Topics and objective
- Models and standards for information and metainformation representation (including thesauri and ontologies) in DL.
- Ontological modeling features.
- Automatic classification of information.
- Methods and tools for data search, discovery, retrieval and analysis in DL.
- Access to distributed and heterogeneous digital collections: interoperability, scalability, relevant information discovery, metainformation integration.
- Open architectures for digital information environments.
- Mobile technologies and agents in DL context.
- Scientometrics studies in DL for e-science.
- Human aspects of DL (user interfaces, user behavior, personalization, data visualization (rendering) and analysis, intellectual property, user communities).
- Analysis and processing of the natural languages, images, video-, audio- and other data.
- Multilingual data access and multilingual data service.
- DL prototypes and digital collections for science, education, culture, health care and management. DL evaluation: models, methods, results.
- Digital collections in traditional libraries, museums, archives, information centers.
- Advanced technologies of digital collection generation, storage and system maintenance.
- Digital collection cataloging, indexing, referencing, maintenance of integrity and consistency.
- DL security and information protection.
- DL and GRID technologies.
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.
RCDL2008 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. 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.