Education and Research in the Information Society (ERIS) is an international computer science conference.

The 16th edition of the international conference Education and Research of the information Society will be held in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, October 12-13, 2023, in person and online.

It covers interrelated topics such as:

  • Artificial Intelligence and its applications,
  • Big data management and data fusion,
  • E-learning and education support systems,
  • Image processing and machine vision,
  • Innovative systems for e-governance, e-health and e-libraries,
  • Large Language Models (e.g. Chat GPT) and their implications,
  • Machine Learning and Knowledge discovery,
  • Natural language processing and information retrieval,
  • Serious games and virtual reality,
  • Social networks and security of the Web environment,
  • User modelling and user-adaptive systems,
  • Web technologies and cloud computing.

Other topics from domains relevant to education and research shaping the information society are also welcome.
The conference will be accompanied by a workshop on Data Spaces for Cultural Heritage.

The ERIS proceedings shall be submitted to CEUR-WS for online publication, indexed among other at DBLP, Scopus, Semantic Scholar and Google Scholar.

The conference has several strengths:

  • Possibility to publish in a gold open access.
  • Useful feedback.
  • Reasonable registration fees.
  • Offering state-of-the-art content.



16th edition of the international ERIS conference will take place in Plovdiv, Bulgaria from October 12 to 13, 2023.


Paper Submission Site Opened: June 1, 2023

Paper Submission Deadline:
August 28, 2023 (11:59PM UTC)
Notification for Acceptance: September 18, 2023 (11:59PM UTC)
Camera Ready Deadline: September 30, 2023 (11:59PM UTC)
Early registration: October 06, 2023 (11:59PM UTC)


April 25, 2023. 16th edition of the international ERIS conference will take place in Plovdiv, Bulgaria from October 12 to 13, 2023.

October 6, 2023. ERIS 2023 will be held on October 12, 2023 (Thursday) at 11:00 a.m. in hybrid (present in Hall 6 of House of Science and Technique, Plovdiv, 1 Gladstone Str. and online via the Zoom platform).


Association for the Development of the Information Society

Institute of Mathematics and Informatics at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Sofia University
“St. Kliment Ohridski”

Plovdiv University
“Paisii Hilendarski”

Program committee

Co-chairmen of the Program Committee:

Ivan Koychev, Sofia University, Bulgaria
Reneta Barneva, State University of New York at Fredonia, USA


Avram Eskenazi, Institute of Mathematics and Informatics at BAS, Bulgaria
Boyan Bontchev, Sofia University, Bulgaria
Daniela Orozova, Burgas Free University
Eliza Stefanova, Sofia University, Bulgaria
Georgi Totkov, Plovdiv University, Bulgaria
Georgi Tuparov, New Bulgarian University, Bulgaria
Julita Vassileva, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Kiril Simov, Institute of Information and Communication Technologies at BAS, Bulgaria
Krassen Stefanov, Sofia University, Bulgaria
Krassimira Ivanova, Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, Bulgaria
Maria Nisheva, Sofia University, Bulgaria
Milena Dobreva, Sofia University, Bulgaria
Olga Georgieva, Sofia University, Bulgaria
Otmane Azeroual, Deutsches Zentrum für Hochschul- und Wissenschaftsforschung GmbH, Germany
Pavel Boytchev, Sofia University, Bulgaria
Pawel Kowalski, Institute of Slavis Studies Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw
Peter Stanchev, Kettering University, USA
Piotr Kulczycki, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw
Preslav Nakov, Qatar Computing Research Institute, HBKU, Qatar
Rositsa Doneva, Plovdiv University, Bulgaria
Shikhar Sarma, Gauhati University, India
Tibor Koltay, Eszterházy Károly University, Jászberény, Hungary
Tomasz Rybotycki, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw
Tsvetomila Mihaylova, Instituto de Telecomunicações, Lisbon, Portugal
Valentin Brimkov, Buffalo State College, USA
Veselin Raychev, Snyk and ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Organizing committee

Georgi Vragov, Association for the Development of the Information Society
Krassimira Ivanova, Institute of Mathematics and Informatics at BAS, Bulgaria
Kristina Varbanova-Dencheva, University of Library Studies and Information Technologies
Marian Iliev, Association for the Development of the Information Society
Milena Staneva, Association for the Development of the Information Society
Nikola Valchanov, Plovdiv University, Bulgaria
Todor Branzov, Institute of Mathematics and Informatics at BAS, Bulgaria

Additional Reviewers


Download Programme

The proceedings of the conference is published in Volume xxxx of CEUR Workshop Proceedings.

Go to ERIS 2023 Proceedings

General Information

If you would like to participate in 16th ERIS conference, please fill the registration form. Note that this is mandatory step for all conference participants!

If you want to submit a paper, please check the guidlines in Call for Paper section!
The ERIS conference uses EasyChair online system for paper submission management and you will be redirected to ERIS space in EasyChair website.

Some FAQ:

Paper Submission Management (EasyChair)


The participation fee includes: admissions to all Conference sessions, a hard copy of the Conference proceedings and additional materials, coffee breaks and welcome event.

Before 06.10.2023 After 06.10.2023
Standard 80 EUR

156 BGN

150 EUR

294 BGN

Special participation fee for
members of ADIS and PhD students
40 EUR

78 BGN

60 EUR

118 BGN

All participation fee should be paid to ADIS bank account:

IBAN: BG17FINV91501203882534
Association for the Development of the Information Society

For the second time there is a special opportunity for students in master’s programs and doctoral students to apply for the “Barnev grant”.
In 2023 Barnev grant will cover the participation fee for 1 candidate to participate at the conference (covering registration fee, national transport fees and funds for residence in Plovdiv during the conference). You can indicate your interest in applying for a Barnev grant, after receiving the letter of acceptance for your article and after sending your personal statement to

The first winner of Barnev Grant in 2021 was Karina Agafonova, who is a student in Master program “Data, Culture, and Visualization” at ITMO University, St. Petersburg, Russia.