Call For Panels

Panels at JCDL are intended to draw together communities of interest, including those with strong traditions in the digital library community as well as those involving emerging issues of interest to members of the community at large. The panels typically last about 60 – 90 minutes and include an extended round-table discussion among the selected participants and the audience members. All proposals are welcome to suggest panel formats that will engage and inform the audience and, if accepted, JCDL will work to provide appropriate facilities and setups to enable the panel techniques. Panels can be comprised of short position statements followed by discussion or can be structured as conversations that engage audience members from the outset. While topics are open, JCDL aims to secure at least one panel relating to this year’s theme: Digital Libraries in the Age of AI: Challenges and Opportunities.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should include:

  • a statement of goals or learning objectives for the panel
  • an outline for the panel topics
  • the expected audience and expected number of attendees
  • a tentative list of panelists and their bios. Please indicate whether or not the panelists have already been contacted about the panel.
  • a discussion of any engagement techniques that will require specific physical or technical requirements for the local hosts (e.g., part of the speakers being online). Please note that at least one panelist and/or organizer must be physically on site.
  • contact and biographical information about the organizers. (It is possible for organizers to serve as panelists as well but this is not a requirement.) Note organizers’ prior experience with organizing any similarly themed panel or workshop.

The proposal should be no more than two pages + unlimited references in the current ACM two-column conference format available via for LaTeX (“sigconf”), Overleaf (ACM Conference Proceedings Primary Article Template), and Word (Interim Template for Word).

Submissions are to be made via EasyChair:

By submitting your article to an ACM Publication, you are hereby acknowledging that you and your co-authors are subject to all ACM Publications Policies, including ACM’s new Publications Policy on Research Involving Human Participants and Subjects. Alleged violations of this policy or any ACM Publications Policy will be investigated by ACM and may result in a full retraction of your paper, in addition to other potential penalties, as per ACM Publications Policy.

Please ensure that you and your co-authors obtain an ORCID ID, so you can complete the publishing process for your accepted paper.  ACM has been involved in ORCID from the start and we have recently made a commitment to collect ORCID IDs from all of our published authors. We are committed to improve author discoverability, ensure proper attribution and contribute to ongoing community efforts around name normalization; your ORCID ID will help in these efforts.

Important dates

All dates are Anywhere on Earth (AoE)

  • August 3, 2024 – Deadline for submission via EasyChair
  • September 10, 2024 – Notification of acceptance
  • October 12, 2024 – Final camera-ready deadline for all submissions

Panel Chairs

This year’s panel chairs are: 

We encourage questions or informal inquiries in advance of the submission deadline.

Examples of Previous Panels

Previous successful panel examples include:

Who can submit an excellent review for this manuscript in the next 30 days? — Peer Reviewing in the age of overload

Research data without borders: How the sections of the NFDI work on cross-cutting topics across disciplines and consortia

At the Nexus of Data and Collections: New Affordances in the Age of Mass-Scale Digital Libraries

Issues of Dealing with Fluid Data in Digital Libraries

“Can We Really Show This”?: Ethics, Representation and Social Justice in Sensitive Digital Space

Can Research Librarians Make Contributions to Decision-making as Intelligence Analysts? The Prospects and Challenges

Conceptual Models and Ontological Schemas for Semantically Sustainable Digital Libraries

Data and Information Literacy Education: Methods, Models, and Challenges

Institutionalizing and Sustaining Virtual Reality Experiences

Preserving Born-Digital News

The Quill Project: Designing a Research Platform for Engaged Learning

Creation of a DL by the Communities and for the Communities