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Elpub 2014 : 18th International Conference on Electronic Publishing


Conference Series : International Conference on Electronic Publishing
When Jun 19, 2014 - Jun 20, 2014
Where Thessaloniki, Greece
Submission Deadline Jan 18, 2014
Notification Due Feb 28, 2014
Final Version Due Mar 28, 2014
Categories    electronic publishing   e-science   research data management   publishing models

Call For Papers

Call for Papers

18th International Conference on Electronic Publishing
June 19-20, 2014, Thessaloniki, Greece

Conference web site:

Let’s put data to use: digital scholarship for the next generation

Proceedings will be published open access by IOS Press

The International Conference on Electronic Publishing (Elpub) enters its 18th year. Elpub 2014 will continue the tradition, bringing together researchers, lecturers, librarians, developers, entrepreneurs, users and all other stakeholders interested in issues regarding electronic publishing in widely differing contexts. These include the human, cultural, economic, social, technological, legal, commercial and other relevant aspects that such an exciting theme encompasses.

Elpub 2014 will particularly focus on the openness and use of research data as well as new and innovative publishing paradigms. We welcome presentations and discussions that demonstrate the role of cultural heritage and service organisations in the creation, accessibility, curation and long term preservation of data. We aim to provide a forum for discussing appraisal, citation and licensing of research data. Also, what is new with reviewing, publishing and editorial technology in a data-centric setting?

We invite contributions from members of the communities whose research and experiments are transforming the nature of electronic publishing and scholarly communication. Topics include but are not restricted to:

Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery

Text Mining (Natural language processing, text harvesting, dynamic formatting)
Open Data, Open Linked Data (Solutions, methods, tools)
Web Mining (Knowledge discovery in web documents)
Association Mining (Knowledge linking, discovery, presentation)
Information Retrieval (Content search, analysis and retrieval)
Visualization (Clustering, Graphs, Augmented reality, Knowledge maps)
Stream Mining (Video tagging, Audiobook tagging)
Legal Issues (Ethics, Copyright, licensing, etc.)

Online Social Networks for Scientific Communication

New digital media (user studies, innovative publishing)
User interfaces (Multilingual and multimodal interfaces, User generated content)
Specific user communities (Services and technology, media and content)
Personalization technologies (e.g. social tagging, folksonomies, RSS)
Social interaction analysis (Author collaboration trends, publication trends)
Security, Privacy and Integrity (Online ethics, Privacy policies, Online censorship)
Network analysis (Modelling and visualization of science networks)
Ubiquitous computing (Mobile and social network interactions, RFID book tagging)
Bibliometrics, (Data appraisal, citation and attribution)

Publishing and Access

New publishing models (Business models, costs, tools, services and roles)
Open access (Publishing solutions, mandates, recommendations)
Open Data, Open Linked Data (Data registries, workflows, demonstrations)
Mobile information services (e-contents, e-books, etc.)
Interoperability (Scalability and middleware infrastructure)
Legal issues (Security, privacy and copyright issues)
Digital preservation (Cultural heritage, content authentication, DP Planning)
Semantic web (Metadata, information granularity, digital objects)
Digital library (Repositories, services, future)
New publishing paradigms (Executable papers, data journals, research objects, open peer review)

All submissions are subject to peer review. For each accepted paper, at least one author is expected to register for the conference to present the paper. Inclusion in the proceedings is conditional upon registration of at least one author per paper.

Moreover, upon submitting the workshop, tutorials and panels proposals, the proposers commit that in case their submission is accepted, all people involved (speakers, lecturers, panel members, etc.) will physically attend and coordinate it.

Papers submitted to this conference must not have been accepted or be under review by another conference or by a journal. The accepted papers will be published by IOS Press in a digital format open access conference proceedings book. Papers will be indexed in DBLP and Scopus, and are also expected to be indexed by ISI and INSPEC (application pending).

Furthermore, all accepted papers and posters will be archived at the Elpub Digital Library: All contents published in the ELPUB proceedings are distributed open access via the conference archive ( under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided that the original work is properly cited. For content published in IOS Press channels, different copyright arrangements might apply.

Paper submission and review will be managed via the EasyChair system. To submit a paper, please use the appropriate template and follow the specific instructions available at the conference website (

All full papers, short papers and posters must be written in English and submitted via the EasyChair submission system in PDF format.

Formatting instructions
Contributions are invited for the following categories:

Full papers (up to 10 pages; please use the IOS Press instructions and tools which are available at the following URL: IOS Press template);
Short papers (up to 6 pages; please use the IOS Press instructions and tools which are available at the following URL: IOS Press template)
Posters (up to 3 pages; no template)
Tutorials (abstract min. of 500 and max. of 1,000 words)
Workshops (abstract min. of 500 and max. of 1,000 words)
Demonstrations (abstract min. of 500 and max. of 1,000 words)

Important dates
October 9, 2013 Submission Site Open (EasyChair - Elpub2014)
January 18, 2014 Submission Deadline (Time: 11:59 PM, PST)
February 28, 2014 Author Decision Notification
March 28, 2014 Submission of Camera Ready Version
March 30, 2014 Early Bird Registration Deadline
April 30, 2014 Final Registration Deadline
June 19-20, 2014 Conference Dates

Conference dates and location: June 19-20, 2014, Alexander Technological Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece
Conference Host: Alexander Technological Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece
General Chair: Panayiota Polydoratou, Alexander Technological Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece
Programme Chair: Milena Dobreva, University of Malta

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