IEEE International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science (RCIS'2008)

Venue: Ecole Marocaine des Sciences de l\'Ingénieur

Location: Marrakech, Morocco

Event Date/Time: Jun 03, 2008 End Date/Time: Jun 06, 2008
Registration Date: Jun 01, 2008
Early Registration Date: May 01, 2008
Paper Submission Date: Dec 15, 2007
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Call for Papers

IEEE Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science (RCIS)

June 3-6, 2008 Marrakech, Morocco

General Chair: Oscar Pastor ( Technical University of Valencia)

PC Chair: André Flory (INSA de Lyon)

PC Co-chair: Martine Collard (University of Nice)

Organizing Chair: Jean Louis Cavarero (University of Nice)

Keynote Speakers:

Colette Rolland (University of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne)

Peri Loucopoulos (Loughborough University)

Antoni Olivé (UPC, Barcelona)

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

Papers submission deadline: Décember 15, 2007

The Call for Papers and the RCIS'08 Poster can be downloaded from the RCIS'08 Web site



RCIS 2008




Papers submission deadline: December 15, 2007

Organized by: EMSI (Ecole Marocaine des Sciences de l'Ingenieur)

Co-sponsored by: THE IEEE Morocco Section and EMSI


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:


Information Systems

WEB Systems

Business Process Modelling, Analysis and Design

Intelligent Agents

Knowledge Management


Knowledge Discovery from Data

Each of these topics areas is expanded on the conference web page ( 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.


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

All paper submissions will be handled electronically (see

General Chair: Oscar Pastor (Technical University of Valencia)

PC Chair: André Flory (INSA de 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)

Program Committee


Papers submission deadline: DECEMBER 15, 2007

Notification of acceptance and Registration opening: MARCH 15, 2008

RCIS-2008 Conference: JUNE 3-6, 2008

Conference contact:


171, Bis Avenue Mansour Eddahbi-Gueliz