DL (JCDL and TPDL) 2014: ACM/IEEE Joint International Conference on Digital Libraries CALL FOR PAPER

United Kingdom

8-12 September 2014 - Events

On 8th-12th September 2014 the Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) and the International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL) will be held together as the International Digital Libraries Conference (DL2014) in London, UK.

The combined DL conference will be the major international scientific forum on digital libraries for 2014, bringing together researchers and developers as well as content providers and users. The focus of the joint conference is on digital libraries and associated technical, practical, organizational, and social issues.

The theme of the conjoined conference is “preserving the past - finding the future”.

Important dates

  • Full and short papers due: March 16, 2014, 11.59pm HAST
  • Posters, Panels, and Demonstrations due: March 23, 2014, 11.59pm HAST
  • Notification of acceptance: May 25, 2014
  • Camera ready version due: June 8, 2014
  • Workshop, Tutorial, and Panel submissions due: March 2, 2014, 11.59pm HAST
  • Notification of acceptance: April 27, 2014
  • Doctoral Consortium submissions due: June 15, 2014
  • Notification of acceptance: July 6, 2014
  • End of early registration: TBA
  • Conference dates: September 8 - 12, 2014
  • Tutorials and Doctoral Consortium date: September 8, 2014
  • Workshop dates: September 11 - 12, 2014

Conference Scope

The themes of the 2014 TPDL/JCDL combined conference will follow the theme of ‘preserving the past - finding the future’. Digital collections face two major challenges: organising and conserving material across time, and enabling users to discover the material they need in increasingly large collections. In terms of ‘preserving the past’, example issues include the demands of digitisation of physical materials, the digital preservation of material so it remains accessible, and the systematic classification and indexation of large collections across social and technological change.

In contrast, when ‘finding the future’, sophisticated discovery tools, effective library policies, support for linked data, and supporting the user’s interpretation and analysis of content are examples of the key challenges that face the communities of DL practitioners and researchers.

The conference welcomes internationally leading insights into both research problems and practical complexities. Contributions from digital humanities, digital preservation, hypertext and information retrieval researchers are as much a vital part of the digital library community’s interests as core DL research, and submissions on these and other related topics are strongly encouraged.

Conference Topics
General areas of interest for DL 2014 include but are not limited to:

  • Collaborative and participatory information environments
  • Cyberinfrastructure architectures, applications, and deployments
  • Data mining/extraction of structure from networked information
  • Digital library architectures
  • Digital library and Web Science curriculum development
  • Digital library conceptual models and formal issues
  • Distributed information systems
  • Extracting semantics, entities, and patterns from large collections
  • Evaluation of online information environments
  • Impact and evaluation of digital libraries and information in education
  • Information and knowledge systems
  • Information policy and copyright law
  • Information Retrieval and browsing
  • Information visualization
  • Interfaces to information for novices and experts
  • Interoperability and Information integration
  • Linked data and its applications
  • Personal digital information management
  • Retrieval and browsing
  • Scientific data curation, citation and scholarly publication
  • Semantic web issues in digital libraries
  • Social media, architecture, and applications
  • Social networks, virtual organizations and networked information
  • Social-technical perspectives of digital information
  • Studies of human factors in networked information
  • Theoretical models of information interaction and organization
  • User behavior and modeling
  • Visualization of large-scale information environments
  • Web archiving and preservation