[Oa-italia] ELPUB 2008 - FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS (deadline: January 20th 2008)

Susanna Mornati mornati a cilea.it
Mer 17 Ott 2007 12:52:08 CEST

ELPUB 2008 - FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS (deadline: January 20th 2008)

Open Scholarship: Authority, Community and Sustainability in the Age of Web 2.0

12th International Conference on Electronic Publishing,
25 to 27 June 2008, Toronto, Canada

Scholarly communications, in particular scholarly publications, are
undergoing tremendous changes. Researchers, universities, funding bodies,
research libraries and publishers are responding in different ways, from
active experimentation, adaptation, to strong resistance. The ELPUB2008
conference will focus on key issues on the future of scholarly
communications resulting from the intersection of semantic web technologies,
the development of cyberinfrastructure for humanities and the sciences, and
new dissemination channels and business models. We welcome a wide variety of
papers from members of these communities whose research and experiments are
transforming the nature of scholarly communications. Topics include but are
not restricted to:

*    New Publishing models, tools, services and roles
*    New scholarly constructs and discourse methods
*    Innovative business models for scholarly publishing
*    Multilingual and multimodal interfaces
*    Services and technology for specific user communities, media, and content
*    Content search, analysis and retrieval
*    Interoperability, scalability and middleware infrastructure to 
facilitate awareness and discovery
*    Personalisation technologies (e.g. social tagging, folksonomies, 
RSS, microformats)
*    Metadata creation, usage and interoperability
*    Semantic web issues
*    Data mining, text harvesting, and dynamic formatting
*    User generated content and its relation to publisher's content
*    Usage and citation impact
*    Security, privacy and copyright issues
*    Digital preservation, content authentication
*    Recommendations, guidelines, interoperability standards

Author Guidelines
Contributions are invited for the following categories:
      - Single papers (abstract minimum of 1,000 and maximum of 1500 words)
      - Tutorial (abstract minimum of  500 and maximum of 1500 words)
      - Workshop (abstract max of 1000 words)
      - Poster (abstract max of 500 words)
      - Demonstration (abstract max of 500 words)

Abstracts must be submitted following the instructions on the 
conference website

Key Dates:
January 20th 2008: Deadline for submission of abstracts (in all categories):

February 28, 2008: Authors will be notified of the acceptance of submitted
papers and workshop proposals.

April 11th, 2008: Final papers must be received. See website for detailed
author instructions.

Posters (A1-format) and demonstration materials should be brought by their
authors at the conference time. Only abstracts of these contributions will
be published in the conference proceedings. Information on requirements for
Workshops and tutorials proposals will soon be posted on the website.

All submissions are subjected to peer review (double-blind) and accepted by
the international ELPUB Programme Committee. Accepted full papers will be
published in the conference proceedings. Printed proceedings are distributed
during the conference. Electronic versions of the contributions will be
archived at:


The ELPUB 2008 conference will keep the tradition of the previous
international conferences on electronic publishing, held in the United
Kingdom (in 1997 and 2001), Hungary (1998), Sweden (1999), Russia (2000),
the Czech Republic (2002), Portugal (2003), Brazil (2004), Belgium (2005),
Bulgaria (2006) and Austria (2007), which is to bring together researchers,
lecturers, librarians, developers, business executives, entrepreneurs,
managers, users and all those interested in issues regarding electronic
publishing in a wide variety of contexts. These include the human, cultural,
economic, social, technological, legal, commercial, and other relevant
aspects that such an exciting theme encompasses.

Three distinguishing features of this conference are: broad scope of topics
which creates a unique atmosphere of active exchange and learning about
various aspects of scholarly communications and electronic publishing;
combination of general and technical issues; and a condensed procedure of
submission, revision and publication of proceedings which guarantees
presentations of most recent work.

ELPUB 2008 offers a variety of activities, such as workshops, tutorials,
panel debates, poster presentation and demonstrations.  A variety of social
events and sight-seeing tours will be available to participants (at
additional costs). Please see the conference web site for details.

Conference Location: Toronto, Canada. Toronto is one of the most vibrant
cities in North-America. It has a large multicultural population, is the
largest city in Canada and the 5th-largest city in North America. There are
many world class galleries and museums across the city and you will find
authentic cuisines from around the world at reasonable prices.

Conference Host: Knowledge Media Design Institute (KMDI), University of
Toronto. KMDI  is a graduate research and teaching institute at the
University of Toronto, and an intellectual incubator fostering
cross-disciplinary initiatives across the university. The work of the
institute spans both the scientific study of the ways in which media shapes
and is shaped by human activity, and the practical work of founding an
interdisciplinary nexus for design and evaluation of both media and media
technologies. KMDI has acknowledged leadership, substantial research
programs and broad participation in three major areas: collaboration and
collaboration technologies, the phenomenon of openness and new forms of
knowledge production and dissemination, and public policy and citizen

General Chair: Leslie Chan,
University of Toronto Scarborough, chan a utsc.utoronto.ca

Programme Chair: Susanna Mornati,
CILEA - Inter-Academic Consortium for ICT, Italy, mornati a cilea.it

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