are many good focused conferences in any of the major
themes of the conference. There are even very good conferences in more
specific areas included in the major themes of WMSCI 2005.
There are also good general conferences, which have a
wider scope and are more comprehensive. Each one of these kinds of conferences
has its typical audience. WMSCI 2005 will bring together both kinds of audiences,
so participants, with a focused research, will be able to:
their focused research in a specific area for scholars/researchers specialized
in their paper's discipline and, perhaps, for specialists from other related
disciplines and for generalists with a more
comprehensive intellectual outlook.
Get feedback from researchers with the same specific
background, as it is usual in the focused conferences.
Get possible feedback from scholars/researchers in related disciplines, thereby
opening the possibility of analogies generation,
new applications to/from different knowledge, business
and industrial areas, and possibly new models for re-thinking
anew some of their research problems.
Organize sessions where papers from related areas are presented,
in order to increase the probability of getting the
benefit mentioned in (3).
Attract speakers with a wider intellectual interest in order to get
a more comprehensive conceptual framework and to give
context to their research effort.
would allow specialists and focused researchers, to
see the forest besides the tree of their discipline
and to be aware about the neighboring trees.
2005 participants, with non-focused, non-just-focused or multi-focused
research or with a comprehensive intellectual, industrial or business
interest, will be able to:
Present their research, ideas, reflections, new concepts/designs or industrial/business
innovations to a similar or a specialized audience, so suggestion about
possible improvements could emerge and possibly new research
or development projects.
Present ideas requiring multi-disciplinary efforts
to be researched or developed in action-research programs.
Constitute international, multi- and/or inter-disciplinary teams
or workgroups in order to conduct research requiring synergic relationships
among different kinds of talents, cognitive styles, intellectual faculties
and/or research/industrial interests.
Create new research areas, based on both: a general
framework and various disciplines or focused research
areas. This could be done by means of international
research teamwork and/or by the elaboration and edition
of a multiple-authors book in the Newly Created Field.
The newly created Informing Sciences Field is one
example on this issue. Our past conferences served
to support the initial efforts of their proponents,
and now the group has its own yearly conference, newsletter,
Sessions can be organized in a specific or a general
theme. These Invited Sessions might grow to Focus
Symposia, workshops, satellite events, micro-conferences
or even conferences by their own in the context of
WMSCI or as independent associated spin offs from WMSCI.
At least two independent yearly conferences and two
associated conferences are actually spin offs from
Sessions with high quality papers might be selected
for multiple-authors book publications. Two books
were published recently as a result of good invited
sessions, and several others are being considered
Acceptance decisions related to submitted papers will be based on their respective content review and/or on the respective author’s CV. Invited papers will not be reviewed and their acceptance decision will be based on the topic and the respective author’s CV.