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BooksOnline'12 Workshop:
Online Books, Complementary Social Media and their Impact

CIKM 2012, October 29, 2012, Maui, Hawaii, USA


Call for Demos and Late-Breaking Results
Submission deadline of August 10, 2012

The BooksOnline workshops aim to foster research initiatives that are 
focused on innovation opportunities and challenges created by large 
collections of digital books. This year, BooksOnline'12 aims to offer 
a forum for bringing together expertise from academia, industry, 
libraries and archives to facilitate the exchange of research and 
application of social media and collaboratively shared content in the 
field of digital libraries with specific focus on online books. This 
requires solving a range of KM, IR, DB, DL and HCI challenges applied 
to large collections of online books and related social media. These 
include mechanisms for fast access to semi-structured data, methods 
to mine and enrich content and analyze usage data, algorithms, user 
interfaces and interaction models for searching and recommendation in 
rich social contexts, and designs for engaging reading experiences 
that readers would want to share. One of the main themes for this 
year is the impact of this technology on young users, the so called 
Native Digital, and on their social engagements. BooksOnline'12 will 
encourage strong exploitation of the incentives and benefits of such 
major forms of massive on-line collaborations for digital libraries.

Keynote speakers
Similarly to previous years, we plan to host keynote speakers, who 
are prominent in the subject areas that emerge from the submissions. 
Previous keynote speakers included Adam Farquhar (The British 
Library), Ville Miettinnen (Microtask), James Crawford (Google 
Books), John Ockerbloom (University of Pennsylvania), and Brewster 
Kahle (Internet Archive).

Workshop format and contributions
The one day workshop will include selected oral and poster/demo 
sessions to present and discuss ongoing research efforts, and a 
break-out session to brainstorm around new ideas, research 
directions, proposals and implementation strategies, finishing with 
presentations to summarize the results of the break-out sessions.

We solicit:
     Position papers and posters (1-2 pages) on late-breaking results, 
work-in-progress and ongoing projects and planned initiatives or 
proposals for future research directions;
     Demos of existing systems or work-in-progress prototypes (1/2 
page summary of the system).

We encourage contributions of innovative novel ideas, papers 
describing existing or planned systems or discussing specific 
problems and challenges, controversial discussions of research 
directions that are likely to generate discussion at the workshop, 
and papers recommending specific research directions to take based on 
learnt lessons.

For demo submissions, please submit a two or three paragraph 
abstract, describing what would be demonstrated at the workshop and 
what resources are needed for the demonstration including any of: 
table; power; wired-Ethernet; WiFi; etc.

Topics of interest
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

     Basic principles: Paradigms/affordances of digital/digitized 
books vs. paper
     Readers: Differences among readers with a special focus on younger readers
     Design: Novel approaches to design involving readers, specially 
innovative methodologies of co-design with emphasis on specific 
reader communities
     Social: Social aspects of on-line books and library services; 
social navigation and annotations; social search, sharing and 
collaboration and co-authoring; social reading experiences, community 
building through shared content and annotation;
     Crowdsourcing: Crowdsourcing and social engagement for 
personalization, book recommendations; social games around reading 
lists or digital book content; hybrid computer-human systems for 
digital libraries;
     Education: Virtual learning environments and eBooks; eBooks in 
teaching; eBooks as integrated content, data, and media; ubiquitous 
     Knowledge: Extracting semantics and knowledge from books; linking 
and sense making; from books to discovery of knowledge; 
cross-referencing, and knowledge sharing; community interests and 
social context;
     Evaluation: Evaluating eBooks, interface and interaction designs 
for active reading, features for collection browsing, mining social 
media reviews on usability issues; using crowdsourcing for 
large-scale evaluation;
     Infrastructure: Building access infrastructures; indexing and 
content representation; scalability and interoperability; 
technologies for search, browsing, filtering, and information 
extraction; integration of complementary content and services; 
supporting rich media experiences for online books; integrating 
social platforms; tagging, reviewing, recommendations;
     Culture: Universal access to online books across nations and 
cultures; translation of content and metadata; genre dependent book 
recommendation and search services for different demographic target 

Important dates
Paper submission deadline: Aug 10, 2012
Notification of acceptance: August 16, 2012
Camera-ready deadline: August 20, 2012
Workshop: October 29, 2012

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

Accepted papers will be published in the CIKM workshop proceedings, 
which will be printed on CD and indexed in the ACM digital library, 
together with the main CIKM 2011 proceedings. One author per accepted 
paper/demo is required to register for the workshop.

To submit a paper, please go to the BooksOnline'12 Easychair 
submission site: 

Gabriella Kazai, Microsoft Research, UK
Monica Landoni, University of Lugano, CH
Peter Brusilovsky, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Carsten Eickhoff, Delft University of Technology, NL

Further information
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