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TPDL 2012 : Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries


Conference Series : Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries
When Sep 23, 2012 - Sep 27, 2012
Where Cyprus
Submission Deadline Apr 5, 2012
Notification Due May 18, 2012
Categories    digital libraries

Call For Papers

Extended Call for papers TPDL 2012: 16th European Conference on Digital Libraries
Digital Libraries (Pafos, Cyprus - 23-27 September 2012)

*** Note Extended Deadlines - 5th April/13th April 2012 ***

Over the last years, Digital Libraries have taken over a central role
in our society. As the volume of digital material grows, and its use
becomes more ubiquitous, the challenge of combining our digital
futures and digital past becomes more important. Innovative methods,
collaborative working and new forms of content challenge established
digital library methods. Similarly, the need for increasingly
sophisticated means for supporting the analysis of digital content by
humanists and scientists, practitioners and academics, leads to new
difficulties for the infrastructure and interface of information

The International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital
Libraries is the successor of the European Conference on Research and
Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries (ECDL). TPDL/ECDL has been
the leading European scientific forum on digital libraries for 15
years. The conference continues to bring together researchers,
developers, content providers and users in the field of digital
libraries. TPDL 2012 is organised by the Department of Multimedia and
Graphic Arts of the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) in
collaboration with the University of Cyprus and the City University
London. It will take place in Pafos, Cyprus on 23-27 September 2012

General Chair: Panayiotis Zaphiris (Cyprus University of Technology)
Program Chair: George Buchanan (City University London)
Edie Rasmussen (University of British Columbia)

Submission Categories:
- Full Research Papers
- Work in Progress (WIP): Short papers and posters
- Panels
- Demonstrations
- Doctoral Consortium
- Workshops
- Tutorials

Topics of Interest:
Authors are invited to submit research papers describing original,
unpublished research that is not (and will not be) simultaneously
under consideration for publication elsewhere. General areas of
interests include, but are not limited to, the following topics,
organized in four areas:

Applications and User Experience
- User issues in large information spaces
- Exploring Semantic Web and Linked Data
- User studies for and evaluation of digital library systems and applications
- Personal information management and personal digital libraries
- Enterprise-scale knowledge and information management
- User behaviour and modelling
- User mobility and context awareness in information access
- User interfaces for digital libraries
- Innovative interfaces and technologies for digital libraries

Foundations: Supporting Discovery
- Digital libraries: architectures and infrastructures
- Representing documents: metadata standards, ontologies and protocols
- Interoperability in digital libraries, data and information integration
- Systems, algorithms, and models for digital preservation
- Information access: retrieval and browsing
- Information organisation: automatic and manual
- Multimedia information management and retrieval
- Multilinguality in digital libraries

Digital Humanities
- Digital libraries in cultural heritage
- Understanding and supporting the work of digital humanists
- Novel research tools and methods in digital humanities
- Computational linguistics: text mining and retrieval
- Organizational aspects of digital preservation
- Information policy and legal aspects (e.g., copyright laws)
- Social networks and networked information
- Scholarly primitives

Research Data
- Architectures for large-scale data management (e.g., Grids, Clouds)
- Cyberinfrastructures: architectures, operation and evolution
- Distributed and collaborative information environments
- Data mining and extraction of structure from networked information
- Scientific data curation
- Metadata for scientific data, data provenance
- Services and workflows for scientific data
- Data and knowledge management in virtual organizations
- Information visualization

Paper submission
All research papers must be written in English and follow the
formatting guidelines of Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science

Research papers must be up to 12 pages of length for long papers, up
to 6 pages for work-in-progress papers, and 4 pages for demonstrations.
All contributions must be submitted via the conference submission system

All papers will be reviewed by at least 3 members of the programme
committee. Paper acceptance can be as long paper, or work-in-progress
with paper or poster presentation.

Research paper submission (Extended): 5th April 2012 at 11.59pm (EET).
Work in Progress (WIP) submission (Extended): 13th April 2012 at 11.59pm (EET).
Demonstration submission: 5th April 2012 at 11.59pm (EET).

Notification of acceptance for full papers and demonstrations: 18th May 2012.
Notification of acceptance for Panels, Tutorials, Work in Progress:
25th May 2012

We also invite the following submissions:
Panels: Deadline 5th April 2012
Tutorials: 20th April 2012

For full details, see our website at

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