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Digital Library Architectures: Peer-to-Peer, Grid, and Service-Orientation

Sixth Thematic Workshop of the EU Network of Excellence DELOS on Digital Library Architectures
S. Margherita di Pula (Cagliari), Italy, 24-25 June, 2004

For more information on the event, please click here.

Call for papers

This is the sixth workshop in a series of thematic workshops organised by DELOS, a Network of Excellence in Digital Libraries. DELOS (formerly funded under the FP5 and presently funded under FP6) has a broad vision: Future digital libraries (DLs) should enable any citizen to access human knowledge any time and anywhere, in a friendly, multi-modal, efficient and effective way. The main objective of the DELOS network is thus to define and conduct a joint program of activities in order to integrate and coordinate the ongoing research activities of the research teams in the field of DLs for the purpose of developing the next generation digital library technologies. This sixth workshop is devoted to the architectural infrastructure of future DLs. The objective of the workshop is to bring together researchers interested in the architecture and related basic services that allow to build and operate DLs and to identify ongoing research directions. Ideally the infrastructure combines concepts and techniques from the following fields:

  • Peer-to-Peer Data Management
  • Grid Middleware
  • Service-oriented Architecture

Peer-to-peer (P2P) architectures allow for loosely coupled integration of information services and sharing of information such as recommendations and annotations. Different aspects of peer-to-peer systems (e.g. indexes, and P2P application platforms) must be combined. Grid computing middleware is needed because certain services within digital libraries are complex and computationally intensive (e.g., extraction of features in multimedia documents to support content-based similarity search or for information mining in bio-medical data). The service-oriented architecture (SoA) provides mechanisms to describe the semantics and usage of information services. Moreover, in a SoA we have mechanisms to combine services into workflow processes for sophisticated search and maintenance of dependencies.

It is obvious that elements of all three directions should be combined in a synthesis for future DLs architectures. Therefore, a main goal of this workshop is to provide a forum for discussing the development and integration of building blocks and services for DLs infrastructures from these and related areas. In the spirit of a workshop we ask for extended abstracts describing ongoing research and development.

Abstract Submission

Submissions in form of extended abstracts, not exceeding two pages based on Springer's LNCS style, should be sent in PDF to before April 24, 2004. Accepted papers will be published in the DELOS workshop proceedings.

Important Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline: April 24, 2004
Notification of Acceptance: May 10, 2004
Camera-Ready Full Version: June 14, 2004

This workshop is co-located with SEBD 2004 - the 12th Italian Symposium on Advanced Database Systems.

Program Committee

  • Maristella Agosti (University of Padua, Italy)
  • Elisa Bertino (University of Milano, Italy)
  • Donatelli Castelli (CNR-ISTI, Italy)
  • Stavros Christodoulakis (Technical University of Chania, Greece)
  • Wilhelm Hasselbring (OFFIS Oldenburg, Germany)
  • Yannis Ioannidis (University of Athens, Greece)
  • Martin Kersten (CWI Amsterdam, Netherlands)
  • Liz Lyon (UKOLN Bath, United Kingdom)
  • Erich Neuhold (FhG Darmstadt, Germany)
  • Hans-Jörg Schek (ETH Zürich, Switzerland/UMIT Innsbruck, Austria)
  • Heiko Schuldt (UMIT Innsbruck, Austria)
  • Can Türker (ETH Zürich, Switzerland)
  • Gerhard Weikum (MPI Saarbrücken, Germany)
  • Pavel Zezula (Masaryk University Brno, Czech Republic)

Workshop Organization

Maristella Agosti, Chair
University of Padua
Department of Information Engineering
Via Gradenigo 6/a
I-35131 Padova, Italy

Hans-Jörg Schek, PC Chair
ETH Zurich and UMIT Innsbruck

Can Türker, Co-Chair
ETH Zurich

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