The Institute of Mathematics and Informatics at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences was the host and one of the main organizers of series of international conferences “Information and Communication Technologies and Programming” (ICT & P), which were held annually without interruption for 30 years – from 1976 to 2005. Since 1997 the Association for the Development of the Information Society (ADIS) took the main organizer role.

During that period papers and lectures were presented by prominent scientists and experts such as L. Aiello, M. Mac an Airchinnigh, A. Androniko, F. Bauer, K. Beauchamp, P. Boursier, C. Castelfranchi, Y. Demazeau, J. Demetrovic, F. Denot, A. Dillon, M. Dombrowski, A. Ershov, B. Faltings, G. Gardarin, H. Gaylord, M. Georgeff, N. Govorun, R. Guiliarevskij, J. Habichler, P. Hajek, A. Harkevich, I. Havel, J. Hoffer, J. Horejs, S. Joosten, E. Juschenko, V. Kasyanov, V. Kotov, J. Kral, Z. Kulpa, V. Kurochkin, S. Lavrov, L. Lukaszewicz, P. Maestrini, A. Mazurkiewics, A. Patel, M. Peschl, R. Petrioli, I. Pottosin, F. Rabitti, J. Sanger, E. Sanchez, C. Sattler, J. Schmidt, S. Spaccapietra, N. Spyratos, N. Streitz, Y. Tanaka, C. Thanos, M. Theodorakis, K. Tombre, S. Trumpy, E. Tyugu, T. Vamos.

Since 2005 to 2020 the ICT & P conference rebranded as scientific conference of national importance and was renamed to Education in the Information Society (EIS) and since 2013 the area was widened and conference achieved its current name –  Education and Research in the Information Society (ERIS). During that period various topics on emerging technologies such as E-learning and education support systems, Serious games and virtual reality, Web technologies and cloud computing, Social networks and security of the Web environment, User modelling and user-adaptive systems, Natural language processing and information retrieval, Big data management and analysis, Knowledge discovery from data and text, Approaches for addressing cultural diversity and users with special needs, Innovative systems for e-governance, e-health and e-libraries, Social and legal aspects of the information society were discussed.

Since 2021 the ERIS conference was again updated with new look and structure, and ambition to become again one of the leading computer science events in South-Eastern Europe.

Past Editions

The 12th edition was held in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, 5-6 November 2020.

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The 12th edition was held in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, 30-31 May 2019.

The conference was part of the scientific and cultural forums in support of “Plovdiv – European Capital of Culture 2019”.

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The 11th edition was held in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, 1-2 June 2018. A special track ”Pedagogical and Technological Aspects of Educational Computer Games”, supported by the Bulgarian Research Fund under project contract DN-05/10 – 2016, was included in the Conference programme.

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The 10th edition was held in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, 22-23 June 2017.

The conference was organized in conjunction with the 18th International Workshop on Combinatorial Image Analysis, Plovdiv, Bulgaria, 19-21 June 2017.

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The Ninth edition was held in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, 26-27 May 2016.

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The Eight edition was held in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, 28-29 May 2015.

The conference was in support of the candidacy of Plovdiv for European Capital of Culture 2019.

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The Seventh edition was held in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, 29-30 May 2014.

The conference was dedicated to the 145th anniversary of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

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The Seventh edition of the conference was held in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, 30-31 May 2013. This year the scope of the conference was widened, and the new name became “Education and Research in the Information Society” – ERIS.

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The Fifth National Conference “Education in the Information Society” was held in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, 31 May – 1 June 2012.

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The Fourth National Conference “Education in the Information Society” was held in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, 26-27 May 2011.

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The Third National Conference “Education in the Information Society” was held in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, 27-28 May 2010.

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The Second National Conference “Education in the Information Society” was held in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, 12-13 May 2009.

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The First National Conference “Education in the Information Society” was held in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, 1314 October 2006.

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