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Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL 2009)
June 15-19, 2009
Austin, TX, USA


Extended Call for Papers

The ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) is the 
major international research forum focused on digital libraries and 
associated technical, practical, and social issues. JCDL encompasses the 
many meanings of the term "digital libraries", including (but not 
limited to) new forms of information institutions; operational 
information systems with all manner of digital content; new means of 
selecting, collecting, organizing, distributing, and evaluating digital 
content; and theoretical models of information media, including document 
genres and electronic publishing. Digital libraries are distinguished 
from information retrieval systems because they include more types of 
media, provide additional functionality and services, and include other 
stages of the information life cycle, from creation through use. Digital 
libraries also can be viewed as a new form of information institution or 
as an extension of the services libraries currently provide.

Representatives from academe, government, industry, and others are 
invited to participate in this annual conference. The conference draws 
from a broad array of disciplines including computer science, 
information science, librarianship, archival science and practice, 
museum studies and practice, technology, medicine, social sciences, and 

Topics of the sessions and workshops will cover such aspects of digital 
libraries as infrastructure; institutions; metadata; content; services; 
digital preservation; system design; implementation; interface design; 
human-computer interaction; evaluation of performance; evaluation of 
usability; collection development; intellectual property; privacy; 
electronic publishing; document genres; multimedia; social, 
institutional, and policy issues; user communities; and associated 
theoretical topics.

JCDL 2009 will be held in Austin, Texas on the campus of the University 
of Texas. The program is organized by an international committee of 
scholars and leaders in the Digital Libraries field.  Four hundred 
attendees are expected for the five days of events including a day of 
cutting edge tutorials; 2 1/2 days of papers, panels, and keynotes; and 
1 1/2 days of research workshops.

JCDL 2009 invites submissions of papers and proposals for posters, 
demonstrations, tutorials, and workshops that will make the conference 
an exciting and creative event to attend. As always, the conference 
welcomes contributions from all the fields that intersect to enable 
Digital Libraries. Topics include, but are not limited to:

* Interfaces to information for novices and experts
* Information visualization
* Retrieval and browsing
* Data mining/extraction
* Enterprise-scale Information Architectures
* Distributed information systems
* Studies of information behavior and needs; user modeling
* Insightful analyses of existing systems
* Novel library content and use environments
* Deployment of digital collections in education
* Digital Library curriculum development
* Systems and algorithms for preservation
Paper Submissions
Paper authors may choose between two formats: Full papers and short 
papers. Both formats will be included in the proceedings and will be 
presented at the conference. Both formats will be rigorously peer 
reviewed. Complete papers are required--abstracts and incomplete papers 
will not be reviewed.

Full papers report on mature work, or efforts that have reached an 
important milestone. Short papers will highlight efforts that might be 
in an early stage, but are important for the community to be made aware 
of. Short papers can also present theories or systems that can be 
described concisely in the limited space.

Full papers must not exceed 10 pages. Short papers are limited to at 
most 4 pages. All papers must be original contributions. The material 
must therefore not have been previously published or be under review for 
publication elsewhere. All contributions must be written in English and 
must follow the conference's formatting guidelines.  Papers are to be 
submitted at the conference's Web site.

All accepted papers will be published by ACM as conference proceedings 
and electronic versions will be included in both the ACM and IEEE 
Digital Libraries.

Poster and Demonstration Submissions

Posters permit presentation of late-breaking results in an informal, 
interactive manner. Poster proposals should consist of a title, 1-page 
extended abstract, and contact information for the authors.  Proposals 
must follow the conference's formatting guidelines and are to be 
submitted at the conference Web site. Accepted posters will be displayed 
at the conference and may include additional materials, space 
permitting. Abstracts of posters will appear in the proceedings.

Demonstrations showcase innovative digital libraries technology and 
applications, allowing you to share your work directly with your 
colleagues in a high-visibility setting. Demonstration proposals should 
consist of a title, 1-page extended abstract, and contact information 
for the authors. Proposals must follow the conference's formatting 
guidelines and are to be submitted at the conference Web site. 
Abstracts of demonstrations will appear in the proceedings.

Panels and Invited Briefings
Panels will complement the refereed portions of the program with lively 
discussions of controversial and cutting-edge issues that are not 
addressed by other program elements.  Invited briefings will explain a 
topic of interest to those building digital libraries--they can be 
thought of as being mini-tutorials.  We are not soliciting formal 
proposals for panels or invited briefings, but if you have an idea for 
one that you'd like to hear, please send email directly to the 
panels/briefings chair.

Tutorial Submissions
Tutorials provide an opportunity to offer in-depth education on a topic 
or solution relevant to research or practice in digital libraries. They 
should address a single topic in detail over either a half-day or a full 
day. They are not intended to be venues for commercial product training. 
Experts who are interested in engaging members of the community who may 
not be familiar with a relevant set of technologies or concepts should 
plan their tutorials to cover the topic or solution to a level that 
attendees will have sufficient knowledge to follow and further pursue 
the material beyond the tutorial. Leaders of tutorial sessions will be 
expected to take an active role in publicizing and recruiting attendees 
for their sessions.

Tutorial proposals should include: a tutorial title; an abstract (1-2 
paragraphs, to be used in conference programs); a description or topical 
outline of tutorial (1-2 paragraphs, to be used for evaluation); 
duration (half- or full-day); expected number of participants; target 
audience, including level of experience (introductory, intermediate, 
advanced); learning objectives; a brief biographical sketch of the 
presenter(s); and contact information for the presenter(s).

Tutorial proposals are to be submitted in electronic form via the 
conference's Web site.

Workshop Submissions
Workshops are intended to draw together communities of interest--both 
those in established communities and also those interested in discussion 
and exploration of a new or emerging issue.  They can range in format 
from formal, perhaps centering on presentation of refereed papers, to 
informal, perhaps centering on an extended roundtable discussions among 
the selected participants.

Submissions should include: a workshop title and short description; a 
statement of objectives for the workshop; a topical outline for the 
workshop; identification of the expected audience and expected number of 
attendees; a description of the planned format and duration (half-day, 
full-day, or one and a half day); information about how the attendees 
will be identified, notified of the workshop, and, if necessary, 
selected from among applicants; as well as contact and biographical 
information about the organizers. Finally, if a workshop has been held 
previously, information about the earlier sessions should be provided -- 
dates, locations, outcomes, attendance, etc.

Proposals for workshops will be accepted and evaluated on an on-going 
basis until the deadline.  This is in order to allow the workshop 
organizers as much time as possible to carry out their own program 
events on acceptance of the proposal.  Workshop proposals are to be 
submitted at the conference's Web site.

Doctoral Consortium
The Doctoral Consortium is a workshop for Ph.D. students from all over 
the world who are in the early phases of their dissertation work (i.e., 
the consortium is not intended for those who are finished or nearly 
finished with their dissertation). The goal of the Doctoral Consortium 
is to help students with their thesis and research plans by providing 
feedback and general advice on using the research environment in a 
constructive and international atmosphere.

Students interested in participating in the Doctoral Consortium should 
submit an extended abstract describing their Digital Library research. 
Submissions relating to any aspect of Digital Library research, 
development, and evaluation are welcomed, including: technical advances, 
usage and impact studies, policy analyses, social and institutional 
implications, theoretical contributions, interaction and design 
advances, and innovative applications in the sciences, humanities, and 

Consult the conference's Web site for more details and to make a submission.

Important notes for all Submissions
All contributions are to be submitted in electronic form via the JCDL 
2009 submission Web page, following ACM format guidelines and using the 
ACM template. Please submit all papers in PDF format.

During the submission process you will be asked to identify conflicts of 
interest with any of the program committee members. A conflict of 
interest exists, for example, when any of a submitted paper's authors 
and a committee member:
* hold employment at the same institution or company
* are candidates for employment at the same institution or company
* co-authored a book or paper in the last 48 months
* are co-principal investigators on a grant or research project
* are actively working on a project together
* are in a family or close personal relationship
* are in a graduate advisee/advisor relationship
* hold personal animosity

Important Dates
All papers are due Friday, January 23, 2009 at 5 PM CST.
Poster and demonstration submissions are due Saturday, January 31, 2009 
at 5 PM CST.
Tutorial and workshop proposals are due Saturday, January 31, 2009 at 5 
Notification of acceptance to authors by March 10, 2009.
Doctoral consortium abstracts are due Monday, March 23, 2009.

Conference Organizers (program elements)
Conference Chairs
         Mary Lynn Rice-Lively, University of Texas 
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         Fred Heath, University of Texas
Program Co-Chairs
         Richard Furuta, Texas A&M University ([log in to unmask])
         Luis Francisco-Revilla, University of Texas
         Gary Geisler, University of Texas
Doctoral Consortium Co-Chairs
         Michael Nelson, Old Dominion University
         Megan Winget, University of Texas
Panels and Briefings Chair
         Catherine C. Marshall, Microsoft ([log in to unmask])
Tutorials Chair
         Geneva Henry, Rice University
Workshops Chair
         Andreas Rauber, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
	J. Stephen Downie, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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