The 24th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries

(ICADL 2022)

November 30 - December 2, 2022

From Born-Physical to Born-Virtual: Augmenting Intelligence in Digital Libraries
(Onsite face-to-face conference, allowing those who cannot attend to present their papers online)

The International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries (ICADL), which started in Hong Kong in 1998 and, over the years, traveled to many countries in the Asia- Pacific region, is known as a significant digital library conference. Along with JCDL and TPDL, ICADL is held annually as one of the three top venues for connecting digital library, computer science, and library and information science communities.

This year ICADL will be held from November 30th to December 2nd, 2022 at the Hoa Lac campus of Vietnam National Universityin Hanoi, Vietnam, as an onsite face-to- face conference but allows those who cannot attend to present their papers online and join sessions. ICADL2022 will be held held in conjunction with AP-iConference which is an annual event of Asia-Pacific Chapter of iSchools (AP-iSchools). A graduate student symposium will also be held as a part of AP-iConference.

In the past few years, we have witnessed the rapid advances in Artificial Intelligence, especially in semantic search, personalized recommendation, understanding and generation for texts, images, video, and documents, together with augmented libraries, metaverse, IoT, Blockchain, and Big Data Analytics. With these advances, many innovative applications become possible, and Digital Libraries could play important roles in the research, applications, and practices in this direction. Therefore, the theme for ICADL 2022 is "From Born-Physical to Born-Virtual: Augmenting Intelligence in Digital Libraries" . ICADL 2022 will provide an opportunity for researchers from not only Asia-Pacific regions but also all over the world to exchange and discuss their ideas together across different domains to achieve an innovative digital information environment.

The ICADL 2022 program includes scholarly sessions for both online and onsite participants and social events for onsite participants. The scholarly program includes three keynote talks, presentations of papers selected by the program committee, and two interactive sessions. All papers submitted to ICADL 2022 were reviewed by at least three reviewers and selected for presentation by their quality and relevance to ICADL. The Best Paper and the Best Student Paper will be awarded by the Program Committee among the accepted full papers. In addition, same as the last year, the selected best papers are planned to be invited for a special issue to be published in the International Journal on Digital Libraries (IJDL), Springer.

Potential attendees who have not registered yet, please visit the registration page and register online. Online participation is free of charge.

Call for Papers

Proceedings of ICADL 2022 will be published by Springer as an LNCS volume (refer to past series at:, which is indexed by Scopus. This year, we have the following submission categories: full research papers, short research papers, and practice papers as well as demo/poster papers.

At least 3 Program Committee members will review each submission. The review for practice paper submissions will put less emphasis on the novelty and more on real-world practices and applications of DL technologies in institutions or companies.
Sufficient time will be given to the oral presentation for accepted papers in all submission categories. Each accepted paper must be presented by at least one of the co-authors.

If there is any interest in organizing workshops, tutorials, and panel sessions with ICADL 2022, we will consider them on request. Please contact the conference organizers ( with your proposal. The information about the accepted events will be put on the conference website, and we will encourage attendees to join the events.


We invite submissions on diverse topics related to digital libraries and related fields including, but not limited to:

Information Technologies, Data Science & Applications

  • AI for digital libraries
  • IoT and digital libraries
  • Distributed Ledger Technologies for digital libraries
  • Augmented/Virtual/Mixed Reality, Metaverse for digital libraries
  • Natural language processing techniques in digital collections
  • Knowledge discovery from digital library’s content
  • Recommender systems for digital library’s content
  • Infrastructures & development of Web Archives
  • Data science techniques
  • Information retrieval and access technologies to digital collections
  • Data mining and information extraction
  • Semantic Web, linked data, and metadata technologies
  • Ontologies and knowledge organization systems
  • Applications and quality assurance of digital libraries
  • Research data and open access
  • Visualization, user interface, and user experience
  • Social networking and collaborative interfaces in digital libraries
  • Personal information management and personal digital libraries
  • Information service technologies in digital libraries
  • Bibliometrics and scholarly communication in digital libraries
  • Curation and preservation technologies in digital libraries
  • Information organization support

Cultural Information, Digital Humanities, & Scholarly Data Analysis

  • Cultural heritage access and analysis
  • Digital history
  • Scholarly data analysis
  • Scientometrics
  • Access and usage of Web Archives
  • Community Informatics
  • Cultural heritage and museum informatics
  • Collaborations among archives, libraries, and museums
  • Collection development and discovery
  • Digital cultural memory initiatives
  • Memory organizations in the digital space
  • Digital preservation and digital curation
  • Digital library/digital archive infrastructures
  • Digital library education and digital literacy
  • Higher education uses of digital collections
  • Research data infrastructures, management, and use
  • Information policies
  • Participatory cultural heritage

Social-Informatics and Socio-Technological Issues in Digital Libraries

  • Data analytics for social networks
  • Socio-technical aspects of digital libraries
  • Sustainability of digital libraries
  • Research methods for digital libraries during social isolation times
  • Roles of digital libraries for isolated societies
  • Digital libraries for learning, collaboration, and organization in the networked environment
  • Societal and cultural issues in knowledge, information, and data
  • Intellectual freedom, censorship, misinformation
  • Intellectual property issues
  • Policy, legal, and ethical concerns for digital libraries
  • Social, legal, ethical, financial issues of Web Archives
  • Social policy issues on digital libraries
  • Information behavior analysis
  • Social science
  • Information work and digital libraries
  • Information economics and digital libraries
  • Education with digital libraries
  • Participatory cultures and digital libraries
  • Digital scholarship and services
  • Open data initiatives and utilization


All submissions must be in English, and submitted as PDF. Papers should follow Springer Computer Science Proceedings guidelines ( All papers are to be submitted via the conference’s EasyChair submission system (

The lengths of submissions should be as follows:

  • Full papers: 12-14 pages + references
  • Short papers: 6-8 pages + references
  • Practice papers: 6-8 pages + references
  • Demo/poster papers: 4-6 pages + references

Registration Fee

1. These are the fees:
  • On-site international participants: 310 USD / person/ 3 days
  • On-site domestic participants: 280 USD/ person/ 3 days
  • On-site international and domestic students: 280 USD/ person/ 3 days
  • Online participants: free on Zoom

2. Payment method:

Direct payment in cash (USD) at the Conference Reception

Important Dates

  • Full, Short Research and Practice Papers Submission: August 10, 2022 (firm deadline) (AoE time)
  • Poster/Demo Papers Submission: August 10, 2022 (AoE time)
  • Acceptance Notification (All paper categories): September 18, 2022
  • Camera Ready Copy of Papers: September 30, 2022
  • Attendee and Author Information Registration Deadline (For Online participation only): October 20, 2022  November 29, 2022
  • Conference: November 30 - December 2, 2022 (Vietnam Time)