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. Presentations can be delivered either online or in presence. The participation to IRCDL 2022 will be free of charge both online and in presence.

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For in presence participants: you must present a valid green pass (with booster) and always wear a FFP2 face half-mask. There will be no organized coffee breaks and meals. Each participant will take care of the meals by accessing the numerous bars in the University area.


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:

14 February 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


Quality Name Distance from the conference venue Distance from the city center Website Address Map
Hotel Galileo 8 min walk 25 min walk Via Venezia, 30
Hotel NH Mantegna 8 min walk 22 min walk Via Nicolò Tommaseo, 61
Hotel Igea 14 min walk 11 min walk Via Ospedale, 87
Hotel Eden 16 min walk 9 min walk Via C. Battisti, 255
Hotel Donatello 20 min walk 10 min walk Via Del Santo, 102/104
Hotel Giotto 20 min walk 13 min walk Piazzale Pontecorvo, 33
Hotel S. Antonio 22 min walk 9 min walk Via San Fermo, 118
Majestic Toscanelli 22 min walk 3 min walk Via dell'Arco, 2
Hotel Dante 24 min walk 9 min walk Via San Polo, 5
Albergo Verdi 25 min walk 7 min walk Via Dondi dall'Orologio, 7
Hotel M14 29 min walk 13 min walk Via Acquette, 9
B&B Torresino 30 min walk 12 min walk Via Aleardo Aleardi, 35
Hotel Methis 34 min walk 15 min walk Riviera Paleocapa 70



Giorgio Maria di Nunzio

Carlo Meghini

Keynote Carlo Meghini

Title: Linking Dante  


Text recognition and multilinguality

OCR quality affects perceived usefulness of historical newspaper clippings – a user study

Kimmo Kettunen, Heikki Keskustalo, Sanna Kumpulainen, Tuula Pääkkönen and Juha Rautiainen

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New Information Extracting and Analysis Tool Based on LSTM and OCR Engines for the Research of Names of Organisms

Silga Sviķe, Karina Skirmante and Gints Jasmonts

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Enhancement of scribal hands identification via self-supervised learning (Extended Abstract)

Lorenzo Lastilla

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Scientometric analysis of publications on library in the Portuguese journal Páginas a&b: arquivos e bibliotecas between 2016 and 2020

Maria Fernandes, Marina Aleixo and Gislane Costa

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The construction of the grammaticographical textual genre in grammars for Italian speakers with Spanish as a foreign language

Silvia Muzzupappa

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LamBERTa: Law article mining based on BERT architecture for the Italian Civil Code

Andrea Tagarelli and Andrea Simeri

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Negation detection for robust Adverse Drug Event extraction from social media texts

Simone Scaboro, Beatrice Portelli, Emmanuele Chersoni, Enrico Santus and Giuseppe Serra

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Building a sentiment analysis model for libraries: the CSBNO Consortium approach

Anna Maria Tammaro, Michele Tomaiuolo, Monica Mordonini, Mattia Pellegrino and Riccardo Demicelis

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Toward Reasoning-based Recommendation of Library Items – A Case Study on the e-Learning Domain

Stefano Ferilli and Liza Loop

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AI Systems producing books: agency matters

Maurizio Lana

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Digital edition and preservation

Talmud Yerushalmi Digital Edition as a European Medieval Manuscripts Digital Library

Menachem Katz, Hillel Gershuni and Yaron Bar

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European Libraries and their virtual users: how the pandemic affected digital production and participation.

Maria Tartari, Sara Di Giorgio and Claudio Prandoni

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Storybook: a tool for the semi-automatic creation of book trailers

Eleonora Bernasconi, Miguel Ceriani, Francesca De Luzi, Francesco Sapio and Massimo Mecella

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Recent developments on e–mail preservation: towards the ultimate solution?

Stefano Allegrezza

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Knowledge Bases

Towards Unsupervised Machine Learning Approaches for Knowledge Graphs

Filippo Minutella, Fabrizio Falchi, Paolo Manghi, Michele De Bonis and Nicola Messina

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Linking Graph Databases and Semantic Web for Reasoning in Library Domains

Davide Di Pierro, Domenico Redavid and Stefano Ferilli

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Recommender Systems for Science: A Taxonomy

Morteza Arezoumandan, Leonardo Candela, Donatella Castelli and Ali Ghannadrad

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A Knowledge Base of Medieval and Renaissance Geographic Latin Works

Valentina Bartalesi, Nicolò Pratelli and Emanuele Lenzi

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Expressing Without Asserting in the Arts

Marilena Daquino, Valentina Pasqual, Francesca Tomasi and Fabio Vitali

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Open Science

A Taxonomy of Tools and Approaches for FAIRification

Leonardo Candela, Donatella Castelli and Dario Mangione

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Will open science change authorship for good? Towards a quantitative analysis

Andrea Mannocci, Ornella Irrera and Paolo Manghi

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A preliminary assessment of the article deduplication algorithm used for the OpenAIRE Research Graph

Kleanthis Vichos, Michele De Bonis, Ilias Kanellos, Serafeim Chatzopoulos, Claudio Atzori, Natalia Manola, Paolo Manghi and Thanasis Vergoulis

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User engagement and interaction

An Open-Source annotation tool for collaboratively annotating biomedical documents

Ornella Irrera, Fabio Giachelle and Gianmaria Silvello

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Addressing user engagement with an interactive reading model by innovative digital expansion

Nicola Barbuti and Mauro De Bari

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MuseLapse, a Serious Game on Museum Activities

Silvia Arrigo, Nicola Orio and Daniel Zilio

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Simulating User Interaction and Search Behaviour in Digital Libraries

Saber Zerhoudi, Michael Granitzer, Christin Seifert and Jörg Schlötterer

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A Pilot of Smart Digital Library Used-Centered: The Project SMARTER

Nicola Barbuti, Stefano Ferilli and Tommaso Caldarola

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Data governance and data policies

DALIA: an Open Data repository for the open digital products of the Bologna CNR Research Area Library

Gabriela Carrara, Silvana Mangiaracina, Debora Mazza and Alberto Candiani

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RESTORE: Opening data in Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage

Federica Spinelli, Alessia Spadi, Carmen Di Meo, Emiliano Degl'Innocenti, Francesco Coradeschi and Maurizio Sanesi

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Dei remi facemmo ali: “improper” use of a Course Management System to build a digital library and an institutional open archive

Lucia Antonelli

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CLARIN-IT: An overview on the Italian CLARIN Consortium After Six Years of Activity

Dario Del Fante, Francesca Frontini, Monica Monachini and Valeria Quochi

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Data curation in cultural heritage institutions: two case studies

Klaus Kempf, Anna Maria Tammaro and Stefano Casati

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Gianmaria Silvello