NSF-CISE

First NSF-Conacyt Workshop on Digital Libraries


CONACYT-REDII

Albuquerque, New Mexico, July 7-9, 1999

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

Digital Libraries have been identified in various countries as a national challenge and an area with potentially wide impact on their citizens' well-being. Ambitious programs have been launched by different entities with the aim to produce dramatic advances in areas that may impact the rapid development of digital libraries.

In the United States, the Digital Libraries Initiative (DLI), started in 1994 and now in its second phase, is one such salient program, sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Many other related projects and programs have been started in the United States, Europe and Asia.

In Mexico, interest in digital libraries has also been increasing. Work in areas related to digital libraries has been conducted in higher education institutions and research centers. However, only recently the research community has started to develop a National Digital Libraries Program, intended to bring researchers together and coordinate efforts in the area.

The main objectives of this workshop are:

FORMAT OF THE WORKSHOP

To allow for a rich interaction, participation in the workshop will be limited to 30 people, and will be restricted to those researchers presenting their work and collaborative proposals among Mexican and U.S. institutions. Additionally, there will be a number of plenary presentations given by invited keynote speakers.

SUBMISSIONS

You are invited to submit an extended abstract of ongoing or proposed collaborative work in areas related to Digital Libraries including but not limited to:

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Abstracts should be no longer than 2000 words and should indicate clearly the technical aspects of the research, the roles of the participant researchers and the expected benefits of the collaboration. PostScript or PDF submissions in English are expected. Please email your submission to DLW99@mail.udlap.mx.

Accepted abstracts will be presented at the workshop and will be displayed as posters (prepared by authors) so all attendants have the opportunity to interact with all other proponents of collaborative projects.

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