Call for Late-breaking results, Preliminary work, Datasets, and Demonstrations


The late-breaking results, preliminary work, datasets, and demos track is a great way to get feedback on early-stage work, initiate collaborations, and discuss the emerging issues in digital libraries research with the larger community.

Late-breaking results permit presentations about the research completed after the full paper presentation deadline. Consider this track for short qualitative or quantitative studies with complete analyses and follow-ups to prior work.

Preliminary work submissions describe preliminary but novel ideas or results. The papers presented here should describe preliminary results related to thought-provoking and timely research projects that are being developed within the DL community. You can also report novel ideas and explorations that have not been fully tested.

Dataset submissions allow a description of research-relevant datasets that are either fully publicly available or contain a publicly-available subset. These submissions should describe the parameters and limitations of the dataset as well as potential use cases for the DL community.

Demonstrations showcase innovative digital libraries technology and applications, allowing you to share your work directly with your colleagues in a high-visibility setting. Publicly available open-source or open-access systems are of special interest.



Topics of interest, as they relate to digital libraries, include, but are not limited to:

Users and Interactions

Search and Recommendation

• Collaborative and participatory information environments

• Crowdsourcing and human computation
• Human-information Interaction

• Information visualization
• Social networks, virtual organizations and networked information

• Social media, community building, and applications
• User behavior and modeling

• AI / Machine Learning/ Data mining for DLs

• Dataset retrieval

• Information and knowledge systems

• Information retrieval

• Knowledge discovery

• Natural language processing

• Navigational and exploratory search

• Personalization and contextualization

Digital Libraries in Practice

Content and Structures

• Digital archiving and preservation

• Digital humanities and heritage

• Knowledge organization systems in practice

• Personal digital information management

• Performance evaluation

• Policy and law

• Privacy and Intellectual property

• Scientific data management

• Data curation and stewardship

• Document genres

• Extracting semantics, entities, and patterns from large collections

• Infrastructure and service design

• Linked data and its applications

• Research data management

• Web and network science

Submission Details

  • Submissions can be made to EasyChair
  • Template: ACM Proceedings template (
  • Submissions should consist of a title, extended abstract, and contact information for the authors, a minimum of 2 pages, and a maximum of 4 pages (excluding references).
  • Submissions must be anonymous and all references to authors’ works have to be anonymized.
  • Authors are strongly encouraged to work on improving the accessibility of their submissions, using recommendations found in the Guide to an Accessible Submission.

All submissions will be rigorously peer-reviewed in a double-blind reviewing process. Accepted submissions will appear in the proceedings as well as the ACM digital library. The presentation type of late-breaking, preliminary work, dataset, and demo submission will be decided during the reviewing process.

All other questions concerning Late-breaking results, Preliminary work, Datasets, and Demonstrations can be sent to the co-chairs listed below.

Dual Submission Policy

Papers submitted to JCDL 2022 should be substantially different from papers that have been previously published, or accepted for publication, or that are under review at other venues. Exceptions to this rule are:

  • Submission is permitted for papers presented or to be presented at conferences or workshops without proceedings.
  • Submission is permitted for papers that have previously been made available as a technical report (e.g., in institutional archives or preprint archives like arXiv). However, we discourage this since it places anonymity at risk; in particular, please do not publish your paper at arXiv and submit to JCDL at the same time, some days before, or during the reviewing period of JCDL.

If your paper already is available as a technical report:

  • You might not want to use the exact same title and abstract for your JCDL submission (in case of acceptance at JCDL, the title of your submission still might be changed “back”).
  • Please do not cite your technical report and make some effort to avoid any issues that may harm the double-blindness of your submission. Reviewers will receive guidance that ask them to refrain from trying to break blindness if at all possible too, but be aware that the availability of an available technical report for an JCDL submission can cause issues.

Important dates:

Submission deadline: March 14, 2022

Notification of acceptance: April 4, 2022

Camera-ready submissions: April 18, 2022


Dwaipayan Roy
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, India

Kokil Jaidka
National University of Singapore, Singapore

Nicholas Vanderschantz
University of Waikato, New Zealand