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Call For Papers

18th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries (ICADL 2016)

Dates: December 7 to 9, 2016
Location: University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
Co-located Event: Asia-Pacific Forum of Information Schools (AP-IS) Dec. 5 to 6, 2016

Since its beginnings in Hong Kong in 1998, ICADL has become one of the premiere international conferences for digital library research. ICADL 2016 in Tsukuba, the Japanese science city near Tokyo, offers a valuable opportunity for researchers, educators, and practitioners to share their experiences and innovative developments. ICADL 2016 will be held as a part of an international forum with the Asia-Pacific Forum of Information Schools (AP-IS) to promote exchange and collaboration among information schools in Asia-Pacific. AP-IS will include a doctoral consortium, workshops, panel discussions and meetings for students and faculties from Information Schools in the Asia-Pacific region.

The main theme of ICADL 2016 is “Knowledge, Information and Data in Open Access Society.” We solicit not only high-quality, original research papers, but also practitioner papers identifying research problems and future directions. Following the previous ICADLs, ICADL 2016 proceedings will be published in the LNCS series of Springer. The following is the (non-exhaustive) list of topics.

Important Dates:

  • 2016-07-02(Sat) Paper Submission Deadline
    • Full research papers (oral presentation)
    • Short practitioner papers (poster presentation)
    • Short work-in-progress papers (poster presentation)
  • 2016-08-19(Fri) Workshop Proposal Deadline
  • 2016-08-29(Mon) Notification (Papers and Workshops)
  • 2016-09-13(Tue) Camera Ready Copy Due (Tentative)

List of (non-exhaustive) Topics

Information Technologies for Knowledge, Information and Data

  • Semantic Web and linked data
  • Data mining and extraction of structure from networked information
  • Multilingual Information
  • Multimedia information management, retrieval and recommendation
  • Metadata aggregation models
  • Interchangeability and information integration
  • Ontologies and knowledge organization systems, networked information
  • Applications of digital libraries
  • Quality assurance of digital libraries
  • Sociability and high availability of digital libraries
  • Infrastructures supporting content processing
  • Digital preservation
  • Digital curation
  • Research data and virtual organizations
  • User interface and user experience
  • Visualization in digital libraries
  • Social networking, web 2.0 and collaborative interface in digital libraries
  • Personal information management and personal digital libraries
  • Ubiquitous computing and knowledge management

Societal and Cultural Issues in Knowledge, Information and Data

  • Community Informatics
  • Cross-sectoral digital libraries
  • Collaborations among archives, libraries, museums
  • Digital cultural memory initiatives
  • Digital humanities
  • Digital library/ digital archive infrastructures
  • Digital library education and digital literacy
  • Digital preservation and digital archiving
  • Economic and legal frameworks and issues
  • Ethics and ethical practice
  • Health informatics and e-health
  • Higher education uses of digital collections
  • Information policies
  • Participatory cultural heritage
  • Risks management in digital library/ archive projects
  • Social media and dynamically generated contents
  • Social sustainability and digital libraries/ archives
  • Social-technical perspectives of digital information
  • Usability and accessibility

Organization of Information Forum 2016 (ICADL 2016 and AP-IS 2016) (to be updated)

  • Shigeo Sugimoto, University of Tsukuba (General Co-chair, AP-IS PC co-chair)
  • Atsuyuki Morishima, University of Tsukuba (General Co-chair, ICADL PC co-chair)
  • Chern Li Liew,Victoria University of Wellington (ICADL PC co-chair)
  • Andreas Rauber,Vienna University of Technology (ICADL PC co-chair)
  • Tetsuo Sakaguch, University of Tsukuba (Local Arrangements chair)
  • Mitsuharu Nagamori, University of Tsukuba (Publicity Co-chair lead)
  • Gobinda Chowdhury, Northumbria University (Publicity Co-chair)
  • Bhuva Narayan, University of Technology Sydney (Publicity Co-chair)
  • Sue-yeon Syn, The Catholic University of America (Publicity Co-chair)
  • Hiroshi Itsumura, University of Tsukuba (Public Relations, Publishers and Libraries)
  • Emi Ishita, Kyushu University (AP-IS Publication chair)
  • Akira Maeda, Ritsumeikan Univeristy (ICADL Publication chair)
  • Atsushi Ikeuchi University of Tsukuba (Treasurer)
  • Edie Rasmussen, University of British Columbia (International Advisory)

ICADL 2016 Program Committee will be announced soon.

Further information:


Call for Papers

1st International Symposium on Qualitative Research (ISQR2016)

Porto, Portugal

July 12-13,  2016

The Organizing Committee invites the community to submit proposals to the 1st International Symposium on Qualitative Research and 5th Ibero-American Congress on Qualitative Researchto be held in Porto (Portugal), on days 12, 13 and 14 July 2016. The city of Oporto was chosen as the “Best European Destination 2014“, an award given annually by the “European Consumers Choice,” an independent, non-profit organization. Authors may submit proposals for presentation of papers that meet the goals and themes of the Congress, including original scientific articles addressing revisions to the state of the art research and new perspectives, solutions and / or applications to real problems, empirical and / or evaluation, among others.

Aplication Fields of ISQR:

  1. Qualitative Research in Health (emphasis on the processes of research in the fields of Medicine, Nursing, Geriatrics, Gerontology, Psychology, etc.).
  2. Qualitative Research in Education (emphasis on the processes of research in various areas of Higher Education, Basic Education, Assessment, Curriculum, Teaching, Teaching Science, Languages, History, Technology, etc.).
  3. Qualitative Research in Social Science (emphasis on the processes of research in the fields of Communication, Linguistics, Sociology, Anthropology, Business Administration, Marketing, Management and Economics, etc.)
  4. Qualitative Research in Engineering and Technology (emphasis on the research processes in the areas of Computer Science, Information Systems, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering and Engineering Education)

ISQR Themes:

  1. A) Fundamentals
  1. Rationale and Paradigms of Qualitative Research (theoretical studies, critical reflection about epistemological dimensions, ontological and axiological)
  2. Systematization of approaches with Qualitative Studies (literature review, integrating results, aggregation studies, meta -analysis, meta- analysis of qualitative meta- synthesis, meta- ethnography)
  3. Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research (emphasis in research processes that build on mixed methodologies but with priority to qualitative approaches)
  1. B) Operationalizing
  1. Data Analysis Types (content analysis , discourse analysis , thematic analysis , narrative analysis , etc.)
  2. Innovative processes of Qualitative Data Analysis (design analysis, articulation and triangulation of different sources of data – images, audio, video)
  3. Qualitative Research in Web Context ( eResearch, virtual ethnography, interaction analysis , latent corpus on the internet, etc.)
  4. Qualitative Analysis with Support of Specific Software (usability studies, user experience, the impact of software on the quality of research and analysis)


Paper submission: March 6, 2016
Notification of acceptance: April 24, 2016
Submission of accepted papers: May 8, 2016
Submission of  video*: May 30, 2016
Payment of registration, to ensure the inclusion of an accepted paper in the conference proceedings: May 8, 2016
ISQR2016: July 12 and 13, 2016

ISQR2016 Organizing Committee


Call for Papers
2016 International Conference on Library and Information Science (LIS 2016)
Kyoto, Japan
July 12-14, 2016

2016 International Conference on Library and Information Science (LIS 2016) is to be held in Kyoto, Japan, on July 12-14, 2016. The aim of this conference is to provide a platform which focuses on important topics of library and information science. Since more than 20 different countries are typically represented, presenting at this conference is a great way to get feedback from researchers with different perspectives. Detailed information about the conference can be found on the conference website (

We sincerely invite your participation for this important academic event. Please submit full paper or abstract by April 15, 2016. All submissions will be subject to a double-blind review process. All accepted manuscripts will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISSN reference, on CD-ROM support.

The conference venue Kyoto is Japan’s capital for more than 1,000 years. Kyoto was the center not only for politics, but religion, philosophy, art, culture, and cuisine. Gion Matsuri is one of the oldest festivals in Japan and one of the greatest. Traditional rituals and events related to this amazing festival are held throughout the month of July in Kyoto. We believe that you will enjoy your stay in Kyoto. If you need any assistance, please feel free to contact us.

Conference Website:
Online Submission:
Submission Deadline: April 15, 2016

Best Regards,
Conference Committee of LIS 2016


20th International Conference
on Electronic Publishing
Positioning and Power in Academic Publishing: Players, Agents and Agendas

7–9 June 2016 in Göttingen, Germany
The International Conference on Electronic Publishing (Elpub) reaches its 20th anniversary! Elpub 2016 continues the tradition, and brings together scholars, publishers, lecturers, librarians, developers, entrepreneurs, users and all other stakeholders interested in issues regarding electronic publishing in widely differing contexts.
Elpub 2016 will have a fresh look on the current ecosystem of scholarly publishing including the positioning of stakeholders and distribution of economic, technological and discursive power. Elpub will also open the floor for emerging alternatives in how scholars and citizens interact with scholarly content and what role dissemination and publishing plays in these interactions. Questions to be raised include: What is the core of publishing today? How does agenda setting in emerging frameworks like Open Science function and what is the nature of power of the referring scholarly discourses? How does this relate to the European and world-wide Open Science and Open Innovation agenda of funders and institutions, and how does this look like in publishing practice?
The conference will investigate the position and power of players and agents, - e.g. scholars and their networks, legacy and academia-owned publishers, research institutions and e-infrastructures - as well as their respective agendas. When looking at these interlinked topics, we aim to sharpen the view for current challenges and ways forward to reshape the publishing system. You are most welcome to join us in this exciting discussion!
Further information : and

New frontiers of peer review – Peere

See attached the programme of the workshop on “New models of peer review”, Amarilia Hotel, Athens, 17-19 November 2015. This includes four invited speakers: Elizabeth Moylan (BioMed Central), Andrew Preston (Publons), László Sándor (Harvard University) and Tim Vines (Axios Review)

EC Workshop on Alternative Open Access Publishing Models

The EU and many other research funders now mandate open access to scientific publications resulting from public funding. One of the central implementation issues is the search for sustainable models supporting a transition to open access. The workshop aimed to collect information and reflect on each of the models presented.

Further information:


Ομιλία από τον καθηγητή Andrea Rauber – Παρασκευή 28/11, ώρα 10:00 π.μ. Σπουδαστήριο ΣΔΟ

Την Παρασκευή 28/11 και ώρα 10:00 π.μ. στο Σπουδαστήριο ΣΔΟ, θα πραγματοποιηθεί ομιλία από τον καθηγητή του Πανεπιστημίου της Βιέννης,  Andrea Rauber με θέμα:

Preservation Challenges in eScience:
From Process Management Plans via Process Capture to
Validating Process Re-execution

Andreas Rauber
Vienna University of Technology
Vienna, Austria


eScience offers huge potential of speeding up scientific discovery, being able to flexibly re-use, combine and build on top of results without geographical or time limitations and across discipline boundaries. Yet, in order to reap the benefits promised by eScience, we must be able to actually perform these activities, i.e. having the data, processing components available for re-deployment. This proves challenging as procedures currently in place in research institutions frequently are not set up to meet these goals.

In this talk, we will review the principles of data management plans, now forming part of all major project funding guidelines, as an accepted and established first step in this direction. We will review their strengths and weaknesses and outline ways to address them. Specifically, we will focus on moving beyond data, addressing the capture and description of entire research processes, ways to document and prepare them for archival. We will review how processes and their context can be described, how specific instances can be captured even if being based upon massive amounts of data, and how these processes can be validated for correctness upon re-execution.


Andreas Rauber is Associate Professor at the Department of Software Technology and Interactive Systems (ifs) at the Vienna University of Technology (TU-Wien). He furthermore is president of AARIT, the Austrian Association for Research in IT and a Key Researcher at Secure Business Austria (SBA-Research). He received his MSc and PhD in Computer Science from the Vienna University of Technology in 1997 and 2000, respectively. In 2001 he joined the National Research Council of Italy (CNR) in Pisa as an ERCIM Research Fellow, followed by an ERCIM Research position at the French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control (INRIA), at Rocquencourt, France, in 2002.

Εκδηλώσεις Τμήματος Βιβλιοθηκονομίας και Συστημάτων Πληροφόρησης (LibD) – Ricardo Baeza Yates

Εκδηλώσεις Τμήματος Βιβλιοθηκονομίας και Συστημάτων Πληροφόρησης (LibD) – Ricardo Baeza Yates

Τη Τρίτη 17/06/2014 και ώρα 10.30, στα πλαίσια των εκδηλώσεων του
Τμήματος, θα πραγματοποιηθεί ομιλία του καθηγητή Ricardo Baeza Yates*
στο σπουδαστήριο της ΣΔΟ και θα είναι ανοικτή στους φοιτητές και
προσωπικό του ΤΕΙ καθώς και αποφοίτους του Τμήματος και επαγγελματίες
του χώρου. Η ομιλία θα είναι στην αγγλική γλώσσα.  Παρακαλώ να ενημερώσετε
όποιον νομίζετε ότι μπορεί να ενδιαφέρει.

Ομιλητής: Professor Ricardo Baeza Yates

Τίτλος ομιλίας: The Web: Wisdom of Crowds or Wisdom of a Few?


The Web continues to grow and evolve very fast, changing our daily
lives. This activity represents the collaborative work of the millions
of institutions and people that contribute content to the Web as well as
more than two billion people that use it. In this ocean of hyperlinked
data there is explicit and implicit information and knowledge. But how
is the Web? What are the activities of people? How
content is generated? Web data mining is the main approach to answer
these questions. Web data comes in three main flavors: content (text,
images, etc.), structure (hyperlinks) and usage (navigation, queries,
etc.), implying different techniques such as text, graph or log mining.
Each case reflects the wisdom of some group of people that can be used
to make the Web better. For example, user generated tags in Web 2.0
sites. In this presentation we explore the wisdom of crowds in relation
to several dimensions such as bias, privacy, scalability, and spam. We
also cover related concepts such as the long tail of the special
interests of people, or the digital desert, content that nobody sees.

Τόπος: ΑΤΕΙΘ-Τμήμα Βιβλιοθηκονομίας και Συστημάτων Πληροφόρησης

Ημερομηνία: 17/06/2014

Ώρα: 10:30-11:30

Κοινό/προσέλευση: Φοιτήτες/Προσωπικό ΑΤΕΙΘ, απόφοιτοι, επαγγελματίες του
χώρου/ανοικτή ομιλία στο κοινό

Γλώσσα: Αγγλικά

Παναγιώτα Πολυδωράτου


Ricardo Baeza-Yates is a part-time Full Professor in the Department of
Information and Communication Technologies at Universitat Pompeu Fabra
(UPF). He is also vice president of Yahoo! Research for Europe, Middle
East and Latin America, leading the labs at Barcelona, Spain and
Santiago, Chile, as well as supervising the lab in Haifa, Israel.

From 2002 to 2004 he was the director of the Centre for Web Research at
the Department of Computer Science of the Engineering School of the
University of Chile, where he started his academic career in 1985,
becoming Professor in 1994. He obtained a Ph.D. in computer science at
the University of Waterloo, Canada, in 1989. Before that, at the
University of Chile, he completed two degrees, electronic engineering
and computer science, in 1984 as well as the corresponding masters in 1986.

His research interests include information retrieval, Web data mining,
algorithms, and data visualization. In particular his latest work has
focused on mining search engine query logs and designing the
architecture of the future generation of distributed search engines.

further info;hl=en

eInfrastructures and Citizen Science

Πρόσκληση σε ομιλία

Στα πλαίσια του συνεδρίου 18th International Conference on Electronic Publishing (Elpub2014, θα πραγματοποιηθεί ομιλία με θέμα “eInfrastructures and Citizen Science: How to Engage Users in Digital Humanities Research?” * από την καθηγήτρια του Τμήματος Βιβλιοθηκονομίας και Αρχειονομίας του Πανεπιστημίου της Μάλτας (

Η ομιλία είναι ανοικτή στο κοινό και θα πραγματοποιηθεί την Πέμπτη 19 Ιουνίου και ώρα 16:30-17:30 στο Συνεδριακό Κέντρο της Τράπεζας Πειραιώς στην οδό Κατούνη 12-14 (Google map).

Παρακαλούνται όσοι ενδιαφέρονται να παρακολουθήσουν την ομιλία να δηλώσουν συμμετοχή στο μέχρι και 17/06/2014.

Παναγιώτα Πολυδωράτου


Call for Papers

18th International Conference on Electronic Publishing
19-20 June, 2014, Thessaloniki, Greece

Let’s put data to use: digital scholarship for the next generation

The International Conference on Electronic Publishing (Elpub) enters its 18th year. Elpub 2014 will continue the tradition, bringing together researchers, lecturers, librarians, developers, entrepreneurs, users and all other stakeholders interested in issues regarding electronic publishing in widely differing contexts. These include the human, cultural, economic, social, technological, legal, commercial and other relevant aspects that such an exciting theme encompasses.

Elpub 2014 will particularly focus on the openness and use of research data as well as new and innovative publishing paradigms. We welcome presentations and discussions that demonstrate the role of cultural heritage and service organisations in the creation, accessibility, curation and long term preservation of data. We aim to provide a forum for discussing appraisal, citation and licensing of research data. Also, what is new with reviewing, publishing and editorial technology in a data-centric setting?

We invite contributions from members of the communities whose research and experiments are transforming the nature of electronic publishing and scholarly communication.

Important Dates

  • January  18, 2014: Submission Deadline (time: 11:59 pm, PST)
  • February 28, 2014: Author Decision Notification
  • March 28, 2014: Submission of Camera-Ready Manuscripts

Conference dates and location: 19-20, June, 2014, Thessaloniki Greece

Conference Host: Alexander Technological Education Institute of Thessaloniki (ATEITh), Greece

General Chair: Dr. Panayiota Polydoratou, ATETh, Greece

Programme Chair: Dr. Milena Dobreva,  University of Malta

See website for all details: