[OAI-general] CFP: ELPUB2006

Ann Apps ann.apps at manchester.ac.uk
Fri Sep 2 09:01:24 EDT 2005

*** Apologies for cross-postings ***

ELPUB 2006: Digital Spectrum: Integrating Technology and Culture 10th
International Conference on Electronic Publishing
14 to 16 June 2006, Bansko (Bulgaria)

http://www.elpub.net  <elpub2006 at elpub.net>

*** Deadlines for submission in all categories: November 21st 2005 ***

The ELPUB 2006 conference will keep the tradition of the nine 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) and Belgium
(2005), 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 tracks; and a condensed procedure of submission, revision and
publication of proceedings which guarantees presentations of most recent
ELPUB 2006 offers a variety of activities, such as workshops, tutorials,
panel debates etc. Thus, the conference attendees will benefit from:

        -   The communication of scientific papers specially prepared for
the conference;
            all papers are to be reviewed and accepted by the international
ELPUB Programme Committee;
        -   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; possible topics include news
item publishing
             or new methods, including Open Access, for publishing
scientific literature;
        -   Demonstration sessions and presentation of posters.

ELPUB 2006 invites contributions for papers, tutorials, workshops, posters
and demonstrations on the following topics:


*   Publishing models, tools, services and roles
*   Digital content chain / publication cycle
*   Open Access
*   Metadata use and interoperability
*   Semantic web
*   Multilingual and multimodal interfaces
*   Digital libraries for different user communities
*   Interactive TV
*   Electronic publishing for impaired users
*   Security, privacy and copyright issues
*   Digital preservation and access
*   Electronic publishing in eLearning applications
*   Economic dimensions of electronic publishing


*   XML applications
*   Metadata encoding process (OAI-PMH, RDF, etc.)
*   Open source tools
*   Content search, analysis and retrieval
*   Interoperability and scalability
*   Textual and graphical information sources (SVG)
*   Ontologies and classification
*   Electronic publishing for mobile services
*   Security, preservation, quality assurance
*   Recommendations, guidelines, standards

Please, note that the list of topics is not exhaustive. Therefore,
submissions on any topic within the overall conference theme will be
Contributions are invited for the following categories:
- Single papers (abstract max of 1500 words)
- Tutorial (abstract max of 1500 words)
- Workshop (abstract max of 1500 words)
- Poster (abstract max of 500 words)
- Demonstration (abstract max of 500 words)

Deadlines for submission in all categories: November 21st 2005

Abstracts must be submitted following the instructions on the conference
website (http://www.elpub.net). The Programme Committee will notify the
authors of the acceptance of submitted papers by January 15, 2006. Authors
then will have to submit their full papers by March 1st, 2006, following
specific instructions. The conference proceedings will be published as a
book by the International Journal 'Information Theories and Applications'.
Selected papers will be published in the journal. Posters (total surface
app. 1m2) and demonstration materials must be brought by their authors at
the conference time and only abstracts will be published in the conference
proceedings. Workshops and tutorials proposals will be discussed with
submitters in due course.

Electronic versions of the contributions will be archived at:

Conference Location: A scenic resort in the Pirin Mountain area, which is
listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Conference Host: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics at the Bulgarian
Academy of Sciences

General Chair: Milena Dobreva, Institute for Mathematics and Informatics,
Sofia, Bulgaria

Programme Chair: Bob Martens, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna,

Ann Apps. IT Specialist (Research & Development), MIMAS,
   The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK 
Tel: +44 (0) 161 275 6039  Fax: +44 (0) 161 275 6040
Email: ann.apps at manchester.ac.uk WWW: http://epub.mimas.ac.uk/ann.html

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