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The 26th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries (ICADL 2024)

December 4 - 6, 2024. Sunway City, Malaysia

“Sustainability and Empowerment”

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 2024 will be held from December 4th to 7th, 2024 at the Monash University, Malaysia as an onsite face-to-face conference; however, for those who cannot attend, ICADL 2024 will allow them to present their papers online and join sessions.

ICADL 2024 will be co-located with the annual meeting of Asia-Pacific chapter of iSchools (AP-iSchools; ICADL 2024 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 2024 is "Sustainability and Empowerment". Implementations of digital libraries and digital archives are no longer novelties, but familiar and accepted components of the information landscape providing a rich environment for evaluation of their actual and potential impact. This conference welcomes papers that explore the contribution that digital libraries and archives make to the sustainability and empowerment of communities, organisations and individuals, including the risks and barriers to achieving sustainability and empowerment goals.

Proceedings of ICADL 2024 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.

Call for Papers

Call for paper and submission link are available at the conference’s EasyChair submission system (

Proceedings of ICADL 2024 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 2024, we will consider them on request. Please contact conference organizers (To: Prof. Gillian Oliver ( 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

  • Full, Short Research and Practice Papers Submission: July 21, 2024 (Extended)
  • Demo/Poster Papers Submission: July 21, 2024
  • Acceptance Notification (All paper categories):September 8, 2024
  • Camera Ready Copy of Papers: September 29, 2024
  • Conference: December 4 - December 6, 2024

Conference Committee

  • Gillian Oliver (Monash Australia)
  • Taro Tezuka (University of Tsukuba)
  • Tina Du (Charles Sturt University)
  • Viviane Hessami (Monash Australia)
  • Misita Anwar (Monash Australia)
  • Ellie Sayyad Abdi (Curtin University)
  • Vi Truong (Charles Sturt University)
  • Ridoan Karim (Monash Malaysia)
  • Khalid Hossain (Monash Australia)
  • Nordiana Mohd Nordin (UITM)


  • Co-hosted by the Information Empowered Communities Lab, Faculty of IT, Monash Australia and the School of Business, Monash University Malaysia
  • In collaboration with Asia-Pacific Chapter of iSchools (AP-iSchools)


The conference proceedings will be available for downloading after the conference starts. [Link will be provided later]

Accommodation & Conference Venues

Accommodation information will be available soon


To register, please visit this link: ICADL 2024 Registration. The registration fee includes entry to ICADL 2024 and AP-iConference and workshops sessions.