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[InetBib] ELPUB2008 - CFP deadline EXTENDED to January 31, 2008

    *** Apologies for cross posting ***

Due to numerous requests for a postponement, and compatible with
the review process and the publication time, the deadline for abstracts
submission has been extended to January 31: NEW DATE!

12th International Conference on Electronic Publishing
25 to 27 June 2008, Toronto, Canada

Second Call for Papers ELPUB2008
New submission deadline: January 31, 2008


Open Scholarship: Authority, Community and Sustainability in the Age of Web

Scholarly communications, in particular scholarly publications, are 
undergoing tremendous changes. Researchers, universities, funding 
bodies, research libraries and publishers are responding in different 
ways, from active experimentation, adaptation, to strong resistance. 
The ELPUB2008 conference will focus on key issues on the future of 
scholarly communications resulting from the intersection of semantic 
web technologies, the development of cyberinfrastructure for 
humanities and the sciences, and new dissemination channels and 
business models. We welcome a wide variety of papers from members of 
these communities whose research and experiments are transforming the 
nature of scholarly communications. Topics include but are not restricted

*   New Publishing models, tools, services and roles
*   New scholarly constructs and discourse methods
*   Innovative business models for scholarly publishing
*   Multilingual and multimodal interfaces
*   Services and technology for specific user communities, media, and
*   Content search, analysis and retrieval
*   Interoperability, scalability and middleware infrastructure to 
facilitate awareness and discovery
*   Personalisation technologies (e.g. social tagging, folksonomies, 
RSS, microformats)
*   Metadata creation, usage and interoperability
*   Semantic web issues
*   Data mining, text harvesting, and dynamic formatting
*   User generated content and its relation to publisher's content
*   Usage and citation impact
*   Security, privacy and copyright issues
*   Digital preservation, content authentication
*   Recommendations, guidelines, interoperability standards

Author Guidelines
Contributions are invited for the following categories:
     - Single papers (abstract minimum of 1,000 and maximum of 1500 words)
     - Tutorial (abstract minimum of  500 and maximum of 1500 words)
     - Workshop (abstract max of 1000 words)
     - Poster (abstract max of 500 words)
     - Demonstration (abstract max of 500 words)

Abstracts must be submitted following the instructions on the 
conference website: <http://www.elpub.net/>http://www.elpub.net

Key Dates:
January 31th 2008: New deadline for submission of abstracts (in all 

February 28, 2008: Authors will be notified of the acceptance of 
submitted papers and workshop proposals.

April 11th, 2008: Final papers must be received. See website for 
detailed author instructions.

Posters (A1-format) and demonstration materials should be brought by 
their authors at the conference time. Only abstracts of these 
contributions will be published in the conference proceedings. 
Information on requirements for workshops and tutorials proposals 
will soon be posted on the website.

All submissions are subjected to peer review (double-blind) and 
accepted by the international ELPUB Programme Committee. Accepted 
full papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Printed 
proceedings are distributed during the conference. Electronic 
versions of the contributions will be archived at:


The ELPUB 2008 conference will keep the tradition of the previous 
international conferences on electronic publishing, held in the 
United Kingdom (in 1997 and 2001), Hungary (1998), Sweden (1999), 
Russia (2000), the Czech Republic (2002), Portugal (2003), Brazil 
(2004), Belgium (2005), Bulgaria (2006) and Austria (2007), which is 
to bring together researchers, lecturers, librarians, developers, 
business executives, entrepreneurs, managers, users and all those 
interested in issues regarding electronic publishing in a wide 
variety of contexts. These include the human, cultural, economic, 
social, technological, legal, commercial, and other relevant aspects 
that such an exciting theme encompasses.

Three distinguishing features of this conference are: broad scope of 
topics which creates a unique atmosphere of active exchange and 
learning about various aspects of scholarly communications and 
electronic publishing; combination of general and technical issues; 
and a condensed procedure of submission, revision and publication of 
proceedings which guarantees presentations of most recent work.

ELPUB 2008 offers a variety of activities, such as workshops, 
tutorials, panel debates, poster presentation and demonstrations.  A 
variety of social events and sight-seeing tours will be available to 
participants (at additional costs). Please see the conference web 
site for details.

Conference Location: Toronto, Canada. Toronto is one of the most 
vibrant cities in North-America. It has a large multicultural 
population, is the largest city in Canada and the 5th-largest city in 
North America. There are many world class galleries and museums 
across the city and you will find authentic cuisines from around the 
world at reasonable prices.

Conference Host: Knowledge Media Design Institute (KMDI), University 
of Toronto. KMDI  is a graduate research and teaching institute at 
the University of Toronto, and an intellectual incubator fostering 
cross-disciplinary initiatives across the university. The work of the 
institute spans both the scientific study of the ways in which media 
shapes and is shaped by human activity, and the practical work of 
founding an interdisciplinary nexus for design and evaluation of both 
media and media technologies. KMDI has acknowledged leadership, 
substantial research programs and broad participation in three major 
areas: collaboration and collaboration technologies, the phenomenon 
of openness and new forms of knowledge production and dissemination, 
and public policy and citizen engagement.

General Chair: Leslie Chan, University of Toronto Scarborough, 

Programme Chair: Susanna Mornati, CILEA - Inter-Academic Consortium 
for ICT, Italy, mornati@xxxxxxxx

Inquiries: <mailto:elpub2008@xxxxxxxxx>elpub2008@xxxxxxxxx
Web site: <http://www.elpub.net/>http://www.elpub.net

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