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
Bulletin of the IEEE Technical Committee on Digital Libraries (TCDL)
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ECDL 2010 - Glasgow
Joint JCDL/ICADL 2010

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Doctoral Consortium

Call for Doctoral Consortium Papers

Continuing a tradition, the ECDL2009 Doctoral Consortium (DC) serves as a forum for PhD students to share ideas about the development and use of Digital Libraries, compare approaches, discuss future research problems and receive feedback from the international DL community. The Doctoral Consortium aims to:

  1. provide PhD students with a friendly and lively atmosphere for presenting their research ideas, exchange experiences with peers, and receive constructive feedback on their work from the international research community;
  2. help students and doctoral candidates formulate research questions and organise their research;
  3. help forge new relationships and collaborations within the International DL community, promoting collaborative research; and
  4. support a new generation of researchers with information and advice on academic, research, industrial, and non-traditional career paths.

The ECDL 2009 DC invites Ph.D. students from all over the world whose doctoral research is related to digital libraries and at a stage of progress where feedback from the international community might be of value, to submit extended abstracts of up to 10 pages describing their work. It is expected that students who submit extended abstracts, will have finished the first part of their research (one-two years of their studies) and be still in the middle of their research work.

A panel of prominent researchers participating in the ECDL Program Committee will conduct the workshop. They will review all the submissions and comment on the content of the work as well as on the presentation. Students will have 20 minutes to present their research, focusing on the main theme of their thesis, what they have achieved so far and how they plan to continue their work. Another 20 minutes are reserved for discussion and feedback from both the panel of reviewers and other participants. The DC will take place on a single full day. Up to 12 students will have the opportunity to participate.

Submissions should be related to the conference topics, which are grouped in three tracks, corresponding to the Infrastructures, Content Management and Services required for the development and support of Digital Societies. Moreover, they should be structured in a way that demonstrates the links between the concepts presented, and they should contain:

  1. a clear formulation of the research topic and research hypotheses;
  2. an outline of the significant problems in the field and their current solutions;
  3. a description of the proposed approach and its expected contributions;
  4. a discussion of preliminary results; and
  5. an evaluation (-plan) of the research.


Revised versions of the presented extended abstracts will be published after the conference in a special issue of the TCDL Bulletin, the publication of the IEEE-CS Technical Committee on Digital Libraries.

DC Panel:

Panos Constantopoulos, Athens University of Economics & Business, Greece.
Yannis Ioannidis, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece.
Carlo Meghini, ISTI-CNR, Italy.
Ingeborg Solvberg, Norwegian University of Technology & Science, Norway.
Nicolas Spyratos, Université de Paris-Sud, France.

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