ETD 2013 – Call for Papers

The ETD Conference is the premier international event where new developments and good practice in electronic theses and dissertations management are shared.  Here is the Call for Papers for the next conference, to be held in Hong Kong in September, 2013.  Disclosure – I am on the Board of the NDLTD, one of the sponsors of the Conference.
–Joan Lippincott

Call for papers
ETD 2013
Sep 23 – 26, 2013
Hong Kong

The Program Committee of the 16th International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations, ETD 2013, invites you to submit your proposals for oral presentations, papers and posters.

ETD is the key international conference to attend in order to stay abreast of developments and trends in electronic theses and dissertations initiatives around the world. Plan to attend this important conference and consider submitting a proposal to present a paper exploring one of the themes of the symposium. This is an exciting opportunity to share your knowledge and experience with the larger ETD community.

Under the theme “Asian Values, Western Thought, World Treasure”, the 16th ETD symposium will explore relations between ETDs and Open Access, with many examples and speakers from Asia and the West. We invite you to submit proposals that address the following or related sub-themes:

·         Open Access; using ETDs to forge an institutional culture of open access
·         Intellectual property, e.g. issues to consider with respect to IP and copyright, other potential legal options such as Creative Commons, how your institution deals with copyright and ETDs
·         Institutional repositories and ETDs, e.g., what role ETDs play in repositories, can institutional repositories influence the development of ETDs; your institutional experience implementing an institutional repository for ETDs
·         Integrating ETDs into the total research picture; their role in e-research and e-science
·         Integrating ETDs in national and international services (syndication, OAI-PMH, discovery services, syntactic and semantic interoperability)
·         Integrating ETDs into local services (student portals, educational portals and platforms, institutional repositories, current research information systems (CRIS), etc.
·         Technical issues related to ETD implementation
·         Tutorials for beginners

Papers will be limited to 20 minutes. Abstracts of approximately 200 words should be submitted by April 15, 2013. The selected authors will be notified by May 15, 2013. All contributions must be written in English or Chinese.  All contributions will be made available on this web site after the conference, and possibly also in a printed publication.  Please send your abstract to  Please include these details in your email for author and each co-author (if any):
·         Your full name
·         Oral presentation, paper, or poster?
·         Title of work
·         Honorific (Dr. Prof, Mr. Ms. Etc)
·         Position title
·         Institution
·         Address
You will be notified of receipt of your abstract via email.

For the latest information concerning ETD 2013, visit the conference website at or contact,
David T Palmer
Associate University Librarian
HKU Libraries

ETD 2013 is co-organised by The University of Hong Kong Libraries, Hong Kong Public Libraries, and the Networked Digital Library of Theses & Dissertations (NDLTD).

Last updated:  Friday, February 15th, 2013