ESKM : Special Session on Library Science
Special Session Scope:

With the dramatic developments in information and communication technology, our society has gone through tremendous changes in terms of how we store, manage and access information and knowledge. These developments have brought substantive benefits for society, but they have also led to new challenges such as difficultly obtaining precise information and the risk of information overload. Many current social problems involve information, including mismanagement of official records (e.g., pension plans, diplomatic documents), misleading food safety information, and falsification of court documents. This has led to a renewed focus on managing information and knowledge properly and securing our access to information. In this special session, we will focus on the contributions of library science to e-services and knowledge management.

Topics include (but are not limited to):
  • Knowledge discovery
  • Knowledge services
  • Knowledge management
  • Text mining
  • Information access
  • Library services
  • E-learning
  • Information retrieval systems
  • User behavior modeling
  • Security, privacy and trust
  • Applications of social media
  • Scholarly communication
  • Digital preservation
  • Archives
  • Data curation


All papers will be peer reviewed, and accepted papers will appear in the Conference Proceedings to be published by IEEE and indexed by IEEE Xplore, EI, Inspec, DBLP, and several other major citation indexes. Also, selected papers will be invited for some post-conference publications. We follow the same procedure for submission and review as the main conference.


Submit full papers of 4-5 pages as Word or PDF in IEEE Computer Society format ( by email to <ishita.emi.982 (at)>. Submissions will be acknowledged within 48 hours. For questions, please contact Emi Ishita at that same address.

Important Dates
  • Paper submission:April 30 May 10, 2012
  • Notification: May 31, 2012
  • Camera ready: June 20, 2012
  • Registration: Jun 20, 2012