Contributions

The International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL) is a well-established scientific and technical forum on the broad topic of digital libraries, bringing together researchers, developers, content providers and users in digital libraries and digital content management. The 23rd TPDL will take place in Oslo, Norway on September 9-12, 2019. The conference will be organized by the Oslo Metropolitan University.

The general theme of TPDL 2019 is “Connecting with Communities”:

Digital libraries and repositories store, manage, represent and disseminate rich and heterogenous data that are often of enormous cultural, scientific, educational, artistic, and social value. Serving as digital ecosystems for empowering researchers and practitioners they provide unparalleled opportunities for novel knowledge extraction and discovery. TPDL 2019 attempts to facilitate establishing connections and convergences between diverse research communities such as Digital Humanities, Information Sciences and others that could benefit from (and contribute to) ecosystems offered by digital libraries and repositories. To become especially useful to the diverse research and practitioner communities digital libraries need to consider special needs and requirements for effective data utilization, management and exploitation.

TPDL 2019 under the general theme “Connecting with Communities”, invites submissions for scientific and research work in the following categories: Full Papers, Short Papers, Posters and Demonstrations, Workshops and Tutorials, Panels and Doctoral Consortium submissions.

Topics

Contributions, either theoretical or applied, are welcome in all fields related to Digital Libraries. Below is given a (non-exhaustive) list of potential topics:

  • Information Retrieval and Access
  • Knowledge Discovery in Digital Libraries
  • Document (Text) Analysis
  • Services for Digital Arts and Humanities
  • GLAM Data for Digital Arts and Humanities
  • Research Data Management
  • Data Repositories and Archives
  • Web Archives
  • Semantic Web Technologies and Linked Data for DLs
  • Standards and Interoperability
  • Digital Preservation and Curation
  • Data and Information Lifecycle (creation, store, share and reuse)
  • Linked Data
  • Open Data and Knowledge
  • Scholarly Communication
  • Citation Analysis and Scientometrics
  • Cultural Heritage Access and Analysis
  • Digital History
  • Data and Metadata Quality
  • Digital Service Infrastructures
  • Research Infrastructures
  • User Participation
  • User Interface and Experience
  • Legal Issues
  • Emerging New Challenges and Opportunities
  • Applications of Digital Libraries
  • Collection Development and Discovery

Submissions

Proposals are welcome in the following categories:

  • Full papers presenting original work (14 pages, LNCS format)
  • Short papers presenting original work (8 pages, LNCS format)
  • Posters and Demos (4 pages, LNCS format)
  • Doctoral Consortium papers (6 pages, LNCS format)
  • Panels (1 page, short informal description)
  • Tutorials and Hands-on sessions (1 page, short informal description)
  • Workshops (1-3 pages, informal description)

The proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS, ISSN 0302-9743) series.

All paper, poster and demo submissions have to be in English and submitted as a PDF file following the LNCS guidelines via the conference’s submission page: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=tpdl2019

Submissions of proposals for workshops, panels, tutorials and hands-on sessions are directed to the conference contact: tpdl2019@easychair.org

The details regarding workshop proposal submissions are available here.

Submissions must not be published or under consideration for publication in a journal or in a conference with proceedings.

Papers will be evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness and clarity.

Inclusion of papers in the program proceedings is conditional upon registration of at least one author per paper.

Full and short papers have an allocated time in the conference program, posters and demos have a slot in a one-minute madness session plus a presentation during a dedicated Posters and Demos session. Workshop organisers are provided with logistic support by the conference organisation, and are expected to independently manage all aspects of the workshop program, including calls, invitations and any special requirements.

A Best Paper award will be designated by the Program Committee, and the Best Poster will be elected by the conference participants.

A selection of the best papers will be invited for publication in International Journal of Digital Libraries (IJDL, Springer, ISSN 1432-5012). Authors considered for the special issue will be required to submit extended versions (at least 30% new material) of their papers that expand upon the description of their work by providing depth and detail on their technical approaches and results. Please note that it is expected that the page length of a regular paper be between 10-30 pages. These submissions would then go through the IJDL review process before acceptance.

Important Dates

  • Workshop proposals submission: April 5, 2019
  • Notification of workshops’ decisions: April 15, 2019
  • Papers submission: April 15 April 26, 2019
  • Posters and Demos submission: May 20, 2019
  • Tutorial or Hands-on proposals submission: May 20, 2019
  • Notification of decisions for Papers, Posters and Demos: June 3, 2019
  • Doctoral Consortium submissions: June 14, 2019
  • Camera-ready submission: June 22, 2019