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Welcome to the TPDL 2013 Website

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 2013, the 17th edition of the conference, was organized by University of Malta and it was held in Valletta, Malta on September 22-26, 2013.

TPDL2013 was held in Grand Hotel Excelsior (Great Siege Road, Floriana, FRN1810, Malta).

See the list of Accepted Contributions | See the Important Dates


Report of TPDL2013 on DLib Magazine

DLib Magazine features a report on TPDL2013 with the title "An Overview of the 17th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL 2013)". The report was written by Vittore Casarosa and Ana Pervan and you can find it here.
[Added: November 26, 2013]

Photos from TPDL2013

List of Awarded Papers

We are happy to announce that the following papers were awarded in TPDL2013:

  • Best Paper Award: "An unsupervised machine learning approach to body text and table of contents extraction from Digital Scientific Articles" by Stefan Klamp & Roman Kern
  • Best Student Paper Award: "Who and what links to the Internet Archive" by Yasmin AlNoamany, Ahmed AlSum, Michele C. Weigle, and Michael L. Nelson
  • Best Poster/Demo: "Country-Level Effects on Query Reformulation Patterns at the UK National Archives" by Steph Jesper, Paul Clough and Mark Hall.

The awards were substantially supported by the National Commission of Malta for UNESCO.
[Added: September 27, 2013]

List of Accepted Contributions

We are happy to announce the list of accepted contributions. You can find them in this webpage.
[Added: May 29, 2013]

OCLC becomes our new Silver Sponsor

We are happy to announce that OCLC is the latest Silver Sponsor of TPDL 2013. OCLC's public purpose is to establish, maintain and operate a computerized library network and to promote the evolution of library use, of libraries themselves and of librarianship, and to provide processes and products for the benefit of library users and libraries, including such objectives as increasing availability of library resources to individual library patrons and reducing the rate-of-rise of library per-unit costs, all for the fundamental public purpose of furthering ease of access to and use of the ever-expanding body of worldwide scientific, literary and educational knowledge and information.
[Added: Mar. 20, 2013]

Paper, posters, demos deadline extension

Please note that the deadline for the submission of your papers, posters and demos has been extended to April, 3, 2013 (midnight, CET).
[Added: Mar. 19, 2013]

Global Collaboration of iSchools to be held in TPDL2013

We would like to announce that the Global Workshop of iSchools will take place on Sunday, 22nd September as part of TPDL2013 in Valetta, Malta. The event will be held in parallel to the Doctoral Consortium of TPDL2013. The WiS (Workshop of iSchools) series has been taking place on the platform of ICADL conference series since 2010. Following the success of the three WiS workshops, all of which were organized by CiSAP on the platform of ICADL since 2010, this Global WiS (G-WiS) workshop aims to create an opportunity to seek collaborations and contributions from interested institutions across geographical regions. Find more information and the Call for Participation here.
[Added: Mar. 14, 2013]

Emerald supports TDPL2013

Emerald, the global publisher linking research and practice to the benefit of society, has joined our sponsorship program as a Silver Sponsor. The company manages a portfolio of more than 290 journals and over 2,000 books and book series volumes, as well as providing an extensive range of online products and additional customer resources and services. At the end of 2012, Emerald had 55 journals and 3 Book Series ranked by Thomson Reuters (ISI), while more than 22 million Emerald articles were downloaded and read in research and study. Emerald has customers in over 130 countries and contributors in over 205 countries, demonstrating its commitment to providing international research.
[Added: Mar. 04, 2013]

ThePrimate® supports TDPL2013

We would like to share with you that ThePrimate® by X23 Ltd is supporting our conference as a Bronze level sponsor. ThePrimate® is a HPW [High Power Web, or web 3.0] ecosystem on the international Cultural Heritage. Founded in 2010 at X23 Ltd, a private RTD company based in Rome - Italy, and based on a social-web technological platform, it includes a mobile framework, an AIDC (Automatic Identifying and Data Capture) mechanism, and an extended Internet of Things lattice. The project was developed following Europe 2020 key-points, stating that Knowledge is one of the most relevant key of our time.
[Added: Feb. 04, 2013]

Call for Participation in the Doctoral Consortium

The TPDL Doctoral Consortium follows an important tradition of events aimed at providing, to the next generation of young, talented Digital Library researchers, a friendly and lively atmosphere for presenting their research ideas, exchange experiences with peers, and receive constructive feedback on their work from the international research community. Find more details in the respective webpage.
[Added: Jan. 31, 2013]

Meet our Official Carriers

We would like to announce our official carriers, Lufthansa German Airlines and AirMalta. Both airlines offer significantly discounted fares to all TPDL2013 participants. Please find more information on the respective webpages (Lufthansa and AirMalta).

Furthermore we are announcing that the carriers program continues with the discounted fares from MaltaTransfer to all conference participants. MaltaTransfer is the number one transportation company specializing in Malta Airport Shuttle Transfer Services from Malta airport to hotel. Find more information in the respective webpage.
[Added: Jan. 28, 2013]

Sören Auer is the second Keynote Speaker of TPDL2013

We are happy to announce our second keynote speaker, Sören Auer. His speech is titled "What can Linked Data do for Digital Libraries" and you can find an abstract and a short bio on the relevant webpage.
[Added: Jan. 21, 2013]

IGI Global joins the list of sponsors

IGI Global, the international publishing company specializing in scholarly research publications and databases covering all aspects of information science technology utilization and management, has joined the list of TPDL2013 sponsors.

IGI Global, headquartered in Hershey, Pennsylvania (USA) is a leading academic publisher of books, journals, encyclopedias, teaching cases, proceedings, and databases covering the areas of education, social science, library science, healthcare, business management, public administration, and computer science.
[Added: Jan. 21, 2013]

ERCIM supports TPDL2013

ERCIM, the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics, is supporting TPDL2013 as a Bronze Sponsor. ERCIM has a long-standing cooperation with the TPDL community as it has supported many previous editions of TPDL and we are happy that TPDL2013 extends this tradition.

ERCIM aims to foster collaborative work within the European research community and to increase co-operation with European industry. Some of the leading European institutes are members of ERCIM in areas of rapidly advancing research.
[Added: Jan. 10, 2013]

Christine E. Borgman is our first Keynote Speaker

We are happy to announce that Christine L. Borgman is our first Keynote Speaker. Her speech is titled "Digital Scholarship and Digital Libraries: Past, Present, and Future" and you can find an abstract on the relevant webpage.
[Added: Dec. 12, 2012]

Call for Tutorials

TPDL2013 will offer to conference attendees and local participants a stimulating and informative selection of tutorials covering current topics in digital libraries and related technologies and areas of research. The conference especially welcomes tutorial proposals bridging multiple areas, or presenting new perspectives in these areas, as well as tutorials with a practical hands-on approach that educate participants in using a technology after the tutorial. Find the detailed Call for Tutorials at the relevant webpage.
[Added: Nov. 27, 2012]

Call for Panels

TPDL2013 invites panel proposals aiming to create a forum for the discussion of crucial issues concerning the present and future of digital libraries, the development of digital societies and the approaches of sharing meaningful information. Panels should echo the problematic of the community on theoretical and practical issues of digital libraries and how they can be addressed in a challenging and long-standing way. Find the detailed Call for Panels at the relevant webpage.
[Added: Nov. 26, 2012]

Call for Workshops

The Organizing Committee of TPDL2013 invites interested individuals, research teams, societies and project groups to submit their proposals for workshops to be organized in the frame of the conference. Find the detailed Call for Workshops at the relevant webpage.
[Added: Nov. 20, 2012]

Inmark Group supports TPDL2013

Inmark, a Group of consultants specializing in commercial intelligence and business development, is sponsoring TPDL2013.

Inmark relies upon a team of more than 300 consultants in Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, Portugal and Spain. Inmark's mission is to collaborate with Companies and Institutions in their aim to achieve a better competitive position, an adequate development of their organization, systems and people and a systematic improvement of their benefits.
[Added: Nov. 15, 2012]

Ontotext and Facet Publishing support TPDL2013

Ontotext, one of the leading developers of core semantic technology, text mining and web mining solutions, and Facet Publishing, the commercial publishing and bookselling arm of CILIP and one of the leading publishers of books for library and information professionals worldwide, are sponsoring TPDL2013.

Ontotext has a strong corporate commitment to putting information about semantic web technologies—RDF, SPARQL, OWL—into the hands of developers and information workers all over the world.  Ontotext is a frequent sponsor of conferences and workshops in the U.S. and Europe.

Facet Publishing, previously known as Library Association Publishing, has an internationally established list of over 200 specialist titles in print. Together these products cover all the major aspects of professional LIS activity. Facet Publishing sells its books in virtually every country in the world. It has customers in the public and private sectors and publishes books for library, museum, archive, records management and publishing communities, as well as students on information, media, business and communications courses.
[Added: Nov. 13, 2012]

International Journal of Digital LibrariesBest TPDL2013 papers on a Focused Issue of the International Journal on Digital Libraries

The authors of the best research papers submitted to TPDL2013 will be invited to submit substantially extended versions of their paper for publication in a Focused Issue of the International Journal on Digital Libraries.
[Added: Oct.. 31, 2012]

Check out video "teaser" on Vimeo and connect with our social media

TPDL 2013 has prepared a video teaser. You can see it on the TPDL channel in Vimeo. Don't forget to stay close the conference with its social media accounts in Twitter and Facebook.
[Added: Oct.. 08, 2012]

TPDL 2013 website has been officially launched

The TPDL 2013 official website has been launched. In this website you will be able to find all information relevant to the organization and the scientific programme of the International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries. The website will be continuously updated with all relevant information.
[Added: Sept. 01, 2012]

Platinum sponsor

Government of Malta - Ministry for Finance

Golden sponsor

Malta Tourism Authority Visit Malta

Springer LNCS
JCDL 2013, Indiana, USA
ICADL 2013, Bangalore, India
MTSR 2013, Thessaloniki, Greece
SIGIR 2014, Gold Coast, Australia
ELPUB 2014, Thessaloniki, Greece

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Organized by the University of Malta in partnership with COST - European Cooperation in Science and Technology.

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