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 Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) in collaboration with the University of Cyprus and the City University London. It will take place in Paphos, Cyprus on 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.

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Important Dates

  • Full Papers
    March 30th April 5th

  • Panel, Demos
    March 30th April 5th
    April 13th

  • Work in Progress Papers
    April 6th April 13th

  • Tutorials
    April 20thApril 27th

  • Workshops
    March 12th

  • Workshop Acceptance Notification
    April 9th

  • Full research papers, demos, doctoral consortium Acceptance Notification
    May 18th

  • Panels, Tutorials, Work in Progress Acceptance Notification
    May 25th

  • Camera Ready Versions
    June 8th

  • Doctoral Consortium
    April 20th April 27th

  • Conference
    September 23rd-27th

General areas of interests include, but are not limited to, the following topics, organized in four areas:

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

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