Differences in entry requirements and learning outcomes in the
field of Information Science (IS) cause large mobility barriers
and lack of uniformity among Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)
that offer Master degrees in IS. The Erasmus+ EINFOSE project seeks
to find out the appropriate ways and modes of the harmonization and
recognition of the entry requirements which would enable students
from other fields to master learning outcomes at the graduate
level of IS programs. The International Symposium on the Future
of Education in Information Sciences (FEIS 2018) is intended to
stimulate discussion and reach commonly accepted recommendations
that could serve not only to partner HEIs but also as a model for
other academic disciplines.
Contributions and discussion are solicited from HEIs, their
governing bodies, public authorities responsible for the
implementation of EU guidelines and recommendations at the HEI
level as well as representatives from national agencies for diploma
recognition, ECTS implementation and Qualification Frameworks.
Submissions are also invited from researchers and institutions
to share their experience and accomplishments in recognition
and mobility processes, building up the European Qualification
Framework and its nationally based implementations, and in the
implementation of new teaching/learning didactics and evaluation
approaches and methods. Contributions from outside the EU are very
welcome. It is expected that the exchange of ideas and experience
in accreditation processes, cooperative efforts and joint programs
at graduate and postgraduate level throughout the World might
contribute to discussions about the future of education of
Information professionals in Europe and Worldwide.
Suggested topics include (but are not limited to):
- Educational trends in higher education worldwide
- Information professionals in changing and challenging digital environment
(new profiles, old skills and new competencies, social role)
- Entrepreneurship and the information professional
- Reminiscing about the future of professional education
- Ethical values in IS (Universal access, collaboration, intellectual freedom, fairness)
- Multidisciplinarity issues and relation with other sciences (Computer Sciences,
Digital Humanities, Economics, etc.)
- Best educational practices and current challenges
- Software tools and platforms for collaborative learning and teaching
- Open educational resources
- Role and responsibility of archives, libraries and documentation centers in higher education
- Entrance into the labour market of IS graduates.
Submission and Publication
We welcome and encourage the submission of high-quality, original
papers, which are not being submitted simultaneously for publication elsewhere.
Long papers, describing original ideas on the listed topics and on other
fundamental aspects of higher education in Information Science, are solicited.
Moreover, short papers or posters on early research results, new results on
previous published works, demos, and projects are also welcome.
Long papers should not exceed 12 pages, including bibliography.
Short papers should not exceed 6 pages, including bibliography.
Poster descriptions should not exceed 2 pages.
All accepted contributions will be collected in the Symposium Proceedings
and published online, as Open Access, in the Repository of the Faculty of
Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Osijek, indexed in
Google Scholar. Selected papers will be published in a special issue of
one of the online journals dedicated to Information Science.
Contributions should be written in English, formatted for single column A4 paper,
without page numbering. Right and left margins should be justified, with 1,15 line
spacing and 11 point Times New Roman font to be used for the body text.
A Word template is available
All contributions (either in Word or in .pdf) should be submitted via Easychair at:
The review process will be double blind. Please make sure not to include the authors
names in the contribution, and to provide them to Easychair when making the submission.
Papers and posters submission: 25 March 2018 (extended!)
Notification to authors: 14 May 2018
Camera-ready copies due by 1 July 2018
On line proceedings published by end of August
Conference: 10-11 September 2018
See the Registration page
A number of student scholarships is being offered offered to cover registration,
travel, and accommodation. The deadline for applying is May 1st, 2018.
Please see the
for complete details.
, City University London, UK
, School of Library and Information Science, Denmark
, University of North Carolina, USA
Anna Maria Tammaro
, University of Parma, Italy
Tatjana Aparac-Jelušić, University of Osijek, Croatia
Vittore Casarosa, University of Pisa and ISTI-CNR, Pisa, Italy
Elena Maceviciute, University of Boras, Sweden