to help enhance the quality and transform the lives of individuals, society and business. Information is the critical resource on which humans are constantly dependent in conducting purposeful activities and achieving their objectives.
Pervasive Informatics, as an emergent discipline, studies how information affects humans in built environments. The built environments provide spatial contexts for business organisations, government institutions, commercial enterprises, and other business settings, as well as buildings and spaces for working and living. The majority of human activities (e.g. related to social, economic and scientific purposes) take place in a built environment. Increasingly, information is provided pervasively to the users within the built environment. With the support of appropriate technology, the users can access to the information as they need; although often they may also have to face with the information even if not wanted. A user may therefore be immersed in the field of information whether or not it is desired by the user. Such a phenomenon of pervasiveness has been bringing revolutionary impact to the human society. Pervasive Informatics helps us to understand the nature and characteristics of information from its creation, representation, processing and utilisation, embedded within the complex interactions between humans and built environments. It is concerned with approaches and methods on how information can be managed and used to enhance the effectiveness of work and quality of life.
Following tradition, ICISO 2010 aims to provide a focal forum for active researchers, practitioners, business and industrial professionals and academics from diversified domains of information management and information systems, and from business and engineering. They will be able to share their latest research achievements and practical experiences, to exchange in-depth findings and innovative ideas, and in particular to harness the greatest challenges in the changing era and thinking seriously into the future. The ICISO 2010 will also continue the effort of the international research community in the development of the emergent discipline of informatics and its applications. It will focus not only on theory building, but also on the practical benefits gained so far through applications of methods and techniques derived from various approaches.
Research papers describing original work in relevant areas are invited. Industrial and work-in-progress papers are also welcome.
Specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Organisational Semiotic theory, concepts, methods and techniques, and their practical applications
Semiotically motivated approaches to information systems
Pragmatic web and context-aware approaches and applications
Semantic web and applications
Service-oriented architecture, design and implementation
Business and IT strategies
Alignment and integration of business and technical systems
Adaptive architecture for information systems
Enterprise information systems and value chain management
Enterprise applications for logistics, customer relationship management and supply chain management
Information engineering and complex systems
Agent-based information systems and business intelligence in organisations
Collaborative systems for organisations
E-government, e-commerce, mobile and pervasive commerce
Business process and workflow modelling, analysis, integration and management
Digital economy: theory, methods and techniques for design and applications
Pervasive informatics in organisations
Intelligent spaces and built environments for working and living
Construction informatics for sustainable environment
Information utilisation and technology management for sustainable economy
Digital content management
The papers will be selected based on a peer review by three independent members of the program committee. This review process will be anonymous in order to ensure quality and to avoid prejudice. At least one author per accepted paper is required to register and attend the conference.
Conference proceedings will be published by Springer IFIP Series and selected best papers will be considered for "fast track" review by prestigious journals. Same as previous conferences, all accepted papers will be submitted to ISTP and EI for indexing.
It is intended to have parallel teleconference sessions in Beijing for attendance and paper presentations. More details will be soon available at the conference website.

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