Call for Papers

Authors are asked to submit original papers relating to the research themes and topics of interest listed below.

Some of the research themes that this workshop aims to address include, but are not limited to:

  1. The development of appropriate representations and techniques for the automatic or semi-automatic extraction of metadata from source documents;
  2. The automatic identification of entities, in large volumes of documents, and the relationships between these entities;
  3. The provision of services and applications capable of linking and contextualizing content across large volumes of documents;
  4. The facilitation of search and navigation through innovative user interfaces and visualisations;
  5. The design of usable and useful interactive systems for digital libraries;
  6. The evaluation of different solutions to the above through effective usability studies using existing collections of documents.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following themes related to Digital Libraries:


  • Extracting semantics, entities, and patterns from large digital library collections
  • Interlinking and contextualizing ubiquitous data
  • Interoperability and Information integration
  • Impact and evaluation of digital libraries


  • User behaviour and modelling for digital libraries
  • Advanced methods for information discovery and exploration
  • Interfaces to information for novices and experts
  • User studies related to digital libraries interfaces
  • Educational uses of digital libraries


  • NLP techniques for searching across multilingual full text digital collections
  • Novel methods and techniques for information visualization
  • Personal digital information management
  • Personalisation and recommendation of search results


  • Information visualization in digital libraries
  • Navigating information spaces
  • Supporting exploration using enriched digital library content
  • Navigation using visual metaphors
  • Visualisation of large-scale information environments


We are accepting submissions for the Research Papers Track.

For the Research Papers Track we welcome submissions of original work that has not been submitted or published elsewhere. We encourage full papers (max 6 pages) describing significant work in progress, late breaking results or ideas and challenges for the domain. Possibly papers can be accepted as full papers or as posters.

Authors of accepted full papers will be given the opportunity to extend a revised final version for the final proceedings.

All accepted papers will be published in the proceedings.

Submissions should follow the ACM SIG proceedings format (standard style). The review process is single-blind review and each paper will be reviewed by at least 3 members of the program committee.

Research Track  papers should be submitted in pdf format to easychair no later than midnight Pacific Daylight Time on 4th May, 2014.

Accepted papers will be published in the CEUR workshop proceedings and selected high quality submissions will be published in the supplementary proceedings of i-KNOW 2014.

Challenge Track

A themed challenge is currently also being organised. We will shortly be announcing the details.