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                             CALL FOR PAPERS

                      7th International Conference on
                Preservation of Digital Objects (IPRES 2010)

                          September 19 -- 24, 2010
                              Vienna, Austria

                  http://www.ifs.tuwien.ac.at/dp/ipres2010


The Austrian National Library and the Vienna University of Technology 
are pleased to host the International Conference on Preservation of 
Digital Objects (iPRES2010) in Vienna in September 2010. iPRES2010 will 
be the seventh in the series of annual international conferences that 
bring together researchers and practitioners from around the world to 
explore the latest trends, innovations, and practices in preserving our 
digital heritage.

Digital Preservation and Curation is evolving from a niche activity to 
an established practice and research field that involves various 
disciplines and communities. iPRES2010 will re-emphasise that preserving 
our scientific and cultural digital heritage requires integration of 
activities and research across institutional and disciplinary boundaries 
to adequately address the challenges in digital preservation. iPRES2010 
will further strengthen the link between digital preservation research 
and practitioners in memory institutions and scientific data centres.


SUBMISSIONS

iPRES2010 will adopt a two-track scheme, focussing on research Papers 
reporting on novel, previously unpublished work, as well as case studies 
and best practice reports in both a *Full Paper* as well as a *Late 
Breaking Results* track. The conference programme will be designed to 
encourage interaction between these areas, rather than seeing them as 
separated fields. A selection of outstanding papers from the iPRES2010 
will be invited for submission to a special issue of the International 
Journal of Digital Curation.
Furthermore, iPRES2010 will offer a set of *Tutorials* on the Sunday 
preceeding the conference, as well as focussed *Workshops* following the 
main conference.
Submissions are invited for full and short papers, demos/posters, 
panels, workshops, and tutorials. All contributions will undergo a 
peer-review process by members of the Programme Committee.

More information, including instructions for submission, is available at 
the iPRES2010 homepage. (http://www.ifs.tuwien.ac.at/dp/ipres2010)


TOPICS (include but not limited to):

  - Theoretical, Formal and Conceptual Models of Information and 
Preservation
  - Trusted Repositories: Risk Analysis, Planning, Audit and Certification
  - Scalability and Automation
  - Metadata Issues for Preservation Processes
  - Business Models and Cost Estimation
  - Personal Archiving
  - Innovation in Digital Preservation: Novel Approaches and Scenarios
  - Training and Education
  - Domain-specific Challenges: Web, GIS, Primary/Scientific/Sensor Data,
    Governmental & Medical Records
  - Case Studies and Best Practice Reports: Systems, Workflows, Use Cases


IMPORTANT DATES

Workshop Submission: <passed>
Workshop Notification of Acceptance: <passed>
Paper/Tutorial/Panel Submission:                  May 5, 2010
                                                   (midnight IDLW, GMT 
-12hrs)
Paper/Tutorial/Panel Notification of Acceptance:  June 18, 2010
Submission of final versions:                     July 11, 2010

Conference:                                       September 19-24, 2010


CONFERENCE ORGANISATION

GENERAL CHAIRS:
  - Andreas Rauber, VUT, Austria
  - Max Kaiser, ONB, Austria

PROGRAMME CHAIRS:
  - Rebecca Guenther, Library of Congress, US
  - Panos Constantopoulos, Athens University of Economics and Business, 
Greece; Digital Curation Unit, Greece

PANEL CHAIR:
  - Heike Neuroth, Goettingen State and University Library, Germany

TUTORIAL CHAIR:
  - Shigeo Sugimoto, University of Tsukuba, Japan

WORKSHOP CHAIRS:
  - Perry Willett, California Digital Library, US
  - John Kunze, University of California, US

PUBLICITY CHAIRS:
  - Priscilla Caplan, Florida Center for Library Automation
  - Joy Davidson, University of Glasgow, Scotland

LOCAL ORGANISING CHAIR:
  - Johann Stockinger, Austrian Computer Society, Austria


For further details please check 
http://www.ifs.tuwien.ac.at/dp/ipres2010 regularly.

Best regards,

Rebecca Guenther, Panos Constantopoulos
Andreas Rauber, Max Kaiser

on behalf of the entire iPRES2010 Organising team