Conference venue
Area della Ricerca del CNR di Pisa
Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell’Informazione “A. Faedo” (ISTI)
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Important dates
Conference: Jan 31 – Feb 1, 2019
Submission: Oct 5, 2018
Notification: Nov 6, 2018
Camera ready: Nov 19, 2018
Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines

Types of submissions

Full research papers describing original ideas on the listed topics and on other fundamental aspects of digital libraries and technology. Works should be written in English and not exceed 12-15 pages in the LNCS template.
Short research papers on early research results, new results on previous published works, demos, and projects are also welcome. Works should be written in English and not exceed 6-9 pages in the LNCS template.
This year the conference welcomes also Data papers and Software papers, which can be both “full” and “short” as described above:

  • Data papers presenting motivations and methodology behind the creation of datasets that are precious for the community; e.g. annotated corpora, benchmark collections, training sets. The articles should clearly highlight the value of the dataset, describe its provenance, the efforts and skills required to produce it, and provide the information required to properly reuse it. The article must include in the paper bibliography a citation to the dataset(s), which should in turn be deposited under an Open Access license in Zenodo.org or in Springer Nature’s Research Data Support service or other similar repositories (capable of minting a DOI and assigning attribution/citation metadata to the dataset). If Zenodo.org is used the datasets must be associated to the Zenodo community for IRCDL.
  • Software papers presenting the software functionality, its value for the community, and its application to a non-specialist reader. The article should encourage and facilitate re-use of the software by pointing to proper documentation, included in the bibliography as a citable document (possibly with DOI). The article must include in the paper bibliography a citation to the software, which should in turn be deposited under an Open Access license in Zenodo.org or in Springer Nature’s Research Data Support service or other similar repositories (capable of minting a DOI and assigning attribution/citation metadata to the software). If Zenodo.org is used the software must be associated to the Zenodo community for IRCDL (if the software is already available on GitHub, Zenodo offers tools to collect it from GitHub).

Recommended: software and dataset metadata should include a pointer (DOI or an URL) to the documentation, schema, or other objects useful for their re-use. If the software or dataset is deposited in Zenodo, refer to the metadata section “related identifier”, add the pointer, and select the proper relation type (e.g. “documents this upload”).

Peer review Articles will go through a single-blind review process. For the article to be included in the proceedings, at least one author of accepted papers is required to attend the conference.

Submission Authors should submit their papers via EasyChair (check important dates for submission) or by mail to ircdl2019@isti.cnr.it (with subject “submission to IRCDL2019”)

Springer Proceedings Communications in Computer and Information Science

Following the tradition of the IRCDL conferences the Proceedings will be published as a volume of Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS), Springer Verlag. Authors should follow Springer LNCS conference paper templates, which are available in Latex and Microsoft Word. Guidelines are available at http://www.springer.com/gp/computer-science/lncs/conference-proceedings-guidelines. Note that Springer strongly recommends the usage of ORCID identifiers.

Option to publish research data with Springer Authors needing help organising and sharing research data (including text, raw and processed data, video and images) and software can consider uploading research data to Springer Nature’s Research Data Support service, or contacting Springer Nature’s Research Data Helpdesk for free advice. Research Data Support is an optional Springer Nature service available to all researchers, to help them practice reproducible research.  The service provides a secure portal for data upload, and data and metadata are curated and improved by professional Research Data Editors. The publication of datasets is coordinated by our Research Data Editors in consultation with the researcher, and a DOI is provided to allow the dataset to be cited and shared. Use of Research Data Support is optional and does not imply or guarantee that a manuscript will be accepted. Please note there are fees associated with using Springer Nature’s Research Data Support service.

Contacts

For any information or feedback please contact the organizers

Important dates

Submission: September 14, 2018
Notification: October 7, 2018

IRCDL Proceedings Series