ICADL 2016

ICADL 2016

Since its beginnings in Hong Kong in 1998, ICADLhas become a premiere international conference for digital library research. ICADL 2016 in Tsukuba offers a valuable opportunity for researchers, educators, and practitioners to share their experiences and innovative developments.

The main theme of ICADL 2016 is "Knowledge, Information and Data in Open Access Society." We solicit not only high-quality, original research papers, but also practitioner papers identifying research problems and future directions.

Following the previous ICADLs, ICADL 2016 proceedings will be published in the LNCS series of Springer.




Paper Submission

All papers must be original contributions and not previously published nor currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. Papers must be written in English. Submissions should be made through EasyChair. All submissions should conform to LNCS format. All accepted technical papers will be published in the conference proceedings as part of Springer Verlag's Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series.

Submission is closed LNCS format

Paper Categories

IMPORTANT: For all categories, abstracts must be submitted by July 2 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

All accepted papers have to be presented at oral or poster sessions by the author(s)

 FULL RESEARCH PAPERS (due July 2July 9)

Maximum 12 pages.
A Full Research Paper reports significant and original results relevant to the scope of ICADL 2016.


 SHORT PRACTITIONER PAPERS (due July 2July 9)

Maximum 6 pages.
A Practitioner Paper is a concise report of findings or other types of work by practitioners relevant to the scope of ICADL 2016. We welcome papers identifying research problems and future directions in the digital library research.


 SHORT WORK-IN-PROGRESS PAPERS (due July 2July 9)

Maximum 6 pages.
A Work-in-Progress paper is a concise report of recent findings or other types of innovative or thought-provoking work that does not necessarily reach a level of completion but relevant to the scope of ICADL 2016.

List of Topics

 Information Technologies for Knowledge, Information and Data


  • Semantic Web and linked data
  • Data mining and extraction of structure from networked information
  • Multilingual information access
  • Multimedia information management, retrieval and recommendation
  • Metadata aggregation models
  • Interchangeability and information integration
  • Ontologies and knowledge organization systems, networked information
  • Applications of digital libraries
  • Quality assurance of digital libraries
  • Sociability and high availability of digital libraries
  • Digital preservation
  • Digital curation
  • Research data and virtual organizations
  • User interface and user experience
  • Visualization in digital libraries
  • Social networking, web 2.0 and collaborative interface in digital libraries
  • Personal information management and personal digital libraries
  • Ubiquitous computing and knowledge management

 Societal and Cultural Issues in Knowledge, Information and Data


  • Community Informatics
  • Cross-sectoral digital libraries
  • Collaborations among archives, libraries, museums
  • Digital cultural memory initiatives
  • Digital humanities
  • Digital library/ digital archive infrastructures
  • Digital library education and digital literacy
  • Digital preservation and digital curation
  • Economic and legal frameworks and issues
  • Ethics and ethical practice, privacy in digital collection building, management and access
  • Higher education uses of digital collections
  • Research data infrastructures, management and use
  • Information policies
  • Participatory cultural heritage
  • Risks management in digital library/ archive projects
  • Creating, managing and using collections of social media and dynamically generated contents
  • Social sustainability and digital libraries/ archives
  • Socio-technical perspectives of digital information
  • Usability and accessibility aspects of digital libraries