Call for Full and Short Papers, Posters, Demos

Full papers (12 pages), short-papers (6 pages), posters and demonstrations (4 pages) must be written in English and submitted in PDF format. All submissions will be reviewed on the basis of relevance, originality, importance and clarity in a triple peer single-blind review process.


General areas of interests include, but are not limited to, the following topics:

Connecting digital libraries

  • exploring semantic web and linked data
  • data mining and extraction of structure from networked information
  • multilingual information retrieval
  • temporal aspects
  • metadata aggregation models
  • interoperability and information integration
  • ontologies and knowledge organization systems, networked information
  • applications of digital libraries

Practice of digital libraries

  • quality assurance in digital libraries
  • scalability and high availability of digital libraries
  • infrastructures supporting content processing
  • user studies for and evaluation of digital library systems and applications
  • large scale digital preservation infrastructures for cultural heritage
  • digital curation
  • multimedia information management and retrieval
  • user interfaces and user experience

Digital libraries in science

  • digital humanities
  • scholarly primitives
  • research data and virtual organizations
  • visualisation in digital libraries
  • digital libraries as source of big data for humanities

Users, communities, personal data

  • social networking, web 2.0 and collaborative interfaces in digital libraries
  • social-technical perspectives of digital information
  • user mobility and context awareness in information access
  • personal information management and personal digital libraries
  • long term preservation in personal digital libraries
  • community-driven digital libraries

Publication in Conference Proceedings

The TPDL 2016 proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS, ISSN 0302-9743). Therefore all submissions should conform to the formatting instructions described in the “For Authors” webpage. In case your paper includes images or screenshots please ensure that you set image compression at 600dpi when you produce your PDF file.

All full and short papers, posters and demonstrations must be submitted in electronic format (PDF) via the conference’s submission page.

According to the registration regulation for TPDL 2016, inclusion of papers in the proceedings is conditional upon registration of at least one author per paper.

Post-conference Journal Publication

The TPDL2016 Program Committee will also nominate papers they consider highlight work of significance in the field. Authors of these papers are then invited to submit extended version (at least 30% new material) of their papers that expand upon the description of their work by providing more depth and detail on their technical approaches and results. These submissions then go through the International Journal of Digital Libraries (IJDL, ISSN 1432-5012) review process before acceptance in a focused issue of the journal.

The deadline for submissions is March 15, 2016 March 25, 2016.