The International Advanced Digital Library Conference (IADLC) in Nagoya, Japan provides an international forum for the exchange of ideas and experience relating to digital libraries and associated technical, practical, and social concerns. IADLC invites submissions for paper presentations, panel discussions, and poster demonstration sessions for the conference, which is to be held in Nagoya University, Aichi Prefecture, on August 25 and 26, 2005.
These days, digital technology is transforming methods and procedures of work for everyone engaged in the creation, acquisition, processing, maintenance, distrisbution, and storage of library information, and in instructing users in its access and applications.
The topics to be addressed in this conference include, but are not limited to: digital content, collection development, digital economy of information; e-learning; electronic publishing; human-computer interaction; intellectual property; interface design; metadata; multimedia; open access; scholarly communication; social, institutional, and policy issues; system design; and theoretical models of information media.
ICDL looks forward to contributions from scholars, researchers, practitioners, data professionals, and policy makers from all parts of the world and representing the full range of disciplines and professions involved in digital library research and practice, including computer science, information science, librarianship, archival science and practice, museum studies and practice, technology, the social sciences and the humanities.

Call for papers
In preparation for the conference, we are asking each participant to send in an abstract (600-800 words) outlining the content of the proposed presentation. The deadline for paper and poster/demonstration proposals is December 31, 2004. Please send your proposed title and abstract to: IADLC2005@nul.nagoya-u.ac.jp
The Conference Program Committee will send notifications of acceptance by January 31, 2005.
Presentations should be original, either contributing ideas of a theoretical or experimental nature, or reporting experiences of special interest. Electronic submission in PDF or Word format is preferred. The length of the paper should not exceed 8 pages.

Additional information
For the latest updates, check the IADLC2005 conference website at:

or contact:
Hiroshi Itsumura<hits@nul.nagoya-u.ac.jp>
Nagoya University
<Phone> 81-52-789-ZZZZ / <Fax> 81-52-789-3693

Important dates
December 31, 2004 Deadline for conference proposals
January 31, 2005 Notifications of proposal acceptance
May 31, 2005 Submission of final papers
July 31, 2005 Registration deadline
August 25-26, 2005 Dates of IADLC2005


IADLC 2005

The International Advanced
Digital Library Conference in Nagoya

Noyori Conference Hall
Nagoya University, Japan
August 25-26, 2005
August 25 (Thursday)

08:30 - 09:30 Registration
09:30 - 10:00 Opening Ceremony

Welcome Speech Shin'ichi HIRANO (President, Nagoya University)

Opening Remarks Yoshito ITOH (Chairman, Organizing Committee of IADLC, Nagoya University)

10:00 - 11:00 Keynote SpeecháT
Challenges in Digital Libraries - Key Issues Learned from Metadata-Centric Projects at Tsukuba
Shigeo SUGIMOTO (University of Tsukuba, Japan)

11:00 - 11:30 Session 1 (Chairpersons: Makiko MIWA and Hiroya TAKEUCHI)
Web Mining - The Ontology Approach
Ee-Peng LIM (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) and Aixin SUN (University of New South Wales, Australia)

11:30 - 13:15 Lunch

13:15 - 14:45 Session 2 (Chairpersons:Makiko MIWA and Hiroya TAKEUCHI)
National Diet Library Digital Library Medium Term Plan for 2004
Toshiyuki MUTOH (National Diet Library, Japan)

Towards Libraries as Paradise - A Thai Experience of Library Transformation -
Vilas WUWONGSE (Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand)

Current Issues of Digital Library Performance Indicators in Japanese Academic Library Statistics
Shin'ya KATO (Yamagata University, JapanĀj

14:45 - 15:15 Coffee Break

15:15 - 17:15 Session 3 (Chairpersons: Hiroya TAKEUCHI and Makiko MIWA)
Academic Knowledge Factory
Hiroshi ITSUMURA, Masanori AKIYAMA and Hidehiro GAMOH (Nagoya University, Japan)

Digital Reference Services of University Libraries in Japan
Yumiko YASUI (Nagoya University, Japan)

The Eco Collection Database
Hidehiro GAMOH, Hiroshi ITSUMURA and Masanori AKIYAMA (Nagoya University, Japan)

Hierarchical Organization of Web Documents based on Hypertext Classification
Yusuke SUZUKI, Shigeki MATSUBARA and Masanori YOSHIKAWA (Nagoya University, Japan)

17:45 - 19:15 Banquet
Restaurant HANANOKI

August 26 (Friday)

09:00 - 09:30 Morning Coffee

09:30 - 11:30 Session 4 (Chairpersons: Shigeo SUGIMOTO and Keiko KURATA)
Building China Academic Digital Library
Ying FENG (Peking University, China)

A Unified Framework for Automatic Metadata Extraction from Electronic Document
Asanee KAWTRAKUL and Chaiyakorn YINGSAEREE (Kasetsart University, Thailand)

The Role of User Centered Design Process in Understanding Your Users
Andrea F. KRAVETZ (Elsevier, USA)

11:30 - 13:00 Lunch

13:00 - 14:00 Keynote Speech II
Digital Libraries : Archaeology, Automation, ETDs, and Enhancements
Edward A. FOX (Virginia Tech, USA)

14:00 - 14:30 Coffee Break

14:30 - 16:00 Session 5 (Chairpersons: Masatoshi YOSHIKAWA and Vilas Wuwongse)
Present Situation and Issues of the Consortia of Electronic Journals in Japan
Yoshito ITOH (Nagoya University, Japan)

Enhancing the Electronic Library System through the Integration of Heterogeneous Data Sources
Hironobu GOTODA, Keizo OYAMA and Jun ADACHI (National Institute of Informatics, Japan)

Digital Libraries in Japan: A Retrospect
Syun TUTIYA, Hiroya TAKEUCHI (Chiba University, Japan), Yoshinori SATO (Mie University, Japan), Hiroshi ITSUMURA (Nagoya University, Japan) and Masamitsu KURIYAMA (Tokiwa University, Japan)

16:00 - 16:15 Closing Speech