Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL 2009)
June 15-19, 2009
Austin, TX, USA
Sponsored by ACM SIGIR, ACM SIGWEB, and IEEE-CS TCDL
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
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 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
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
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.
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.
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
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)
Mary Lynn Rice-Lively, University of Texas
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Fred Heath, University of Texas
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])
Geneva Henry, Rice University
Andreas Rauber, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
J. Stephen Downie, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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