Call for Special Track on "Content"
The 13th European Conference on Digital Libraries, under
the general theme "Digital Societies", plans to host a special
track on Content managed in Digital Libraries.
The papers in this special
track should be original and of high quality, addressing issues in areas
- Composite content and how both compound objects and their components
and interrelationships, can be discovered, managed, re-used and exploited
through flexible access;
- Time-dependent content (for example, sensor data, podcasts, YouTube),
and how its temporal characteristics present challenges associated
with storage, querying and visualization;
- Large volume content, such as scientific data sets or high resolution
image data sets (for example from satellites or electron microscopes)
and the specific requirements they impose;
- Dynamically-generated content that is in a constant state of flux
and incorporates near-real-time data and information (e.g., blogs,
environmental or stock market reports) and how such content can be
archived, searched and managed;
- 3D-4D content - increasingly 3, 4 or more dimensions are being used
to represent digital objects particularly in the cultural and scientific
domains. Indexing, storage, retrieval and preservation of such rich,
multidimensional data sets requires innovative approaches;
- License issues for digital library content and how they are evolving
along creative commons and related "open access" approaches;
- Preservation issues and how they impact on the architecture of digital
library systems, as well as on the workflows of its users;
- Authority issues - how digital libraries are adapting to manage the
increasing amounts of content being generated from non-authoritative
sources (e.g., through citizen science or social networking projects,
The aim of this track is to document the state-of-the-art
in content for digital libraries and to discuss the main open research
issues, so that more effective progress can be made in this area.
"Content" Special Track Chairs:
- Jane Hunter, University of Queensland, Australia.
- Erik Duval, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.
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