Call for Full Papers for ETD 2024, Livingstone, Zambia

Important dates for full papers:

Time zone: Anywhere On Earth (AOE)
Full paper abstracts due: April 26, 2024 May 17, 2024 June 7, 2024
Full paper notifications: May 17, 2024 June 7, 2024 June 28, 2024
Full papers due: July 19, 2024 August 16, 2024
Full paper notifications: August 16, 2024 September 6, 2024

The 27th International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD 2024), to be held in Livingstone, Zambia, welcomes contributions related to any aspect of Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs) , including digital libraries, institutional repositories, graduate education and training, open access and open science. The conference and program chairs invite those working in these and other related areas to submit original research papers for review.

Paper Submissions

/Full papers/ have at most 10 pages and report on mature work, or efforts that have reached an important milestone. They will get presentation slots of 15 to 20 minutes. Selected papers will be included in a Special Issues of the Journal of Electronic Theses and Dissertations J-ETD.
All full papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference.

Submission Guidelines

Abstracts for full papers and posters must be submitted via the ETD 2024 Microsoft Conference Management Toolkit (CMT) site:

All submissions must start by submitting an English extended abstract with a maximum of 800 words. The extended abstract should clearly deal with the problem/motivation/goal, the methodological approach, and anticipated results. The abstract MUST also include the title of the paper or poster, name(s) of the author(s), and full address information. For all formats, references do not count toward the page limit. Each submission will be reviewed in double-blind by at least two members of the program committee.

All submissions must be original works, not previously published or under review for publication elsewhere, in English, in Microsoft Word format (DOC, DOCX), and in the APA 7th Edition Professional Paper format

All papers must be submitted via
Microsoft's Conference Management Toolkit platform:

All ETD 2024 conference papers, posters and presentations will be published on the NDLTD Document Archive. Selected papers will be included in a Special Issues of the Journal of Electronic Theses and Dissertations J-ETD. At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register for, and present the work at the conference on-site in Livingstone.

List of Topics

Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:

Electronic Theses and Dissertations at Global Scale:Research on topics such as:

  • Application of Large Language Models to ETDs (e.g., automatic summarisation of ETDs, bibliometric analysis)
  • Automatic Analysis of ETDs (e.g., topic modeling)
  • ETD Implementation Use Cases (e.g., infrastructure implementation)
  • ETD Policies and Practices (e.g., policy implementation)
  • ETDs and e-Infrastructures (e.g., national ETD initiatives)
  • ETDs and Long-term Preservation.
  • ETDs and Open Access.
  • ETDs and Open Science.
  • ETDs and Persistent Identifiers.
  • ETDs and Research Data.
  • General Issues Related to ETDs.
  • Global Visibility of ETDs.
  • Graduate Education and Training.
  • Institutional Repository Platforms.
  • National and Global ETD Initiatives.

ETD 2024 Local Conference Organising Committee

  • Submission inquiries:
  • General inquiries: