TPDL: Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries



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Event When Where Deadline
TPDL 2019 23rd International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries
Sep 9, 2019 - Sep 12, 2019 Oslo, Norway Apr 15, 2019
TPDL 2017 21st International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries
Sep 18, 2017 - Sep 21, 2017 Thessaloniki Apr 7, 2017
TPDL 2016 20th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries
Sep 5, 2016 - Sep 9, 2016 Hannover, Germany Mar 15, 2016
TPDL 2015 19th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries
Sep 14, 2015 - Sep 18, 2015 Poznań Mar 20, 2015
TPDL 2013 17th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries
Sep 22, 2013 - Sep 26, 2013 Valletta, Malta Mar 23, 2013
TPDL 2012 Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries
Sep 23, 2012 - Sep 27, 2012 Cyprus Apr 5, 2012
TPDL 2011 1st International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries 2011
Sep 25, 2011 - Sep 29, 2011 Berlin Mar 28, 2011 (Mar 21, 2011)

Present CFP : 2019

The general theme of TPDL 2019 is “Connecting with Communities”:

Digital libraries and repositories store, manage, represent and disseminate rich and heterogenous data that are often of enormous cultural, scientific, educational, artistic, and social value. Serving as digital ecosystems for empowering researchers and practitioners they provide unparalleled opportunities for novel knowledge extraction and discovery. TPDL 2019 attempts to facilitate establishing connections and convergences between diverse research communities such as Digital Humanities, Information Sciences and others that could benefit from (and contribute to) ecosystems offered by digital libraries and repositories. To become especially useful to the diverse research and practitioner communities digital libraries need to consider special needs and requirements for effective data utilization, management and exploitation.

TPDL 2019 under the general theme “Connecting with Communities”, invites submissions for scientific and research work in the following categories: Full Papers, Short Papers, Posters and Demonstrations, Workshops and Tutorials, Panels and Doctoral Consortium submissions.


Contributions, either theoretical or applied, are welcome in all fields related to Digital Libraries. Below is given a (non-exhaustive) list of potential topics:

Information Retrieval and Access
Knowledge Discovery in Digital Libraries
Document (Text) Analysis
Services for Digital Arts and Humanities
GLAM Data for Digital Arts and Humanities
Research Data Management
Data Repositories and Archives
Web Archives
Semantic Web Technologies and Linked Data for DLs
Standards and Interoperability
Digital Preservation and Curation
Data and Information Lifecycle (creation, store, share and reuse)
Linked Data
Open Data and Knowledge
Scholarly Communication
Citation Analysis and Scientometrics
Cultural Heritage Access and Analysis
Digital History
Data and Metadata Quality
Digital Service Infrastructures
Research Infrastructures
User Participation
User Interface and Experience
Legal Issues
Emerging New Challenges and Opportunities
Applications of Digital Libraries
Collection Development and Discovery

Proposals are welcome in the following categories:

Full papers presenting original work (14 pages, LNCS format)
Short papers presenting original work (8 pages, LNCS format)
Posters and Demos (4 pages, LNCS format)
Doctoral Consortium papers (6 pages, LNCS format)
Panels (1 page, short informal description)
Tutorials and Hands-on sessions (1 page, short informal description)
Workshops (1-3 pages, informal description)
The proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS, ISSN 0302-9743) series.

All paper, poster and demo submissions have to be in English and submitted as a PDF file following the LNCS guidelines via the conference’s submission page:

Submissions of proposals for workshops, panels, tutorials and hands-on sessions are directed to the conference contact:

Submissions must not be published or under consideration for publication in a journal or in a conference with proceedings.

Papers will be evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness and clarity.

Inclusion of papers in the program proceedings is conditional upon registration of at least one author per paper.

Full and short papers have an allocated time in the conference program, posters and demos have a slot in a one-minute madness session plus a presentation during a dedicated Posters and Demos session. Workshop organisers are provided with logistic support by the conference organisation, and are expected to independently manage all aspects of the workshop program, including calls, invitations and any special requirements.

A Best Paper award will be designated by the Program Committee, and the Best Poster will be elected by the conference participants.

A selection of the best papers will be invited for publication in International Journal of Digital Libraries (IJDL, Springer, ISSN 1432-5012). Authors considered for the special issue will be required to submit extended versions (at least 30% new material) of their papers that expand upon the description of their work by providing depth and detail on their technical approaches and results. Please note that it is expected that the page length of a regular paper be between 10-30 pages. These submissions would then go through the IJDL review process before acceptance.

Important Dates

Workshop proposals submission: March 22, 2019
Notification of workshops’ decisions: April 3, 2019
Papers submission: April 15, 2019
Posters and Demos submission: April 15, 2019
Tutorial or Hands-on proposals submission: May 20, 2019
Notification of decisions for Papers, Posters and Demos: June 3, 2019
Doctoral Consortium submissions: June 14, 2019
Camera-ready submission: June 22, 2019

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