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Informing Science Institute
in collaboration with

Universidada Fernando Pessoa

in Porto, Portugal, 
a UNESCO designated World Heritage Site,
Professor Luis Borges Gouveia

and Conference Chairs UFP University Salvato Trigo, Rector, Universidade Fernando PessoaRector Rector Salvato Trigo and Associate Professor Luis Borges Gouveia invite you to attend the 2013 InSITE Multi-conferences from June 30 - July 6 with paper sessions taking place on the campus of Universidade Fernando Pessoa on July 2-5.

 Prof. T. Grandon Gill   

Keynote by Professor T. Grandon Gill, Professor at the University of South Florida
on Complexity, Cybernetics, and Informing Science: Building a Better Mousetrap  Gill on Memorial and announcement of Zbigniew Gackowski Informing Science Research Award  Professor Paulo Fonseca Matos Silva Ramos on using marketing techniques to inform buyers on the value of purchasing wine Luis Borges-Gouveia, Associate Professor, University Fernando Pessoa on Informing at the new UFP Hospital: playing with information and the digital challenge talk: ISI Governor Linda V. Knight "Conceptualizing and Framing an Effective Mentoring Review: Meeting the Needs of Both Your Paper's Authors and Your Paper's Editor"  

The multiconference includes four conferences:

July 1, 2, 6
July 3-5
Learning from Applications
of Theory: Field trips

Teaching and Learning about IT

Technology Enhanced Learning Environments

Informing Science Research

InSITE: =Connect= consists of study in various locations on the transmission of information across time and across space. Connectfocuses on the interrelationship between context (historical forces and culture) and information and knowledge transfer.

InSITE: Inform solicits papers in any area that explores issues in effectively and efficiently informing clients through IT (information technology).

InSITE: TeachIT focuses on research topics related to teaching IT, including curricular issues, capstone courses, pedagogy, and emerging topics in IT.

InSITE: TeLE focuses on research topics related to using IT to teach. For example, these topics include e-Learning, m-Learning, making classroom teaching more effective, and distance learning.

You can attend all or just part of the conference.

All submissions undergo blind review by six or more external referees. Accepted papers of delegates are published in either the conference proceedings or one of the Institute's journals.

the transdiscipline of Informing Science

Inform: The purpose of Informing Science is to encourage and enable the sharing of knowledge and collaboration among the wide variety of fields that use information technology to inform clients. Here are some of these areas:
Communications, Communicating Meaning, Community and Society, Computer Science, Data Communications, Distance Education, eCommerce, Education, Government, Health Care, Medicine, History, Information Science & Library, Journalism, Justice and Law, Mathematics, Philosophical Issues, Psychology, Public Policy, Sociology, Technology, Working Together.
IT Education TeachIT: Papers that cover research in Information Technology Education, such as Curriculum and Techniques for teaching IT are invited.
IT for Education TeLE: Papers that deal with any aspect of knowledge, eLearning, mLearning, and learning objects (theory, practice, innovation, and research ) are invited
Special Topics The conference is especially interested in papers on the topics:
  • Misinforming/Misinformation and Bias in informing systems.
  • Teaching and mentoring of doctoral students
  • Art and Design as elements of informing clients
  • The art and science of informing clients
  • Case Method of Teaching

Organized by the Informing Science Institute
Eli Cohen and Elizabeth Boyd


The conference CCISEThe conference CCISE '13 is collocated with InSITE 2013 so delegates can attend both with just one conference fee.  
Paper submissions for CCISE is handled on their website.


Here are some tutorials to help you  out with using the Icarus Peer Reviewing System. The tutorials are currently in PDF format, and will be constantly updated. When opening the link, right click on the PDF file and choose the option "Full-screen multimedia" so that you can watch the tutorial while being able to pause, fast-forward, and rewind it at will. You can also download the tutorial by right clicking on the posted links, and choosing to "save link as".

How to set up your profile

How to become a reviewer

How to submit a paper

How to review an article

Paper submission opens in September and remain open through the end of November. 

Reviewer Sign Up info will be here soon.  We hope you will volunteer to review three paper during December and early January if you are sure that you will have the time (because your colleagues are counting on you), will accept for review outside your own speciality, and agree to provide a page or two of mentoring feedback to the author.   Productive reviewers receive $50 USD discount on their own conference registration fee.

Important Deadlines

Nov 30, 2012

Last day to submit a paper for the conference to undergo complete review

Feb 15, 2013

Author notified of decision regarding submission.

Mar 15, 2013

Final paper due.

Last day to earn "early payment" discount by paying the conference registration fee

For a paper to appear in the proceedings (web), at least one author must register and pay their registration fee by April 15.  For a paper to appear in the schedule, at least one author must register and pay their registration fee by May 1.

Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be made in writing. Delegates canceling their registration prior to April 15 will receive a full refund (minus a $25 administration fee). Any delegate canceling from April 15  until May 1 will receive a refund of 75% of their fees (minus a $25 administration fee) and the submission, if any, will not be published.

While cancellations after May 1 cannot be refunded, the delegate may substitute another to take his or her place. [The reason for these requirements is that we need to order and pay for food, printed material, formatting of papers, and other items well in advance of the conference. The conference pays for these, whether or not you attend.]  Should a delegate be unable to attend, we will send the conference materials via airmail for an additional $50 shipping and handling fee.

Obtain your own visa and funding. Delegates are responsible for obtaining their own visa, securing their own accommodations, and paying their own expenses.

Apr 15, 2013

For paper to appear in printed conference book, at least one author must have paid registration by April 15.

Hotel Discounts Expire.  Our website contains discounted prices for conference goers at hotels, but these discounts expire this month, the exact date being set by the hotel.

May 1, 2013

After May 1, registration fee is not refundable, but a substitute delegate may be provided.

For paper to appear in the schedule, at least one author must have paid registration by this date.