The 21st International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries (ICADL
Digital Libraries at Cross-Roads of Digital Information for the Future
 – Connecting Data, Technologies and People in Different Domains –
November 4 – 7, 2019 at Sunway Putra Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Organized by Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
In collaboration with Asia-Pacific Chapter of iSchools, Asia-Pacific
Chapter of ASIS&T
URL: http://icadl2019.org/
Easychair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icadl2019

ICADL, which started in Hong Kong in 1998 and traveled many countries in
the Asia-Pacific, is known as a major digital library conference along with
JCDL and TPDL. ICADL2019 will be held in Malacca, the historic city of
Malaysia from November 5 to 7, 2019. Many emerging research areas such as
Social Informatics, Digital Humanities, Open Sciences originated from
digital library research over the past decades. ICADL 2019 is planned as a
forum for researchers to exchange ideas and discuss together across domains
for innovative digital information environment for the future. An important
feature of ICADL is the diversity of the Asia-Pacific region in many
aspects – language, culture, social systems, development levels, etc. This
diversity will bring new ideas and thoughts to the participants.

ICADL 2019 will be co-located with the 9th Asia-Pacific Conference on
Library Information Education and Practice (A-LIEP 2019;
http://aliep2019.org/). ICADL and A-LIEP share some common research
interests, for example, research data in various domains such as STEM,
health information, humanities and social sciences, from different
perspectives such as data analytics and research data management. Annual
meeting of Asia-Pacific chapter of iSchools (AP-iSchools;
https://ischools.org/) will be also co-located with ICADL. ICADL 2019 will
provide an excellent international forum to meet people with different
backgrounds but common research interests in digital information for the

Proceedings of ICADL 2019 will be published by Springer as a LNCS, which is
indexed by Scopus. ICADL is a Core A ranked conference.

- Papers, Posters/Demos, Panel Proposals Submission: June 14, 2019
- Workshops and Tutorials Submission, June 30, 2019
- Doctoral Consortium Proposals Submission: July 28, 2019 (tentative)
- Acceptance Notification (Papers, Posters/Demos,
Panels,Tutorials,Workshops): July 21, 2019
- Acceptance Notification (Doctoral Consortium): August 11, 2019 (tentative)
- Camera Ready Copy (Papers, Posters/Demos): August 10, 2019
- Early bird Registration Date: September 28, 2019 (tentative)
- Conference: November 4-7, 2019

We invite submissions on diverse topics related to digital libraries and
related fields including (but not limited to):

Information Technologies for Digital Libraries
Information retrieval and access
Data mining and extraction
IoT and digital libraries
AI for digital libraries
Semantic Web, linked data and metadata technologies
Ontologies and knowledge organization systems
Applications and quality assurance of digital libraries
Research data and open access
Visualization, user interface and user experience
Social networking and collaborative interfaces in digital libraries
Personal information management and personal digital libraries
Performance evaluation

Social Informatics and Socio-technological Issues in Digital Libraries
Data analytics for social networks
Socio-technical aspects of digital libraries
Memory organizations in the digital space
Sustainability of digital libraries
Digital libraries for learning, collaboration and organization in the
networked environment
Societal and cultural issues in knowledge, information and data
Intellectual freedom, censorship, misinformation
Intellectual property issues
Policy, legal, and ethical concerns for digital libraries

Cultural Information and Digital Humanities in Digital Libraries
Community Informatics
Collaborations among archives, libraries, museums
Collection development and discovery
Digital cultural memory initiatives
Digital preservation and digital curation
Digital library/digital archive infrastructures
Digital library education and digital literacy
Higher education uses of digital collections
Research data infrastructures, management and use
Information policies
Participatory cultural heritage

All submissions have to be in English as PDF files. Papers except DC papers
should follow Springer Computer Science Proceedings guidelines (
DC consortium papers, Workshop and Tutorial proposals and Panel proposals
should be formatted in A4 size. All papers and proposals are to be
submitted via the conference’s EasyChair submission page (
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icadl2019 ). The page limits for
different submission types are as follows:

- Full papers: 12p + references
- Short papers: 6p + references
- Poster/demo papers: 4p
- DC consortium papers: tba
- Workshop/tutorial proposals: 4p
- Panel proposals: 2p

See Call for Proposals of Workshops and Tutorials for detailed instructions

Panel proposals should include corresponding organizer(s), panelists and
panel descriptions.
Call for Doctoral Consortium Papers is in preparation.

Inclusion of papers in the program proceedings is conditional upon
registration of at least one author per paper. Full and short papers will
be allocated time in the conference program for oral presentations, while
posters/demos will have a slot in a 1-minute madness session plus a board
and stand for presentations during a specific Posters/Demos session.

Workshop organizers are provided with logistic support by the conference
organization, and are expected to independently manage all aspects of the
workshop program, including calls, invitations and any special requirements.

A Best Paper and Best Student awards will be designated by the Program

We cordially invite researchers and professionals of the digital library
community to submit a proposal for a workshop or tutorial. A workshop is
intended to bring together groups interested in well-established or
emerging topics, while a tutorial is more instructional, aimed at educating
or informing members of the digital library community who are unfamiliar
with a relevant set of technologies or concepts.
Workshops are usually more interactive, and proposers are free to decide
how to structure and design them. Tutorials offer in-depth education on a
well-established or “cutting-edge” topic relevant to research or practice
in digital libraries, preferably addressing a specific topic associated
with the conference theme. Each workshop/tutorial proposal should be
planned as either a half-day or a full day, to a level that attendees will
have sufficient knowledge to follow and further pursue the material beyond
the tutorial or workshop.
Proposals must detail the subject, scope, program strand and intended
content. Acceptance will be based on the merits of the proposal and the
requirements for its organization. Each proposal should be no more than 4
pages and include the following information:

* Workshop/Tutorial title: Give the workshop or tutorial a name, be as
precise as possible.
* Type: Indicate if this is a workshop or a tutorial
* Presenter(s)/Instructor(s): Indicate the name, professional title,
affiliation, contact details and expertise of each speaker (no more than
three sentences per speaker).
* Conference Theme Addressed: Please note how this workshop or tutorial
aligns with the Conference theme(s).
* Description: Provide a detailed description of the workshop/tutorial,
including a proposed agenda outline and content to be covered.
* Format: A description of the planned format and duration (half (3 hours)
or full-day (6 hours))
* Goals/learning objectives:  List 3 of the central goals of the
workshop/tutorial (e.g., improve knowledge about the xy domain, show the
new technical possibilities for accessing data, search for solutions
through discussion and sharing of experiences, roundtable discussion on a
topic of interest.)
* Target audience: Indicate the target audience for the workshop (e.g.,
librarians, technologists, researchers, audio technicians, documentarists,
management, archivists, etc.)
* Conditions/required knowledge: Indicate knowledge/minimal requirements
(if applicable) needed to attend the workshop. Please also indicate any
software/hardware that participants are required to bring.
The organizers of accepted workshops/tutorials are required to be
responsible for publicizing and recruiting attendees for the workshop or
tutorial. All proposals are to be submitted via the conference's EasyChair
submission page.

Conference Co-Chairs (International Forum 2019):
- Sohami Zakaria (Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia)
- Shigeo Sugimoto (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
- Christopher Khoo (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

Program Committee co-chairs:
- Adam Jatowt (Kyoto University, Japan)
- Akira Maeda (Ritsumeikan University, Japan)
- Sueyeon Syn (Catholic University of America, United States of America)

Workshop and Tutorial co-chairs:
- Hao-ren Ke (National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan)
- Natalie Pang (National University of Singapore, Singapore)

Posters and Work-in-Progress Papers chair:
- Unmil Karadkar (University of Texas Austin, United States of America)

Publication chair:
- Diljit Singh (Independent)

Doctoral Consortium committee:
- Xiaoguang Wang (Wuhan University, China)
- Emi Ishita (Kyushu University, Japan)
- Annika Hinze (University of Waikato, New Zealand)
- Songphan Choemprayong (Chulalongkorn University, Thailand)
- Miguel Nunes (Sun Yat-sen University, China)
- Joon Lee (Seoul National University, Korea)

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