About the multiconference

The International multiconference Information Society, held at the Jožef Stefan Institute, provides a yearly international forum for scientists, academics and professionals to present their latest research findings in the various fields of information society. The multiconference consists of carefully selected conferences.

The information society is changing the world as well as the Slovene society. We should be aware of these changes and embrace them. The aim of the multiconference is not to provide the final answers to the problems of the information society, but to open interdisciplinary debate and to explore different research directions. The multiconference will serve as a forum for the world-wide and national community to explore current and future research trends, business opportunities and governmental policies – European and American. The main objective is the exchange of ideas and the development of visions for the future of the information society.

Prospective authors are invited to submit papers presenting new research related to the topics of the constituent conferences. Submitted papers must be original and not currently under review by another conference or journal. They should stimulate the development of the information society and incorporate recent developments.

The International multiconference Information society boasts a tradition of more than 20 years. It has been regularly held since 1997. Before that, it existed under a similar name and in a slightly more limited scope. It is considered to be one of the oldest and most important Slovenian scientific and professional conferences.

The multiconference is held in Slovenia, a Central European country with easy access from most of Europe. Slovenia is a land of great natural beauty, from the Adriatic Sea to high mountains, as well as rich historical and cultural heritage.

Peer Review Process

All conferences under the International multiconference Information Society implement a single-blind reviewing process by at least one reviewer. The reviewers’ identity is kept anonymous, and they are unaware of each other’s identities. The acceptance decision can only be appealed through the Programme Commitee Chairs.

Open Access Policy

The International multiconference Information Society and its publisher, the Jožef Stefan Institute, provide open access to the full-text of accepted papers at the end of the conference week. This comes at no cost for authors. The conference operates on the principle of free knowledge exchange at the global level.

Proceedings Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

The publication of papers in the conference proceedings of the International multiconference Information Society is an outcome of dedicated work of authors, reflecting their institutions as well, which makes the papers necessarily subjected to ethical standards. The involved parties include the author, the editor and the editorial board, the peer reviewers and the publisher.

As a publisher, the Jožef Stefan Institute recognizes its ethical responsibilities and works rigorously to abide by them.

We ensure that the commercial aspects that the authors’ work may bring, if any, have no impact or influence on editorial and peer-reviewing decisions.

Our ethic statements are based on COPE’s Guidelines and existing Elsevier policies.

Duties of authors

Reporting standards: Authors of original research should present an accurate account of their work and an objective discussion of its significance. Their data should be represented accurately and transparently in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient information for replication. Fraudulent and similar content is unethical and not permissible.

Data access: Authors may be asked to provide the raw data used in some way in their paper for a review. Public access to the data may be asked of them.

Plagiarism: Authors should ensure that their work is entirely original, and if not, that it is properly quoted, cited, referenced. Plagiarism in any and all forms is unethical and not permissible.

Multiple publication: Authors should not publish work describing already published or same research without new content. Submitting the same paper is unethical and not permissible.

Acknowledgement of sources: Authors should always cite publications that have in any way contributed to or sensibly influenced the research and their written output. The sources cited should be verifiable. Privately obtained information should be accompanied by an explicit permission of the source.

Authorship of the paper: Authorship criteria limits authorship credit to those that have made a significant contribution that resulted in the final work. Participation of other parties should be acknowledged in the proper paper section. All authors have to see the final version of the paper before the submission. All parties have to agree to have their names featured as part of the paper prior to submission.

Hazards and human subjects: Author should ensure that, if using human subjects, their work contains the necessary permissions and information on compliance with relevant laws and institutional policies. Statements of consent have to be obtained prior to the experimentation. The privacy of the human subject data should always be protected.

Conflicts of interest: Authors should disclose any financial and other conflicts of interest in the proper paper sections. This includes any and all financial support sources. Examples of potential conflicts of interest include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding.

Finding significant errors in published works: Authors are obliged to report any significant errors in the published work. Authors should notify the editorial board of the error, which will be dealt with by retracting or correcting the paper. If the error is discovered by a third party if found. The author will be notified of the error before any decisions of the editorial board are made.

Duties of the editor and editorial board

Publication decisions: Editor is responsible for final publishing decisions. The editor may reach decisions with the help of policies of the editorial board. The editor is constrained by legal requirements related to libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism.

Fair play: Editor evaluates papers solely for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, political philosophy and other, to the intellectual content irrelevant, factors of the authors.

Confidentiality: Editor and editorial staff do not disclose any information about a submitted paper to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Conflicts of interest: Editor should recuse themselves (and consequently be replaced for the case) from considering works in which they have conflicts of interest, defined in previous paragraphs. Editor should require that all possible conflicts of interest be disclosed by all authors. Appropriate action when conflicts are discovered should be taken, such as the publication of a retraction or expression of concern. All action is taken in cooperation with concerning parties, especially the publisher.

Duties of reviewers

Contribution to editorial decisions: Reviewer assists the editor in making editorial decisions by peer review. Reviewer also assists the author in improving the paper. If the reviewer feels unqualified to review the paper, they notify the editor and recuse themselves from the peer review process.

Confidentiality: Reviewer must treat all received works as confidential documents. The work should not be discussed with others unless coordinated otherwise with the author and the editor.

Acknowledgment of sources: Reviewer should identify relevant work that has not been cited by the authors, and inform the editor and the author.

Conflicts of interest: Reviewer should recuse themselves (and consequently be replaced for the case) from considering works in which they have conflicts of interest, defined in previous paragraphs. All action is taken in cooperation with concerning parties, especially the editor.