Since its beginnings in Hong Kong in 1998, ICADL has become one of the premiere international conferences for digital library research. ICADL 2018 at the University of Waikato in New Zealand offers a valuable opportunity for researchers, educators, and practitioners to share their experiences and innovative developments.
The main theme of ICADL 2018 is “Maturity and Innovation in Digital Libraries”. We invite high-quality, original research papers as well as practitioner papers identifying research problems and future directions. Submissions that resonate with the conference’s theme are especially welcome. Nonetheless, all topics in digital libraries will be given equal consideration. Following the ICADL tradition, the 2018 proceedings will be published as Springer conference proceedings as part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series (LNCS) and indexed by SCOPUS. Electronic copies will be available on Springer website.
The conference will be held at Waikato University in Hamilton, New Zealand, a city of 140,000 people centered on the Waikato River in the heart of New Zealand’s rolling pastures. Think a small but bustling downtown with river views, a stunning city park complete with themed gardens (including a Japanese and Chinese garden thoughtfully sponsored by our sister cities and local cultural societies), a beautiful river walk, and an attractively landscaped university with excellent conference facilities. Nau mai haere mai! Welcome!
The conference will will be co-located with the annual meeting of the Asia-Pacific iSchools Consortium and with the NZ Conference on Computer-Human Interaction (CHINZ). It is our hope that hosting these conferences together will bring a diverse group of academic and professional community members from all parts of the world to exchange their knowledge, experience and practices in digital libraries, and other related fields.
IMPORTANT DATES (ICADL)
- July 1st, 2018 – extended Paper Submission Deadline
- July 10, 2018 – Work-in-Progress Deadline
- July 10, 2018 – Workshop Proposal Deadline
- August 31, 2018 – Notification of Paper/Poster Acceptance
- September 3, 2018 – Tutorial Proposal Deadline
- September 23, 2018 – Camera Ready Copy Deadline (firm deadline)
- November 19-22, 2018 – ICADL Conference Date
We welcome research and practitioner papers in all aspects of digital libraries. The following is a (non-exhaustive) list of topics:
Information Technologies for Knowledge, Information and Data
- Information retrieval
- Semantic Web and linked data
- Data mining and extraction of structure from networked information
- Multilingual information access
- Multimedia information management, retrieval and recommendation
- Metadata aggregation models
- Interchangeability and information integration
- Ontologies and knowledge organization systems, networked information
- Applications of digital libraries
- Quality assurance of digital libraries
- Sociability and high availability of digital libraries
- Digital preservation
- Digital curation
- Research data and virtual organizations
- User interface and user experience
- Visualization in digital libraries
- Social networking, web 2.0 and collaborative interface in digital libraries
- Personal information management and personal digital libraries
- Ubiquitous computing and knowledge management
- Societal and Cultural Issues in Knowledge, Information and Data
Cultural Memory and Digital Heritage
- Community Informatics
- Cross-sectoral digital libraries
- Collaborations among archives, libraries, museums
- Digital cultural memory initiatives
- Digital humanities
- Digital library/ digital archive infrastructures
- Digital library education and digital literacy
- Digital preservation and digital curation
- Economic and legal frameworks and issues
- Ethics and ethical practice, privacy in digital collection building, management and access
- Higher education uses of digital collections
- Research data infrastructures, management and use
- Information policies
- Participatory cultural heritage
- Risks management in digital library/ archive projects
- Creating, managing and using collections of social media and dynamically generated contents
- Social sustainability and digital libraries/ archives
- Socio-technical perspectives of digital information
Digital Library Maintenance and Quality Assurance
- collection development and discovery
- data mining and extraction
- risk management and quality assurance
- digital curation
- digital preservation
- applications of artificial intelligence and machine learning
- performance evaluation
- metadata creation and aggregation
- semantic web and linked data
- non-textual collection management
- recommendation system
- research data management
- digital humanities and digital cultural heritage
- service design for digital libraries
- user experience design
- user interface design
- human-computer interaction
- information retrieval
- applications of digital libraries in contexts such as learning, virtual organizations, collaborative task
- personal information management and personal digital libraries
- user generated content
- digital library management and administration
- digital library education
- digital cultures and digital literacy
- intellectual freedom, censorship, misinformation
- intellectual property issues
- policy, legal, and ethical concerns for digital libraries
- socio-technical aspects of digital libraries
- sustainability of digital libraries.
- Usability and accessibility aspects of digital libraries
All paper submission should follow Springer Computer Science Proceedings guidelines (https://www.springer.com/gp/computer-science/lncs/conference-proceedings-guidelines) and are to be submitted via the conference’s EasyChair submission page (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icadl2018).
A Full Research Paper reports significant milestone and provides original results relevant to the scope of ICADL 2018. The maximum length of a full paper is 12 pages plus references.
Short Practitioner Papers
A Practitioner Paper is a concise report of findings or other types of work by practitioners relevant to the scope of ICADL 2018. We welcome papers identifying research problems and future directions in the digital library research. The maximum length of a short paper is 6 pages plus references.
A short paper is a concise report of preliminary findings or other types of innovative or thought-provoking work that does not necessarily reach a level of completion but relevant to the scope of ICADL 2018. The maximum length of a short paper is 6 pages plus references.
A Work-in-Progress submission reports on ongoing or preliminary work, or has position paper character. The maximum length is 4 pages (plus references) and presentation may be as a poster. Work-in-Progress submissions will be included in the proceedings!
A Poster Submission is a short summary of your work you wish to present at the conference in poster form. It contains preliminary findings or other types of innovative or thought-provoking work that does not necessarily reach a level of completion but relevant to the scope of ICADL 2018. The maximum length of a poster paper is 2 pages. Poster submissions may not be included in the LNCS proceedings.
A workshop proposal should be a description of up to 4 pages that includes the title, topic and objectives of the workshop; names, affiliations and areas of expertise of the organizers; target audience relevance to the ICADL community and expected participation; preferred length of the workshop (full or half day) and an outline of the planned review process, advertisement, dissemination etc. Submission of workshop proposals is via email to the workshop chair (Trond.Aalberg@ntnu.no).