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BooksOnline'10 Workshop:  Research Advances in Large Digital Book 
Repositories and Complementary Media
CIKM 2010, October 26, 2010, Toronto, Canada


Call for papers ­ Submissions due: June 30, 2010


The 3rd BooksOnline workshop aims to bring together researchers and 
industry practitioners in Information Retrieval, Digital Libraries, 
eBooks, Human Computer Interaction, Publishing industry and on-line 
book services to foster progress on addressing challenges and 
exploring opportunities around large collections of digital books and 
complementary media.  BooksOnline¹10 provides a forum to follow the 
community progress, share results, highlight and address issues, and 
evolve the research agenda.

We solicit research papers, position papers and project proposals 
around key research issues and innovation opportunities. The workshop 
will serve as a forum for the presentation of research papers and the 
discussion of the challenges and opportunities identified in the 
position papers and project proposals. Participants will be 
encouraged to jointly create innovative solutions in collaboration 
around the themes that emerge from the submissions and discussions at 
the workshop. A seed fund of £3,000, provided by Microsoft Research, 
will be awarded to one or more selected projects as judged by the 
workshop organizers and a selected panel of experts. Seed fund 
winners will be invited to report on their projects at the following 
BooksOnline workshop.

Workshop format

The one day workshop will include keynote and selected paper 
presentations, a poster session, break-out sessions to brainstorm 
around proposals and research ideas, and a panel discussion to 
present and summarize the results of the break-out sessions.

The £3,000 seed fund will be awarded following the workshop to one or 
more research project proposals selected by a panel of judges from 
those proposed at the workshop.

Topics of interest
We invite submissions of full research papers (up to 10 pages) 
describing novel developments and research, or position papers and 
project proposals (up to 5 pages) presenting ideas, goals or 
directions of work, highlighting pressing issues or opportunities for 
innovation involving digital books and complementary media.

The following is a sample listing of possible topics of interests. 
Other topics relevant to research advances, developments, emerging 
issues and possible opportunities for innovation in large digital 
book repositories and complementary media are all welcome:

·         Enriched digital collections:
o   Virtual learning environments and eBooks and eBooks in teaching
o   eBooks as integrated content, data, and media
o   Knowledge discovery and sharing in digital book repositories
o   Cross-referencing and sense making
o   Community interests and social context.
·         Usage scenarios and user expectations from digital book services:
o   Affordances of physical books and electronic media
o   Mobile and multi-touch devices for reading and annotating
o   Ink-based applications
o   Social navigation and annotations, social interactions
o   User profiles and content types
o   Children and electronic reading
o   Usage scenarios: searching, browsing, collection building, 
annotations, authoring, sharing
o   Personalization and context sensitivity
o   Ubiquitous access
o   Immersive user experience
o   User studies and study design
·         Design and technology
o   eBook UI and interaction designs, e.g., for active reading
o   Usability issues when reading digital books
o   Feature engineering for collection browsing
o   Content representation and discovery
o   Indexing and retrieval
o   Scalability and interoperability
o   Technologies for searching, browsing, filtering, and information extraction
o   Universal access across nations and cultures; translation of 
content and metadata
o   Integration of complementary content and services
o   Evaluation methodology and practices

Paper submission and participation

Submissions must be written in English, formatted using the 
templates: using the "Option 2" style. This is also the style that 
will be required for final papers. Papers must be submitted as pdf 

To submit a research paper (max 10 pages), position paper or project 
proposal (max 5 pages), please go to the 
Easychair submission site. Please note that you may need to create an 
account first.

Contributions will be reviewed by the programme committee. Authors of 
selected topics will be invited to give an oral or poster 
presentation or facilitate a brainstorming session at the workshop.

Authors will be notified by July 30, 2010 of the outcome of the 
review process. Camera ready copies of accepted papers will be due by 
August 10, 2010.

One author per accepted paper is required to register and attend the workshop.


Gabriella Kazai (Microsoft Research, UK)
Peter Brusilovsky (University of Pittsburgh, USA)

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