Call for Papers

Full Research Papers

"Authors are invited to submit research papers describing original, unpublished research that is not (and will not be) simultaneously under consideration for publication elsewhere."

Full research papers must be up to 12 pages and must be submitted via the conference submission system. They must be written in English and follow the formatting guidelines of Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). The deadline for submitting full research papers is March 30th April 5th 2012 at 11.59pm (HST). All papers will be reviewed by at least 3 members of the programme committee. Paper acceptance can be as long paper, short paper or poster. The proceedings will be published as a volume of Springer's Lecture Notes on Computer Science (LNCS) series.


Work in Progress Papers

"Authors are invited to submit research papers describing original, unpublished research that is not (and will not be) simultaneously under consideration for publication elsewhere."

Short research papers must be up to 6 pages and must be submitted via the conference submission system. They must be written in English and follow the formatting guidelines of Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). The deadline for submitting work in progress papers is April 6th April 13th 2012 at 11.59pm (HST). All papers will be reviewed by at least 3 members of the programme committee. Paper acceptance can be as short paper or poster. The proceedings will be published as a volume of Springer's Lecture Notes on Computer Science (LNCS) series.


Panels

"Authors are invited to submit research papers describing original, unpublished research that is not (and will not be) simultaneously under consideration for publication elsewhere."

Panels aim to engage the community in a thought provoking discussion. They plan to exchange ideas and thoughts between the audience and panel members. Panels should not consist of paper presentations. The deadline for submitting panel proposals is 30th March 2012 at 11.59pm (HST).

Proposals should be 2-3 pages in length and should contain:

  • The topic, if possible formulated as a provocative question
  • The issues to be discussed, including a short listing of pro and con arguments
  • Short biographies of the moderator and prospective panelists
  • Any special requirements

The deadline for submitting Panel Proposals is March 30th April 5th April 13th 2012 at 11.59pm (HST). They must be submitted via the conference submission system. The submissions will undergo peer review and will be selected by the Panel Programme Committee.

A two-page abstract of the tutorial will be included in the proceedings. The proceedings will be published as a volume of Springer's Lecture Notes on Computer Science (LNCS) series.


Demonstrations

"Authors are invited to submit research papers describing original, unpublished research that is not (and will not be) simultaneously under consideration for publication elsewhere."

Demos provide researchers with an opportunity to present their work in an informal and interactive manner, and obtain direct feedback about their work from a wide audience. Demos showcase innovative digital libraries technology and applications, ranging from research prototypes to operational systems. The deadline for submitting demos is March 30th April 5th April 13th 2012 at 11.59pm (HST). They must be 4 pages and must be submitted via the conference submission system. They must be written in English and follow the formatting guidelines of Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). Accepted posters and demos will be allocated up to 4 pages for the written paper in the TPDL 2012 proceedings. Accepted demos will be presented at the demo session during the TPDL 2012 conference. For demos, authors will be required to bring laptop computers or other appropriate equipment, as no equipment (other than power sockets and tables) will be provided.


Doctoral Consortium

Continuing a tradition, the TPDL 2012 Doctoral Consortium (DC) serves as a forum for PhD students to share ideas about the development and use of Digital Libraries, compare approaches, discuss future research problems and receive feedback from the international Digital Library community.

The Doctoral Consortium aims to:

  • provide PhD students with a friendly and lively atmosphere for presenting their research ideas, exchange experiences with peers, and receive constructive feedback on their work from the international research community;
  • help students and doctoral candidates formulate research questions and organise their research;
  • help forge new relationships and collaborations within the International Digital Library community, promoting collaborative research; and support a new generation of researchers with information and advice on academic, research, industrial, and non-traditional career paths.

The TPDL 2012 DC invites PhD students whose doctoral research is related to digital libraries and at a stage of progress where feedback from the international community might be of value, to submit extended abstracts of up to 10 pages describing their work. It is expected that students who submit extended abstracts, will have finished the first part of their research (one-two years of their studies) and be still in the middle of their research work.

A panel of prominent researchers participating in the TPDL Programme Committee will conduct the workshop. They will review all the submissions and comment on the content of the work as well as on the presentation. Students will have 15-20 minutes to present their research, focusing on the main theme of their thesis, what they have achieved so far and how they plan to continue their work. Another 15-20 minutes are reserved for discussion and feedback from the panel of reviewers. Up to 12 students will have the opportunity to participate.

Submissions should be related to one or more of the conference themes. Moreover, they should be presented in a way that demonstrates the link to the chosen conferences theme(s), and they should contain:

  • a clear formulation of the research topic and research hypotheses;
  • an outline of the significant problems in the field and their current solutions;
  • a description of the proposed approach and its expected contributions;
  • a discussion of preliminary results;
  • an evaluation and future plan of the research.

"Authors are invited to submit research papers describing original, unpublished research that is not (and will not be) simultaneously under consideration for publication elsewhere."

All papers must be written in English and follow Springer's LNCS guidelines. Please send your submission (maximum 10 pages) directly by email to the doctoral consortium chairs at:

stefan.gradmann{AT}ibi.hu-berlin.de & blar{AT}iva.dk

The deadline for submissions is April 20th April 27th 2012.



Workshops

TPDL 2012 will devote one and a half days to workshops, which will take place on September 26 (afternoon) and 27 (all day), right after the main conference has ended. We invite proposals for workshops that provide a context for the presentation and discussion of novel ideas, emerging trends, issues and challenges in a focused and interactive manner. The topics can cover any areas related to digital libraries, including cross-disciplinary areas. The workshops will offer a common forum to engage and encourage researchers to present and discuss their work, obtain valuable feedback in an informal, supportive, and friendly environment. The workshops will aim to produce valuable outcomes, e.g., online workshop proceedings, post-workshop publications, online groups or resources, white papers, and so on. The selection process will give priority to workshops with novelty, focus, and an explicitly formulated target outcome.

Each workshop should have at least 6 paper presentations and preferably no more than 10-12. Workshops are intended to be genuine interactive events and not mini-conferences. We welcome workshops with a creative structure and organization, that may thus attract diverse types of contributions and ensure rich interaction.

Workshop proposers will be responsible for forming a program committee, publicizing the workshop, preparing and distributing a call for papers, having submissions reviewed, selecting the papers to be presented at the workshop, and possibly generating the proceedings.

By submitting a workshop proposal all the proponents of the workshop commit, if the workshop is accepted, to physically attend the workshop.


Workshops will also be advertised through the TPDL 2012 website and mailing list.

A workshop proposal should be 2 to 3 pages in length and include the following information:

  • Title of the workshop;
  • A description of the topic of the workshop plus a short description on how the workshop will be advertised so as to ensure a sufficiently wide range of submissions and participants;
  • A description of the format/structure of the workshop (half or full day) including any relevant information, such as list of invited speakers (if any), programme committee, planned deadlines for call for papers, type of reviewing, and any organisational aspect;
  • Motivation and objectives/goals of the workshop, stating how it will contribute to the field of Digital Libraries;
  • Expected outcomes and intended audience;
  • (If the workshop is related or follows on from another workshop) A short description of previous events and an explanation of the additional motivations, benefit, and expected achievements that support the proposal;
  • Expected number of participants;
  • Name, affiliation, and e-mail address of the proposer(s);
  • A brief CV of the proposer(s), explaining their qualifications;
  • Names of at least three people who have accepted to join the PC.

All proposals will be reviewed by the TPDL 2012 Workshops Committee, which is formed by:

  • Nicola Ferro (University of Padova, Italy)
  • Ed Fox (Virginia Tech, USA)
  • Marcos Goncalves (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil)
  • Vivien Petras (Humboldt University Berlin, Germany)
  • Andreas Rauber (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)
  • Fabrizio Sebastiani (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy -- Chair)

Submission Details:

Please email your workshop proposal to the TPDL 2012 Workshop Chair:

Fabrizio Sebastiani

Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell'Informazione
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Pisa, Italy
Email: fabrizio.sebastiani@isti.cnr.it

clearly specifying "TPDL 2012 Workshop Proposal" in the subject line.

Important dates:

  • March 12, 2012:
    Submission of workshop proposals
  • April 9, 2012:
    Notifications of proposal acceptance / rejection
  • September 26-27, 2012:
    TPDL 2012 Workshops

Tutorials

The first day of the conference will consist of a parallel session of tutorials each concentrating on a single topic, presented either at an introductory level or in depth, related to digital libraries, their
foundations and methodologies as well as their relevant applications and usages, including cross-disciplinary areas. A two-page abstract of the tutorial will be included in the conference proceedings.

Proposal Submission

Tutorial Proposals should be 2-3 pages in length and should contain:

  • Title of the proposed tutorial.
  • Names and full addresses, including contact details, of the tutors.
  • A brief description of the tutorial topic and goals, its relevance to TPDL 2012 and significance for the research field.
  • A description of the target audience, areas from which the participants are expected to come, strategy for publicizing the tutorial, number of expected participants, names of the tutors and, if
  • known, potential attendees.
  • Arrangements for the organization of the tutorial, including a brief outline of the tutorial describing anticipated format and content. Tutorials will be one-day (6 hours) or half-day (3 hours).
  • A brief description of the organizers' and tutors' experience and background in the topic, and links to web pages of them.

Tutorial proposals should be submitted via e-mail (either plain text or pdf format) to the tutorial chair Christos Papatheodorou, papatheodor{AT}ionio.gr, with a subject line: TPDL 2012 Tutorial Proposal

The submissions will undergo peer review and will be selected by the Tutorial Committee.

Important dates:

  • April 20 April 27, 2012:
    Submission of tutorial proposals
  • May 25, 2012:
    Notifications of proposal acceptance / rejection
  • September 23, 2012:
    TPDL 2012 Tutorials

Tutorial committee:

  • Trond Aalberg, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
  • BirgerĀ  Larsen, Royal School of Information and Library Science, Denmark
  • Ronald Larsen, University of Pittsburgh, USA
  • Christos Papatheodorou, Ionian University, Greece