[Air-L] JCDL 2009 - Doctoral Consortium - CFP

Megan Winget megan at ischool.utexas.edu
Wed Mar 4 08:54:05 PST 2009


Doctoral Consortium CFP
The Doctoral Consortium of the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital  
Call for Participation
June 15 - 19, 2009 - Austin, TX

What is the Doctoral Consortium?

The Doctoral Consortium is a workshop for Ph.D. students from all over  
world who are in the early phases of their dissertation work (i.e., the
consortium is not intended for those who are finished or nearly finished
with their dissertation). The goal of the Doctoral Consortium is to help
students with their thesis and research plans by providing feedback and
general advice on using the research environment in a constructive and
international atmosphere. Students will present and discuss their thesis
in the context of a well-known and established international conference
outside of their usual university atmosphere. The workshop will take
place on a single full day. Up to 15 students will have the  
opportunity to
participate. Limited funding may be available to partially offset travel
and registration costs for those students with severe financial need.

Several prominent professors and experienced practitioners in the field
of digital library research in organizations from different countries
and continents will conduct the workshop. They will review all the
submissions and comment on the content of the thesis as well as on the
presentation. Students will have 20 minutes to present their research,
focusing on the main theme of their thesis, what they have achieved
so far and how they plan to continue their work. Another 20 minutes
is reserved for discussion and feedback from both the professors and
other participants. In the course of the workshop students will also get
advice on more general questions, e.g. the differences of Ph.D. studies
in different countries.

Call for Papers and Topics

Students interested in participating in the Doctoral Consortium should
submit an extended abstract (see details below) describing their
Digital Library research. Submissions relating to any aspect of Digital
Library research, development, and evaluation are welcomed, including:
technical advances, usage and impact studies, policy analyses, social
and institutional implications, theoretical contributions, interaction
and design advances, and innovative in the sciences, humanities,
and education.

To apply for participation at the Doctoral Consortium, please
provide an extended abstract of your doctoral work and upload it at
www.jcdl2009.org. The extended abstract is restricted to 4000 words
(approx. 8 pages). Submissions should be submitted electronically in
pdf format. The abstracts should

* Clearly formulate the research question,

* Identify the significant problems in the field of research,

* Summarize the current knowledge of the problem domain, as well
as the state of the art for solutions,

* Clearly present any preliminary research plans and ideas, and
the results achieved so far,

* Sketch the research methodology that is to be applied,

* Describe the expected contributions of the applicant to the
research area, and

* (For technical research) describes how the research is innovative,
novel or extends existing approaches to a problem.

Submissions will be judged on originality, significance, correctness,
and clarity. Workshop participation is limited to 15 Ph.D. students.


Accepted abstracts will be distributed to participants as the workshop
proceedings and made available to participants via the JCDL Doctoral
Consortium digitally.  Participants will be invited to include their
abstracts in a special issue of the TCDL Bulletin, the publication of
the IEEE-CS Technical Committee on Digital Libraries.

Important Dates

March 23, 2009  Deadline for submission of abstracts

April 10, 2009  Notification of acceptance

June 15, 2009   Doctoral Consortium

June 15 - 19, 2009  JCDL

Contact Address

Requests for information should be e-mailed to megan at ischool.utexas.edu
and mln at cs.odu.edu.
Megan A. Winget, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
School of Information
University of Texas at Austin
Sanchez Building, 562L
1 University Station, D7000
Austin, TX 78712-0390
Phone: 512.471.3969
Fax: 512.471.3971
web: http://www.ischool.utexas.edu/~megan/
email: megan at ischool.utexas.edu

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