Conference Theme

ETD 2015 will showcase the various aspects of research development process and will offer relevant best practices-oriented contents to support ETDs, their productivity, their operations and use through pre-conference workshops and conference.

The theme for ETD 2015 is “Evolving Genre of ETDs for Knowledge Discovery"

The sub-themes include but are not limited to the following:

Managing ETDs

  • Adoption, creation, use, dissemination and preservation of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs)
  • ETD Programs: Implementation and Policies
  • Library initiatives towards setting up ETD Archives
  • ETD Consortium
  • Digitization Programs: Issues, Challenges & Guidelines

ETDs for Research & Development

  • Scholarship, E-Publishing, Scholarly Communication and Role of ETDs for Research and Development
  • Reaching the unreached through ETDs
  • ETDs for Research Data
  • ETDs and University Ranking
  • Research Writing Techniques

Legal & Ethical Issues for ETDs

  • Copyright and other IPR Issues
  • Embargo and Licensing issues
  • Plagiarism and other Research Misconducts

Tools & Technologies for ETDs

  • Open Source Platforms
  • Big Data Analytical Tools
  • Linked Data and Discovery Services
  • Reference Management Tools