Volume 6 Issue 2
Fall 2010
ISSN 1937-7266

Introduction to 2010 JCDL/ICADL Doctoral Consortium Issue

Schubert Foo

College of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences
Nanyang Technological University

Edie Rasmussen

School of Library, Archival & Information Studies
The University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC

Richard Furuta

Dept. of Computer Science
Texas A & M University
College Station, TX

José Borbinha

Instituto Superior Técnico
Universidade Técnica de Lisboa
Lisbon, Portugal

In 2010, the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) and the International conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries (ICADL) were co-located for the first time. The conferences shared a Doctoral Consortium, with the goal of providing a forum for informal discussion of dissertation research projects which were at a point where they would benefit from an open discussion with peers and experienced researchers. The Doctoral Consortium was successful in bringing together doctoral students from around the world, with an international Advisory Panel, who provided feedback and general advice in a constructive atmosphere.

The papers presented at the Doctoral Consortium were selected by a Program Committee based on three reviews. Selections were made on the basis of the quality of the research and the potential to benefit from discussion during the Doctoral Consortium. After the Doctoral Consortium, presenters were invited to revise their papers on the basis of the feedback they received during their presentation, and to submit them for publication in the TCDL Bulletin. Publication in the Bulletin offers the opportunity to make this research from a new generation of doctoral students available to a wider audience.

The JCDL/ICADL Doctoral Consortium was jointly sponsored by the University of British Columbia, Canada and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Financial support for doctoral studentsí travel to the Doctoral Consortium was provided by the National Science Foundation, USA, the ACM Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval (SIGIR) and the ACM Special Interest Group on Hypertext, Hypermedia and the Web (SIGWEB).