ICTeSSH 2020

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ICTeSSH 2020
International Conference on ICT enhanced Social Sciences and Humanities 2020
Event in series ICTeSSH
Dates 2020/06/29 (iCal) - 2020/07/01
Homepage: https://ictessh.uns.ac.rs/
Submitting link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ictessh2020
Location: Online, Online, Online
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Important dates
Workshops: 2020/01/15
Submissions: 2019/11/29
Notification: 2020/01/31
General chairs: Dragan Ivanović
Keynote speaker: Brian Nosek, Loet Leydersdorff, Anneke Zuiderwijk, Sören Auer, Nees Jan van Eck
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Virtual event - originally planned: Amsterdam, Netherlands, June 29 - July 01, 2020

The organizers of ICTeSSH 2020 have no choice but to hold the conference as a virtual meeting due to the global COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic and decision of the Dutch Government to ban organization of large events until September 2020. Anyway, we are looking forward to host up to 1,000 attendees and more than 25 speakers in a virtual environment. The participation in the conference will be free of charge thanks to our sponsors.

Key Facts about the Conference

  • a three-day virtual conference,
  • free to attend,
  • 5 great keynote speakers, all together cited more than 140,000 time according to the Google Scholar database,
  • the attractive topic and nice program with 17 papers presentations and a panel discussion,
  • 2 workshops and 1 training,
  • an ICT quiz with 500 euros prize award for the winner,
  • respectful sponsors.

Important Dates

  • Dates of the conference: June 29th – July 1st, 2020
  • Deadline for abstract submission: November 29th, 2019
  • Notification of acceptance: January 31st, 2020
  • Deadline for workshop/training proposal submission: January 15th, 2020
  • Participation in the conference is free of charge, but registration is mandatory and number of places is limited. Deadline for registration - May 31st, 2020

About ICTeSSH 2020 SSH researchers should be awakened to the huge possibilities and avenues for research based on ICT. The future of science is about multidisciplinary collaboration and applying new technologies. ICT tools for SSH researchers already exist, such as research-oriented social networking sites and tools to support scientific research, to manage labs and data, and to enable better communication. These tools could change the way SSH researchers carry out research, collaborate, disseminate and evaluate research outputs. The International Conference on Information-communication technologies enhanced Social Sciences and Humanities (ICTeSSH) is a three day annual conference where stakeholders come together for an open discussion to talk about the changing research ecosystem in SSH fields in the digital age due to the extremely fast development of ICT.

The ICTeSSH 2020 online conference aims to bring together leading SSH researchers, computer scientists, informaticians, publishers, librarians, vendors of research ICT tools, SSH decision makers and others, to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of ICT enhanced Social Sciences and Humanities. In addition, the conference aims to discuss promising new ideas and identify new potential collaborators.


List of Themes

The ICTeSSH Programme Committee proposes to explore each of the following themes through the programme, however it is also open to considering proposals that may not strictly seem to fit into any of the five proposed themes:

Performing research – There are a lot of tools which can help SSH researchers to perform research. This theme includes, but is not limited to, the following sub-themes:

  • ICT based methodologies and algorithms for SSH research
  • eScience
  • HPC, GPU, simulation techniques, computationally-intensive data analysis
  • Web Science
  • Digital infrastructures for SSH
  • for doing research, writing, reviewing, publishing and assessing research, as well as for outsourcing experiments
  • Data tools
  • data visualization tools, survey and statistic tools, computation of data, big data, machine learning, deep learning techniques, etc.
  • Citizen science / people-powered research
  • data gathering tools to help you involve the general public in your research efforts (an example of tool: https://www.zooniverse.org/)
  • Exploring literature
  • Google Scholar, Microsoft Academic Search, Zotero, Reference managers, automatic recommendation system, automatic literature review, Article visualization tools – these enhance your reading experience, for instance, by helping you navigate from one paper to another
  • The Internet of things
  • connecting instrumentation to the Internet
  • Software source code tools
  • to help the development of research software

Collaboration – Research cannot stay buried in the lab any more, and researchers all over the world should collaborate. Science is an increasingly collaborative endeavour because research problems tackled by today’s SSH researchers require a variety of expertise, skills and scientific equipment. There is a set of ICT tools that help researchers reach out to other researchers and find expertise for new collaborations. This theme includes, but is not limited to, the following sub-themes:

  • Research-orientated social networks / social networks
  • Tools for finding potential collaborators
  • Virtual research environments
  • Bibliometric analysis of publication and collaboration patterns in the digital age
  • Collaborative writing of textual documents
  • Collaborative development of data
  • Collaborative development of source code
  • Telecoms and meetings
  • Communication tools
  • Infrastructure for research communication

Dissemination – Some ICT tools help SSH researchers to communicate their research outputs to the general public. Managing large sets of data and programming code is already unavoidable for most researchers. Tools have been developed to efficiently store and share data, code, publications and other research objects. This theme includes, but is not limited to, the following sub-themes:

  • Find and share data
  • tools which help researchers to disseminate and find data and samples
  • Data, publication and software source code repositories
  • Open science and open data
  • FAIR principles
  • Experiment and study protocol repositories
  • Research object / multimedia repositories
  • Research-orientated social networks
  • Web search engines and research objects
  • Selection of journal for publishing papers
  • Journal finder, publisher copyright and self-archiving policies
  • Executable papers

Management – ICT could make management tasks much easier. Also, there are some new options for funding and evaluation of project proposals and results. This theme includes, but is not limited to, the following sub-themes:

  • Laboratory and project management
  • Electronic laboratory notebooks
  • Crowdfunding
  • tools that help you collect funds for research from others
  • Evaluation of research
  • peer-review, altmetrics, national bibliographic databases, publication forums, etc.
  • CRIS systems, institutional repositories, bibliographic databases, citation databases
  • Scientometrics/bibliometrics analysis of SSH field based on various citation databases

Skills – There is so much for everyone to learn about how to use ICT to enhance SSH research. Senior researchers should ‘unlearn’ habits from the past and embrace academic culture change. SSH researchers should acquire the right skills in scholarly communications and keep these up to date. This theme includes, but is not limited to, the following sub-themes:

  • Data & software carpentry
  • Integration of various ICT tools
  • Library services for supporting the digital SSH
  • Publication

The authors with accepted submissions will be invited to submit full papers for publishing in the ICTeSSH 2020 open-access proceedings indexed in WoS published by ITM Web conferences.


General Chair

  • Dragan Ivanović, University of Novi Sad, Serbia


  • Yannis Velegrakis, Utrecht University, Netherlands
  • Tim Engels, University of Antwerp, Belgium
  • Georgia Kapitsaki, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
  • Emanuel Kulczycki, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland
  • Joel Azzopardi, University of Malta, Malta
  • Miloš Jovanović, Fraunhofer Institute, Germany
  • Colin Layfield, University of Malta, Malta
  • Nelious Boshoff, CREST, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
  • Hanna-Mari Puuska, CSC, Finland
  • Francesco Guerra, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
  • Birgit Schmidt, Universität Göttingen, Germany
  • Gilles Falquet, Université de Genève, Switzerland
  • Valeria Brasse, Information Systems for Research and Innovation , France
  • Dušan Surla, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
  • Lai Ma, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Lidija Ivanović, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
  • Raf Guns, University of Antwerp & ECOOM, Belgium
  • Jayavel Amudhavel, VIT Bhopal University, India
  • Organized by: Sci2zero - a global non-profit organization for development and promotion of Science 2.0

Keynote Speakers

  • Brian Nosek: Crowdsourcing Science
  • Loet Leydersdorff: How Are “Big Data” a Challenge to the Social Sciences?
  • Anneke Zuiderwijk: Open Research Data sharing and use by means of infrastructural and institutional arrangements
  • Sören Auer: From papers to knowledge: Representing scientific contributions in the Open Research Knowledge Graph
  • Nees Jan van Eck: Visual exploration of scientific literature using VOSviewer and CitNetExplorer