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ELPUB 2007: Openness in Digital Publishing: Awareness, Discovery and Access

11th International Conference on Electronic Publishing
13 to 15 June 2007, Vienna (Austria)

Submission deadline: January 10th 2007

"Openness" is a broad philosophical as well as technical tenet that underlies much of the innovation in the creation and consumption of Internet technologies, which are in turn transforming scholarly communications, practices and publishing across the disciplines and around the world.

ELPUB 2007 is devoted to examining the full spectrum of "openness" in digital publishing, from open source applications for content creation to open distribution of content, and open standards to facilitate sharing and open access. We welcome papers with theoretical analysis, description of models and services, or new and innovative technical results on:

* Publishing models, tools, services and roles
* Digital publication value chain
* Multilingual and multimodal interfaces
* Services and technology for specific user communities, media, and content
* Interoperability and scalability
* Middleware infrastructure to facilitate awareness and discovery
* Personalisation technologies (e.g. social tagging, folksonomies, RSS, microformats)
* Metadata creation, usage and interoperability
* Semantic web issues
* Security, privacy and copyright issues
* Digital reservation, contents authentication
* Recommendations, guidelines, standards

Contributions are invited for the following categories:

- Single papers (abstract minimum of 1,000 and maximum of 1500 words)
- Tutorial (abstract minimum of 500 and maximum of 1500 words)
- Workshop (abstract max of 1000 words)
- Poster (abstract max of 500 words)
- Demonstration (abstract max of 500 words)

Abstracts must be submitted following the instructions on the conference website


January 10th 2007: Deadline for submission of abstracts (in all categories).

February 28, 2007: Authors will be notified of the acceptance of submitted papers and workshop proposal.

April 11th, 2007: Final papers must be received. See website for detailed author instructions.

Posters (A1-format) and demonstration materials should be brought by their authors at the conference time. Only abstracts of these contributions will be published in the conference proceedings. Information on requirements for Workshops and tutorials proposals will be posted shortly on the website.

Accepted full paper will be published in the conference proceedings. Electronic version of the contributions will also be archived at:


The ELPUB 2007 conference will keep the tradition of the ten previous international conferences on electronic publishing, held in the United Kingdom (in 1997 and 2001), Hungary (1998), Sweden (1999), Russia (2000), the Czech Republic (2002), Portugal (2003), Brazil (2004), Belgium (2005) and Bulgaria (2006), which is to bring together researchers, lecturers, librarians, developers, businessmen, entrepreneurs, managers, users and all those interested on issues regarding electronic publishing in widely differing contexts. These include the human, cultural, economic, social, technological, legal, commercial and other relevant aspects that such an exciting theme encompasses.

Three distinguished features of this conference are: broad scope of topics which creates a unique atmosphere of active exchange and learning about various aspects of electronic publishing; combination of general and technical issues; and a condensed procedure of submission, revision and publication of proceedings which guarantees presentations of most recent work.


Vienna, the capital of Austria, is one of Europe's most fascinating cities with a rich history and various cultural attractions and reasonable living costs. The campus of Vienna University of Technology is located near the historic downtown of Vienna.

Conference Host: Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria

General Chair: Bob Martens, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria

Programme Chair: Leslie Chan, University of Toronto at Scarborough, Toronto, Canada

Peter Linde
Blekinge Tekniska Högskola
371 79 Karlskrona
Tel 0455-385103, Fax 0455-385107
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Blekinge Institute of Technology
The Library
S-371 79 Karlskrona
Tel +46 455 385103
Fax +46 455 385107
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