CALL FOR PAPERS (LAST CALL) . 4th World Summit on the Knowledge Society (WSKS 2011)

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Tue, 05/07/2011

The 4th World Summit on the Knowledge Society (WSKS 2011) is an international attempt to promote the dialogue for the main aspects of the Knowledge Society towards a better world for all.

This annual Summit brings together key stakeholders of the Knowledge Society development worldwide, from Academia, Industry, Government, Policy Makers, and active citizens to look at the impact and prospects of the Information Technology, and the knowledge-based era it is creating, on key facets of living, working, learning, innovating and collaborating in today’s hyper-complex world.

The Summit provides a distinct, unique forum for cross-disciplinary fertilization of research, favoring the dissemination of research new scientific ideas relevant to international research agendas as the EU (FP7), OECD or UNESCO.

Ten general pillars provide the constitutional elements of the Summit. We need a better world. We contribute with our sound voices to the agenda, policies and actions.
We invite you to join your voice with ours and all together to shape a new deal for our world. Education, Sustainable Development, Health, Opportunities for well being, Culture, Collaboration, Peace, Democracy, Technology for all. Open Minds for a Better World.

Eleven general scientific pillars provide the constitutional elements of the Summit:

  1. Information Technologies – Knowledge Management Systems – E-business & Business, Organizational and Inter-organizational Information Systems for the Knowledge Society.
  2. Knowledge, Learning, Education, Learning Technologies and E-learning for the Knowledge Society.
  3. Social & Humanistic Computing for the Knowledge Society – Emerging Technologies for the Society and the Humanity.
  4. Culture & Cultural Heritage – Technology for Culture Management – Management of Tourism and Entertainment – Tourism Networks in the Knowledge Society.
  5. Government and Democracy in the Knowledge Society.
  6. Innovation, Sustainable Development and Strategic Management for the Knowledge Society.
  7. Service Science, Management, Engineering, and Technology.
  8. Intellectual and Human Capital Development in the Knowledge Society.
  9. Advanced Applications for Environmental Protection and Green Economy Management.
  10. Future Prospects for the Knowledge Society: from Foresight Studies to Projects and Public Policies.
  11. Technologies and Business Models for the Creative Industries.

The WSKS 2011 official proceedings will be published by Springer.

Submission procedure
All submissions must follow the Springer Lecture Notes template for Microsoft Word (.doc files only). Papers must be 6-page length as maximum.
Paper must be submitted by the following system:

Special Issues
Selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions to different special issues in highly renowned scientific journals. For more information see, where several special issues calls in ISI journals are linked to this conference. Some of the supporting journals are:

  • Journal of Universal Computer Science – JUCS (special issue on service oriented architectures, cloud computing applications, services and interoperability).
  • Interactive Learning Environments – ILE (special issue on LMS – Evolving from Silos to Structures).
  • International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering – IJSEKE (focussed Topic Issue on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering for the Knowledge Society).
  • International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems – IJCIS (special issue on Knowledge Society: Computational intelligence applications and tools).ç
  • Computer Applications in Engineering Education – CAE (special issue on aLearning Teaching Innovations in Engineering Higher Education).
  • Computer in Human Behavior – CHB.
  • International Journal on Semantic Web and Information Systems – IJSWIS.
  • Teoría de la Educación. Educación y Cultura en la Sociedad de la Información – TESI.
  • International Journal of Asian Business and Information Management – IJABIM.
  • International Journal of Human Capital and Information Technology Professionals – IJHCITP.
  • International Journal of Knowledge Society Research – IJKSR.

Important dates

  • Submission of papers for Springer Proceedings: 5th July 2011 – Last call
  • Notification to authors: 15th July 2011
  • Camera ready papers: 20th July 2011
  • Conference Days: 21-23 September 2011

Conference Chairs
Miltiadis D. Lytras Research Professor, The American College of Greece- Deree College
Francisco J. García-Peñalvo, University of Salamanca, Spain
Patricia Ordoñez, University of Oviedo, Spain
Professor Przemysław Kazienko, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
Lazar Rusu, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, Stockholm University, Sweden
Magdy Iskander, Director of the Hawaii Center for Advanced Communications. University of Hawaii
Da Ruan, Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK-CEN)
Shi-Kuo Chang, University of Pittsburgh, USA