TPDL 2013 - Call for Workshops

Tsakonas Giannis john at LIS.UPATRAS.GR
Mon Feb 18 02:14:20 EST 2013

* apologies for cross-postings *

TPDL 2013 - Call for Workshop Proposals
17th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital 
22-26 September 2013
Valletta, Malta


* Introduction *
TPDL2013, the 17th International Conference on Theory and Practice of 
Digital Libraries, is organized by the University of Malta, in Valletta, 
Malta from 22 to 26 of September 2013. TPDL traditionally hosts 
workshops relevant to digital libraries and adjacent research areas and 
provides a forum of focused, interactive and engaging discussions for 
groups of researchers, societies and project teams. Workshops address 
challenging topics from the whole digital library spectrum that require 
special attention and aim at presenting innovative ideas and solutions, 
discussing the outcomes of on-going research projects and producing 
interesting results, such as workshop proceedings, publications, reports 
and white papers.

The Organizing Committee of TPDL2013 invites interested individuals, 
research teams, societies and project groups to submit their proposals 
for workshops to be organized in the frame of the conference.

* Proposals *
Workshop proposers will be responsible for preparing a Call for Papers, 
structuring a Program Committee, publicizing the workshop and 
distributing the CfP, receiving and reviewing submissions, selecting the 
papers and producing the proceedings of the papers.

In detail, a workshop proposal must include the following:
* A concise title of the workshop.
* The names and the affiliations of the organizers. The organizers 
should add a short biographical note with their areas of expertise and 
their experience in organizing workshops or related events.
* Proposed duration of the workshop (half or full day).
* An outline of the workshop’s objectives and targets. The outline 
should also address the importance of the workshop in view of the 
conference and its relevance to TPDL.
* The expected participants in the workshop. If the workshop has been 
organized before, either in the frame of TPDL or any other conference, 
the organizers should also report the previous attendance, the outcomes, 
any post-workshop publication venue, etc.
* A description of the workshop's theme, its main topics and the format 
(the number of papers, the number of invited speakers, type of 
activities (e.g., short paper presentation, invited talk, demo, poster, 
etc.), and an approximate timeline (breaks should be synchronized with 
scheduled breaks if possible.)
* A description of the workshop processes, such as the peer review 
process, a tentative list of PC members that have agreed to serve the 
workshop, the timeline, advertisement, etc.

* Submission *
Workshop proposals should be maximum four (4) pages in length following 
the LNCS format ( and they can be 
submitted in PDF format via email to the Workshop Chairs. Please use the 
Subject line "TPDL 2013 Workshop Proposal - XXXX", where XXXX is your 
workshop's title or acronym, when submitting.

Upon submitting the workshop proposal, the proposers commit that in 
case the workshop is accepted, they will physically attend and 
coordinate the workshop.

Each submitted proposal will be reviewed by the Workshop Chairs and the 
Workshop Committee with the approval of the Conference General Chairs 
and Program Chairs. Notification of acceptance will be sent via email to 
the workshop proposers by April 22, 2013.

The selected Workshops will be organized on September 26, 2013, after 
the Main Track of the conference, in the Historic Buildings of 
University of Malta in Valletta, Malta. The Organizing Committee will 
provide substantial support in the area of logistics management, namely 
registration, catering, halls, infrastructure and -if requested- in 
post-event publication.

* Important dates *
Workshop submission deadline: March 4, 2013
Acceptance notification: April 22, 2013
Workshop date: September 26, 2013

* More information *
Inquiries can be sent to the Workshop Chairs Mounia Lalmas, 
mounia at and Laszlo Kovacs, laszlo.kovacs at

More information about TPDL2013 is available at

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