[Om-announce] CFPart: DML 2009--Towards a Digital Mathematics Library, Ontario, CA, Jul 8-9th

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Call for participation: Towards a Digital Mathematics Library (DML 2009)
July 8-9th, 2009, Grand Bend, Ontario, Canada

Workshop webpage: http://www.fi.muni.cz/~sojka/dml-2009.html
Registration: http://www.orcca.on.ca/conferences/cicm09/cicm09/registration.html
Travel: http://www.orcca.on.ca/conferences/cicm09/cicm09/travel.html
Accomodation: http://www.orcca.on.ca/conferences/cicm09/cicm09/accommodation.html

Mathematicians dream of a digital archive containing all peer-reviewed 
mathematical literature ever published, properly linked and 
validated/verified. It is estimated that the entire corpus of mathematical 
knowledge published over the centuries does not exceed 100,000,000 
pages, an amount easily manageable by current information technologies.

The workshop's objectives are to formulate the strategy and goals of 
a global mathematical digital library and to summarize the current 
successes and failures of ongoing technologies and related projects, 
asking such questions as:
# What technologies, standards, algorithms and formats should be used
  and what metadata should be shared?
# What business models are suitable for publishers of mathematical
  literature, authors and funders of their projects and institutions?
# Is there a model of sustainable, interoperable, and extensible 
  mathematical library that mathematicians can use in their everyday work?
# What is the best practice for
    * retrodigitized mathematics (from images via OCR to MathML and/or TeX);
    * retro-born-digital mathematics (from existing electronic copy in
      DVI, PS or PDF to MathML and/or TeX);
    * born-digital mathematics (how to make needed metadata and file formats
      available as a side effect of publishing workflow [CEDRAM model/Euclid])?

has been published by Masaryk University Press and will be available on site.  

Papers and Posters selected for presentation at the workshop:

Part I Towards Digital Mathematics Library

* The Evolving Digital Mathematics Network (invited talk)
     David Ruddy (Cornell University Library, USA)
* Community Curation and Management of Mathematical Literature
     John Burns and Nigel Kerr (Ithaka/JSTOR, USA)

Part II Towards Mathematical OCR and Search

* An Approach to Similarity Search for Mathematical Expressions using MathML
     Keisuke Yokoi (University of Tokyo, Japan) and 
     Akiko Aizawa (University of Tokyo, National Institute of Informatics, Japan)
* Improving Mathematics Retrieval
     Shahab Kamali and Frank Wm.~Tompa (University of Waterloo, Canada)
* An Online Repository of Mathematical Samples
     Josef B. Baker, Alan P. Sexton, and Volker Sorge (University of Birmingham, UK)

Part III Digitization Reports

* Report on the Current State of the French DMLs
     Thierry Bouche (Universit\'e de Grenoble~I & CNRS, France)
* Experimental DML over Digital Repositories in Japan
     Takao Namiki, Hiraku Kuroda, and Shunsuke Naruse (Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan)

Part IV Digitization Technologies and Platforms

* Document Interlinking in a Digital Math Library
     Claude Goutorbe (Cellule Mathdoc, Universit\'e Joseph Fourier and Centre 
     National de la recherche Scientifique, Grenoble, France)
* I2Geo: a Web-Library of Interactive Geometry
     Paul Libbrecht (DFKI GmbH, Saarbr\"ucken, Germany), 
     Ulrich Kortenkamp (University of Education Karlsruhe, Germany) and 
     Christian Mercat (I3M, Universit\'e Montpellier 2, France)

Part V Tools and Techniques

* MathML-aware Article Conversion from LaTeX 
     Heinrich Stamerjohanns, Deyan Ginev, Catalin David, Dimitar Misev, Vladimir 
     Zamdzhiev, Michael Kohlhase (Jacobs University Bremen, Germany)
* Conversion of TeX Documents to PDF
     Aleksandar Pejovi\'c and \v{Z}arko Mijajlovi\'c 
     (Mathematical Institute SANU, Belgarde, Serbia)

Panel/round table discussion: Towards a Digital Mathematics Library: the Next Steps
Panelists to be confirmed: 
Thierry Bouche (EuDML/EVLM/NUMDAM and CEDRAM), 
John Burns and/or Nigel Kerr (Ithaka/JSTOR, USA),
Michael Doob (Canada), Patrick Ion (AMS, USA),
David Ruddy (Cornell University Library, USA),
Masakazu Suzuki (Japanese digitization projects), 
Petr Sojka (DML-CZ),
Enrique Macias-Virgos (Spanish DML)

Workshop topics: 
(include, but are not limited to)
  o search, indexing and retrieval of mathematical documents
  o ranking of mathematical papers, similarity of mathematical documents
  o math OCR with MathML/TeX output
  o document conversions from/to MathML, OpenMath, LaTeX,
    PostScript and [tagged] PDF
  o conversions between various mathematical formalisms
  o mathematical document compression
  o processing of scanned images
  o algorithms for crosslinking of bibliographical items, 
    intext citations search
  o mathematical document classification, MSC 2010
  o mathematical text mining
  o mathematical documents metadata exchange via OAI-PMH and/or OAI-ORE
  o long term archiving, data migration
  o reports and experience from math digitization projects
  o math publishing with long term archival goal
  o software engineering aspects of creating, handling MathML, 
    OMDoc, OpenMath documents, and displaying them in web browsers

Programme Committee:
  Jose Borbinha (Technical University of Lisbon, IST, PT)
  Thierry Bouche (University Grenoble, Cellule Mathdoc, FR)
  Michael Doob (University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, CA)
  Thomas Fischer (Goettingen University, Digitization Center, DE)
  Yannis Haralambous (Télécom Bretagne, FR) 
  Vaclav Hlavac (Czech Technical University, Faculty of Engineering, Prague, CZ)
  Janka Chlebikova (Comenius University, MFF, Bratislava, SK)
  Enrique Macias-Virgos (University of Santiago de Compostella, ES)
  Jiri Rakosnik (Academy of Sciences, Mathematical Institute, Prague, CZ)
  Eugenio Rocha (University of Aveiro, Dept. of Mathematics, PT)
  David Ruddy (Cornell University, Library, US) 
  Petr Sojka (Masaryk University, Faculty of Informatics, Brno, CZ) [chair]
  Volker Sorge (University of Birmingham, UK)
  Masakazu Suzuki (Kyushu University, Faculty of Mathematics, JP)
  Bernd Wegner (Technical University & Zentralblatt MATH, Berlin, DE)

Organizing Committee:
  Michael Doob, Michal Ruzicka, Petr Sojka

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