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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
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:



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:


cfp_22nd Panhellenic Conference of Academic Libraries (in Greek)

22ο Πανελλήνιο Συνέδριο Ακαδημαϊκών Βιβλιοθηκών

Συνεδριακό και Πολιτιστικό Κέντρο Πανεπιστημίου Πατρών

Οκτώβριος 23, 2013 – Οκτώβριος 25, 2013

22ο Πανελλήνιο Συνέδριο Ακαδημαϊκών Βιβλιοθηκών


Επιστροφή στο μέλλον: οι αξίες του παρελθόντος οδηγοί για το μέλλον

Βιβλιοθήκη & Κέντρο Πληροφόρησης, Πανεπιστήμιο Πατρών

Συνεδριακό & Πολιτιστικό Κέντρο Πανεπιστημίου Πατρών, 24-25 Οκτωβρίου 2013


Η οικονομική κρίση αποτέλεσε την αιτία ανάδειξης σοβαρών προβλημάτων στις ελληνικές ακαδημαϊκές βιβλιοθήκες. Οι βιβλιοθήκες πλέον καλούνται να ανταποκριθούν στην πρόκληση όχι μόνο της διατήρησης του υψηλού επιπέδου υπηρεσιών που κατέκτησαν τα προηγούμενα χρόνια, αλλά και της περαιτέρω ανάπτυξής τους σε ένα κατά τεκμήριο εχθρικό περιβάλλον.

Ταυτόχρονα, στη διεθνή βιβλιοθηκονομική κοινότητα συντελούνται ρηξικέλευθες αλλαγές στον τρόπο προσέγγισης της διαχείρισης των δεδομένων με την ωρίμανση ενός νέου βιβλιογραφικού πλαισίου και με την έλευση τεχνολογικών εφαρμογών που το υποστηρίζουν. Οι βιβλιοθήκες καλούνται λοιπόν να αναθεωρήσουν την οπτική τους και να εκμεταλλευτούν το ισχυρό αξιακό τους δυναμικό, αλλά και τις τεχνολογικές εξελίξεις για να μπορέσουν να ανταπεξέλθουν στις προκλήσεις, να ανασυγκροτηθούν και να συνδράμουν στην προσπάθεια της κοινωνίας να εξέλθει από την κρίση.

cfp_elpub 2013

Call for Papers

17th International Conference on Electronic Publishing
June 13-14, 2013, Karlskrona, Sweden

Mining the Digital Information Networks

The main theme of the 17th International Conference on Electronic Publishing (ELPUB) will be extracting and processing data from the vast wealth of digital publishing and the ways to use and reuse this information in innovative social contexts in a sustainable way. We will bring together researchers and practitioners to discuss data mining, digital publishing and social networks along with their implications for scholarly communication, information services, e-learning, e-businesses, the cultural heritage sector and other areas where electronic publishing is imperative.

Important Dates

  • January  10, 2013: Submission Deadline (time: 11:59 pm, PST)
  • March 1, 2013: Author Decision Notification
  • March 15, 2013: Submission of Camera-Ready Manuscripts

Conference dates and location: June 13-14, 2013, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Karlskrona (World Heritage Site since 1998), Sweden

Conference Host: Blekinge Institute of Technology, Karlskrona, Sweden

General Chair: Dr. Niklas Lavesson, Associate Professor, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden

Programme Chair: Dr. Panayiota Polydoratou, Assistant Professor, Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece

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