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The 21st World Multi-Conference on
Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics: WMSCI 2017
 
July 8 - 11, 2017 Orlando, Florida, USA



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  Pre- and Post-Conference Virtual Sessions

Pre- and Post-Conference Virtual Sessions
for the 2017 IIIS' Conferences

The Organizing Committees of 2017 IIIS' conferences decided to implement pre- and post-Conference virtual sessions for the 2017 IIIS' Conferences. This decision was based on the experiment, related to this kind of virtual sessions, done in the 2006 IIIS' conferences; on some of the suggestions that 2006 conversational sessions generated, and on the survey made among the participants of these conferences. Each pre- and post-conference virtual session will be associated, in one-to-one relationship, to each face-to-face session of the conference.

Some of the expected benefits that these pre- and post-conference virtual sessions would provide to the conferences' participants are the following:

  • To complement the usual face-to-face sessions making them more effective.

  • The pre-conference virtual sessions would provide each participant with the following opportunities:

    • To have access to the papers to be presented at his/her session, ahead before the conference so, she, or he, can have a timely reflection on the content of the paper.

    • To comment the content of the papers, so the author of the commented paper may improve his/her presentation at the conference.

    • To review and to evaluate the papers.

    • To have electronic communications with other authors regarding their papers. It is expected that these previous interaction will improve the papers presentation at the conference, and the audience would assimilate better the presentation of the papers allowing them to make better questions.

    • So, better presentations, better questions, better answers and better knowledge communication would be achieved at the formal face-to-face presentations. This possible improvement was noticed in the experiment done in the 2006 conferences, suggested by some 2006 conferences' conversational session on this issue and by the electronic survey made on this issue among the participants of 2006 IIIS' conferences.

  • The post-conference virtual sessions would provide:

    • A follow up to the face-to-face sessions.

    • The opportunity to make informed comments on the papers, so the respective authors might gain the improvement of the content of these papers for future and more formal publications (journal's publications, for example) of the ideas and solutions presented at the conference.

    • The opportunity to evaluate the papers presented at the respective face-to-face sessions and to contribute with the selection process of the best papers to be published in the Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics (JSCI).

    • An increasing probability of future collaborative research.

The implementation of the pre- and post conference virtual sessions for the 2017 IIIS' conference will be done in a similar way. But, continuous interviewing to the users of this implementation might change the means by which these virtual sessions are being implemented.




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