International Conference on Infrastructures and Cooperation in e-Science and e-Humanities

"die tagungslounge", Leipzig (Germany)

June 5, 2014 – June 6, 2014

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New: Watch the presentations of the "flipped conference track" and
share your thoughts and comments with the authors and conference participants:


From the very beginning, when John Taylor introduced “e-science”, the term did not only comprise infrastructure as an enabler of scientific discovery, but also “global collaboration in key areas of science” (Taylor 1999). Today, almost fifteen years later, as computer technologies and digital tools pervade the academic world, it is time to ask what changes are implied when an “e” is added to science?

The International Conference on Infrastructures and Cooperation in e-Science and e-Humanities invites submissions that address current questions and solutions related to technologies or applications as well as their implications on the conduct of science. It aims at investigating digitally enhanced academic activities from a technological as well as social scientific perspective.

Relevant topics and questions include, but are not limited to the following fields:

Invention, design and implementation of information and communication technologies to enable, enhance or empower academic activities (field 1):

  • What are the typical characteristics of technologies and tools that have been developed particularly for the academic context? Which special features do they have to offer?
  • Which technologies stimulate and support interdisciplinary and/or collaborative scientific work?
  • Which technology trends are emerging? How will technologies form the research landscape during the next years?


Analysis of academic processes, business models, and needs (field 2):

  • What technologies and tools are used in different disciplines and in what stage of the scientific work process? What are the relevant experiences of scientists?
  • How can the process of academic knowledge production be measured? What does data tell about scientific progress and success?
  • What are working strategies of error control when processing huge amounts of data with the help of supercomputers?
  • What is needed or what makes open access a success story?
  • Is there a perceived need by the institutions for an e-science support of their scientists?


Social and cultural influences and outcomes related to the use of technology in academic activities (field 3):

  • How do technologies affect and change the academic work process?
  • What is the epistemological contribution digital technologies and tools do afford? Where are the limits?
  • What are new requirements scientists have to face when working with digital technologies and tools in the research process?
  • Is collaboration actually enhanced by the help of digital tools?
  • What enhances the usage of any web 2.0 technologies at work?

Submission Process

Authors are invited to submit papers with original work corresponding with one of the thematic fields described above. Papers should be submitted via the online conference system available at:

All papers will be peer reviewed. A selection of the best conference papers will be published by Springer. All other papers will be published as open access electronic conference proceedings.

A special track of the conference will experiment with the innovative format of a “flipped conference”. Here, presentation videos will be shared prior to the conference via an online platform, and the meeting in Leipzig will be used in innovative and productive ways – depending on the ideas of the presenters. Authors are invited to submit extended abstracts (500-1000 words) or videos that describe what they want to present and in what way they would like to present it. Successful authors will be invited to participate in the special track. All presentations in this track will be subject to public peer evaluation prior to the conference. The best rated presentation will be awarded a plenary session time slot at the conference, and will have the conference fees waived. Parallel submission to both the regular and the special track is possible.

Click here for more information on the flipped conference track.


Timetable (regular conference track)

20.04.2014 Extended Deadline for submission of full paper

10.05.2014 Feedback of review results (double-blind)

01.06.2014 Submission of final version full paper (camera ready)


Timetable (flipped conference track)

20.04.2014 Extended Deadline for submission of abstract

30.04.2014 Feedback of review results

18.05.2014 Submission of presentation to online platform

03.06.2014 Closing date for formative peer evaluation on online platform



Organizing Committee

Prof. Dr. Carsten Felden (Institut für Wirtschaftsinformatik, TU Bergakademie Freiberg)

Prof. Dr. Klaus Hering (Fakultät Informatik, Mathematik und Naturwissenschaften, HTWK Leipzig)

Prof. Dr. Thomas Köhler (Medienzentrum, Technische Universität Dresden)

Dr. Steffen Albrecht (Medienzentrum, Technische Universität Dresden)

Sabrina Herbst (Medienzentrum, Technische Universität Dresden)

Claudia Koschtial (Institut für Wirtschaftsinformatik, TU Bergakademie Freiberg)

Dr. Daniela Pscheida (Medienzentrum, Technische Universität Dresden)

Dr. Toni Tontchev (Fakultät Informatik, Mathematik und Naturwissenschaften, HTWK Leipzig)


Program Committee

Prof. Dr. Daniel Apollon (Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies, University of Bergen)

Prof. Dr. Andrea Back (Institut für Wirtschaftsinformatik, Universität St. Gallen)

Prof. Dr. Peter Chamoni (Mercator School of Management, Universität Duisburg-Essen)

Prof. Dr. Roland Gabriel (Lehrstuhl für Wirtschaftsinformatik, Ruhr-Universität Bochum)

Prof. Dr. Christoph Lattemann (Business Administration and Information Management, Jacobs University Bremen)

Prof. Dr. Ulrike Lucke (Institute of Computer Science, Universität Potsdam)

Dr. Jan-Hinrik Schmidt (Hans-Bredow-Institut für Medienforschung, Hamburg)

Prof. Dr. Andrzej M. Skullmowski (AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakau)


The International Conference on Infrastructures and Cooperation in e-Science and e-Humanities is organized by the eScience - Research Network Saxony, funded by the European Social Fonds, in co-operation with the Institute for Applied Informatics (InfAI) e.V., Leipzig.