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ICADL 2018 : The 20th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries


Conference Series : International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries
When Nov 19, 2018 - Nov 21, 2018
Where Hamilton
Submission Deadline Jun 22, 2018
Notification Due Aug 31, 2018
Final Version Due Sep 14, 2018

Call For Papers

Since its beginnings in Hong Kong in 1998, ICADL has become one of the premiere international conferences for digital library research. ICADL 2018 at the University of Waikato in New Zealand offers a valuable opportunity for researchers, educators, and practitioners to share their experiences and innovative developments.

The main theme of ICADL 2018 is “Maturity and Innovation in Digital Libraries”. We invite high-quality, original research papers as well as practitioner papers identifying research problems and future directions. Submissions that resonate with the conference’s theme are especially welcome. Nonetheless, all topics in digital libraries will be given equal consideration. Following the ICADL tradition, the 2018 proceedings will be published as Springer conference proceedings as part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series (LNCS), included in the and indexed by SCOPUS. Electronic copies will be available on Springer website.


The conference will be held at Waikato University in Hamilton, New Zealand, a city of 140,000 people centered on the Waikato River in the heart of New Zealand’s rolling pastures. Think a small but bustling downtown with river views, a stunning city park complete with themed gardens (including a Japanese and Chinese garden thoughtfully sponsored by our sister cities and local cultural societies), a beautiful river walk, and an attractively landscaped university with excellent conference facilities. Nau mai haere mai! Welcome!

The conference will will be co-located with the annual meeting of the Asia-Pacific iSchools Consortium and with the NZ Conference on Computer-Human Interaction (CHINZ). It is our hope that hosting these conferences together will bring a diverse group of academic and professional community members from all parts of the world to exchange their knowledge, experience and practices in digital libraries, and other related fields.


June 1, 2018 – Workshop Proposal Deadline
June 22, 2018 – Paper/Poster Submission Deadline
August 31, 2018 – Notification of Paper/Poster Acceptance
September 3, 2018 – Tutorial Proposal Deadline
September 14, 2018 – Camera Ready Copy Deadline
November 19-22, 2018 – ICADL Conference Date

We welcome research and practitioner papers in all aspects of digital libraries. The following is a (non-exhaustive) list of topics:

Information Technologies for Knowledge, Information and Data

Information retrieval
Semantic Web and linked data
Data mining and extraction of structure from networked information
Multilingual information access
Multimedia information management, retrieval and recommendation
Metadata aggregation models
Interchangeability and information integration
Ontologies and knowledge organization systems, networked information
Applications of digital libraries
Quality assurance of digital libraries
Sociability and high availability of digital libraries
Digital preservation
Digital curation
Research data and virtual organizations
User interface and user experience
Visualization in digital libraries
Social networking, web 2.0 and collaborative interface in digital libraries
Personal information management and personal digital libraries
Ubiquitous computing and knowledge management
Societal and Cultural Issues in Knowledge, Information and Data

Cultural Memory and Digital Heritage

Community Informatics
Cross-sectoral digital libraries
Collaborations among archives, libraries, museums
Digital cultural memory initiatives
Digital humanities
Digital library/ digital archive infrastructures
Digital library education and digital literacy
Digital preservation and digital curation
Economic and legal frameworks and issues
Ethics and ethical practice, privacy in digital collection building, management and access
Higher education uses of digital collections
Research data infrastructures, management and use
Information policies
Participatory cultural heritage
Risks management in digital library/ archive projects
Creating, managing and using collections of social media and dynamically generated contents
Social sustainability and digital libraries/ archives
Socio-technical perspectives of digital information

Digital Library Maintenance and Quality Assurance

collection development and discovery
data mining and extraction
risk management and quality assurance
digital curation
digital preservation
applications of artificial intelligence and machine learning
performance evaluation
metadata creation and aggregation
semantic web and linked data
non-textual collection management
recommendation system
research data management
digital humanities and digital cultural heritage
service design for digital libraries
user experience design
user interface design
human-computer interaction
information retrieval
applications of digital libraries in contexts such as learning, virtual organizations, collaborative task
personal information management and personal digital libraries
user generated content
digital library management and administration
digital library education
digital cultures and digital literacy
intellectual freedom, censorship, misinformation
intellectual property issues
policy, legal, and ethical concerns for digital libraries
socio-technical aspects of digital libraries
sustainability of digital libraries.
Usability and accessibility aspects of digital libraries

All paper submission should follow Springer Computer Science Proceedings guideline ( and are to be submitted via the conference’s EasyChair submission page (

Full Papers

A Full Research Paper reports significant milestone and provides original results relevant to the scope of ICADL 2018. The maximum length of a full paper is 12 pages.

Short Practitioner Papers

A Practitioner Paper is a concise report of findings or other types of work by practitioners relevant to the scope of ICADL 2018. We welcome papers identifying research problems and future directions in the digital library research. The maximum length of a short paper is 6 pages.

Short Work-in-Progress Papers

A Work-in-Progress paper is a concise report of preliminary findings or other types of innovative or thought-provoking work that does not necessarily reach a level of completion but relevant to the scope of ICADL 2018. The maximum length of a short paper is 6 pages.


Program Committee Co-Chairs

Annika Hinze (University of Waikato, New Zealand)
Maja Žumer (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)
Milena Dobreva (UCL Qatar, Qatar)

General Conference Chairs

Sally Jo Cunningham (University of Waikato, New Zealand)
David Bainbridge (University of Waikato, New Zealand)

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