15th International Conference on Electronic Publishing
June 22-24, 2011, Istanbul, Turkey
Conference web site: www.elpub.net
Digital Publishing and Mobile Technologies
Smart phones and tablet computers such as iPhone and iPad have not only increased the pace of digital publishing but also fueled sharing digital information instantly in textual, audio and video formats through social networks. It is projected that mobile data traffic will grow 40 times over the next five years and that more people will, by 2013, access the Web from their mobile devices than from their desktop computers. Mobile technologies could “push digital publishing past tipping point by 2014,” as people are using digital magazines and journals much more often than their print equivalents.
“Digital Publishing and Mobile Technologies” will be the main theme of the 15th International Conference on Electronic Publishing (ELPUB), to be held in Istanbul, Turkey, from June 22-24, 2011. ELPUB2011 will bring together both researchers and practitioners to discuss digital publishing and mobile applications along with their implications for scholarly communication, information services, e-learning, e-businesses and digital cultural heritage sector. Digital publishing software and applications for mobile devices will be highlighted along with the integration of their functional capabilities such as location awareness with digital resources. Methods by which digital content can be repurposed for mobile devices and mobile users will also be discussed, as they have different browsing, reading and viewing habits.
We welcome research papers from members of the communities whose work are transforming the nature of digital publishing, scholarly communication, mobile technologies, and mobile information services. We also welcome practical papers and case studies dealing with various aspects of the main theme of the conference. Main topics include (but not limited to) the following:
Digital Publishing and Mobile Applications
Digital Publishing, Libraries, Archives and Museums
Scholarly Communication and Mobile Information Services
Social Networks and Mobile Technologies
Mobile Learning and Digital Cultural Heritage
Mobile Information Organization and Retrieval
Contributions are invited for the following categories:
- Research papers (up to 10 pages; please use the template in the conference web site)
- Posters (up to 3 pages; please use the template in the conference web site)
- Extended abstracts (a minimum of 1,000 and maximum of 1,500 words; please specify it as “extended abstract” using the template)
- Tutorials (abstract min. of 500 and max. of 1,000 words)
- Workshops (abstract min. of 500 and max. of 1,000 words)
- Demonstration (abstract min. of 500 and max. of 1,000 words)
Student papers and posters are also welcome.
All submissions are subject to double-blind peer review and acceptance by the international ELPUB Programme Committee. Accepted full papers will be published in the conference proceedings book and indexed in A&I services. Accepted abstracts will be extended to full papers and published online only. Final versions of all the works will be available online and archived at: http://elpub.scix.net.
Please use the template available in the conference web site to prepare your contributions and proposals, and send them to us through the Conference Management System available in the conference web site.
See the conference web site for detailed instructions: http://www.elpub.net.
Conference dates and location: June 22-24, 2011, Kadir Has University, Istanbul (European Capital of Culture 2010)
Conference Host: Department of Information Management, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
General Chair: Yaşar Tonta, Hacettepe University, Department of Information Management, Ankara, Turkey, tonta at hacettepe.edu.tr
Programme Chair: Ana Alice Baptista, University of Minho, Portugal. analice at dsi.uminho.pt
Conference information: http://www.elpub.net
All suggestions and comments are welcome. Please send us your ideas about possible invited speakers at tonta at hacettepe.edu.tr
Looking forward to your contributions to and participation in the conference.
Yaşar Tonta, General Chair, Hacettepe University, Turkey
Ana Alice Baptista, Programme Chair, University of Minho, Portugal