Call for Papers


2th edition Conference on Information Systems and Technologies to support Learning , to be held at FEZ, Morocco, 25 - 27 October 2018 EMENA-ISTL’18, is a global forum for researchers and practitioners to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, results, experiences and concerns in the several perspectives of Information Systems and Technologies.

We are pleased to invite you to submit your papers to EMENA-ISTL’18. All submissions will be reviewed on the basis of relevance, originality, importance and clarity.



Submitted papers should be related with one or more of the main topics proposed for the Conference but are not limited to:

A) Information systems Technologies to support Education;

B) Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics;

C) Emerging Technologies in Education Learning innovation in digital age

D) Software Systems, Architectures, Applications and Tools;

E) Multimedia Systems and Applications;

F) Computer Communications and Networks;

G) IOT, Smart Cities and People, Wireless, Sensor and Ad-Hoc Networks;

H) Organizational Models and Information Systems and Technologies; ;

I) Human-Computer Interaction;

J) Computers & Security, Ethics and Data-forensic;

K) Health Informatics,and Medical Informatics Security;

L) Information and Knowledge Management;

M) Big Data Analytics and Applications, Intelligent Data Systems, and Machine Learning;

N) Artificial Intelligence, High Performance Computing, 

O) Mobile,Embedded and Ubiquitous Systems;

P) Language and Image Processing,, Computer Graphics and  vision;

Q) Interdisciplinary Field of Fuzzy Logic and Data Mining;

EMENA-ISTL'18 also includes several Workshops focused on specific scientific subjects on the scope of the conference.


Types of Submissions and Decisions

Four types of papers can be submitted:

Full paper: Finished or consolidated R&D works, to be included in one of the Conference themes. These papers are assigned a 10-page limit.

Short paper: Ongoing works with relevant preliminary results, open to discussion. These papers are assigned a 6-page limit.

Poster paper: Initial work with relevant ideas, open to discussion. These papers are assigned to a 4-page limit.

Company paper: Companies' papers that show practical experience, R & D, tools, etc., focused on some topics of the conference. These papers are assigned to a 4-page limit.

Submitted papers must comply with the format of Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies Serie SIST (see Instructions for Authors at Springer Website or download a Word Template or Latex Package) be written in English, must not have been published before, not be under review for any other conference or publication and not include any information leading to the authors’ identification. Therefore, the authors’ names, affiliations and bibliographic references should not be included in the version for evaluation by the Program Committee. This information should only be included in the camera-ready version, saved in Word or Latex format and also in PDF format. These files must be accompanied by the Consent to Publish form filled out, in a ZIP file, and uploaded at the conference management system.

All papers will be subjected to a “double-blind review” by at least two members of the Program Committee.

Based on Program Committee evaluation, a paper can be rejected or accepted by the Conference Chairs. In the later case, it can be accepted as the type originally submitted or as another type. Thus, full papers can be accepted as short papers or poster papers only. Similarly, short papers can be accepted as poster papers only. In these cases, the authors will be allowed to maintain the original number of pages in the camera-ready version.

The authors of accepted poster papers must also build and print a poster to be exhibited during the Conference. This poster must follow an A1 or A2 vertical format. The Conference can includes Work Sessions where these posters are presented and orally discussed, with a 5 minute limit per poster.

The authors of accepted full papers will have 15 minutes to present their work in a Conference Work Session; approximately 5 minutes of discussion will follow each presentation. The authors of accepted short papers and company papers will have 11 minutes to present their work in a Conference Work Session; approximately 4 minutes of discussion will follow each presentation.


Publication and Indexing


Full and short papers will be published in Proceedings by Springer, in within the series “Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies” SIST Series. Poster and company papers will be published by EMENA.

Published full and short papers will be submitted for indexation by ISI, EI-Compendex, SCOPUS, DBLP and Google Scholar, among others, and will be available in the SpringerLink Digital Library.

To ensure that a full paper, short paper, poster paper or company paper is published, at least one of the authors must be fully registered by the 15 th of July, 2018, and the paper must comply with the suggested layout and page-limit. Additionally, all recommended changes must be addressed by the authors before they submit the camera-ready version.

No more than one paper per registration will be published. An extra fee must be paid for publication of additional papers, with a maximum of one additional paper per registration. One registration permits only the participation of one author in the conference.



Authors with best selected papers will be invited to prepare and submit extended versions to be considered, after a new peer review, for publication in several special issues of scientific journals indexed by ISI/SCI, SCOPUS and DBLP, among others (more journals will be communicated later).

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