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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 643.
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  [1]   From:    Marlies Olensky <marlies.olensky at ibi.hu-berlin.de>       (212)
        Subject: Call for Research Papers and Demos - International
                Conference onTheory and Practice of Digital Libraries 2011
                (TPDL 2011)

  [2]   From:    i-Society 2010 <g.akmayeva at i-society.eu>                 (143)
        Subject: Call for Papers: i-Society 2011!

  [3]   From:    Wim Van-Mierlo <Wim.Van-Mierlo at SAS.AC.UK>                 (25)
        Subject: The London Rare Book School - courses for 2011

        Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2011 11:59:05 +0100
        From: Marlies Olensky <marlies.olensky at ibi.hu-berlin.de>
        Subject: Call for Research Papers and Demos - International Conference onTheory and Practice of Digital Libraries 2011 (TPDL 2011)

Please excuse cross-posting

CALL FOR PAPERS 1st International Conference on Theory and Practice of 
Digital Libraries 2011

Over the last years, Digital Libraries have taken over a central role in 
our society. The process of acquiring, creating, processing, retrieving, 
disseminating, and using knowledge, information, data and metadata has 
undergone and still continues to undergo significant changes. This 
includes an ever increasing public access to on-line resources, an 
evolution in the amount and diversity of resources that are available 
through this channel, a social shift in the paradigm of how to 
experience information towards interactive, globally collaborative and 
personalized approaches, and many more.
In this spirit, TPDL 2011 aims at providing a forum for researchers, 
developers, content providers and practitioners for presenting and 
discussing novel results from innovative research and systems 
development on Digital Libraries.

Authors are invited to submit research papers describing original, 
unpublished research that is not (and will not be) simultaneously under 
consideration for publication elsewhere.

TPDL 2011 solicits the submission of full (12 pages max.) and short (8 
pages max.) research papers. General areas of interests include, but are 
not limited to, the following topics, organized in four areas:

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, 
- Semantic Web and Linked Data
- User studies for and evaluation of digital library systems and 
- 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

All research papers must be written in English and follow the formatting 
guidelines of Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS).
Research papers must be up to 12 pages of length for long papers, up to 
8 pages for short papers, and must be submitted via the conference 
submission system. All papers will be reviewed by at least 3 members of 
the programme committee. Paper acceptance can be as long paper, short 
paper or poster.
The size of the poster should not exceed ISO A0 (portrait) size -- 
maximum height of 1189mm (46.81 inches) and maximum width of 841mm 
(33.11 inches).
The proceedings will be published as a volume of Springer's Lecture 
Notes on Computer Science (LNCS) series.
All papers need to be submitted via the EasyChair conference submission 

CALL FOR DEMOS 1st International Conference on Theory and Practice of 
Digital Libraries 2011

Demos provide researchers with an opportunity to present their work in 
an informal and interactive manner, and obtain direct feedback about 
their work from a wide audience.
Demos showcase innovative digital libraries technology and applications, 
ranging from research prototypes to operational systems, allowing you to 
share your work directly with your colleagues in a high-visibility setting.

We invite the submission of posters and demos on all topics mentioned in 
the Call for Research Papers.

- Demo submissions consist of a 4-page paper, which must be formatted 
according to Springer's LNCS guidelines, and submitted via the 
conference submission system.
- Accepted demos will be allocated up to 4 pages for the written paper 
in the TPDL 2011 proceedings. The proceedings will be published as a 
volume of Springer's Lecture Notes on Computer Science (LNCS) series.
- Accepted demos will be presented at a plenary poster and demo session 
during the TPDL 2011 conference.
- For demos, authors will be required to bring laptop computers or other 
appropriate equipment, as no equipment will be provided.

All abstracts for posters and demos need to be submitted via the 
EasyChair conference submission system:


Continuing a tradition, the TPDL 2011 Doctoral Consortium (DC) serves as 
a forum for PhD students to share ideas about the development and use of 
Digital Libraries, compare approaches, discuss future research problems 
and receive feedback from the international Digital Library community. 
The Doctoral Consortium aims to:

- provide PhD students with a friendly and lively atmosphere for 
presenting their research ideas, exchange experiences with peers, and 
receive constructive feedback on their work from the international 
research community;
- help students and doctoral candidates formulate research questions and 
organise their research;
- help forge new relationships and collaborations within the 
International Digital Library community, promoting collaborative 
research; and
- support a new generation of researchers with information and advice on 
academic, research, industrial, and non-traditional career paths.

The TPDL 2011 DC invites PhD students whose doctoral research is related 
to digital libraries and at a stage of progress where feedback from the 
international community might be of value, to submit extended abstracts 
of up to 10 pages describing their work. It is expected that students 
who submit extended abstracts, will have finished the first part of 
their research (one-two years of their studies) and be still in the 
middle of their research work.

A panel of prominent researchers participating in the TPDL Programme 
Committee will conduct the workshop. They will review all the 
submissions and comment on the content of the work as well as on the 
presentation. Students will have 20 minutes to present their research, 
focusing on the main theme of their thesis, what they have achieved so 
far and how they plan to continue their work. Another 20 minutes are 
reserved for discussion and feedback from the panel of reviewers. The 
Doctoral Consortium will take place on a single full day. Up to 12 
students will have the opportunity to participate.

Submissions should be related to one or more of the conference themes as 
stated in the Call for Papers. Moreover, they should be presented in a 
way that demonstrates the link to the chosen conferences theme(s), and 
they should contain:

- a clear formulation of the research topic and research hypotheses;
- an outline of the significant problems in the field and their current 
- a description of the proposed approach and its expected contributions;
- a discussion of preliminary results; and
- an evaluation (-plan) of the research.

All papers must be written in English and follow Springer's LNCS 
guidelines. Please send your submission directly by email to the 
doctoral consortium chair Milena Dobreva (milena.dobreva at strath.ac.uk). 
Abstracts of the papers will be published in the conference proceedings.

Abstract submission deadline (full and short papers): March 21, 2011
Research paper submission: March 28, 2011 (midnight HAST, GMT -10hrs)
Demo submission: March 28, 2011
Doctoral consortium submission: March 28, 2011
Notification of acceptance (research paper, poster, demo, doctoral 
consortium): May 23, 2011

Workshop proposal submission: February 14, 2011
Tutorial proposal submission: February 14, 2011
Panel proposal submission: February 14, 2011
Notification of acceptance (workshop, tutorial, panel): March 14, 2011

Submission of final version (research paper, abstract for poster, demo, 
workshop, tutorial, panel and doctoral consortium): June 6, 2011

All information can be found on our website: http://www.tpdl2011.org

Conference Officers
General Chair:
Stefan Gradmann, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany

Programme Co-Chairs:
Carlo Meghini, ISTI-CNR, Italy
Heiko Schuldt, University of Basel, Switzerland

Programme Committee

TPDL 2011 - International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital 
(formerly known as ECDL)
Main conference: September 26-28, 2011
Tutorials, Workshops: September 25, 29, 2011
Venue: Erwin Schrödinger-Zentrum Adlershof, Berlin, Germany
Conference Website: http://www.tpdl2011.org
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TPDL2011
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TPDL2011

Marlies Olensky
Research assistant
Local organising chair TPDL 2011
Berlin School of Library and Information Science
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Dorotheenstrasse 26, D-10117 Berlin
Tel.: +49-30-2093-4253

marlies.olensky at ibi.hu-berlin.de

        Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2011 00:20:44 +0000 (GMT)
        From: i-Society 2010 <g.akmayeva at i-society.eu>
        Subject: Call for Papers: i-Society 2011!

Apologies for cross-postings. Please send it to interested
colleagues and students. Thanks!


International Conference on Information Society (i-Society 2011),
Technically Co-Sponsored by IEEE UK/RI Computer Chapter
27-29 June, 2011, London, UK

The International Conference on Information Society (i-Society 2011)
is Technically Co-Sponsored by IEEE UK/RI Computer Chapter.
The i-Society is a global knowledge-enriched collaborative effort
that has its roots from both academia and industry. The conference
covers a wide spectrum of topics that relate to information society,
which includes technical and non-technical research areas.

The mission of i-Society 2011 conference is to provide opportunities
for collaboration of professionals and researchers to share existing
and generate new knowledge in the field of information society.
The conference encapsulates the concept of interdisciplinary science
that studies the societal and technological dimensions of knowledge
evolution in digital society. The i-Society bridges the gap
between academia and industry with regards to research collaboration
and awareness of current development in secure information management
in the digital society.

The topics in i-Society 2011 include but are not confined to the
following areas:

*New enabling technologies
- Internet technologies
- Wireless applications
- Mobile Applications
- Multimedia Applications
- Protocols and Standards
- Ubiquitous Computing
- Virtual Reality
- Human Computer Interaction
- Geographic information systems
- e-Manufacturing

*Intelligent data management
- Intelligent Agents
- Intelligent Systems
- Intelligent Organisations
- Content Development
- Data Mining
- e-Publishing and Digital Libraries
- Information Search and Retrieval
- Knowledge Management
- e-Intelligence
- Knowledge networks

*Secure Technologies
- Internet security
- Web services and performance
- Secure transactions
- Cryptography
- Payment systems
- Secure Protocols
- e-Privacy
- e-Trust
- e-Risk
- Cyber law
- Forensics
- Information assurance
- Mobile social networks
- Peer-to-peer social networks
- Sensor networks and social sensing

- Collaborative Learning
- Curriculum Content Design and Development
- Delivery Systems and Environments
- Educational Systems Design
- e-Learning Organisational Issues
- Evaluation and Assessment
- Virtual Learning Environments and Issues
- Web-based Learning Communities
- e-Learning Tools
- e-Education

- Global Trends
- Social Inclusion
- Intellectual Property Rights
- Social Infonomics
- Computer-Mediated Communication
- Social and Organisational Aspects
- Globalisation and developmental IT
- Social Software

- Data Security Issues
- e-Health Policy and Practice
- e-Healthcare Strategies and Provision
- Medical Research Ethics
- Patient Privacy and Confidentiality
- e-Medicine

- Democracy and the Citizen
- e-Administration
- Policy Issues
- Virtual Communities

- Digital Economies
- Knowledge economy
- eProcurement
- National and International Economies
- e-Business Ontologies and Models
- Digital Goods and Services
- e-Commerce Application Fields
- e-Commerce Economics
- e-Commerce Services
- Electronic Service Delivery
- e-Marketing
- Online Auctions and Technologies
- Virtual Organisations
- Teleworking
- Applied e-Business
- Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)

- Legal Issues
- Patents
- Enabling technologies and tools

- Natural sciences in digital society
- Biometrics
- Bioinformatics
- Collaborative research

*Industrial developments
- Trends in learning
- Applied research
- Cutting-edge technologies

* Research in progress
- Ongoing research from undergraduates, graduates/postgraduates and

Important Dates:

Paper Submission Date: March 31, 2011
Short Paper (Extended Abstract or Work in Progress): March 20, 2011
Notification of Paper Acceptance /Rejection: April 15, 2011
Notification of Short Paper (Extended Abstract or Work in Progress) Acceptance
/Rejection: April 10, 2011
Camera Ready Paper and Short Paper Due: April 30, 2011  
Participant(s) Registration (Open):  January 1, 2011
Early Bird Attendee Registration Deadline (Authors only): February 1 to April
30, 2011
Late Bird Attendee Registration Deadline (Authors only): May 1 to June 1, 2011
Conference Dates: June 27-29, 2011  

For more details, please visit www.i-society.eu


        Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2011 14:25:24 +0000
        From: Wim Van-Mierlo <Wim.Van-Mierlo at SAS.AC.UK>
        Subject: The London Rare Book School - courses for 2011

The London Rare Books School 2011 
Institute of English Studies, University of London 

The London Rare Books School (LRBS) is a series of five-day, intensive courses on a variety of book-related subjects to be taught in and around Senate House, University of London. 

The courses will be taught by internationally renowned scholars associated with the Institute's Centre for Manuscript and Print Studies, using the unrivalled library and museum resources of London, including the British Library, the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the University of London Research Library Services, and many more. All courses will stress the materiality of the book so you can expect to have close encounters with remarkable books and other artefacts from some of the world's greatest collections. Each class will be restricted to a maximum of twelve students in order to ensure that everyone has plenty of opportunity to talk to the teachers and to get very close to the books.

In 2011, the LRBS will run for two weeks: 27 June to 1 July and 4 July to 8 July. The courses planned are:

Week One: 27 June - 1 July 

1. The Book in the Ancient World 
2. Children's Books, 1470-1980 
3. European Bookbinding, 1450-1820
4. A History of Maps and Mapping 
5. An Introduction to Bibliography 
6. The Medieval Book 
7. The Printed Book in Europe 1450-2000 

Week Two: 4 July - 8 July

1. The Anglo-Saxon and Carolingian Book, c.600-1050
2. An Introduction to Illustration and its Technologies
3. Modern First Editions: Dealing, Collecting and the Market 
4. Modern Literary Manuscripts 
5. Reading, Writing, and Sending Texts 1400-1919

Each course will consist of thirteen seminars amounting in all to twenty hours of teaching time spread between Monday afternoon and Friday afternoon. There will be timetabled 'library time' that will allow students to explore the rich resources of the University's Senate House Library, one of the UK's major research libraries. The evening programme will include an opening reception and talk, a book history lecture, and receptions hosted by major London antiquarian booksellers. 
Postgraduate credit is available for these courses at the Institute, which is one of the ten member-Institutes of the University of London's School of Advanced Study. In order to achieve the award of credit a student will have to complete and pass a 5,000 word essay within two months of the course (an extra fee to cover marking and other costs will be charged).

The fee will be £550 which will include the provision of lunch, and coffee and tea throughout the week. A small number of bursaries are available.

A range of different sorts of accommodation will be available including cheap student housing (on a bed and breakfast basis) close by Senate House; Senate House is next to the British Museum in the heart of Bloomsbury.

Further details and application forms can be found at:  http://ies.sas.ac.uk/cmps/events/courses/LRBS/index.htm 

Simon Eliot

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