Workshop on Intelligent Access to On-line Digital Libraries

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Zahid Ahmed
Project Sequoia 2000
San Diego Supercomputer Center
University of California, San Diego, 0505
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0505

Phone : (619)-534-5105
FAX : (619)-534-5113
********************** CALL FOR PARTICIPATION **********************

Workshop on Intelligent Access to On-line Digital Libraries

Marriott Riverwalk
San Antonio, Texas

Tuesday, March 1, 1994

The rate of information production in our global society is taking place
thousands of times faster than our population growth. The linkages of
high speed networks, fiberized telephone lines, and large capacity
information bases will facilitate creation of digital libraries which
are expected to provide many kinds of information. Due to their widely
distributed and diversified clientele, these emerging libraries will
require intelligent management of information. The purpose of this workshop
is to focus on how intelligent data management and intelligent presentation
systems will allow better information services to end-users of next
generation, mass-scale, robust information architectures.

This workshop will attract researchers and designers of on-line
digital libraries (DLs) that are being applied to data analysis problems,
educational and publication media, and entertainment services. Through
a discussion of some generic issues that effect the design of digital
libraries, it is the goal of the workshop to produce a reference model
of such libraries based on the access, interface, and communication
requirements of a small range of application domains. In line with this,
the following is a list of possible topics for consideration at the

I. Basic Architectural Issues.

- Comparing DLs with traditional libraries and data management systems

- Relationship between DL architecture and intended or expected use

- Generality of retrieval models s.t. they are usable in multiple
domains, and for multiple DL clients.

- Basic DL building blocks and scaling issues

- DL reference models - one or many?

- Integrating DLs with other information processing elements, for
example, data analysis tools, supercomputers, and end-user applications

II. Information Retrieval.

- Browsing approaches for large, distributed on-line libraries,
including experience with Mosaic, WAIS, and other browsers

- Query language paradigms

- Searching, filtering, summarizing of multimedia information

- Knowbots, intelligent agents, intelligent gatekeepers

- Personalized, interactive news and publication services

III. Information Organization.

- Multimedia information models (hypertext, relational, etc.)

- Indexing, classification and merging of information clips

- Document management

IV. Information Presentation Mediums.

- Intelligent, interactive data visualization systems

- Dynamic, task-based multimedia interfaces

- Dialogue management between DL client and DL server


Workshop participation will be limited to twenty people. It is
expected that all participants are active researchers, or are
interested in the design and development of digital libraries,
information retrieval systems, or multimedia interfaces. Participants
should submit position papers through electronic mail (preferred),
regular mail or FAX by January 15, 1994.

Position papers can be a review, original research contributions,
extensions of previous work, or applications briefs. Participants
will be selected based on their position papers by the workshop
organizers. Participants will have an opportunity to resubmit
their papers for possible post-workshop publication. Please
e-mail or send (4 copies, please) position papers to the workshop
chair at the address included below.

The fee for a one-day workshop is $75 (only if you do not register
for the CAIA '94 conference), which includes breaks and lunch.
Registration forms will be sent to participants by IEEE CAIA
(Conference on Artificial Intelligence for Applications) '94.
For more information on IEEE CAIA '94, contact:

Peter Selfridge
AT&T Bell Laboratories
Murray Hill, NJ 07974
Phone: 908-582-6801


Zahid Ahmed, San Diego Supercomputer Center
Robert Akscyn, Knowledge Systems
Nicholas Belkin, Rutgers University
Edward Fox, Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Thomas Kirk, AT&T Bell Laboratories
Scott Stevens, Carnegie-Mellon University

Workshop Chair:

Zahid Ahmed
San Diego Supercomputer Center
University of California, San Diego, 0505
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0505

Phone : (619)-534-5105
FAX : (619)-534-5113