International Conference for Digital Libraries and the Semantic Web (Extension Deadline Submission Papers)

New deadline for submission of papers is June 8, 2009.

International Conference for Digital Libraries and the Semantic Web
September 8-11, 2009  -  University of Trento, Trento (ITALY)

Digital libraries, in the central view of the term, focus on storing and
organizing digital objects and providing access to  these objects through
professional or user-generated metadata or content-based search (full text,
image content, full musical  score). In an expanded view, DLs also support
annotation, generation or editing of digital objects and provide tools for
processing digital objects. The semantic Web focuses on the formal
representation of data for more precise retrieval and, more importantly, for
reasoning so that many often disparate items of data can be combined to
directly answer a user's question or to devise a plan of action. ICDLSW
addresses two main questions:

(1) How can digital libraries support Semantic Web functionality?
(2) How can Semantic Web technology improve digital libraries?

Ultimately the goal is an environment in which all functionality is available
to the user without the perception of different systems or system boundaries.
Contributions are sought that address one or both of the main questions or
steps towards the ultimate system.  Some example topics are listed below, but
the purpose of this list is just to stimulate thinking. 

SPECIFIC TOPICS that address one or both of the main questions:

* Digital objects that provide formal representation of data ready for
reasoning, possibly in addition to text, images, or  sound.
* Knowledge acquisition: Editing tools that assist subject experts in the
creation of formal representations of data.
* Digital objects that interact with the user or software agents.
* Standards and specifications for digital objects.
* Organization and retrieval of software agents and Semantic Web services.
* Semantic search. Use of ontologies and knowledge bases (such as topic maps)
to improve search for digital objects.
* Question answering from text, from data/knowledge bases, or a combination.
* Next generation OPACs.
* The structure and creation of ontologies to support these functions.
* Using the intellectual capital available in traditional KOS such as Dewey
Decimal Classification (DDC), UDC, or MeSH in the construction of ontologies
that support truly semantic search and reasoning.
* Vocabulary and taxonomy development.
* Multilingual issues in Digital Libraries.
* Semantics of bibliographical databases.
* Metadata standards, Interoperability and Crosswalks.
* Digital Library and Semantic Web Projects and Case Studies.

We invite original papers in English on all relevant topics as mentioned
above. Papers will be reviewed based on  originality  of work, quality and
relevance to the main theme of the conference. Peer reviewed and accepted
papers will be published in the conference proceedings. The papers should
follow the SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS provided on the conference website.

The conference will explore the area of digital libraries and the semantic
web through tutorials, workshops, demonstrations, invited talks and
presentations. The conference will also serve as a working platform for
communities to discuss and agree on joint work. We also encourage the
submission of workshop proposals for this purpose.


*Paolo Bouquet, University of Trento (Italy)
*Johannes Keizer, FAO of the United Nations (Italy)
*Wolfgan Nejdl, University of Hannover (Germany)
*ARD Prasad, Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore (India) 
*Heiko Stoermer, University of Trento (Italy)


April 16, 2009: Submission (Papers, Posters & Workshops)
June 24, 2009: Camera-ready copy
September 8-11, 2009: Conference at the University of Trento