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This Call for Proposals is available on the workshop web page at: 
https://saab.ischool.utexas.edu/psdl2017/ 
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      Overview

Research in the Earth Science disciplines depends on the availability of 
representative samples collected above, at, and beneath Earth's surface, 
on the moon and in space, or those generated in experiments. These 
physical samples serve as fundamental references for generating new 
knowledge about the earth and the entire universe, contribute to and a 
deeper understanding of the processes that created and shaped it, assess 
the the availability of natural resources, and measure the risk of 
natural hazards. Many samples have been collected at great cost and with 
substantial difficulty, are rare or unique, and irreplaceable. 
TheEarthCube <http://www.earthcube.org/>Research Coordination Network 
(RCN)iSamplES <http://www.earthcube.org/group/isamples>(Internet of 
Samples in the Earth Sciences) aims to advance the use of innovative 
cyberinfrastructure to connect physical samples and sample collections 
across the Earth Sciences with digital data infrastructures to 
revolutionize their utility in the support of science.

We welcome participation from scholars as well as practitioners in 
disciplines that depend upon the availability of physical samples, such 
as earth sciences, biology, hydrology, archeology, etc. as well as 
information and computer sciences. The workshop will be held on June 
22-23, 2017 in Toronto, Canada in conjunction with JCDL 2017 (the link 
to the conference page is:JCDL 2017 <http://2017.jcdl.org/>).


      Topics

We invite researchers, curators, and practitioners who are interested in 
studying the issues involved in the management of samples, sample 
collections, and sample-based data in the field, in the lab, in 
repositories, in data systems and scientific publications. The intention 
is both to assemble the existing community as well as invite those with 
emerging interests in this area. A goal of this workshop is to enable 
domain scientists, data curators, and computer and information 
scientists to learn from each other about the requirements of physical 
and digital sample and collection management. Presentations will address 
a broad range of issues and challenges at the intersection of Earth 
Science physical samples and digital libraries that facilitate the data 
collection, management, and use of earth samples. Topics include but are 
not limited to:

  * physical sample collection curation
  * information behavior and needs, user modeling
  * evaluation of existing environments models
  * theoretical models
  * system architectures
  * social-technical perspectives on digital methods for sample management
  * policies and workflows
  * data analytics and visualization
  * user interfaces
  * cyberinfrastructure architectures, applications, and deployments
  * distributed data management information systems
  * impact of digital libraries on earth sciences
  * linked data and its applications
  * personal information management of physical samples
  * retrieval and browsing of sampels
  * scientific data curation, citation, and scholarly publication
  * social networks, virtual organizations, and networked information
  * sample collection archiving and preservation


      Proposals: formats and submission

All contributions must be written in English.

We encourage you to submit proposals for:

  * *full papers (3000-4000 words, exclusive of references)*:
    submissions that report on mature work or stake out a position in an
    area of interest
  * *work-in-progess papers (1500-2000 words, exclusive of references)*:
    submissions that present early results or a nascent project
  * *posters or demonstrations (500 words, exclusive of references)*:
    While the paper authors will present their work during sessions,
    posters will be available for attendees view during the breaks as
    well as before and after the workshop.

Please submit papers via the workshop's*EasyChair submission 
page*:https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=psdl2017.

Accepted submissions will be published in a special issue of the 
IEEE-TCDL bulletin in Fall 2017. Authors will also be invited to submit 
enhanced papers for a special issue of the International Journal on 
Digital Libraries in late 2017.


      Important dates:

  * *May 10*: Paper submissions due
  * *May 17*: Notification of acceptance
  * *May 19*: Regular registration for JCDL 2017 ends
  * *June 10*: Submission of revised papers
  * *June 22-23*: PSDL 2017 Workshop


      Organizers

Please contact us in case of questions.

Unmil Karadkar ([log in to unmask] 
<mailto:[log in to unmask]>)
School of Information, The University of Texas at Austin

Kerstin Lehnert([log in to unmask] 
<mailto:[log in to unmask]>)
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University

Chris Lehhardt([log in to unmask] 
<mailto:[log in to unmask]>)
Renaissance Computing Institute, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Sarah Ramdeen([log in to unmask] 
<mailto:[log in to unmask]>)
School of Information, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


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