Doctoral Consortium


We are pleased to announce a Doctoral Consortium at the 18th International Conference on Asia- Pacific Digital Libraries (ICADL 2016) and Asia-Pacific Forum of Information Schools (APIS 2016). ICADL 2016 and APIS 2016 are organized jointly as International Forum 2016 at the University of Tsukuba, Japan from December 5 to 9, 2016 under the main theme “Knowledge, Information and Data in Open Access Society”. ICADL is one of the major international conferences dedicated to digital library research – JCDL, TPDL and ICADL based in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, respectively. APIS is organized as a collaborative event of the Asia-Pacific chapter of iSchools (APiSchools) and Consortium of information Schools in Asia-Pacific (CiSAP) to promote exchange and collaboration among information schools in Asia-Pacific.

This Doctoral Consortium is planned to help doctoral students develop their research ideas and broaden their research perspectives. Another important purpose is to encourage students to develop their regional and international networks. Doctoral students doing research related to the conference topics are encouraged to submit their proposals for presentation at Doctoral Consortium.

Proposal submission has closed. However, those students who want to present their research at this Doctoral Consortium should contact the submission address shown at the bottom of this page.


 Best Paper Award

"A Study on LDA Topic Modeling Topic Word Interpretation Aided by Automatic Methods"

Wang Xiaodi and Li Guangjian

 Outstanding Paper Award

"Analysis of Attributes to Identify Opinion Leadership in Communities using Decision Tree Technique"

Sudarat Sangkeaw, Piyawan Siripraseotsin, and Marut Buranarach

"Re-intermediation in the Fashion Industry: A Qualitative Study on Brokers in the Dongdae-mun Fashion District"

Nuri Na and Jong-Seek Lee


Students of accepted proposals should prepare a full paper for presentation and discussion at the Doctoral Consortium, and for inclusion in a Doctoral Consortium proceedings that will be made available online.

*Proceedings of APIS2016 Doctoral Consortium*

 Accepted Papers

Development of Semantic Knowledge-Based System for Thai Custom

Somphong Wathanti and Kulthida Tuamsuk (Khon Kaen University)

Research on the Construction of Reading Promotion Evaluation System of Nonprofit Organization Libraries - Taking Xingren Library as an Example

Su Rina and Cheng Huanwen (Sun Yat-sen University)

A Study on the Approaches of Value Realization of Open Government Data

Li Baiyang and Huang Ruhua (Wuhan University)

Analysis of Attributes to Identify Opinion Leadership in Communities using Decision Tree Technique for Ontology-based Recommender System Development

Sudarat Sangkeaw (Maejo Uninversity), Marut Buranarach (National Electronics and Computer Technology Center), and Piyawan Siripraseotsin (Maejo Uninversity)

Research on frontier topic detection based on probability outbreak and correlation analysis

Xu Min and Li Guangjian (Peking University)

Analysis and Investigation of Information Science Education in China

Fengjiao Guo and Rongying Zhao (Wuhan University)

A Study of Cooperation between U.S. Librarians and Publishers in the Early 20th Century: Focusing on Philosophy and Practice of Freedom to Read

Rie Kominami and Yuko Yoshida (University of Tsukuba)

System-Based Information Behavior Model: A Research Proposal

Wachira Yangyuen, Siwanath Nuntapichai, and Thimaporn Phetkaew (Walailak University)

Re-intermediation in the Fashion Industry: A Qualitative Study on Brokers in the Dongdae-mun Fashion District

Nuri Na (Seoul National University)

Using Eye-Gaze Tracking Features to Re-Rank Search Results for Scientific Literature Survey

Rika Okamoto and Keizo Oyama (The Graduate University for Advanced Studies)

Comparison Research on Open Data of Chinese Government Data Websites - Based on the Investigation of Eight Chinese Government Data Websites

Liu Huiyun and Cao Shujin (Sun Yat-sen Univeristy)

A Study of LDA Topic Modeling-Topic Word Interpretation Aided by Automatic Methods

Wang Xiaodi and Li Guangjian (Peking University)

Linked Data for Electronic Theses and Dissertations of the Thai Academic Digital Collection

Yuttana Jareonruen and Kulthida Tuamsuk (Khon Kaen University)

Development of 3D Digital Collection of Thai Human Skulls

Satapon Yosakonkun, Kulthida Tuamsuk, and Panya Tuamsuk (Khon Kaen University)

Concept, Process and Principle: Research on the Privacy Protection in Web Archiving

Heng Hou and Yongsheng Chen (Sun Yat-sen Univeristy)

Information needs and knowledge acquisition in the context of online disease-related information search

He Fang (Peking University), Wang Yanfei (Peking University), and Christopher Khoo (NTU)

Development of Semantic Web for Thai Historical Events

Ekkachai Sae-Jueng and Kulthida Tuamsuk (Khon Kaen University)

On Preservation Incentive Misalignment for Information Resource Digitalization

Min Yang and Xiaobin Huang (Sun Yat-sen Univeristy)

Understanding the Continuance Intention of Knowledge Seeking in Virtual Communities: The Moderating Role of Habit

Li Li and Zha Xianjin (Wuhan University)

A Design Implication Proposal for Patient-Generated Data Integrated EMR Screen: The Case of Post-Surgery Rehabilitation

Ji Eun Song (Seoul National University)

Submission instruction


extended abstract at most 2 pages, A4 size
Proposal should include Title, Author Name and Affiliation, Name(s) of Supervisor(s), and Keywords followed by the body of the abstract

  NEW Final Full Paper Submission

The presenters of the APIS Doctoral Consortium should submit their final full paper by November 12th to the following address.

The page limit is 8 pages, and recommended minimum length is 4 pages.
A template file can be downloaded from the following link.

The presenter can also prepare his/her manuscript as pdf, using 11 pt font, single spacing, single coumn, and the Springer citation style, set to editable mode.

The proceedings of the doctoral consortium is not considered as a formal publication, so the presenters can publish their paper elsewhere later.




PDF or MS-Word

 Important Date

Submission Deadline : September 3 (Sat) Closed
Acceptance Notification : September 23 (Fri)
Proceedings Paper Submission : November 7 (Mon)


by email to

 Endorsement Letter

a letter by a supervisor that endorses your submission and participation Students of AP-iSchools and/or CiSAP member schools do not need a letter of endorsement.

Doctoral Consortium Co-Chairs

Christopher Khoo (NTU, Singapore)
Taro Tezuka (University of Tsukuba, Japan)

APIS Program chair
Shigeo Sugimoto (University of Tsukuba, Japan)

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