The 6th International Scientific Conference "Information Science in the Age of Change"

Warsaw, 18 – 19 May 2023

Science in the Face of Modern Times: Information Wars

Faculty of Journalism, Information and Book Studies
Department of Information Studies
University of Warsaw

Call for Papers

The widespread diffusion and rapid development of digital information technologies, social media, citizen journalism, as well as smart technologies that control surrounding devices or entire industries, bring with them not only opportunities for faster flow and better use of information but also dangers of cyber-terrorism, disinformation, and all aspects of wars waged in cyberspace.

Reflection on disinformation phenomena, as well as the theoretical basis for countering them, belong to the research fields of various disciplines of the humanities and social sciences: social communication and media sciences (information studies, media studies), security sciences, political science, but also philosophy or sociology.
We would like the planned conference to become a field for the exchange of ideas and reflections of representatives of various disciplines on the proposed topic so that we can jointly propose a set of tools to combat fake news or develop a substructure of principles to combat disinformation.

For many years, our conferences have served to exchange the experience of researchers from various scientific disciplines, dealing with the problems of developing modern information technologies and their applications in information services in various fields of academic research and practical activities. We hope that this time, too, this tradition will be fulfilled.

Conference themes

The leading theme of the conference will be information wars. The proposed theme combines all current major contemporary social problems, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, the war in Ukraine, the energy crisis, and the climate catastrophe.

The scope of the conference covers a wide range of theoretical and practical aspects of modern tools and methods used for information warfare. Planned discussions will include the following topics:

  • Information architecture and information security
  • Information architecture as a tool against disinformation
  • UX research and information wars
  • Information bubbles
  • Cyberterrorism
  • Dark patterns and news service design
  • Citizen journalism
  • Fact-checking
  • Information competence of users
  • Media manipulation
  • Modern information infrastructure, its security and attacks on it
  • New communication technologies
  • Information quality assessment
  • Social information networks
  • Wars in cyberspace
  • Information wars
  • The phenomenon of fake news

Scientific Committee

Chair:

  • prof. dr hab. Barbara Sosińska-Kalata (UW)

Members:

  • prof. dr hab. Wiesław Babik (UJ, Prezydent ISKO-PL)
  • prof. Emmanuelle Chevry-Pébayle (Université de Strasbourg, France)
  • prof. dr hab. Ewa Głowacka (UMK)
  • dr hab. Michał Głowacki, prof. UW
  • dr hab. Mirosław Górny, prof. UAM
  • dr hab. Anna Jupowicz-Ginalska, prof. UW
  • dr hab. Monika Kaczmarek-Śliwińska, prof. UW
  • prof. Tibor Koltay (Eszterházy Károly University, Hungary)
  • dr hab. Maria Łoszewska-Ołowska (UW)
  • dr hab. Katarzyna Materska, prof. UŚ
  • prof. dr hab. Mieczysław Muraszkiewicz (PW, ISKO)
  • dr hab. Maria Próchnicka, prof. UJ
  • dr hab. Diana Pietruch-Reizes, prof. UJ
  • dr hab. Michał Rogoż, prof. UP
  • dr hab. Remigiusz Sapa, prof. UJ
  • dr hab. Jacek Tomaszczyk, prof. UŚ
  • mgr Anna Wołodko, University of Warsaw Library
  • prof. dr hab. Jadwiga Woźniak-Kasperek (UW, ISKO)

Applications for conference participation

Applications for the conference will be accepted until April 30, 2023, by email to infowars2023@gmail.com. Registration of the application is subject to payment of the conference fee.

Registration form

Conference fee

Please pay the conference fee to the account of the Faculty of Journalism, Information and Book Studies of the University of Warsaw (PL-00-310 Warsaw; 2/4 Bednarska Street).
06 1160 2202 0000 0003 0134 7686
Bank name: Bank Millenium SA
SWIFT: BIGBPLPW
IBAN: PL06 1160 2202 0000 0003 0134 7686

Conference fee: 150 Euro (or 175 Euro including the banquet fee) (last day for registration and rates is 30 April 2023)
In the title of the transfer, please write “Information Science” and the name of the participant.
As part of the conference fee, the participant, in addition to participation in the conference, is provided:

  • conference materials
  • catering in 2 coffee breaks (first and second day of the conference)
  • lunch on the first and second day of the conference
  • participation in the gala dinner on the first day of the conference (for those interested)
  • a peer-reviewed conference proceedings book.

Information for paper and poster authors

  1. The title of the paper or poster along with an abstract (300 to 600 words) should be submitted by email to infowars2023@gmail.com by January 15, 2023.
  2. Notification on acceptance of a paper or poster will be sent to authors by February 15, 2023.
  3. The full text of the paper or poster should be submitted by email by May 10, 2023. Selected texts will be included in a peer-reviewed conference proceedings book. Detailed guidelines for authors will be provided with notification on acceptance of the proposed paper.

Expected presentation time:  20 minutes

Please follow the instructions fo abstract submission:

Title of the Contribution

Author’s Name and Surname
Author’s affiliation including the name of the institution, city, country and e-mail

Abstracts should be 500 words in length (not more than one page inclusive with title, affiliations, abstract body, references and keywords) and should state the objectives, methodology, and outcomes of the contribution clearly. This template should be used both papers (15 minutes + 5 minutes Q&A) and posters (display and explain). Contributions must be prepared by using the MS Word.
Abstracts should be formatted for A4 paper, and using Times New Roman font type. Abstracts must contain the title of the paper (15 point font) and the authors’ names, affiliations and email addresses (10 point font) which should all be centered. Please email completed abstracts templates to infowars2023@gmail.com

Reference style and citations
The format for citations in text for bibliographic references follows the APA 6th ed. References in 9 point type should be listed alphabetically at the end of the paper using an unnumbered style with a hanging indentation.

References
Bauin, S., & Rothman, H. (1992). Impact of journals as proxies for citation counts. In P. Weingart, R. Sehringer, & M. Winterhager (Eds.), Representations of science and technology (pp. 225–239). Leiden: DSWO Press.

Borgman, C. L. (Ed.). (1990). Scholarly communication and bibliometrics. London: Sage.

Buckland, M., & Gey, F. (1994). The relationship between recall and precision. Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 45, 12–19.

Hoppe, K., Ammersbach, K., Lutes-Schaab, B., & Zinssmeister, G. (1990). EXPRESS: An experimental interface for factual information retrieval. In J.-L. Vidick (Ed.), Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (ACM SIGIR ’91) (pp. 63–81). Brussels: ACM.

Kling, R. & Elliott, M. (1994). Digital library for usability. Retrieved July 19, 2011 from http://www.csdl.tamu.edu/DL94/paper/kling.html

Keywords: A minimum of 3 and maximum of 5 keywords should be added. Commas should be used to separate keywords
Conference themes: A minimum of 1 and maximum of 3 conference themes that fit in your contribution should be added. Commas should be used to separate themes.

Registration form

Patronage

International Society for Knowledge Organization
Newspoint
Magazynu Medioznawcy
Polskie Towarzystwo Komunikacji Społecznej

Sponsors

Architects

Organizing Committee

Chair:

  • Dr hab. Piotr Tafiłowski, prof. UW

 

Members:

  • Karalina Silkina (secretary)
  • Malwina Żuchniewicz
  • Ksenia Wróblewska
  • Agnieszka Wojtukiewicz
  • Martyna Dudziak-Kisio

 

e-mail: infowars2023@gmail.com