[Crm-sig] TPDL 2013 - Call for Tutorials

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Mon Feb 18 10:48:07 EET 2013

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


* Introduction *
The International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital  
Libraries (TPDL) is the leading scientific forum on digital libraries  
and related research areas that brings together researchers,  
developers, content providers and practitioners. The first day of the  
conference will offer conference attendees and local participants a  
stimulating and informative selection of tutorials covering current  
topics in digital libraries and related technologies and areas of  

Topics should have a direct relevance to the topics of the conference;  
a full list of current topics of interest can be found at  
http://tpdl2013.info/. Anticipated areas of interest at the time of  
TPDL2013 include topics related to digital libraries, their  
foundations and methodologies, as well as their relevant applications  
and usages, including cross-disciplinary areas. We especially welcome  
tutorials bridging multiple areas, or presenting new perspectives in  
these areas, and tutorials with a practical hands-on approach that  
educate participants in using a technology after the tutorial.

Proposals will be considered for half-day and full-day tutorials.  
Tutorials may cover material either at an introductory level  
(introducing new areas of research or practice to attendees) or in  
depth (advancing the understanding of attendees with basic familiarity  
of the area). Tutorials may target researchers, practitioners, or the  
field as a whole.

* Proposals *
Tutorial proposals should be submitted in PDF via  

A tutorial proposal should include the following:
- Title of the tutorial
- Instructor(s) and their credentials (short CV, link to personal web page)
- Aims, scope and learning objectives of the tutorial
- Relevance to TPDL2013 and significance for the research field
- Full description (1-2 pages to be used for evaluation)
- Tutorial history (previous offerings of tutorial, if any)
- Format of tutorial (half- or full-day)
- Target audience and prerequisite knowledge
- Keywords
- Any other noteworthy comments or remarks

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

Upon submitting the tutorial proposal, the proposers commit that in  
case the tutorial is accepted, all lecturers will physically attend  
and present the tutorial. Upon acceptance the tutorial proposers will  
have to deliver a 300 Word abstract (1-2 paragraphs) suitable for  
inclusion in conference website, while a two (2) pages abstract in  
LNCS format documenting the tutorial will be included in the TPDL2013  
conference proceedings published in the Springer LNCS series.

The selected tutorials will be organized on September 22, 2013, before  
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 and infrastructure.

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

* Information *
Queries regarding tutorial proposals should be sent to the Tutorial  
Chairs: Jaap Kamps <kamps at uva.nl> and Hussein Suleman  
<hussein at cs.uct.ac.za>

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