26 calls for papers (calls are open until 27 February 2015) and other programme items are by now online:
- 3 independent conference series joined the hitherto existing Foundations of Information Science conferences to form the Summit of the International Society for Information Studies (another organisation might follow in January);
- 20 tracks by different organisations and individuals cover topics in all thematic lines (fundamentals of information processes and problems of social information processes) and sub-lines (see programme);
- 3 other events (a panel discussion with 3 keynotes, a round table, and another panel) have already been fixed (they form the spearhead of others to follow).
Besides the 3 organisers that are in charge of the conference streams, 17 organisations are co-organisers. 7 sponsors and 3 partners provide the Summit with financial and non-material support.
22 Speakers are confirmed so far. A long list of International Programme Committee members gives evidence of the backing by the scientific community. 11 journals will be open for the review of full papers after the Summit.
– That’s an intermediate result just before festivities start at the end of the year 2014. Let’s hope that 2015 will bring progress in the direction of a peaceful and just future in harmony with nature. Our Summit will certainly help towards a shift in that very direction.
The programme will be updated on an ongoing basis.
Let’s take care of the future (that photo shows a section of a painting by Austrian artists Helmut Kurz-Goldenstein and Magdalena Steiner on global challenges, a work commissioned by Wolfgang Hofkirchner in 1989)!