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International Workshop on

*Supporting Users’ Exploration of Digital Libraries (SUEDL)*

to be held as part of the
International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL)

Cyprus, 27 September 2012

Paper submission deadline: July 5, 2012 <>


Large amounts of digital cultural heritage (CH) information have become
available recently, partly due to the rise of large-scale aggregators such
as Europeana (, the European aggregator for
museums, archives, libraries, and galleries. These large collections, and
similar digital libraries (DL), present an important challenge to new
users: discovering what items are present in the collection. In current
systems support for item discovery is mainly provided through the standard
keyword-based search paradigm, which is well suited for DL professionals
who are highly familiar with the collections, subject areas, and have
specific search goals. However, for new users who may not have a good
understanding of the contents of the collections, be unsure about
appropriate  keywords, and have vague search goals, this method of access
is unsatisfactory.

Alternative item discovery methodologies are required to introduce new
users to DL collections, including exploratory search models that enable
switching between collection overviews and detailed exploration within the

The aim of the workshop is to stimulate collaboration from experts and
stakeholders in Digital Libraries, Cultural Heritage, Natural Language
Processing and Information Retrieval in order to explore methods and
strategies to support exploration of Digital Libraries, beyond the white
box paradigm of search and click.


Topics of interest include the following:

·       User-adaptive technologies

·       Personalization and recommendation

·       Information discovery and exploration

·       Navigating information spaces

·       Crowd sourcing and user generated content

·       Navigation using visual metaphors

·       Supporting exploration using enriched content

·       Any other technique which supports exploration of Digital Libraries

*Submission details*

Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research papers related
to the aforementioned topics. We invite:

·       regular papers (8 to 12 pages)

·       short papers (2 to 6 pages)

All submissions are required to be in pdf and formatted in the Springer’s
LNCS format <>.

Submissions are to be made via the submission web site:

Submissions will be reviewed by three members of the Program Committee. All
papers accepted at the workshop must be presented (either orally or as a
poster) during the workshop by a registered participant. See further
details on the TPDL registration page<>

The papers will be published as CEUR Workshop
Proceedings<> (ISSN
1613-0073); this way the proceedings will be permanently available and

*Important dates*

Research paper submission: July 5, 2012

Notification of acceptance: July 27, 2012

Camera ready version: September 10, 2012

Workshop day: September 27, 2012

*Organizing committee***

Eneko Agirre (University of the Basque Country)

Kate Fernie (MDR partners)

Arantxa Otegi (University of the Basque Country)

Mark Stevenson (University of Sheffield)

*Program committee (confirmed so far)***

Donatella Castelli (ISTI-CNR)

Valentine Charles (Europeana)

Paul Clough (University of Sheffield)

Giorgio Maria Di Nunzio (University of Padua)

Cathal Gurrin (Dublin City University)

Mark Hall (University of Sheffield)

Gareth Jones (Dublin City University)

Jaap Kamps (University of Amsterdam)

Johan Oomen (Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision)

Martin Theobald (Max Planck)

Max Wilson (University of Nottingham)


Arantxa Otegi:  *arantza.otegi -at-*

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