Call for Submissions
JCDL 2020 Virtual Workshop
Organizing Big Data, Information, and Knowledge

Overview

We are delighted to invite you to submit your work for presentation at the virtual workshop Organizing Big Data, Information, and Knowledge held as part the IEEE/ACM Joint Conference on Digital Libraries 2020 (http://2020.jcdl.org/).

This workshop will provide an opportunity for researchers, professionals and educators who work in the areas of information organization, knowledge management, information retrieval, data mining, and Big Data analytics to get together and exchange research ideas on organizing access to data, information, and knowledge at a large scale. We expect to discuss various projects, theories, methods, techniques, challenges and innovative ideas in research, practice and teaching as related to organization of data, information, and knowledge in the context of Big Data. The workshop will allow representatives from related disciplines to communicate and develop new ideas through presentation and discussion. Workshop participants will collaboratively explore issues important to the development of synergies between information science and data science in the area of organizing information, data, and knowledge.

Participants of this virtual workshop will be invited to submit full papers to the special issue of The Electronic Library (http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journal/el), a peer-reviewed journal on information organization. Formal call for special issue papers will be distributed after the workshop.

Topics

The topics that we would like to call for submissions include but are not limited to:

  • Theoretical, practical, methodological, and curriculum developments to support organization of data, information, and knowledge in the Big Data environment
  • Systematic review of literature on organizing data, information, and knowledge at a scale
  • Large-scale metadata quality evaluation and management
  • Knowledge graph development, evaluation and applications
  • Semantic role labeling of Scholarly Big Data
  • New organization framework for future digital libraries

Submission Details

Authors are invited to submit an extended abstract of the workshop presentation (between 500 and 1500 words) that would typically include research question(s)/problem(s), brief literature review, methodology or research design, and significance. Submissions also can (but are not required to) include additional content: e.g., findings, discussion, conclusions, future work, etc. Please submit your extended abstract to jcdl20workshop4@gmail.com on or before May 31, 2020.

Submissions will be peer-reviewed. At least one of the authors of each accepted submission is expected to register and attend the virtual workshop. Authors will present their accepted submissions at the virtual workshop held on Wednesday, August 5, 2020. After the workshop, authors of accepted presentations will be invited to develop full papers (up to 6,000 words) for submission to the special issue of the peer-reviewed journal The Electronic Library. Journal paper submissions should follow The Electronic Library author formatting guidelines and templates available at http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=el. These full papers must be original contributions not previously published and not under review for publication elsewhere; they will be peer-reviewed by The Electronic Library editorial board and external reviewers.

Submission Details

May 31, 2020: deadline for extended abstract submission
June 29, 2020: notification of acceptance
July 1, 2020: registration deadline
August 1-5, 2020: JCDL 2020 main conference
August 5, 2020: workshop date
September 30, 2020: call for submissions opens for the special issue of The Electronic Library.

Organizers

For further details please contact organizers of this workshop:

  • Oksana L. Zavalina (Oksana.Zavalina@unt.edu), Associate Professor, Department of Information Science, College of Information, University of North Texas; guest editor of the special issue of The Electronic Library journal.
  • Jeonghyun Kim (Jeonghyun.Kim@unt.edu), Associate Professor, Department of Information Science, College of Information, University of North Texas; editor-in-chief of The Electronic Library journal.
  • Xiaoguang Wang (wxguang@whu.edu.cn), Professor and Director of Digital Humanities Lab, School of Information Management, Wuhan University
  • Qikai Cheng (chengqikai0806@gmail.com), Lecturer and co-director of the Information Retrieval and Knowledge Mining Lab, School of Information Management, Wuhan University.