Aim and Scope of the Bulletin

The Bulletin aims:

  • To advance and to increase knowledge and interest in the science, design, development, construction, languages, management and applications of modern computing a.k.a. informatics, and more broadly of information and communication sciences and technologies.
  • To facilitate a communication between persons having an interest in information sciences and technologies by providing a forum for rapid dissemination of scholarly articles.

Scope of the Bulletin is:

  • Original research in an area within the broader family of information sciences and technologies, with a particular focus on computer science, computer engineering, software engineering and information systems, and also other similarly well established fields such as artificial intelligence or information science.

Types of contributions:

  • Extended abstracts of doctoral dissertations. This is the primary type of article in the Bulletin. Its length is typically 10-20 pages. In Slovakia and the Czech Republic, it corresponds to so called autoreferat. In fact, it is envisaged that publishing the extended abstract in the Bulletin will make autoreferat obsolete and eventually will replace it completely. Is should be noted that by publishing it in the Bulletin, the extended abstract will receive a much wider dissemination. Each such extended abstract will by annotated by identifying the thesis supervisor, who must recommend it for publication and stands for the Editorial Board as the reviewer responsible for accepting it. Exceptionally, at the discretion of the Editorial Board, the Bulletin may accept extended abstracts of other than doctoral theses, e.g. Master theses, when research results reported are sufficiently worthy of publishing in this forum. Rules and procedures of publishing are similar.
  • Conference papers. The Bulletin offers organizers of interesting scientific events in some area within the scope of the Bulletin to consider publishing papers of the Conference in the Bulletin as its special issue. Any such proposal will be subject of discussion with the Editorial Board which will ultimately decide. From the scientific merit point of view, method of peer reviewing, acceptance ratio etc. are issues that will be raised in the discussion.

Besides that the Bulletin may include other types of contributions that will contribute to fulfilling its aims, so that it best serves the professional information community.

To promote the importance of research orientation at all three levels of university studies, the Bulletin is open to publish lists of best Master theses as evaluated by the proposing university, provided the evaluation has a strong emphasis on research contribution of the thesis, and provided that the list includes no more than 5-10% of theses in the graduating cohort. Typically, strong emphasis on research leads to selecting only those theses that have been already published (or submitted to publishing) by the students. If these criteria are met also by Bachelor graduates, than list of best Bachelor theses may be published as well. It is envisaged that this service will be offered to universities regularly, e.g. on an annual basis.
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