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ELPUB 2009 - First Call for Papers
Rethinking Electronic Publishing : Innovation in Communication Paradigms
13th International Conference on Electronic Publishing
10 - 12 June 2009, Milan, Italy
Electronic publishing via the Internet is continuously changing its shapes
and models, challenging traditional players to adapt to new contexts. Innovative
technologies enable individuals, scholars, communities and networks to
establish contacts, exchange data, produce information, share knowledge.
Open access sources and commercial players make contents available for
a heterogeneous audience in diversity of environments, from business to
private life, from educational and cultural activities to leisure time,
and in a large variety of devices, from personal computers to mobile media.
New opportunities and new needs challenge us to rethink electronic publishing,
to innovate communication paradigms and technologies, to make information
not just a flat equivalent of a paper but a truly digital format, to allow
machine processing and new services, to face the future of mobile life.
The ELPUB 2009 conference will focus on key issues in e-communications,
exploring dissemination channels, business models, technologies, methods
We welcome a wide variety of papers from members of the communities whose
research and experiments are transforming the nature of electronic publishing
and scholarly communications. Topics include but are not restricted to:
- New publishing models, tools, services and roles
- New scholarly constructs and discourse methods
- Innovative business models for scholarly publishing
- Mobile distribution of e-contents, e-books
- M2M publishing services
- Multilingual and multimodal interfaces
- Services and technology for specific user communities, media, and content
- Content search, analysis and retrieval
- Interoperability, scalability and middleware infrastructure to facilitate
awareness and discovery
- Personalization technologies (e.g. social tagging, folksonomies, RSS)
- Semantic web, metadata, information granularity, digital objects
- Data mining, text harvesting, dynamic formatting
- Knowledge linking, discovery, presentation
- User generated contents
- Usage and citation impact
- Security, privacy and copyright issues
- Digital preservation, content authentication
- Recommendations, guidelines, interoperability standards
Contributions are invited for the following categories:
– Single paper (abstract minimum of 1,000 and maximum of 1,500 words)
– Tutorial (abstract min. of 500 and max. of 1,000 words)
– Workshop (abstract min. of 500 and max. of 1,000 words)
– Poster (abstract max of 500 words)
– Demonstration (abstract max of 500 words)
See website for detailed author instructions: http://www.elpub.net.
November 15th 2008: Opening of submission of abstracts.
January 15th 2009: Deadline for submission of abstracts (in all categories).
February 23rd, 2009: Notification of acceptance of submitted proposals.
April 6th, 2009: Deadline for submission of final papers.
All submissions are subject to peer review (double-blind) and accepted
by the international ELPUB Programme Committee. Accepted full papers will
be published in the conference proceedings. Printed proceedings are distributed
during the conference. Electronic versions of the contributions will be
archived at: http://elpub.scix.net
The ELPUB 2009 conference will keep the tradition of the 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), Bulgaria (2006),
Austria (2007) and Canada (2008), which is to bring together researchers,
lecturers, librarians, developers, business executives, entrepreneurs,
managers, users and all those interested in issues regarding electronic
publishing in a wide variety of contexts. These include the human, cultural,
economic, social, technological, legal, commercial, and other relevant
aspects that such an exciting theme encompasses.
Three distinguishing features of this conference are: broad scope of topics
which creates a unique atmosphere of active exchange and learning about
various aspects of scholarly communications and 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.
ELPUB 2009 will offer a variety of activities, such as workshops, tutorials,
panel debates, poster presentations and demonstrations. Social events and
sight-seeing tours will also be available to participants (at additional
costs). Please see the conference web site for details.
Conference Location: Milan, Italy. Milan is the largest metropolitan area
in Italy, one of the largest in Europe: 7,4 million population. It is the
Italian capital of industry and business and well renowned as one of the
world capitals of fashion and design. Milan is one of the oldest artistic
centres in Northern Italy and its surroundings include the beautiful Alps
and the famous Garda, Maggiore and Como lakes. All this makes Milan a perfect
place for sight-seeing, cultural visits and exciting shopping, not to mention
enjoying Italian food and wines.
Conference Host: The State University of Milan is the third largest university
in Italy after Rome and Naples. The venue is the main building, in the
centre of Milan, 3 minutes on foot from the Cathedral. It was made in 1450
under Duke Francesco Sforza, who also built the famous Castle. ELPUB 2009
is organized by CILEA, a consortium of Italian Universities founded in
1974 to promote the use of advanced ICT in academic and research environments,
to support technological transfer and to manage ICT services, facilities
and infrastructures. Within CILEA, the AePIC team deals with innovative
e-publishing technologies and models, promoting Open Access to knowledge
through sustainable online publishing.
General Chair: Susanna Mornati, CILEA – Inter-Academic Consortium for
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Programme Chair: Turid Hedlund, Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki, Finland
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Conference web site: http://www.elpub.net
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