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Call for Papers

19th International Conference on Electronic Publishing
Scale, Openness and Trust: New Avenues for Electronic Publishing in the Age of Infinite Collections and Citizen Science

1-2 September 2015, Malta

Conference web site:
www.elpub.net

Proceedings will be published open access by IOS Press. Selected papers will
be published in a special edition of the journal Information Services & Use.


Scope

The International Conference on Electronic Publishing (Elpub) approaches its 20th anniversary. Elpub 2015 is the 19th edition of the conference and it will continue the tradition, bringing together academics, publishers, lecturers, librarians, developers, entrepreneurs, users and all other stakeholders interested in issues regarding electronic publishing in widely differing contexts.

Elpub 2015 will in particular focus on the interplay of two dimensions of electronic publishing – the ever growing volume of digital collections, and the improved understanding of the widest user group: that of citizens. This exciting theme will encompass human, cultural, economic, social, technological, legal, commercial and other relevant aspects.

We aim to provide a forum for discussing how scale of collections, openness and trust change the way citizens contribute to modern research.

We invite contributions from members of communities whose research and experiments are transforming the nature of electronic publishing and scholarly communication.

Topics include but are not restricted to:

Avenues for engagement with digital collections

Publishing, access and reuse 

Data mining and knowledge discovery

Online social networks for scientific communication

Submission

All submissions are subject to peer review. For each accepted paper, at least one author is expected to register for the conference to present the paper. Inclusion in the proceedings is conditional upon registration of at least one author per paper.

Moreover, upon submitting the workshop, tutorials and panels proposals, the proposers commit that in case their submission is accepted, all people involved (speakers, lecturers, panel members, etc.) will physically attend and coordinate it.

Papers submitted to this conference must not have been accepted or be under review by another conference or by a journal. The accepted papers will be published by IOS Press in a digital format open access conference proceedings book. Papers will be indexed in DBLP, Scopus and other abstracting and indexing services.

After the conference, selected papers will be published open access in the journal Information Services & Use (http://www.iospress.nl/journal/information-services-use/) under a Creative Commons license.

Furthermore, all accepted papers and posters will be archived at the Elpub Digital Library:
http://library.elpub.net/. All contents published in the Elpub proceedings are distributed open access via the conference archive under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided that the original work is properly cited.

Paper submission and review will be managed via the EasyChair system. To submit a paper, please use the appropriate template and follow the specific instructions available at the conference website (
http://www.elpub.net).

All full papers, short papers and posters must be written in English and submitted via the Easy Chair submission system in PDF format.

Submission guidelines

For all submissions follow the IOS Press instructions and tools which are available at the following URL: IOS Press template

Contributions are invited for the following categories:

Important dates

13 December 2014              Submission Site Open (Easy Chair – Elpub2015)
15 February 2015               Submission Deadline for Abstracts (Time: 11:59 PM, PST)
31 March 2015                     Author Decision Notification
15 May 2014                        Submission of Camera Ready Version
15 June 2015                                    Early Bird Registration Deadline
15 August 2015                    Final Registration Deadline

Conference dates and location: 1-2 September 2015, University of Malta
Conference Host: University of Malta
General Chair:
Milena Dobreva, University of Malta
Programme Chair: Birgit Schmidt, University of Göttingen
Committees: Programme Committee

Looking forward to your contributions to and participation in the conference,
Birgit and Milena

Dr Birgit Schmidt, University of Göttingen
Prof Milena Dobreva, University of Malta

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Dr. Birgit Schmidt
Scientific Manager

Goettingen State and University Library
- Electronic Publishing -
Platz der Goettinger Sieben 1
D-37073 Goettingen

Tel. +49 551 39-33181
Fax  +49 551 39-5222
bschmidt@sub.uni-goettingen.de
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COAR www.coar-repositories.org
OpenAIRE www.openaire.eu
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Open Access www.open-access.net

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Dr. Birgit Schmidt
Scientific Manager

Goettingen State and University Library
- Electronic Publishing -
Platz der Goettinger Sieben 1
D-37073 Goettingen

Tel. +49 551 39-33181
Fax  +49 551 39-5222
bschmidt@sub.uni-goettingen.de
______________________________________________________

COAR www.coar-repositories.org
OpenAIRE www.openaire.eu
OAPEN www.oapen.org
Open Access www.open-access.net