ICADL 2016

18th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries


the Asia-Pacific Forum of Information Schools

December 5 to 9, 2016
University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan

“Knowledge, Information and Data in Open Access Society”

This International Forum will include the 18th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries (ICADL 2016) and the Asia-Pacific Forum of Information Schools (APIS) Open Access is widely recognized as a key concept for the progress of the networked information society – Open Science, Open Government, Open Data, etc. This forum is aimed to discuss novel technologies, sciences and services of Knowledge, Information and Data (KID) in the Open Access Society and build human networks for KID research, education and services.


June 10(Fri) :

Web Site Open

June 22(Wed) :

Paper Submission Deadline Extended

June 29(Wed) :

Some issues are updated (venue information, host and partners and so on)

July 6(Wed) :

Call for Participation: Doctoral Consortium

September 2(Thu) :

October 4(Thu) :

The announcement about Letters of Invitation is noted

Call for Paricipation: Ideathon - Graduate Students Collaborative Workshop Ideathon is a workshop where participants from different countries discuss in small groups and collaboratively develop research ideas.

October 12(Wed) :

October 13(Thr) :

October 24(Mon) :

Keynotes are Updated (title and absutruct are added) NEW

Timetable is Updated (still tentative) NEW

Important Dates

July 2(Sat) :

Paper Abstract Deadline

  • *Abstracts must be submitted by the deadline and will be used for reviewer assignment.
  • If you have not submitted the abstract of your paper yet, contact PC chairs (icadl16-contact ml.cc.tsukuba.ac.jp) as soon as possible. We will not extend the deadline for paper submission.

July 2(Sat)   July 9(Sat):

Paper Submission Deadline

  • Full research papers

  • Short practitioner papers

  • Short work-in-progress papers

August 19(Fri) :

Workshop Proposal Deadline

August 29 (Mon) :

Notification (Papers and Workshops)

September 2 (Thu) :

September 3 (Sat) :

Doctral Consortium Submission Deadline [Announcement (PDF)]

September 13 (Tue) :

Camera Ready Copy Due

September 18 (Sun) :

Deadline for conference registration for authors

September 23 (Fri) :

Doctral Consortium Acceptance Notification

October 31(Mon) :

Deadline for Early Bird Registration

November 7 (Mon) :

Doctral Consortium Proceedings Paper Submission

December 5 (Mon) - December 9 (Fri) :




Online registration will be available from September 2 to December 9 2016. Click the button below to go to the Online Registration Form at https://amarys-jtb.jp/. Please read "Application Procedure" for more detail about the registration.

Early registration rates will be honored for all registrations received by 23:59, Monday 31st October 2016 (JST, UTC+9). Student rates are available.
If you plan to attend APIS and ICADL2016, please select "APIS+ICADL Regular (Student)" on the registration form. All workshop participants are required to register for both the workshop and ICADL2016.
Payments by credit card will be accepted. The due date for the payment is Dec. 9, 2016. Please note that payments will not be accepted after this date.

 Letter of Invitation

Please send a request message to icadl16-contactml.cc.tsukuba.ac.jp, if you need a letter of invitation to participate in the International Forum 2016 (APIS 2016, ICADL 2016 and/or Ideathon). If you need additional documents for visa application to enter Japan, please indicate it in the request message.

Registration Fees

Regular (JPY) Student (JPY)
(Dec. 7-9)
Early bird
(On or Before Oct. 31)
40,000 25,000
(On or After Nov. 1)
50,000 30,000
APIS (Dec. 5-6) * 0 0
APIS+ICADL One Day (Dec. 5-7) * 15,000 5,000
Workshops (Dec. 7)
Workshop 1 NKOS: Metadata Modeling and Knowledge Representation for Research Data 0
Workshop 2 Rich Semantics and Direct Representation for Digital Collections 0
Workshop 3 Data curator role and responsibilities in Open Access 0
Banquet (Dec. 8)
Participant Included
Accompanying person 7,000


  • Registration includes opening reception, conference banquet, lunches on Dec. 6 to 8
  • Registration to APIS is applicable for delegates from iSchool and CiSAP only. Delegates from other schools should contact icadl16-contactml.cc.tsukuba.ac.jp directly
  • Graduate student workshop (Ideathon) participants need to register for ICADL.