Because good research needs good data


Call for Papers

The IDCC10 Programme Committee invited papers that reflected developing trends in curation and addressed the issues of growing the curation community to meet the challenges of the next decade.

Of particular interest:

  • How is the digital curation community growing? Innovative participative approaches to peer production, disciplinary data curation platforms and citizen curation.
  • How are data curation skills embedded in the curriculum? Professional data curation courses, modules for new-entrant researchers and research faculty, research data management training in LIS schools, and personal development opportunities.
  • How are curators deployed in practice?
  • What are the new research and development results in data curation? (Including protocols and standards, software products, techniques and curation services)


The following guidance was given to those submitting papers to the conference.

  1. Research Track papers should be submitted as full papers for peer-review and for inclusion in the IJDC as reviewed papers. Proposals will be considered for short (up to 6 pages) or long (up to 12 pages) papers. Research data should be interpreted broadly to include the digital subjects of all types of research and scholarship (including Arts and Humanities, and all the Sciences).
  2. Practice Track papers should be submitted as extended abstracts for peer-review and for inclusion in the IJDC as general articles. The extended abstracts should be no more than 1000 words. The final paper should be no more than 12 pages long.
  3. Posters and demonstrations should be submitted as abstracts no more than 500 words.

Subject matter could be policy, strategic, operational, infrastructural, tool-based, experimental, empirical or theoretical in nature. Structure and organization should be appropriate for the disciplinary area. Papers should not have been published in their current or a very similar form before, other than as a pre-print in a repository.