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Call for Participation
 
ACM DL'96 --- Digital
Libraries '96
 
First ACM International Conference on
Digital Libraries
 
Bethesda, MD
March 20-23, 1996
 
ACM Digital Libraries '96 is an international conference
devoted to advancing the state-of-the-art in digital
libraries.  The ACM DL series continues the sequence of
Texas conferences: DL'94 in College Station and DL'95 in
Austin.  The leaders of those events are helping with DL'96
organization and program efforts.  The meeting will be co-
located with Hypertext '96 in 1996 and with ACM SIGIR
'97 the following year.  DL '96 will immediately follow
Hypertext '96 at the Hyatt Regency
in Bethesda, Maryland.  The site is located near the
Washington D.C. Metro and provides easy access to the
many attractions in the Baltimore-Washington area.
 
The DL series is sponsored by ACM, through SIGIR and
SIGLINK.   Other ACM SIGs have joined in cooperation,
including: SIGAda, SIGART, SIGBIO, SIGCAPH,
SIGCOMM, SIGCUE, SIGDA,  SIGMIS (formerly SIGBIT),
and SIGOIS.
 
In-cooperation sponsors include:
 
ASIS (American Society for Information Science),
CNI (Coalition for Networked Information),
KSI (Knowledge Systems Inc.),
LITA (Library and Information Technology Association),
LoC (Library of Congress),
NAL (National Agricultural Library),
NLM (National Library of Medicine),
SLA (Special Libraries Association).
 
Three sessions at the conference have been reserved for the
working groups of the Digital Library Forum.  These
groups are studying aspects of interoperability in digital
libraries.  During the sessions, members of the groups will
describe the objectives of the groups, describe progress to
date, and lead discussions of the issues.  The exact list of
topics has not been finally chosen, but will likely include
open architectures for digital libraries, archiving and
digital preservation, and the National Computer Science
Technical Reports Library.
 
 
 
Technical Program
 
We seek papers, posters and videos on the one hand--and
proposals for tutorials and workshops on the other hand--
on topics related to Digital Libraries, including but not
limited to the following list:
 
* architectures, reference models, standards
* authoring and electronic publishing
* cataloging, indexing, preserving
* collaborative environments
* collecting, capturing, filtering
* distributed data, knowledge and information
representation and systems
* economic and social implications and issues
* education, learning and related applications
* evaluation methods and user testing
* handling of graphics, GIS, multimedia information
* hypertext and hypermedia systems (especially including
WWW) and support
* information storage and retrieval
* intellectual property rights
* modeling and simulation
* networked information discovery
* networking systems, protocols, security
* publisher plans and concerns
* user interfaces
* visualization, browsing, searching
 
Papers
 
Technical papers present original reports of innovative and
substantive new work that has not been published or
submitted for publication elsewhere.  Papers are refereed by
a pool of reviewers for the conference proceedings,
published by ACM.  Because of the tight time schedule,
designed to ensure that the latest results will be discussed,
there will be little time for revision, so submissions should
be in near-final form.
 
Important Dates:
Oct. 15, 1995 --- Papers due to Program Chair
Dec. 1, 1995 --- Authors notified about PC decisions
Jan. 1, 1996 --- Papers due to Program Chair
 
Submissions:  Papers must be written in English and
contain a maximum of 6000 words (excluding figures).  If
possible, use 10 point Times Roman, single-spaced, with
no more than a total of 12 pages.  The proceedings will be
printed in typical ACM 2-column format, and articles will
have a limit of 10 pages.  If submissions are made with
paper, 6 copies must be provided.  If submissions are made
electronically, the Subject line must say DL96 PDF
Submission and Adobe's Portable Document Format must
be used.
 
 
Send submissions to arrive by October 15, 1995 to:
 
Edward A. Fox
Dept. of Computer Science
660 McBryde Hall
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg VA 24061-0106
Phone +1-540-231-5113
FAX +1-540-231-6075
Email: [log in to unmask]
 
Tutorials
 
Tutorials will precede the conference and serve to introduce
attendees to principles in the field, develop bridges
between the computer science and library/information
science communities, or examine advanced topics in depth.
Tutorials will be scheduled for 2.5 hour slots on Wednesday
afternoon and evening, March 20, 1995.  Tutorials are
invited on topics such as the following:
 
Principles and practices of library science (Abstracting,
Indexing and Classification)
User behavior and information needs analysis (User Needs
and Services)
Information Retrieval and Hypertext (Searching,
Browsing)
Open System Design for the Internet
 
Submissions should include a 200-word abstract, a 1-page
topical outline of the course content, and describe course
objectives, intended audience, and the qualifications of
instructor(s).  Proposers are encouraged to contact the
tutorials chairperson to discuss planned proposals.
Proposals will be evaluated on the basis of background of
the instructor(s) and the contribution of the tutorial to the
overall conference program.
 
Submit four copies of the proposal by October 15, 1995 to:
 
Edie Rasmussen
SLIS
University of Pittsburgh
135 N. Bellefield Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Phone (412) 624-9459
Fax (412) 648-7001
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Posters
 
Poster presentations allow researchers to present late-
breaking results or significant work in progress.  Posters
will be refereed.  Poster sessions allow authors and
conference participants to discuss the research in detail in
one-on-one or small group settings.
 
Submissions should consist of an extended abstract of at
most two pages emphasizing the problem, what was done
or is being done, and why the work is important.  Include:
title, name and affiliation of the author(s) and complete
contact information.    Note that the extended abstracts of
the posters will be published in the conference
proceedings.
 
Submit four copies of the proposal by November 1, 1995
to:
 
Beth Davis-Brown
National Digital Library Program
LIBN/O/NDL (1000)
The Library of Congress
Washington, DC  20540
Phone (202)-707-3301
Fax (202)-707-0815
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Videos
 
Videos allow researchers and developers to illustrate the
dynamics of operational and prototype systems.  Videos
will be refereed and selected videos will be shown at a
session during the conference so authors can verbally
annotate their work.
 
Submit videos that are a maximum of 5 minutes in length.
VHS format (NTSC) is required for review, and Hi-8, SVHS,
or Betacam SP are the formats required for final
submissions.  It is likely that an author-supplied or
conference-prepared digital video version will be prepared
also and made available, so be sure that suitable releases
can be provided for all submissions.  Also, please prepare a
one-page summary of the video which will be published in
the conference proceedings.
 
Submit two copies of the videotape and written summary by
October 15, 1995 to:
 
Charles Goldstein
National Library of Medicine
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD  20894
Phone (301) 496-1936
Fax (301) 480-6183
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Workshops
 
Workshops provide an opportunity for up to 25
participants to discuss issues in both research and applied
areas for one day.  Workshop attendance is normally by
invitation based on attendees' response to a call for
workshop participation.  Organizers should draft a call
describing the workshop and submit a three-page proposal
containing: an outline of the theme and goals of the
workshop, a description of the intended audience, an
overview of activities planned for the workshop, estimates
of number of participants, and a brief description of the
organizer backgrounds and experience.
 
Submit four copies of the proposal by October 15, 1995 to:
 
Maria Zemankova
Database and Expert Systems
Division of Information, Robotics, and Intelligent
Systems
National Science Foundation
4201 Wilson Blvd.
Room 1115
Arlington, VA  22230
Phone: (703) 306-1930
Fax: (701) 306-0599
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Conference Committee
 
General Chair
  Gary Marchionini (University of Maryland at College
Park)
Technical Program Chair
  Ed Fox (Virginia Polytechnical Institute and State
University)
Tutorials
  Edie Rasmussen (University of Pittsburgh)
Workshops
  Maria Zemankova (National Science Foundation)
Posters
  Beth Davis-Brown (Library of Congress)
Videos
  Charles Goldstein (National Library of Medicine)
Treasurer
  Lawrence Fitzpatrick (Personal Library Software Inc.)
Publicity
  Nancy Van House (University of California Berkeley)
Registration
  Linda Hill (University of Maryland at College
Park/CESDIS)
Local Arrangements
  Lida Larsen (University of Maryland at College Park)
Industry Liason
 Roberta Rand (National Agriculture Library)
 
Technical Program Committee
William Arms, CNRI, USA
Robert Akscyn, Knowledge Systems, USA
Robert Allen, Bellcore, USA
Daniel Atkins, U. Michigan, USA
Ann Bishop, U. Ill. Urbana-Champaign, USA
Christine Borgman, UCLA, USA
Su-Shing Chen, NSF, USA
W. Bruce Croft, U. Mass. Amherst, USA
Steve DeRose, Electronic Book Tech., USA
Timothy Finin, U. Md. Balt. County, USA
James French, U. Virginia, USA
Mark Frisse, Washington U., USA
Richard Furuta, Texas A&M U., USA
Hector Garcia-Molina, Stanford U., USA
Henry Gladney, IBM Almaden Res., USA
Ephraim Glinert, Rennselear Poly., USA
John Guidi, U. Md. College Park, USA
Thomas Hickey, OCLC, USA
Nancy Ide, Vassar College, USA
Rob Kling, U. Ca. Irvine, USA
Ron Larsen, U. Md. College Park, USA
John Leggett, Texas A&M U., USA
Enrica Lemut, Istituto Matematica Applicata C.N.R., Italy
Michael Lesk, Bellcore, USA
David Levy, Xerox PARC, USA
Clifford Lynch, U. California, USA
Cathy Marshall, Texas A&M U., USA
Cliff McKnight, Loughbourough, UK
Fran Miksa, U. Texas Austin, USA
Eugene Miya, NASA Ames, USA
Sung Myaeng, Chungnam National U., S. Korea
A. Desai Narasimhalu, National U. of Singapore
Gultekin Ozsoyoglu, Case W. Reserve U., USA
Roy Rada, Washington State U., USA
P. Venkat Rangan, U. Ca. San Diego, USA
Pamela Samuelson, U. Pittsburgh, USA
Bruce Schatz, U. Ill. Urbana-Champaign, USA
John Schnase, Washington U., USA
Terence Smith, U. Ca. Santa Barbara, USA
Scott Stevens, Carnegie-Mellon U., USA
Chris Welty, Vassar College, USA
Terry Winograd, Stanford U., USA
 
 
For further information, see
http://fox.cs.vt.edu/DL96/