ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries

June 13-17, 2011
Ottawa, Canada

Bringing Together Scholars,
Scholarship and Research Data

Hosted by the University of Ottawa

Welcome to JCDL2011

*** JCDL 2011 ***
ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries 2011
"Bringing Together Scholars, Scholarship and Research Data"
June 13-17 2011 Ottawa, Canada

JCDL 2011 is only a few days away and, on behalf of the Local Arrangements Committee, we look forward to welcoming you to the University of Ottawa, located in the heart of Canada's capital.


* For delegates coming from out-of-town, consult our "Travel" section -
* For delegates staying at the Novotel Hotel -
* Walking directions from Novotel to Desmarais Building -
* University of Ottawa campus map showing the buildings that will host certain JCDL events (pdf of map)

WEATHER - Consult the Weather Network's local forecast -

TOURISM INFO - Take in an array of local attractions while in Ottawa -

REGISTRATION DESK - Located in the main lobby of the Desmarais Building (55 Laurier Avenue East)
Map of 55 Laurier Avenue East and image of the Desmarais building.

The Desk will be open:

  • Monday, June 13 - 8:00 to 17:30
  • Tuesday, June 14 - 7:30 to 17:30
  • Wednesday, June 15 - 8:00 to 17:30
  • Thursday, June 16 - 8:00 to 17:30
  • Friday, June 17 - 8:00 to 13:00

You will receive your badge, official receipt, conference bag, printed program and electronic conference proceedings.

Held in the Desmarais Building (DMS first floor)

CONFERENCE (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday morning)

  • Keynote sessions held in the Alumni Auditorium, located in our University Centre (UCU)
  • Demonstrations held in the cafeteria, located in UCU (Tuesday during lunch)
  • Posters and reception held in Tabaret Hall (TBT main level) (Tuesday evening)
  • Conference dinner held in the city's new Convention Centre (Wednesday evening)

WORKSHOPS - Workshops held in the Desmarais Building (first floor) and in Simard Hall (SMD second floor)


  • Registration in the Desmarais Building
  • Consortium held in Simard Hall (SMD second floor)

Free wireless access will be available ONLY during conference events in the following locations: DMS1140, DMS1150, DMS1160, DMS Lobbies (1st and 2nd floor), SMD222, SMD226, SMD227, Alumni Auditorium, UCU Cafeteria.  Use SSID guOttawa from your network connections (no login or password).  There is no security or encryption on this wireless network.

EduRoam at University of Ottawa may also be an option for some delegates. (What is EduRoam?)

For assistance during the conference, visit our Office located in the Desmarais Building (third floor, room 3105)