Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Call for Contributors: ECDL 2008 DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM

Call for Contributors: ECDL 2008 DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM
September 14, 2008, Aarhus, Denmark
Conference website:


The ECDL Doctoral Consortium aims to bring together PhD students working on the topics related to ECDL 2008 conference.

The workshop will offer PhD students the opportunity to present, discuss, and receive feedback on their research in a constructive and collegial atmosphere. The consortium will be led by research experts in the field of Digital Libraries.

The Doctoral Consortium is intended for students who have already settled on a specific research proposal and have some preliminary results, but still have enough time remaining before submitting their dissertation so that they can benefit from workshop feedback. The
consortium language is English.

PhD students who want to attend the Doctoral Consortium should provide
an extended abstract of the doctoral work. The contribution should be
prepared in accordance with the guidelines for the LNCS format
provided by Springer ( The extended
abstract should not exceed ten pages and must cover the following aspects:
- a clear formulation of the research topic
- an outline of the significant problems in the field and their
current solutions
- a description of the proposed approach and its expected contributions
- a discussion of preliminary results
- evaluation (-plan) of the research

All contributions must be sent by email, specifying "ECDL 2008 DC
Extended Abstract" in the subject field, by the Doctoral Consortium
submission deadline to

Submissions will be judged on originality, significance, correctness,
and clarity. Workshop participation is limited to 15 PhD students.

Accepted abstracts will be distributed to participants and made
available on the web. The consortium participants are in addition
invited to present their research as a poster to the whole ECDL
community during the ECDL conference poster session.

Important Dates
Deadline for submission of abstracts: June 1, 2008
Notification of acceptance: July 1, 2008
Camera ready papers due: August 10, 2008
ECDL 2008: September 14-19, 2008
Doctoral Consortium: September 14, 2008
*Contact address**:* requests for information should be sent to