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JCDL (Joint Conference on Digital Libraries) 2012 Call For
Participation June 10-14, 2012 GWU Washington, DC, USA


Hosted by George Washington University
June 10-14, 2012 Washington, DC, USA

Call for Papers

The ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries is a major
international forum focusing on digital libraries and associated
technical, practical, organizational, and social issues. JCDL
encompasses the many meanings of the term digital libraries, including
(but not limited to) new forms of information institutions and
organizations; operational information systems with all manner of
digital content; new means of selecting, collecting, organizing,
distributing, and accessing digital content; theoretical models of
information media, including document genres and electronic
publishing; and theory and practice of use of managed content in
science and education.
Important Dates

    * Full Papers due January 23, 2012
    * Short Papers, Panels, Posters, Demonstrations, Workshops,
Tutorials due January 30, 2012
    * Notification of acceptance for Workshops and Tutorials: March 1, 2012
    * Notification of acceptance for Papers, Panels, Posters, and
Demonstrations: March 21, 2012
    * Doctoral Consortium Abstract submissions due March 31, 2012

Conference Focus

The theme for JCDL 2012 is #sharing #linking #using #preserving.
Digital libraries, under a variety of names and modalities, are often
part of the every day web experience. The challenge is how digital
libraries can enhance user experience through providing stability in
changing information environment, breaking down information silos,
integrating into accepted practices of the web, and providing a range
of access and services to resources across the web, both to human and
machine users.

The intended community for this conference includes those interested
in all aspects of digital libraries such as infrastructure;
institutions; metadata; content; services; digital preservation;
system design; scientific data management; workflows; implementation;
interface design; human-computer interaction; performance evaluation;
usability evaluation; collection development; intellectual property;
privacy; electronic publishing; document genres; multimedia; social,
institutional, and policy issues; user communities; and associated
theoretical topics. JCDL welcomes submissions in these areas, and
submissions associated with the JCDL 2012 theme of social media
influenced themes of linking, sharing, usage, and preservation are
particularly welcome. The conference sessions, workshops and tutorials
will cover all these aspects.

Participation is sought from all parts of the world and from the full
range of established and emerging disciplines and professions
including computer science, information science, web science, data
science, librarianship, data management, archival science and
practice, museum studies and practice, information technology,
medicine, social sciences, education and humanities. Representatives
from academe, government, industry, and others are invited to

JCDL 2012 will be held in Washington DC on the campus of the George
Washington University. The program is organized by an international
committee of scholars and leaders in the digital libraries field and
attendance is expected to include several hundreds of researchers,
practitioners, managers, and students.

JCDL 2012 invites submissions of papers and proposals for posters,
demonstrations, tutorials, and workshops that will make the conference
an exciting and creative event to attend. As always, the conference
welcomes contributions from all the fields that intersect to enable
digital libraries. Topics include, but are not limited to:

    * Collaborative and participatory information environments
    * Cyberinfrastructure architectures, applications, and deployments
    * Data mining/extraction of structure from networked information
    * Digital library and Web Science curriculum development
    * Distributed information systems
    * Extracting semantics, entities, and patterns from large collections
    * Evaluation of online information environments
    * Impact and evaluation of digital libraries and information in education
    * Information and knowledge systems
    * Information policy and copyright law
    * Information visualization
    * Interfaces to information for novices and experts
    * Linked data and its applications
    * Personal digital information management
    * Retrieval and browsing
    * Scientific data curation, citation and scholarly publication
    * Social media, architecture, and applications
    * Social networks, virtual organizations and networked information
    * Social-technical perspectives of digital information
    * Studies of human factors in networked information
    * Theoretical models of information interaction and organization
    * User behavior and modeling
    * Visualization of large-scale information environments
    * Web archiving and preservation

Paper Submissions

Paper authors may choose between two formats: Full papers and short
papers. Both formats will be included in the proceedings and will be
presented at the conference. Both formats will be rigorously peer
reviewed. Complete papers are required--abstracts and incomplete
papers will not be reviewed.

Full papers report on mature work, or efforts that have reached an
important milestone. Short papers will highlight efforts that might be
in an early stage, but are important for the community to be made
aware of. Short papers can also present theories or systems that can
be described concisely in the limited space.

Full papers must not exceed 10 pages. Short papers are limited to at
most 4 pages. All papers must be original contributions. The material
must therefore not have been previously published or be under review
for publication elsewhere. All contributions must be written in
English and must follow the ACM formatting
guidelines. Papers are to be submitted via the conference's EasyChair
submission page:

All accepted papers will be published by ACM as conference proceedings
and electronic versions will be included in both the ACM and IEEE
digital libraries.
Poster and Demonstration Submissions

Posters permit presentation of late-breaking results in an informal,
interactive manner. Poster proposals should consist of a title,
extended abstract, and contact information for the authors, and should
not exceed 2 pages. Proposals must follow the conference's formatting
guidelines and are to be submitted via the conference's EasyChair
submission page:
Accepted posters will be displayed at the conference and may include
additional materials, space permitting. Abstracts of posters will
appear in the proceedings.

Demonstrations showcase innovative digital libraries technology and
applications, allowing you to share your work directly with your
colleagues in a high-visibility setting. Demonstration proposals
should consist of a title, extended abstract, and contact information
for the authors and should not exceed 2 pages. Proposals must follow
the conference's formatting guidelines and are to be submitted via the
conference's EasyChair submission page: Abstracts of
demonstrations will appear in the proceedings.
Panels and Invited Briefings

Panels will complement the refereed portions of the program with
lively discussions of controversial and cutting-edge issues that are
not addressed by other program elements. Invited briefings will
explain a topic of interest to those building digital libraries - they
can be thought of as being mini-tutorials. We are not soliciting
formal proposals for panels or invited briefings, but if you have an
idea for one that you'd like to hear, please send email directly to
the panels/briefings chairs (Noha Adly [log in to unmask] and Haowei
Hsieh [log in to unmask] ).
Tutorial Submissions

Tutorials provide an opportunity to offer in-depth education on a
topic or solution relevant to research or practice in digital
libraries. They should address a single topic in detail over either a
half-day or a full day. They are not intended to be venues for
commercial product training. Experts who are interested in engaging
members of the community who may not be familiar with a relevant set
of technologies or concepts should plan their tutorials to cover the
topic or solution to a level that attendees will have sufficient
knowledge to follow and further pursue the material beyond the
tutorial. Leaders of tutorial sessions will be expected to take an
active role in publicizing and recruiting attendees for their

Tutorial proposals should include: a tutorial title; an abstract (1-2
paragraphs, to be used in conference programs); a description or
topical outline of tutorial (1-2 paragraphs, to be used for
evaluation); duration (half- or full-day); expected number of
participants; target audience, including level of experience
(introductory, intermediate, advanced); learning objectives; a brief
biographical sketch of the presenter(s); and contact information for
the presenter(s).

Tutorial proposals are to be submitted in electronic form via the
conference's EasyChair submission page:
Workshop Submissions

Workshops are intended to draw together communities of interest - both
those in established communities and also those interested in
discussion and exploration of a new or emerging issue. They can range
in format from formal, perhaps centering on presentation of refereed
papers, to informal, perhaps centering on an extended round-table
discussions among the selected participants.

Submissions should include: a workshop title and short description; a
statement of objectives for the workshop; a topical outline for the
workshop; identification of the expected audience and expected number
of attendees; a description of the planned format and duration
(half-day, full-day, or one and a half day); information about how the
attendees will be identified, notified of the workshop, and, if
necessary, selected from among applicants; as well as contact and
biographical information about the organizers. Finally, if a workshop
has been held previously, information about the earlier sessions
should be provided -- dates, locations, outcomes, attendance, etc.

Workshop proposals are to be submitted in electronic form via The
conference's EasyChair submission page:
Doctoral Consortium

The Doctoral Consortium is a workshop for Ph.D. students from all over
the world who are in the early phases of their dissertation work
(i.e., the consortium is not intended for those who are finished or
nearly finished with their dissertation). The goal of the Doctoral
Consortium is to help students with their thesis and research plans by
providing feedback and general advice on using the research
environment in a constructive and international atmosphere.

Students interested in participating in the Doctoral Consortium should
submit an extended abstract describing their digital library research.
Submissions relating to any aspect of digital library research,
development, and evaluation are welcomed, including: technical
advances, usage and impact studies, policy analyses, social and
institutional implications, theoretical contributions, interaction and
design advances, and innovative applications in the sciences,
humanities, and education.

Workshop proposals are to be submitted via the conference's EasyChair
submission page:
Important notes for all Submissions

All contributions must be submitted in electronic form via the JCDL
2012 submission Web page, following ACM format guidelines
and using the ACM template. Please submit all papers in PDF format.

Karim Boughida
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