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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: http://icadl2016.org/


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



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 : http://www.elpub.net and


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: http://www.elpub.net


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 2012

Call for Papers

16th International Conference on Electronic Publishing
June 14-15, 2012, Guimarães, Portugal

Social Shaping of Digital Publishing:

Exploring the interplay between Culture and Technology


Since the advent of the Web the processes and forms of electronic publishing have been changing. The Open Access movement has been a major driver of change in recent years in regard to scholarly communication. However, on other fields of application, such as e-government or e-learning, the changes are also evident. These are, in most cases, driven by technological advances, but there are many cases where social reality change pushes technology development. The social and the mobile Web and linked data are currently shaping the edge of research on digital publishing. Liquid publishing is on the more daring agendas. Digital Preservation is an issue that poses great challenges, still far from solved. The legal issues, security and trust continue to deserve our full attention.  We need new visualization techniques and Innovative Interfaces that keep pace with the global dimension of information. This is the current scenario, but what will follow? What technologies and social and communication paradigms will we be discussing in ten or twenty years?

Elpub 2012 will be focusing on the social shaping of digital publishing by exploring the interplay between culture and technology. This is why we are doing it in the European Capital of Culture for 2012, Guimarães.

We welcome a wide variety of papers from members of the communities whose research and experiments are transforming the nature of electronic publishing and scholarly communications. Topics include but are not restricted to these seven main areas:

1 – Digital Scholarship, Open Access and Open Science

Concepts, models and innovative applications in the field of scholarly communication. Results of recent studies on current practices. New tools and / or results of studies of their applicability. Positioning on new trends.

2 –Interoperability and the Intelligent Web

Concepts, models and innovative applications that are based on the paradigms of the Semantic Web. Metadata, linked data and open linked data, text mining, traceability, scalability, rules,  inference and agents on open environments. Cloud computing and related applications, services and studies. Demonstration applications. Results of field studies and software applications.

3 – The Social and Mobile Web

Concepts, models and innovative applications for the social Web and for the mobile Web. Challenges and achievements of electronic publishing in mobile environments. Context-aware pervasive systems. Geo-location and electronic publication. Information retrieval. The social Web in mobile environments. Results of field studies and software applications.

4 – The legal, secure and trustful Web

Copyright and legal issues. Convergence, divergence and relationships between existing copyright models. Machine-readable information and interoperability on copyright. Authentication. Security and privacy on publishing and in cloud computing. Theoretical models or tools to ensure the reliability of sources. Results of field studies and software applications.

5 – Innovative interfaces, interaction and visualization

New models of interfaces for electronic publication. New interfaces for impaired people. Models and visualization applications for Web 3.0 and 4.0 and for cloud computing. Results of field studies and software applications.

6 – Failures and learnings

Papers that report experimentations that did not work and lessons learned from those failures.

7 – The future of Digital Publishing

Position papers with new insights for the future. New scholarly constructs and discourse methods. Innovative business models for electronic publishing. New technological paradigms for electronic publishing.

More information is available at: http://www.elpub.net/Elpub_2012/Main_Page.html

cfp_20th Panhellenic Conference of Academic Libraries (in Greek)

20ο Πανελλήνιο Συνέδριο Ελληνικών Ακαδημαϊκών Βιβλιοθηκών

«Ακαδημαϊκές Βιβλιοθήκες και η Οικονομική Κρίση: Στρατηγικές Επιβίωσης».

που θα πραγματοποιηθεί

τη Δευτέρα 14 και την Τρίτη 15 Νοεμβρίου 2011 στη Θεσσαλονίκη,

στις εγκαταστάσεις του ξενοδοχείου ΜΕΤ, 26ης Οκτωβρίου 48.

Στόχος του συνεδρίου είναι η περιγραφή των προβλημάτων που αντιμετωπίζουν οι Βιβλιοθήκες λόγω της οικονομικής κρίσης και η παρουσίαση προτάσεων για την αντιμετώπισή τους.  Βασικός σκοπός είναι η ανταλλαγή ιδεών για την περιφρούρηση των βασικών βιβλιοθηκονομικών αρχών κατά την περίοδο της κρίσης, δηλαδή η εξυπηρέτηση των χρηστών και η προσφορά ποιοτικών υπηρεσιών.

Λόγω έλλειψης ικανού χρόνου για ανοιχτή πρόσκληση προς δυνητικούς ομιλητές κρίθηκε αναγκαίο οι εργασίες του συνεδρίου να επικεντρωθούν σε δύο βασικές κατευθύνσεις και με βάση αυτές να απευθυνθούν προσκλήσεις σε συγκεκριμένους ομιλητές.  Οι βασικές κατευθύνσεις του συνεδρίου είναι:


Α. Η εμπειρία των άλλων


Ξένοι ειδικοί θα αναφερθούν στην αντιμετώπιση παρόμοιων καταστάσεων στις χώρες τους και θα προτείνουν νέους τρόπους αντιμετώπισης συναφών προβλημάτων.  Συγκεκριμένα προσκεκλημένοι ομιλητές από χώρες της Ευρώπης και της Αμερικής, που έχουν εμπειρία σε θέματα αντιμετώπισης οικονομικών κρίσεων και υποστήριξης του ρόλου και της θέσης των βιβλιοθηκών στην ακαδημαϊκή κοινότητα, θα μοιραστούν μαζί μας τις ιδέες και τις εμπειρίες τους.

Β. Οι ελληνικές προσπάθειες για αποτελεσματικότερη συνεργασία και εξοικονόμηση πόρων


Θα γίνει εκτενής αναφορά στα έργα που υλοποιούνται στο πλαίσιο της Ψηφιακής Σύγκλισης και από τα οποία αναμένεται να επωφεληθούν όλες οι Ακαδημαϊκές Βιβλιοθήκες της χώρας.

Ο ιστότοπος του συνεδρίου με περισσότερες πληροφορίες θα αναρτηθεί στη διεύθυνση http://www.lib.uom.gr/20PALC/.  Λόγω όμως των θερινών διακοπών και του γεγονότος ότι τα περισσότερα ιδρύματα διακόπτουν τη λειτουργία τους για κάποιο διάστημα κατά το μήνα Αύγουστο, ο παραπάνω ιστότοπος προβλέπεται να αρχίσει να λειτουργεί στα τέλη Αυγούστου.  Η έναρξη λειτουργίας του ιστότοπου θα ανακοινωθεί με μελλοντικό μήνυμα.

Η οργανωτική επιτροπή του συνεδρίου

Κλωντίνη Ξενίδου-Δέρβου (ΑΠΘ)

Άννα Φράγκου (Παν/μιο Μακεδονίας)

Μερσίνη Μορελέλη-Κακούρη (ΑΤΕΙΘ)



3rd International Symposium on Information Management in a Changing World,
September 19-21, 2012, Ankara, Turkey

E-Science and Information Management
(First Call for Papers)


The “3rd International Symposium on Information Management in a Changing World” (or IMCW2012), organized by the Department of Information Management of Hacettepe University, will take place in Ankara, Turkey, from 19-21 September 2012.

“E-Science and Information Management” being the main theme, IMCW2012 aims to bring together both researchers and information professionals to discuss the implications of e-science for information management. “E-Science” is defined as collaborative, networked and data-driven science. Researchers have to get access to large, distributed data sets on, say, global warming or gene sequences, and use a set of tools and technologies for data processing and information visualization. Vast amounts of data need to be collected, curated, stored, managed, and preserved to ensure perpetual access to them over the Internet.

E-Science has implications for both researchers and information professionals such as librarians and data archivists. Both groups need information management and computational skills to deal with massive data sets along with some understanding of intellectual property rights, open access and data literacy issues, among others. Few schools in the US and elsewhere are already offering graduate degrees in “E-Science Librarianship” and one is likely to come across ads of job descriptions for “cloud librarians”.

More information is available at: http://by2012.bilgiyonetimi.net/en/