Deadline Extension - 17th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries

Tsakonas Giannis john at LIS.UPATRAS.GR
Tue Mar 19 05:40:57 EDT 2013

* apologies for cross-postings *

## Deadline extension ##

We would like to inform you that the submission deadline has been 

New deadline: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 (midnight, CET)


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

The International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital 
Libraries constitutes a leading European scientific forum on digital  
libraries that brings together researchers, developers, content 
providers and users in the field of digital libraries. The 17th  
International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries 
(TPDL 2013) is organized by the University of Malta and it will be held 
in Valletta, Malta on September 22-26, 2013.

* Aims and scope *
Valuable and rapidly increasing volumes of data are produced or 
transformed into digital form by all fields of science, education, 
culture, business and government. For this purpose the digital libraries 
community has developed long-term and interdisciplinary research 
agendas, providing significant results, such as conceptual models, added 
value infrastructures, software tools, standards and services.

The advent of the technologies that enhance the exchange of information 
with rich semantics is on the centre of the discussions of the 
community. Information providers inter-link their metadata with  user 
contributed data and offer new services outlooking to the development of 
a web of data and addressing the interoperability and long-term 
preservation challenges.

TPDL 2013 under the general theme "sharing meaningful information", 
invites submissions describing original, unpublished research and not  
(and will not be) simultaneously under consideration for publication 
elsewhere, for the proliferation of scientific and research osmosis in  
the following categories: Full Papers, Short Papers, Posters and 
Demonstrations and Doctoral Consortium. All submissions will be reviewed 
on the basis of relevance, originality, importance and clarity in a 
triple peer review process.

The TPDL 2013 proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in the 
Lecture Notes in Computer Science series  
( The authors of the best 
research papers presented to TPDL2013 will be invited to submit  
substantially extended versions of their paper for publication in a 
Focused Issue of the International Journal on Digital Libraries  

* Topics *
General areas of interests include, but are not limited to, the 
following topics, organized in four categories, according to a  
conceptualization that coincides with the four arms of the Maltese 

- Information models
- Digital Library conceptual models and formal issues
- Digital Library 2.0
- Digital library education curricula
- Economic and legal (e.g. rights management), landscape for digital 
- Theoretical models of information interaction and organization
- Information policies
- Studies of human factors in networked information
- Scholarly primitives
- Novel research tools and methods with emphasis on digital humanities
- User behavior analysis and modeling
- Social-technical perspectives of digital information

- Digital Library architectures
- Cloud and grid deployments
- Federation of repositories
- Collaborative and participatory information environments
- Data storage and indexing
- Big data management
- e-science, e-government, e-learning, cultural heritage 
- Semi Structured data
- Semantic web issues in digital libraries
- Ontologies and knowledge organization systems
- Linked data and their applications

- Metadata schemas with emphasis to metadata for composite content 
(Multimedia, geographical, statistical data and other special content  
- Interoperability and Information integration
- Digital Curation and related workflows
- Preservation, authenticity and provenance
- Web archiving
- Social media, and dynamically generated content for particular 
uses/communities (education, science, public, etc.)
- Crowdsourcing
- 3D models indexing and retrieval
- Authority management issues

- Information Retrieval and browsing
- Multilingual and Multimedia Information Retrieval
- Personalization in digital libraries
- Context awareness in information access
- Semantic aware services
- Technologies for delivering/accessing digital libraries, e.g.  mobile 
- Visualization of large-scale information environments
- Evaluation of online information environments
- Quality metrics
- Interfaces to digital libraries
- Data mining/extraction of structure from networked information
- Social networks analysis and virtual organizations
- Traditional and alternative metrics of scholarly communication
- Mashups of resources

* Important Dates *
- Full and Short papers, Posters and Demonstrations: Extended to April 
3, 2013 (midnight, CET)
- Notification of acceptance for Papers, Posters, and Demonstrations: 
May 20, 2013
- Camera Ready Versions: June 9, 2013
- Doctoral Consortium Papers Submission Deadline: June 2, 2013
- Doctoral Consortium Acceptance Notification: July 2, 2013
- End of Early Registration: July 31, 2013
- Conference Dates: September 22-26, 2013

* Formatting Instructions *
Full papers (12 pages), short-papers (6 pages), posters and  
demonstrations (4 pages) must be written in English and submitted in  
PDF format. The TPDL 2013 proceedings will be published by  
Springer-Verlag in Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
( 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.

* Submission *
Full papers, short-papers, posters and demonstrations must be  
submitted in electronic format (PDF) via the conference's EasyChair  
submission page (

According to the Registration Regulation for TPDL 2013, inclusion of 
papers in the Proceedings is conditional upon registration of at least  
one author per paper.

* Organization *
General Chairs:
Milena Dobreva, University of Malta, Malta
Giannis Tsakonas, University of Patras, Greece

Program Chairs:
Trond Aalberg, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Christos Papatheodorou, Ionian University, Greece

Organizing Chair:
Charles J. Farrugia, National Archives, Malta

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