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      Date: Jun  7, 2010
     Title: 2nd Workshop - Call for Papers Reminder

Paper submission deadline: 30 June 2010. Call for Research & Project Papers - 2nd Workshop on Making Digital Libraries Interoperable: Challenges & Approaches, 9-10 September 2010, during the 14th European Conference on Digital Libraries (ECDL2010), Glasgow, Scotland, UK. Digital Library 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. is soliciting two types of contributions: Research Papers and Project Papers.

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:

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.

Important Dates
Paper Submission: 30 June 2010
Notification of Acceptance: 16 July  2010
Camera ready Papers: 30 July  2010

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.

Programme Committee
Tiziana Catarci, Professor of Computer Science,University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy - Member of's User Working Group; Jane Hunter, Professor at the School of Information Technology & Electrical Engineering, University of Queensland, Australia - Member of's Liaison Group;
Ronald Larsen, Dean of the School of Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, U.S. - Member of's Liaison Group; John Mylopoulos, Professor of Computer Science, University of Toronto, Canada; Fabio Simeoni, Research Assistant, University of Strathclyde, Scotland, UK and Dagobert Soergel, Dean of the Library & Information Studies, University at Buffalo, U.S. - Scientific Chair of's Functionality Working Group

Workshop Organisers
Donatella Castelli, Senior Researcher, Institute of Information & Technologies, National Research Council of Italy - Co-ordinator; Yannis Ioannidis, Professsor at the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, University of Athens, Greece - Scientific Chair of the User Working Group; Seamus Ross, Dean of the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto, Canada - Member of's Working Groups on Policy & Quality.

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