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FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS : International Conference on
Digital Libraries (ICDL 2006)
December 5-8, 2006 ? India Habitat Center, New Delhi, India
www.teriin.org/events/icdl

Dear Colleagues,

ICDL is a major international forum focusing on digital libraries and
related issues. It aims to consolidate and expand concerted efforts to
bridge the digital divide. ICDL2006 proposes to focus on Information
Management for Global Access through the creation, adoption,
implementation and utilization of DLs. It also intends to offer a common
platform to put forth innovative ideas, discuss classical knowledge
management and DL concepts in an open forum, and promote closer
cooperation between experts and end-
users. About 40 renowned and experienced speakers from India and abroad
will be sharing their experiences. For detail information about the
conference please visit the website www.teriin.org/events/icdl

As you may be aware that TERI had earlier organized the ICDL
(International Conference on Digital Libraries) 2004, in partnership with
Department of Culture, Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Government of
India from 24 to 27 February 2004. The conference was inaugurated by
Hon'ble President of India. More than 750 participants from 36 countries
and 55 invited speakers from 16 countries and 80 contributed speakers
shared their experiences on a single platform. The conference was able to
create awareness and enthusiasm within the community which afterwards
witnessed several digital library and knowledge management initiatives in
India.

You are invited to submit your papers to the 2nd International Conference
on Digital Libraries, to be held in New Delhi, India 5-8 December, 2006.
Contributions are invited for conference sessions, tutorials, poster
presentations and workshops.

TOPICS :
The relevant topics include the following (but not limited to) :
        Planning, development, and management of digital libraries
        Online information management
        Content organization and knowledge management
        System scalability and interoperability
        Semantics, thesauri, and ontology
        Information storage and retrieval for global access
        Open archives initiatives
        User studies and system evaluation
        E-learning
        Multi-lingual information retrieval system and unicode
        Digital divide
        Digital preservation
        Standards in digital library design and development
        Dublin core and metadata standards
        DRM and copyrights issues
        Digital library services
        Digital library network and information sharing
        E-publishing
        Economic issues of DL and e-learning
        Tools and techniques for DL
        DL models and architectures


Paper Submission Information :

All papers must be original in contribution and authors are expected to
transfer the copyright to TERI. Papers must be written in English and
limited to 5000 words.  Each paper should contain a list of about five
keywords. The paper should also mention the topic under which it falls
from the above list of topics or any other. Send your paper in MS Word
(any version) format. For Detail submission details and author guidelines,
please refer to the conference website. Full paper should be submitted
electronically at ([log in to unmask]) by 1 June, 2006.

Important Dates :

Intimation with interest to submit paper with extended abstract -  1 May
2006
Submission of full papers -1 June 2006
Notification of acceptance of paper with comments -  15 Aug 2006
Submission of the final paper after incorporating comments -15 September
2006
Early Bird Registration Deadline -  15 Oct 2006

Registration Information :
For details about the conference registration fee for all presenters and
participants and other registration information, please refer to the
conference website (www.teriin.org/events/icdl )

Sponsorship details, Products & Services Exhibitors and business sessions

For details visit conference website (www.teriin.org/events/icdl) or
e-mail at  [log in to unmask]

For any queries contact at ?

Debal C Kar
Organising Secretary
ICDL2006 Conference Secretariat
TERI, Darbari Seth Block
IHC Complex, Lodhi Road
New Delhi - 110 003, India
Phone - 91-11-24682141, 24682111 or 24682100
Fax - 91-11-24682144, 2468 2145
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