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BooksOnline'10 Workshop at CIKM 2010

Call for Papers                                                                 

We invite submissions of full research papers (up to 10 pages) describing novel developments and research, or position papers and project proposals (up to 5 pages) presenting ideas, goals or directions of work, highlighting pressing issues or opportunities for innovation involving digital books and complementary media.

Topics of interest

The following is a sample listing of possible topics of interests. Other topics relevant to research advances, developments, emerging issues and possible opportunities for innovation in large digital book repositories and complementary media are all welcome.

  •  Enriched digital collections
    •  Virtual learning environments and eBooks and eBooks in teaching
    • eBooks as integrated content, data, and media
    • Knowledge discovery and sharing in digital book repositories
    • Cross-referencing and sense making
    • Community interests and social context
  • Usage scenarios and user expectations from digital book services
    • Affordances of physical books and electronic media
    • Mobile and multi-touch devices for reading and annotating
    • Ink-based applications
    • Social navigation and annotations
    • User profiles and content types
    • Usage scenarios: searching, browsing, collection building, annotations, authoring, sharing
    • Personalization and context sensitivity
    • Ubiquitous access
    • Immersive user experience
  • Design and technology
    • eBook UI and interaction designs, e.g., for active reading
    • Feature engineering for collection browsing
    • Content representation and discovery
    • Indexing and retrieval
    • Scalability and interoperability
    • Technologies for searching, browsing, filtering, and information extraction
    • Universal access across nations and cultures; translation of content and metadata
    • Integration of complementary content and services
    • Evaluation methodology and practices

All papers will be reviewed by the Programme Committee to identify key themes and outline topics for the workshop discussions. Selected authors of accepted papers will be asked to present on specific topics and perspectives to inspire later discussions.

Paper Submission

The deadline for submissions is July 7, 2010.

Submissions must be written in English, formatted using the ACM templates: the "Option 2" style. This is also the style that will be required for final papers. Papers must be submitted as pdf files. Research papers should not exceed 10 pages, while position papers and project proposals may be up to 5 pages in length.

To submit a paper, please go to the BooksOnline'10 Easychair submission site. Please note that you may need to create an account first.

Authors will be notified by July 30, 2010 of the outcome of the review process. Camera ready copies of accepted papers will be due by August 10, 2010. One author per accepted paper will be required to register and attend the workshop.

Workshop Format

The one day workshop will include keynote and selected paper presentations, a poster session, break-out sessions to brainstorm around proposals and implementation strategies, and a panel discussion to present and summarize the results of the break-out sessions. The seed fund will be awarded following the workshop to one or more project proposals selected by a panel of judges from those proposed at the workshop.