*iPRES-2013 - Call for Contributions*


iPRES, the major international conference on digital preservation, will be
held at the Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal, from 2-6
September 2013. The conference invites original contributions addressing a
wide range digital preservation challenges.  Papers, posters and
demonstrations, panels, and workshops topics of interest include (but are
not limited to) the following:

   - Innovation in Digital Preservation: Novel Challenges and Scenarios;
   Innovative Approaches; Preservation at Scale; Domain-specific Challenges
   (Cultural Heritage, Technical and Scientific Processes and Data,
   Engineering Models and Simulation, Medical Records, Corporate Processes and
   Recordkeeping, Web Archiving, Personal Archiving, e-Procurement, etc.)
   - Systems Life-cycle: Specific Digital Preservation Requirements and
   Implications in Modeling, Design, Development, Deployment and Maintenance
   - Governance: Risk Analysis; Audit, Trust and Certification, Trusted
   Repositories; Information/Data Quality
   - Business Models and Added-value of Digital Preservation: Benefits
   Analysis, Emerging Exploitation Scenarios, Long-Tail of Digital Preservation
   - Theory of Digital Preservation: Interdisciplinary Modeling,
   Representation Concepts, Incentive Structures
   - Case Studies and Best Practices: Processes, Metadata, Systems,
   Services, Infrastructures
   - Training and Education

*Call for Contributions:*

·         *Full and Short Papers: *Full papers (8 to 10 pages) must report
research work with proved results. Short papers (4 to 6 pages) can focus in
new challenges and work in progress. All contributions, which must report
on novel and previously unpublished work, will be peer-reviewed by at least
3 members of the scientific Program Committee. The accepted papers will be
published in the iPRES-2013 proceedings (in digital form). Best papers will
be recommended for publication in archival journals. **

·         *Posters and Demonstrations: *Submissions (2 to 4 pages) are
encouraged for posters reporting on emerging issues or work in progress,
and also for demonstrations of innovative solutions. All contributions will
be peer-reviewed. The accepted posters and demos will be published in the

·         *Panels: *Proposals for thematic panels to be held during the
main conference program can be submitted by 3 to 5 experts. Acceptance will
be judged on the merits of the proposal and relevance for the expected
audience. Proposals must detail the subject, motivation and panelists.* *

·         *Workshops: *Proposals for thematic workshop are welcome.
Proposals must detail the subject, scope, program committee and intended
content. Ideally, workshops should be open to public registration and
participation.* *Acceptance will be judged on the merits of the proposal,
requirements for its organization, and local capability to support it
(which should not be a major constraint).**

·         *Tutorials: *Tutorials must be on a single topic, addressed at
either an introductory level or an in-depth, expert level. Submissions, for
tutorials should include a brief abstract and an outline of the content,
the duration (half-day 3 hours or full-day 6 hours), a description of the
intended audience and the expected learning outcomes, and a short biography
of the presenter(s).**

·         *Doctoral Symposium: *iPRES-2013 will hold a Doctoral Symposium.
A specific call for contributions will be issued, in cooperation with the


·         *Full or Short Papers, Posters or Demonstrations:* Proposals must
be submitted on-line, in PDF, according to the ACM template (preserving the
empty space in lieu of the ACM copyright note in the bottom left corner)

o   Submission: **

o   Template:

·        *Workshops, Tutorials or Panels: *Proposals must be submitted by
email to [log in to unmask]**

*Important Dates:*

·         21 April 2013: Deadline for Submission of Papers, Posters and

·         19 May 2013: Deadline for Workshops

·         26 May 2013: Workshops notification

·         02 June 2013: Deadline for Tutorials and Panels

·         07 June 2013: Author notification

·         09 June 2013: Draft program announcement

·         08 July 2013: Deadline for early registration

·         02 September 2013: Tutorials sessions and Doctoral Symposium

·         03 September 2013: Conference starting…

·         05 September 2013: …Conference closing (noon time)

·         05 September 2013: Workshops starting (afternoon)…


·         IPRES-2013 web site:

·        General email contact for IPRES-2013: [log in to unmask]**

·         IPRES-2013 will be held at the Instituto Superior Técnico:

·         iPRES-2013 will be co-located with the International Conference
on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications, DC-2013:

*Please forward this call to anybody who might be interested!*


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