IRCDL 2022

18th Italian Research Conference on Digital Libraries
Information and Research Science connecting to Digital and Library Science

Padova, Italy - 24-25 February 2022

About The Event

Due to the persistence of the pandemic, IRCDL 2022 will be an hybrid event. Online participation will be free of charge. The registration will open by the end of January.


Since 2005 the Italian Research Conference on Digital Libraries is a yearly date for researchers on Digital Libraries and related topics, organized by the Italian Research Community. Over the years IRCDL has become an important national forum focused on digital libraries and associated technical, practical, and social issues. IRCDL encompasses the many meanings of the term “digital libraries”, including new forms of information institutions; operational information systems with all manner of digital content; new means of selecting, collecting, organizing, and distributing digital content; and theoretical models of information media, including document genres and electronic publishing. Digital libraries may be viewed as a new form of information institution or as an extension of the services libraries currently provide. Representatives from academia, government, industry, research communities, research infrastructures, and others are invited to participate in this annual conference. The conference draws from a broad and multidisciplinary array of research areas including computer science, information science, librarianship, archival science and practice, museum studies and practice, technology, social sciences, cultural heritage and humanities, and scientific communities. This year its focus is on bridging the wide field of Research and Information Science with the related field of Digital Libraries. Indeed, IRCDL historically approached on “Digital libraries” embracing the field at large also comprehending three key areas of interest that can be synthesized as scholarly communication (e.g. research data, research software, digital experiments, digital libraries), e-science/computationally-intense research (e.g. scientific workflows, Virtual Research Environments, reproducibility) and library, archive and information science (e.g. governance, policies, open access, open science).


Submissions are welcome concerning theory, architectures, data models, tools, services, infrastructures.
A list of possible topics (but not limited to) for the conference is the following:

  • Applications of Digital Libraries
  • Applications of Machine Learning Techniques to Research Data and DL
  • Citation Analysis and Scientometrics
  • Cultural Heritage Access and Analysis
  • Data Citation, Provenance and Pricing
  • Data and Information Lifecycle (creation, store, share and reuse)
  • Data and Metadata Quality
  • Data Repositories and Archives
  • Digital Preservation and Curation
  • Document Analysis (Layout, Text, Images)
  • Knowledge Acquisition from scientific papers
  • Knowledge Discovery and Representation in Digital Libraries
  • Human-Computer Interaction and User Experience
  • Information Extraction from tables and figures in scientific literature
  • Information Retrieval and Access
  • Metadata (definition, management, curation, integration)
  • Multi-media handling
  • Ontologies
  • Open Data and FAIR Data
  • Open Science: models, practices, mandates, and policies
  • Quality and evaluation of digital libraries
  • Research Infrastructures
  • Scholarly Communication
  • Semantic Web Technologies and Linked Data for DLs
  • Services for Digital Arts and Humanities
  • Standards and Interoperability
  • User Participation


Research papers, describing original ideas on the listed topics and on other fundamental aspects of digital libraries and technology, are solicited. Moreover, short papers on early research results, new results on previously published works, and extended abstract on previously published works are also welcome. Research papers presenting original works should be in the 10-12 pages range, short papers should be in the 6-7 pages range and extended abstract should be 4-5 pages long. For all the submission types the references are not counted in the page limit. Papers must be in the CEUR-ART single column style.


The accepted papers will be published in the IRCDL 2022 Proceedings. The Proceedings will be published by CEUR-WS, which is gold open access and indexed by SCOPUS and DBLP.


Authors must submit their papers via Easychair:

Important Dates

Submission Deadline:

20 December 2021

Acceptance Notification:

21 January 2022

Camera-Ready Deadline:

31 January 2022


24-25 February 2022


General Chair

Gianmaria Silvello, (University of Padua, Italy)

Program Chairs

Giorgio Maria Di Nunzio, (University of Padua, Italy)
Beatrice Portelli, (University of Udine, Italy)
Domenico Redavid, (University of Bari A. Moro, Italy)

Organization Chair

Ornella Irrera, (University of Padua, Italy)

Publicity and Web Chair

Fabio Giachelle, (University of Padua, Italy)

Program Committee

Nicola Barbuti, (University of Bari - A. Moro, Italy)
Alessia Bardi, (ISTI-CNR, Italy)
Valentina Bertalesi, (ISTI-CNR, Italy)
Leonardo Candela, (ISTI-CNR, Italy)
Davide Di Pierro, (University of Bari, Italy)
Marilena Daquino, (University of Bologna, Italy)
Stefano Ferilli, (University of Bari, Italy)
Maurizio Lana, (Università del Piemonte Orientale, Italy)
Francesco Leotta, (University of Rome - Sapienza, Italy)
Paolo Manghi, (ISTI-CNR, Italy)
Andrea Mannocci, (ISTI-CNR, Italy)
Federico Meschini, (Tuscia University, Italy)
Nicola Orio, (University of Padua, Italy)
Daniela Poggi, (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy)
Alessandro Sarretta, (CNR-ISMAR, Italy)
Giuseppe Serra, (University of Udine, Italy)
Luigi Siciliano, (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy)
Anna Maria Tammaro, (University of Parma, Italy)
Thanasis Vergoulis, (IMSI, “Athena” RC, Greece)


Department of Information Engineering (DEI) in the University of Padua, Italy

Department of Information Engineering (DEI), University of Padua, Italy

The department is spread over some buildings; the building where the conference takes place will be soon available; a map of the buildings of the Department of Information Engineering is available here




Due to the persistence of the pandemic, IRCDL 2022 will be an hybrid event with the possibility of going online-only.

Online participation will be free of charge. The registration will open by the end of January.