Open Research Challenges


Christoph Becker, Vienna University of Technology

Andreas Rauber, Vienna University of Technology

Christopher A. Lee, University of North Carolina


The goal of this interactive workshop is to elicit and discuss DP research challenges to be tackled in the next decade. It brings together researchers in order to step beyond the limitations of solutions that are applicable now, and develop concepts, models and solutions for upcoming challenges. This will cover diverse areas such as Information Systems, Databases, Information Retrieval, Library and Archival Science, Content Management, Modeling, Simulation, Human-Computer Interaction, Scholarly Communication, Systems Engineering, Cloud computing, Security and others.

The workshop is an interactive event focusing on discussions and inspirational exchange between participants on challenging new research questions. To achieve this goal, we follow the model of the Dagstuhl seminar on Automation in Digital Preservation held in 2010.

We do not wish to prescribe topics for challenges, but encourage proposals to think outside of the box and propose challenges that lie ahead rather than research problems that are currently being tackled.

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