Call for Workshop Proposals
The purpose of TPDL workshops is to provide a context for the presentation and discussion of novel ideas, emerging trends, issues and challenges in a focused and interactive manner. The topics of the workshops co-located with TPDL 2011 can cover any areas related to digital libraries, their foundations and methodologies as well as their relevant applications and usages, including cross-disciplinary areas.
The workshops will offer a common forum to engage and encourage researchers (in particular, young researchers and PhD students) to present and discuss their work, obtain valuable feedback in an informal, supportive, and friendly environment, and contribute to the outcomes and objectives of the workshop.
We are looking for exciting and dynamic workshops that have significant scope for participant interaction and that aim to produce valuable outcomes, e.g. online workshop proceedings, post-workshop publications, online groups or resources, white papers, and so on. The selection process will give priority to workshops with novelty, focus, and an explicitly formulated target outcome.
Proposals should be 2-3 pages in length and should contain:
- Title of the workshop
- Abstract, describing your workshop and providing a clearly stated issue for the workshop
- Motivation and objectives/goals of the workshop
- Expected outcomes and intended audience
- If the workshop is related or follows on from another workshop, please provide a short description of previous events and an explanation of the additional motivations, benefit, and expected achievements that support the proposal
- Format/structure of the workshop (full day or half day workshop) including any relevant information, such as list of invited speakers, programme committee, planned deadlines for call for papers, type of reviewing, and any organisation aspects
- Short bios of the organisers
- Any special requirements
Workshop Organisers' Tasks
- Producing a "Call for Papers" and disseminating it through all appropriate meansProviding a web page URL which can be linked into the TPDL 2011 website (deadline to be defined)
- Providing a brief description of the workshop for the conference program
- Reviewing/accepting submitted papers and position
- Scheduling workshop session activities in collaboration with the local organisers and the workshop chair
- Sending the workshop schedule and other material, all in PDF format, to the workshop chair and local organiser. The workshop material (papers, presentations etc.) will be distributed by the TPDL 2011 organisation to the conference participants in electronic format (copyright will not be asked for from the authors, but only permission to publish and disseminate).
Workshop proposals in PDF must be sent via email by February 14, 2011 to the workshop chair, Nicola Ferro (
) with "TPDL 2011 Workshop" in the subject field. The submissions will undergo peer review and will be selected by the Workshop Programme Committee.
Workshop proposal submission
February 14, 2011
EXTENDED DEADLINE: February 18, 2011
Notification of acceptance
March 14, 2011
September 28 (afternoon) and 29, 2011
Nicola Ferro, University of Padova, Italy
Workshop Programme Committee
- Pia Borlund, Royal School of Library and Information Science, Denmark
- Paul Clough, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
- Henning MÃ¼ller, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland, Switzerland
- Christos Papatheodorou, Ionian University, Greece