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JCDL Workshop on Mobility, Devices and Digital Libraries
        -- Call for Papers --

This workshop will provide a forum to study and discuss the implications of
both human mobility and mobile and ubiquitous devices for digital library research.
The organizers represent different research communities, each of which would
have a useful contribution to the workshop.  The event itself will bring together
an emerging community  of interest and provide a springboard to encourage
innovative mobile DL  research.

As we become more mobile in our work and learning so does our
technology. The increasing ubiquity of mobile devices has been one of
the most visible developments of information technology in recent
years.  In many areas of library use this technology is becoming
increasingly important: e.g. handheld computers used as document readers;
lectures downloaded to MP3 players and iPods; book covers photographed
to capture details of needed documents; in South Africa mobile devices are
commonplace whilst desktop computers are rare; emerging reading devices
such as the paper display Sony Reader provide new reading opportunities
for digital texts; and widespread wireless access means that library
subscribers increasingly require access from off-site, unpredictable
locations whilst roaming, creating challenges for authentication and
rights management etc.

Similarly, the mobility of library users has seldom been addressed  yet there are growing
problems with providing consistent access to material when readers move from one network to
another. The implicit role of location and mobile technology in the task context also provides an
opportunity for practical yet intellectually stimulating research.

Papers and position papers are invited on the following topics:
* Provision of existing DL facilities to mobile devices
* Impact of place and mobility on DL use
* New DL services that particularly exploit mobility and/or devices
* Digital cameras as capture devices
* Podcasting
* Reading applicances and PDAs in the Digital Library
* Hosting DL content on mobile devices; distributed storage, security
* Social issues of DL and Mobility  privacy, trust.

Submissions on similar, related topics are also welcomed.

Attendees wishing to give a full presentation will be expected to
submit a four page paper in ACM conference format for review.  Those
with provisional and early work and wanting to give a short
presentation should submit a two page ACM format paper for review.
Submissions should be emailed to George Buchanan
(g.r.buchanan at on or before the 14th May 2007.

Full presentations and position papers will be reviewed for inclusion
in the workshop proceedings.  The committee will make a selection of up
to 8 papers for presentation at the workshop.  Position papers are not
mandatory for attendance at the workshop, but are encouraged by all

The workshop proceedings will be distributed in print during the
workshop and electronically via the workshop website.  A journal
special edition based on the same theme is in preparation, and
participants will be encouraged to submit extended versions of their

Submission deadline: 14th May 2007
Acceptance Notification: 17st May 2007
Final Versions: 28th May 2007
Workshop: 22nd June 2007

The workshop will be run at the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference - held this
year in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  See for details.

For further information contact George Buchanan via email at
g.r.buchanan at or visit the workshop website at

Dr. George Buchanan
Future Interaction Technology Laboratory
University of Wales, Swansea

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