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Pervasive Informatics in the Digital Economy 
12th International Conference on Informatics and Semiotics in

July 19-21, 2010, Reading, UK

The 12th International Conference on Informatics and Semiotics in
Organisations, (ICISO 2010), previously named International Conference
on Organisational Semiotics (ICOS), is the twelfth in a series of
international events devoted to the latest research in informatics in
organisations and organisational semiotics. 

In the present era, information and knowledge are key to the development
of the current society and economy. The digital economy is driven by the
effective use of information and communication technology to help
enhance the quality and transform the lives of individuals, society and
business. Information is the critical resource on which humans are
constantly dependent in conducting purposeful activities and achieving
their objectives. 

Pervasive Informatics, as an emergent discipline, studies how
information affects humans in built environments. The built environments
provide spatial contexts for business organisations, government
institutions, commercial enterprises, and other business settings, as
well as buildings and spaces for working and living. The majority of
human activities (e.g. related to social, economic and scientific
purposes) take place in a built environment. Increasingly, information
is provided pervasively to the users within the built environment. With
the support of appropriate technology, the users can access to the
information as they need; although often they may also have to face with
the information even if not wanted. A user may therefore be immersed in
the field of information whether or not it is desired by the user. Such
a phenomenon of pervasiveness has been bringing revolutionary impact to
the human society. Pervasive Informatics helps us to understand the
nature and characteristics of information from its creation,
representation, processing and utilisation, embedded within the complex
interactions between humans and built environments. It is concerned with
approaches and methods on how information can be managed and used to
enhance the effectiveness of work and quality of life.

Following tradition, ICISO 2010 aims to provide a focal forum for active
researchers, practitioners, business and industrial professionals and
academics from diversified domains of information management and
information systems, and from business and engineering. They will be
able to share their latest research achievements and practical
experiences, to exchange in-depth findings and innovative ideas, and in
particular to harness the greatest challenges in the changing era and
thinking seriously into the future. The ICISO 2010 will also continue
the effort of the international research community in the development of
the emergent discipline of informatics and its applications. It will
focus not only on theory building, but also on the practical benefits
gained so far through applications of methods and techniques derived
from various approaches. 

Research papers describing original work in relevant areas are invited.
Industrial and work-in-progress papers are also welcome. 

Specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
*	Organisational Semiotic theory, concepts, methods and
techniques, and their practical applications 
*	Semiotically motivated approaches to information systems 
*	Pragmatic web and context-aware approaches and applications 
*	Semantic web and applications 
*	Service-oriented architecture, design and implementation
*	Business and IT strategies 
*	Alignment and integration of business and technical systems 
*	Adaptive architecture for information systems 
*	Enterprise information systems and value chain management 
*	Enterprise applications for logistics, customer relationship
management  and supply chain management 
*	Information engineering and complex systems 
*	Agent-based information systems and business intelligence in
*	Collaborative systems for organisations
*	E-government, e-commerce, mobile and pervasive commerce 
*	Business process and workflow modelling, analysis, integration
and management 
*	Digital economy: theory, methods and techniques for design and
*	Pervasive informatics in organisations
*	Intelligent spaces and built environments for working and living

*	Construction informatics for sustainable environment
*	Information utilisation and technology management for
sustainable economy
*	Digital content management 

Important dates 
Full paper submission: 1 February, 2010 
Notification of acceptance: 1 April 2010 
Camera-ready version: 15 May 2010 
Conference: 19 - 21 July 2010 

Submission Guidelines 
Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research papers that
must not be published elsewhere and not currently under review for any
other publication. The manuscripts in English must be submitted in the
provided format (both as Word and Adobe PDF files) and may not exceed 8

The papers will be selected based on a peer review by three independent
members of the program committee. This review process will be anonymous
in order to ensure quality and to avoid prejudice. At least one author
per accepted paper is required to register and attend the conference. 

Conference proceedings will be published by Aussino Academic Publishing
House. Same as previous conferences, all accepted papers will be
submitted to ISTP and EI for indexing.

Invitation for Proposals of Workshops and PhD Consortium
The ICISO 2010 invites proposals for workshops and PhD consortium.
Please contact the Conference Secretary if anyone intends to submit a

It is intended to have parallel teleconference sessions in Beijing for
attendance and paper presentations. More details will be soon available
at the conference website.

Conference Co-chairs
Rene Jorna, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Kecheng Liu, University of Reading, England

Hubert Grzybek, University of Reading, England

Host institution 
Informatics Research Centre, University of Reading, England

Conference Contact Details
Conference website:

Conference email address:
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