Call for Doctoral Consortium Papers

Submissions, in the format of extended abstracts of up to 10 pages, must focus on digital libraries related issues, and should summarize work at a stage of progress in which feedback from the international community might be of value. It is expected that students who submit extended abstracts have already finished the first part of their research (one-two years of their studies), but still are in the middle of their research work.

A panel of prominent researchers participating in the TPDL2016 Program Committee will conduct the workshop. They will review all the submissions and comment on the content of the work 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. The following 20 minutes are reserved for discussion and feedback from the panel of reviewers. The Doctoral Consortium will take place on a single full day. Limited number of students will have the opportunity to participate.

Submissions should be related to one or more of the conference themes as stated in the Call for Contributions. Moreover, they should be presented in a way that demonstrates the link to the chosen conference theme(s), and they should contain:

  • a clear formulation of the research topic and research hypotheses;
  • an outline of the significant problems in the field and their current solutions;
  • a description of the proposed approach and its expected contributions;
  • a discussion of preliminary results;
  • an evaluation (-plan) of the research.

All papers must be written in English and follow Springer’s LNCS guidelines. Please submit your paper via the conference submission system

The deadline for submissions is June 1, 2016 June 12, 2016 (extended).