Call for tutorials


Tutorial topics should have a direct relevance to the topics of the conference. Anticipated areas of interest at the time of TPDL2017 include topics related to digital libraries, their foundations and methodologies, as well as their relevant applications and usages, including cross-disciplinary areas such as information retrieval, databases, information visualization, natural language processing, data mining and machine learning. We especially welcome tutorials bridging multiple areas, or presenting new perspectives in these areas, and tutorials with a practical hands-on approach that educate participants in using a specific methodology or technology after the tutorial.

The tutorials are part of the main conference. Therefore proposals will be considered for short tutorials of 1.5 hrs and 3 hrs. Tutorials may cover material either at an introductory level (introducing new areas of research or practice to attendees), or in depth (advancing the understanding of attendees with basic familiarity of the area). Tutorials may target researchers, practitioners, or the field as a whole.


A tutorial proposal should include the following:

  • Title of the tutorial
  • Instructor(s) and their credentials (short CV, link to personal web page)
  • Aims, scope and learning objectives of the tutorial
  • Relevance to TPDL2017 and significance for the research field
  • Full description (1-2 pages to be used for evaluation)
  • Tutorial history (previous offerings of tutorial, if any)
  • Format of tutorial (1.5 hrs or 3 hrs)
  • Target audience (introductory, intermediate, advanced) and expected prerequisite knowledge of the audience
  • Citations to publications covered by the tutorial
  • Resources required

Tutorial proposals must be written in English. Proposals should be submitted in PDF format, according to the LNCS guidelines (please consult the “For Authors” webpage).


Tutorial proposals should be maximum four pages in length and they can be submitted in PDF format, according to the LNCS guidelines (please consult the “For Authors” webpage), via the conference submission system

Upon submitting the tutorial proposal, the proposers commit that in case the tutorial is accepted, all lecturers will physically attend and present the tutorial.

Each submitted proposal will be reviewed by the Tutorial Chairs with the approval of the Conference General Chairs and Program Chairs. The selected tutorials will be organized as part of the Main Track of the conference between 18-21 September 2017.

Important dates

  • Deadline for submitting proposals: March 3, 2017 March 17, 2017
  • Notification of acceptance: March 31, 2017

Tutorial chairs

  • Thomas Risse, L3S Research Center, Germany
  • Gianmaria Silvello, University of Padua, Italy