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19 th International Conference

Innovations for Community Services

June 24 - 26, 2019 in Wolfsburg, Germany

Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences @ Wolfsburg, Germany

”Digital Innovations for the Public and Mobility Services”



Call for Papers

I4CS (Innovations for Community Services) solicits submissions of unpublished papers presenting research results, industrial experiences and applications, as well as detailed specifications of open problems. Electronic submission is required. Full papers of no more than 16 pages, following the instructions for authors, and written in English should be submitted as PDF files using EasyChair conference management system, available via  Easychair. 
All submitted papers will be subject to a single-blind reviewing process by at least three members of the program committee. I4CS 2019 applies for publishing their proceedings in the series Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) by Springer.

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Important Dates

Paper submission: February 20, 2019 
Author notification: March 31, 2019 
Camera-ready copies: April 15, 2019 
Authors’ registration: April 15, 2019 
Conference date: June 24 - 26, 2019



"Digital Innovations for the Public and Mobility Services" is the motto of the 19 th I4CS, to be held from June 24 till 26, 2019 in Wolfsburg/Germany, dedicated to challenging aspects around modern community systems. Wolfsburg is heart and headquarter of the Volkswagen Group. The city is indisputably the industrial location number one in Lower Saxony and will be an excellent conference host. And do not forget to visit “Automobile City”, Volkswagen’s unique theme and adventure park, which is right next to the factory!
Due to the rapid evolution of web technologies and rich mobile Internet devices, ICT support for communities is possible on the next quality level. In search of innovative solutions, multi-disciplinary collaboration among researchers, service providers and industry partners is essential to invent novel Internet Community Services.
The I4CS is a direct follower of the former “International Conference on Innovative Internet Community Systems” (I2CS).



Papers should contain up to 16 pages in the one-column  Springer LNCS/CCIS format including tables, figures, and references. The related LNCS/CCIS Word and Latex Templates are available.

Please use to upload and manage your paper submission to the Easychair conference system.

For the submission in you need to provide information about your contribution (address for correspondence, authors, title, abstract, and keywords). This information can be provided in advance without submitting the full paper itself. We recommend doing so to get an early impression of expected paper. You can update all your information and of course your paper submission at any time as long as the submission is not closed. Please note, you will need to create an EasyChair account if you have not already done so. Your existing account can be reused.

Camera-ready Submission

After the review phase a final version of an accepted paper has to be uploaded to the "Proceedings" section of Easychair, based on the obtained review comments. Papers will only be published if at least one author per paper has registered for the conference and presents the paper.

Evaluation Criteria

Papers will be reviewed regarding the following criteria by at least three TPC members. The overall rating is weighted by the confidence of the reviewers.

  • Accordance to the state of the art
  • Degree of novelty and innovation
  • In the focus of the conference
  • Fitting the style instructions
  • Level of language and presentation

The predicates per criterion cover the following values:

  • strong accept (+3)
  • accept (+2)
  • week accept (+1)
  • borderline (0)
  • week reject (-1)
  • reject (-2)
  • strong reject (-3)

Presentation at the Conference

All accepted papers are subject to be presented at the conference in person. Therefore, at least one author needs be be registered as conference participant by April 15, 2019. 


Conference Chair

  • Karl-Heinz Lüke, Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Steering committee

  • Gerald Eichler, Baden-Wuerttemberg University Mannheim, Germany
  • Christian Erfurth, University of Applied Sciences Jena, Germany
  • Günter Fahrnberger, T-Mobile Austria, Austria

Program Committee

  • Marwane Ayaida, University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France
  • Gilbert Babin, HEC Montreal, Canada
  • Gerald Eichler, Baden-Wuerttemberg University Mannheim, Germany
  • Christian Erfurth, University of Applied Sciences Jena, Germany
  • Günter Fahrnberger, T-Mobile Austria, Austria
  • Hacène Fouchal, University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France
  • Janusz Furtak, Military University of Technology Warsaw, Poland
  • Michal Hodoň, University of Žilina, Slovakia
  • Philippe Hunel, D.R.R.T. Martinique, France
  • Kathrin Kirchner, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
  • Peter Kropf, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland
  • Ulrike Lechner, Bundeswehr University Munich, Germany
  • Andreas Lommatzsch, TU Berlin, Berlin
  • Karl-Heinz Lüke, Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • Raja Natarajan, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India
  • Dana Petcu, West University of Timisoara, Romania
  • Frank Phillipson, TNO, The Netherlands
  • Srini Ramaswamy, ABB, Cleveland, U.S.A.
  • Jörg Roth, Nuremberg Institute of Technology, Germany
  • Denis Royer, Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • Gopinathan Sapna, Coimbatore Institute of Technology, India
  • Volkmar Schau, Navimatix, Jena, Germany
  • Maleerat Sodanil, KM University of Technology North Bangkok, Thailand
  • Leendert W. M. Wienhofen, Trondheim Kommune, Norway


The faculties and institutes of Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences are situated directly in downtown Wolfsburg just a few walking minutes away from the central station.

You'll find an interactive map here.


For more information and further details, please feel free to check out either

or directly contact the conference chair

Karl-Heinz Lüke
Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences
Faculty of Business
Siegfried-Ehlers-Straße 1
38440 Wolfsburg
+49 5361 8922 25 270

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