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TPDL 2024 : International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries 2024


Conference Series : Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries
When Sep 24, 2024 - Sep 27, 2024
Submission Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Notification Due Jul 12, 2024
Final Version Due Jul 26, 2024
Categories    information retrieval   human-computer interaction in   knowledge creation and dissemi   digital humanities and cultura

Call For Papers


28th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries
24-27 September 2024
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Submission link:

Call for Full Research Papers
TPDL is an international forum focused on digital libraries and their associated technical, practical, and social issues. The conference encompasses the many meanings of the term “digital libraries,” embracing the whole spectrum of the LAM (Library, Archive, and Museum) community; operational information systems with all manner of digital content; new means of selecting, collecting, organizing, and distributing digital content; and theoretical models of information media, including document genres and electronic publishing.

In 2024, TPDL is expanding its scope to prominently include Document Analysis/Recognition and Information Retrieval, acknowledging the vital role of those research areas in the creation (by means of digitization and information extraction from heterogeneous sources), access, discovery, and dissemination of digital content. This includes exploring innovative approaches to document image analysis and recognition, search algorithms, data retrieval, user engagement, and personalized content delivery within digital libraries, making these two areas central themes for this year’s conference.

Participants. Representatives from academia, cultural heritage institutions, government, industry, research communities, research infrastructures, and others are invited to participate in this annual conference. The conference draws from various research areas including computer science, information science, data science, librarianship, archival science and practice, museum studies and practice, technology, social sciences, cultural heritage, digital humanities, and the scientific communities.

Location. TPDL 2024 is hosted by the National and University Library of Slovenia and will take place in Ljubljana, Slovenia, from 24 to 27 September 2024. This is an in-person event. This choice does not exclude the possibility of following talks online, but authors of accepted papers are strongly encouraged to come and present in person. We aim to encourage discussion formally after a paper presentation and informally during social events and coffee breaks.

A selection of the best papers will be invited to submit an extended version to the International Journal of Digital Libraries.

Important Dates
Note that all deadlines are 23:59 (11:59 pm) in the AoE (Anywhere on Earth) time zone on the date specified.
• Submission deadline for Full Papers: 30 April 2024
• Submission deadline for Short Papers: 7 May 2024
• Notification for Full Papers: 12 July 2024
• Camera-ready submission: 26 July 2024
• Conference: 24-27 September 2024

Topics in 2024 include but are not limited to, theories, models, standards, tools, and applications on the following themes:

Publishing Science
• FAIR Data and Software
• Research Objects
• Nanopublications
• Digital Preservation and Curation
• Supporting Science Reproducibility
• Metadata Standards
• Research Data Management
• Research Output Management
• Data Management and Discovery
• Data Search and Discovery in Digital Libraries
• Data Citation and Credit Distribution
• Data Lifecycle Management (creation, store, share, reuse)
• Data Provenance and Documentation
• Linked Data and Open Data Platforms
• Data Repositories and Archives
• Data Stewardship and Governance
• Data Integration and Harmonization

Monitoring and Assessment of Science
• Science of Science Studies
• Scientometrics and Bibliometrics
• Scholarly Communication Knowledge Graphs
• Impact Analysis in Scientific Research

Knowledge Creation and Dissemination
• AI and Machine Learning Applications in Digital Libraries
• Knowledge Bases and Organizational Systems
• Entity Extraction and Semantic Linking
• Ontology Development and Usage
• Data as collection

Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage
• Digital Cultural Heritage Preservation
• Computational Linguistics and Digital Terminology
• Digital Methods in History and Archaeology
• Knowledge Organization in the Humanities
• Digital Interfaces for Humanities Research
• Digital Repatriation
• Indigenous data, governance, and sovereignty

Human-Computer Interaction in Digital Libraries
• Design and Evaluation of User Interfaces
• User Experience and Participation in Digital Libraries
• Information Visualization and Analytics
• Interaction Design for Diverse User Groups

Information Retrieval
• Advanced Search Algorithms and Techniques
• Semantic Search and Indexing
• User-Centric Information Retrieval Design
• Information Retrieval System Evaluation
• Multimodal and Multilingual Information Access
• Information Behavior and Interaction in Digital Libraries

Document Analysis and Recognition
• Document Image Analysis and Recognition for Digital Libraries
• Physical and Logical Layout Analysis
• Historical Document Analysis
• Document Semantics Extraction
• Natural Language Processing for Document Analysis
Contribution Types
Research Papers (12 - 15 pages + unlimited references) present high-quality, original research of relevance to the TPDL community. Submissions should detail their methods and techniques sufficiently to enable replication and reuse. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings and presented as long conference talks.

Practitioner Papers (12 - 15 pages + unlimited references) present high-quality applied work of relevance to the TPDL community. Submissions should focus on results of direct relevance to practitioners and institutions in the TPDL community. Methods, tools, and techniques should be detailed sufficiently to enable application by other institutions. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings and presented as long conference talks.

Short and Prototype Papers (6 - 8 pages + unlimited references) present high-quality, original research or tools or applications that are of relevance to the TPDL community. Submissions should present more focused or smaller studies, for example, preliminary results, ongoing work, or late-breaking results. Prototypes should ideally include a link to where the tool or application is available. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Short papers are presented as short conference talks, while prototype papers are presented with a poster and a demonstration.

Submission Guidelines
Submissions should detail their methods and techniques sufficiently to enable replication and reuse. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings and presented as long conference talks.
Papers must be in the Springer LNCS style:
Submission link:

Program chairs
Apostolos Antonacopoulos, University of Salford, United Kingdom
Annika Hinze, University of Waikato, New Zealand
Benjamin Piwowarski, CNRS / Sorbonne Université, France

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