Call for Contributions – iPRES 2012

iPRES, the main international conference on digital preservation, is calling for proposals for original short papers, panels, workshops, posters and demonstrations.  iPRES 2012 will be held at the University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada from 1 October to 5 October.

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)

Call for Papers

iPRES 2012 invites submissions of full and short papers reporting on novel and previously unpublished work.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 scientific Program Committee. The accepted papers will be published in the iPRES2012 proceedings (in digital).

Call for Posters and Demonstrations

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 be published in the iPRES2012 proceedings.

The conference website is

Previous iPRES Conferences:

Call for Workshops

iPres invites proposals for workshop sessions for our conference participants.  Submissions will be judged on the merits of the proposal and the space and time available at the conference.

Incomplete proposals cannot be considered. Please include as much information as needed when submitting as well as any support you may need to conduct the workshop including:

  • Brief abstract summarizing the purpose and scope of the workshop
  • Outline of the workshop content
  • If the workshop is part of a series or is a follow-on to previous events, a short description of the series or preceding events
  • The intended and expected audience
  • Short biographies of the organizers
  • Description of the process for eliciting and selecting contributions to the workshop, including (when applicable) deadlines, calls for contributions, review process, and participation by invitation
  • Any special requirements


Call for Tutorials:

iPRES invites proposals for half-day or full-day tutorials. Tutorials should concentrate on a single topic presented at either an introductory level or an in-depth, expert level. Tutorials will last about 3 hours (including a break) per half-day. Submissions should be no more than two-pages and include the following information:

  • Brief abstract summarizing the purpose and scope of the tutorial
  • An outline of the tutorial content
  • A description of the intended audience, including expected number of participants
  • Expected learning outcomes and/or skills acquisition
  • The planned duration (half-day or full-day)
  • Pointers to previous tutorials or the like if this or similar content has already been presented elsewhere
  • Short biography of the presenter(s)
  • Any special requirements

Incomplete submissions will not be considered. For all accepted tutorials, the presenter(s) are expected to contribute to promoting and publicizing their tutorial to encourage participation.

Instructions for Submissions

Proposals for full papers (8 pages), short papers (4 pages), and for posters or demonstrations (2 pages) must be submitted to the electronic submission system according to the conference's template:

Submission system:

Paper's template:

Call for Contributions: Open Research Challenges in Digital Preservation

Digital Preservation has emerged as a key challenge for information systems in almost any domain from eCommerce and eGovernment to finance, health, and personal life. The field is increasingly recognised and  has taken major strides in the last decade. However, key areas of research are often limited to applying solutions to existing problems rather than proactively investigating the challenges ahead and probing for innovative break-through approaches that would radically advance
the domain.

Up-to-date information can be found at the workshop website:

Key Dates

Mid - July 2012  - Acceptance notification for all proposals

21 August 2012 - Camera-ready papers due

1-5 October 2012 - iPRES 2012 Conference


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