Call for Papers: 2nd Workshop

Call for Papers - 2nd Workshop

The Call for Papers has now closed. The Final Programme for the 2nd Workshop  can be viewed here.  

Making Digital Libraries Interoperable, 9-10 September 2010, during the 14th European Conference on Digital Libraries (ECDL2010), Glasgow, Scotland, UK

Workshop Theme
The central theme of the 2nd Workshop will be “Digital Library Interoperability”. Interoperability is a multi-layered and very context-specific concept. It encompasses different levels along a multidimensional spectrum. The Workshop will address this difficult problem from several perspectives: content, user, functionality, policy, quality, and architecture. Many of the above facets include  open research issues. This Workshop will highlight the several dimensions of the problem and indicate new research directions.

Paper Submission:
We are soliciting two types of contributions:

Research Papers
Authors are invited to submit original research papers addressing current approaches and new research directions for  tackling the multi-faceted digital library interoperability issues.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Theoretical Foundations of Interoperability in Digital Library
  • Emerging interoperability issues
  • Standard-based approaches toward interoperability
  • Technologies promoting interoperability
  • Mediator-based approaches toward interoperability
  • Concrete implementations and exploitations of interoperability solution
  • Evaluation of interoperability approaches and solutions
  • Interoperability Models
  • Ontology driven interoperability
  • Metadata interoperability
  • Interoperability levels

Research papers will have a full-length  oral presentation and will be published in a high-quality proceedings volume. Each submitted paper must not exceed 10 pages in total.

Project Papers
Authors are invited to submit papers focusing on DL interoperability approaches and solutions adopted and lessons learned when implementing interoperable DL systems in the context of European, international and national projects.
These papers will have a short oral presentation and will be included in the “Project Papers” section of the Workshop proceedings. Each submitted paper must not exceed 8 pages in total.



All contributions must be written in English. They must follow the formatting guidelines of Springer’s Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) and submitted via the workshop submission system.

Workshop Reviewing Process
The reviewing process will be carried out by the members of the Workshop International Programme Committee. Two referees will review each paper.


Important Dates
Paper Submission                            30 June 2010
Notification of Acceptance                6 August  2010
Camera ready Papers                      23 August  2010