The International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries (ICADL) will held in Hanoi, Vietnam, from December 10-13, 2007.

ICADL 2007 is one of the leading international conferences in digital libraries research and will provide a forum for sharing ideas, research results and experiences in digital libraries, related technologies and associated practical and social issues. Participants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged. Previous conferences have included practitioners, researchers, educators and policy makers from a variety of disciplines such as computer science/information technology, library and information sciences, archival and museum studies, knowledge management, and many areas in the social sciences and humanities.

Into its tenth year, the theme of ICADL 2007 will be “Asian Digital libraries: Looking Back 10 Years and Forging New Frontiers”. In line with this theme, we are soliciting papers that examine the history and development of digital libraries, especially projects in the Asian region, as well as papers that discuss future developments and cutting-edge technologies in digital libraries. Submissions focusing on other digital library areas are also welcome and may include research, system, evaluation, policy and position papers. Topics include but are not limited to:

• Digital library infrastructure and architecture
• Information retrieval, filtering and extraction
• Data/text/Web mining
• Text summarizationa
• Multilingual information processing
• Interoperability issues
• Open source tools and frameworks for digital libraries
• Mobile services
• Human-computer interaction
• User interfaces and visualization
• User communities
• Social media/Web 2.0 technologies
• Metadata and cataloging
• Taxonomy, ontology and the semantic Web
• Digital preservation
• Digital archives and museums
• Knowledge management
• Social, institutional, and policy issues
• e-government
• Use and impact
• Security and privacy
• Intellectual property
• Pedagogical issues
• Case studies
• Innovative applications
• Future trends

NEW SPECIAL TRACK: EUROPEAN DIGITAL LIBRARIES INITIATIVES

In addition, ICADL 2007 has partnered with the Conference of European National Librarians (CENL) and The European Library (TEL) to organize a special track on European digital libraries initiatives. We welcome papers that discuss experiences and projects that promote collaboration between Europe and Asia. Specific topics include those listed above as well as strategic, political and interoperability issues in language and standards.

When submitting papers to this special track, please specify “Special track: European DL initiatives” in the topic list of the paper submission system in addition to the other relevant topics.

Maristella Agosti of the University of Padova and Jill Cousins of The European Library will be invited speakers in this special track.