Call for Contributions

The 25th conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries takes place under the general theme of “Linking Theory and Practice”. This emphasises TPDL’s role over the last 25 years as a forum that brings together researchers and practitioners whose work intersects with Digital Libraries. Regardless of how your work connects with Digital Libraries, we invite you to submit your work as a full, practitioner, short, demo, or poster paper. We also invite submissions for workshops, tutorials, and our doctoral consortium.

Due to the global situation TPDL 2021 will take place online from 13. to 17. September 2021. This is also an important statement towards making academia environmentally responsible and lowers the barriers towards participation. To ensure that you do not miss out on the in-the-corridor chats, the conference will include a full virtual social programme. 

Topics in 2021 include, but are not limited to and not in ranked order: 

  • Digital Libraries 
  • Information Retrieval 
  • Research Data Management 
  • Data Repositories and Archives 
  • Digital Preservation and Curation 
  • Standards and Interoperability 
  • Data and Information Lifecycle 
  • Linked Data and Open Data 
  • Digital Cultural Heritage 
  • Data and Research Infrastructure 
  • Document (Text) Analysis 
  • Scholarly Communication 
  • User Interface and Experience in Digital Libraries 
  • Information Interaction 


Research papers presenting original work (10 pages + references, LNCS format)
Practitioner papers presenting original, applied work (10 pages + references, LNCS format)
Short papers presenting original work (6 pages + references, LNCS format) 
Posters and Demos (4 pages + references, LNCS format)
Workshops & Tutorials (4 pages + references, LNCS format) 
Doctoral Consortium (4 pages + references, LNCS format) 

All submissions must be written in English and submitted as PDF files via EasyChair:

Authors should consult Springer’s authors’ guidelines and use their proceedings templates, either for LaTeX or for Word, for the preparation of their papers. Springer encourages authors to include their ORCIDs in their papers.