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CALL: iPRES 2012

From Seamus Ross, General Chair and Andrew Drummond, Local Organizing Chair iPRES2012

Toronto, Canada The University of Toronto Faculty of Information will host the International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects (iPRES2012) in Toronto, Canada in October 2012. iPRES2012 will be the ninth 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 continues to evolve from a niche activity to an established practice and research field that involves many disciplines and communities. iPRES2012 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.

iPRES2012 will continue the legacy of previous conferences by further strengthening the link between digital preservation research and practitioners in memory institutions and scientific data centres.


iPRES 2012 invites submissions of full and short papers reporting on novel and previously unpublished work. Full papers report innovative research work, while short papers present new relevant challenges and work in progress. All papers will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 members of the Program Committee. The accepted papers will be published in the iPRES2012 proceedings.

Submissions are encouraged for a special session for posters that report on emerging issues or work in progress, and also for demonstrations of innovative systems and solutions.

All contributions will be peer-reviewed.  Accepted short-papers, posters and demos will also be published in the iPRES2012 proceedings.

More information, including instructions for submission, will available at the iPRES2012 homepage:

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

• 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)

• Systems Life-cycle (Requirements, Modeling, Design, Development, Deployment and Maintenance)

• Trusted Repositories and Governance (Risk Analysis, Planning, Audit and Certification,

Information/Data Quality, Business Models, Cost Estimation)

• Case Studies and Best Practices (Processes, Metadata, Systems, Services, Infrastructures)

• Innovation in Digital Preservation (Novel Challenges and Scenarios, Innovative Approaches, Preservation at Scale)

• Added-value of Digital Preservation (Benefits Analysis, Emerging Exploitation Scenarios, Long-Tail of Digital Repositories and Archives, Designated Communities)

• Training and Education

• Theory of Digital Preservation (Interdisciplinary Modeling, Representation Concepts, Incentive Structures)


15 May 2012 - Workshop Proposals and Full Papers due

15 June 2012- Short papers, posters and demonstrations proposals due

15 June 2012 - Tutorial and panel proposals due

28 June 2012 - Acceptance notification for all proposals

21 August 2012 - Camera-ready papers due

1-5 October 2012 - iPRES 2012 Conference



- Seamus Ross, University of Toronto, Canada

- Kevin Ashley, Digital Curation Centre, UK


-Reagan Moore, University of North Carolina, USA


- Ross Harvey, Simmons College, USA


- Carolyn Hank, McGill University, Canada

- Raivo Ruusalepp, Estonian Business Archives, Estonia


-Angela Dappert, Digital Preservation Coalition, UK

-Christopher A. Lee, University of North Carolina, USA


- Andrew Drummond, University of Toronto, Canada