10th International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects (iPRES 2013)

02-05 September 2013 |

iPRES, the major international conference on digital preservation, will be held at the Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal, from 2-5 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 All contributions, which must report on novel and previously unpublished work, will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 members of the scientific Program Committee.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 proceedings.
  • 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 DC-2013.


Important Dates

  • 21 April 2013: Deadline for Submission of Papers, Posters and Demonstrations
  • 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)

Costs and Registration

To be announced. Details will be published in due course on the Conference Website.