Electronic Publishing 2000 - Conference announcement and CfP

elpub2000 elpub2000 at albertina.ru
Tue Mar 7 01:39:37 EST 2000

Dear Sirs,

We are happy to announce that The Fourth International Conference on
Electronic Publishing will be held in Kaliningrad (Russia) in August,

Could we ask that you please forward this information to people using
your existing mailing lists?

Please read the call for paper below.

Organising Committee
elpub2000 at albertina.ru



Fourth International Conference on
Electronic Publishing


Kaliningrad/Svetlogorsk, Russia

August 17-19, 2000

Kaliningrad State University

The 4th conference will continue the traditions of the previous
conferences which took place in Great Britain, 1997, in Hungary, 1998,
and in Sweden, 1999. It will be held in Kaliningrad, one of the most
dynamic regions of Russia, which has a status of a special economic

The conference will concentrate on electronic publishing for both
specialists and the general public.

We welcome speakers on non-technical and technical problems.

Non-technical problems: socio-economic aspects of electronic publishing
modern society including presentations of projects on electronic
libraries, archives, information systems etc., as well as their
implementation in educational, cultural and health care institutions. It
will also include other interesting papers within the named frame
without any restriction.

Technical problems: prospective technologies of electronic publishing,
formats, protocols, networking, retrieval techniques etc.

Conference Objectives:

Exchange of international experience for scientific and practical
purposes focusing on both technical and non-technical problems of IT in
international communication, including demonstration of models and
electronic publishing projects, etc. Co-ordination of activities.

Suggested Topics

    a.. Role of electronic publishing in modern society (in mass media,
         education, information dissemination process)

    a.. Electronic publishing research (platforms, systems, software)

    a.. Formats of the Future. Is standardization important?

    a.. New developments in computer design and graphics for electronic

    a.. Electronic advertising

    a.. Internet and CD publishing, new publishing models, e-books

    a.. Electronic publishing products in library automation systems

    a.. Storage and preservation. Security. Ethical and legal aspects of

The list of topics is not meant to be exhaustive and submissions on any
topic within the conference overall theme will be considered.

Forms of Presentation:
The programme consists of plenary and parallel sessions, panel debates
and computer presentations. Speakers will be given 35 minutes total
including time for questions. Papers will be published in the conference

All participants will be given sets of information materials: conference
programme, collection of papers, list of participants.

Conference preparation will be displayed on the Internet. The conference
web-site will have up-to-date information, abstracts of papers,
information about participants.

The Programme Committee now calls for papers for presentation at the
conference. These should deal with actual experiences, research or
development projects, or intellectual contributions to the theme of the
conference. We would be especially interested in papers reporting
experience of real-life activities and presenting new, innovative ways
of communicating and publishing electronically.

The working language of the conference will be English. Russian speakers
will have the option to present in Russian with simultaneous translation
into English.

Paper submission must include:
    - Title of paper
    - Authors' names
    - Company name, if represented
    - City/town
    - Phone, fax, e-mail
    - Abstract in English of no more than 500 words

Paper abstracts should be sent by e-mail (using text only format; no
formatting; double space between paragraphs) to the Organising
Committee: elpub2000 at albertina.ru. The deadline for the submission is
March 30, 2000.

Paper abstracts will be considered by the Programme Committee members.
Decisions will be sent to the participants by e-mail before April 15,

The deadline for the submission of the full text of the paper will be
May 31, 2000.

Only one author per paper (speaker) will be charged a reduced conference
fee, but will be responsible for their own travel and accommodation

Time and Venue:
The conference will take place at a very picturesque resort, one of the
pearls of the Baltic Sea coast - Svetlogorsk (former Raushen).

Suggested travel arrangements:
by air: Aeroflot; SAS
by train: direct Berlin - Gdynia - Kaliningrad
by bus: direct from Warsaw, Gdansk - Gdynia, Olsztyn (Poland); Vilnius
by ferry: from Kiel (Germany); Gdynia (Poland).

Arrival day - August 16, 2000.

Conference opening - August 17, 2000.

Plenary and parallel sessions, panel debates and computer
presentations -

August 17-19, 2000.

Conference ends on August 19, 2000.

Contact person:

Prof.Dr.Vera Zabotkina

Vice-Rector for International Affairs

Kaliningrad State University

14, A.Nevskogo str., Kaliningrad

236041, Russia

Tel.: + (0112) 46 59 02

Fax: + (0112) 53 62 60, 46 59 02

E-mail: elpub2000 at albertina.ru

Further developments and news of the conference will be announced at the

web-site: http://www.albertina.ru/elpub2000 .

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