InSITE 2018: Informing Science + IT Education Conferences: La Verne California

Jun 23 - 28 2018, La Verne, California, United States 

University of La Verne

Printable Call for Papers

Informing Science Institute
University of La Verne

invite you to attend the

2018 InSITE Conference

with theme
Our Next Leap Forward

held in Southern California

Workshops * Paper Sessions * Networking Missions
Research (Empirical, Qualitative, Theoretical, Student, Research-in-Progress reports), Panels, Poster, Project Reports, Case Studies, Abstracts Only Submissions considered


Hosted By


  • Seta Boghikian-Whitby
  • Yehia Mortagy


  • Jason Opdycke, CTO Microsoft DoD
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Important Deadlines

Dec. 15

Reviewing Starts.  Papers submitted in November and early December undergo the most complete and mentoring review and are the most likely to be selected for fast-tracking (publication in one of ISI's journals for the highest quality submissions.) However, submissions will be accepted after this date.

Feb. 15

Author notified of decision regarding submission.

March 15

Final, revised, and camera-ready 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 before 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May 1 will receive a refund of 75% of their fees (minus a $25 administration fee) and the submission, if any, will not be published.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 visa and funding. Delegates are responsible for obtaining their own visa, securing their own accommodations, and paying their own expenses.  You need to apply for your visa early.  Allow at least two months.

April 15

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

May 1

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

Topics of Interest

  • The art and science of informing clients
  • Misinforming / Disinformation and Bias in informing systems
  • Teaching and mentoring of doctoral students
  • Information Technology for Education
  • Lifelong Learning
  • eSkills and Civil Society
  • Preparing Doctoral Students
  • Post Secondary Education

Conference Tracks

  • _No specific track (many will select this)
  • "Fake News": Bias, Misinformation, Disinformation, Propaganda, and fictious reporting of news
  • Transdisciplinarity and Knowledge Transfer Across Sectors
  • Case Method of Teaching
  • Mentoring and Teaching Doctoral Students
  • Teach IT: Teaching and Learning of IT
  • Cyber Security
  • Digital Excellence: Impact, Inclusion, and Imagination
  • Information Security (computer science perspective)
  • Informing Science Research and Application
  • Student Research: Masters & Doctoral Program Research in Progress
  • Technology Enhanced Learning Environments
  • The Art and Science of Informing

Awards & Grants

  • Zbigniew J. Gackowski Memorial Award for Contributions to the Transdiscipline Informing Science
  • Best Paper Awards – for Misinformation, Disinformation and Bias, Doctoral Studies, Informing Science Research, Discussion Case Study, IT Education, Education using IT, Lifelong Learning, and Post-secondary Education
  • Best Student (Doctoral Research) Paper


  • One year of ISI membership included with paid registration (a $75 value)
  • Productive Reviewer for InSITE 2018 - $50
  • Early Payment Discount - $50 for payments received by March 15

Special Thanks to members of the organizing committee

  1. Boghikian-Whitby, Seta                 - College of Arts and Science
  2. Giaimo-Ballard, Cindy                     - LaFetra College of Education
  3. Marshall, Kevin                                 - College of Law
  4. McFarlin, Timothy                            - College of Law
  5. Meek, Jack                                          - College of Business and Public Management
  6. Mortagy, Yehia                                  - College of Business and Public Management

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