TPDL 2015: Special call for Systems and Products Track

The International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL) constitutes a leading scientific forum on digital libraries that brings together researchers, developers, content providers and users in the field of digital libraries. TPDL 2015, 19th edition of the conference, will be organized by Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Center (PSNC) and it will be held in Poznań, Poland on September 14-18, 2015.

Call scope

In this special “Systems and Products” call, TPDL 2015 invites submissions for descriptions and lessons of systems in production or products ready or already offered in the market. Submissions should focus on details or specific practical aspects related to design, architecture, development, deployment, maintenance or usage of described systems and products, providing to the conference audience valuable knowledge coming from practical experiences and creating the possibility to discuss the presented solutions.

Submissions based just on basic marketing information will be immediately rejected.


General areas of interests include, but are not limited to, the following topics:

Connecting digital libraries
  • exploring semantic web and linked data
  • data mining and extraction of structure from networked information
  • multilingual information retrieval
  • metadata aggregation models
  • interoperability and information integration
  • ontologies and knowledge organization systems, networked information
  • applications of digital libraries
Practice of digital libraries
  • quality assurance in digital libraries
  • scalability and high availability of digital libraries
  • infrastructures supporting content processing
  • user studies for and evaluation of digital library systems and applications
  • large scale digital preservation infrastructures for cultural heritage
  • digital curation
  • multimedia information management and retrieval
  • user interfaces and user experience
Digital libraries in science
  • digital humanities
  • scholarly primitives
  • research data and virtual organizations
  • visualisation in digital libraries
  • digital libraries as source of big data for humanities
Users, communities, personal data
  • social networking, web 2.0 and collaborative interfaces in digital libraries
  • social-technical perspectives of digital information
  • user mobility and context awareness in information access
  • personal information management and personal digital libraries
  • long term preservation in personal digital libraries
  • community-driven digital libraries


Submissions may be qualified to be presented as posters/demos in a dedicated session, or as 20-30 minutes presentations in dedicated “Systems and Products” track. Submissions will not be included in the official conference proceedings, which are focused on research contributions. Instead, they will be published on-line on the conference website and distributed during the conference in a dedicated book of abstracts.

Submissions should have length from 1 to 2 full pages and should be written in English, following Springer’s LNCS guidelines.

All proposals for presentation, posters and demonstrations must be submitted in electronic format (PDF) via the conference’s EasyChair submission page.


Submissions should be send via e-mail to the conference organizers no later than July 5, 2015. Decision about acceptance of selected submissions will be announced by July 20, 2015.