Bacău and Lugano – Teaching Informatics for a Sustainable Society


Book 2

Call for Chapters: Informatics and its Pervasive Applications: Student Projects to Change the World


Mehdi Jazayeri (Università della Svizzera italiana)
Cesare Pautasso (Università della Svizzera italiana)
Gloria-Cerasela Crişan (Vasile Alecsandri University of Bacău)
Elena Nechita (Vasile Alecsandri University of Bacău)

Important dates:

Proposal submission deadline: March 31, 2015
Notification of acceptance: June 30, 2015
Full chapter submissions: September 30, 2015
Review results returned: November 30, 2015
Chapter revisions due: January 31, 2016


Information processing plays an indispensable role in our current life. Informatics provides applications based on sound mathematical models, designed to address the complex and difficult problems our society faces. How can we contribute in order to solve real-life problems? How can we support the sustainable development of our world?

The book is meant to present applications that your students have developed, inspired by the needs of our global society. Environmental Informatics, Urban Informatics, Energy Informatics, Medical Informatics, Geoinformatics, Social Informatics or any other area can be approached; frameworks and case studies or projects may be presented. The content of the book is intended to enhance instruction in Informatics through modern and inspired applications.

Target Audience

Researchers working in projects dedicated to societal problems, large-scale challenges, ambient intelligence, multi-agent systems, agro-environmental sustainability, logistics, landscape architecture, ubiquitous computing, etc.

Teachers involved in adult education in Informatics, Computer Science, Information Technology, Communications, and Education Sciences. 

People involved in organizational development, local communities, operational frameworks. 

Recommended Topics

Smart home solutions
Integration of heterogeneous data into GIS applications
Seamless integration of portable devices
Local e-governance
Mobile applications for small communities
Management of IT projects
Project controlling practice
Pedagogical issues on IT projects 

Submission Procedure

Authors are invited to submit on or before March 31, 2015, April 15, 2015 a chapter proposal which should contain: title, authors name and affiliation, abstract (200 words), outline of the chapter (1 page).

Note: we reserve the right to adjust the title and content to make the chapters better fit together. The complete chapter (before June 30, 2015), should be no more than 15 pages.

All manuscripts are accepted based on a peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through this link (

Publisher: to be announced. 


Mehdi Jazayeri

Faculty of Informatics

University of Lugano, Switzerland

Phone: +41 (58) 666 4656

Fax: +41 (58) 666 4536

Email: mehdi dot jazayeri at usi dot ch


Cesare Pautasso

Faculty of Informatics
University of Lugano, Switzerland

Phone: +41 (58) 666 4311

Fax: +41 (58) 666 4536

Email: c dot pautasso at i triple(e) dot org


Gloria-Cerasela Crişan

Faculty of Sciences

“Vasile Alecsandri” University of Bacau, Romania

Mobile: +40 749 38 18 82

Email: ceraselacrisan at ub dot ro


Elena Nechita

Faculty of Sciences

“Vasile Alecsandri” University of Bacau, Romania

Phone: +40 748 67 08 61

Email: enechita at ub dot ro


The project “Bacău and Lugano – Teaching Informatics for a Sustainable Society” is co-financed through a grant from Switzerland within the Swiss Contribution for the enlarged EU. 
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