Important Dates
Papers, Posters, Demonstrations Submission Deadline:
March 30, 2009 [18:00, GMT]
Acceptance Notification:
May 11, 2009
Camera Ready Versions:
June 6 2009
Workshops, Tutorials, Panels Submission Deadline:
February 27, 2009
Workshop, Tutorials, Panels Acceptance Notification:
April 15, 2009
Doctoral Consortium Papers Submission Deadline:
June 1, 2009
Doctoral Consortium Papers Acceptance Notification:
June 30, 2009
End of Early Registration
July 31, 2009
Conference Dates:
September 27-October 2, 2009
Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Related Conferences
ECDL 2010 - Glasgow
Joint JCDL/ICADL 2010

ECDL2009 in Second Life

Posters and Demos in Second Life

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Call for Contributions

Aim and Scope

Close to the turn of the first decade of the third millennium, digital libraries are facing critical challenges that lead to major transformations. The expansion of social networking applications is an important development, which has lead to the creation of new user communities and the cohesion of already existing ones. Although user communities have been under the research lens of the digital library community, they never had higher interest than nowadays. User communities have abandoned pathetic participation in information environments and have developed an active behavior expressed in a multitude of ways.

In the same time, after a decade of solidification the issue of metadata re-emerges to address the new challenges. Annotations and tagging has been an edge-leading theme for digital libraries, which now can be viewed under a different perspective. The implication of user communities in various aspects of information management stages, such as creation of new information, enrichment of information artifacts, sharing and distribution of information objects, filtering of relevant items and so on, require a thorough examination of the metadata issues and services that augment all these activities.

In this intense environment ECDL 2009, under the general title "Digital Societies", invites submissions for the proliferation of scientific and research osmosis in the following categories: Full Papers, Short Papers, Posters and Demonstrations, Workshops and Tutorials, Panels and Doctoral Consortium. All submissions will be reviewed on the basis of relevance, originality, importance and clarity in a triple peer review process.

Special Tracks

Moreover ECDL 2009 intends to host in its program four plenary specially recognized tracks, each corresponding to a main topic: Infrastructures, Content, Services, and Foundations.

For each track, two renowned scientists, from different continents, will serve as Chairs who will invite a group of 6 to 8 members of the general Program Committee (PC) to formulate the Special Track Program Committees.

Special Tracks papers will be submitted normally through the conference management system. In this framework ECDL 2009 invites the submission of Special Track Full Papers which will be reviewed on the following basis:

  • Papers can be submitted by their authors to one of the special tracks (using the conference management system) by March 21, 2009.  
  • Each paper will be reviewed by two (2) members of the Special Track PC and a third reviewer from the general PC.
  • Papers accepted for the Special Track sessions also will be automatically considered for "ECDL 2009 Best Paper".


Relevant topics for the ECDL 2009 include, but are not limited to:

  • Digital Library Architectures: Grids
  • Formal Issues in Digital Libraries
  • Conceptual Views of Digital Libraries
  • User Interfaces
  • Strategic Infrastructure
  • Metadata Schemas
  • Semi Structured Data
  • Interoperability & Data Integration
  • Digital Curation
  • Digital Archiving and Preservation
  • Collection Development & Management and Policies
  • Legal Issues
  • Semantic Web Issues in Digital Libraries
  • Information Retrieval
  • Multilingual Information Retrieval
  • Multimedia Information Retrieval
  • Personalization in Digital Libraries
  • Ontologies and Knowledge Organization Systems
  • Social Networking & Web 2.0 Technologies
  • User Studies & Digital Library Evaluation
  • Log Data in Digital Libraries

Related webpages

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Printable version of the Special Tracks Call (Adobe PDF file, approx. 50 KB)

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