Call For Papers


26 – 28 August 2020 Turku Finland

Welcome to WIS 2020, which looks for innovations and fresh ideas in the cross-section of urban living, information society and health as understood in a wide sense. Starting in 2006, this is now the eighth conference in its series. WIS 2020 seeks high-quality contributions based both on scientific research and practical experience. The conference is multidisciplinary in nature, gives room for qualitative and quantitative analysis, empirical surveys, case studies as well as for conceptual work; thereby making WIS 2020 a perfect forum for exchange of information and ideas.


The overreaching theme of the conference is “Fruits of Respect”. Issues of interest include but are not limited to:

  • role of respect and similar assets in society and organizations
  • measuring and defining respect in organizational and societal settings
  • respect and health and social care delivery
  • respect in information systems settings
  • individual and respect
  • showing respect to citizen, customers and patients
  • case studies of organizational and societal failures caused by missing respect
  • responsible research and innovation
  • trust and respect in healthcare IS
  • welfare systems’ ethics
  • ethical issues in eSociety


WIS 2020 will accept full-length manuscripts of 4000 – 5000 words.

All accepted full conference papers will be published in Springer series CCIS Communications in Computer and Information Science:

CCIS series

Conference proceedings of WIS 2018

All WIS proceedings by Springer:

Best papers, as further developed versions, will be published in two journals in autumn 2021:

  • Finnish Journal of eHealth and eWelfare

Journal website

Special issue of WIS 2018

  • International Journal of Telemedicine and Clinical Practices

Journal website

Special issue of WIS 2018

Authors should consult Springer’s authors’ guidelines and use their proceedings templates (e.g, WORD format) for the preparation of their papers. Springer encourages authors to include their ORCIDs in their papers. In addition, the corresponding author of each paper, acting on behalf of all of the authors of that paper, must complete and sign a Consent-to-Publish form. The corresponding author signing the copyright form should match the corresponding author marked on the paper. Once the files have been sent to Springer, changes relating to the authorship of the papers cannot be made.

Manuscripts submitted for review should be in the WORD format. Please find the munascrip templates and submit your contribution in the selected category through the link in the conference website:

Manuscript Template: WIS 2020 full paper template


Deadline for submissions                                     31.03.2020 21.04.2020

Notification of acceptance                                   10.05.2020

Final versions and author registration             10.06.2020


WIS 2020 is organized by University of Turku in co-operation with Åbo Akademi University, Tampere University, Turku University of Applied Sciences, and the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare.