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ICTeSSH 2021 : Information-communication technologies enhanced Social Sciences and Humanities

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Link: https://ictessh.uns.ac.rs/
 
When Jun 28, 2021 - Jun 30, 2021
Where ONLINE conference - FREE
Submission Deadline Dec 1, 2020
Notification Due Jan 31, 2021
Final Version Due May 31, 2021
Categories    computer science   humanities   social sciences   escience
 

Call For Papers

SSH researchers should be awakened to the huge possibilities and avenues for research based on ICT. The future of science is about multidisciplinary collaboration and applying new technologies. ICT tools for SSH researchers already exist, such as research-oriented social networking sites and tools to support scientific research, to manage labs and data, and to enable better communication. These tools could change the way SSH researchers carry out research, collaborate, disseminate and evaluate research outputs. The International Conference on Information-communication technologies enhanced Social Sciences and Humanities (ICTeSSH) is a three day annual conference where stakeholders come together for an open discussion to talk about the changing research ecosystem in SSH fields in the digital age due to the extremely fast development of ICT.

The ICTeSSH 2021 conference (https://ictessh.uns.ac.rs/) aims to bring together leading SSH researchers, computer scientists, informaticians, publishers, librarians, vendors of research ICT tools, SSH decision makers and others, to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of ICT enhanced Social Sciences and Humanities. In addition, the conference aims to discuss promising new ideas and identify new potential collaborators. The ICTeSSH 2021 conference will be held as an online conference in the last week of June.

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Important Dates
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Dates of the conference: June 28th – 30th, 2021
Deadline for abstract submission: December 1st, 2020
Notification of acceptance: January 31st, 2021
Deadline for workshop/training proposal submission: January 15th, 2021
Registration: May 31st, 2021

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Key Facts about the Conference
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Amazing plenary speakers;
Open-access conference proceedings
Academic ICT products and infrastructure projects will be presented
An award and 1,000 euros prize will be granted to the best conference paper presenter

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Submission Guidelines
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We welcome submissions related to the themes listed below, however the conference Programme Committee will also consider submissions on any other aspect of ICT enhanced SSH. We are looking for three types of contribution: presentations on academic ICT tools or infrastructure projects, technical papers and research papers. The language of the conference will be English.

The initial submissions must be made by using the EasyChair platform (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ictessh2021), in the form of an extended abstract.

The evaluation of the extended abstracts will be double-blind, therefore authors’ names, addresses, emails and affiliations MUST NOT be included in the extended abstract (in the file). The extended abstract MUST be submitted in PDF format and MUST NOT exceed four A4 pages (including figures) and MUST NOT exceed 1500 words.

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The deadline for submitting extended abstracts is 1st December 2020.

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Presenters will be notified of acceptance by 31st January 2021.

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Accepted extended abstracts will be made available through the conference website. For all accepted papers and posters we will need a short biographical note for the website and a photograph. At least one author or co-author for each accepted abstract MUST be registered for the ICTeSSH conference no later than 15th March 2021. Authors who have not registered by this date will have their paper removed from the programme.

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List of Themes
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The ICTeSSH Programme Committee proposes to explore each of the following themes through the programme, however it is also open to considering proposals that may not strictly seem to fit into any of the five proposed themes:

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Performing research
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There are a lot of tools which can help SSH researchers to perform research. This theme includes, but is not limited to, the following sub-themes:

ICT based methodologies and algorithms for SSH research
eScience
HPC, GPU, simulation techniques, computationally-intensive data analysis
Web Science
Digital infrastructures for SSH
for doing research, writing, reviewing, publishing and assessing research, as well as for outsourcing experiments
Data tools
data visualization tools, survey and statistic tools, computation of data, big data, machine learning, deep learning techniques, etc.
Citizen science / people-powered research
data gathering tools to help you involve the general public in your research efforts (an example of tool: https://www.zooniverse.org/)
Exploring literature
Google Scholar, Microsoft Academic Search, Zotero, Reference managers, automatic recommendation system, automatic literature review, Article visualization tools – these enhance your reading experience, for instance, by helping you navigate from one paper to another
The Internet of things
connecting instrumentation to the Internet
Software source code tools
to help the development of research software

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Collaboration
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Research cannot stay buried in the lab any more, and researchers all over the world should collaborate. Science is an increasingly collaborative endeavour because research problems tackled by today’s SSH researchers require a variety of expertise, skills and scientific equipment. There is a set of ICT tools that help researchers reach out to other researchers and find expertise for new collaborations. This theme includes, but is not limited to, the following sub-themes:

Research-orientated social networks / social networks
Tools for finding potential collaborators
Virtual research environments
Bibliometric analysis of publication and collaboration patterns in the digital age
Collaborative writing of textual documents
Collaborative development of data
Collaborative development of source code
Telecoms and meetings
Communication tools
Infrastructure for research communication

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Dissemination
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Some ICT tools help SSH researchers to communicate their research outputs to the general public. Managing large sets of data and programming code is already unavoidable for most researchers. Tools have been developed to efficiently store and share data, code, publications and other research objects. This theme includes, but is not limited to, the following sub-themes:

Find and share data
tools which help researchers to disseminate and find data and samples
Data, publication and software source code repositories
Open science and open data
FAIR principles
Experiment and study protocol repositories
Research object / multimedia repositories
Research-orientated social networks
Web search engines and research objects
Selection of journal for publishing papers
Journal finder, publisher copyright and self-archiving policies
Executable papers

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Management
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ICT could make management tasks much easier. Also, there are some new options for funding and evaluation of project proposals and results. This theme includes, but is not limited to, the following sub-themes:

Laboratory and project management
Electronic laboratory notebooks
Crowdfunding
tools that help you collect funds for research from others
Evaluation of research
peer-review, altmetrics, national bibliographic databases, publication forums, etc.
CRIS systems, institutional repositories, bibliographic databases, citation databases
Scientometrics/bibliometrics analysis of SSH field based on various citation databases

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Skills
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There is so much for everyone to learn about how to use ICT to enhance SSH research. Senior researchers should ‘unlearn’ habits from the past and embrace academic culture change. SSH researchers should acquire the right skills in scholarly communications and keep these up to date. This theme includes, but is not limited to, the following sub-themes:

Data & software carpentry
Integration of various ICT tools
Library services for supporting the digital SSH

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Publication
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The authors with accepted submissions will be invited to submit full papers for publishing in the ICTeSSH 2021 open-access proceedings.

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Venue
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The conference will be held as a virtual meeting due to the COVID19 pandemic.

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Contact
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All questions about submissions should be emailed to ictessh@uns.ac.rs.

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Organized by
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Sci2zero - a global non-profit organization for development and promotion of Science 2.0

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