Call for papers

The 2015 edition of the 11th Italian Research Conference on Digital Libraries (IRCDL 2015) is committed to preserve the traditional emphasis on the multidisciplinary nature of the research on digital libraries, which has been characterizing the conference over the years. This multidisciplinary nature ranges from computer science to humanities in the broader sense, including research areas such as archival and library information sciences, information management systems, semantic technologies, information retrieval, and new knowledge environments. This is a continued challenge for the DL field and there is the need to continue to contribute to improve the cooperation between the many communities that share common objectives.

Another focus of IRCDL 2015 will be on the deep changes affecting the world of scientific communication, where new non linear but object-centric products are progressively taking shape, and on the growing role of the integration, publication, and preservation of research data.


Topics include but are not limited to:


Research papers, describing original ideas on those topics and on other fundamental aspects of digital libraries and technology, are solicited. Moreover, short papers on early research results, demos, and projects are also welcome. Research papers presenting original works should not exceed 12 pages, whereas short papers on early research results should not exceed 6 pages, and papers presenting demos or projects should not exceed 4 pages.

Papers should be submitted electronically as a PDF file at:

Submissions must be formatted according to Authors Instructions for Springer-Verlag LNCS Proceedings. Accepted papers in PDF format will be published in on-line proceedings (max 12 pages) at the time of the conference and presented at the conference. After the conference some selected authors will be invited to submit a revised version of their paper for a possible inclusion in the post-proceedings volume. The revised version of each paper must take into account the suggestions and the comments received during the discussion at the conference; the revised versions are going to be reviewed by at least two reviewers.

Important dates

Conference: January 29-30, 2015

Submission Deadline: December 12 December 22, 2014 at Noon (CET)
Acceptance Notification: January 9 January 12, 2015
Final version submission: January 19, 2015

Registration deadline: January 23, 2015
Post-Proceedings Revised Version Submission: April 3, 2015
Post-proceedings Publication: by September, 2015

Post-proceedings volume
The IRCDL 2015 post-proceedings volume is planned to be published in the Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) series of Springer.