Welcome to ECDL 2003

ECDL 2003 is the 7th conference in the series of European Digital Library conferences. ECDL has become the major European forum focusing on digital libraries and associated technical, practical, and social issues.

Aims and audience

The success of the series of ECDL conferences reflects that Digital Library related research, development and services have attracted increased interest and effort during the last ten years. An increasing number of scientific disciplines have contributed and many scientific communities have joined the field. Core disciplines and application communities increasingly engage in discussions and cooperation. ECDL brings these groups together during the conference, and stimulates open debate and exchange of experiences, ideas, approaches and results.

We welcome contributions and participation from scholars, researchers, developers and practitioners from a wide range of disciplines as well as educators, policy makers and users, from all parts of the world.

The conference will include presentations and discussions about core technical issues as well as applications in fields such as Education; Libraries; Museums; Archives; Government; Health Care and Medicine; Digital Earth/Geospatial; Law; Art and Music; Humanities; Culture; Social Sciences; News and Current Affairs; Information Industry; Environmental Monitoring; Natural Sciences; E-commerce.

Submissions are invited for full or short papers, posters, demonstrations, panels, tutorials and workshops.

Relevant topics

Contribution topics include but are not limited to:

o General concepts, methods, standards, economics and strategies
o Collection building, management and integration
o Knowledge organization, discovery and retrieval
o Architectures and interoperability
o Mediation, user interaction and collaboration

[March 15: Deadline for submissions of papers, panels, tutorials and workshops]
[May 19: Deadline for submissions of demonstrations and posters]