Call for Participation

International Joint Workshop on Digital Libraries : IJWDL'98

7-9 September 1998
Asian Institute of Technology
Bangkok, Thailand

An Invitation to Participate

Digital Libraries use advanced information technologies, such as high-performance computers and networks, hypermedia, and artificial intelligence, to organize information and make it accessible to users. Social and cultural aspects, such as intellectual property rights, electronic commerce, and cultural preservation, are crucial to their success. As the largest producers and consumers of academic information, universities are crucial to their future.

Digital Libraries will be a key element of the Global Information Infrastructure for worldwide information sharing and development in the next century. Large-scale research and development projects are underway in the United States, the UK, Singapore, Germany, and many other countries. In Japan, the National Center for Academic Information Systems (NACSIS), the National Diet Library (NDL), the Information-technology Promotion Agency (IPA), and the Japan Information Processing Development Center (JIPDEC) have important digital library projects. The Japanese Science Council is promoting a digital library environment for research and education at universities.

This Joint Workshop will bring researchers and developers together with librarians and practitioners in an international forum on trends in Digital Libraries. The first two days (Monday and Tuesday, 7 and 8 September) will comprise School on Digital Libraries (SDL), with four tutorials on basic topics in digital libraries:
  • Computer technology and networks for Digital Libraries
  • Metadata: cataloging for the Web
  • SGML and XML
  • Overview and Management of Digital Libraries

This will be followed on Wednesday, 9 September, by the Twelfth Workshop on Digital Libraries, which will feature papers on more advanced topics from researchers in the field. This is the twelfth in a series of workshops that until now have been held at the University of Library and Information Science in Tsukuba, Japan.

As of June 1998, we expect that many librarians and practitioners from Thailand and surrounding countries will attend the tutorials. Participants in the workshop will include a number of renowned researchers from Japan, as well as colleagues from Italy and the United States. This workshop will focus on issues of multilingual information access, including metadata registry issues and information retrieval.
Program CO-Chairs and Organizing Committee

Organizing Committee
  • Co-Chair
    Vilas Wuwongse.(AIT)
    Chutima Sacchanand (President, of TLA)
Program Committee


Workshop Time Table

Date Time Program
Sep, 9th 1998 8:30-10:00 1st Session

10:00-10:30 Break

10:30-12:00 2nd Session

12:00-13:30 Lunch

13:30-15:00 3rd Session

15:00-15:30 break

15:30-17:00 4th Session

Tutorial Time Table

Date Time Program
Sep, 7th 1998 8:30-10:00 Computer technology and networks for Digital Libraries

10:00-10:30 Break

10:30-12:00 Computer technology and networks for Digital Libraries(Continue)

12:00-13:30 Lunch

13:30-15:00 Metadata

15:00-15:30 break

15:30-17:00 Metadata(Continue)
Sep, 8th 1998 8:30-10:00 SGML and XML

10:00-10:30 Break

10:30-12:00 SGML and XML(Continue)

12:00-13:30 Lunch

13:30-15:00 Overview and Management of Digital Libraries

15:00-15:30 break

15:30-17:00 Overview and Management of Digital Libraries


Map of AIT from International Thai Airport

AIT Campus Map

The venue for IJWDL98 : The Auditorium of the Regional Computer Center (RCC) [Number 4 in Campus Map]

Registration Fee/Form

Registration Fee
Tutorial and Workshop US$100
Include Lunch and 2 Coffee break


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Abstract of Tutorial and Information about Invited Speaker

Thomas Baker

Shigeo Sugimoto

Nobuhito Yamamoto

Jun Adachi

Masahiro Kikuta


1.) AIT center hotel. In AIT it's very near. IJWDL's Conference room is just down stair. AIT hotel include Golf corse, swimming pool,Restaurant ,TV video,Tennis courts,etc. Full services

Room Rate /day
Room Type SingleDouble
Standard 1200 Baht (30$) 1300 Baht(32.5$)
Superior1400 Baht (35$) 1500 Baht (37.5&)

Extra Bed +200 Bath (5$)
Deluxe Suite3000 Baht (75$) [1 Bed room]
Prestige Suite 3000 Baht (75$) [2 Bedrooms]
Family Suite 3500 Baht (87.5$) [2 Bedrooms]

Reservation Call 66-2-5245250,66-2-5245241
Exchange rate 1 us$ = 40 Baht.

2.) Asian games athlete villege. In Thamasart University [Rangsit] nearby AIT 10 minutes by car to AIT. (Just constructed for using in Asian games 13th at Bangkok during December 1998 so still never used.)

Room Rate /day
Room TypeDouble
Standard Room 700 Baht (17.5$)
Suite [2 Bed rooms] 1300 Baht (32.5$)

Reservation - will be announced soon.

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Last Update : June 30th,1998