Joint Conference on Digital Libraries 2018

Fort Worth, Texas, USA

June 3 – 7, 2018



The ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries in 2018 (JCDL 2018) will be hosted by three units of the University of North Texas (UNT) — the College of Information, the UNT Health Science Center, and the UNT Libraries. It will be held at the UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth, the rustic and artistic threshold into the American West. Its co-organizer includes the School of Information Management at Wuhan University.



From Data to Wisdom: Resilient Integration across Societies, Disciplines, and Systems



Communities Welcomed: 

JCDL welcomes interesting submissions ranging across theories, systems, services, and applications. We invite those managing, operating, developing, curating, evaluating, or utilizing digital libraries broadly defined, covering academic or public institutions, including archives, museums, and social networks. We seek involvement of those in iSchools, as well as working in computer or information or social sciences and technologies. Multiple tracks and sessions will ensure tailoring to researchers, practitioners, and diverse communities including data science/analytics, data curation/stewardship, information retrieval, human-computer interaction, hypertext (and Web/network science), multimedia, publishing, preservation, digital humanities, machine learning/AI, heritage/culture, health/medicine, policy, law, and privacy/intellectual property.



Additional Topics of Interest:
In addition to the topics indicated above, the following are some of the many topics that will be considered relevant, as long as connections are made to digital libraries:

l   Collaborative and participatory information environments

l   Crowdsourcing and human computation

l   Cyberinfrastructure architectures, applications, and deployments

l   Distributed information systems

l   Document genres

l   Extracting semantics, entities, and patterns from large collections

l   Information and knowledge systems

l   Information visualization

l   Infrastructure and service design

l   Knowledge discovery

l   Linked data and its applications

l   Performance evaluation

l   Personal digital information management

l   Scientific data management

l   Social media, architecture, and applications

l   Social networks, virtual organizations and networked information

l   User behavior and modeling

l   User communities and user research


Important Dates:


Jan. 15, 2018 - Tutorial and workshop proposal submissions

Jan. 15, 2018 - Full paper and short paper submissions

Jan. 29, 2018 - Panel, poster and demonstration submissions

Feb. 1, 2018   - Notification of acceptance for tutorials and workshops

Mar. 8, 2018 - Notification of acceptance for full papers, short papers, panels, posters, and demonstrations

Mar. 25, 2018            - Doctoral Consortium abstract submissions

Apr. 5, 2018   - Notification of acceptance for Doctoral Consortium

Apr. 15, 2018            - Final camera-ready deadline for full papers, short papers, panels, posters, and demonstrations

Jun. 3, 2018              - Tutorials and Doctoral Consortium

Jun. 4 – 6, 2018         - Main Conference

Jun. 6 – 7, 2018         - Workshops


Organizing Committee:

General Chairs

² Jiangping Chen, College of Information, UNT

² Marcos André Gonçalves, Federal University of Minas Gerais

Publicity Chairs

² Unmil Karadkar, University of Texas at Austin

² Brenda Reyes, College of Information, UNT

² Mat Kelly, Old Dominion University

Program Chairs

² Edward A Fox, Virginia Tech

² Min-Yen Kan, National University of Singapore

² Vivien Petras, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Publication Chairs

² Daqing He, University of Pittsburg

² Dan Wu, Wuhan University

² Faryaneh Poursardar, Texas A&M University

Local Organization Chairs

² Daniel Burgard, UNT Health Science Center Library

² Mark Phillips, UNT Libraries

Tutorial Chairs

² Lillian (Boots) Cassel, Villanova University

² Wei Jin, Computer Science, UNT


² Jeonghyun (Annie) Kim, College of Information, UNT

² Xiaozhong Liu, Indiana University Bloomington

Workshop Chairs

² Zhiwu Xie, Virgina Tech Libraries

² Kazunari Sugiyama, National University of Singapore

Sponsorship Chairs

² Abdulrahman Habib, College of Information, UNT

² Martin Halbert, UNT Libraries

Panel Chairs

² Robert H. McDonald, Indiana University Bloomington

² Yohei Seki, University of Tsukuba

Doctoral Consortium Chairs

² Stephen Downie, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

² Oksana Zavalina, College of Information, UNT

Poster & Demo Chairs

² Richard Furuta, Texas A&M University

² Daniel Alemneh, UNT Libraries

² Liangcai Gao, Peking University

Continuity Chair

² Michael Nelson, Old Dominion University

Volunteer Chair

² Michele Whitehead, UNT Health Science Center Library