Wednesday, March 29, 2023

[DMANET] 7th International Conference on Internet Science (INSCI 2023): Fifth Call for Papers

*** Fifth Call for Papers ***

7th International Conference on Internet Science (INSCI 2023)

September 13-15, 2023, 5* St. Raphael Resort, Limassol, Cyprus

Submissions due: May 1, 2023 (AoE)

(Proceedings to be published by Springer in LNCS; Best Paper Award
sponsored by Springer with 300 EUR)

"Internet for Survival": How the effective and democratic evolution of the
Internet towards an infrastructure/ecosystem supporting resilience and
equality depends on deeply intertwined considerations rooted in technological,
social and economic sciences.  

INSCI is a multidisciplinary conference that brings together scholars and practitioners
at the intersection of technological, social and economic sciences seeking to learn
how the Internet can be used to make our world a better place. Its insights are
expected to create a better understanding of this complex socio-technical system we
call "Internet", for instance to inform political decisions on the technological priorities
for public funding and to drive a more sustainable and equitable development of the
innovation and social ecosystems it supports.

INSCI welcomes fundamental and applied multidisciplinary research, including policy-
oriented studies and works offering technological solutions, that investigate the role
of Internet for sustainable development, social and economic resilience, collective
intelligence, reliable information processing and protection, and, more generally, for
a holistic understanding of societal transformations, governance shifts and innovation

INSCI welcomes works done in interdisciplinary teams that may include computer
scientists, sociologists, policy makers, economists, designers and artists, or complex
system scholars, among others, preferably uniting expertise from social, economic
and technical sciences. This kind of work is expected to close the gap between
societal / economic impact and requirements and technological developments, seen
as both drivers and consequences of each other.

Thus, INSCI 2023 welcomes submissions to a wide range of topics including but not
limited to the following list.


Green, Sustainability, and Innovation
• The challenges of Responsible Research and Innovation on Internet solution
• The technological, social and economic benefits of Transnational and Inter-Cultural
• Internet solutions supporting Environmental policies related to Climate Change
• Green Computing in a holistic perspective: trade-offs of computing power, social
benefits, economic and environmental impacts (e.g. blockchains)
• Design, Implementation, and Analysis of Novel Platforms for alternative distributed
economic models
• Distributed environmental awareness: creating a collective consciousness of
environmental issues and possible solutions at individual and collective level.
Collective intelligence, sensing and action
• Energy optimisation from from networked production to shared consumption,
relying on top-down and bottom-up approaches
• Networks for circular economy models: conceiving and putting in place platforms
and solutions effectively supporting circular and social economy models,
collaborative making, art and creativity.

Enabling Technologies, Applications and Infrastructures
• Social implications of Reinforcement Algorithms, Machine Learning and Intelligent
• Feasibility and social /economic aspects of Algorithms for mediation content
• Data Sovereignty and inclusion aspects of Cloud, Grid and Cluster Computing
• Recommender, Adaptive and Context Aware Systems: design, social and inclusion
aspects, feasibility and adoption
• Networking and Wireless Systems as enablers: inclusion, health, privacy and
pervasiveness aspects
• People-driven Internet Technologies and Applications, including Collaborative
Platforms & Social Search, Open Data and New Interfaces 

Societal Structures
• How will Internet of Things change Society and interaction models
• Digital Competences and Participation
• Virtual Communities and Behavioural Patterns: how are they affected by the
technological platforms being used 
• Knowledge, Education, Technology Enhanced Learning, and Societal Web Impact on
Internet Evolution 
• Offline and Online Human Behaviour with Emphasis on Social Media and Online/ER/
VR Interactions 

Digital Politics and Governance
• Internet and Political Participation
• Online Political Freedoms in Policing and in Effect: Regional and Local Perspectives,
technological impacts and requirements
• Citizen Involvement into Decision-Making: Platforms, Actors, and Experiences
• Political Discussions Online: Issues and Groups Behind Them, technical and
collaborative solutions to moderate them
• E-governance Practices of Today's Authorities across the world
• Internet regulation: Security vs. Openness

Free Communication Patterns and Democracy
• Freedom of Speech Online: a Contested Area of Policing
• Algorithms as New Total Communicative Power
• Extremist and Radical Talk Online and Policies or socio-Technical solutions to
counteract it
• Universal Internet Freedoms vs. Dark Web
• Participatory Democracy and Budgeting: citizens' involvement in democratic
processes, for more equal and inclusive resource allocation
• Cognitive, Psychological Aspects and Incentive Mechanisms for online Engagement,
Collaboration and Participation  (smart citizenship, e-literacy, participation skills,
decision support and recommendations for informed citizens and collective actions)
• E-Democracy and E-Participation: risks and opportunities, lessons learnt from
currently deployed solutions (e.g. e-voting, Decidim)
• Reliable online information: collaborative models and processes to produce/qualify
online information (e.g. post-truth Practices Online, filter bubble and fact checking),
for health (e.g. vaccination), democracy (international decision-making, political
campaigns, opinion and sentiment modelling, governmental censure and influence),
economy (product labelling, ethical marketing), safety of online ecosystems (children
protection, fake news, digital rebels)
• Crowdsourcing: implications, enablers

Sustainable Network Economy
• Legal, economic, technological and innovation hurdles related to Intellectual
Property and the Digital Commons 
• New Collaborative Markets Analytics 
• Economic Power of Online Platforms: Expropriation of Digital Labour, Open Data
solutions and their applicability
• Digital Corporations: World Leaders and Regional Alternatives
• Analogous Elites, Technological Precariat
• Digital Professions and Reshaping of Online Labour Markets
• New decentralised economic models: enabling and sustaining a distributed
ecosystem of platforms and solutions intrinsically respectful of privacy, self-
disclosure and digital sovereignty
• The consumer perspective: unlawful profiling, discrimination and lock-in,
automated contracts and warranties

Global Access Opportunities
• Internet Resilience: Defining/Comparing non-disconnection Technologies,
Monitoring Approaches and Internet Governance Models ensuring resiliency and
citizens' empowerment and sovereignty
• Global and Local Faces of Today's Digital Divide
• Comparing existing and future Open Distance Education and Life-long Learning
Environments on online/Virtual Reality Platforms, Practices Around the World
• Global Media Online: Translation and Language Divide
• Empowerment of Disabled with New Body Extensions
• Post-human and Tech-human Individuals and Societies

Data Sharing and Protection
• Data Openness vs. User Protection: tech and social aspects of open data policies
• Limits of Privacy and Anonymization, their dependance on technological solutions
and intended applications
• Clouds, Big Data and Data Protection Regulation vs. knowledge sharing and open
• Global Tech Powers and Alternative Solutions based on decentralisation
• Open Science and Access to Scientific Production: technological enablers, platform
governance, economic and innovation aspects


• Submission of Papers: May 1, 2023 (AoE)
• Notification of Decision: July 1, 2023
• Camera-Ready Submission: July 15, 2023
• Author Registration Deadline: July 15. 2023


All submitted papers must:
• Describe original results that have not been accepted or submitted for publication
• Be written in English and be submitted in PDF format
• Contain author names, affiliations, and email addresses
• Be formatted according to the Springer's LNCS format Proceedings template: 
• Contain three to seven keywords characterizing the paper, to be indicated at the
end of the abstract
• Be submitted via the conference system in EasyChair, using the submission link:

Full paper submissions should not exceed 15 pages (including all text, figures,
references and appendices). We encourage a length of 12 pages for full papers. The
Program Committee reserves the right to accept a submission as a short paper.
Submissions not conforming to the LNCS format, exceeding the submission page
limits or being obviously out of the scope of the conference, will be rejected without


All submissions will be evaluated by at least three members of the international
Program Committee, with a mix of social, economic and technological expertise.

The review process will be single-blind.

Selection will be based on:
• Degree of interdisciplinarity (between social, economic and/or technical sciences)
• Novelty and technical merit
• Relevance of the generated insights for the future Internet development

The best paper will be sponsored with 300 EUR by Springer.


Camera-ready submissions should be corrected by following the remarks of the
reviewers and submitted using the same submission link in zip format including:
• The camera-ready version of the authors' work in pdf format
• The camera-ready version of the authors' work in editable sources format
• The Consent to Publish signed in ink and scanned to image file


Accepted papers will be presented at INSCI2023 and published in the conference
proceedings volume, which will be published in the Springer Lecture Notes in
Computer Science (LNCS). Authors of selected best papers from the conference will
be contacted in order to consider submission of an expanded version of their papers
for publication in a special issue to be organised with the international journal
Future Internet (, published by


General Chair
• George A. Papadopoulos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

Program Chairs
• Vasileios Mezaris, Information Technologies Institute, Greece
• Fabrizio Sestini, European Commission DG CONNECT, Belgium

Steering & Program Committees

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