University of Maryland

[Call for Papers] I2CS 2013 : 13th International Conference on Innovative Internet Community Systems 2013

March 13th, 2013 by


19 – 21 June 2013, Iserlohn, Germany

Submission Deadline: Apr 15, 2013
Notification Due: May 2, 2013
Final Version Due: May 15, 2013

I²CS solicits submissions of unpublished papers presenting research results, industrial experiences and applications, as well as detailed specifications of open problems.

Electronic submission is required. Full papers of no more than 12 pages, following the instructions for authors, and written in English should be submitted as PDF files using the EasyChair conference management system, available via

The selection of I²CS topics encompasses a wide range of aspects of Internet Community Systems: Foundations, technology, applications as well as socializations.

The topics include, but are not limited to original work in the following areas:

Foundations – Theories, models, algorithms for communities

Distributed algorithms and simulation models
Game theory, graph theory and cost models
Innovative communication protocols
Self organization and self stabilization
Security and privacy protection
Swarm intelligence and collaborative behavior
Smart world models and clouds

Technology – Distributed architectures and frameworks

Service-oriented architectures for communities
Peer-to-peer and grid architectures
Distributed community middleware for Web x.0
Software agents and adaptive systems
eHealth challenges and ambient assisted living
Community management in ad-hoc environments
Information retrieval and distributed ontologies

Applications and socialization – Communities on the move

Mobile Internet applications and user experience
Context and location awareness
Personalization and unique identifiers
Personal networks and social search
Social and business aspects of user generated content
Recommender solutions and expert profiles
Domain specific languages for semantic design

“Inspiration generates progress” is the motto of the 13th International Conference on Innovative Internet Community Systems I²CS, to be held in Iserlohn/Germany June 19 until 21, 2013, dedicated to challenging aspects around modern community systems. With the Research Institute for Telecommunication and Cooperation (FTK, Dortmund) and the FernUniversität in Hagen two excellent, German institutions will be the host of this event.

Due to the rapid evolution of web technologies and rich mobile Internet devices, ICT support for communities is possible on the next quality level. In search of innovative solutions, multi-disciplinary collaboration among researchers, service providers and industry partners is essential to invent novel Internet Community Systems.

We invite everybody interested in the above topics to contribute and participate in our event.