Russian Foundation for Basic Research
Russian Academy of Sciences
Moscow ACM SIGMOD Chapter
State Research Centre Institute for High Energy Physics
The Second All-Russian Conference
"Digital Libraries: advanced methods and technologies, electronic collections"
First announcement and call for papers
Protvino, September 26-28, 2000
The conference is open for international participation.
Digital Libraries is the area of research and development dealing with
theory and practice of processing, dissemination, storage, search and analysis
of digital data. The other view of Digital Libraries is that they are complex
information systems providing for solving various scientific, technological, methodological,
economical, legal and other issues.
The All-Russian 2000 Conference follows the First Conference successfully held
in St.-Petersburg in 1999. Main objective of this series of Conferences is
to promote forming of professional community in Russia making research
and development in the area of Digital Libraries. For such community the conferences
provide a good opportunity for discussion of new ideas and results, for establishing
contacts for more tight collaboration. The conferences provide also for extending
international cooperation in the field.
Submission of papers devoted to advanced research and development is especially welcome.
The serious attention is planned to be paid to application prototypes and digital
collections developed in frame of the RFBR (Russian Foundation for Basic
Research) program on Digital Libraries.
The topics of interest include but are not limited to:
Conference proceedings will be published.
- Models and standards for information and metainformation representation
in Digital Libraries (including thesauri and onthologies)
- Methods and tools for data search, discovery, retrieval and analysis
in Digital Libraries
- Access to distributed and heterogeneous digital collections:
interoperability, scalability, relevant information discovery, integration
- Open architectures for digital information middleware
- Methods and tools for Digital Libraries usage. Intellectual user interfaces,
agent technologies, cooperative work on the data,
data visualisation (rendering) and data analysis
- Analysis and processing of natural language, video-, audio- and
- Multilingual data access and multilingual data service
- Digital Libraries prototypes and digital collections for science, education,
culture, health care and management
- Digital collections in conventional libraries, museums, archives,
- Advanced technologies for digital collection creation, storage
and system support
- Digital collections cataloguing, indexing, abstracting,
TIME AND PLACE FOR THE CONFERENCE
The Conference will be held on September 26-28, 2000 in Protvino
at the base of
State Research Centre Institute
for High Energy Physics.
Protvino town is located in a pine forest at the south of Moscow region
20 kilometers (12 miles) from the ancient Serpukhov, near old Russian towns
and country grounds, fine landscapes and national parks.
Time to go from Moscow is 2 hours using car or bus.
Participants will be accomodated with a comfortable hotel (****).
Working languages of the Conference are Russian and English,
paper submission is possible using either of them. Synchronous
translation of presentations from Russian into English is planned
at the Conference.
Extended Abstracts of papers are expected before May 5, 2000.
Authors will be notified on acceptance before
June 30, 2000. The full texts of accepted papers
(camera-ready version in electronic form)
need to be provided before July 14, 2000.
The rules for full text preparation will be
Extended Abstracts should be submitted to the Program Commitee via E-mail
using HTML 3.2 format (no frames, style sheets, ActiveX,
are allowed. For every abstract, the text and every image
should be sent as attachments to the mail message.
Abstracts in Russian are accepted in Windows-1251 or KOI8-R
The size of Extended Abstract should be between 2 and 5 pages
(3,500 to 10,000 characters, if taken without HTML code).
The Abstract should adequately represent the intended paper
including references to literature and/or to Internet resources.
Anatoly Logunov (Academician of RAS), IHEP, Protvino
Program commitee members: