Workshop Programme and Schedule

Tentative programme for October 2, 2009 - last updated on Sept 28.

SESSION 1 09:00-10:30
09:00-09:10 Greetings and Introduction
09:10-09:20 Summary of Topics and Themes
09:20-09:30 Summary of BooksOnline'08

09:30-10:30 Design, new interaction models, and user experience
Improving User Interaction in Digtial Books: Jennifer Pearson and George Buchanan

SmartBook: The New Generation e-Book: Ivan Koychev, Roumen Nikolov, and Darina Dicheva

Implementing New Knowledge Environments: Laying Research Foundations for Understanding Books and Reading in the Digital Age: Ray Siemens, Richard Cunningham, Alan Galey, Stan Ruecker, Lynne Siemens, and Claire Warwick

10:30-11:00Coffee break

SESSION 2 11:00-13:00
11:00-12:20 Content mining, search, and evaluation
Finding fiction: Known items or good books to read: Pertti Vakkari

Indications of Emotional Connection: Epistolary Text Mining for Intimate Language: Min Song, Paul Youngman, and Stan Ruecker

User-centered Content Provisioning over Large Collections of eBooks: Sascha Tönnies and Wolf-Tilo Balke

A Scalable Digital Library Infrastructure Expands Search and Beyond: Min Song, Shuyuan Mary Ho, Michael Bieber, Eric Koppel, Vahid Hamidullah, and Pawel Bokota

12:20-12:40 Support for collaborative work
Building Strong E-book Project Teams: Processes to Maximize Success while Drawing on Essential Academic Disciplinary Expertise: Lynne Siemens, Claire Warwick, Wendy Duff, and Richard Cunningham

12:40-13:00Break-out sessions:
Project proposals on enabling enriched digital collections, rich user experiences
Groups of 4-6 people, with one designated facilitator (TBD)

13:00-14:30Lunch

SESSION 3 14:30-16:00
14:30-16:00Break-out sessions:
Project proposals on enabling enriched digital collections, rich user experiences
Groups of 4-6 people, with one designated facilitator (TBD)

16:00-16:30Coffee break

SESSION 4 16:30-17:30
16:30-16:50 Reports from group leaders
16:50-17:00 Selection of research project to take forward (with £3,000 investment)
17:00-17:30 Next steps, strategies, and collaboration

The format of the Workshop is highly interactive. Material provided through the position papers will be covered in three discussion sessions, with each talk of 15 minutes in length plus 5 minutes for discussion. The aim of the breakout sessions is to come up with specific project proposals. We expect to work in small groups comprising 4-6 people and designate one person to serve as a facilitator of the discussion. During the summary session we will decide which project proposal we will sponsor and take forward.