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The 25th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries (ICADL 2023)

December 4 - 7, 2023. Taipei, Taiwan*.

Leveraging Generative Intelligence in Digital Libraries: Towards Human-Machine Collaboration

The International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries (ICADL), which started in Hong Kong in 1998 and over the years traveled many countries in the Asia-Pacific region, is a major 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 2023 will be held from December 4th to 7th, 2023 at the National Central Library in Taipei, Taiwan as an onsite face-to-face conference; however, for those who cannot attend, ICADL 2023 will allow them to present their papers online and join sessions.

ICADL 2023 will be co-located with the 11th Asia-Pacific Conference on Library Information Education and Practice (A-LIEP 2023; and the annual meeting of Asia-Pacific chapter of iSchools (AP-iSchools; under a collective title “2023 International Forum on Data, Information, and Knowledge for Resilient and Trustworthy Digital Societies” (the International Forum hereafter). Thus, ICADL 2023 will provide an excellent international forum for researchers from not only Asia-Pacific regions but also all over the world to meet people with different backgrounds but common research interests to exchange their cutting-edge knowledge, experience and practices in various relevant issues in digital libraries, Library and Information Science (LIS), and other related fields.

The theme for ICADL 2023 is "Leveraging Generative Intelligence in Digital Libraries: Towards Human-Machine Collaboration". As generative artificial intelligence (AI) is gaining widespread use, it has the potential to positively and negatively impact digital libraries and their stakeholders. This conference welcomes papers that explores the role of generative AI in digital libraries and other information intensive environments.

Proceedings of ICADL 2023 are going to be published by Springer as an LNCS volume, which is indexed by Scopus. This year, we have the following four submission categories: full papers, short papers, practice papers, and demo/poster papers.

The Best Paper and the Best Student Paper will be awarded by the Program Committee and selected among the accepted full papers. Candidates for the Best Student Paper award should have students as first authors. Selected papers will be invited for a special issue to be published with the International Journal on Digital Libraries (IJDL), published by Springer.

In order to provide young scholars with guidance from mentors and establish networking opportunities among them, a student symposium will be held in the International Forum. In addition, if there is any interest in organizing workshops, tutorials, and panel sessions in the International Forum, we will consider them on request. Please contact the conference organizers (To: Prof. Hao-Ren Ke ( with your proposal (including title, background and purposes, topics, workshop/tutorial/panel structure, organizers). Information about accepted events will be put on the website of the International Forum.

*Onsite face-to-face conference, allowing those who cannot attend to present their papers online.

Call for Papers

Proceedings of ICADL 2023 are going to be published by Springer as an LNCS volume, which is indexed by Scopus. This year, we have the following four submission categories: full papers, short papers, practice papers, and demo/poster papers.

If there is any interest for organizing workshops, tutorial, and panel sessions with ICADL 2023, we will consider them on request. Please contact conference organizers (To: Prof. Hao-Ren Ke ( with your proposal. The information about the accepted events will put on the conference website and we will encourage attendees to join the events.

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.


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

  • Information retrieval and access technologies to digital collections
  • Data mining and information extraction
  • IoT and digital libraries
  • AI for digital libraries
  • Natural language processing techniques in digital collections
  • Knowledge discovery from digital libraries content
  • Recommender systems for digital libraries content
  • Infrastructures & development of Web Archives
  • Data science techniques
  • 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
  • Novel applications for digital libraries
  • Pretrained language models and digital libraries
  • Generating prompts for large language models
  • Detecting content created by generative AI
  • Cultural heritage access and analysis
  • Dealing with history, literature, music in digital libraries
  • 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
  • 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 sciences and digital libraries
  • Crowdsourcing and user-generated content
  • 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
  • Misinformation and disinformation
  • Impact of generative AI on digital library policy and practice
  • Generative AI and the digital library user experience


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

Formatting & Submission Lengths

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

The review process is double-blind. 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 either in-person or using an online presentation platform to be chosen later (e.g., WebEx). Each accepted paper must be presented by at least one of the co-authors.

Important Dates

The schedule is shown below. All the dates are Anywhere on GMT+8 time zone:

  • Full, Short Research and Practice Papers Submission: July 6, 2023
  • Demo/Poster Papers Submission: July 20, 2023
  • Workshops, Tutorials, and Panel Sessions Proposal Submission: To be announced
  • Student Symposium Papers Submission: To be announced
  • Acceptance Notification (All paper categories): August 25, 2023
  • Camera Ready Copy of Papers: September 10, 2023
  • Conference: December 4 - December 7, 2023

Conference Committee

  • Hao-Ren KE (National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan)
  • Dion Goh (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
  • Sophy Shu-Jiun Chen (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
  • Suppawong Tuarob (Mahidol University, Thailand)
  • Songphan Choemprayong (Chulalongkorn University, Thailand)
  • Adam Jatowt (University of Innsbruck, Austria)
  • Chern Li Liew (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)
  • Akira Maeda (Ritsumeikan University, Japan)
  • Maciej Ogrodniczuk (Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland)
  • Sue Yeon Syn (Catholic University of America, USA)
  • Shun-Hong Sie (National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan)
  • I-Chin Wu (National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan)
  • Masaki Takeda (University of Tsukuba, Japan)


  • Hosted by National Taiwan Normal University and National Central Library
  • In collaboration with Asia-Pacific Chapter of iSchools (AP-iSchools)
  • In collaboration with Asia-Pacific Library and Information Education and Practice (A-LIEP)

Accommodation & Conference Venues

Accommodation by National Taiwan Normal University

  How to get to National Central Library
By bus: no.18, Heping line to MRT Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall Station (about 7 stops)
By MRT - MRT Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall Station(G10, R08), Exist 6. Maps
By walk: about 20 min.

Map of accommodation nearby

Conference Venues

National Central Library, Taipei (tensive)

Transportation options

How to travel from Taoyuan airport to Taipei.
  • By Bus:NT$145~200 (Taipei Main station or Taipei City hall bus station)
  • By Taoyuan Airport MRT: NT$175
  • By Taxi: about NT$1000+ depend on drop down location.
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