ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries: CFP Now Available

screen-shot-2016-10-18-at-6-47-09-pmI’m incredibly honoured to be one of the Program Co-Chairs of the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL), being held at the University of Toronto this June.

Our Call for Papers is now online, and I’d love to see your submissions. As a digital humanist myself, if anybody who’s unfamiliar with the ACM/IEEE world of conferences but is interested in submitting a paper, please do reach out to me. I’d love to hear your ideas, thoughts, and beyond.

Looking forward to seeing many of you in June! For the Call for Papers, please read on:

1st Call for Papers

17th ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL ‘17)
#TOScale #TOAnalyze #TODiscover
June 19-23, 2017

Toronto, Ontario CA

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January 15, 2017 – Tutorial and Workshop proposal submissions
January 29, 2017 – Full paper and short paper submissions
February 1, 2017 – Notification of acceptance for tutorials and workshops
February 12, 2017 – Panel submissions
February 12, 2017 – Poster and demonstration submissions
March 20, 2017 – Notification of acceptance for full papers, short papers, panels, posters, and demonstrations
April 16, 2017 – Doctoral Consortium abstract submissions
April 16, 2017 – Final camera-ready deadline for full papers, short papers
April 26, 2017 – Final camera-ready deadline for posters, demonstrations, panels
May 1, 2017 – Notification of acceptance for Doctoral Consortium
June 19, 2017 – Tutorials and Doctoral Consortium
June 19 – 23, 2017 – Main Conference
June 22 – 23, 2017 – Workshops

The field of digital libraries has undergone dramatic changes as digital collections grow in scale and diversity. These changes call for novel analytical tools and methodologies for making sense of large amounts of heterogeneous data, for deriving diverse kinds of knowledge, and for linking across different collections and research disciplines. Thus the theme of the 2017 conference is #TOScale #TOAnalyze #TODiscover. Digital libraries must improve outreach efforts, engage diverse communities, and provide scholars and users with effective and flexible access to materials which will in turn empower them to make new observations and discoveries. This year, we particularly invite papers, panels, workshops, and tutorials that present new discovery methods for diverse kinds of collections and datasets (e.g., documents, images, sounds, videos), that apply recent technologies in related fields like machine learning and data mining, and that report on innovative digital library applications that engage diverse communities, facilitate user access, and enable discovery and exploration in all domains including science, art, and the humanities.

This year, in addition to the research-oriented program, we are organizing a practitioners’ day so experts and practitioners can share their experiences and report on major projects. Practitioner contributions will take the form of posters and demos.

Participation is sought from all parts of the world and from the full range of established and emerging disciplines and professions including computer science, information science, web science, data science, digital humanities, librarianship, data management, archival science and practice, museum studies and practice, information technology, medicine, social sciences, education and the humanities. Representatives from academe, government, industry, and others are invited to participate.

JCDL welcomes submissions from researchers and practitioners interested in all aspects of digital libraries such as: collection discovery and development, hybrid physical/digital collections; knowledge discovery; applications of machine learning and AI; services; digital preservation; system design; scientific data management; infrastructure and service design; implementation; interface design; human-computer interaction; performance evaluation; user research; crowdsourcing and human computation; intellectual property; privacy; electronic publishing; document genres; multimedia; user communities; and associated theoretical topics. Submissions that resonate with JCDL 2017 theme are especially welcome, although we will give equal consideration to all topics in digital libraries.

Full papers report on mature work, or efforts that have reached an important milestone, and must not exceed 10 pages. Accepted full papers will typically be presented in 20 minutes with 10 minutes for questions and discussion.

Short papers may highlight preliminary results to bring them to the community’s attention. They may also present theories or systems that can be described concisely in the limited space. Short papers must not exceed 4 pages in the conference format. Accepted short papers will typically be presented in 10 minutes with 5 minutes for questions and discussion.

Posters permit presentation of late-breaking results in an informal, interactive manner. Demonstrations showcase innovative digital library technologies and applications, allowing you to share your work directly with your colleagues in a high-visibility setting. Proposals for posters or demonstrations should consist of a title, extended abstract, and contact information for the authors, and should not exceed 2 pages in the conference format. Accepted posters and demonstrations will be displayed at the conference.

All paper submissions (full/short papers, posters and demos) should use the ACM Proceedings template and are to be submitted in electronic format via the conference’s EasyChair submission page [forthcoming-see website for link All accepted papers will be published by the ACM as conference proceedings and electronic versions will be included in both the ACM and IEEE digital libraries.



  • Robert H. McDonald, Indiana University Bloomington
  • Nicholas Worby, University of Toronto Libraries


  • Cathy Marshall, Texas A&M University
  • Ian Milligan, Department of History, University of Waterloo
  • Adam Jatowt, School of Informatics, Kyoto University


* Leanne Trimble, University of Toronto Libraries

* Jiangping Chen, College of Information, University of North Texas

* Martin Klein, University of California Los Angeles Library
* Periklis Andritsos, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto

* Michele C. Weigle, Department of Computer Science, Old Dominion University
* Xiaozhong Liu, School of Informatics & Computing, Indiana University – Bloomington

* Glen Newton, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
* Kim Pham, University of Toronto – Scarborough Libraries

* Justin Brunelle, MITRE
* Emily Maemura, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto

* Jim Hahn, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library

* Michael Nelson, Department of Computer Science, Old Dominion University

* Christina Tooulias-Santolin, University of Toronto Libraries

* Jesse Carliner, University of Toronto Libraries
* Nattiya Kanhabua, Department of Computer Science, Aalborg University

* Kyla Everall, University of Toronto Libraries

* University of Toronto Libraries

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