ECDL 2009 Workshop: BooksOnline'09, October 2, 2009, Corfu, Greece,
Call for papers - Deadline July 31, 2009
We would like to invite you to submit an extended abstract (max 2
pages) to the
Workshop, presenting your views and insights into important issues
and opportunities around large collections of on-line books.
Building on the success of the
Workshop, organized at <http://www.cikm2008.org/>CIKM 2008, the
BooksOnline¹09 Workshop at ECDL 2009 aims to provide continuity and
to ensure further progress in addressing challenges and exploring
opportunities around large collections of digital books and
The workshop aims to foster the BooksOnline professional network and
build support for joint initiatives in research, design, and
technology. The objectives are to connect researchers and
practitioners from libraries, archives, academia, publishers, and
on-line services in order to facilitate discussion and promote
- Key research and innovation issues, leveraging and
extending the outcome of the BooksOnline¹08 Workshop,
- Proposals for projects and initiatives that the BooksOnline
community could take forward, and
- Strategies for project implementation and funding.
The outcome of the workshop will comprise a set of formulated
projects and dedicated committees that will facilitate progress over
the following year. Future BooksOnline Workshops will follow the
community progress and present an opportunity to share results,
revisit the issues, and evolve the research and innovation agenda.
The one day workshop will include selected project presentations and
proposals for new initiatives, break-out sessions to brainstorm
around proposals and implementation strategies, and a panel
discussion to present and summarize the results of the break-out
The day will start with a summary by the organizers, introducing
projects and proposal that were submitted to the Workshop for
discussion. Selected projects and proposals will be presented by the
authors in more detail. The core activity will be the breakout
sessions around the proposals for joint initiatives. We expect that
the results of these sessions will include an outline of the
implementation strategies, the mechanisms for managing the
initiatives, and the plan for increasing visibility and creating
relevant partnerships. The outcomes will be discussed during the
All the relevant reports, proposals, and presentation abstract will
be included in the workshop proceedings and distributed to the
participants. A detailed workshop report will be published after the
workshop. Participants will be invited to contribute to the
post-workshop report by reviewing the organizers¹ write up and
providing additional supporting material if needed.
Topics of interest
Participants of the BooskOnline¹09 are invited to submit extended
abstracts (up to 2 pages) describing pressing issues, opportunities
for innovation, case studies of ongoing efforts, or ideas for
initiatives involving digital books. Papers reflecting and expanding
on the topics that have been identified through position papers and
panel discussions during the First BooksOnline¹08 Workshop are also
welcome. These include, but are not limited to:
· Fundamental issues:
o Understanding new paradigms for books, social aspects of on-line
book services, and contrasting evolutionary vs. revolutionary
approach to innovation, paper vs. electronic media, digitized vs.
born digital content.
o Enabling business and research models, identifying collaboration
strategies, fostering community driven innovation, identifying
enabling technologies, and addressing legal issues.
· Enriched digital collections:
o Virtual learning environments and eBooks; eBooks in teaching;
eBooks as integrated content, data, and media.
o From books to discovery of knowledge; cross-referencing, sense
making, and knowledge sharing; community interests and social context.
· Usage scenarios and user expectations from digital book services:
o Affordances of physical books and the difference from electronic media.
o Social navigation and annotations; diverse user profiles and
content types; searching, gathering, annotating, and authoring
o Personalization and context sensitivity; ubiquitous access; and
emersion in the user experience.
o Evaluating eBooks, interface and interaction designs for active
reading, features for collection browsing, etc.
· Content representation and discovery:
o Indexing and content representation.
o Scalability and interoperability; technologies for search,
browsing, filtering, and information extraction.
o Universal access across nations and cultures; translation of
content and metadata.
o Integration of complementary content and services.
Paper Submission and participation
Participants of the workshop are expected to contribute a 2 page
extended abstract describing critical issues and challenges, current
projects, or proposals for joint initiatives related to large digital
Submissions must be written in English, following the submission
guidelines set by Springer:
To submit a paper, please go to the
Easychair submission site. Please note that you may need to create an
account in order to submit your paper.
Contributions will be reviewed by the organizing and the programme
committee. Authors of selected topics will be invited to give a
presentation or facilitate a brainstorming session at the workshop.
As with BooksOnline¹08, we shall aim to attract researchers and
practitioners from industry, libraries, and archives who can bring to
the discussion the insights and experience of working with large
digital book collections and services.
Authors will be notified by August 17, 2009 of the outcome of the
review process. Camera ready copies of accepted papers will be due by
September 6, 2009.
One author per accepted paper is required to register and attend the workshop.
Gabriella Kazai (Microsoft Research, UK)
Peter Brusilovsky (University of Pittsburgh, USA)
Claire Warwick (University College London, UK)
Ray Siemens (University of Victoria, Canada)
Natasa Milic-Frayling (Microsoft Research, UK)
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