Smart phones and tablet computers such as iPhone and iPad have not only increased the pace of digital publishing but also fueled sharing digital information instantly in textual, audio and video formats through social networks.   It is projected that mobile data traffic will grow 40 times over the next five years and that more people will, by 2013, access the Web from their mobile devices than from their desktop computers.  Mobile technologies could “push digital publishing past tipping point by 2014,” as people are using digital magazines and journals much more often than their print equivalents.

Digital Publishing and Mobile Technologies” will be the main theme of the 15th International Conference on Electronic Publishing (ELPUB), to be held in Istanbul, Turkey, from June 22-24, 2011. ELPUB2011 will bring together both researchers and practitioners to discuss digital publishing and mobile applications along with their implications for scholarly communication, information services, e-learning, e-businesses and digital cultural heritage sector.  Digital publishing software and applications for mobile devices will be highlighted along with the integration of their functional capabilities such as location awareness with digital resources.  Methods by which digital content can be repurposed for mobile devices and mobile users will also be discussed, as they have different browsing, reading and viewing habits.

We welcome research papers from members of the communities whose work are transforming the nature of digital publishing, scholarly communication, mobile technologies, and mobile information services.  We also welcome practical papers and case studies dealing with various aspects of the main theme of the conference.  Main topics include (but not limited to) the following:

Digital Publishing and Mobile Applications

  • Digital publishing and mobile technologies (Smartphones, tablet computers, PDAs, etc.)
  • Digital publishing, Web 3.0 and mobile applications
  • Digital publishing and location aware mobile devices
  • Mobile operating systems, applications and browsers
  • Digital publishing, mobile standards (HTML5, etc.) and interoperability

Digital Publishing, Libraries, Archives and Museums

  • Digital publishing and information services in libraries, archives and museums
  • Intelligent digital publishing software
  • Self-service digital publishing
  • Digital publishing platforms in libraries, archives and museums
  • Innovative business models for mobile digital publishing
  • Mobile distribution of e-contents and e-books in libraries, archives and museums
  • Adobe digital publishing in libraries, archives and museums

Scholarly Communication and Mobile Information Services

  • Mobile scholarly communication
  • New scholarly constructs and discourse methods for mobile communication
  • M-libraries
  • Repurposing digital content for mobile devices
  • Bringing digital content to mobile users
  • Mobile information management
  • Personalization of mobile information management
  • Mobile information literacy
  • Information seeking behaviors of mobile users
  • Integration of location awareness with digital resources
  • Mobile advertising and mobile commerce
  • Mobile use of e-journals, e-zines, blogs, wikis, etc.
  • Digital magazines and digital magazine portals
  • Mobile e-book readers
  • Interactive magazines
  • Mobile mashups

Social Networks and Mobile Technologies

  • Mobile devices and social networks
  • Mobile video
  • Protection of mobile data
  • Identity management and mobile devices
  • Digital rights management and mobile technologies

Mobile Learning and Digital Cultural Heritage

  • Mobile learning
  • Mobile access to digital cultural heritage
  • Digital re-discovery of culture
  • Digital museums and exhibitions
  • Mobile Europeana

Mobile Information Organization and Retrieval

  • Mobile information retrieval
  • Metadata and mobile devices
  • GIS and mobile information retrieval
  • Location aware search and retrieval
  • Mobile information retrieval and Semantic Web
  • Information architecture and mobile content design
  • Information granularity and digital objects
  • Organization of content generated by mobile users
  • Usability and m-libraries
  • Usage and impact of digital content