TPDL2013 - Call for Tutorials

Tsakonas Giannis john at LIS.UPATRAS.GR
Mon Feb 18 02:58:25 EST 2013

* apologies for cross-postings *

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


* Introduction *
The International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital 
Libraries (TPDL) is the leading scientific forum on digital libraries 
and related research areas that brings together researchers, developers, 
content providers and practitioners. The first day of the conference 
will offer conference attendees and local participants a stimulating and 
informative selection of tutorials covering current topics in digital 
libraries and related technologies and areas of research.

Topics should have a direct relevance to the topics of the conference; 
a full list of current topics of interest can be found at Anticipated areas of interest at the time of 
TPDL2013 include topics related to digital libraries, their foundations 
and methodologies, as well as their relevant applications and usages, 
including cross-disciplinary areas. We especially welcome tutorials 
bridging multiple areas, or presenting new perspectives in these areas, 
and tutorials with a practical hands-on approach that educate 
participants in using a technology after the tutorial.

Proposals will be considered for half-day and full-day tutorials. 
Tutorials may cover material either at an introductory level 
(introducing new areas of research or practice to attendees) or in depth 
(advancing the understanding of attendees with basic familiarity of the 
area). Tutorials may target researchers, practitioners, or the field as 
a whole.

* Proposals *
Tutorial proposals should be submitted in PDF via 

A tutorial proposal should include the following:
- Title of the tutorial
- Instructor(s) and their credentials (short CV, link to personal web 
- Aims, scope and learning objectives of the tutorial
- Relevance to TPDL2013 and significance for the research field
- Full description (1-2 pages to be used for evaluation)
- Tutorial history (previous offerings of tutorial, if any)
- Format of tutorial (half- or full-day)
- Target audience and prerequisite knowledge
- Keywords
- Any other noteworthy comments or remarks

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

Upon submitting the tutorial proposal, the proposers commit that in 
case the tutorial is accepted, all lecturers will physically attend and 
present the tutorial. Upon acceptance the tutorial proposers will have 
to deliver a 300 Word abstract (1-2 paragraphs) suitable for inclusion 
in conference website, while a two (2) pages abstract in LNCS format 
documenting the tutorial will be included in the TPDL2013 conference 
proceedings published in the Springer LNCS series.

The selected tutorials will be organized on September 22, 2013, before 
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 and infrastructure.

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

* Information *
Queries regarding tutorial proposals should be sent to the Tutorial 
Chairs: Jaap Kamps <kamps at> and Hussein Suleman 
<hussein at>

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