The Doctoral Consortium of the ACM/IEEE JOINT CONFERENCE ON DIGITAL
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: June 13, 2011 – Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
The Doctoral Consortium forms part of the program of the ACM/IEEE Joint
Conference on Digital Libraries, and takes place immediately preceding
the technical program.
What is the Doctoral Consortium?
The Doctoral Consortium is a workshop for Ph.D. students from all over
the world who are in the early phases of their dissertation work (i.e.,
the consortium is not intended for those who are finished or nearly
finished with their dissertation). The goal of the Doctoral Consortium
is to help students with their thesis and research plans by providing
feedback and general advice on using the research environment in a
constructive and international atmosphere. Students will present and
discuss their research in the context of a well-known and established
international conference, in a supportive atmosphere with other doctoral
students and a panel of established researchers.
The workshop will take place on a single full day (June 13, 2011).
A panel of prominent professors and experienced practitioners in the
field of digital library research in organizations from different
countries and continents will conduct the workshop. They will review all
the submissions and comment on the content of the thesis 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 10 to
20 minutes is reserved for discussion and feedback from both the
professors and other participants. In the course of the workshop
students will also get advice on more general questions, e.g. the
differences of Ph.D. studies in different countries.
There is no registration fee for doctoral students who are accepted for
the Doctoral Consortium.
[Call for Papers and Topics]
Students interested in participating in the Doctoral Consortium should
submit an extended abstract describing their Digital Library research.
Submissions relating to any aspect of Digital Library research,
development, and evaluation are welcomed, including:
- technical advances,
- usage and impact studies,
- policy analyses,
- social and institutional implications,
- theoretical contributions, - interaction and design advances,
- innovative applications in the sciences, humanities, and education.
To apply for participation at the Doctoral Consortium, please provide an
extended abstract of your doctoral work and upload it from the link on
the Doctoral Consortium webpage,
The extended abstract is restricted to 4000 words (approx. 8 pages).
Submissions should be submitted electronically in pdf format.
The abstracts should
- Clearly formulate the research question,
- Identify the significant problems in the field of research,
- Summarize the current knowledge of the problem domain, as well as the
state of the art for solutions,
- Clearly present any preliminary research plans and ideas, and the
results achieved so far,
- Sketch the research methodology that is to be applied,
- Describe the expected contributions of the applicant to the research area,
- (For technical research) describe how the research is innovative,
novel or extends existing approaches to a problem.
Submissions will be judged on originality, significance, correctness,
Workshop participation is limited to 15 Ph.D. students.
For further details please contact the Doctoral Consortium co-chairs:
- Edie Rasmussen (University of British Columbia): [log in to unmask]
- Luanne Freund (University of British Columbia):
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- Kazunari Sugiyama (National University of Singapore):
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Accepted abstracts will be distributed to participants as the workshop
proceedings. Participants will be invited to publish a revised version
of their position papers in a special issue of the TCDL Bulletin, the
publication of the IEEE-CS Technical Committee on Digital Libraries.
March 31, 2011 Deadline for submission of abstracts
April 26, 2011 Notification of acceptance
June 13, 2011 Doctoral Consortium
June 13-17, 2011 JCDL 2011--
School of Library, Archival and Information Studies (SLAIS)
University of British Columbia
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
Suite 470- 1961 East Mall, Rm 485
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
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