[Oa-italia] Elpub 2012 Call for Papers

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Call for Papers

ELPUB 2012
16th International Conference on Electronic Publishing
June 14-15, 2012, Guimar„es, Portugal

Social Shaping of Digital Publishing:
Exploring the interplay between Culture and Technology

Since the advent of the Web the processes and forms of electronic
publishing have been changing. The Open Access movement has been a major 
driver of change in recent years in regard to scholarly communication.

However, on other fields of application, such as e-government or
e-learning, the changes are also evident. These are, in most cases, 
driven by technological advances, but there are many cases where social 
reality change pushes technology development. The social and the mobile 
Web and linked data are currently shaping the edge of research on 
digital publishing. Liquid publishing is on the more daring agendas. 
Digital Preservation is an issue that poses great challenges, still far 
from solved. The legal issues, security and trust continue to deserve 
our full attention.  We need new visualization techniques and Innovative 
Interfaces that keep pace with the global dimension of information. This 
is the current scenario, but what will follow? What technologies and 
social and communication paradigms will we be discussing in ten or 
twenty years?

Elpub 2012 will be focusing on the social shaping of digital publishing 
by exploring the interplay between culture and technology. It is fitting 
that we are hosting the conference in the European Capital of Culture 
for 2012, Guimar„es.

We welcome a wide variety of papers from members of the communities 
whose research and experiments are transforming the nature of electronic 
publishing and scholarly communications. Topics include but are not 
restricted to these seven main areas:

1 - Digital Scholarship, Open Access and Open Science
Concepts, models and innovative applications in the field of scholarly
communication. Results of recent studies on current practices. New tools 
and / or results of studies of their applicability. Positioning on new 

2 - Interoperability and the Intelligent Web
Concepts, models and innovative applications that are based on the
paradigms of the Semantic Web. Metadata, linked data and open linked 
data, text mining, traceability, scalability, rules,  inference and 
agents on open environments. Cloud computing and related applications, 
services and studies. Demonstration applications. Results of field 
studies and software applications.

3 - The Social and Mobile Web
Concepts, models and innovative applications for the social Web and for
the mobile Web. Challenges and achievements of electronic publishing in
mobile environments. Context-aware pervasive systems. Geo-location and
electronic publication. Information retrieval. The social Web in mobile
environments. Results of field studies and software applications.

4 - The legal, secure and trustful Web
Copyright and legal issues. Convergence, divergence and relationships
between existing copyright models. Machine-readable information and
interoperability on copyright. Authentication. Security and privacy on
publishing and in cloud computing. Theoretical models or tools to ensure 
the reliability of sources. Results of field studies and software 

5 - Innovative interfaces, interaction and visualization
New models of interfaces for electronic publication. New interfaces for
impaired people. Models and visualization applications for Web 3.0 and 
4.0 and for cloud computing. Results of field studies and software

6 - Failures and learnings
Papers that report experimentations that did not work and lessons 
learned from those failures.

7 - The future of Digital Publishing
Position papers with new insights for the future. New scholarly 
constructs and discourse methods. Innovative business models for 
electronic publishing. New technological paradigms for electronic 

Contributions are invited for the following categories:
- Research papers (up to 10 pages; please use the template in the
conference web site)
- Posters (up to 3 pages)
- Extended abstracts (a minimum of 1,000 and maximum of 1,500 words;
please specify it as ?extended abstract? using the template)

Information for authors
All submissions are subject to blind peer review and acceptance by the
international ELPUB Programme Committee. Accepted full papers will be
published by IOS Press in a digital format open access conference
proceedings book. Full papers are currently being indexed in DBLP and 
are expected to be indexed by ISI, Scopus and INSPEC (application under
evaluation). Accepted abstracts will be extended to full papers and
published online only.  Final versions of all the works will be 
available online and archived at: http://elpub.scix.net.

The best papers accepted for Elpub 2012, are planned to be published in 
a special issue of the Journal Information Services & Use (IOS Press). 
All submitted papers will have opportunities for consideration for this
Special Journal Issue. The selection will be carried out during the 
review process. Submitted papers must not be under consideration by any 
other journal or publication.

At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register with
the Conference and present the paper. Paper submission will be done via
EasyChair. To submit a paper, please use the template available and
follow the specific instructions available at the conference website 

All content published in the Elpub proceedings are distributed open 
access via the conference archive (http://elpub.scix.net.) 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.

Important Dates
- January  9, 2012: Deadline for submission of full-text papers and
extended abstracts (in all categories).
- February 20, 2012: Notification of acceptance of submitted papers
and extended abstracts
- March 26, 2012: Deadline for submissions of all final papers in
camera ready form.

Conference dates and location: June 14-15, 2012, University of Minho,
Guimar„es (European Capital of Culture 2012), Portugal
Conference Host: University of Minho, Guimar„es, Portugal
General Chair: Professor Ana Alice Baptista, University of Minho, Portugal
Programme Chair: Peter Linde, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden

All suggestions and comments are welcome. Please send us your ideas 
about what keynote speakers to invite
Looking forward to your contributions and participation in the conference!
See website for all details: http://www.elpub.net

Peter Linde
Blekinge Tekniska HŲgskola
371 79 Karlskrona
Tel 0455-385103, Fax 0455-385107
Mobile: +46 708 778138
E-mail: peter.linde a bth.se

Susanna Mornati
ph. +39 02 26995322 - mob. +39 3487090226
CILEA - Consorzio Interuniversitario

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