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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 Posters and Participation


The Present and Future of Google Books
James Crawford (Google Books)

The metadata challenge: Promoting discovery, access, and usability 
for online books
John Ockerbloom (University of Pennsylvania, US)


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.

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.

Call for Posters
We solicit posters (no page limit) describing last minute results, 
new ideas and research directions, latest developments, and project 
proposals to be presented at the workshop. Please note that posters 
will not appear in the workshop proceedings, published by ACM, but 
will be posted on the workshop website and disseminated at the 
workshop. The purpose of these posters is to attract community 
attention, leading to possible collaborations. Project proposals will 
also be considered for the £3,000 seed fund.

Topics of interest
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

Poster submission and participation

Submissions must be written in English, formatted using the 
<> ACM 
templates: using the "Option 2" style. Posters must be submitted as 
pdf files via the 
BooksOnline'10 Easychair submission site. Please note that you may 
need to create an Easychair account first.

Contributions will be reviewed by the organising committee within two 
weeks of submission and notifications sent to authors. Final 
submission deadline is September 30, 2010. Please note however that 
spaces are limited and earlier submissions are encouraged.

One author per accepted poster is required to register and attend the 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 presented or proposed at the workshop.

Accepted papers

HCI Design Principles for eReaders
Jennifer Pearson (Swansea University), George Buchanan (City 
University) and Harold Thimbleby (Swansea University)

The sBook: Towards Social and Personalized Learning Experiences
Myriam Ribière, Jérome Picault and Sylvain Squedin (Alcatel-Lucent 
Bell Labs France)

Real-Time Document Collaboration Using iPads
Jennifer Pearson (Swansea University) and George Buchanan (City University)

Ebooks Children Would Want to Read and Engage with
Monica Landoni (University of Lugano)

A System for the Collaborative Reading of Digital Books with the 
Partially Sighted
W. Xavier Snelgrove and Ronald M. Baecker (University of Toronto)

Implementing New Knowledge Environments: Building Upon Research 
Foundations to Understand Books and Reading in the Digital Age
Ray Siemens and Julie Meloni (University of Victoria)

Working with First Nations: On-Demand Book Service
Nadia Caidi and Margaret Lam (University of Toronto)

Biblioteca de Livros Digitais: The Privileged Space of a 
Transliterate Experience 
Fernanda Bonacho (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)

The Active Reading Task for Evaluating E-books
Monica Landoni (University of Lugano)


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

Programme Committee

Birte Christensen-Dalsgaard (State and University Library, Denmark)
Bruce Croft (University of Massachusetts Amherst, US)
Gilles Falquet (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
Norbert Fuhr (University of Duisburg, Germany)
Gene Golovchinsky (FX Palo Alto Laboratory, Inc.)
Ananda Gunawardena (Carnegie Mellon University, US)
Ivan Koychev (Sofia University, Bulgaria)
Monica Landoni (University of Lugano, Switzerland)
Birger Larsen (Royal School of Library and Information Science, Denmark)
Ray Larson (University of California, Berkeley, US)
Michael E. Lesk (Rutgers University, US)
Catherine C. Marshall (Microsoft Corporation, US)
John Ockerbloom (University of Pennsylvania, US)
Prakash Reddy (Hewlett-Packard)
Ian Witten (University of Waikato, New Zealand)

Further information

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