Call for Participation

International Joint Workshop on Digital Libraries : IJWDL'98

7-9 September 1998
Asian Institute of Technology
Bangkok, Thailand

An Invitation to Participate

Digital Libraries use advanced information technologies, such as high-performance computers and networks, hypermedia, and artificial intelligence, to organize information and make it accessible to users. Social and cultural aspects, such as intellectual property rights, electronic commerce, and cultural preservation, are crucial to their success. As the largest producers and consumers of academic information, universities are crucial to their future.

Digital Libraries will be a key element of the Global Information Infrastructure for worldwide information sharing and development in the next century. Large-scale research and development projects are underway in the United States, the UK, Singapore, Germany, and many other countries. In Japan, the National Center for Academic Information Systems (NACSIS), the National Diet Library (NDL), the Information-technology Promotion Agency (IPA), and the Japan Information Processing Development Center (JIPDEC) have important digital library projects. The Japanese Science Council is promoting a digital library environment for research and education at universities.

This Joint Workshop will bring researchers and developers together with librarians and practitioners in an international forum on trends in Digital Libraries. The first two days (Monday and Tuesday, 7 and 8 September) will comprise School on Digital Libraries (SDL), with four tutorials on basic topics in digital libraries:
  • Computer technology and networks for Digital Libraries
  • Metadata: cataloging for the Web
  • SGML and XML
  • Overview and Management of Digital Libraries

This will be followed on Wednesday, 9 September, by the Twelfth Workshop on Digital Libraries, which will feature papers on more advanced topics from researchers in the field. This is the twelfth in a series of workshops that until now have been held at the University of Library and Information Science in Tsukuba, Japan.

As of June 1998, we expect that many librarians and practitioners from Thailand and surrounding countries will attend the tutorials. Participants in the workshop will include a number of renowned researchers from Japan, as well as colleagues from Italy and the United States. This workshop will focus on issues of multilingual information access, including metadata registry issues and information retrieval.
Program CO-Chairs and Organizing Committee

Organizing Committee
  • Co-Chair
    Vilas Wuwongse.(AIT)
    Chutima Sacchanand (President, of TLA)
Program Committee


Tutorial Time Table: Sep 7th - 8th, 1998

Sep 7th, 1998 8:30-9:00 Opening Ceremony

9:20-10:30 Computer Technology and Networks for Digital Libraries Nobuhito Yamamoto

10:30-10:50 BREAK

10:50-12:00 Computer Technology and Networks for Digital Libraries (Continued) Nobuhito Yamamoto

12:00-13:00 LUNCH

13:00-14:30 Metadata: Cataloging for the Web Thomas Baker/Praditta Siripan

14:30-15:00 BREAK

15:00-16:30 Metadata: Cataloging for the Web (Continued) Thomas Baker/Praditta Siripan

17:30-19:00 Reception Party (at AIT Center)

Sep 8th, 1998 8:30-10:00 SGML and XML Masahiro Kikuta/Youichi Shibata

10:00-10:30 BREAK

10:30-12:00 SGML and XML (Continued) Masahiro Kikuta/Youichi Shibata

12:00-13:00 LUNCH

13:00-14:30 Overview and Management of Digital Libraries Shigeo Sugimoto/Jun Adachi

14:30-15:00 BREAK

15:00-16:30 Overview and Management of Digital Libraries (Continued) Shigeo Sugimoto/Jun Adachi

Workshop Time Table: Sep 9th, 1998

9:00-9:30 A Digital Library for K-12 Educators: the PEN-DOR project Myron Bright,
Karen Fullerton,
Jane Greenberg,
Maureen McClure,
Edie Rasmussen,
Darin Stewart
9:30-10:00 Recent Developments in Scholarly Publishing
and their Impact on Libraries
Fytton Rowland
10:00-10:30 Retrieval System for the Microfilm Image database
in the Media Center, Osaka City University
Yoshikatsu Nagata
Mamoru Shibayama
Harumi Maeda
Katsuichi Kita
10:30-10:50 BREAK BREAK
10:50-11:20 The Dublin Core Data Model Eroc Miller
Stuart Weibel
11:20-12:00 Cataloging for the Web:Dublin Core and the
Resource Description Framework
Thomas Baker
12:00-13:00 LUNCH LUNCH
13:00-13:30 Introduction to DC-based Union Cataloging Systems
for Academic Journals in Digital Library Environments
Han Suk Choi
13:30-14:00 Extension of MHTML to Text Input and Text Search
Functions in Multiple Languages on Off-the-Shelf.
Shigeo Sugimoto
Shigetaka Nakao
Myriam Dartois
Jun Ohta
Akira Maeda
Tetsuo Sakaguchi
Koichi Tabata
14:00-14:30 Reasoning about RDF Elements Vilas Wuwongse,
Chutiporn Anutariya,
Ekawit Nantajeewarawat
14:30-14:50 BREAK BREAK
14:50-15:20 A Graph-Based Method for Automatic Generation of
Multilingual Keyword Clusters and Its Applications
Akiko Aizawa
Noriko Kando
Kyo Kageura
15:20-15:50 An Intelligent Search for Thai Text in Digital Libraries Asanee Kawtakul


Map of AIT from International Thai Airport

AIT Campus Map

The venue for IJWDL98 : The Auditorium of the Regional Computer Center (RCC) [Number 4 in Campus Map]

Camera ready format and Submission

Camera ready format and Submission

The maximum allowable length is 10 pages . Please use A4 format and set margins so that the text lies within a rectangle of 6.5 x 9 inches (16.5 x 23 cm). Use classical fonts such as Times Roman or Computer Modern,13 points for subject and sub-subject ,11 points for text,16 points for headings and title, no page numbers, and 2 columns after title, abstract and keyword(s). Figures may range across columns.
Deadline of camera ready

  • August, 7th 1998
  • All camera ready (3 hardcopies and electronic) should be sent to:

    Dr.Asanee Kawtrakul
    Department of Computer Engineering Kasetsart University
    50 Phaholyothin Rd. Chatuchak
    Bangkok 10900

    Registration Fee/Form

    Registration Fee
    Tutorial and Workshop US$100
    Include Lunch and 2 Coffee break


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    Abstract of Tutorial and Information about Invited Speaker

    Thomas Baker

    Praditta Siripan

    Shigeo Sugimoto

    Nobuhito Yamamoto

    Jun Adachi

    Masahiro Kikuta


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    Room Rate /day
    Room Type SingleDouble
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    Superior1400 Baht (35$) 1500 Baht (37.5&)

    Extra Bed +200 Bath (5$)
    Deluxe Suite3000 Baht (75$) [1 Bed room]
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    Family Suite 3500 Baht (87.5$) [2 Bedrooms]

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    2.) Asian games athlete villege. In Thamasart University [Rangsit] nearby AIT 10 minutes by car to AIT. (Just constructed for using in Asian games 13th at Bangkok during December 1998 so still never used.)

    Room Rate /day
    Room TypeDouble
    Standard Room 700 Baht (17.5$)
    Suite [2 Bed rooms] 1300 Baht (32.5$)

    Reservation - will be announced soon.

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