ISDL'99: Call for Participation

International Symposium on Digital Libraries 1999 (ISDL'99)

September 28-29, 1999
University of Library and Information Science, Tsukuba, Japan
Sponsored by University of Library and Information Science

Digital Libraries are widely recognized as a crucial component of a Global Information Infrastructure for the next century. Research and development projects in many parts of the world are testing new ways of using advanced information technologies such as high-performance computers, multimedia, hypermedia, and artificial intelligence to organize and share information over networks. The success of digital libraries depends not just on technology, but on social and cultural factors such as intellectual property rights and collection policies. Digital Libraries are often discussed as research projects for the future, but many projects have already learned significant lessons from deployment. As the largest producers and consumers of scientific information, universities play a crucial role in the digital library environment.

This symposium will provide an international forum for papers and discussions by researchers, developers and practitioners in and for Digital Libraries. The symposium topics are not limited, and may include

  1. Digital Libraries and wide-area and high-performance networks
  2. Storage and communication technologies for a wide variety of and vast amounts of multimedia information,
  3. Digital information in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences,
  4. Editing, organizing, publishing, access, and computer-human interaction technologies for multimedia information,
  5. Information technologies for multi-cultural and multi-lingual information for worldwide information sharing,
  6. Digital library functions as a common ground for intellectual activities,
  7. Roles of, and restrictions on, the digital library in communities.
  8. Higher education environment for networked information society
The University of Library and Information Science (ULIS) will celebrate its twentieth anniversary in October 1999 with a four-day International Symposium on Libraries for Networked Information Society (ISLNIS, September 27-30). This broader event will include both the International Symposium on Digital Libraries 1999 (ISDL'99, September 28-29) and a related International Symposium on Roles of Libraries for Japan and Asia (September 30, 1999)(notes).

Invited Speakers

Language: English

Location - Tsukuba Science City

The Tsukuba Science City is located 60 km north-east of Tokyo; the City has more than 100 research and educational institutions. The Tsukuba Center is located at the center of the Tsukuba Science City. The central bus terminal, CREO (a shopping mall), Tsukuba Daiichi hotel, Tsukuba central post office and other facilities are located at the Tsukuba Center. The University of Library and Information Scienc e (ULIS) is a national university of Japan, located at the center of the Tsukuba Science City. (Map around Tsukuba Center and ULIS)

Direct bus services between the Tsukuba Center and the Narita airport and between the Tsukuba Center and the JR Tokyo station are available. Local bus services from Arakawaoki and Tsuchiura stations of the JR Joban line are also available.

Paper Submission and Presentation

Submission has been closed.

Advance Program will appear shortly.


ISDL'99 is free of charge to register. On-site registration is available but pre-registration is strongly recommended. To register, send your information via the registration page, or send the registration form by email, by fax or by postal mail.

Hotel Information

The following hotel is reserved from 27 September,1999 through 01 October for the convenience of participants. However, please note that the number of rooms are limited and therefore they are served on first-come first-served basis. Participants wishing to make reservation for hotel accommodation are requested to completed the hotel reservation form indicating all necessary items and send it to re registration agency by fax or e-mail no later than 15 August.

Tsukuba Daiichi Hotel
Address:1-Chome Azuma, Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki, Japan
Tel: +81-298-52-1112 Fax: +81-298-52-0031
Room Charge 10,000 yen for one night one single including service and tax.

Payment of room charge
Please pay the total amount of room charge to the hotel directly when you check out. Your credit card detail is required to secure your reservation. (Please see the reservation form.)

Cancellation Policy
In case of cancellation of hotel reservation, written notice must be send to the registration agency.
If cancellation notification is received
--- 7 days or more prior to the date of arrival: No charge
--- Fewer than 7days prior or no notice given: 10,000 yen will be charged to your credit card.

Registration Agency
Tokyo Travel Service Co., Ltd.
Toyosumi Bldg. 3-22-11 Toranomon, Minato-ku Tokyo, Japan

Instruction for Authors

Please read the Instruction for Authors and send the camera ready copy no later than August 20, 1999.

Symposium Organization
Symposium Committee Chair: Koichi Tabata (ULIS)
Program Committee Chair: Shigeo Sugimoto (ULIS)

ISRLJA will be held on September 30, 1999. The symposium language will be Japanese.
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Last update: 1999-9-11