open for Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL)
Digital Libraries: Cyberinfrastructure for Research and
Conference on Digital Libraries (June 7-11, 2005,
Denver, Colorado, USA) is a major international forum
focusing on digital libraries and associated technical,
practical, and social issues.
of JCDL2005 highlights the powerful role of digital libraries
as cyberinfrastructure. This cyberinfrastructure has the
potential to engender the creation of powerful new tools,
research methodologies, and processes that will enable
scientists and learners to investigate the natural world,
the social world, and the human-built environment in new
and previously unimaginable ways. As global interests
in computation, information management, networking, and
intelligent sensing converge, the conduct of research
and education will be transformed.
is now open at the conference
For any other information contact by email
the organizing committee.
DELOS Summer School 2005: Digital Preservation for Digital
5-11 June 2005, Sophia Antipolis, France
Network of Excellence is a four-year project funded
by the European Commission under the Sixth Framework Programme
to synergize and foster technology for the next-generation
of Digital Libraries. It builds on the work of an earlier
project under FP5, which ran from 2000-2003. At its
Scientific Board Meeting of July 2004 in Corvara it was
agreed that DELOS should run a summer school on 'Digital
Preservation in Digital Libraries'. The DELOS Network
of Excellence is pleased to announce that the summer school
programme has been developed and is now available for
registration. This delivery of this event is co-sponsored
by the Digital Curation Centre (DCC) and ERPANET.
of the summer school is to assist participants in understanding
how to address digital preservation challenges in the
context of the digital library. The workshop will also
provide a networking opportunity for participants to meet
with other students and researchers, international experts,
and practitioners across disciplinary and national boundaries.
information and registration details visit the summer
version of the Laboratory on Digital Libraries & Electronic
Publishing website now available
From now on, you can also find the website of the Laboratory
on Digital Libraries and Electronic Publishing of the
Department of Archive and Library Sciences, Ionian University
in English (http://dlib.ionio.gr/en),
in addition to the one in Greek (http://dlib.ionio.gr).
on New Technologies for Personalized Information Access
Call for Papers
on New Technologies for Personalized Information Access
at User Modeling 2005
July 25, 2005, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
access is one of the hottest topics of information society
and it has become even more important since the advent
of the Web. On one side, our society relies more and more
on information, both for professional and personal goals.
Information is nowadays considered as one of the most
valuable and strategic goods: knowing the right information,
at the right moment, as soon as it is available is a "must"
for all of us. On the other side, the amount of available
information, especially on the Web and in modern Digital
Libraries, is tremendously increasing over time.
context, the importance and role of user modeling and
personalized information access are increasing. Equipped
with user modeling tools capable of comprehending specific
user information needs, new retrieval tools will be able
to effectively filter out irrelevant information, to rank
information in the most suitable way, to compare the contents
of different documents, to personalize information presentation,
and to adequately tailor
of the workshop are to intensify the exchange of innovative
ideas between the different research communities involved,
to provide an overview of current activities in the area
of personalized information access, and to point out connections
between them. The workshop focuses especially on researchers
that are working on ontologies, computational linguistics,
user modeling and profiling, user adaptive interfaces,
digital libraries, and their combination.
invites paper submission on a range of innovative technologies
for personalized information access. The list of relevant
topics includes, but is not limited to:
- Ontologies for personalized
information retrieval and presentation
- Personalized access
to digital libraries
- Open Corpus adaptive
- Integrated systems
for personalized information access
- Socially-based technologies
for information access
- New approaches for
- Methods for adaptive
- Hybrid approaches
for personalized information access
- Group modeling for
- Personalized information
access in mobile, ubiquitous and context-aware computing
- Personalized presentation
methods for people with disabilities and reading difficulties
Submissions are accepted electronically in PDF format.
When preparing your submission, please, follow the Lecture
Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) format of Springer-Verlag
that is also used by the main User Modeling conference.
All submissions will
be reviewed by at least three members of the program committee
on the basis of relevance, originality, significance,
soundness and clarity.
The workshop is planned as a full day workshop with about
10 talks. For each talk 30 to 40 minutes will be allotted
with at least 10 minutes for discussion. The proceedings
will be published by the UM'2005 Organizing
Committee and also will be available on the workshop Web
- Deadline for paper
submission: March 7th, 2005
- Notification of acceptance:
April 7th, 2005
- Camera-ready paper
submission: Mai 15th, 2005
- Camera-ready workshop
notes: June 21th, 2005
- Workshop day: July
Without Walls 6 Announcement and Call for Papers
Without Walls 6: Evaluating the Distributed Delivery of
Organised by CERLIM (The Centre for Research in Library
and Information Management)
16 - 20 September 2005, Molyvos, Lesvos, Greece
beginnings in 1995, the Libraries without Walls conferences
have mapped a major change in the practice of librarianship.
While library services are still concerned to provide
users with physical access to their buildings, electronic
access, often from remote locations, is becoming ever
more dominant. Papers presented at previous LWW conferences
have mapped this change and provided examples of how libraries
are pushing out the frontiers of their services.
we intend to take a different approach. We want to ask
the question, ‘how do we know whether these new services
are having a positive impact on our users?’. We are therefore
inviting papers on the following themes:
- Theoretical approaches
to the evaluation of these services, with an emphasis
on qualitative methods.
- The user experience:
what do we know about the users of these services?
- Assessment of the usability,
including the accessibility, of services.
- Measuring the outcomes
and impact of services.
As in the
past these themes are indicative and we remain open to
proposals which, while in the general area of interest
of the conference, do not fit neatly into the defined
themes. In addition to research papers, we welcome papers
based on truly innovative practice, and proposals for
workshops can be made.
will be considered by a panel of independent referees.
Papers will be published by Facet Publishing in the LWW
Conference Proceedings series.
at the conference can either be papers of 30 minutes duration
or Workshops of 60 minutes. To be considered please submit
an abstract (between 400 and 800 words) together with
a 50 word biographical statement and a 50 word synopsis
of the paper. Please send submissions, preferably by email
(as text rather than an attachment), to the address below
by 3rd March 2005. Applicants will be informed whether
their submissions have been selected during April 2005.
450 (including accommodation for four nights) Please note
that, as the conference does not aim to make a profit,
we are unable to offer discounted conference rates to
information please visit the conference
is the 9th conference in the series of European Digital
Library conferences. ECDL has become the major European
conference on digital libraries, and associated technical,
practical, and social issues, bringing together researchers,
developers, content providers and users in the field.
ECDL 2005 is jointly organized by the Vienna University
of Technology (VUT), the Austrian National Library (ÖNB),
and the Austrian Computer Society (OCG). The conference
will take place in the Vienna Technical University.
- Workshop Proposal
Deadline: January 28
- Workshop Acceptance
Notification: February 27
submission Deadline: March 1
- Acceptance Notifications:
- Final version of Papers:
Topics of contributions include (but are
not limited to):
- Concepts of Digital
Libraries and Digital Documents
- System Architectures,
Integration and Interoperability
- Information Organization,
Search and Usage
- User Studies and System
- Digital Preservation
- Digital Library Applications
Submissions are invited for full or short papers, posters,
demonstrations, panels, tutorials and workshops. All contributions
will be reviewed by members of the programm comitee. The
proceedings of the conference will be published by Springer
in the series of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, in
hard copy and electronic form. The full text of papers
is required at initial submission stage. Papers must be
submitted electronically via the submission web page.
It is expected that accepted papers are presented by an/the
author at the conference. Details of the submission guidelines
will be published on the conference
Satellite Congress on Measurement and Standards Call for
and Standards in the Electronic Environment
Open Program sponsored jointly by the IFLA sections for
Technology, for Statistics and Evaluation, and for University
and Research Libraries, 71st IFLA Conference,
14-18 August 2005, Oslo, Norway
How do we obtain meaningful library measures in the electronic
age? What standards should we apply? Are Library Management
Systems providing meaningful usage information?
This is the first call for papers on the identification
and standardisation of measurement of library information
in all types of libraries. Papers may be in English, French,
German, Russian or Spanish, and should be no more than
20 minutes in duration. Proposals for papers (giving title
and abstract) should be submitted to Sue
McKnight (IFLA University and Research Libraries Section),
Heaney (IFLA Statistics and Evaluation Section) or
Maria Inês Cordeiro
(IFLA IT section) by 12 February 2005. Successful proposers
will be notified by 19 February 2005 and must supply the
full text of papers by 1 April.
You may visit the congress
website for further details of the congress, including
conference fees, accommodation and travel.
CoLIS 5 Announcement
4-9 June 2005, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK.
The theme for CoLIS 5 will be the nature, impact and role
of context within information-centred disciplines. Context
is a complex, dynamic, and multi-dimensional concept that
influences both humans and machines: how they behave individually
and how they interact with each other. In CoLIS 5 we will
take an interdisciplinary approach to the issue of context
to help us understand define the theoretical approaches
to modelling and understanding context, to incorporate
contextual reasoning within technology and to develop
a shared framework for promoting the exploration of context.
CoLIS 5 welcomes empirical, theoretical and technical
contributions in the broad areas of Computer Science,
Library Science, and Information Science. Below, there
is a list of the major areas of interest. All contributions
should explicitly relate the research presented to the
specific conference interest of defining and understand
the nature and role of context.
and models of context
Seeking & Behaviour
Organisation & Communication
Retrieval and Interaction
- Submission deadline
for all submissions: 7 Feb 2005
- Notification to authors:
7 Mar 2005
- Final version of paper
due: 21 Mar 2005
- Doctoral Forum: 4 Jun
- Tutorials: 5 Jun 2005
- Conference: 6-8 Jun
- Workshops: 9 Jun 2005
in the Digital Age (LIDA) Announcement and Call for Participation
in the Digital Age (LIDA) 2005
30 May - 3 June 2005, Dubrovnik
and Mljet, Croatia
The aim of the annual conference and course Libraries
in the Digital Age (LIDA), which started in 2000, is to
address the changing and challenging environment for libraries
and information systems and services in the digital world,
with an emphasis on current problems, advances and solutions.
Each year a different ‘hot’ theme is addressed, divided
in two parts: the first part covers research and development
and the second addresses advances in applications and
practice. LIDA seeks to bring together researchers, practitioners,
and developers in a forum for personal exchanges, discussions,
and learning, enhanced by being held in memorable locations.
Submissions should be in electronic form (as attachments
to email) to Prof. Tatjana
Aparac. Inquires can also be addressed to the co-chair
of the conference Prof.
Tefko Saracevic and Program Chair for Part I. Prof.
Christine Borgman. All submissions will be refereed.
can digital libraries do that traditional cannot? Or do
II. Building a small digital library and digital library
Invited are the
following types of contributions:
- Papers: research
studies and reports on advances that will be presented
at the conference and included on the conference Web
site. Papers of up to 4000 words in length should
be submitted, following the American
Psychological Association (APA) style, followed,
among others, by the Journal
of the American Society for Information Science and
Technology (JASIST) and Information
Processing & Management (IP&M). The papers
will be refereed and published in LIDA 2005 Proceedings.
A selection of the best papers will be submitted for
publication in the journal The International Information
and Library Review.
- Posters: short
graphic presentations on research, studies, advances,
examples, practices, or preliminary work that will
be presented in a special poster session. An award
will be given for the Best Posters. Proposals for
posters should be submitted as a short, one or two-
live examples of working projects, services, interfaces,
commercial products, or developments-in-progress that
will be presented during the conference in specialized
facilities or presented in special demonstration sessions.
These should involve some aspect of users and use.
Proposals for demonstration should provide short description
and a URL address, if available.
two to four-hour sessions that will be tutorial and
educational in nature. Workshops will be presented
before and after the main part of the conference and
will require separate fees, to be shared with workshop
organizers. Proposals for workshops should include
a short description, with indication of level and
- For papers and workshops
10 January 2005. Acceptance by 10 February 2004.
- For demonstrations
and posters: 10 February 2005. Acceptance by 1 March
- Final submission for
all 15 March 2005.
on the conference
Workshop on the evaluation of Digital Libraries presentations
Visit the DELOS Workshop
on the Evaluation of Digital Libraries web page to
find the presentations of the workshop in Adobe PDF format.
2004, Schloss Dagstuhl Conference Center, Octavieallee,
The final programme of the 2004 INEX Workshop
now ready. You can downloaded in PDF
format. More information on the INEX
website. Also in PDF
format you can download the workshop pre proceedings.
Workshop on the Evaluation of Digital Libraries Announcement
A new website about the
forthcoming DELOS Workshop on the Evaluation of Digital
Libraries that is going to be held at the Department of
Information Engineering, University of Padua, Italy on
October 4-5, 2004 has launched.
2004 Workshop will be held from 15-17 September in Bath,
UK, immediately following the 8th European Conference
on Digital Libraries (ECDL 2004). The first session will
begin on Wednesday 15 September at 14:30. The final session
is scheduled to conclude at 17:00 on Friday 17 September.
The aim of the Workshop will be to present and discuss
the results of the CLEF 2004 evaluation campaign. Attendance
at the Workshop is closed and mostly restricted to participants
in CLEF evaluation campaigns. Anyone else wishing to attend
should first contact Carol
Peters. A preliminary programme is also available,
but a more detailed workshop programme will be posted
The Workshop is sponsored by the DELOS
Network of Excellence and the European
Language Resources Association.
Information Day at ECDL 2004, Bath, UK.
The DELOS Information Day at ECDL 2004 is at September
15, 2004 and is a unique opportunity to get a comprehensive
overview of all the DELOS activities. Participation is
free and does not require prior registration. The exact
program, as well as other useful information can be found
at the relative
webpage of the official website.
Toolikt has launched
The eValued Toolkit
was launched last month at the eValued conference. This
is a set of resources designed to assist academic libraries
to evaluate their electronic information services (EIS).
The toolkit has four main sections:
How to evaluate EIS. It provides information
about the evaluation process with step-by-step guide
to all elements of the evaluation process including
planning and conducting an evaluation and making effective
use of your evaluation findings.
- EIS evaluation themes. Information and tips
to help you evaluate particular themes relating to EIS
e.g. impact on learning, teaching and research, user
support, outcomes assessment and access. This section
allows you to go straight to tools related to a specific
- Tools archive. Arange of tools e.g. questionnaires,
interview questions, checklists and statistics for each
- Custom tools. This allows you to create your
own tools based on the standard resources provided in
comments or suggestions for further developments would
be very welcome (there is an online feedback form).
next stage of the project will be a piloting and training
phase. If you would like to know more about either of
these, please contact Sarah
about the papers which were given at eValued conference
toolkit has been developed by a research team from evidence
base research and evaluation services, based in Library
Services at the University of Central England. The development
has been funded by the Higher Education Funding Council
for England (HEFCE) through its Fund for Good Management
Web Archiving Workshop
16 September 2004, Bath, UK
The 4th IWAW will take place in Bath, UK, September 16th
2004, in conjunction with ECDL 2004. The 4th IWAW follows
the successful first three International Workshops on
Web Archiving (2001 in Darmstadt, Germany, 2002 in Rome,
Italy and 2003 in Trondheim, Norway) and will provide
a cross domain overview on active research and practice
in the emergent domain of web archiving and studies on
effective usage of this type of archives.
It is also intended to provide a forum for interaction
among librarians, archivists, academic and industrial
researchers interested in establishing effective methods
and developing improved solutions for Web archiving, maintaining
the material accessible.
of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Data acquisition
- Storage Models and Architecture
- Digital Preservation
- Policy and Social Issues
More details at the workshop
3rd DELOS International Summer School on Digital
Library Technologies (ISDL 2004)
6-10 September 2004, Pisa, Italy
The DELOS Network of Excellence is pleased to announce
its Third International Summer School on Digital Library
Technologies (ISDL 2004) to be held in Pisa, Italy, on
September 6-10, 2004. This edition of the School will
focus on "User-Centred Design of Digital Libraries".
In particular, it will analyze a broad set of requirements
for Digital Library systems coming from various user environments
(libraries, museums, and archives) and will discuss the
state of the art in several user-related themes such as
user interfaces, information visualisation, and personalisation
of the School are Tiziana Catarci (Universita' di Roma
"La Sapienza") and Yannis Ioannidis (University
of Athens). The lecturers are leading researchers and
practitioners with extensive experience in the topics
above. The School will open with an introductory lecture
on Digital Libraries and the problems of user interfaces.
Network of Excellence is an initiative funded by the 6th
Framework Programme of the European Commission, within
the Work Programme of the Information Society Technologies
(please visit the web site www.delos.info for further
information about DELOS).
The main purpose of the DELOS Summer School is to foster
research in and understanding of the fundamental technologies
underlying the Digital Libraries field. It is directed
towards graduate students and young researchers and professionals
involved in R&D in DL-related areas. Ideally, the
participants should represent both the computer science
community and the user communities interested in Digital
Libraries. Representatives of industrial communities (electronic
publishing, broadcasting, software industry, etc.) could
also benefit from a participation in the School.
The main theme of this edition of the School is "User-Centred
Design of Digital Libraries" and will include lectures
on the following topics: functional and non-functional
user requirements from the perspective of library users,
museum users, archive users; user interface design and
evaluation; digital library information visualisation;
personalisation of user-system interaction and information
No particular qualifications or prerequisites are necessary.
However, we recommend that participants have basic experience
in using some form of information management systems,
such as digital library environments, database systems,
information retrieval tools, etc.
The one-week intensive course will consist of nine half-day
lectures and one half-day dedicated to BOF (Birds of a
Feather) sessions, i.e., discussions in smaller groups
on specific topics of common interest, with the participation
of the lecturers. The morning half-day lectures will begin
at 9:00 and end at 12:30, with a coffee break at 10:30.
The afternoon lectures will begin at 14:00 and end at
17:30, with a coffee break at 15:30. The preliminary programme
for the School is shown below:
6 September 2004
08:30 - 09:00
Presentation of the School
Costantino Thanos (IEI-CNR, Italy)
09:00 - 12:30 Introduction to Digital Libraries and
Tiziana Catarci (Universita' di Roma "La Sapienza",
Rome, Italy), Yannis Ioannidis (University of Athens,
14:00 - 17:30 Archives' User Needs
Mariella Guercio (University of Urbino, Urbino, Italy)
7 September 2004
09:00 - 12:30
Barry Smyth (University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland)
14:00 - 17:30 Personalization (2)
TO BE CONFIRMED
8 September 2004
09:00 - 12:30
Museums' User Needs
TO BE CONFIRMED
14:00 - 17:30 Birds of a Feather (BOF) Sessions
9 September 2004
09:00 - 12:30
User Needs and Digital Libraries Design (1)
Rudi Schmiede (Darmstadt U. of Technol., Darmstadt,
14:00 - 17:30 User Needs and Digital Libraries Design
Rudi Schmiede (Darmstadt U. of Technol., Darmstadt,
10 September 2004
09:00 - 12:30
User Interfaces (1)
Alan Dix (Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK)
14:00 - 17:30 User Interfaces (2)
Alan Dix (Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK)
The School will be held in Pisa in the beautiful Conference
Centre of Santa Croce in Fossabanda, an ancient monastery
dating from the 14th century recently renovated, fifteen
minutes walking distance from the center of the city.
Students and lecturers are expected to reside in the Conference
Centre for the duration of the School, giving students
ample opportunities to know each other and to exchange
ideas among themselves and with the lecturers, who are
expected to stay for most of the duration of the School.
Registration and accommodation information can be found
at the DELOS web site,
in the list of events.
Conference on Information and Documentation
Aalborg, Denmark, 1-3 September 2004
is organized by the Royal School of Library and Information
Science, Denmark. The theme of the conference is Knowledge
and Change. The global knowledge economy has been associated
with high complexity and rapid and discontinuous change.
Knowledge can be seen as the primary driver of change
as well as a necessity in a turbulent environment. This
provides good reasons for information professionals to
focus on the various links between Knowledge and Change.
The mission of this main conference theme is to accentuate
a number of essential and timely academic and professional
issues in our field: How should knowledge be organised
to foster innovative change? How do organisations utilise
internal knowledge resources so as to facilitate creativity
and competitiveness? How can information professionals
contribute to organisational learning? The purpose of
the conference is to highlight such and similar vital
More details at the conference
Workshop on the Evaluation of Digital Libraries
University of Padova, Italy, October 4-5, 2004
(co-located with the DIALOGUES
Digital libraries are destined to become an essential
part of the information infrastructure in the 21st century.
Given the rapid development in this field, there is an
increasing need for evaluations in order to determine
the usefulness, usability and economics of digital libraries.
However, there is a lack of appropriate evaluation methodologies.
This workshop will target at a survey on the state of
the art in DL evaluation, and will identify major issues
for further research in the area of DL evaluation.
More details, as well as a tentative program, are available
at the events section.
Newsletter publishes first issue
The first official Delos Newsletter has been published.
According to the editorial message "the role
of the Newsletter is to provide members of the DELOS Network
of Excellence with a channel for communicating to each
other and the wider digital library community with news
and information about their work". You can read
the Newsletter in two different formats, html
DELOS website launches
The new central Delos website is launched and can be visited
through its new URL:
the site is under development, but contains enough information
to be published. The developers expect contributions from
all Delos partners, in order to make the website more
complete and valuable, especially in the News, Events
and Digital Library resources sections.
The developers of Delos prepare a special template for
the better handling of News. Another new feature is the
combination of RSS News feeds, in the News section. The
developing team aims at delivering all Delos News as a
RSS news feed, which can be integrated in other websites
and news-services. Finally a new Delos logo and an improved
design for the site are under development.
The central Delos site can be reached by clicking the
logo on the upper right part of this site’s screen.
Initiative for the Evaluation of XML Retrieval
April 2004 - December 2004
Call for participation
The DELOS Network of Excellence for Digital Libraries
invites participation in an evaluation initiative for
XML document retrieval.
The widespread use of the Extensible Markup Language (XML),
especially the increasing use of XML in scientific data
repositories, Digital Libraries and on the Web, brought
about an explosion in the development of XML tools, including
systems to store and access XML content. The aim of such
retrieval systems is to exploit the logical structure
of documents, which is explicitly represented by the XML
markup, and retrieve document components, instead of whole
documents, in response to a user query. Implementing this,
more focused, retrieval paradigm means that an XML retrieval
system needs not only to find relevant information in
the XML documents, but also determine the appropriate
level of granularity to return to the user. In addition,
the relevance of a retrieved component is dependent on
meeting both content and structural conditions.
Conference of Asian Digital Libraries: "International
Collaboration and Cross-Fertilization"
Call for papers
After its six-year's efficient exploration in offering
a forum to promote and share the latest development of
technology of digital library, the International Conference
of Asian Digital Libraries (ICADL) has turned out to be
a grand annual event in the library and IT communities
in Asia and the world as well. The 7th ICADL Conference
in 2004 will be hosted by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
and Shanghai Library in Shanghai, China from December
13 to 17. The theme of this conference is: "Digital
Libraries - International Collaboration and Cross-Fertilization".
Papers are solicited in a wide variety of digital library
related areas, including (but not limited to):
Service and Management
·New forms and models of DL services;
·Digital library performance, resources, usefulness, usability
·User studies: user communities, user needs, user behavior,
·Social, legal and economic issues related DL, such as
privacy, intelligence property, information security,
·Knowledge management and its application in DL;
·New institution roles and responsibilities of DL in 21st
·Live reference service
Collaboration and Localization
·Case studies on successful national, cross-regional and
international DL collaboration projects and impact in
·Preserving, organizing and disseminating Asian unique
and indigenous knowledge and culture;
·Novel methods and tools for Asian languages information
·Exploring a Cross-Culture Context for DL studies in Asia,
social impacts of DL in Asia.
·Digital library system: architectures, interoperability,
mobile applications, agents related to DL;
·Access to distributed and heterogeneous digital collections:
interoperability, scalability, relevant information discovery,
meta-information integration, Mass storage;
·Information retrieval and data mining: novel IR technologies
of text and multimedia, data mining; multi- and cross-lingual
data access and searching, machine translation and machine
·Information organization and content management: metadata
and OAI, ontologies and semantic web, topic maps;
·Human-computer interaction: interfaces, visualization,
·Technical standards, protocol in DL area and implication
·Grid technologies and digital libraries
Submission of Abstracts (full papers only) June 10, 2004
Submission of Full Papers July 1, 2004
Submission of Short Papers July 1, 2004
Papers should be written in English and submitted in electronic
format. More details will be released dynamically at the
7th ICADL Conference's
Symposium on String Processing and Information Retrieval
SPIRE is a concerted series of conferences and satellite
meetings fostering exchange and integration in the modeling,
design and implementation of advanced tools for the representation,
encoding, storage, search, retrieval and discovery of
information and knowledge.
Papers are solicited representing original contribution
to the areas of the Symposium, which includes: string
pattern searching, matching and discovery; data compression;
text and data mining; machine learning; tasks, methods,
algorithms, media, and evaluation in information retrieval;
digital libraries; applications to and interactions with
domains such as genome analysis, speech and natural language
processing, web links and communities, multilingual data.
The important days for this symposium are the following:
Submission date: May 22, 2004
Acceptance date: June 30, 2004
Final form date: July 20, 2004
For more information visit Symposium's
8th European Conference
on Digital Libraries
12-17 September 2004, University of Bath, UK.
welcomes contributions from the international community
of scholars, researchers, practitioners and policy makers
working across the range of disciplines related to the
development of digital libraries. Relevant topics include:
resources, economics, business models
- Digital libraries and learning
- Digital libraries and Research Grids / eScience
- Infrastructures and middleware
- Semantic Web technologies
- Agent technologies
- Users of digital libraries
- Personalisation and agent technologies
- Annotation and recommendation services.
course programme of International Ticer School.
The International Ticer School, formerly known as the
International Summer School on the Digital Library, will
offer the following library management courses in 2004.
library and e-publishing for science, technology, and
medicine (4.5 days)
CERN, Geneva, Switzerland, 13-18 June 2004
- Return on investment (2 days)
Tilburg University, the Netherlands, 28-29 June 2004
- Management of electronic
resources and e-publishing (3 days)
Tilburg University, the Netherlands, 10-13 August 2004
- Library strategy (2 days)
Tilburg University, the Netherlands, 15-17 August 2004
- Change management (3 days)
Tilburg University, the Netherlands, 17-20 August 2004
three courses can be conveniently combined. Their programmes
will become available in March.
for the June courses preferably before 1 April.