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2007-06-08: Second Workshop on Foundations of Digital Libraries
The 2nd International Workshop on Foundations of Digital Libraries will be held in Budapest (Hungary) on 20 Septemeber 2007, in conjunction with the 11th European Conference on Research and Advanced Technologies for Digital Libraries (ECDL 2007). Event website
January 24-25, 2008 - Padova, Italy
4th Italian Research Conference on Digital Library Systems Event website
In today’s information society the demand for Digital Libraries is changing. The implementation of nowadays Digital Libraries is more demanding than in the past. Information consumers are facing with the need to have access to an ever growing and heterogeneous information space while information providers are interested in satisfying such needs by providing rich and organised views over such information deluge. Because of their fundamental role of information production and dissemination vehicle, Digital Libraries are also expected to provide information society with services that must be available 24/7 and guarantee the expected quality of service.
This scenario leads to the development of “Large-Scale Digital Libraries” in terms of number of Information Objects and Collections to be made available, users to be served and potentially distributed resources needed to implement such systems. Such systems have to confront with new challenges in a context having scalability, interoperability and sustainability as focal points.
The need for concrete solutions can be seen also in the substantial amount of resources invested by the European Union towards the creation of a unifying European Information Space, starting with DELOS, BRICKS, DILIGENT and DRIVER in the past, and continuing with D4Science (a DILIGENT follow on), DRIVER-II, CLARIN, SAPIR and finally with the European Digital Library, a major effort to build a European-scale digital library to make available to everybody the rich cultural assets of the whole Europe.
New approaches and technologies have been devised to appropriately tackle the various matters arising in deploying large-scale Digital Library systems. The goal of this workshop is to provide researchers, practitioners and application developers with a forum fostering a constructive exchange among all of such key actors.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
Service Architectures/Infrastructures for large-scale DL systems
Experiences in building and operating large-scale DL systems
Integration and Federation of existing DL systems
Building and Managing Distributed Information Spaces
Sustainability methodologies in large-scale DLs
Scalability management in large-scale DLs
Interoperability techniques in large-scale DLs
Quality of Service methodologies in large-scale DLs
Data management in large-scale DLs
Organisational models for large-scale Digital Libraries
Paper Submission and Publication
Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research papers. Submitted manuscripts will be limited to 8 pages, following the guidelines for the LNCS format provided by Springer. Preferred formats are PDF or Microsoft Word. Papers should be submitted via email to . Papers submitted to the workshop will undergo a peer-review process. Accepted papers will be published as a volume in the DELOS workshop proceedings series, which will also be made available in the DELOS digital library. For every accepted paper, at least one author is required to attend the workshop and present the paper. Depending upon the number and quality of the submissions, efforts to coordinate follow-on publications may be made, involving journal publication of extended versions of some of the accepted papers.
Stefan Gradman, Institut für Bibliotheks und Informationswissenschaft, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany Kat Hagedorn, OAIster System, University of Michigan Digital Library Production Service, USA Dean B. Krafft, National Science Digital Library Project, Cornell Information Science, USA Yosi Mass, IBM Research Division, Haifa Research Laboratory, University Campus, Haifa, Israel Yannis Ioannidis, Department of Informatics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece Peter Wittenburg, Max-Planck-Institute for Psycholinguistics, The Netherlands