Call for Papers

Since 2005 the Italian Research Conference on Digital Libraries is a yearly date for researchers on Digital Libraries and related topics, organized by the Italian Research Community. Over the years IRCDL has become an important national forum focused on digital libraries and associated technical, practical, and social issues. IRCDL encompasses the many meanings of the term “digital libraries”, including new forms of information institutions; operational information systems with all manner of digital content; new means of selecting, collecting, organizing, and distributing digital content; and theoretical models of information media, including document genres and electronic publishing. Digital libraries may be viewed as a new form of information institution or as an extension of the services libraries currently provide.

Representatives from academia, government, industry, research communities, research infrastructures, and others are invited to participate in this annual conference. The conference draws from a broad and multidisciplinary array of research areas including computer science, information science, librarianship, archival science and practice, museum studies and practice, technology, social sciences, cultural heritage and humanities, and scientific communities.

This year its focus is on “Big Data and Data Science”. Indeed, the number of documents in digital format, and of digital libraries, has become huge, which raised the need for new techniques to handle them effectively and efficiently, and to bring to bear the stored knowledge to users so as to proactively support them into their activities.

Important Dates:

Submission Deadline: 13 September 2019  > 27 September 2019
Acceptance Notification: 4 October 2019 > 31 October 2019
Camera-Ready Deadline: 18 November 2019
Conference: 30-31 January 2020

Submission Topics

Submissions are welcome concerning theory, architectures, data models, tools, services, infrastructures about the following topics (but not limited to):

  • Information Retrieval and Access
  • Knowledge Discovery in Digital Libraries
  • Document Analysis (Layout, Text, Images)
  • Services for Digital Arts and Humanities
  • Metadata (definition, management, curation, integration)
  • Data and Metadata Quality
  • Data Repositories and Archives
  • Document organization, indexing & retrieval
  • Web Archives
  • Semantic Web Technologies and Linked Data for DLs
  • Standards and Interoperability
  • Digital Preservation and Curation
  • Data and Information Lifecycle (creation, store, share and reuse)
  • Open data
  • Open Science: models, practices, mandates, and policies
  • Quality and evaluation of digital libraries
  • Knowledge representation for DLs
  • Scholarly Communication
  • Citation Analysis and Scientometrics
  • Citation, provenance and curation of scientific datasets
  • Cultural Heritage Access and Analysis
  • Research data managament and long-term preservation
  • Digital Service Infrastructures
  • Research Infrastructures
  • User Participation
  • User Interface and Experience
  • Applications of Digital Libraries
  • Multi-media handling

Submission Format

Research papers, describing original ideas on the listed topics and on other fundamental aspects of digital libraries and technology, are solicited. Moreover, short papers on early research results, new results on previous published works, discussion papers on previously published works, 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.

The accepted papers will be published in the IRCDL 2020 Proceedings. Following the tradition of IRCDL conference series, the Proceedings will be published by Springer in its “Communications in Computer and Information Science” (CCIS) series.

Submission Mode

Authors can submit their papers electronically via our submission page through Easychair: