The Doctoral Consortium of the Digital Libraries 2015
*** Submission deadline has been extended to "April 24" ***
[Call for Participation]
June 21, 2015
The Doctoral Consortium forms part of the program of
the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, and takes
immediately preceding the technical program.
[What is the Doctoral Consortium?]
The Doctoral Consortium is a workshop for Ph.D. students from
all over the world who are in the early phases of their
work (i.e., the consortium is not intended for those who are
or nearly finished with their dissertation).
The goal of the Doctoral Consortium is to help students with
and research plans by providing feedback and general advice
in a constructive atmosphere. Students will present and
research in the context of a well-known and established
conference, in a supportive atmosphere with other doctoral
and an international panel of established researchers. The
will take place on a single full day (June 21, 2015).
A panel of prominent professors and experienced practitioners
in the field
of digital library research will conduct the workshop. They
will review all
the submissions and comment on the content of the thesis as
on the presentation. Students will have 20 minutes to present
focusing on the main theme of their thesis, what they have
achieved so far
and how they plan to continue their work. Another 10 to 20
reserved for discussion and feedback from both the professors
participants. In the course of the workshop, students will
also get advice
on more general questions, e.g., on the differences in Ph.D.
in different countries.
There is no registration fee for doctoral students who are
the Doctoral Consortium.
[Call for Papers and Topics]
Students interested in participating in the Doctoral
submit an extended abstract describing their Digital Library
Submissions relating to any aspect of Digital Library
and evaluation are welcomed, including:
technical advances, usage and impact studies, policy analyses,
social and institutional implications, theoretical
interaction and design advances, and innovative applications
in the sciences,
humanities, and education.
To apply for participation at the Doctoral Consortium, please
extended abstract of your doctoral work and upload it at the
The extended abstract is restricted to 6-8 pages using ACM
Submissions should be submitted electronically in pdf format.
The abstracts should
- Clearly formulate the research question,
- Identify the significant problems in the field of research,
- Summarize the current knowledge of the problem domain,
as well as the state of the art for solutions,
- Clearly present any preliminary research plans and ideas,
and the results achieved so far,
- Sketch the research methodology that is to be applied,
- Describe the expected contributions of the applicant
to the research area, and
- (For technical research) describe how the research is
novel or extends existing approaches to a problem.
Submissions will be judged on originality, significance,
and clarity. Workshop participation is limited to 10 Ph.D.
For further details please contact the Doctoral Consortium
- Kazunari Sugiyama
(National University of Singapore, email@example.com
- Catherine L. Smith
(Kent State University, firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted abstracts will be distributed to participants as the
proceedings. Participants will be invited to publish a revised
of their papers in a special issue of the TCDL Bulletin, the
of the IEEE-CS Technical Committee on Digital Libraries.
- April 24, 2015: Deadline for submission of abstracts
- May 1, 2015: Notification of acceptance
- June 21, 2015: Doctoral Consortium
- June 22-24, 2015: JCDL 2015 Main conference