[Irtalk] 2nd CFP: ETD2011

Hussein Suleman hussein at cs.uct.ac.za
Fri Feb 11 00:46:47 SAST 2011

ETD2011: Call for Papers, Presentations, Posters, Panels and Workshops

ETD2011 - 14th International Symposium on Electronic Theses and 
13-17 September 2011
Cape Town, South Africa


ETD2011 is the latest in a series of international conferences of the 
Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD). The 
expected audience will include advocates, practitioners, researchers and 
students working in the area of electronic theses and dissertations and, 
more broadly, open access and digital repositories.  The conference is 
hosted in South Africa by the SA National Research Foundation, 
University of Cape Town and Stellenbosch University.  ETD2011 will 
provide local and international attendees with the opportunity to 
exchange ideas and enrich their respective programmes, bridging the 
infamous north-south divide.

The theme of ETD2011 is: "From Islands to Global Interconnectedness", in 
the spirit of the African philosophical notion that we are who we are 
because of others. Open Access repositories, and ETD programmes in 
particular, have reached a stage of widespread acceptance around the 
world.  Many attendees will come from institutions where ETD programmes 
already exist or are imminent.  It is therefore appropriate that we now 
look to the development of relationships among institutions to, firstly, 
support one another at the level of policy and advocacy, secondly, 
provide users with services that span institutional and regional 
boundaries and, lastly, address global problems such as preservation by 
means of collaboration.

The conference programme will include technical paper sessions, plenary 
keynote addresses, poster presentations, panels, tutorials and workshops 
-- to cater for a broad audience of participants.

We invite you to submit a paper, poster or panel or workshop proposal 
for ETD2011.


Submissions are encouraged in, but not restricted to, the following areas:
- dataset curation
- digital libraries
- digital/institutional repositories
- digitization
- graduate education
- intellectual property, copyright and publishing
- interoperability and union collections
- metadata standards
- multimedia ETDs
- non-traditional theses, such as creative works
- national/regional collaborations
- policies for ETD programmes
- preservation
- privacy
- production of ETDs
- statistics and reporting
- workflows and processes


For papers, posters and workshop and panel proposals, submit an abstract 
of up to 500 words in a PDF or plain text document.  Clearly indicate 
the authors, title and format (paper/poster/panel/workshop).  For papers 
and posters, ensure that you outline the aims/objectives, methods, 
results and conclusions in your abstract.  For workshops and panels, 
indicate the aims/objectives, programme and intended audience.

All papers will be presented in the main sessions of the conference.

All authors of accepted paper abstracts will be invited to submit full 
papers for peer-review prior to publication.  This is optional.  If a 
paper passes the peer-review, it may be published as a "peer-reviewed" 
paper; if a paper does not pass the peer-review, it may be published as 
a "regular" paper.  Authors who choose not to submit their papers for 
peer-review may have their papers published as "regular" papers in the 

The template and guidelines for papers is located at:

Accepted posters will be viewable in dedicated poster sessions and will 
be on display throughout the conference.  Posters will also be archived 

Workshops will be held after the main conference to explore specialised 
topics in detail and may be focused on any aspect of significant 
interest to the community.  Proposers of successful workshops will be 
responsible for the content of those workshops.

Panels will be interspersed with the paper sessions.  Proposers of 
successful panels will be responsible for the content/speakers of those 

All submissions must be made through the Easychair online submission 
system.  Use the following URL and log in or create an account in order 
to submit your abstract.


Submission of abstracts: 28 February 2011
Notification of abstract acceptance: 15 April 2011

Submission of full papers (for Peer Review): 31 May 2011
Notification of peer review outcome: 14 July 2011

Submission of full papers (Regular Papers): 31 July 2011

==Organising Committee==

* Janine Dunlop, University of Cape Town
* Pascal Hoba, Association of African Universities
* Thuli Khoza, NRF
* Patricia Liebetrau, University of Kwazulu-Natal
* Pateka Matshaya, University of the Western Cape/CHELSA
* Elsabe Olivier, University of Pretoria
* Reggie Raju, Stellenbosch University
* Hannie Sander, University of Johannesburg/CHELSA
* Daisy Selematsela, NRF, Conference Chair
* Ina Smith, Stellenbosch University
* Heinrich Spingies, NRF
* Hussein Suleman, University of Cape Town, Programme Chair
* Felix Ubogu, University of the Witwatersrand/CHELSA
* Henda van der Berg, NRF

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