CFP: 17th ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL)

The Association for Computing Machinery / IEEE Computer Society Joint Conference on Digital Libraries has issued a call for papers for their 2017 conference, to be held June 19-23, 2017, in Toronto.

From the call:

The field of digital libraries has undergone dramatic changes as digital collections grow in scale and diversity. These changes call for novel analytical tools and methodologies for making sense of large amounts of heterogeneous data, for deriving diverse kinds of knowledge, and for linking across different collections and research disciplines. Thus the theme of the 2017 conference is #TOScale #TOAnalyze #TODiscover. Digital libraries must improve outreach efforts, engage diverse communities, and provide scholars and users with effective and flexible access to materials which will in turn empower them to make new observations and discoveries.

This year, we particularly invite papers, panels, workshops, and tutorials that present new discovery methods for diverse kinds of collections and datasets (e.g., documents, images, sounds, videos), that apply recent technologies in related fields like machine learning and data mining, and that report on innovative digital library applications that engage diverse communities, facilitate user access, and enable discovery and exploration in all domains including science, art, and the humanities.

This year, in addition to the research-oriented program, we are organizing a practitioners’ day so experts and practitioners can share their experiences and report on major projects. Practitioner contributions will take the form of posters and demos.


JCDL welcomes submissions from researchers and practitioners interested in all aspects of digital libraries such as:

  • collection discovery and development;
  • hybrid physical/digital collections;
  • knowledge discovery;
  • applications of machine learning and AI;
  • services;
  • digital preservation;
  • system design;
  • scientific data management;
  • infrastructure and service design;
  • implementation;
  • interface design;
  • human-computer interaction;
  • performance evaluation;
  • user research;
  • crowdsourcing and human computation;
  • intellectual property;
  • privacy; electronic publishing;
  • document genres;
  • multimedia;
  • user communities; and
  • associated theoretical topics.

See the call for a full list of proposal deadlines for tutorials, workshops, papers, panels, and demonstrations.

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