[Crm-sig] TPDL 2013 - Call for Workshops

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Mon Feb 18 10:25:34 EET 2013

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TPDL 2013 - Call for Workshop Proposals
17th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries
22-26 September 2013
Valletta, Malta


* Introduction *
TPDL2013, the 17th International Conference on Theory and Practice of  
Digital Libraries, is organized by the University of Malta, in  
Valletta, Malta from 22 to 26 of September 2013. TPDL traditionally  
hosts workshops relevant to digital libraries and adjacent research  
areas and provides a forum of focused, interactive and engaging  
discussions for groups of researchers, societies and project teams.  
Workshops address challenging topics from the whole digital library  
spectrum that require special attention and aim at presenting  
innovative ideas and solutions, discussing the outcomes of on-going  
research projects and producing interesting results, such as workshop  
proceedings, publications, reports and white papers.

The Organizing Committee of TPDL2013 invites interested individuals,  
research teams, societies and project groups to submit their proposals  
for workshops to be organized in the frame of the conference.

* Proposals *
Workshop proposers will be responsible for preparing a Call for  
Papers, structuring a Program Committee, publicizing the workshop and  
distributing the CfP, receiving and reviewing submissions, selecting  
the papers and producing the proceedings of the papers.

In detail, a workshop proposal must include the following:
* A concise title of the workshop.
* The names and the affiliations of the organizers. The organizers  
should add a short biographical note with their areas of expertise and  
their experience in organizing workshops or related events.
* Proposed duration of the workshop (half or full day).
* An outline of the workshop?s objectives and targets. The outline  
should also address the importance of the workshop in view of the  
conference and its relevance to TPDL.
* The expected participants in the workshop. If the workshop has been  
organized before, either in the frame of TPDL or any other conference,  
the organizers should also report the previous attendance, the  
outcomes, any post-workshop publication venue, etc.
* A description of the workshop's theme, its main topics and the  
format (the number of papers, the number of invited speakers, type of  
activities (e.g., short paper presentation, invited talk, demo,  
poster, etc.), and an approximate timeline (breaks should be  
synchronized with scheduled breaks if possible.)
* A description of the workshop processes, such as the peer review  
process, a tentative list of PC members that have agreed to serve the  
workshop, the timeline, advertisement, etc.

* Submission *
Workshop proposals should be maximum four (4) pages in length  
following the LNCS format (http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs) and  
they can be submitted in PDF format via email to the Workshop Chairs.  
Please use the Subject line "TPDL 2013 Workshop Proposal - XXXX",  
where XXXX is your workshop's title or acronym, when submitting.

Upon submitting the workshop proposal, the proposers commit that in  
case the workshop is accepted, they will physically attend and  
coordinate the workshop.

Each submitted proposal will be reviewed by the Workshop Chairs and  
the Workshop Committee with the approval of the Conference General  
Chairs and Program Chairs. Notification of acceptance will be sent via  
email to the workshop proposers by April 22, 2013.

The selected Workshops will be organized on September 26, 2013, after  
the Main Track of the conference, in the Historic Buildings of  
University of Malta in Valletta, Malta. The Organizing Committee will  
provide substantial support in the area of logistics management,  
namely registration, catering, halls, infrastructure and -if  
requested- in post-event publication.

* Important dates *
Workshop submission deadline: March 4, 2013
Acceptance notification: April 22, 2013
Workshop date: September 26, 2013

* More information *
Inquiries can be sent to the Workshop Chairs Mounia Lalmas,  
mounia at acm.org and Laszlo Kovacs, laszlo.kovacs at sztaki.hu.

More information about TPDL2013 is available at http://www.tpdl2013.info.

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