Call for papers

IRCDL is a yearly deadline for Italian researchers on Digital Libraries related topics. This year the focus of IRCDL 2013 is on emphasizing the multidisciplinary nature of the research on digital libraries which not only goes from humanities to computer science but also crosses among areas in the same field ranging, for example, from archival to librarian sciences or from information systems to human-computer interaction. This is a continued challenge for the DL field and there is the need to effectively bridge the gap existing between communities that share common objectives. The aim is therefore to provide the opportunity to explore new ideas, techniques, and tools, developed both in the humanities and computer science fields, and to exchange experiences from on-going projects.

Download a PDF version of the IRCDL 2013 CfP here.


Relevant topics for IRCDL 2013 are related to the different aspects needed to support Information Access and Interoperability. Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Formal and methodological foundations of digital libraries
  • DL Architectures and infrastructures
  • System interoperability and data integration
  • Ontologies and linked data for digital libraries
  • Metadata creation, management, and curation
  • User interfaces and visualization
  • Information Access, Usability, and Personalization
  • Long-term preservation
  • Collaborative environments
  • Social networking and networked information
  • Quality and evaluation of digital libraries
  • Digital libraries for education and learning
  • Digital libraries for the evaluation of research quality and scholarly impact (bibliometric indicators, citation analysis, ...)
  • Exploitation of cultural heritage material



Research papers, describing original ideas on the fundamental aspects of digital libraries and technology, are solicited. Moreover, short papers on early research results, demos, and projects are also welcome. Research papers presenting original works should not exceed 12 pages, whereas short papers on early research results should not exceed 6 pages, and papers presenting demos or projects should not exceed 4 pages. Papers should be submitted electronically as a PDF at:

Submissions must be formatted according to Authors Instructions for Springer-Verlag LNCS Proceedings. Accepted papers in PDF will be published in on-line proceedings (max 12 pages) at the time of the conference and presented at the conference. After the conference some selected authors will be invited to submit a revised version of their paper for a possible inclusion in the post-proceedings volume. The revised version of each paper must take into account the suggestions and the comments received during the discussion at the conference; the revised versions are going to be reviewed by at least two reviewers.

The IRCDL 2013 post-proceedings volume is going to be published in the Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) series of Springer.

Important dates

  • Submission Deadline: December 14, 2012
  • Acceptance Notification: January 11, 2013
  • Final version submission: January 18, 2013
  • Registration deadline: January 17, 2013
  • Conference: January 31- February 1, 2013
  • Revised Version Submission: March 15, 2013
  • Post-proceedings Publication: by July, 2013