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Extended Call for Papers

1st International Workshop on Augmented Digital Libraries (ADL’14)

Workshop Website: http://adl2014.wordpress.com/

co-located with i-KNOW 2014

Important Dates:
Submission deadline: 4th May
Notification to authors: 23rd May
Camera Ready: 5th June

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Digital libraries are becoming increasingly important in research.
Traditionally they have been used for tasks such as finding and storing
research outputs, however they are increasingly being used as sources for
mining information, discovering new trends and evaluating research
excellence. The rapid growth in the number of documents being deposited in
digital libraries requires the provision for novel approaches that are
driven by the needs of knowledge discovery, refinement, and visualisation,
aimed at enhancing the individual’s experience.

The foundations of such an experience are not built upon digitisation
alone, but on a multi-layer knowledge structure that does not only include
information about the documents in the underlying collection in the form of
metadata, but also information about the content of those documents, such
as the entities mentioned and the relationships between them. It is with
these building blocks that it will become possible to relate search results
with user needs, for instance by the automatic generation of different
views that integrate and personalise information items together which can
than be exploited by novel interfaces and visualisation techniques.

The goal of this workshop is to provide a forum for researchers and
practitioners from the fields of digital libraries, natural language
processing, information retrieval, user interfaces, the semantic web and
other disciplines, where they can constructively explore and discuss the
conception and realisation of systems incorporating such novelties.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following themes
related to Digital Libraries:

ADVANCED ANALYSIS OF DIGITAL COLLECTIONS
Extracting semantics, entities, and patterns from large digital library
collections
Interlinking and contextualizing ubiquitous data
Interoperability and Information integration
Impact and evaluation of digital libraries
IMPROVED USER SERVICES IN DIGITAL LIBRARIES
User behaviour and modelling for digital libraries
Advanced methods for information discovery and exploration
Interfaces to information for novices and experts
User studies related to digital libraries interfaces
Educational uses of digital libraries
ENHANCED NAVIGATION IN DIGITAL LIBRARIES
NLP techniques for searching across multilingual full text digital
collections
Novel methods and techniques for information visualization
Personal digital information management
Personalisation and recommendation of search results
NOVEL VISUALISATION METHODS AND TECHNIQUES
Information visualization in digital libraries
Navigating information spaces
Supporting exploration using enriched digital library content
Navigation using visual metaphors
Visualisation of large-scale information environments

Important Dates

Research Paper Track

Submission deadline: 4th May
Notification to authors: 23rd May
Camera Ready: 5th June

*Submissions*

We will be accepting submissions for both a Research Papers Track as well
as for a Challenge Track (more information about this track will be issued
very soon!).

For the Research Papers Track we welcome submissions of original work that
has not been submitted or published elsewhere. We encourage full papers
(max 6 pages) describing significant work in progress, late breaking
results or ideas and challenges for the domain. Possibly papers can be
accepted as full papers or as posters.

Authors of accepted full papers will be given the opportunity to extend a
revised final version for the final proceedings.

All accepted papers will be in the proceedings.

Submissions should follow the ACM SIG
proceedings<http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates>format
(standard style). The review process is single-blind review and each
paper will be reviewed by at least 3 members of the program committee.

Research Track papers should be submitted in pdf format to
easychair<https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=adl2014>,
no later than midnight Pacific Daylight Time on 4th May 2014.

Accepted papers will be published in the CEUR workshop
<http://ceur-ws.org/>proceedings and selected high quality submissions
will be published in the
supplementary proceedings of i-KNOW 2014.

*Workshop Chairs*
Charlie Abela, University of Malta, charlie.abela[at]um.edu.mt
Judie Attard, University of Bonn, judie.attard[at]iais-extern.fraunhofer.de
Milena Dobreva, University of Malta, milena.dobreva[at]um.edu.mt
Preben Hansen, University of Stockholm, preben[at]dsv.su.se
Mike Rosner, University of Malta, mike.rosner[at]um.edu.mt

*Program Committee (confirmed)*
We have carefully selected the members on the Program Committee so to
include leading researchers from the domains relevant to the main topics of
the workshop:

Vladimir Alexiev, Ontotext, Bulgaria
Joel Azzopardi, University of Malta, Malta
Georgeta Bordea, Insight Centre for Data Analytics, Ireland
Sandor Daranyi, SSLIS, University of Boras, Sweden
Jeremy Debattista, University of Bonn, Germany
Elena Demidova, L3S Research Center, University of Hannover, Germany
Gilles Falquet, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Baherah Heravi, Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI), Ireland
Kris Jack, Mendeley London, UK
Petr Knoth, Knowledge Media Institute, Open University, UK
Victorica Ilik, A&M Texas University, USA
Paolo Manghi, ISTI-CNR (DRIVER, OpenAIRE), Italy
Roberto Navigli, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Vesna Pajić, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Christos Papatheodorou, Ioanian University, Greece
Jodie Schneider, Insight Centre for Data Analytics, Ireland
Ranka Stanković, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Julian Szymanski, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
Giannis Tsakonas, University of Patras, Greece
Simone Teufel, University of Cambridge, UK
Genoveva Vargas Solar, French Council of Scientific Research (CNRS), France

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Charlie Abela
Assistant Lecturer,
Level 1, Block A, Rm 7,
Department of Intelligent Computer Systems,
Faculty of ICT,
University of Malta,
MSD 2080, Msida, Malta.
Tel: +356 2340-2027
Web: http://staff.um.edu.mt/cabe2

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