Saturday, January 10, 2009

ELPUB 2009 - Final Call for Papers

ELPUB 2009 - Final Call for Papers
Rethinking Electronic Publishing : Innovation in Communication Paradigms
and Technologies
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 and concepts.

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

Author Guidelines
Contributions are invited for the following categories:
- Single paper (abstract minimum of 1,000 and maxximum 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:
Authors of accepted papers will be asked to register to the Conference and
present their work.

Key Dates:
November 15th 2008: Opening date for submission of abstracts.
January 15th 2009: Deadline for submission of abstracts (in all
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: and indexed by the major
indexing agents.

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

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 ICT, Segrate, Italy

Programme Chair: Turid Hedlund, Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki,

Conference information:
Conference web site:

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ELPUB 2009 and OAI 6 are just 3 days in time and 400 km in space (4 hours
by train, 50 minutes by plane) away from each other: take this unique
chance to participate in both, enjoying two exciting scientific events in
electronic publishing and scholarly communication and visiting Italy and

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