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DIONE 2020 : (Virtual) 1st EAI International Conference on Data and Information in Online Environments


When Apr 17, 2020 - Apr 17, 2020
Where Florianópolis, Brazil
Submission Deadline Nov 15, 2019
Notification Due Dec 16, 2019
Final Version Due Jan 17, 2020
Categories    misinformation   social media metrics   data processing   data science

Call For Papers

Due to the safety concerns and travel restrictions caused by COVID-19, EAI DIONE 2020 will take place online in a live stream.

Non-authors and Co-Authors of already registered papers can register for access to the live stream completely free of charge.


The contents produced and disseminated in online social media have placed great challenges to the truthfulness and reliability of scientific information. The volume of fake news is growing every day, affecting many of the spheres of the social, political and cultural life. At the same time, these online environments have opened new perspectives for evaluating science, through the so-called social media metrics. These metrics are considered as a new way of studying scientific objects distributed and discussed in social media. Are the current social media tools effective in assessing scientific communication in online environments? Are the current data processing techniques enough to interpret the contents of social media? What are the technological, economic, political and social challenges faced with the phenomenon of fake news and the social media metrics of science? With the aim of discussing and suggesting potential solutions on these issues, the 1st International Conference on Data and Information in Online Environments (DIONE) is launched, a conference that will have an annual frequency and whose first edition will be held in 2020.

DIONE 2020 is born as a response to the growing interaction between the information sciences, communication sciences and computer sciences. An interdisciplinary space will be provided to enhance cooperation between data science, natural language processing, data engineering, big data, research evaluation, network science, sociology of science and communication communities working on problems of fake news, social media metrics of science and online data processing. DIONE 2020 is aimed at bringing together researchers and practitioners from academia and industries to present theoretical proposals and practical solutions in the treatment, processing and study of data and information produced in online environments, as well as the latest trends in the analysis of network information, social media metrics, and data processing technologies.

The paper’s selection process will be competitive, with the expected acceptance rate below 30%. This first edition will be held at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), in the city of Florianópolis (SC), Brazil. Florianópolis is known as the “Magic Island” by the historic folklore and legends of the island. It is the capital and second largest city of Santa Catarina state. Florianópolis is also well known for its beautiful landscape and the more of 42 beaches surround the island. The city is located in the south of Brazil, where you can see the mountains and well-preserved Atlantic Forest. The summer in Florianópolis is very hot and the city is full of options to have good times with colleagues, friends and family. Florianópolis has a large tourism infrastructure and qualified attractions attracting tourists all around the world.

1. Use and analysis of network information

-Fake news

2. Evaluation of science in social networking environment

-Scholarly communication
-Social media metrics
-Media literacy
-Citizen science

3. Data processing

-Big data
-Data curation
-Data Science
-Data Engineering
-Data management
-Deep learning
-Machine learning

All accepted and presented papers will be published by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library.

Proceedings will be submitted for inclusion in leading indexing services, including Ei Compendex, ISI Web of Science, Scopus, CrossRef, Google Scholar, DBLP, as well as EAI’s own EU Digital Library (EUDL).

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version to:

Mobile Networks and Applications (MONET) Journal (IF=2.497)
Learned Publishing (IF: 2.2)
Journal of Data and Information Science (CiteScore: 1.00)

All accepted authors are eligible to submit an extended version in a fast track of:

*EAI Endorsed Transactions on Scalable Information Systems (ESCI indexed)
*Bibliotecas. Anales de Investigación (ESCI indexed)

Imrich Chlamtac. Bruno Kessler Professor, University of Trento, Italy

Carlos Luis González Valiente. European Alliance for Innovation
Adilson Luiz Pinto. Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina


General Chairs:
A/Prof. Douglas Dyllon Jeronimo de Macedo. Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil

Program Chair:
Rodrigo Costas. CWTS Leiden University, Netherlands

Web Chair:
A/Prof. Douglas Dyllon Jeronimo de Macedo. Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil

Publicity and Social Media Chair:
Enrique Muriel Torrado. Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil

Workshops Chair:
Mario Antonio Ribeiro Dantas. Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil

Publications Chair:
Maria Manuel Borges. University of Coimbra, Portugal

Local Chairs:
Adilson Luiz Pinto. Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil
Gustavo Medeiros de Araújo. Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil
Moisés Lima Dutra. Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil

Conference Manager:
Karolina Marcinova. EAI

Important dates:
Full Paper Submission deadline: 1 October 2019
Notification deadline: 11 November 2019
Registration Opens: 15 November 2019
Camera-ready deadline: 16 December 2019
Start of Conference: 18 March 2020
End of Conference: 20 March 2020

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