August 21, 2016

Call for papers

Since 2005, the Italian Research Conference on Digital Libraries has served as an important national forum focused on digital libraries and associated technical, practical, and social issues. IRCDL encompasses the many meanings of the term “digital libraries”,¬†including new forms of information institutions;¬†operational information systems with all manner of digital content; new means of selecting, collecting, organizing, and distributing digital content; and theoretical models of information media, including¬†document genres and electronic publishing. Digital libraries may be viewed as a new form of information institution or as an extension of the services libraries currently provide.

Representatives from academe, government, industry, and others are invited to participate in this annual conference. The conference draws from a broad and multidisciplinary array of research areas including computer science, information science, librarianship, archival science and practice, museum studies and practice, technology, social sciences, and humanities.


Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Multimedia digital libraries
  • Formal and methodological foundations of digital libraries
  • Digital libraries architectures and infrastructures
  • Algorithms and techniques for automatic content analysis
  • System interoperability and data integration
  • Data integration between galleries, libraries, archives, and museums (GLAM)
  • Ontologies and linked data for digital libraries
  • Metadata creation, management, and curation
  • User interfaces and visualization
  • Information access, usability, and personalization
  • Long-term preservation
  • Collaborative and adaptive environments
  • Social networking and networked information
  • Quality and evaluation of digital libraries
  • Education and learning
  • Evaluation of research quality and impact (including novel metrics)
  • Exploitation of digital cultural heritage collections
  • Semantic publishing and digital libraries
  • New models and applications for digital exhibitions