TPDL 2013 - Call for participation in the Doctoral Consortium

Tsakonas Giannis john at LIS.UPATRAS.GR
Thu May 23 14:19:35 EDT 2013

TPDL 2013 - Call for Doctoral Consortium
17th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital 
22-26 September 2013
Valletta, Malta
Registration webpage:


* Introduction *
Tradition and service to the community are important cornerstones of 
the scientific environment. As such, we are glad to invite submissions 
to the TPDL 2013 Doctoral Consortium. The TPDL Doctoral Consortium 
follows an important tradition of events aimed at providing, to the next 
generation of young, talented Digital Library researchers, 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.

Some of the goals of the TPDL Doctoral Consortium include:
- help doctoral candidates formulate research questions and organize 
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.

* Submissions *
Submissions, in the format of extended abstracts of up to ten (10) 
pages, must focus on digital libraries related issues, and should 
summarize work at a stage of progress in which feedback from the 
international community might be of value. It is expected that students 
who submit extended abstracts have already finished the first part of 
their research (one-two years of their studies), but still are in the 
middle of their research work.

A panel of prominent researchers participating in the TPDL Program 
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 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. The following 20 minutes 
are reserved for discussion and feedback from the panel of reviewers. 
The Doctoral Consortium will take place on a single full day. Up to 12 
students will have the opportunity to participate.

Submissions should be related to one or more of the conference themes 
as stated in the Call for Research Papers. Moreover, they should be 
presented in a way that demonstrates the link to the chosen conference 
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 
- a description of the proposed approach and its expected 
- a discussion of preliminary results; and
- an evaluation (-plan) of the research.

All papers must be written in English and follow Springer's LNCS 
guidelines. Please send your submission directly by email to the 
Doctoral Consortium chairs Marcos Gonçalves (mgoncalv at or 
Stefan Gradmann (stefan.gradmann at with Subject "TPDL 
2013 Doctoral Consortium Submission".

Revised versions of the presented extended abstracts will be published 
after the conference in a special issue of the TCDL Bulletin, the 
publication of the IEEE-CS Technical Committee on Digital Libraries 

* Important Dates *
- Extended abstract submission: June 2, 2013
- Notification of acceptance: June 24, 2013
- Submission of final abstract: July 15, 2013
- Doctoral Consortium: September 22, 2013

* More information *
Inquiries can be sent to the Doctoral Consortium Chairs Marcos 
Gonçalves (mgoncalv at and Stefan Gradmann 
(stefan.gradmann at

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