Second Call for Papers EUNIS 2001 The 7th International Congress
European University Information Systems
Berlin, Humboldt University, March 26 - 30, 2001
We proudly announce an event on Computing, Networking and Libraries
7 International Congress of European University Information Systems in
Berlin, March 26 - 30, 2001 .
The Changing Universities - The Role of Technology
This three-day Congress brings together university leaders in higher
education information technology, heads of libraries and media centers
from hundreds of European universities and other organisations to
explore new directions in research, teaching and administration.
EUNIS is an international, nonprofit association whose mission is to
support and enable transformational change in higher education by
introducing, using, and managing information resources and technologies
in teaching, learning, scholarship, research, and institutional
The Congress is organised in cooperation with the German organisation
Computing Centers, the Zentren für Kommunikation und Information (ZKI).
The EUNIS 2001 Congress is a scientific event and will consist of the
- PRECONFERENCE SEMINARS
- SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE
- PLENARY SESSIONS
- PARALLEL SESSIONS
- PANEL DISCUSSIONS
- POSTER SESSIONS
- CORPORATE PRESENTATIONS
- CORPORATE WORKSHOPS
- CORPORATE EXHIBITS
Corporate participants and sponsors are invited to join us in the
scientific part of the conference and in the exhibition area.
The official language of the EUNIS 2001 Congress is English for all
papers and presentations.
Simultaneous translations from French to English will be provided.
Richard Katz Vice President EDUCAUSE, USA
Prof. Dr. Detlef Müller-Böling, Direktor, Centrum für
Dr. Michael Zastrocky, Vice-President, Gartner Group
Prof. Dr. Joe Groebel, Director General, European Media Center,
The Congress will take place at one of the most well known German
Unter den Linden 6
EUNIS 2001 Organisation
Organisation Committee: Email: eunis20001-org _at__ rz.hu-berlin.de
Peter Schirmbacher (Chair)
Jan Knop (Cochair)
Scientific Programme Committee Email: eunis2001-prog _at__ rz.hu-berlin.de
Prof. Dr. Jan Knop (Chair)
Dr. Peter Schirmbacher (Cochair)
Dr. Jean-Francois Desnos Alex Reid
Prof. Dr. Yves Epelboin Prof. Dr. Elmar Mittler
Prof. Dr. Robin McDonough Prof. Jens Dørup MD PhD
Kristel Sarlin Dr. Gordon Young
Richard Katz Prof. Dr. Viljan Mahnic
Dr. Michael Zastrocky Gabriel David
Prof. Dr. Manfred Paul Prof. Dr. Ivan Vrana
Mary O'Mahony Dr. Jürgen Sievert
Dr. Jutta Fedrowitz Berndt Dugall
30. November 2000 deadline for receipt of contributed papers (abstracts
24. November 2000 notification of acceptance of papers
26. February 2001 deadline for registration with reduced fee
26. February 2001 deadline for receipt of contributed papers in final
camera ready version
26-30 March 2001 EUNIS 2001 event
Submission of Papers
Submissions covering the following six areas are welcome:
1. Co-operation Between European Universities
European Universities in the 21 Century will benefit from cooperation
across national boundaries. What are the main areas in which such
co-operation should be promoted? What examples of cooperation are there
existing? Which experiences of succesful cooperations have already been
2. Supporting change in Learning and Teaching
Under the impact of international influences and new media new
approaches were made to the way in which the learning process takes
places in Universities. The web is the mediawhich is bringing about most
of these changes. This conference will consider these new approaches and
the support issues we are all face.
We welcome contributions which examine the opportunities and challenges
presented by on-line learning, web based instruction and distance
3. Changes in University Organisation and Structure
The application of technology leads to significant changes in the
Universities' administrative processes. This will also have an impact on
the structure of management within the University. Security and staffing
issues are also affected.
Contributions which describe how these changes have been implemented,
how they have affected University administrative staff and their working
practices are welcome.
The funding of the information technology will also be an issue of the
4. New Technologies, New Capabilities and New Opportunities
Our business is changing as new technologies arrive. High performance
computing and networking including supercomputing, cluster computing,
computational grids and metacomputing, or visualization including
realtime applications like video-on-demand or virtual reality, are
examples of capabilities which become even much more important for
scientific computing at universities in the future.
Which emerging technologies and capabilities are there? How should we
as promoters of information systems in our Universities respond? How can
we support the ever-growing list of new areas of application and new
Which cooperation possibilities are there on national or European levels
aiming at latest high-end technology in a period of small budgets?
5. Libraries and Multimedia in the Digital Age
In the digital age the activities of libraries, multimedia centres and
computer centres increasingly overlap. This has not only an impact on
the work of these individual departments within the Universities, but
also leads to questions of whether some convergence of structure should
be considered. What are the main opportunities for collaboration between
these separate functions? Which examples of collaboration are already
there and from which others can benefit?
6. IT and Network Computing Security
Universities are confronted with a multitude of potential security
problems using IT in teaching and research and using networks,
originating from the inside as well as from malevolent attackers
What procedures can be established to deal with security-related
How can training and education in Network Computing Security improve the
reliability of digital services?
What new concepts and trends in Information Security will affect our
universities in teaching and research in the near future?
Authors are encouraged to submit abstracts containing results related
the above mentioned subjects to the Chairman of the Programme Committee.
Abstracts must be submitted in electronic form to the email address
below; they can be in any of the following formats: plain text, HTML,
Word97 (or earlier) or LaTeX as attachments.
Abstracts should contain at least 100 words and no more than 300 words.
Abstracts must be submitted in English or French, the latter with an
Prof. Dr. Jan Knop
Email: eunis2001-prog _at__ rz.hu-berlin.de
As final paper you may submit:
- a full paper (6 to 10 pages A4) for an oral presentation
- or a short paper (2 to 4 pages A4) for a poster presentation.
Your paper will be reviewed taking into account:
- significance of results
- technical accuracy, and
After acceptance the papers will be published in the Web and in the
EUNIS 2001-Congress Proceedings.