Please find below the call for papers for this year's ECDL meeting -- the premier single event I know of in Europe for digital library research and initiatives. A glance at the programs for the past two events (http://www.ecdl2004.org/ and http://www.ecdl2005.org/) should give you a good indication for the range of subjects covered.
EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON RESEARCH AND ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY FOR DIGITAL
"Towards the European Digital Library"
CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS
The 10th ECDL will be held in Alicante (Spain) in September 2006.
Papers are invited on substantial, original and completed research, applications and development that have not previously been presented elsewhere and that make new contributions to all aspects of Digital Libraries, including, but not limited to:
* Concepts of Digital Libraries and digital content.
* Collection building, management and integration.
* System architectures, integration and interoperability.
* Information organization, search and usage.
* Multilingual information access and multimedia content management.
* User interfaces for digital libraries.
* User studies and system evaluation.
* Digital archiving and preservation: methodological, technical and legal issues.
* Digital Library applications in e-science, e-learning, e-government, cultural heritage, etc.
CALL FOR PAPERS, POSTERS AND DEMOS
Submissions (up to 12 pages) via the ECDL2005 Conference Management System must follow the guidelines for the LNCS format provided by Springer (http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html). Posters and demos will undergo a simplified review process, based on the submitted papers, and will be directly accepted or rejected.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Workshops: proposals are invited for one- or two-day workshops (Thursday
September 21st, Friday September 22nd).
Panels: proposal should address controversial subjects of interest to a large community of ECDL participants.
Tutorials: tutorials are intended to present a topic in detail over either a half-day or a full day (Sunday September 17th).
Doctoral consortium: doctoral students (based on an acceptance of a written abstract) will have the opportunity to discuss their proposal with experienced researchers on Sunday September 17th.
* January 27
Workshop proposal deadline
* February 24
Workshop acceptance notification
* March 3
Paper/Tutorial/Panel submission deadline
* April 3
Doctoral consortium submission deadline
* April 22
Acceptance notification for tutorials
* May 15
Acceptance notifications for papers/poster/demos/doctoral consortium
* June 2
Final version of papers/poster/demos/doctoral consortium
* July 15
End of early registration
* September 17-22
Additional information about submissions can be found at the conference website (http://www.ecdl2006.org).
* General Chair
Felisa Verdejo (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain)
* Program Chairs
Costantino Thanos (CNR, Italy) and Julio Gonzalo (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain)
* Organization Chair
Rafael C. Carrasco (Universidad de Alicante, Spain)
* Workshops Chairs
Donatella Castelli (CNR, Italy) and José Luis Vicedo (Universidad de Alicante, Spain)
* Poster & Demo Chair
Günter Mühlberger (University of Innsbruck, Austria)
* Panel Chairs
Andreas Rauber (Vienna University of Technology, Austria) and Liz Lyon (UKOLN, UK)
* Tutorial Chairs
Ingeborg Solvberg (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway) and Marcos Andre Gonçalves (Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil)
* Publicity and Exhibits Chairs
Maristella Agosti (University of Padua, Italy), Tamara Sumner (University of Colorado at Boulder, USA) and Shigeo Sugimoto (University of Tsukuba, Japan).
* Doctoral Consortium Chairs
Jose Borbinha (IST, Lisbon Technical Universtity, Portugal) and Lillian Cassel (Villanova University, USA)
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