The International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL) constitutes a leading scientific forum on digital libraries that brings together researchers, developers, content providers and users in the field of digital libraries. TPDL 2016 will take place in Hannover, Germany on September 5-9, 2016. The conference will be jointly organized by the L3S Research Center and the German National Library of Science and Technology.

TPDL 2016 General Theme: "Overcoming the Limits of Digital Archives"


Our Keynote Speakers

David Bainbridge
University of Waikato, and Director of the New Zealand Digital Library Research Project

Mozart's Laptop: Implications for Creativity in Multimedia Digital Libraries and Beyond

Tuesday, 06.09.2016, 9:30 – 10:30

Jan Rybicki

Jan Rybicki
Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland

Pretty Things Done with (Electronic) Texts: Why We Need Full-Text Access

Wednesday, 07.09.2016, 9:30 – 10:30

Tony Veale
University College Dublin,

Metaphors All the Way Down: The many practical uses of figurative language understanding

Thursday, 8.9.2016, 11:00 - 12:00

Conference Patron

The Organizing Committee is glad that the Prime Minister of the federal state of Lower Saxony Stephan Weil has kindly accepted the invitation to be the Patron of TPDL 2016.

8 September 2016

Best Paper and Poster/Demo Awards

It’s our pleasure to inform you that the following contributions received awards during TPDL 2016:

Best Paper Award

  • Leonidas Papachristopoulos, Giannis Tsakonas, Michalis Sfakakis, Nikos Kleidis, Christos Papatheodorou. The “Nomenclature of Multidimensionality” in the Digital Libraries Evaluation Domain

Best Poster/Demo Award

  • Joffrey Decourselle. Case-oriented Semantic Enrichment of Bibliographic Entities

Congratulations to the authors of the above works!


30 August 2016

Conference4Me App

The Conference4me smartphone app provides you with the most comfortable tool for planning your participation in TPDL 2016. Browse the complete programme directly from your phone or tablet and create your very own agenda on the fly. The app is available for Android, iOS and Windows Phone devices.

26 July 2016

TPDL 2016 Sponsors

We are happy to announce that this years TPDL will be sponsored by the Elsevier B.V. (at the gold level) and Ex Libris and Gesis (at the bronze level). We warmly acknowledge their financial support.

27 June 2016

TPDL Program is now online

Check out the Program at a Glance for an overview or use the detailed schedule in ConfTool.