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Digital Libraries 2000
The Fifth ACM Conference on Digital Libraries
Sponsored by ACM SIGWEB & SIGIR
San Antonio, Texas
June 2-7, 2000
ACM Digital Libraries is the major international forum on digital libraries, with a
comprehensive program for the presentation of new results from the diverse fields that
study and develop digital libraries. The conference draws from a community with a wide
range of interests, encompassing aspects of system design, implementation experience,
evaluation, collection design, intellectual property issues, social issues, governmental
policy issues, economic issues, user communities, and theoretical considerations.
Computer scientists, librarians, information scientists, archivists, social scientists and
others in academia, government, commerce, and industry - from around the globe - who are
leaders in the digital library area will attend. The conference attracts a broad range of
professionals including theoreticians, collection developers, publishers, researchers,
educators, policy makers, practitioners, developers, and designers of systems, interfaces,
and related applications.
ACM Digital Libraries 2000 will be co-located with the ACM Hypertext 2000 conference,
making it easy for delegates to attend both of these highly relevant conferences one after
the other. For more information about Hypertext 2000, see http://www.ht00.org/.
Both conferences are being held in the beautiful and historic Menger hotel, located in
the heart of San Antonio, Texas. The city of San Antonio is a popular tourist
destination, with plenty to see and do within walking distance of the Menger, as well as
many other attractions within a short driving distance. See http://www.mengerhotel.com/ for more information
on the hotel and its local attractions.
|December 1, 1999
||Full Papers, Panel
proposals, Tutorial proposals, and Workshop proposals due
|February 4, 2000
||Notification of acceptance of Full Papers
|February 7, 2000||Short Papers due
|March 1, 2000||Final copy due for all contributions
|March 15, 2000||Poster abstracts due
|June 2-4, 7, 2000||Digital Libraries 2000 and Hypertext 2000 workshops and courses
|June 2-6, 2000||DL 2000, San Antonio, TX
Reflecting the conference's subject area, submissions on all topic areas are
welcome, and will receive full and equal consideration. Submissions to Digital Libraries 2000 may be
full papers, short papers, posters, or proposals for demonstrations, panels, tutorials, or workshops.
Although submissions are not restricted in topic or scope, we expect, from past experience, that
submissions will fall into one or more broad areas:
- Significant research results on all aspects of digital libraries, or their components,
incorporating validation through implementation and use, as well as evaluation.
- Discussion of significant policy issues related to the design, implementation, operation, and
economics of digital libraries.
- Systems issues in design, implementation, and operation of digital libraries, perhaps based
on prototypes but strongly grounded by experience.
- Analysis of library implementations and their application within a use
context, including contributions from the perspectives of Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, and
- Studies associating digital libraries with previous areas of thought and discourse.
This explicitly includes topics within the realms of Library/Information Science and Philosophy.
However, contributions in this area, as with the other areas, must be accessible to the range of
conference attendees, including the more practical outlook of system developers.
Full and short papers will be included in the conference proceedings and will be presented at the
conference. Papers must be original contributions (i.e., not previously published nor currently under
consideration for publication elsewhere). Copyright assignment to the ACM will be required for
accepted papers. The conference language is English.
All paper submissions should be in complete and final form and formatted according to
conference guidelines. This is especially important as standards are strict and
acceptance is highly competitive and hence papers will be peer-reviewed rigorously. We
prefer papers that are strongly grounded through realistic implementation or through
connection with previously demonstrated research and thought. Papers must both be a
solidly-placed contribution within their own area of study but also be accessible to
readers from outside of the main discipline of the paper.
Full papers are to be
limited to at most 10 pages in final format (approximately 5000 words in length) and
short papers to two pages in final format. Papers should include an abstract and
keywords. Final format will be as in previous conferences: Times Roman, 11 point, 2
column format, with a printing area of 7 inches (17.8 cm) wide by 9.25 inches high (23.5
cm). Further details about paper formats and submission procedures will be forthcoming
on the conference's Web site.
The conference awards the Vannevar Bush Award to the
best full paper accepted for presentation.
Proposals are invited for posters that present work-in-progress, late-breaking results, or on topics that
would benefit from exposure to the community. Each poster proposal should consist of a title, a one-page
extended abstract, and contact information for the authors. Accepted posters will be displayed at
the conference and may include additional materials, as limited by the space of the poster board. In
addition, authors of accepted posters will be invited to make a short presentation at the conference.
However, posters will not appear in the conference proceedings.
Proposals are invited for panel sessions which
address significant and timely issues and which
are designed to stimulate debate between
panelists and audience. Panel sessions will be
either 60 or 90 minutes in length.
OTHER CONFERENCE SUBMISSIONS
Details about the requirements and format for other conference submissions can be found at
- Conference Chairs
- David L. Hicks
Aalborg University Esbjerg
- Peter J. Nürnberg
Aalborg University Esbjerg
- Program Chair
- Richard Furuta
Texas A&M University