Workshops at ECDL2008
For further info on workshops and their individual deadlines, please follow the links in the text below to each workshop's website
Cross Language Evaluation Forum (CLEF)
17-19 September 2008
The workshop of the Cross Language Evaluation Forum (CLEF) is an annual event in which the participants in the CLEF evaluation campaigns discuss their research in the field of multilingual information access and present their experiments aimed at testing various aspects of multilingual and multimedia system performance. The work of the groups participating in the CLEF 2008 campaign was presented in plenary and parallel paper and poster sessions. There were also break-out sessions for more in-depth discussion of the results of individual tracks and intentions for the future. The final sessions included discussions on ideas for new tracks in future campaigns. Overall, the workshop provided an ample panorama of the current state-of-the-art and the latest research directions in the multilingual information retrieval area with particular focus on the needs of digital library systems. For more information on the CLEF activities, see www.clef-campaign.org. The workshop was on invitation only. Please contact Carol Peters (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information.
International Web Archiving Workshop (IWAW)
18-19 September 2008
The 8th International Web Archiving Workshop provided a cross domain overview on active research and practice in all domains concerned with the acquisition, maintenance and preservation of digital objects for long-term access, with a particular focus on web archiving and studies on effective usage of this type of archives. For more information on IWAW, see http://iwaw.net/08/index.html
Foundations of Digital Libraries (DLFoundations 2008)
18 September 2008
The third edition of the Workshop on Foundations of Digital Libraries continued its outstanding activity in serving as a vehicle for consolidating and expanding the DELOS Reference Model as well for exploring other fundamental aspects of Digital Libraries. Its ultimate goal is to stimulate a process that can lead to a comprehensive and universally accepted model influencing future activities and development of Digital Library systems. To achieve its goals, the workshop focused on modeling the main concepts characterizing the Digital Library universe: Content, User, Functionality, Policy, Quality and Architecture. For more information, see www.delos.info/DLFoundations2008
Digital Object Repository Systems in Digital Libraries (DORSDL2)
18 September 2008
Digital libraries and digital repositories are - in many ways - two sides of the same coin. This workshop brought together researchers and practitioners from both fields, and aimed at transferring knowledge and connect. The target groups were primarily repository researchers, developers, and managers. The workshop addressed both experiences and novel concepts with a technological and/or organisational stance. The workshop aimed to cover a variety of practical digital library development issues and how their resolution can (or cannot) be carried out in the context of the digital object repository at hand. For more information, see http://dorsdl2.cvt.dk
Information Access to Cultural Heritage (IACH 2008)
18 September 2008
This workshop brought together academics carrying out research in the area of information access and practitioners working in the cultural heritage field. The goal of the workshop was promoting exchange of ideas concerning creation, curation, storage, retrieval and use of cultural heritage information. In particular, the workshop focused on the question of how the keepers of cultural heritage resources can improve information access by applying information technology and principles currently being developed in the area of information access. Following current trends, users were actively engaging with cultural heritage on the web, prompting heritage institutions to stimulate communities to grow around them. The workshop placed an additional emphasis on active user participation in cultural heritage, which creates new modes of access and contextualisation. For more information, please see: http://ilps.science.uva.nl/IACH2008
Networked Knowledge Organisation Systems and Services (NKOS)
19 September 2008
The 7th NKOS workshop at ECDL explores the potential of Networked Knowledge Organization Systems (NKOS), such as classification systems, taxonomies, thesauri, ontologies, and lexical databases. These tools attempt to model the underlying semantic structure of a domain for purposes of information retrieval, knowledge discovery, language engineering, and the semantic web. The workshop provided an opportunity to report and discuss projects, research, and development related to Networked Knowledge Organization Systems/Services in next-generation digital libraries.
The workshop consisted of an introduction, technical presentations, a poster session, and a concluding directed discussion. Submissions of extended abstracts were welcomed, for details see cfp at the workshop website: www.comp.glam.ac.uk/pages/research/hypermedia/nkos/nkos2008/
Very Large Digital Libraries (VLDL 2008)
19 September 2008
The first edition of the Workshop on Very Large Digital Libraries embraced the enthusiasms of recent advances in the realization of Digital Library systems capable of integrating arbitrarily large quantities of potentially heterogeneous and distributed content resources and service resources. New approaches and technologies have been devised to appropriately tackle the various matters arising in designing, developing and maintaining large-scale Digital Library systems. The goal of this workshop was to provide researchers, practitioners and application developers with a forum fostering a constructive exchange among all of such key actors. For more information, visit www.delos.info/vldl2008 or contact email@example.com.