International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries 2012

Call for papers 2nd International Conference on Theory and Practice of
Digital Libraries 2012 (Pafos, Cyprus – 23-27 September 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
repositories.

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)

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unpublished research that is not (and will not be) simultaneously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

Important Dates:

Research paper submission: 30th March 2012 at 11.59pm (EET).
Work in Progress (WIP) submission: 6th April 2012 at 11.59pm (EET).
Demo submission: 30th March 2012 at 11.59pm (EET).
Notification of acceptance for full and WIP papers: May 21st 2012.
Workshop proposal submission: 30th March 2012 at 11.59pm (EET).
Tutorial proposal submission: 30th March 2012 at 11.59pm (EET).
Panel proposal submission: 30th March 2012 at 11.59pm (EET).

Contact Details:
Website: http://www.tpdl2012.org/
Twitter: #tpdl2012
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/TPDL-2012/280533611975549
Contact email: info@tpdl2012.org

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