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Call for Proposals: JCDL 2013

CNI is pleased to support this important event again in the coming year.
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JCDL 2013 CALL FOR PAPERS AND PROPOSALS

The ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL 2013) is a major international forum focusing on digital libraries and associated technical, practical, organizational, and social issues. JCDL encompasses the many meanings of the term digital libraries, including (but not limited to) new forms of information institutions and organizations; operational information systems with all manner of digital content; new means of selecting, collecting, organizing, distributing, and accessing digital content; theoretical models of information media, including document genres and electronic publishing; and theory and practice of use of managed content in science and education.

JCDL 2013 will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana (USA), 23-25 July 2013. The program is organized by an international committee of scholars and leaders in the digital libraries field and attendance is expected to include several hundreds of researchers, practitioners, managers, and students.

IMPORTANT DATES
* Full paper submissions due: 28 January 2013
* Short Papers, Panels, Posters, Demonstrations, Workshops, Tutorials due: 4 February 2013
* Doctoral Consortium submissions due: 15 April 2013
* Notification of acceptance for Workshops and Tutorials: 15 March 2013
* Notification for Papers, Panels, Posters, Demonstrations, Workshops, Tutorials: 29 March 2013
* Notification of acceptance for Doctoral Consortium: 6 May 2013
* Conference: 22-26 July 2013
** Tutorials and Doctoral Consortium: 22 July 2013
** Main conference: 23-25 July 2013
** Workshops: 25-26 July 2013

CONFERENCE FOCUS
The intended community for this conference includes those interested in all aspects of digital libraries such as infrastructure; institutions; metadata; content; services; digital preservation; system design; scientific data management; workflows; implementation; interface design; human-computer interaction; performance evaluation; usability evaluation; collection development; intellectual property; privacy; electronic publishing; document genres; multimedia; social, institutional, and policy issues; user communities; and associated theoretical topics. JCDL welcomes submissions in these areas.

Submissions that resonate with the JCDL 2013 theme of Digital Libraries at the Crossroads are particularly welcome; however, reviews, though they will consider relevance of proposals to digital libraries generally, will not give extra weight to theme-related proposals over proposals that speak to other aspects of digital libraries. The conference sessions, workshops and tutorials will cover all aspects of digital libraries.

Participation is sought from all parts of the world and from the full range of established and emerging disciplines and professions including computer science, information science, web science, data science, librarianship, data management, archival science and practice, museum studies and practice, information technology, medicine, social sciences, education and humanities. Representatives from academe, government, industry, and others are invited to participate.

JCDL 2013 invites submissions of papers and proposals for posters, demonstrations, tutorials, and workshops that will make the conference an exciting and creative event to attend. As always, the conference welcomes contributions from all the fields that intersect to enable digital libraries. Topics include, but are not limited to:

* Collaborative and participatory information environments
* Cyberinfrastructure architectures, applications, and deployments
* Data mining/extraction of structure from networked information
* Digital library and Web Science curriculum development
* Distributed information systems
* Extracting semantics, entities, and patterns from large collections
* Evaluation of online information environments
* Impact and evaluation of digital libraries and information in education
* Information and knowledge systems
* Information policy and copyright law
* Information visualization
* Interfaces to information for novices and experts
* Linked data and its applications
* Personal digital information management
* Retrieval and browsing
* Scientific data curation, citation and scholarly publication
* Social media, architecture, and applications
* Social networks, virtual organizations and networked information
* Social-technical perspectives of digital information
* Studies of human factors in networked information
* Theoretical models of information interaction and organization
* User behavior and modeling
* Visualization of large-scale information environments
* Web archiving and preservation

PAPER SUBMISSIONS
Paper authors may choose between two formats: Full papers and short papers. Both formats will be included in the proceedings and will be presented at the conference. Full papers typically will be presented in 20 minutes with 10 minutes for questions and discussion. Short papers typically will be presented in 10 minutes with 5 minutes for questions and discussion. Both formats will be rigorously peer reviewed. Complete papers are required — abstracts and incomplete papers will not be reviewed.

Full papers report on mature work, or efforts that have reached an important milestone. Short papers will highlight efforts that might be in an early stage, but are important for the community to be made aware of. Short papers can also present theories or systems that can be described concisely in the limited space.

Full papers must not exceed 10 pages. Short papers are limited to at most 4 pages. All papers must be original contributions. The material must therefore not have been previously published or be under review for publication elsewhere. All contributions must be written in English and must follow the ACM http://www.acm.org/sigs/pubs/proceed/template.html formatting guidelines (templates available for authoring in LaTex2e and Microsoft Word). Papers are to be submitted via the conference’s EasyChair submission page: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=jcdl13.

All accepted papers will be published by ACM as conference proceedings and electronic versions will be included in both the ACM and IEEE digital libraries.

POSTER AND DEMONSTRATION SUBMISSIONS
Posters permit presentation of late-breaking results in an informal, interactive manner. Poster proposals should consist of a title, extended abstract, and contact information for the authors, and should not exceed 2 pages. Proposals must follow the conference’s formatting guidelines and are to be submitted via the conference’s EasyChair submission page: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=jcdl13. Accepted posters will be displayed at the conference and may include additional materials, space permitting. Abstracts of posters will appear in the proceedings.

Demonstrations showcase innovative digital libraries technology and applications, allowing you to share your work directly with your colleagues in a high-visibility setting. Demonstration proposals should consist of a title, extended abstract, and contact information for the authors and should not exceed 2 pages. All contributions must be written in English and must follow the ACM http://www.acm.org/sigs/pubs/proceed/template.html formatting guidelines (templates available for authoring in LaTex2e and Microsoft Word), and are to be submitted via the conference’s EasyChair submission page:
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=jcdl13.  Abstracts of demonstrations will appear in the proceedings.

PANELS AND INVITED BRIEFINGS
Panels and invited briefings will complement the other portions of the program with lively discussions of controversial and cutting-edge issues that are not addressed by other program elements. Invited briefing panels will be developed by the Panel co-chairs David Bainbridge (davidb@cs.waikato.ac.nz) and George Buchanan (George.Buchanan.1@city.ac.uk) and will be designed to address a topic of particular interest to those building digital libraries — they can be thought of as being mini-tutorials. Panel ideas may be stimulated or developed in part from synergistic paper proposals (with consensus of involved paper proposal submitters).

This year stand-alone formal proposals for panels also will be accepted (http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=jcdl13); however, please keep in mind that panel sessions are few and so relatively few panel proposals will be accepted. Panel proposals should include a panel title, identify all panel participants (maximum 5), include a short abstract as well as an uploaded extended abstract in PDF (not to exceed 2 pages) describing the panel topic, how the panel will be organized, the unique perspective that each speaker brings to the topic, and an explicit confirmation that each speaker has indicated a willingness to participate in the session if the proposal is accepted. For more information about potential panel proposals, please contact the Panel co-chairs named above.

TUTORIAL SUBMISSIONS
Tutorials provide an opportunity to offer in-depth education on a topic or solution relevant to research or practice in digital libraries. They should address a single topic in detail over either a half-day or a full day. They are not intended to be venues for commercial product training.

Experts who are interested in engaging members of the community who may not be familiar with a relevant set of technologies or concepts should plan their tutorials to cover the topic or solution to a level that attendees will have sufficient knowledge to follow and further pursue the material beyond the tutorial. Leaders of tutorial sessions will be expected to take an active role in publicizing and recruiting attendees for their sessions.

Tutorial proposals should include: a tutorial title; an abstract (1-2 paragraphs, to be used in conference programs); a description or topical outline of tutorial (1-2 paragraphs, to be used for evaluation); duration (half- or full-day); expected number of participants; target audience, including level of experience (introductory, intermediate, advanced); learning objectives; a brief biographical sketch of the presenter(s); and contact information for the presenter(s).

Tutorial proposals are to be submitted in electronic form via the conference’s EasyChair submission page: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=jcdl13.

WORKSHOP SUBMISSIONS
Workshops are intended to draw together communities of interest — both those in established communities and those interested in discussion and exploration of a new or emerging issue. They can range in format from formal, perhaps centering on presentation of refereed papers, to informal, perhaps centering on an extended round-table discussions among the selected participants.

Submissions should include: a workshop title and short description; a statement of objectives for the workshop; a topical outline for the workshop; identification of the expected audience and expected number of attendees; a description of the planned format and duration (half-day, full-day, or one and a half day); information about how the attendees will be identified, notified of the workshop, and, if necessary, selected from among applicants; as well as contact and biographical information about the organizers. Finally, if a workshop or closely related workshop has been held previously, information about the earlier sessions should be provided — dates, locations, outcomes, attendance, etc.

Workshop proposals are to be submitted in electronic form via the conference’s EasyChair submission page: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=jcdl13.

DOCTORAL SUBMISSIONS
The Doctoral Consortium is a workshop for Ph.D. students from all over the world who are in the early phases of their dissertation work. Ideally, students should have written or be close to completing a thesis proposal, and be far enough away from finishing the thesis that they can make good use of feedback received during the consortium.

Students interested in participating in the Doctoral Consortium should submit an extended abstract describing their digital library research. Submissions relating to any aspect of digital library research, development, and evaluation are welcomed, including: technical advances, usage and impact studies, policy analyses, social and institutional implications, theoretical contributions, interaction and design advances, and innovative applications in the sciences, humanities, and education. See http://jcdl2013.org/doctoral-consortium for a more extensive description of the goals of the Doctoral Consortium and for complete proposal requirements.

Doctoral consortium proposals are to be submitted via the conference’s EasyChair submission page: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=jcdl13

IMPORTANT NOTES FOR ALL SUBMISSIONS
All contributions must be submitted in electronic form via the JCDL 2013 submission Web page, following ACM http://www.acm.org/sigs/pubs/proceed/template.html?format guidelines and using the ACM template. Please submit all papers in PDF format.

JCDL 2013 CO-CHAIRS

J. Stephen Downie,
University of Illinois

Robert H. McDonald
Indiana University

Last updated:  Thursday, May 2nd, 2013