Call: 1st International Workshop on Augmented Digital Libraries (ADL’14)

Extended Call for Papers
1st International Workshop on Augmented Digital Libraries (ADL’14)

Workshop Website:

co-located with i-KNOW 2014 (

Important Dates:
Submission deadline: 4th May
Notification to authors: 23rd May
Camera Ready: 5th June

Digital libraries are becoming increasingly important in research. Traditionally they have been used for tasks such as finding and storing research outputs, however they are increasingly being used as sources for mining information, discovering new trends and evaluating research excellence. The rapid growth in the number of documents being deposited in digital libraries requires the provision for novel approaches that are driven by the needs of knowledge discovery, refinement, and visualisation, aimed at enhancing the individual’s experience.

The foundations of such an experience are not built upon digitisation alone, but on a multi-layer knowledge structure that does not only include information about the documents in the underlying collection in the form of metadata, but also information about the content of those documents, such as the entities mentioned and the relationships between them. It is with these building blocks that it will become possible to relate search results with user needs, for instance by the automatic generation of different views that integrate and personalise information items together which can than be exploited by novel interfaces and visualisation techniques.

The goal of this workshop is to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners from the fields of digital libraries, natural language processing, information retrieval, user interfaces, the semantic web and other disciplines, where they can constructively explore and discuss the conception and realisation of systems incorporating such novelties.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following themes related to Digital Libraries:

Extracting semantics, entities, and patterns from large digital library collections
Interlinking and contextualizing ubiquitous data
Interoperability and Information integration
Impact and evaluation of digital libraries

User behaviour and modelling for digital libraries
Advanced methods for information discovery and exploration
Interfaces to information for novices and experts
User studies related to digital libraries interfaces
Educational uses of digital libraries

NLP techniques for searching across multilingual full text digital collections
Novel methods and techniques for information visualization
Personal digital information management
Personalisation and recommendation of search results

Information visualization in digital libraries
Navigating information spaces
Supporting exploration using enriched digital library content
Navigation using visual metaphors
Visualisation of large-scale information environments

Important Dates:

Research Paper Track

Submission deadline: 4th May
Notification to authors: 23rd May
Camera Ready: 5th June


We will be accepting submissions for both a Research Papers Track as well as for a Challenge Track (more information about this track will be issued very soon!).

For the Research Papers Track we welcome submissions of original work that has not been submitted or published elsewhere. We encourage full papers (max 6 pages) describing significant work in progress, late breaking results or ideas and challenges for the domain. Possibly papers can be accepted as full papers or as posters.

Authors of accepted full papers will be given the opportunity to extend a revised final version for the final proceedings.

All accepted papers will be in the proceedings.

Submissions should follow the ACM SIG proceedings format (standard style). The review process is single-blind review and each paper will be reviewed by at least 3 members of the program committee.

Research Track papers should be submitted in pdf format to easychair, no later than midnight Pacific Daylight Time on 4th May 2014.

Accepted papers will be published in the CEUR workshop proceedings and selected high quality submissions will be published in the supplementary proceedings of i-KNOW 2014.

Workshop Chairs
Charlie Abela, University of Malta, charlie.abela[at]
Judie Attard, University of Bonn, judie.attard[at]
Milena Dobreva, University of Malta, milena.dobreva[at]
Preben Hansen, University of Stockholm, preben[at]
Mike Rosner, University of Malta, mike.rosner[at]

Program Committee (Confirmed)
We have carefully selected the members on the Program Committee so to include leading researchers from the domains relevant to the main topics of the workshop:

Vladimir Alexiev, Ontotext, Bulgaria
Joel Azzopardi, University of Malta, Malta
Georgeta Bordea, Insight Centre for Data Analytics, Ireland
Sandor Daranyi, SSLIS, University of Boras, Sweden
Jeremy Debattista, University of Bonn, Germany
Elena Demidova, L3S Research Center, University of Hannover, Germany
Gilles Falquet, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Baherah Heravi, Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI), Ireland
Kris Jack, Mendeley London, UK
Petr Knoth, Knowledge Media Institute, Open University, UK
Victorica Ilik, A&M Texas University, USA
Paolo Manghi, ISTI-CNR (DRIVER, OpenAIRE), Italy
Roberto Navigli, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Vesna Pajić, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Christos Papatheodorou, Ioanian University, Greece
Jodie Schneider, Insight Centre for Data Analytics, Ireland
Ranka Stanković, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Julian Szymanski, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
Giannis Tsakonas, University of Patras, Greece
Simone Teufel, University of Cambridge, UK
Genoveva Vargas Solar, French Council of Scientific Research (CNRS), France


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