Call for Papers

Workshop Co-Chairs:
Johan Bollen < >
Department of Computer Science
Old Dominion University
Norfolk VA, 23529, USA

Michael L. Nelson < >
NASA Langley Research Center
Hampton VA 23681


Digital libraries (DLs) are increasingly common on the Web, providing ordered, vetted digital collections to targeted user groups. To date, much of DL research has focused on the acquisition and representation of digital objects, optimizing and personalizing user services, and interoperability efforts. Few DLs employ mirrors, much less some of the more sophisticated, non-client-server architectures found in WWW deployment, e.g. peer-to-peer systems and distributed storage architectures. Although these new architectures have been succesfully applied to a large number of Internet services, they have had little impact on DL research. Are they technically suitable for DL use, or do social and economic issues prevent their adoption?

This workshop will explore these issues as well as highlight some of the more novel DL architectures. A range of theoretical, technical, and speculative papers are sought to discuss and propose alternate DL architectures and approaches. Papers are requested in the following and related topics:

Important Dates:

May 15, 2002: Paper Submission
May 23, 2002: Notification of acceptance
June 1, 2002: Camera-ready copies due

Submission details:

Authors are invited to submit research contributions representing original, previously unpublished work. Submitted papers will be carefully evaluated by the technical committee for originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of exposition. Submissions will only be accepted in PDF, emailed to the co-chairs. Accepted papers will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press as proceedings of the ICPP'2002 workshops. All submitted papers must be formatted according to the author guideline provided by IEEE Computer Society Press (two column-format), and accepted papers must not exceed six pages. Please contact the co-chairs with any questions.

Technical Committee:

Johan Bollen
Last modified: Fri Jul 5 12:12:55 EDT 2002