ELPUB2008 First Call for Papers: Open Scholarship, Toronto Canada June 25-27, 2008

From: Leslie Chan <chan_at_UTSC.UTORONTO.CA>
Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2007 15:13:57 -0400

First Call for Papers ELPUB2008

Open Scholarship: Authority, Community and Sustainability in the Age of Web

12th International Conference on Electronic Publishing
25 to 27 June 2008, Toronto, Canada

Scholarly communications, in particular scholarly publications, are
undergoing tremendous changes. Researchers, universities, funding bodies,
research libraries and publishers are responding in different ways, from
active experimentation, adaptation, to strong resistance. The ELPUB2008
conference will focus on key issues on the future of scholarly
communications resulting from the intersection of semantic web technologies,
the development of cyberinfrastructure for humanities and the sciences, and
new dissemination channels and business models. We welcome a wide variety of
papers from members of these communities whose research and experiments are
transforming the nature of scholarly communications. Topics include but are
not restricted to:

~_at_ New Publishing models, tools, services and roles
~_at_ New scholarly constructs and discourse methods
~_at_ Innovative business models for scholarly publishing
~_at_ Multilingual and multimodal interfaces
~_at_ Services and technology for specific user communities, media, and
~_at_ Content search, analysis and retrieval
~_at_ Interoperability, scalability and middleware infrastructure to
     facilitate awareness and discovery
~_at_ Personalisation technologies (e.g. social tagging, folksonomies, RSS,
~_at_ Metadata creation, usage and interoperability
~_at_ Semantic web issues
~_at_ Data mining, text harvesting, and dynamic formatting
~_at_ User generated content and its relation to publisher's content
~_at_ Usage and citation impact
~_at_ Security, privacy and copyright issues
~_at_ Digital preservation, content authentication
~_at_ Recommendations, guidelines, interoperability standards

Author Guidelines
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 <http://www.elpub.net>

Key Dates:
January 20th 2008: Deadline for submission of abstracts (in all categories):
February 28, 2008: Authors will be notified of the acceptance of submitted
papers and workshop proposals.

April 11th, 2008: 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 soon be posted on the website.

All submissions are subjected 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:


The ELPUB 2008 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) and Austria (2007), 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 2008 offers a variety of activities, such as workshops, tutorials,
panel debates, poster presentation and demonstrations. A variety of social
events and sight-seeing tours will be available to participants (at
additional costs). Please see the conference web site for details.
Conference Location: Toronto, Canada. Toronto is one of the most vibrant
cities in North-America. It has a large multicultural population, is the
largest city in Canada and the 5th-largest city in North America. There are
many world class galleries and museums across the city and you will find
authentic cuisines from around the world at reasonable prices.

Conference Host: Knowledge Media Design Institute (KMDI), University of
Toronto. KMDI is a graduate research and teaching institute at the
University of Toronto, and an intellectual incubator fostering
cross-disciplinary initiatives across the university. The work of the
institute spans both the scientific study of the ways in which media shapes
and is shaped by human activity, and the practical work of founding an
interdisciplinary nexus for design and evaluation of both media and media
technologies. KMDI has acknowledged leadership, substantial research
programs and broad participation in three major areas: collaboration and
collaboration technologies, the phenomenon of openness and new forms of
knowledge production and dissemination, and public policy and citizen

General Chair: Leslie Chan, University of Toronto Scarborough

Programme Chair: Susanna Mornati, CILEA - Inter-Academic Consortium for ICT,
Italy mornati_at_cilea.it

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