Call for Papers


The workshop is focused on all aspects of supporting access, exploration and discovery within large-scale digital libraries, especially within cultural heritage. This fits with the JCDL conference theme of ‘Big Libraries, Big Data, Big Innovation’ to include information access issues and solutions in cultural heritage that focus on volume, variety and velocity of library content, and also variety (complexity, diversity) of users and uses.

Specifically, we invite contributions on related topics including (but not limited to):

  • Information discovery, exploration and serendipity
  • User-centered information access and evaluation
  • Multimedia, multilingual and exploratory Information Retrieval
  • Information needs and information behaviour
  • Information organization, ontologies
  • Entity-centric information access
  • Information extraction, content enrichment, text analytics, natural language processing
  • Entity-extraction and disambiguation
  • Metadata and linked data
  • Visualization of information space
  • User modelling and adaptation
  • Personalization and recommendation

Contributions may include findings from completed or work-in-progress empirical studies, as well as position papers inviting discussions of emerging and future developments.

Types of paper

Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished academic research, industry papers and position papers related to the topics listed above. We invite papers in 3 formats:

  • full papers (8 pages)
  • short papers (4 pages)
  • posters (2 pages)

Full papers will report on completed work, or work that has reached a level of maturity or important milestone. Short papers and posters will report on work-in-progress, or work that can be presented in a more concise form. Position papers are welcome in either full or short paper format.

Full and short papers will be presented in the main the workshop track, and posters will be presented in a dedicated session. Physical presentation requirements and poster specifications will be available in due course.

All paper types are welcome from both academics and practitioners.


All papers should be written in English, prepared in the ACM Proceedings template, and submitted in PDF format. In addition, all submissions should be anonymous, with details of authors and affiliations omitted.

Papers should be submitted electronically by the due date (18th April, 2016), via the workshop Easy Chair submission page. Submissions will be reviewed by at least two members of the Programme Committee.

It is a condition of acceptance that papers must be presented during the workshop by at least one registered participant. See further details on the JCDL registration page.

Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings. Proceedings will be published immediately prior to the workshop via CEUR Workshop Proceedings, and we will therefore require a camera-ready version of accepted papers by 31st May, 2016.

Important dates
  • Paper submissions – 18 April 2016 Monday 2nd May (12pm Hawaii time)
  • Notifications – 16 May 2016
  • Camera-ready copy –  31 May 2016
  • Proceedings published – 7 June 2016
  • Workshop (at JCDL) – 22 June 2016