International conference “Internet and Modern Society” (IMS-2023) is mainly organized by ITMO University, held in St. Petersburg, from 26 to 28 June 2023, during the Information Society Week. Important tasks of the IMS-2023 are contribution to the formation of specialists’ international community and promotion of research and development in the field of information society technologies. Important events of IMS-2023 which focus on specific aspects of the Information Society and digital transformation are International Workshops: 

- Interactive Systems & Information Society Technologies (InterSys2023)
Internet Psychology (IntPsy-2023)
Computational Linguistics (CompLing-2023)
Digital City (Dcity-2023)
- Young Scholars’ Poster Session “Digital Transformation in Governance and Society” (Young DTGS-2023)

The goal of the InterSys2023 workshop is to discuss to the problems of interactive technologies development in the digital environment (science, education, healthcare, business, public administration and civil society). See CFP for details.

The goal of the IntPsy-2023 is to create a platform for experts and researchers’ collaboration and discussion of the issues related to the transformations of human behavior and communication in the network society, the influence of ICTs on the cognitive and personal development of children and adults, as well as to the methodology of psychological research on the Internet. See CFP for details.

The goal of the CompLing-2023  is to discuss the actual issues of interaction of linguistics and information technologies – regarding the development of technology solutions on the basis of a natural language, and the influence of information technologies on the language. Target audience are linguists of all profiles, the staff of organizations developing information systems that involve natural language processing, specialists in knowledge representation, higher education teachers, translators. See CFP for details.

The goal of the E-Governance-2023 workshop is to discuss the problems of new forms of interaction between citizens and the state in the digital environment, to develop the idea of digital citizenship, to identify the challenges and risks of digitalization of the public sphere, to determine the role of trust in digital technologies on the part of citizens and public servants. See CFP for details.

The goal of the DСity-2023 workshop is to create a platform for experts and researchers’ collaboration and discussion of the issues related to a qualitative change in urbanism, the transition of many processes to the digital sphere, a new, digital citizen worldview, as well as new opportunities that open up with new technologies, such as artificial intelligence. See CFP for details.

Young DTGS-2023 is an academic event for students and young scholars (under 35 years of age). It provides a collaborative platform for young researchers to discuss transformative impact of digital technologies. See CFP for details.

All submissions will be carefully reviewed by the program committee and selected for the IMS2023 Proceedings. The accepted and presented papers will be included in the IMS2023 Proceedings, which will be sent to CEUR-WS Springer Geography (Scopus Q3 in Urban Studies) for publishing and indexing in Scopus and DBLP.

Rules for papers in the proceedings here. The text is submitted for review (in PDF) without mentioning the authors, affiliation and references to projects carried out by the authors. This information is added to the final version of the article, after its approval.
Important Dates - Paper Submission:
  • 16 April 2023 (extended!) – Deadline for submission of papers and abstracts;
  • 15-20 May – Reviews and notifications of acceptance are sent;
  • 1 June – Deadline for camera-ready papers submissions;
  • 10 June – Early registration of participants with payment of registration fee, Conference Program Draft;
  • 20 June – Registration of participants;
  • 26-28 June 2023 – IMS-2023 Conference

Important Dates of Young DTGS-2023:

  • 26 May 2023 – Deadline for uploading the papers to the EasyChair system
  • 10 June – Notifications of acceptance
  • 20 June – Registration of participants
  • 26 June 2023 – Poster Session at IMS-2023 Conference

Participants must present their reports in person, not showing up at the conference will automatically lead to the exclusion of the paper from IMS Proceedings.

To be accepted to the workshop a paper must be original, not published anywhere else before or being under review. A paper can be either in English or Russian. All papers undergo a double-blind peer review by no fewer than 3 experts. The authors of accepted papers will be invited to participate in the workshop as speakers.

Contact Information:
Alina Meteleva
IMS Information manager


About past conferences

Digital Ethics, E-Services, and Smart Cities: Highlights of Scientific Conference on Internet and Modern Society
27 June 2022
The XXV International Scientific Conference Internet and Modern Society 2022 (IMS 2022), hosted by ITMO University, brought together Russian and international scientists, as well as government representatives, to discuss different aspects of digitalization and share their views on digital governance, what kinds of e-services can improve the quality of life, and how to help people trust new technologies. Here is a review of the recent event.

IMS, DTGS and EVA: Key Events of the Information Society and Technology Week
27 June 2019
Last week, the Information Society and Technology Week took place in St. Petersburg. ITMO University hosted three of its events: the 22nd united conference “Internet and Modern Society” (IMS-2019), the second international conference “Digital Transformations & Global Society” (DTGS-2017), and the interdisciplinary conference “EVA (Electronic Imaging & the Visual Arts) 2019 Saint Petersburg”. Some of the seminars and plenary sessions took place under the aegis of several conferences at once. For example, the open discussion on data, digital culture and digital society took place as part of the “Internet and Modern Society” conference and “EVA 2017 Saint Petersburg” conference. Read more about the conferences’ procedure, key topics, and opinions of experts.

Twitch, Twitter and Depression: Young Researchers Present Their Projects at ITMO University Poster Session 
26 June 2019
As part of the 4th international conference “Digital Transformation and Global Society”, ITMO University has recently hosted the Forum of Young Scientists. Its main aim was to unite young Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD researchers and experienced scientists in informal discussions on their research. The students had to prepare posters on their research projects and explain them to other participants and judges. The authors of the best works won the opportunity to be published in the conference digest. ITMO.NEWS spoke to the researchers to find out more about their work.

Experts Discuss How to Protect Scientific Knowledge 
1 July 2019
How will we work with research articles in some ten years? Will they be digitized? And what will happen to such portals as Google Scholar or Cyberleninka? All these and other questions were discussed at the closing ceremony of the fourth conference Digital Transformation and Global Society, which was held at ITMO University. ITMO.NEWS publishes the highlights of the discussion.

Alexander Voiskynsky: Psychologist On Informatization
28 June 2017
The Information Society Week has just ended at ITMO University. The event included a series of science conferences and open lectures on topics ranging from research in social informatics, sociology and cultural anthropology to theoretical and practical aspects of building smart cities and organizing business processes in a digital environment. During a presentation for the Cyberpsychology section of the Internet and Modern Society International SeminarIMS-2017, Alexander Voiskynsky, director of Psychological Problems of Informatization Laboratory of Moscow State University talked about how psychologists perceive internet activity, how "network thinking" and collective intelligence work, and what are the rules for effectively searching for information on the Internet. 

“Digital Talents”: How a New Generation of Specialists Changes the Way Companies Work
22 June 2017
More than 20 years ago Nicholas Negroponte, a computer scientist and founder of MIT’s Media Lab, was among the first to use the term “digital economy”. Today these words are often said by politicians, scientists and entrepreneurs. In near future, systematic development of digital economy could make data the new oil, says the Russian Ministry of Communications. But how soon will that occur and what measures need to be taken already? During a recent lecture at the Week of Information Society Technologies 2017, Semyon Schetinin, head of the Russian office of the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), spoke about the effect of digital technology on traditional economics, who “digital talents” are and why authoritarian management style will not fare well in modern companies.