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TPDL2017 - Call for Papers

From: Giannis Tsakonas <john@lis.upatras.gr>
Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2016 14:28:00 +0200
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TPDL2017 Call for Papers
International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries
18-21 September 2017
Grand Hotel Palace, Thessaloniki, Greece

The 21st version of the International Conference on Theory and Practice 
of Digital Libraries holds the general theme “Part of the Machine: 
turning complex into scalable” and wants to create a dialogue that will 
address the challenge of creatively transforming these highly 
synthesised environments into solutions that can scale for the benefit 
of varied communities.

Digital libraries are complex systems that respond to the needs of 
multiple communities with escalating requirements. Undoubtedly the 
effect of big data in research and development is immense and their 
collection, aggregation, analysis and interpretation is currently the 
main trend. However, smaller developments are equally interesting in 
giving the example of managing highly structured and organised 
information resources.

In this series of conferences, the dialectic between theory and practice 
is intense, but always aims to produce a state of the art imagery of 
digital libraries, or else networked information systems that affect the 
life of academia, education, culture, society and industry. The 
components of this “machinery” are interconnected and claim the skills 
and knowledge of multidisciplinary researchers.

# Topics #
Contributions are welcomed in the following eight tracks, some of which 
are addressed as Special Tracks. However, submissions are not limited to 
the topics included in these tracks, neither it is implied that one 
paper is associated with one topic.

1. Digital Humanities
Corpora development
Metadata & semantics for DH applications
Text & data mining in DH
Textual & visual information extraction
Ontology engineering & use in DH
Visualization in DH
Annotations & critique in DH
Impact of DH in society & academia

2. E-Infrastructures
Digital library designs & architectures
Ubiquitous computing & Mobile digital libraries
Internet of Things with digital libraries
Digital preservation
Cloud technologies
Security for digital libraries
Digital forensics
Business models for e-infrastructures

3. Information Retrieval
Information retrieval & discovery
Query analysis
Indexing & compression
Search engine architectures
Recommendation systems & filtering
IR evaluation
Multimedia IR
Multilingual IR
Searching for sensitive information

4. Semantics
Archival/Bibliographic Linked Data & applications
Linked Data in disciplinary digital libraries
Authenticity & provenance
Authority management issues
Interoperability & integration
Metadata aggregation
Metadata schemas with emphasis to composite content
Quality metrics for metadata & information structures

5. Users and Societies
Digital library interfaces
Metrics, altmerics & scientometrics for & in digital libraries
User centered evaluation of digital libraries
Economic & legal issues for DLs
Information behaviour studies
Collaborative information seeking
Sentiment analysis

6. Content
Digital curation & related workflows
Audio-Visual digital libraries
Annotations & user generated content
Records management, business archives & organizational archives
3D modeling & provision
Legal issues for content in digital libraries

7. Data
Big data
Data science & data education
Data mining
Data representation
Data sharing & reusability
Data structures & quality
Domain specific data, such as biomedical, chemical, astronomical, social
Data provenance
Data in Scholarly Communication

8. Services
Publishing structured & unstructured information
Visualization of information
Network analysis in & for digital libraries
Web archiving
Annotations management in digital libraries
Personal information management & personal digital libraries

Individual researchers and research groups are invited to submit full 
papers, short papers, posters and demonstrations on the topics above, 
but on other relevant topics as well. Their research papers should 
describe original, unpublished research that is not (and will not be) 
simultaneously under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Students on any of the above-mentioned topics are encouraged to 
participate to the Doctoral Consortium. A four pages paper, which will 
appear in the Proceedings volume, is required to be submitted through 
the Doctoral Consortium track.

# Important Dates #
- Submission deadline for Workshops, Tutorials and Panels: March 03, 2017
- Notification on Workshops, Tutorials and Panels:  March 31, 2017
- Submission deadline for Full and Short papers: April 7, 2017
- Submission deadline for Posters and Demonstrations: April 14, 2017
- Notification of acceptance for Papers, Posters, and Demonstrations: 
May 26, 2017
- Camera Ready Versions: June 23, 2017
- End of Early Registration: July 21, 2017
- Conference Dates: September 17-21, 2017

# Publication in Conference Proceedings #
The TPDL 2016 proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in 
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS, ISSN 0302-9743). Therefore all 
submissions should conform to the formatting instructions described in 
the “For Authors” webpage. In case your paper includes images or 
screenshots please ensure that you set image compression at 600dpi when 
you produce your PDF file.

All full and short papers, posters and demonstrations must be submitted 
in electronic format (PDF) via the conference’s submission page.


According to the registration regulation for TPDL2017, inclusion of 
papers in the proceedings is conditional upon registration of at least 
one author per paper.

# Post-conference Journal Publication #
The TPDL2017 Program Committee will also nominate papers they consider 
highlight work of significance in the field. Authors of these papers are 
then invited to submit extended version (at least 30% new material) of 
their papers that expand upon the description of their work by providing 
more depth and detail on their technical approaches and results. These 
submissions then go through the International Journal of Digital 
Libraries (IJDL, ISSN 1432-5012) review process before acceptance in a 
focused issue of the journal.
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