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                  ********** CALL FOR PAPERS **********

                  Joint Conference on Digital Libraries
                 Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke, Virginia, USA
                         June 24 - 28, 2001

                 Conference Web Site:

JCDL follows in the tradition of the ACM Digital Libraries & IEEE-CS
Advances in Digital Libraries Conferences

                               SPONSORED BY
         The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
        Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval (ACM SIGIR)
        Special Interest Group on Hypertext, Hypermedia, and the Web
         (ACM SIGWEB)
        The Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer
         Society (IEEE Computer Society)
        Technical Committee on Digital Libraries (TCDL)

IMPORTANT DATES (deadlines are firm):
January 9, 20001:       Submission deadline for full papers, panels, and
February 7, 2001:       Submission deadline for short papers, workshops,
                         demos and posters
March 24, 2001:         Camera ready copy deadline for accepted papers and
                         abstracts (Note new date)

The Joint Conference on Digital Libraries is a major international forum
focusing on digital libraries and associated technical, practical, and
social issues. JCDL 2001 enhances the tradition of conference excellence
already established by the ACM and IEEE-CS by combining the ACM Digital
Libraries Conferences and the IEEE-CS Advances in Digital Libraries
Conferences. NSF will hold its invitational meeting for PIs of the Digital
Libraries Initiative, overlapping with the end of the JCDL conference.

JCDL encompasses the many meanings of the term "digital
libraries," including (but not limited to) operational information systems
with all manner of digital content; new means of selecting, collecting,
organizing, and distributing 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.

Participation is sought from all parts of the world and from the full
range of disciplines and professions involved in digital library research
and practice, including computer science, information science,
librarianship, archival science and practice, museum studies and practice,
technology, medicine, social sciences, and humanities. All domains -
academe, government, industry, and others - are encouraged to submit
papers. The conference awards the Vannevar Bush Award to the best full

Papers are solicited on, but not limited to, these topics:
* Applications of digital libraries, including education, electronic
   publishing, scientific and technical communication
* Social aspects, including uses, users, and usability, digital
   preservation, multilingual access, and institutions and communities of
* Operational considerations such as conversion, distributed processing,
   security, and sustainability
* Policy issues, including intellectual property, privacy, and economics
   of information
* Digital library testbeds and case studies
* Techniques, including system design and implementation, interface
   design, hypertext/hypermedia, metadata, evaluation, collection analysis
   and development, document genres, multimedia, databases, resource
   discovery, and federated search
* Digital library theories and models

SUBMISSIONS:  All full and short papers are to be submitted in electronic
form via the JCDL web site. Other submissions (panels, posters, tutorials,
workshops and demonstrations) should be submitted electronically to the
appropriate chair.  Submissions will be judged on significance,
originality, relevance, correctness, clarity, and ability to be understood
by an audience with varied expertise. Papers and proposals that exceed the
length requirement will be rejected.

FORMATS: Papers should follow ACM format guidelines and use the templates
provided.  Templates are available in Word Perfect, Microsoft Word, and
LaTeX.  Submissions should be in PDF (preferably) or Postscript (with all
required fonts embedded in the document.)  If these format requirements
are a hardship, please contact the program chair.

PAPERS should clearly identify what has been accomplished, why it is
significant, and how it compares with previous work. Full papers are
restricted to 10 pages and short papers to 2 pages.

PANELS AND POSTERS are means to present work-in-progress, late-breaking
results, or other efforts that would benefit from discussion with the
community. Successful panel proposals involve a controversial topic and
articulate and entertaining panelists. Panel proposals consist of a title,
1-page extended abstract explaining the topic and goals of the session and
a list of titles of individual presentations/viewpoints, and contact
information for the organizer, moderator, and presenters. Posters provide
an opportunity to present late-breaking results in an informal manner.
This year poster authors will have an opportunity to make short oral
presentations in special sessions. We are also encouraging submissions
that describe results from newly-funded projects (e.g., DLI-2). Poster
proposals consist of a title, 1-page extended abstract, contact
information for the authors, and an indication whether or not a slot for
an oral presentation is desired. Accepted posters will be displayed at the
conference and may include additional materials, space permitting.

TUTORIAL proposals should cover a single topic in detail over either a
half-day or a full day.  Submissions should include a 3-5 page extended
abstract including an outline of the tutorial, and specifications of its
intended audience (introductory, intermediate, advanced), its learning
objectives, its duration, and the materials to be used. Submissions should
also include complete contact information for, and brief biographies of,
all presenters.

WORKSHOPS are intended to draw together communities of interest on a new
or emerging issue and provide a forum for discussion and exploration.
The aim is to bring together a small group of people involved in a
specific problem area of digital libraries, to advance the
state-of-the-art and to encourage collaboration in that area. Submissions
must include contact and biographical information on the organizers
including prior experience, expected audience, planned format, objectives,
and a detailed topical outline.

DEMONSTRATIONS provide conference attendees a chance to get hands-on
experience with Digital Library technology.  Demonstrations can be of
operational Digital Library systems or research prototypes of component
technologies for DLs. The demonstration proposal (up to one page in
length) should 1) indicate how the demonstration illustrates digital
library technology, 2) provide the technical specifications of the system,
and 3) should include references to related literature (such as articles
or reports on the DL system). Proposals for video demonstrations may also
be submitted, video proposals should include the demo video or access
instructions. A one-page abstract describing each accepted demonstration
will be published in the proceedings. The hardware, software, and network
requirements should be indicated in a separate cover letter. We are still
finalizing the conference arrangements, but expect to be able to provide
Internet connections for each demonstration. At present please assume that
all other resources must be provided by the researchers running the

CONFERENCE LOCATION: As a conference location, Roanoke and southwest
Virginia are a wonderful alternative to large city destinations. Hotel
Roanoke and Conference Center (, managed by
Doubletree Hotels in partnership with Virginia Tech, is a charming
combination of old southern style and new world technology. The hotel is
complemented by a modern, 63,000 square-foot conference center which
incorporates flexible meeting spaces, ergonomic furniture, continuous
break facilities, T-1 Internet access, and Ethernet networking.

General Chair    Edward Fox, Virginia Tech, [log in to unmask]
Program Chair    Christine Borgman, UCLA, [log in to unmask]
Panels Chair     Gene Golovchinsky, FX Palo Alto Labs, [log in to unmask]
Posters Chair    Craig Nevill-Manning, Rutgers Univ, [log in to unmask]
Workshops Chair  Marianne Afifi, USC, [log in to unmask]
Tutorials Chair  Jonathan Furner, UCLA, [log in to unmask]
Demos Chair      Ray Larson, UC Berkeley, [log in to unmask]


Caroline Arms, Library of Congress
William Arms, Cornell Univ.
Nicholas Belkin, Rutgers Univ.
Jose Luis Borbinha, Biblioteca Nacional, PT
Daniel Brickley, Univ. of Bristol
Ching-Chih Chen, Simmons College
Hsinchun Chen, Univ. of Arizona
Su-Shing Chen, Univ. of Missouri
Sayeed Choudhury, Johns Hopkins
Greg Crane, Tufts Univ.
Lorcan Dempsey, DNER, UK
Andrew Dillon, Indiana Univ.
Alison Druin, Univ. of Maryland
Dale Flecker, Harvard Univ.
Robert France, Virginia Tech
James Frew, UCSB
Jonathan Furner, UCLA
Richard Furuta, Texas A&M Univ.
Hector Garcia-Molina, Stanford Univ.
Anne Gilliland-Swetland, UCLA
Gene Golovchinsky, FXPAL
Louis Gomez, Northwestern Univ.
Vasileios Hatzivassikoglou, Columbia Univ.
Sally Howe, NCO/ITRD
Anne Kenney, Cornell Univ.
Judith Klavans, Columbia Univ.
Traugott Koch, Lund Univ. & DTV
Carl Lagoze, Cornell Univ.
Ray Larson, UC, Berkeley
Greg Leazer, UCLA
David M. Levy, Univ. of Washington
Ee-peng Lim, Nanyang Technological Univ.
Clifford Lynch, Coalition for Networked Info.
Gary Marchionini, Univ. of NC, Chapel Hill
Catherine Marshall, FXPAL
Cliff McKnight, Loughborough Univ.
Alexa McCray, National Library of Medicine
Ellie Mylonas, Brown Univ.
John Ober, California Digital Library
Edie Rasmussen, Univ. of Pittsburgh
Joyce Ray, IMLS
Allen Renear, Univ. of IL, Urbana-Champaign
John Richardson, UCLA
Neil Rowe, Naval Postgraduate School
Chris Rusbridge, Univ. of Glasgow
Sherrie Schmidt, Arizona State University
Michael Seadle, Michigan St. Univ.
Dagobert Soergel, Univ. of Maryland
Shigeo Sugimoto, Univ. of LIS, Japan
Rebecca Wesley, Stanford Univ.
Robin Williams, IBM Almaden


Peter Brusilovsky <[log in to unmask]>
School of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA

Phone 412 268 56 84
Fax   412 268 55 76