Call for papers: 16th International Conference on Electronic Publishing

Elpub 2012

will be focusing on the social shaping of digital publishing by exploring the interplay between culture and technology. 
Conference dates and location: June 14-15, 2012, University of Minho, Guimarães (European Capital of Culture 2012), Portugal. 


Scope of Elpub 2012

Since the advent of the Web the processes and forms of electronic publishing have been changing. The Open Access movement has been a major driver of change in recent years in regard to scholarly communication. However, on other fields of application, such as e-government or e-learning, the changes are also evident. These are, in most cases, driven by technological advances, but there are many cases where social reality change pushes technology development. The social and the mobile Web and linked data are currently shaping the edge of research on digital publishing. Liquid publishing is on the more daring agendas. Digital Preservation is an issue that poses great challenges, still far from solved. The legal issues, security and trust continue to deserve our full attention.  We need new visualization techniques and Innovative Interfaces that keep pace with the global dimension of information.

This is the current scenario, but what will follow? What technologies and social and communication paradigms will we be discussing in ten or twenty years?

Topics of Elpub 2012

A wide variety of papers from members of the communities whose research and experiments are transforming the nature of electronic publishing and scholarly communications are welcome. Topics include but are not restricted to these seven main areas:
1 – Digital Scholarship, Open Access and Open Science
2 – Interoperability and the Intelligent Web
3 – The Social and Mobile Web
4 – The legal, secure and trustful Web 
5 – Innovative interfaces, interaction and visualization
6 – Failures and learnings
7 – The future of Digital Publishing

Important Dates

January  9, 2012: Deadline for submission of full-text papers and extended abstracts (in all categories).
February 20, 2012: Notification of acceptance of submitted papers and extended abstracts
March 26, 2012: Deadline for submissions of all final papers in camera ready form.

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