[Asis-l] JCDL/ICADL Doctoral Consortium

Sally Jo Cunningham sallyjo at cs.waikato.ac.nz
Tue Mar 23 21:40:59 EDT 2010

Please spread the word about the JCDL Doctoral Consortium!  Note that  
there is the possibility of financial support for travel for  
participants, and that thanks to the kind sponsorship of NTU and UBC,  
there is no charge for the participants for the event itself.

The Doctoral Consortium of the JOINT JCDL/ICADL

Call for Participation
June 21 - 25, 2010 – Surfer’s Paradise, Gold Coast, Australia
For the first time in 2010, the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital  
Libraries (JCDL) and the annual International Conference on Asia- 
Pacific Digital Libraries (ICADL) will be held together at the Gold  
Coast in Australia.  A Doctoral Consortium, part of the joint program,  
will be co-sponsored by the two conferences on June 21, 2010.

What is the Doctoral Consortium?

The Doctoral Consortium is a workshop for Ph.D. students from all over  
the 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 research in the context of a well-known  
and established international conference, in a supportive atmosphere  
with other doctoral students and a panel of established researchers.  
The workshop will take place on a single full day (June 21, 2010).  
Limited funding may be available to partially offset travel and  
registration costs for those students with financial need.
A panel of 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 10  
to 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.
The Doctoral Consortium is jointly sponsored by the School of Library,  
Archival and Information Studies, University of British Columbia,  
Canada and the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information,  
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.  There is no registration  
fee for doctoral students who are accepted for the Doctoral Consortium.
Call for Papers and Topics

Students interested in participating in the Doctoral Consortium should  
submit an extended abstract 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 applications 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 from the link  
on the Doctoral Consortium webpage, http://www.jcdl-icadl2010.org/doccon.php 
. 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.
For further details please contact the Doctoral Consortium co-chairs:

Edie Rasmussen ( University of British Columbia ) at edie.rasmussen at ubc.ca
Schubert Foo ( Nanyang Technological University ) at sfoo at pmail.ntu.edu.sg

Accepted abstracts will be distributed to participants as the workshop  
proceedings.  Participants will be invited to publish a revised  
version of their position papers in a special issue of the TCDL  
Bulletin, the publication of the IEEE-CS Technical Committee on  
Digital Libraries.

  Important Dates

March 31, 2010                                    Deadline for  
submission of abstracts
April 20, 2010                      Notification of acceptance
June 21, 2010                      Doctoral Consortium
June 21 - 25, 2010             ICADL/JCDL 2010
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