The International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL) is a yearly date for researchers on Digital Libraries and related topics. For over twenty-five years TPDL has been an international reference forum focused on digital libraries and associated technical, practical, and social issues. TPDL encompasses the many meanings of the term “digital libraries”, including new forms of information institutions; operational information systems with all manner of digital content; new means of selecting, collecting, organizing, and distributing digital content; and theoretical models of information media, including document genres and electronic publishing. Digital libraries may be viewed as a new form of information institution or as an extension of the services libraries currently provide. Representatives from academia, government, industry, research communities, research infrastructures, and others are invited to participate in this annual conference. The conference draws from a broad and multidisciplinary array of research areas including computer science, information science, librarianship, archival science and practice, museum studies and practice, technology, social sciences, cultural heritage and humanities, and scientific communities. This year its focus is on bridging the wide field of Research and Information Science with the related field of Digital Libraries. Indeed, TPDL historically approached on “Digital libraries” embracing the field at large also comprehending three key areas of interest that can be synthesized as scholarly communication (e.g. research data, research software, digital experiments, digital libraries), e-science/computationally-intense research (e.g. scientific workflows, Virtual Research Environments, reproducibility) and library, archive and information science (e.g. governance, policies, open access, open science). This emphasises TPDL’s role over the last 25 years as a forum that brings together researchers and practitioners whose work intersects with Digital Libraries. Regardless of how your work connects with Digital Libraries, we invite you to participate.
The conference is organized in five tracks:
Submissions are welcome concerning theory, architectures, data models, tools, services, infrastructures about the following topics (but not limited to):
INRIA - National Institute for Research in Digital Science and Technology (France)
Should we preserve the world’s software history, and can we?
21 September 2022
Cultural heritage is the legacy of physical artifacts and intangible attributes of a group or society that a re inherited from past generations, maintained in the present and bestowed for the benefit of future generat ions. What role does software play in it? We claim that software source code is an important product of human creativity, and embodies a growing part of our scientific, organisational and technological knowledge: it is a part of our cultural heritage, and it is our collective responsibility to ensure that it is not lost. Preserving the history of software is also a key enabler for reproducibility of research, and as a means to foster better and more secure software for society. This is the mission of Software Heritage, a non-profit organization dedicated to building the universal arch ive of software source code, catering to the needs of science, industry and culture, for the benefit of soci ety as a whole. In this presentation we will survey the principles and key technology used in the archive th at contains over 12 billion unique source code files from some 180 millions projects worldwide.
Athena Research Center (Greece)
Democratizing Data Access: What if we could just talk to our data?
22 September 2022
Data is considered the 21st century's most valuable commodity. Nevertheless, existing systems are falling behind in bridging the gap between data and humans, making data accessible and useful only to the few. Imagine a system that allows users to dig into data and find answers by conversing and collaborating with the system, as if it were a human. This system would enable interaction using natural language, would understand the data as well as the user intent, would guide the user, and make suggestions, and help the user find answers to questions over data in a more natural way. These systems, which we call intelligent data assistants, are much more complex than any "digital assistant" we know of today, which are based on pre-specified dialogues and can answer simple questions. They require the synergy of several technologies and innovation in all these fronts, including natural language interfaces, data exploration, conversational AI, and data management. My intention with this talk is to give a flavor of an exciting research territory: where we stand today, opportunities and challenges.
|Quality||Name||Distance from the main conference venue||Website||Address||Map|
|Hotel Galileo||17 min walk||http://www.hotelgalileopadova.it/||Via Venezia, 30|
|Hotel NH Mantegna||16 min walk||http://www.nh-hotels.it/hotel/nh-mantegna||Via Nicolò Tommaseo, 61|
|Hotel Igea||3 min walk||http://www.hoteligea.it/||Via Ospedale, 87|
|Hotel Eden||5 min walk||http://www.hoteledenpadova.it/||Via C. Battisti, 255|
|Hotel Donatello||10 min walk||http://www.hotel-donatello.net/||Via Del Santo, 102/104|
|Hotel Giotto||9 min walk||http://www.hotelgiotto.com/||Piazzale Pontecorvo, 33|
|Hotel S. Antonio||20 min walk||http://www.hotelsantantonio.it/||Via San Fermo, 118|
|Majestic Toscanelli||16 min walk||http://www.toscanelli.com/||Via dell'Arco, 2|
|Hotel Dante||21 min walk||http://www.hoteldante.eu/||Via San Polo, 5|
|Albergo Verdi||21 min walk||http://www.albergoverdipadova.it/||Via Dondi dall'Orologio, 7|
|Hotel M14||13 min walk||http://www.hotelm14.it/||Via Acquette, 19|
|B&B Torresino||21 min walk||http://www.bb-padova.it/||Via Aleardo Aleardi, 35|
|Hotel Methis||26 min walk||http://www.methishotel.com/||Riviera Paleocapa 70|