Wednesday, April 01, 2015

CFP: WADL 2015 (Web Archiving and Digital Libraries) - Knoxville, TN June 24-25, 2015

WADL 2015 — Web Archiving and Digital Libraries
(a JCDL 2015 (, Knoxville TN; 6/24-25 Workshop)

June 24      Activities (single track)
2:30-3:00     opening, introductions
3-3:30        panel: technical challenges
3:30-4        panel: organization & institutional social perspectives 
4-4:30        demonstrations
4:30-5:30     poster session: all attendees are encouraged to bring a poster

June 25      Activities (single track)
8-9           registration, continental breakfast
9-9:30        lightening talks (e.g., on posters, demonstrations)
9:30-10:30    selected presentations
10:30-11      break
11-12         selected presentations
12-1          plenary discussion: future directions and collaboration

Submissions (please provide contact and supporting info in <= 1 page):
    EasyChair submission page
    Due April 18; Notification will be by May 8. Categories are:
    Poster + lightening talk
    Demonstration + lightening talk
    15 min. meeting/conference report related to WADL, including Q&A
    20 min. presentation + 10 min. Q&A
    30 min. panel with interactive plenary discussion

This will explore the integration of web archiving and digital
libraries, over the complete life cycle: creation/authoring, uploading/
publishing in the Web, . . .
 It will cover all topics of interest, including but not limited to:
   - Archiving (events)
   - Big data
   - Classification
   - Community building
   - Crawling (focused)
   - Curation, quality control
   - Databases / collections
   - Discovery
   - Extraction & analysis
   - Filling gaps
   - Globalization, languages
   - Linking archives
   - Metadata
   - Mobile devices
   - Network science
   - Preservation
   - Resource description
   - Social sciences
   - Standards, protocols
   - Systems, tools
   - Tweet connections

 - to build the community of people integrating web archiving & DLs
 - to help attendees learn about useful methods, systems, and software
 - to help chart future research and improved practice in this area
 - to promote synergistic efforts including collaborative projects, proposals
 - to produce an archival publication that will help advance technology
    and practice
 - to spot work for a planned journal special issue, in Springer’s IJDL: 

Workshop Co-chairs:
-  Chair, Edward A. Fox, Professor and Director Digital Library Research
    Laboratory, Virginia Tech,,, 540-231-5113
-  Co-chair, Zhiwu Xie,, Associate Professor and Technology
    Development Librarian, Center for Digital Research and Scholarship,
    University Libraries, Virginia Tech, 540-231-4453

Organizing Committee:
    Jefferson Bailey, Internet Archive, 
    Prashant Chandrasekar, Virginia Tech, 
    Mohamed Magdy Farig, Virginia Tech, 
    Vinay Goel, Internet Archive, 
    Martin Klein, UCLA, 
    Frank McCown, Harding University, 
    Michael Nelson, Old Dominion Univ.,
    Andreas Rauber, TU Vienna, 
    Matthew Weber, Rutgers, 

Closely related event and results:
- Working with Internet Archives for Research (WIRE 2014) NSF workshop,
   17-18 June 2014, Cambridge, MA – see 
- Web Archiving and Digital Libraries (WADL’13), 7/25-26, at JCDL 2013, see
 and report in SIGIR Forum 
- Web Archive Globalization Workshop, WAG 2011 – see, with 4 organizers plus 5 presenters
   and about 20 participants, held in Ottawa after JCDL 2011 (June 16-17)
- Ongoing work by attendees in this area, growth in collaborative activity
   involving the Internet Archive, and specific community building successes
   like the Web Archive Cooperative – see 
- Annual meetings of the International Internet Preservation Consortium
  (IIPC), partner meetings of the Internet Archive (Archive-It), and ten
  workshops held with ECDL/TPDL: International Web Archiving Workshop
  (IWAW), 2001-2010