Tuesday, July 03, 2007

CFP: ECDL 2007 (11th European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries)

CFP: ECDL 2007 (11th European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries)

September 16-21, 2007, Budapest, Hungary



This unique and well-established series brings together researchers,
developers and practitioners working in various disciplines and related
areas of digital libraries all over the world, providing a meeting point for
the library, Web and DL communities. The conference will consist of a three
days technical programme, preceded by a tutorial day and followed by
workshops. The technical program will include refereed paper presentations,
plenary sessions, panels and poster sessions.

ECDL 2007 will be devoted to discussions about hot issues and applications
and will primarily provide a forum to reinforce the collaboration of
researchers and practitioners in the following topics: Ontologies, Digital libraries and
the Web, Models, Multimedia and Multilingual Digital Libraries, Grid and
Peer-to-Peer, Preservation, User Interfaces, Document Linking, Information
Retrieval, Personal Information Management, New DL Applications, and User

The keynote talk by Prof. Seamus Ross (Humanities Computing & Information
Management (HATII), University of Glasgow) will address the questions of
preservation, while the keynote talk by Prof. Arne Solvgerg (Dept. of
Computer and Information Science (IDI), Norwegian University of Science and
Technology (NTNU)) will focus on WiFi-Trondheim - an experiment in providing Broadband
Everywhere for All.

Panels will address timely and important topics, namely, experiences of DL
projects in panel „On the move towards the European Digital Library: BRICKS,
TEL, MICHAEL and DELOS converging experiences” in synergy with the European
Commission`s initiatives and the special challenges of digital library
research and development in the host region of the conference in panel
„Digital Libraries in Central and Eastern Europe: Infrastructure Challenges
for the New Europe”

The corresponding tutorials will provide further in-depth looks at areas of
current interest, including Thesauri and Ontologies, DL Education, Large
Scale Digital Library Infrastructures, Sharing Content, Services and
Computing Resources.

The Workshops, covering wide areas of interest, to be held in conjunction
with ECDL2007, on September 20-21, are still open for contributions.

* CLEF 2007 - Cross language Evaluation Forum

* Workshop on “Foundations of Digital Libraries”

* DLSci 2007 - Digital Library Goes e-Science

* LADL 2007 - Cross-Media and Personalized Learning Applications on top of
Digital Libraries

* Curriculum Development in Digital Libraries: An Exercise in Developing
Lesson Plans

* Towards an European repository ecology: conceptualising interactions
between networks of repositories and services

* Networked Knowledge Organization Systems and Services

* Libraries in the Digital Age: What If …?

Registration and program details are available at http://www.ecdl2007.org

Budapest, one of the most beautiful historical capitals in Europe, is
situated on the banks of the Danube. Buda lies in the hills on the western
bank, famous for its historic Castle Hill and beautiful residential area,
and bustling Pest with its shopping, government and commercial districts
lies on the flat plain of the east bank.

The architectural beauty with its monuments from neo-classic through baroque
to eclectic art nouveau is prevalent in the city. Budapest is also world
famous for its artistic abundance of concerts, operas, recitals, galas and

The Europa Congress Center, the conference site, providing a modern plenary
room and several session rooms with state-of-the-art technology, will be a
unique venue to organize the event.

Organization Committee

General Chair: Dr. Laszlo Kovacs, Department of Distributed Systems,
Computer and Automation Research Institute, Hungarian Academy of Sciences,

Programme Co-Chair: Prof. Dr. Norbert Fuhr, Information Systems Faculty
of Engineering Sciences, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Programme Co-Chair: Dr. Carlo Meghini, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell'Informazione, Italy

Local Arrangements Chair: Dr. Gusztav Hencsey, Computer and Automation
Research Institute, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary

Workshops Chairs:
Maristella Agosti, University of Padua, Italy
Birte Christensen-Dalsgaard, State and University Library, Denmark

Poster & Demo Chairs:
Dr. Ulrike Steffens, OFFIS, Germany
José Borbinha, DEI/IST/UTL and INESC-ID, Portugal

Tutorials Chair:
Rudi Schmiede, Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany

Publicity and Exhibit Chairs:
Yuzuru Tanaka for Asia, Meme Media Laboratory, Hokkaido University, Japan
Jane Hunter for Australia, School of ITEE, Australia
Hussein Suleman for Africa, University of Cape Town, South-Africa

Panel Chairs:
Seamus Ross, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Edward Fox, Virginia Tech / Dept of Computer Science, USA

Doctoral Consortium Chairs:
Tiziana Catarci, University of Roma 1, Italy
Nicolas Spyratos, University de Paris-Sud, France

Contact: office@ecdl2007.org
Home: http://www.ecdl2007.org