Thursday, December 8, 2011

Portugal to host 16th International Conference on Electronic Publishing in June 2012

Jumbo Editorial Team

The 16th International Conference on Electronic Publishing will be held on June 14 and 15, 2012 at the University of Minho in Portugal’s famous city of Guimarães with the theme of Social Shaping of Digital Publishing: Exploring the interplay between Culture and Technology.

The organizers are welcoming a wide variety of papers from members of the communities whose research and experiments are transforming the nature of electronic publishing and scholarly communications.

The topics included but are not restricted to these seven main areas are Digital Scholarship, Open Access and Open Science, Interoperability and the Intelligent Web, The Social and Mobile Web, The legal, secure and trustful Web, Innovative interfaces, interaction and visualization, Failures and learnings and The future of Digital Publishing. The deadline for submission of full-text papers and extended abstracts in all categories is Janauary 9, 2012.

The best papers accepted for Elpub 2012, are planned to be published in a special issue of the Journal “Information Services & Use” (IOS Press). All submitted papers will have opportunities for consideration for this Special Journal Issue.

Guimarães is an historical city settled in the 9th century. It’s called the “birthplace of the Portuguese nationality" or "the cradle city" as it was from here that their first king, Afonso Henriques, had started to conquer land to form the kingdom of Portugal.

Located in northern Portugal, Guimarães’ historical centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and jointly with Maribor, is going to be European Capital of Culture in 2012: Guimarães 2012. It ranks at sixth position in the "Lonely Planet's Best in Travel: Top 10 cities for 2012". It is sought throughout the year for tourism, but in summer the number of tourists is at its peak.

The University of Minho, founded in 1973, is renowned for quality and competence of teachers, for excellence in research, the wide range of training graduate and postgraduate education and the high level of interaction with other institutions.

For these reasons, it occupies a central position in the region, an important national reference and a recognized partner both at an European and at a global scale. It has a campus in Braga and besides the one in Guimarães.

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