Russian Foundation for Basic Research

Joint Institute for Nuclear Research

Moscow ACM SIGMOD Chapter

UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education

Fourth All-Russian Scientific Conference RCDL’2002

“Digital Libraries: Advanced Methods And Technologies, Digital Collections”

Second announcement and call for papers

Dubna, October 15-17, 2002

The Conference is open for the international participation


Digital Libraries (DL) is a field of research and development aiming to promote the theory and practice of processing, dissemination, storage, search and analysis of various digital data. Digital Libraries acting as knowledge depositories can be considered as complex information systems, development and use of which require solution of numerous scientific, technological, methodological, economic, legal and other issues. Digital Libraries technologies are rapidly developing. Challenges in semantics, integration of information, perception and presentation of various kinds of data call for significant innovations. Development of Digital Libraries technologies is becoming more and more essential for raising of the standards of health care, education, science and economy, as well as the quality of life on the whole. Projects devoted to generation of the digital form of the information concerning the Earth, Universe, Literature, Art, Environment and Humans, accumulated by the humanity, are examples of the intensive development of global information repositories.

RCDL’2002 is the fourth conference on this subject (1999 – St. Petersburg, 2000 – Protvino, 2001 - Petrozavodsk). The principal objective of the series of conference is to promote the constituting of a community of Russian experts involved in researches related to Digital Libraries. The Conference offers such a community an opportunity to discuss ideas and outcomes and to make contacts for closer cooperation. The Conference also promotes the study of international experience, development of the international cooperation on Digital Libraries. In view of this, papers describing the advanced directions of research and development are welcome. Much attention will be paid to pilot applications and digital collections developed within the RFBR projects on Digital Libraries and other programmes.

The Conference topics include but are not limited to:

  • Models and standards for information and metainformation representation (including thesauri and ontologies) in DL

  • Methods and tools for data search, discovery, retrieval and analysis in DL

  • Access to distributed and heterogeneous digital collections: interoperability, scalability, relevant information discovery, metainformation integration

  • Open architectures for digital information environments

  • Human aspects of DL (user inters, user behavior, personalization, data visualization (rendering) and analysis, intellectual property, user communities)

  • Analysis and processing of the natural languages, images, video-, audio- and other data

  • Multilingual data access and multilingual data service

  • DL, DL prototype and digital collections for science, education, culture, health care and management

  • Digital collections in traditional libraries, museums, archives, information centers

  • Advanced technologies of digital collection generation, storage and system maintenance

  • Digital collection cataloging, indexing, referencing, maintenance of integrity and consistency

  • DL security and information protection

  • GRID technologies and DL (DL applications, cross-DLs links, GRID and DLs interoperability)

The Conference Proceedings containing full texts of accepted papers will be published.

Dates and venue

The Conference will be held on October 15-17, 2002 in Dubna at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR). Dubna is a quiet and pleasant town situated 130 km north of Moscow on the picturesque banks of the Volga river.There is railway and bus communication between Dubna and Moscow. The railway communication is provided by suburban trains and more comfortable nonstop trains (it takes 2 hours to reach Dubna from the Saviolovsky railway station (Moscow)). Buses Moscow-Dubna depart from the square in front of the Saviolovsky railway station. More detailed information about Dubna can be found at

Paper submission

The Conference languages are Russian and English. Extended abstracts and papers can be in any of the languages. Simultaneous translation of the presentations from Russian into English will be offered for foreign participants.

Original, not published before submissions are solicited. Extended abstracts either in Russian or in English should be e-mailed to the program committee at in the format HTML 3.2 (frames, style sheets, ActiveX, JavaScript, Java-applet and dynamic HTML elements are not allowed); images in the formats GIF and JPEG can be used. When e-mailing extended abstracts, the text and each image should be sent as attached files. Abstracts in Russian are accepted in the ISO-8859-5, Windows-1251 or KOI8-R character set.

The size of extended abstracts is from 2 to 5 pages (app. 3500 to 10000 characters, HTML tags excluded). Abstracts should provide quite a complete idea of the paper content, include the references to the publications and/or the Internet resources.

Important deadlines

  1. Submission of extended abstracts: June 3, 2002 - new date!

  2. Notification of acceptance: June 30, 2002

  3. Camera-ready full papers due: July 30, 2002.

Instructions for the preparation of full text camera-ready papers see, please, at RCDL'2002 site.

Organizing committee

Chair – Prof. Alexei Sissakian, Member of the Russian Academy of Engineering Sciences, JINR vice-director

Co-chairs of the Organizing Committee:

Vladimir Korenkov – Laboratory of Information Technologies (JINR)

Leonid Kalinichenko – Institute for Problems of Informatics, Russian Academy of Science


Svetlana Ivanova - JINR University Centre

Lidiya Kalmykova – Laboratory of Information Technologies (JINR)

Stanislav Lukyanov – Laboratory of Information Technologies (JINR)

Anatoly Raportirenko – Laboratory of Information Technologies (JINR)

Tatyana Zhabitskaya – JINR Publishing Department

Alla Zaikina – Laboratory of Information Technologies (JINR)

For organizational issues please contact

Laboratory of Information Technologies, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research,
141980, Dubna, Moscow region, Russia

Phone: (7 09621) 62-526 (Vladimir Korenkov),
(7 09621) 63-961 (Lidiya Kalmykova)

Fax: (7 09621) 65-145

Program Committee


Leonid Kalinichenko – Institute for Problems of Informatics, RAS

Vladislav Shirikov – Joint Institute for Nuclear Research

Oleg Siountiourenko – Russian Foundation for Basic Research


Program Committee members:

Jose Luis Borbinha –National Library of Portugal

Nikolay Borisov - University of St. Petersburg

Yuri Buchstab – Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics, RAS

Vasily Bunakov – State Research Center Institute for High Energy Physics

Olga Dluzhnevskaya – Institute of Astronomy, RAS

Anatolii Fedotov – United Institute of Computer Science SB RAS

Elza Gousseva – Moscow State University of Culture and Arts

Nikolai Kalenov – Natural Science Library, RAS

Victor Kapustin – Interdisciplinary Centre, St. Petersburg State University

Mikhail Kogalovsky – Market Economy Institute, RAS

Nikolai Kolchanov – Institute of Cytology and Genetics, Siberian Branch, RAS

Efim Kudashev – Institute of Space Research, RAS

Victor Lebedev – Institute of Applied Mathematical Research, KRC RAS

Vladimir Litvin – California Institute of Technology, USA

Jean-Yves Le Meur – CERN

Boris Novikov – University of St. Petersburg

John V. Richardson Jr. – UCLA, Information Studies, USA

Vladimir Serebryakov – Computing Centre of RAS, Moscow

Guennadi Sigovtsev – Petrozavodsk State University

Alan F. Smeaton – Dublin City University, Ireland

Ingeborg T. Solvberg – The Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Alexandr Tomilin – Institute of System Programming, RAS

Alex Ushakov – Unversity of California of Santa Barbara

Vladimir Vdovitsin – Institute of Applied Mathematical Research, KRC of RAS

Vladimir Voevodin – Moscow State University

Victor Zakharov – Institute of Informatics Problems, RAS

Sergei Znamenskii – Pereslavl University - Program System Institute of RAS


European Coordinator: Yannis Ioannidis (University of Athens, Greece)

ACM SIGIR and IEEE CS TCDL Liaison: Christine Borgman (UCLA, USA)


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