The Tenth Anniversary of All-Russian Research Conference
Dubna, 7 - 11 October 2008
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Russian Foundation for Basic Research
Joint Institute for Nuclear Research
Institute of Informatics Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Moscow ÀÑÌ SIGMOD Chapter

Tenth Anniversary of All-Russian Scientific Conference RCDL’2008

“Digital Libraries: Advanced Methods and Technologies, Digital Collections”

Dubna, October 7-11, 2008

The Conference is open for international participation


      Digital Libraries (DL) is a field of research and development aiming to promote the theory and practice of processing, dissemination, storage, search and analysis of various digital data. Digital Libraries acting as knowledge depositories can be considered as complex information systems, development and use of which require solution of numerous scientific, technological, methodological, economic, legal and other issues. Digital Libraries technologies are rapidly developing. Challenges in semantics, integration of information, perception and presentation of various kinds of data call for significant innovations. Development of Digital Libraries technologies is becoming more and more essential for raising of the standards of health care, education, science and economy, as well as the quality of life on the whole. Projects devoted to generation of the digital form of the information concerning the Earth, Universe, Literature, Art, Environment and Humans, accumulated by the humanity, are examples of the intensive development of global information repositories.

      RCDL’2008 is the tenth conference on this subject (1999 – St. Petersburg, 2000 – Protvino, 2001 – Petrozavodsk, 2002 – Dubna, 2003 - St. Petersburg, 2004 – Puschino, 2005 – Yaroslavl, 2006 – Suzdal, 2007 – Pereslavl-Zalessky). Information about the conferences is available at http://www.rcdl.ru/en/. The principal objective of the series of conferences is to promote the constituting of a community of Russian experts involved in researches related to digital libraries. The Conference offers such a community an opportunity to discuss ideas and outcomes and to make contacts for closer cooperation. The Conference also promotes the study of international experience, development of the international cooperation on Digital Libraries. In view of this, papers describing the advanced directions of research and development are welcome. Much attention will be paid to pilot applications and digital collections developed under RFBR projects on digital libraries. It is planned to organize a round table (or a panel) discussion dedicated to ontological modeling.

     Participation of researchers from Europe and USA is expected. This will provide for international information interchange and contacts for cooperation


  1. Models and standards for information and metainformation representation (including thesauri and ontologies) in DL.
  2. Ontological modeling features.
  3. Automatic classification of information.
  4. Methods and tools for data search, discovery, retrieval and analysis in DL.
  5. Access to distributed and heterogeneous digital collections: interoperability, scalability, relevant information discovery, metainformation integration.
  6. Open architectures for digital information environments.
  7. Mobile technologies and agents in DL context.
  8. Scientometrics studies in DL for e-science.
  9. Human aspects of DL (user interfaces, user behavior, personalization, data visualization (rendering) and analysis, intellectual property, user communities).
  10. Analysis and processing of the natural languages, images, video-, audio- and other data.
  11. Multilingual data access and multilingual data service.
  12. DL prototypes and digital collections for science, education, culture, health care and management. DL evaluation: models, methods, results.
  13. Digital collections in traditional libraries, museums, archives, information centers.
  14. Advanced technologies of digital collection generation, storage and system maintenance.
  15. Digital collection cataloging, indexing, referencing, maintenance of integrity and consistency.
  16. DL security and information protection.
  17. DL and GRID technologies.

    The Conference Proceedings will be published as a collection of texts of full accepted papers, short presentations and abstracts of posters as well as in electronic form at the Conference Web-site.

Dates and venue

    The Conference will be held on October 7-11, 2008 at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research JINR, Dubna, Russia. Dubna is a quiet and pleasant town 130 km north of Moscow on the picturesque banks of the Volga river. There is a railway and bus communication between Dubna and Moscow. Detailed information about Dubna can be found at http://www.dubna.ru/english/

Paper submission

    The Conference languages are Russian and English. Extended abstracts and papers can be presented in any of the languages. The Program Committee expects submission of original papers, not published earlier. Extended abstracts of papers should be submitted to the Program Committee in Russian or English language in an electronic form (in PDF or RTF form) through the Conference site.

    The size of extended abstracts should not be less than 2000 words. Abstracts should provide quite a complete exposition of the paper content, include the references to the publications and/or the Internet resources.

    When submitting extended abstracts, authors should specify to what of the basic topics of this Conference their contribution is related. It is possible to specify several suitable topics from the listed above.

    The selection of papers to the Conference will be provided by the program committee after reviewing the texts of extended abstracts. The program committee can accept work as a short article (2000 - 3000 words) if it contains interesting results, but does not look sufficient for publication as a full-text article.

    The accepted presentations should be issued in accordance with the rules that will be available at the Conference site.

At least one of the co-authors of the accepted work should be registered for participation at the Conference and present the paper.

Best student's contributions

    The best contributions presented by students or post-graduate students will be awarded.

Important deadlines

  1. Submission of extended abstracts: May 3, 2008 (new date)
  2. Applications for organization of relevant workshops are accepted till April 21, 2008
  3. Authors of papers will be notified on the status (accepted/not accepted) till June 17, 2008 (new)
  4. A full text of the accepted papers ready for the publication in the Proceedings should be presented by July 14, 2008

Organizing committee

Chairman – Sissakian Alexey, Academician of RAS, Director of JINR


Ivanov Victor – Joint Institute for Nuclear Research
Kalinichenko Leonid – Institute of Informatics Problems, RAS
Smetanin Yury – Russian Foundation for Basic Research
Sokolov Igor – Institute of Informatics Problems, RAS


Kalmykova Lydia – scientific secretary, JINR Laboratory of Information Technologies
Strizh Tatiana – JINR Laboratory of Information Technologies
Zrelov Peter – JINR Laboratory of Information Technologies
Korenkov Vladimir – JINR Laboratory of Information Technologies
Zaikina Alla – JINR Laboratory of Information Technologies
Filozova Irina – JINR Laboratory of Information Technologies
Dokalenko Natalia –JINR International Department
Shabashova Anastasia –JINR Publishing Department

Contacts for organizational issues

Kalmykova Lydia
scientific secretary of Organizing committee, co-chair of Programme committee
òåë. 7-49621-63-961
E-mail: rcdl2008@jinr.ru

Zaikina Alla
member of Organizing committee
òåë. 7-49621-62-679
E-mail: zalla@jinr.ru

Postal address :
Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR),
Laboratory of Information Technologies (LIT),
Joliot-Curie 6,
141980 Dubna, Moscow region, Russia

Web-site: RCDL'2008

Program Committee


Shirikov Vladislav – Joint Institute for Nuclear Research
Kalmykova Lydia – Joint Institute for Nuclear Research


Avramenko Arkady Pushchino Radio Astronomy Observatory, RAS, Russia
Amato Giuseppe ISTI-CNR
Antonov Alexander Galaktika Soft, Moscow, Russia
Borbinha Jose IST / INESC-ID, Portugal
Braslavsky Pavel Institute of Engineering Science,Ural Branch of RAS, Russia
Dobrov Boris Research Computing Center of Moscow State University, Russia
Fedotov Anatoly Novosibirsk State University, Russia
Gostev Ivan Moscow State Institute of Electronics and Mathematics, Russia
Gubin Maxim Ask.Com IAC Search&Media, USA
Kalinichenko Leonid Institute of Informatics Problems, RAS, Russia
Kogalovsky Mikhail Market Economy Institute, RAS, Russia
Kudashev Efim Space Research Institute, RAS, Russia
Lavrenova OlgaRussian State Library
Litvine Vladimir California Institute of Technology, USA
Le Meur Jean-Yves European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Switzerland
Malkov Oleg Institute of Astronomy, RAS, Russia
Musulmanbekov Zhenis Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Russia
Nekrestjanov Igor Saint-Petersburg State University, Russia
Palej Dmitry P.G.Demidov Yaroslavl State University, Russia
Proskudina Galina Institute of Software Systems, NAS Ukraine
Rauber Andreas Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Segalovich Ilya Yandex Ltd, Russia
Serebryakov Vladimir A.A Dorodnitsyn Computing Center, RAS, Russia
Smirnov Vladimir P.G.Demidov Yaroslavl State University, Russia
Solvberg Ingeborg T. Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Syuntyurenko Oleg All-Russian Institute of Scientific and Technical Information, RAS, Russia
Ushakov Alexey California University, Santa Barbara, USA
Vdovitsyn Vladimir Karelian Research Centre, RAS, Russia
Voevodin Vladimir Research Computing Center of Moscow State University, Russia
Wolfengagen Vyacheslav Moscow Engineering Physical Institute, Russia
Zakharov Victor Institute of Informatics Problems, RAS, Russia
Zhizhimov Oleg Institute of Computational Technologies, Siberian Branch of RAS, Russia
Znamensky Sergey Program System Institute, RAS, Russia

RCDL Steering Committee

Chair:: L. Kalinichenko (Moscow)
A. Avramenko (Pushchino)
A. Antopolsky (Moscow)
P. Braslavsky (Ekaterinburg)
M. Kogalovsky (Moscow)
E. Kudashev (Moscow)
A. Marchuk (Novosibirsk)
I. Nekrestjanov (Saint Petersburg)
V. Shirikov (Dubna)
Yu. Smetanin (Moscow)
V. Smirnov (Yaroslavl)
V. Vdovitsyn (Petrozavodsk)
V. Zakharov (Moscow)


Andreas Rauber, Leonid Kalinichenko