Tutorial Proposals

Submission Deadline: 15 April 2021

Tutorials provide an opportunity to offer in-depth education on a topic or solution relevant to research or practice in digital libraries. They should address a single topic in detail. They are not intended to be venues for commercial product training. Experts who are interested in engaging members of the community who may not be familiar with a relevant set of concepts or technologies should plan their tutorials to cover the topic or solution to a level that attendees will have sufficient knowledge to follow and further pursue the material beyond the tutorial. Leaders of tutorial sessions will be expected to take an active role in publicizing and recruiting attendees for their sessions.  

Tutorial proposals should be in two parts.  The first document must be a maximum of 2 pages in the IEEE conference proceedings format (https://www.ieee.org/conferences/publishing/templates.html), outlining:

  • Title of the tutorial
  • Abstract (1-2 paragraphs, to be used in conference programs)
  • Brief biographical sketch and contact information for the instructor(s)
  • Aims, scope and learning objectives of the tutorial
  • Intellectual or conceptual background of the tutorial
  • Tutorial history (previous offerings of tutorial, if any)
  • Target audience, including level of experience (introductory, intermediate, advanced)
  • Keywords
  • Any other noteworthy comments or remarks

The second document must be up to 2 pages in any format and must include:

  • A full overview of the proposed tutorial timetable, addressing how learning objectives will be met, including the length of time required from participants. We recommend a maximum of 2 hour blocks online at any given time.
  • A 100 word description for the JCDL website.
  • A description of how the tutorial will be made accessible to participants from all time zones (this may be multiple delivery, or pre-recording with a way to ask questions, or some other solution we have not thought of).

This second document will be used for assessment purposes, and will not be included in the proceedings.

Tutorial proposals are due via Easychair (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=jcdl2021) on 15 April 2021. If you have questions, please contact the tutorial chairs prior to the due date:
Claire Timpany, University of Waikato
Alexander Nwala, Indiana University, Bloomington