Contributions can be theoretical as well as technical and practical. Informative case studies are also welcome. The audience will be information professionals, data librarians, data curators, data managers, researchers, information scientists and computer engineers, among others.

We accept extended abstracts (no less than 750 words) for full papers; short communications, Research in Progress reports, visual presentations (“pechakuchas”) and posters on all aspects of innovative and collaborative information and data management applications. Extended abstracts for student papers and posters are also welcome. Extended abstracts of PhD students to present the interim findings of their ongoing research will also be considered. Please use the template available on the Symposium web site (Style Guide for Abstracts) to prepare your contributions and send them to us using the Conference Management Software (openconfby May 18, 2015.

We also accept proposals to organize workshops. Proposals should include a title, a short abstract, the name and contact information of the convener and be addressed to by May 18, 2015.

We also encourage session proposals. The coordinator of a special session will be responsible for the selection of papers (4-6 papers) and will chair the session.  For session coordinators, registration fee will be waived.

Accepted extended abstracts and proposals will appear in the “Book of Abstracts” to be published prior to the Symposium.

Accepted extended abstracts may be developed as full papers. A short list of papers will be selected so that the revised and extended versions of these papers and posters will appear in the proceedings book to be published by Springer under its Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) series (decision pending)and the Symposium web site. Papers that appear in Springer’s CCIS series are submitted by Springer for indexing to Thomson Reuter’s Conference Proceedings Citation Index on a yearly basis.