19th International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations
11-13 Jul 2016 Lille (France)

Call for papers and posters

Proposals for papers and posters are invited on all relevant topics in the field of electronic theses and dissertations, in particular

  • advanced technologies and infrastructures
  • second generation ETD programs
  • open science, open access, open repositories
  • initiatives for better introducing PhD students to new ETD technologies
  • long-term preservation
  • identifiers
  • ETD publishing and embargoes

Other papers and posters on ETDs can deal with text and data mining, research evaluation (ETDs and CRIS),  legal and ethical aspects, semantic enrichment, special collections, digitization programs and national ETD policies.

The main topic of ETD2016 will be “Data and Dissertations”, with a focus on initiatives, projects and experiences in the field of research data related to ETDs. Some questions for papers and posters:

  • how should such research data be handled?
  • how do PhD students manage their own datasets?
  • what should be done to improve their data skills?

And there are many other questions, e.g. legal and ethical issues, formats, identifiers, storage and long term preservation, workflows, best practices etc.

ETD2016 will be a forum to discuss new developments and infrastructures and to provide insights and perspectives for further progress, in the global framework of open data and open science.

We invite participants who want to present a paper or a poster at ETD2016 to submit an English abstract between 400 and 500 words. The abstract should clearly deal with the problem/goal, the applied methodology, and anticipated results. The abstract should also include the title of the paper or poster, name(s) of the author(s), and full address information. Each submitted abstract will be reviewed in double-blind by at least two members of the program committee.

Abstracts for full papers and posters must be submitted on the conference website. 


The deadline for full papers is January 31, 2016 (closed)

For all accepted papers, we need:

Bionote (from now on): A short biographical note for the website and the abstract proceedings (100-200 words), if possible with a good photograph (>100kb).

Presentation (deadline June 30): The presentation (PowerPoint or PDF) should be sent two weeks before the conference.

Full paper (deadline July 10): The full paper is due as a word or text file (PDF) at the conference date. All full papers will be published in green open access as a conference collection on the French national open repository HAL, with a CC-BY licence. The full papers should be 3000-6000 words long.

More information about the paper format Manuscript requirements


The deadline for posters is April 15, 2016 (closed)

Posters should be in A0 format (portrait). 

The PDF file should be provided two weeks before the conference (June 30).

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