ETD2011 - 14th International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations
13-17 September 2011
Cape Town, South Africa
ETD2011 is the latest in a series of international conferences of the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD). The expected audience will include advocates, practitioners, researchers and students working in the area of electronic theses and dissertations and, more broadly, open access and digital repositories. The conference is hosted in South Africa by the SA National Research Foundation, Committee for Higher Education Librarians of South Africa (CHELSA), University of Cape Town and Stellenbosch University. ETD2011 will provide local and international attendees with the opportunity to exchange ideas and enrich their respective programmes, bridging the infamous north-south divide.
The conference programme will include technical paper sessions, plenary keynote addresses, poster presentations (with at least 24 posters), panels, tutorials and workshops -- to cater for a broad audience of participants.
While the conference programme is certain to be intellectually stimulating, the location at the V&A Waterfront will provide a convenient launchpad to see Cape Town and its surrounding areas as well. Information on travel and accommodation is available on the website.
We cordially invite you to join us at ETD2011!
[Full programme details can be found at: http://dl.cs.uct.ac.za/conferences/etd2011/programme]
In summary, the programme is structured as follows:
The following papers have been accepted for presentation:
There will be three workshops to discuss specific topics in detail and advance the state of the art:
Details on the workshops can be found at: http://dl.cs.uct.ac.za/conferences/etd2011/workshops
We can still accommodate some late-breaking results in the form of posters at the conference. If you wish to submit a poster to the conference, contact the programme chairs [Hussein <email@example.com> and Elsabé <Elsabe.Olivier@up.ac.za>] before 31 July 2011.
Register for the conference online at:
The deadline for early registration is 1 August 2011.
There is some funding available for travel grants. See the website for details. The deadline for travel grant applications is 8 July 2011.
Students are encouraged to participate in the conference. Funding is available to support some students in related disciplines (Library and Information Science, Computer Science, etc.) to participate in the conference. See the website for details. The deadline for student grant applications is 20 July 2011.
* Janine Dunlop, University of Cape Town
* Pascal Hoba, Association of African Universities
* Thuli Khoza, NRF
* Patricia Liebetrau, University of Kwazulu-Natal
* Pateka Matshaya, University of the Western Cape/CHELSA
* Elsabe Olivier, University of Pretoria/NDLTD
* Reggie Raju, Stellenbosch University
* Hannie Sander, University of Johannesburg/CHELSA
* Daisy Selematsela, NRF, Conference Chair
* Ina Smith, Stellenbosch University
* Heinrich Spingies, NRF
* Hussein Suleman, University of Cape Town, Programme Chair
* Felix Ubogu, University of the Witwatersrand/CHELSA
* Henda van der Berg, NRF