TPDL 2011

International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL) will take place September 26-28, 2011 in Berlin. TPDL 2011 is organized by the Humboldt-Universit├Ąt zu Berlin (Berlin School of Library and Information Science, the Computer and Media Services and the Department of Computer Science). The conference main themes include:

Foundations: Technology and Methodologies

• Digital libraries: architectures and infrastructures
• Metadata standards and protocols in digital library systems
• Interoperability in digital libraries, data and information integration
• Distributed and collaborative information spaces
• Systems, algorithms, and models for digital preservation
• Personalization in digital libraries
• Information access: retrieval and browsing
• Information organization
• Information visualization
• Multimedia information management and retrieval
• Multilinguality in digital libraries
• Knowledge organization and ontologies in digital libraries

Digital Humanities

• Digital libraries in cultural heritage
• Computational linguistics: text mining and retrieval
• Organizational aspects of digital preservation
• Information policy and legal aspects (e.g., copyright laws)
• Social networks and networked information
• Human factors in networked information
• Scholarly primitives

Research Data

• Architectures for large-scale data management (e.g., Grids, Clouds)
• Cyberinfrastructures: architectures, operation and evolution
• Collaborative information environments
• Data mining and extraction of structure from networked information
• Scientific data curation
• Metadata for scientific data, data provenance
• Services and workflows for scientific data
• Data and knowledge management in virtual organizations

Applications and User Experience

• Multi-national digital library federations (e.g., Europeana)
• Digital Libraries in eGovernment, elearning, eHealth, eScience, ePublishing
• Semantic Web and Linked Data
• User studies for and evaluation of digital library systems and applications
• Personal information management and personal digital libraries
• Enterprise-scale knowledge and information management
• User behaviour and modelling
• User mobility and context awareness in information access
• User interfaces for digital libraries

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