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The 6th Balkan Conference in Informatics (BCI)- Call for Papers

Keynote Speaker: Professor Joseph SIFAKIS, ACM-Turing Award winner 2007 and da Vinci Medal in 2012.

In a nutshell: The Informatics Conference of South-East Europe (BCI) will take place in Thessaloniki, Greece, on 19-21 September 2013. Papers are due in March 2013. Accepted full papers will be published in ACM ICPS. Short papers will be published in local proceedings. Apart from the main conference, we encourage submission of full single-author papers in our three special sessions: «Experts Talk», «10 young researchers to keep an eye on», and «IT in South-East Europe». We will have a number of outstanding invited speakers; Joseph Sifakis is one of them. We will keep the registration fee very low for international standards. Conference will take place in 5* Met hotel http://www.themethotel.gr/. Participants can also attend for free the 17th Panhellenic Conference in Informatics which is held in parallel. For more info see the CfP below or visit the site http://bci2013.bci-conferences.org/

————– More details on 6th BCI ————————————–

6th Balkan Conference in Informatics
The Informatics Conference of South-East Europe
Thessaloniki, Greece
19-21 September 2013

Information: http://bci2013.bci-conferences.org/
Contact e-mail: bci2013@bci-conferences.org

————– Aims and Scope: ———————————————-

The main objective of the BCI series of conferences is to provide a forum for discussions and dissemination of research accomplishments and to promote interaction and collaboration among scientists from the Balkan/South-East European countries and the rest of the world, and to encourage involvement of young researchers from the region. The 6th Balkan Conference in Informatics (BCI) continues the BCI conferences held in Novi Sad (2012), Thessaloniki (2009), Sofia (2007), Ohrid (2005), and Thessaloniki (2003). The conference will consist of regular sessions with technical contributions (regular papers) reviewed and selected by an international program committee, as well as of invited talks and tutorials presented by leading scientists. The official language of the conference will be English.

————– Topics: ——————————————————

The areas of interest include all topics listed in the ACM classification
http://www.acm.org/about/class/ccs98-html

————– Conference Themes: ——————————————-

a) Main conference: Original full or short papers dealing with both theory and/or applications of wide areas of ICT are solicited.

b) Experts Talk: A review, position or opinion full paper dealing with advances in ICT. These are single author submissions. Author’s origin or position must be related to South-East Europe.

c) 10 young researchers to keep an eye on: A research full paper authored by a young researcher who is about to finish or have recently completed a Doctorate degree. These are single author submissions. Author’s origin or position must be related to South-East Europe. Authors must be under 30 years old. Ten best submissions will be accepted and published.

d) IT in SEE: A short paper on developments, reviews, proposals, projects in South-East Europe in the following areas: (a) Governance (e.g. systems in place, policies etc), (b) Education (curricula issues, secondary and higher education etc), (c) Professional Issues (e.g. employment, Computer Societies etc), (d) European ICT Priorities (e.g. enterprise, smart specialization, aging etc).

————– Submission: ————————————————–

Contributions are solicited for the following categories:

(a) full research papers (8 pages) describing research accomplishments in the themes listed above.

(b) short research papers (4 pages), i.e. papers within the themes listed above which do not fully adhere to the standards of a first rate scientific publication, but are nevertheless of interest and value for the participants of the conference. All submitted papers should be formatted according to the ACM CPS style templates:
http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates

Research papers should be original contributions and should not be accepted or submitted elsewhere until the decisions of the BCI 2013 programme committee are announced. At least one author from every submission accepted to appear in proceedings is obliged to register and attend the conference in order to present the paper. All contributions should be in PDF format and should be submitted electronically via the EasyChair:
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=bci2013).

————– Publication: ————————————————-

All accepted full papers and some high-quality short papers will be included in the main BCI 2013 Proceedings (published by ACM in the International Conference Proceedings Series:
http://www.acm.org/publications/icp_series).

Other accepted papers will be published in local proceedings (with ISBN).

A selection of outstanding papers from the conference will be invited for publication in internationally recognized journals (subject to additional reviewing).


————– Important Dates:———————————————-

Submission of abstracts: March 1, 2013
Submission of papers: March 17, 2013
Notification of acceptance: May 10, 2013
Camera-ready papers: May 31, 2013
Conference September 19, 2013

————– Organization:————————————————-

Department of Informatics – Aristotle University
Department of Applied Informatics – University of Macedonia
Department of Information Technology – Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki
South East European Research Center
The University of Sheffield International Faculty, CITY College
Greek Computer Society (Macedonia-Thrace Chapter)

————– Conference General Chairs: ———————————–

Kostas Diamantaras, Department of Information Technology, Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki
Georgios Evangelidis, Department of Applied Informatics, University of Macedonia
Yannis Manolopoulos, Department of Informatics, Aristotle University

————– Programme Committee Co-chairs:——————————–

Christos Georgiadis, Department of Applied Informatics, University of Macedonia
Petros Kefalas, Computer Science Department, The University of Sheffield International Faculty, CITY College
Demosthenes Stamatis, Department of Information Technology, Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki

————– Organizing Committee:—————————————–

George Poulakas, Greek Computer Society (Macedonia-Thrace Chapter)
Lia Terzidou, Greek Computer Society (Macedonia-Thrace Chapter)
Kostas Rousis, South-East European Research Center.

————– Conference Venue:———————————————

The BCI2013 Conference will take place in the 5* hotel Met hotel in Thessaloniki http://www.themethotel.gr/

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