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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Call for papers - ETD2016 "Data and Dissertation

ETD2016, the 19th International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations, will take place from July 11 to July 13, 2016, at Lille. The conference will be hosted by the University of Lille 3 and co-organized with the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD), an international organization dedicated to promoting the adoption, creation, use, dissemination, and preservation of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs).
 In 2016, the ETD International Symposium series comes for the first time to France. The theme of the conference is "Data and Dissertations", with a focus on the handling of research data produced by PhD students. As the former events of the series, ETD2016 will again provide delegates the unique opportunity to learn from each other, discuss new projects and initiatives, share experiences and good practices from around the world, and provide perspectives for further research and development. ETD2016 is open for university librarians and other information professionals interested in ETD and research data, scientists and scholars in library and information sciences, and LIS students. The conference language is English.

Proposals for papers and posters are invited on all relevant topics in the field of electronic theses and dissertations, in particular
  • Advanced technologies and infrastructures
  • Second generation ETD programs
  • Open science, open access, open repositories
  • Initiatives for better introducing PhD students to new ETD technologies
  • Long-term preservation
  • Identifiers
  • ETD publishing and embargoes

Other papers and posters on ETDs can deal with text and data mining, research evaluation (ETDs and CRIS),  legal and ethical aspects, semantic enrichment, special collections, digitization programs and national ETD policies.
The main topic of ETD2016 will be ?Data and Dissertations?, with a focus on initiatives, projects and experiences in the field of research data related to ETDs. Some questions for papers and posters:

 How should such research data be handled?
 How do PhD students manage their own datasets?
 What should be done to improve their data skills?

 And there are many other questions, e.g. legal and ethical issues, formats, identifiers, storage and long term preservation, workflows, best practices etc.

 ETD2016 will be a forum to discuss new developments and infrastructures and to provide insights and perspectives for further progress, in the global framework of open data and open science.  
 We invite participants who want to present a paper or a poster at ETD2016 to submit an English abstract between 400 and 500 words. The abstract should clearly deal with the problem/goal, the applied methodology, and anticipated results. The abstract should also include the title of the paper or poster, name(s) of the author(s), and full address information. Each submitted abstract will be reviewed in double-blind by at least two members of the program committee.
 Abstracts for full papers and posters must be submitted on the conference website. Authors will be notified of the program committee's decision by end of February 2016. This notice will be accompanied by further guidelines and recommendations.

 The deadline for full papers is January 15, 2016.

 The deadline for posters is April 15, 2016.

 All information are on the conference website

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