Call for papers


Int. J. of Knowledge and Web Intelligence


Special Issue on: "Semantic Digital Library"


Guest Editors:
Dr. Asanee Kawtrakul, NECTEC/Kasetsart University, Thailand
Dr. Ard Prasad, Documentation Research and Training Centre (DRTC), India
Dr. S. R. Balasundaram, National Institute of Technology, India
Prof. Rrajkumar Kannan, Bishop Heber College (Autonomous), India
Prof. Frederic Andres, National Institute of Informatics, Japan


Digital libraries focus on storing and organizing digital objects according to various scopes and facets. Intelligent access to these objects are provided through metadata/semantic-based or content-based search engine according to usersí requirements. Semantic services enhance the organization of digital objects to facilitate their access, the exploitation of their structure and meaning for both humans and machines. Semantic digital libraries require database management systems for the handling of structured data, taking into consideration the models used to represent semantics. To foster the realization of the semantic digital library, metadata models, ontology models, and query languages have been combined to realize digital library services.


However, technologies for semantic digital libraries such as database engines, RDF data store, topic maps servers, SPARQL queries, and RDFS/OWL ontologies and folksonomies often appear to be immature. Solid semantic management layer concepts, architectures, and tools are important to everyone in the semantic digital library ecosystem, and creating them requires a strong community, with a critical mass of involvement. This special issue focuses on two main issues:

  • the evolution of semantic digital libraries as a knowledge environment with digital library services and
  • semantic digital libraries for improving user experiences.


The goal of the special issue is to bring out the best practices, current research and promising trends in the semantic digital library.


Subject Coverage


Papers may address issues along general themes, which include but are not limited to the following:

  • Semantic digital library information visualisation
  • Multilingual multimedia content management
  • Search, retrieval and browsing interfaces to all forms of multilingual digital content
  • Managing collaborative semantic digital library collections
  • Cultural heritage semantic preservation
  • Natural interaction of users with the semantic digital library
  • Case studies of user needs and behaviours, and user experiences
  • Novel semantic digital library content and use environments
  • Semantic digital library open access publishing and copyright management
  • Social networking and semantic digital library Systems


Notes for Prospective Authors


Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).


All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page


Important Dates


Manuscript due: 15 September, 2010


Notification of acceptance: 15 November, 2010


Revised paper due: 15 December, 2010


Submission of final revised paper: 30 December, 2010


Editors and Notes


You may send one copy in the form of an MS Word file attached to an e-mail (details in Author Guidelines) to one the following:


Dr. Asanee Kawtrakul
NECTEC/Kasetsart University


Dr. Ard Prasad
Documentation Research and Training Centre (DRTC)


Dr. S. R. Balasundaram
National Institute of Technology


Prof. Rrajkumar Kannan
Bishop Heber College (Autonomous)
Department of Computer Science


Prof. Frederic Andres
CVCE, Luxembourg, and
National Institute of Informatics


Please include in your submission the title of the Special Issue, the title of the Journal and the name of the Guest Editor