TPDL 2022

The 26th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries
  • Location
    Padua, Italy
  • Date & Time
    20 - 23 September 2022
  • Deadlines

About The Conference

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.

Submissions are welcome concerning theory, architectures, data models, tools, services, infrastructures about the following topics (but not limited to):

  • Open data
  • Open Science: models, practices, mandates, and policies
  • Information Retrieval and Access
  • Information extraction from tables and figures in scientific literature
  • Application of Machine Learning Techniques to Research Data and DL
  • Ontologies
  • Knowledge Discovery and Representation in Digital Libraries
  • Knowledge acquisition from scientific papers
  • Document Analysis (Layout, Text, Images)
  • Services for Digital Arts and Humanities
  • Cultural Heritage Access and Analysis
  • Metadata (definition, management, curation, integration)
  • Data and Metadata Quality
  • Data Repositories and Archives
  • Data Citation, Provenance and Pricing
  • Data and Information Lifecycle (creation, store, share and reuse)
  • Semantic Web Technologies and Linked Data for DLs
  • Standards and Interoperability
  • Digital Preservation and Curation
  • Quality and evaluation of digital libraries
  • Scholarly Communication
  • Citation Analysis and Scientometrics
  • Research Infrastructures
  • User Participation
  • Human-Computer Interaction and User Experience
  • Applications of Digital Libraries
  • Multi-media handling


General Chair

Gianmaria Silvello, University of Padua, Italy

Program Chairs

Oscar Corcho, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Spain
Paolo Manghi, ISTI-CNR, Pisa, Italy

Short Program Chairs

Giorgio Maria Di Nunzio, University of Padua, Italy
Koraljka Golub, Linnaeus University, Sweden

Accelerating innovation track Chairs

Nicola Ferro, University of Padua, Italy
Antonella Poggi, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

Workshop Chair

Leonardo Candela, ISTI-CNR, Pisa, Italy

Doctoral Consortium Chairs

Trond Aalberg, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Gerd Berget, Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway

Organization Chairs

Fabio Giachelle, University of Padua, Italy
Ornella Irrera, University of Padua, Italy

Program Committee



Department of Information Engineering (DEI) in the University of Padua, Italy

Department of Information Engineering (DEI), University of Padua, Italy

The department is spread over some buildings; the building where the conference takes place will be soon available; a map of the buildings of the Department of Information Engineering is available here


Getting to Padua

Check it out here all the detailed information about getting to Padua by plane, train, coach or car.

Quality Name Distance from the conference venue Distance from the city center Website Address Map
Hotel Galileo 8 min walk 25 min walk Via Venezia, 30
Hotel NH Mantegna 8 min walk 22 min walk Via Nicolò Tommaseo, 61
Hotel Igea 14 min walk 11 min walk Via Ospedale, 87
Hotel Eden 16 min walk 9 min walk Via C. Battisti, 255
Hotel Donatello 20 min walk 10 min walk Via Del Santo, 102/104
Hotel Giotto 20 min walk 13 min walk Piazzale Pontecorvo, 33
Hotel S. Antonio 22 min walk 9 min walk Via San Fermo, 118
Majestic Toscanelli 22 min walk 3 min walk Via dell'Arco, 2
Hotel Dante 24 min walk 9 min walk Via San Polo, 5
Albergo Verdi 25 min walk 7 min walk Via Dondi dall'Orologio, 7
Hotel M14 29 min walk 13 min walk Via Acquette, 9
B&B Torresino 30 min walk 12 min walk Via Aleardo Aleardi, 35
Hotel Methis 34 min walk 15 min walk Riviera Paleocapa 70


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