Call for papers

The Internet Technologies & Society 2021 Conference (ITS 2021) aims to address the main issues of concern within WWW/Internet as well as to assess the influence of Internet in the Information Society.

Broad areas of interest are Internet Technologies, Information Management, e-Society and Digital Divide, e-Business / e-Commerce, e-Learning, New Media and e-Society, Digital Services in e-Society, e-Government / e-Governance and e-Health. These broad areas are divided into more detailed areas (see below). However innovative contributes that do not fit into these areas will also be considered since they might be of benefit to conference attendees.

Main areas and topics are suggested below:

Internet Technologies
– Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
– Intelligent Agents
– Intelligent Systems
– IS Security Issues
– Mobile Applications
– Multimedia Applications
– e-Payment Systems
– Protocols and Standards
– Semantic Web and XML
– Services, Architectures and Web Dvelopment
– Software Requirements and Web Architectures
– Storage Issues
– Strategies and Tendencies
– System Architectures
– Telework Technologies
– Ubiquitous Computing
– Virtual Reality
– Web 2.0 technologies
– Social Networking and Marketing
– Wireless Communications
Information Management
-Computer-Mediated Communication
– Content Development
– Cyber law and Intellectual Property
– Data Mining
– e-Publishing and Digital Libraries
– Human Computer Interaction and Usability
– Information Search and Retrieval
– Knowledge Management
– Policy Issues
– Privacy Issues
– Social and Organizational Aspects
– Virtual Communities
– Internet and Disability
– Internet and Aging Population
e-Society and Digital Divide
– Social Integration
– Social Bookmarking
– Social Software
– e-Democracy
– Social Integration
e-Business / e-Commerce
– Business Ontologies and Models
– Digital Goods and Services
– e-Business Models
– e-Commerce Application Fields
– e-Commerce Economics
– e-Commerce Services
– Electronic Service Delivery
– e-Marketing
– Languages for Describing Goods and Services
– Online Auctions and Technologies
– Virtual Organisations and Teleworking
– Collaborative Learning
– e-Mobile Learning
– Curriculum Content Design Development
– Delivery Systems and Environments
– Educational Systems Design
– e-Citizenship and Inclusion
– e-Learning Organisational Issues
– Evaluation and Assessment
– Political and Social Aspects
– Virtual Learning Environments and Issues
– Web-based Learning Communities
New Media and e-Society
– Digitization, heterogeneity and convergence
– Interactivity and virtuality
– Citizenship, regulation and heterarchy
– Innovation, identity and the global village syndrome
– Internet Cultures and new interpretations of “Space”
– Polity and the Digitally Suppressed
Digital Services in e-Society
– Service Broadcasting
– Political Reporting
– Development of Digital Services
– Freedom of Expression
– e-Journalism
– Open Access
– Accessibility
– Democracy and the Citizen
– Digital Economies
– Digital Regions
– e-Administration
– e-Government Management
– e-Procurement
– e-Supply Chain
– Global Trends
– National and International Economies
– Social Inclusion
– Data Security Issues
– e-Health Policy and Practice
– e-Healthcare Strategies and Provision
– Legal Issues
– Medical Research Ethics
– Patient Privacy and Confidentiality

The Conference will be composed of several types of contributions:

  • Full Papers – These include mainly accomplished research results and have 8 pages at the maximum (5,000 words).
  • Short Papers – These are mostly composed of work in progress reports or fresh developments and have 4 pages at maximum (2,500 words).
  • Reflection Papers – These might review recent research literature pertaining to a particular problem or approach, indicate what the findings suggest, and/or provide a suggestion – with rationale and justification – for a different approach or perspective on that problem. Reflection papers might also analyze general trends or discuss important issues in topics related to WWW/Internet. These have four pages at maximum (2.500 words).
  • Posters / Demonstrations – These have one page at the maximum (625 words) besides the poster itself (or demonstration) that will be exposed at the conference.
  • Tutorials – Tutorials can be proposed by scholars or company representatives. A proposal of maximum 250 words is expected.
  • Panels – Discussions on selected topics will be held. A proposal of maximum 250 words is expected.
  • Invited Talks – These will be made of contributions from well-known scholars and company representatives. An abstract will be included in the conference proceedings.
  • Doctoral Consortium – The Doctoral Consortium will discuss on going work of PhD students in an informal and formative atmosphere. Contributions to the consortium should take the form of either: a critical literature review of the research topic providing the rationale for the relevance and interest of the research topic; or a short paper discussing the research question(s), research objectives, research methodology and work done so far.
    Doctoral Consortium Contributions should have a maximum 2,500 words (4 pages).
  • Corporate Showcases & Exhibitions – The former enables Companies to present recent developments and applications, inform a large and qualified audience of your future directions and showcase company’s noteworthy products and services. There will be a time slot for companies to make their presentation in a room. The latter enables companies the opportunity to display its latest offerings of hardware, software, tools, services and books, through an exhibit booth. For further details please contact the publicity chair –

This is a blind peer-reviewed conference.

Important Dates

– Submission Deadline (last call): 29 October 2021
– Notification to Authors (last call): 19 November 2021
– Final Camera-Ready Submission and Early Registration (1st call): until 20 September 2021
– Late Registration (1st call): after 20 September 2021
– Conference: 15 – 17 December 2021