First Announcement and Call for Papers:

The 1st International Workshop on New Developments in Digital Libraries (NDDL-2001)


[Leaflet in PDF]


Technical Programme (Version in PDF)
Accepted Papers

July 6-7, 2001 -- Setúbal, Portugal

Attached to the Third International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS2001) 7-10 July 2001 (


Pedro Isaias, Universidade Aberta (Portuguese Open University), Portugal (

Workshop Background and Goals

The Digital Library field is an evolving one. New developments appear every day in the area and within related areas. This workshop intends to focus in application areas following the ICEIS interest to join university level research to company implementations.

This workshop will serve as a forum to gather researchers, practitioners, students and anyone that works or studies the field. The workshop will expose new developments, and hopefully provide exchange of ideas and discussion on specific areas.

The workshop won’t be finished when it ends - a web site will be created to continue gathering people, conveying information and discussing ideas on Digital Libraries topics.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to

  • Software Agents
  • Metadata Issues
  • Digital Library Prototypes
  • Systems Interoperability
  • Evaluation Issues
  • Searching and Browsing
  • Multimedia Libraries
  • Digital Library Development Frameworks
  • Studies of Digital Library Usage
  • Practical Results from R&D Projects

Format of the Workshop

The workshop will comprise of invited talks and oral presentations. The proceedings of the workshop will be published in the form of a book.

Submission of Papers

Prospective authors are invited to submit papers for oral presentation in any of the areas listed above. Only full papers in English will be accepted, and the length of the paper should not exceed 10 pages (5000 words).  Postscript/RTF versions of the manuscript should be sent electronically to the workshop secretariat (see e-mail below).

Important Dates

Full Paper Submission: 5th February 2001
Author Notification: 15th March 2001
Final Camera-Ready Submission and Registration: 5th April 2001

Workshop Programme Committee

Steve Jones, University of Waikato, New Zealand
Enrico Motta, The Open University, UK
António de Sousa da Câmara, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Geoffrey C. Bowker, University of California San Diego, USA
Joaquim Filipe, Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal, Portugal
Hanne Albrechtsen, Risoe National Laboratory, Denmark
Jens-Erik Mai, University of Washington, USA
Nuno Guimarães, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Gert Fieguth, Fachhochschule Kehl, Germany
Wendy P. Lougee, University of Michigan, USA

Conference Location

The workshop will be held at the Escola Superior de Tecnologia of the Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal. Setúbal is located at the south bank of Tagus river, about 50 km from Lisbon.


ICEIS Secretariat - The First International Workshop on New Developments in Digital Libraries

Rua Vale de Chaves – Estefanilha,
2914-508 Setúbal - Portugal
Fax: +351 265 721 869
Tel: +351 265 790 000

E-mail: w2-secretariat ( at )
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