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The 13th International Multi-Conference on
Society, Cybernetics and Informatics: IMSCI 2019©
July 6 - 9, 2019  ~  Orlando, Florida, USA


Call for Papers for the

Special Track stCSM 2019 and a Special Issue of the Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics: JSCI

Case Studies and Methodologies: stCSM 2019

Special Deadlines for stCSM 2019 and the Special Issue of JSCI
They do not apply to other collocated events

April 27th, 2019: Submissions of:
  • Abstracts (300 - 600 words), only for presentation at the conference,
  • Extended Abstract (600 – 2000 words), may be submitted for presentation at the conference and publication in the proceedings
  • Draft Papers (2000 - 5000 words). Final versions of draft papers accepted for presentation at the conference will be published in the conference proceedings (indexed by Scopus), and in a special issue (or a special section) of the journal (indexed by DOAJ, among others); which will have no additional cost to the author.
  • May 20th, 2019: Notifications of acceptance.
    June 4th, 2019: Submission (upload) of camera-ready or final versions of the accepted papers. (Not for abstracts accepted just for oral presentation).
    By the end of 2019: The special issue of the journal will be published, if there are an adequate number of accepted papers. Otherwise, the full paper accepted in these calls for paper will be published in a special section of a  regular issue of the journal. Full papers of accepted extended abstracts will have another review by the journal reviewers in order to be published in the special issue or section. The format for the journal issue will depend on whether the publication is in a special issue or special section of a regular issue. An additional editing process may be needed in the case of the special issue, which will require an additional effort for the editors and the authors. The publication in the Journal would not require an additional cost to the authors.
    To submit your article, please click on the "Authors" tab above, and choose the submission option you prefer. Then, select the Theme: Special Tracks, and the Area: Cases Studies and Methodologies.
    * All submissions will be reviewed, by our  two-tier methodology, with external reviewers. This methodology is briefly described at Journal publication may add additional editing for the required format and style of referencing.
    ** Virtual presentations will be done by asynchronous means of communication. More details have been posted at

    This Special Track on Case Studies and Methodologies: stCSM 2019, is organized in the context of IMSCI 2019. IMSCI’s proceedings have been indexed by Elsevier/Scopus since 2007. We will continue sending the proceedings for their indexation. Information is given below regarding the indexation of the journal.

    Case studies have strong relationships and generate synergies with the following academic activities. Consequently, case studies related to them are welcome:

    • Research and Consulting
    • Action-Research
    • Action-Learning
    • Action-Design
    • Research, Education, and Problem Solving
    • Inter-Disciplinary Research, Education and Communication

    Suggested (nonexclusionary) topics and applications of Case Studies are the following:

    • Case Methods and Methodologies
    • Case Studies Research
    • Case Studies in Education
    • Case Studies in STEM Education
    • Consulting Case Studies
    • Business Case Studies
    • Case Studies in Management
    • Information Systems Case Studies
    • Software Engineering Case Studies
    • Engineering Case Studies
    • Medical and Health Care Case Studies
    • Case Studies in Science
    • Ethical Case Studies
    • Case Studies or reports related to any of the topics of the collocated events listed in the general call for papers at

    Virtual Sessions

    Face-to-face sessions of all events will have associated virtual pre- and post-conference sessions where registered participants can comment each paper in a forum associated to it. Registered participant at any event will have a password to access any virtual session of any collocated event.

    Technical Keynote Speakers

    Technical keynote speakers will be selected from early submissions because this selection requires an additional evaluation according to the quality of the paper, assessed by its reviewers, the authors' CV and the paper's topic.

    Reviewing Process

    All Submitted papers will go through three reviewing processes: (1) double-blind (at least three reviewers), (2) non-blind, and (3) participative peer reviews. Final acceptance depends of the three kinds of reviews but a paper should be recommended by non-blind reviewers AND blind reviewers in order to be accepted for presentation at the conference and to be included in the respective conference proceedings. A recommendation to accept made by non-blind reviewers is a necessary condition, but it is not a sufficient one. A submission, to be accepted, should also have a majority of its double-blind reviewers recommending its acceptance. This double necessary conditions generate a more reliable and rigorous reviewing than a those reviewing methods based on just one of the indicated methods, or just on the traditional double-blind reviewing. More details regarding this issue can be found at

    The three kinds of reviews mentioned above will support the selection process of those papers/abstracts that will be accepted for their presentation at the conference, as well as those to be selected for their publication in JSCI Journal. Details regarding the Acceptance Policy can be found at

    Authors of accepted papers who registered in the conference can have access to the evaluations and possible feedback provided by the reviewers who recommended the acceptance of their papers/abstracts, so they can accordingly improve the final version of their papers. Non-registered authors will not have access to the reviews of their respective submissions.

    Virtual Participation

    Submissions for Face-to-Face or for Virtual Participation are both accepted. Both kinds of submissions will have the same reviewing process and the accepted papers will be included in the same proceedings.
    Pre-Conference and Post-conference Virtual sessions (via electronic forums) will be held for each session included in the conference program, so that sessions papers can be read before the conference, and authors presenting at the same session can interact during one week before and after the conference. Authors can also participate in peer-to-peer reviewing in virtual sessions.

    Invited Sessions Organizers

    Registration fees of an effective invited session organizers will be waived according to the policy described in the web page (click on 'Invited Session', then on 'Benefits for the Organizers of Invited Sessions'), where you can get information about the ten benefits for an invited session organizer. To propose the organization of an Invited Session, please visit the conference web site, and go to the menu option Invited Sessions and then to the menu sub-option Invited Sessions Organizers.

    Best Papers

    Authors of the best 25%-30% of the papers presented at the conference (included those virtually presented) will be invited to adapt their papers for their publication in the Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics.

    One best paper of each session included in the program will be selected by the respective sessions co-chairs after consulting with the sessions audience. Invited Sessions organizers will select the best paper of the session they organized. If there is a tie in a given session, the paper that will be selected as the best sessions paper will be the one which have had the highest quantitative evaluations average according to its double-blind and non-blind reviews.

    The selection process of the best 25%-30%, to be also published in the Journal, will be based on the sessions' best papers and the quantitative evaluation average made by its anonymous and non-anonymous reviewers. The later will be applied to papers which acceptance was based on reviews made to draft papers. Reviews of abstracts and extended abstracts will not be valid for selecting best papers according to the quantitative evaluation of the respective submissions.

    Special Tracks

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