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Welcome to JCDL

The Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) is a major international forum focusing on digital libraries and associated technical, practical, and social issues. JCDL enhances the tradition of conference excellence already established by the ACM and IEEE-CS by combining the annual events that these professional societies have sponsored on an annual basis, the ACM Digital Libraries Conferences and the IEEE-CS Advances in Digital Libraries Conferences.

At this conference the Vannevar Bush Best Paper Award, Best Student Paper Award, Best International Paper Award, Best Poster award are presented to persons who have made outstanding contribution to this field. This conference invites papers on the wide range of topics of interest in Digital Library to the National and International Community.

JCDL 2018

JCDL 2018 will be held in Fort Worth, TX from 3rd-7th June. Proposal submission dates are:

January 18th
Full and Short papers, Workshops and Tutorials
January 29th
Panel, poster and demonstrations
March 25th
Doctoral Consortium abstracts
Other important dates:
February 1st
Notification of acceptance for tutorials and workshops
March 8th
Notification of acceptance for full and short papers
April 5th
Notification of acceptance for Doctoral Consortium abstracts
April 15th
Final, camera-ready versions of all accepted submissions are due
June 3rd
Tutorials and Doctoral Consortium
June 4th to 6th
Main conference
June 6th and 7th

JCDL 2017

Trip report

A trip report to JCDL 2017 is published by the folks in Old Dominion University's Web Science and Digital Libraries research group:


JCDL 2017 was held in Toronto, Canada from June 19-23. Congratulations to the award winners!

JCDL 2017 best paper award winners JCDL 2017 best student paper award winners JCDL 2017 best poster award winners

Vannevar Bush best paper award
Nicholas Cole, Alfie Abdul-Rahman, and Grace Mallon for their paper Quill: A Framework for Constructing Negotiated Texts - with a Case Study on the US Constitutional Convention of 1787
Best student paper award
Felix Hamborg, Norman Meuschke, Bela Gipp for their paper Matrix-based News Aggregation: Exploring Different News Perspectives
Best poster award
Mat Kelly, Lulwah M. Alkwai, Sawood Alam, Herbert Van de Sompel, Michael L. Nelson, and Michele C. Weigle for the poster Impact of URI Canonicalization on Memento Count

JCDL 2019 Conference Proposals

The JCDL Steering Committee solicits proposals from groups interested in organizing the JCDL conference in 2019 and beyond. Interested parties should contact the steering committee chair at Michael Nelson for further details.

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