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Call for Papers – ELPUB 2003

ICCC/IFIP 7th International Conference on Electronic Publishing, to be held in Guimarães, Portugal, 25 – 28 June 2003

ELPUB 2003 – From Information to Knowledge

http://www.dsi.uminho.pt/elpub2003

This 7th conference will be hosted by the Department of Information Systems at the University of Minho, in Guimarães, (Northern Portugal), a beautiful XII century city that recently became part of world’s cultural heritage.

The 7th ELPUB attempts to keep the tradition of the six previous international (annual) conferences on electronic publishing, held in the United Kingdom (1997 and 2001), Hungary (1998), Sweden (1999), Russia (2000), and the Czech Republic (2002) which is to bring together researchers, lecturers, developers, industrials, businessmen, entrepreneurs, managers, users and all those interested on issues regarding electronic publishing in the most different contexts. These include human, cultural, economic, social, technological, legal, commercial and any other relevant aspect that such an exciting theme encompasses.

Elpub 2003 offers a variety of new activities, such as workshops, tutorials, panel debates etc. So, the conference will bring about opportunities for attendants to participate in a number of activities, including:

- The communication of papers specially prepared and selected (peer reviewed) for the conference;

- Three prominent invited speakers who will be presenting their keynotes on the three first days of the conference programme;

- Several workshops and tutorials that aim to provide opportunity for attendants to update themselves in topics of high interest within this community of experts;

- Plenary sessions that aim to summarise the main ideas presented and discussed during the presentation of the conference papers;

- Panel debates on selected topics

- And at last but not least, the presentation of posters. The conference welcomes authors on the following topics:

GENERAL TRACK:

New publishing models

New services for the Web

Services and products for academics, executives, governors, media communicators, etc.

The Semantic Web

Multimedia and multimodal Web

Web for the TV

New services for disabled people

Metadata use and interoperability

The communication cycle of electronic scholarly publications: production, distribution, acquisition and use

Infocracy / infoexclusion

Copyright on the web

Security, privacy and other issues regarding information availability on the web

Digital preservation, reliability, quality, etc.

Digital libraries for different communities of users

Distance learning; Education and training

Global collaboration through the information infrastructure internationally available

TECHNICAL TRACK

The use of XML and its related technologies

Development and use of XML applications

Development and use of codification mechanisms, technologies and tools for the metadata encoding process :MHP, RDF, etc.

Content search, analysis and retrieval on the Web;

Interoperability and scalability of Web publishing applications

Electronic publishing for mobile devices

Development and use of technologies for security, preservation and quality assurance of information sources and information access channels

Technologies for the global information infrastructure

Technologies for the integration of recommendations, standards, and standards proposals.

Technologies for the publication process in different contexts

PLEASE, NOTE THAT THE LIST OF TOPICS IS NOT MEANT TO BE EXHAUSTIVE. THEREFORE, SUBMISSIONS ON ANY TOPIC WITHIN THE OVERALL CONFERENCE THEME WILL BE CONSIDERED.

***AUTHOR GUIDELINES:

DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: January 15thth, 2003

Abstracts submission include:

Title of the paper;

Authors’ names;

Authors’ affiliation;

Authors’ full address (including phones, fax and email);

Extended abstract in English - sent by email, using: text only format; no formatting; double space between paragraphs; Font type/size Arial 12 or similar; 1.200-1.500 words length.

Keywords in English

Abstracts should be sent to: [log in to unmask]">[log in to unmask]

The programme committee will send notification of acceptance of submitted papers by February 28th, 2003.

The deadline for Full Papers will be April, 30th, 2003. Speakers will be given 20 minutes for their presentation, plus 10 minutes at most for discussion. All Full Papers will be published in the conference proceedings.

Posters are due to be brought by their authors at the conference time and only their abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Host: University of Minho, Guimarães, Portugal.

General Chair: João Álvaro de Carvalho, University of Minho, Portugal [log in to unmask]">[log in to unmask]

Programme Chair: Sely M. S. Costa, University of Brasilia, Brazil [log in to unmask]">[log in to unmask]

Programme Committee:

Amaral, Luís, University of Minho, Portugal

Berto, Rosa M. V. S. – Technology Research Institute, Brazil

Bonn, Maria – University of Michigan, USA

Bräscher, Marisa – Brazilian Institute of Science and Technology Information, Brazil

Carvalho, Ana Amélia A. – University of Minho, Portugal

Cetto, Ana Maria – National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico

Chan, Leslie – University of Toronto at Scarborough, Canada

Costa, Sely M. S. – University of Brasilia, Brazil

Delgado, Jaime – University Pompeu Fabra, Spain

Diocaretz, Myriam – International Institute of Infonomics, Netherlands

Engelen, Jan – Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium

Fox, Edward – Virginia Tech, USA

Guimarães, Nuno M. – University of Lisbon, Portugal

Henriques, Pedro Rangel – University of Minho, Portugal

Iyengar, Arun – IBM Research, USA

Jezek, Karel – University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Czech Republic

Juhola, Helene – VTT Information Technology, Finland

Linde, Peter – Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden

Moreira, Ana Cristina – University of Brasilia, Brazil

Okerson, Ann – Yale University, USA

Russell, Jane – National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico

Schwänzel, Roland – University of Osnabrück, Germany

Smith, John W. T. – University of Kent at Canterbury, UK

Targino, Maria das Graças – University of Piauí, Brazil

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