Call for Papers: 21st International Conference on Discovery Science (DS 2018)

21st International Conference on Discovery Science (DS 2018)

St. Raphael Resort, Limassol, Cyprus, 30-31 October, 2018

(*** In conjunction with ISMIS 2018 ***)


The 21st International Conference on Discovery Science (DS 2018) provides
an open forum for intensive discussions and exchange of new ideas among
researchers working in the area of Discovery Science.

The scope of the conference includes the development and analysis of
methods for discovering scientific knowledge, coming from machine
learning, data mining, intelligent data analysis, big data analysis as well as
their application in various scientific domains.

We welcome papers that focus on the analysis of different types of massive
and complex data, including structured, spatio-temporal and network data.
We particularly welcome papers addressing applications. Finally, we would
like to encourage contributions from the areas of computational
scientific discovery, mining scientific data, computational creativity and
discovery informatics.

DS 2018 will be co-located with ISMIS 2018, the 24th International
Symposium on Methodologies for Intelligent Systems. The two conferences
will be held in parallel, and will share their invited talks.


We invite submissions of research papers addressing all aspects of
discovery science. We particularly welcome contributions that discuss the
application of data analysis, data mining and other support techniques for
scientific discovery including, but not limited to, biomedical, astronomical
and other physics domains. Applications to massive, heterogeneous,
continuous or imprecise data sets are of particular interests. Possible topics
include, but are not limited to:

• Knowledge discovery, machine learning and statistical methods
• Ubiquitous knowledge discovery
• Data streams, evolving data and models
• Change detection and model maintenance
• Active knowledge discovery
• Learning from text and web mining
• Information extraction from scientific literature
• Knowledge discovery from heterogeneous, unstructured and
multimedia data
• Knowledge discovery in network and link data
• Knowledge discovery in social networks
• Data and knowledge visualization
• Spatial/temporal Data
• Mining graphs and structured data
• Planning to learn
• Knowledge transfer
• Computational creativity
• Human-machine interaction for knowledge discovery and management
• Biomedical knowledge discovery and analysis
• Machine learning for high-performance computing, grid and
cloud computing
• Applications of the above techniques to natural or social sciences


Papers may contain up to fifteen (15) pages and must be formatted
according to the layout supplied by Springer-Verlag for the Lecture Notes
in Computer Science series. Submitted papers may not have appeared in or
be under consideration for another workshop, conference or a journal,
nor may they be under review or submitted to another forum during the DS
2018 review process

Authors can submit their papers electronically via our submission page
through Easychair: .


The DS 2018 proceedings will be published by Springer in LNAI
(Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence) and will be available at the

Authors of best papers will be invited to submit their extended versions to
the Machine Learning journal (
published by Springer. Fast Track Processing will be used to have them
reviewed and published.


• Paper Submissions due: 28th June 2018
• Notification of Acceptance/Rejection: 18th July 2018
• Camera-Ready Versions of Accepted Papers: 28th July 2018
• Author Registration: 31st Juy 2018
• Early Non-Author Registration: 10th September 2018
• Late Non-Author Registration: after 10th September 2018


General Chair
• George Angelos Papadopoulos (University of Cyprus, Cyprus)

Program Committee Co-Chairs
• Larisa Soldatova, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
• Joaquin Vanschoren, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands

Scholarship: European Summer School on Information Science 2018

The European Summer School on Information Science (ESSIS) is an intensive one week teaching event for BA students students other than information science who want to enrol in a MA program in information science. The lectures in core areas of information science will enable students to close their knowledge gaps and to prepare better for a relevant MA program. You will meet students and professors from other countries and other schools of information science. Enjoy networking and studying with many other students.

More information on the website.

Webinar on Survey Methods

January 23, 09:15 am (EST)/3:15 pm (CET)

In this webinar organized by the European Student Chapter, Lynn Silipigni Connaway and Marie L. Radford will talk about questionnaires, how to develop them, and the do’s and dont’s in doing so.

If you are interested in this webinar, send us an email ( until January 16th. We will keep you informed on how to participate. The webinar is free of charge. Continue reading Webinar on Survey Methods

Maturity and Sustainability of Open Governmental Data


dg.o 2018: 19th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research

Theme: Governance in the data age
Delft University of Technology, Delft, the Netherlands
30 May – 1 June, 2018 (Wednesday – Friday) 
Email: dgo2018(at)
Twitter handle: #dgo2018 



Maturity and Sustainability of Open Governmental Data

Track Chairs: Dr. Tobias Siebenlist  and  Dr. Agnes Mainka
Department of Information Science
Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany

Continue reading Maturity and Sustainability of Open Governmental Data

LIS in Europe – ASIS&T Berlin Regional Meeting in October

The European Chapter is inviting you to its regional meeting on

Library and Information Science in Europe.

The ASIS&T sponsored event will be held at Humboldt University
Berlin, Germany, October 4th 2017. Please follow the links for the current programme and registration information.

ASIST Programme_Berlin Meeting (Pdf)

Online Programme and Registration

Berlin Regional Meeting

4th time ASIS&T Chapter of the Year!

The European Chapter is proud to be awarded ASIS&T Chapter of the Year 2017!

It is the 4th Chapter of the Year Award our chapter recieves.

Thanks to all the engaging and active members, to all communicators and collaborators for their great work!

Announcement from the ASIS&T Regional Chapter of the Year Award Jury:

We are pleased to announce that the 2017 Chapter of the Year Award goes to the European Chapter (EUChap)! ASIS&T Regional Chapters competed for this award under the criteria of Membership, Chapter Meetings, Projects and Services, Collaboration, Communication, Financial, Awards, and Administration. The European Chapter has done excellent work increasing their overall membership and extending membership to 6 new countries! By adding new Country Representatives and continued collaboration with the student chapter, they have experienced additional membership growth. They have created an impressive list of publications promoting their chapter.  The range of chapter activities demonstrates dedication to promoting the chapter and the ASIS&T organization as well as providing professional and collaborative opportunities for members.

The EUChap has 190 members including 30 student members, 4 institutional members, primarily academics and faculty. Since 2016, the EUChap gained 81 members. This chapter has performed valuable services in connecting its members to LIS jobs and resources. They have held 10 events over many countries as well as leading 6 projects collaborating with student groups as well as regional groups. This chapter has active means of communication including email, mailing lists, a wiki, and a social media presence, and also has a well-managed budget.

This Chapter is no stranger to awards, boasting 5 nominations and 4 awards including member of EUChap 2016 (Peter Ingwersen), Chapter of the Year for 2016 (European Chapter), chapter member of the year 2016 (Isabella Peters), and nomination for the Award Crestos 2017 (Agnes Mainka).

The European Chapter has the highest membership, has managed its budget efficiently and provides many opportunities for its members to engage with one another and hold many programs distributed over the European continent. Join us in congratulating the European Chapter for having a great year promoting ASIS&T and displaying excellence as the ASIS&T Regional Chapter of the Year.

On behalf of the 2017 ASIS&T Regional Chapter of the Year Award Jury:

Daniel Gelaw Alemneh (University of North Texas), Chapter Assembly Director  Kayla Siddell (Indiana State University), Deputy Chapter Assembly Director


Chapter welcomes new board members

The Europen Chapter is pleased to announce two new board members for the term 2017/2018:

  1. Chair-elect: Dirk Lewandowski, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg, Germany (
  2. Secretary/ Treasurer: Anna Maria Tammaro, Department of Information Engineering, University of Parma, Fiesole, Italy

Thanks to the members that nominated and voted in this year’s board election and a great welcome to our two new board members!

Current board members of the EUChap.