w
menu 1
menu 2
menu 3
menu 4
   

dg.o Web

PISTA '03 issues its Call
International Conference on Socio Political Informatics and Cybernetics to meet in Orlando in August

Latest DG News

" dg.o2005 Convenes May 16-18 in Atlanta
" dg.o2005 Issues Call for Papers
" IEEE ISI Issues Call for Papers
" DG Study Calibrates Mediation
" Swapping Secrets of the Double Helix
" FirstGov BUZZ Reports on Tsunami Relief Work
" UK and DO-Wire Launch e-Gov Best Practices wiki
" DG Team Develops "Virtual Agora" for e-Gov
" Mapping for Times of Crisis
" Exploring Detection of Crisis Hotspots
" Report: Mass eMail Campaigns Harmful
" Scenario-Based Designs for Stat Studies
" US, EU Explore Info Integration
" DG Team Develops Digital Interpreter
" DG Study Gives Teeth to FBI
" Research Smooths Road for Small Businesses
" DG Researchers Parsing in Tongues
" e-Gov Journal Issus Call for Articles

" See all news stories

Contribute to dgOnline

Call for Papers
International Conference on Socio Political Informatics and Cybernetics: Pista '03
July 31, August 1-2, 2003 - Orlando, Florida, USA
Jointly with The International Conference On Computer, Communication And Control Technologies: CCCT '03

The Pista '03 Organizing Committee invites authors to submit their original and unpublished works, innovations, ideas based on analogical thinking, problems that require solutions, position papers, case studies, etc., in the fields of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).

ICT researchers are invited to present their research results. Practitioners and consultants are invited to present case study papers and innovative solutions. Corporations are invited to present political information systems and software based solutions. Public servers are invited to present case studies, information systems developed for specific purpose, and innovative ideas and designs. Political and social scientists are invited to present research or position papers on the impact and the future possibilities of ICT in Societal systems and political processes. Politician and political consultants are invited to present problems that might be solved by means of ICT, or solutions that might be improved by different approaches and design in ICT.

All are invited to organize panel or invited sessions. Panel sessions with panelists coming from both: ICT researcher/practitioners and political consultants or politicians are highly encouraged.

Submitted papers must describe work not previously published. They must not be submitted concurrently to another conference with refereed proceedings.

Pista '03 Organizing Committee invites authors to submit their original and unpublished works, innovations, ideas based on analogical thinking, problems that require solutions, position papers, case studies, etc., in the fields of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). ICT researchers are invited to present their research results. Practitioners and consultants are invited to present case study papers and innovative solutions. Corporations are invited to present political information systems and software based solutions.

Public servers are invited to present case studies, information systems developed for specific purpose, and innovative ideas and designs. Political and social scientists are invited to present research or position papers on the impact and the future possibilities of ICT in Societal systems and political processes. Politician and political consultants are invited to present problems that might be solved by means of ICT, or solutions that might be improved by different approaches and design in ICT.

All are invited to organize panel or invited sessions. Panel sessions with panelists coming from both: ICT researcher/practitioners and political consultants or politicians are highly encouraged.

Submitted papers must describe work not previously published. They must not be submitted concurrently to another conference with refereed proceedings.

You can find complete information about the conference in our web page http://www.confinf.org/Pista03.

Pista '03 Organization
General Chair: Prof.: Jose Vicente Carrasquero
Organizing Committee Chair: Prof: Frederik Welsch
Organized by the IIIS: The International Institute of Informatics and Systemics

Conference Areas and Topics
  • Informatics And society
  • Social Informatics. Cyber-Civics.
  • Digital Libraries.
  • Communicating Culture. Culture Shifts and the Transformation of Politics.
  • Digital Cities.
  • Global E-Quality. E-Development.
  • Internet and society. What is New about the New Media.
  • Societal and political impact of Mobile communications.
  • Politics and the Internet. Politics in Mediatized Cultures.
  • Computer mediated Communications. Political Communication and Public Spheres.
  • Informatics for Education. Computer Mediated Education. The e-literate society.
  • Networking Schools, Universities and Communities.
  • Citizenship in the Information Society. Citizenship, New Media and Political Action.
  • Informatics, Voting and Political Parties
  • Informatics and Political Campaigns.
  • Online Campaigning. On-line Polling. Political Advertising.
  • Leaders, Elections and Parties and New Media. Informational Power.
  • E-democracy and E-participation. Democracy and New Media.
  • The effects of mobile communication on public participation and political mobilization.
  • Political Information.
  • Informatics And Government
  • Electronic Government. Web-Enabled Government. Local E-government.
  • Telematics for Development. Telematics as Agent of Social Change.
  • Open Source for National and Local eGovernment Programs.
  • Citizens and Public Administration in the Information Age.
  • Open Source for National and Local eGovernment Programs.
  • Political Forces shaping Innovations and Diffusion of Information and Communication Technologies. Information Politics. The Politics of Inf.
  • E-administration. E-public services. Web Self-Service in the Public Sector.
  • E-Gov. Information Assurance.
  • Process Models and Software for E-democracy. E-communities.
  • Software for Dialog and Argumentation.
  • Intergovernmental Informatics.
  • Citizens and Governance in an Open Knowledge-Based Society.
  • E-reality and E-economy.
  • Cyberspace Security.
  • Ethical and Legal Issues related to Informatics
  • Ethical, Legal and societal Challenges of Cyberspace.
  • Legal Informatics.
  • Legal Knowledge and Information Systems.
  • Cyber-Ethics. Ethical issues in computing and Informatics.

Abstracts and Paper Drafts Submission Form
Papers might be submitted via web page at http://www.confinf.org/Pista03/WebSite2003/Submission.asp, as extended abstracts (500-2000 words) or as full papers drafts (2000-5000 words).

Reviews will be done for both kinds of submissions.

Invited Sessions proposals can be done filling the form given in the web page http://www.confinf.org/Pista03/InvitedSession2003/organizer.asp

More information about Invited Sessions Organization could be found at the web page http://www.confinf.org/Pista03/WebSite2003/ISOrganization.asp

Important Dates

  • May 07, 2003: Submission of extended abstracts (500-1500) words or paper drafts (2000-5000) words.
  • May 07, 2003: Invited session proposals.
  • May 28, 2003: Notifications of Acceptance.
  • June 18, 2003: Submission of final versions: hard copies and electronic versions.
  • July 31, 2003: Conference Starts
  • August 2, 2003: Conference Ends

Some invited sessions might have a different timetable according to its organizer and chair

Papers Reviewing and Publication
Submitted papers will be reviewed. Accepted papers, which should not exceed six single-spaced typed pages, will be published by means of paper and electronic proceedings. Authors of accepted papers must sign a copyright release form.

Registration Fees
The registration fees will be $290 before the deadline, and $340 after the deadline.

This fee will include exclusively:

  • A CD-ROM version of the Proceedings
  • One volume of the hard copy version of the Conference Proceedings.
  • Coffee breaks
  • Welcome Reception

Each registration fee might include just one paper, which presentation will be included in the conference program and published in the conference proceedings.

Audiovisual Equipment
The only audiovisual equipment provided for most meetings will be an overhead projector and a screen. Video projection or any other equipment, if needed, will have to be supplied by the presenter.

Conference Contact
Details can be found at the Conference web page: http://www.confinf.org/Pista03

Answers to specific questions can also be requested by e-mail:



We are looking forward to meeting you at Pista '03 conference, in Orlando.

Organizing Committee