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CALL FOR PAPERS - XVI Conference on Sciences and Technologies of Documentation and Information

The degree in Documentation and Information Sciences and Technologies (CTDI), with the support of the Research Center for Organisational and Social Studies of the Polytechnic of Porto (CEOS.PP), of the Higher Institute of Accounting and Administration of Porto (ISCAP) promotes, on December 16, 2022, (zoom conference) its 16th Meeting on the theme “Accessibility and security for the success of organisations”.


Information professionals have long advocated access to information. Examples of this are the “Code of Ethics” of the International Council on Archives from 1999, the “Code of Ethics” published by APBAD in 1999 and the “IFLA Code of Ethics for Librarians and Other Information Professionals” updated by IFLA in 2012 that include this principle, already present in such basic documents as the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights in its article 19. Today’s information services are intrinsically related to access to content, connectivity, and training/education. Nevertheless, ease of access must be accompanied by accessibility, understood as a mixture of ethical and design considerations that guarantee the universal use of resources.


At the same time, information services must guarantee the security of the data they collect. Effectively, information security is also a central element of the work of information professionals and involves respect for the principles of confidentiality, integrity, and availability. Information professionals, during their professional activity, adopt a posture of mediation and promotion of access to information, respecting the spirit of the law with regard to the confidentiality of sensitive or personal data. However, in the current context, increased difficulties regarding security in digital environments are emerging and information services, as providers and mediators of information services and products, must promote equitable access to all their potential users and at the same time, guarantee the security of the information they safeguard.


This 16th Meeting on sciences and technologies of documentation and information aims to be, as previous meetings have been, a forum for the exchange of ideas and discussions between academics, professionals and students, sensitising participants to the importance of adopting good practices on accessibility and safety, which certainly contributes to the organisational success.


This conference accepts the submission of papers (5-10 pages) that frame works and reflections on the exposed theme. It is also possible to submit posters on this theme. See more information in submission.


  • Submission deadline: 24.11.2022

  • Notification of acceptance: 30.11.2022

  • Final submission (Camera-ready): 14.12.2022

23:59 – Lisbon Time