Categories: NewsFlash
      Date: Oct  5, 2010
     Title: Call for Papers - 7th Italian Research Conference on Digital Libraries

The 7th Italian Research Conference on Digital Libraries (IRCDL2011), entitled Focus on Information Access and Interoperability, is a yearly event for the Italian Digital Library research community.  As DLs  advance, there is a growing need to ensure more effective and personalised access to information to user communities and improve interoperability among the heterogeneous systems that have been built.

The conference also focuses on the Semantic Web, which is emerging as a set of tools and methods that can respond to many of the DL requirements. Linked Data in particular is likely to play a central role in interoperability.

Call for Paper: Topics
Relevant topics for IRCDL 2011 are related to the different aspects needed to support Information Access and Interoperability.

Topics include but are not limited to:

Papers, not exceeding 12 pages, should be submitted electronically as a PDF attachment to Authors must refer to Authors Instructions of the Springer-Verlag LNCS Proceedings.
Accepted papers in PDF will be published in on-line proceedings (max 12 pages) at the time of the conference and presented at the conference. After the presentation at the conference some selected authors will be invited to submit a revised version of the paper for a possible inclusion in the volume of post-proceedings. The revised version of each paper needs to take into account the suggestions and the comments received during the discussion at the conference; the revised versions are going to be reviewed by at least two reviewers.
The post-proceedin gs volume will contain the revised accepted papers.

Important Dates for IRCDL 2011
Submission Deadline: 17 December 2010
Acceptance Notification: 10 January 2011
Submission: 14 January 2011
Conference: 20-21 January 2011
Revised Version Submission: 25 March 2011
Post-proceedings Publication: July 2011


General Chair: Costantino Thanos, Institute of Information Science & Technologies, National Research Council of Italy (ISTI-CNR), Pisa

Program Chairs: Carlo Meghini, ISTI CNR, Pisa and Floriana Esposito, University of Bari

Program Committee
Giuseppe Amato, ISTI CNR, Pisa
Marco Bertini, University of Florence
Leonardo Candela, ISTI CNR, Pisa
Tiziana Catarci, University of Rome "La Sapienza"
Alberto Del Bimbo, University of Florence
Stefano Ferilli, University of Bari
Nicola Ferro, University of Padua
Maria Guercio, University of Urbino "Carlo Bo"
Nicola Orio, University of Padua
Fausto Rabitti, ISTI CNR, Pisa
Pasquale Savino, ISTI CNR, Pisa
Anna Maria Tammaro, University of Parma
Letizia Tanca, Politecnico di Milano
Carlo Tasso, University of Udine

Proceeding Chair: Nicola Orio, University of Padova

Local Organization - ISTI CNR
Networked Multimedia Information Systems: Francesca Borri, Alessandro Nardi, Catherine Bosio
Area della Ricerca di Pisa, Via G. Moruzzi 1 - 56124 Pisa, Italy

The IRCDL conferences were launched and initially sponsored by DELOS, a Network of Excellence on Digital Libraries funded by the EC's 6th Framework Programme together with the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Padua. Over the years IRCDL has become a self sustainable event sponsored by the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Padua and supported by the Italian Digital Library Research Community.