Because good research needs good data


Submissions can take a number of forms and will be considered for either the main conference which will take place on 21-22 February or the "workshop"  days which will take place on 20 & 23 February 2017.

On entering the ConfTool system you will be invited to choose the type of participation (e.g. research paper, practice papers, poster etc. ) and the relevant session theme/themes from the list of topics.

 **ConfTool will be open for submissions from 5 September 2016**

Your submission can take a number of forms -  papers about research or practice, posters, demos and workshops. More detail on each of these follows:

  • Research Papers should present original and novel conclusions derived from significant supporting evidence. The evidence may be experimental, observational or textual in nature, but the method used to derive the conclusions must be clear. Research papers should be submitted as full papers for peer review and for inclusion in the IJDC as reviewed papers. Papers should be no longer than 12 pages (excluding references & appendices).
  • Practice Papers may identify challenges, propose a solution or approach tackling the same, or describe an activity or research project currently in progress or recently completed. Of particular interest are lessons learned from digital curation activities, and recommendations for best practice. Practice Track papers should be submitted as extended abstracts for peer review. These should be no more than 1000 words. On acceptance, we will request a final paper of no more than 10 pages (excluding references & appendices.) Those received in good time will be candidates for publication in the IJDC as general articles.
  • Workshops will take place on Monday 20 February (half day workshops) and Thursday 23 February (full day workshops). Workshop proposals need to include the title and description, plus proposed number of delegates, expected number of speakers and required room layout , i.e theatre style, classroom, cabaret. All workshops need to be fully funded either by the workshop organisers in which case the workshop will be free or funded by charging a delegate fee. Please note there is a minimum cost for a full day and a half day workshop. Please check Workshop submissions for more detailed information about the procress.
  • Posters enable individuals or groups to display information about innovative projects or activities in an informative, interactive environment. Posters will be displayed in the Foyer area outside the auditorium and there will be a dedicated poster slot to ensure all delegates have time to see the posters which interest them. Poster proposals should be submitted as one-page abstracts, although the poster itself is also an acceptable form of submission.  A poster PDF will need to be submitted prior to the conference.

The ideal poster should be designed to attract attention, provide a brief overview of your work and initiate discussion. Posters need to be as simple and as clear as possible with an emphasis on graphics rather than text. Posters should adhere to the following guidelines:

  1. A1 portrait or landscape - 594mm x 841mm or approximately 33.1" x 23.4"
  2. Your poster should be one piece and not made up of separate sections.
  3. Your poster should include title, author(s) names, affiliations, institutional logos, where appropriate, and email addresses

There will be a prize for the best poster

  • Demonstrations of new software tools and resources will be considered for inclusion in a showcase session. Demo proposals should be submitted as a one-page abstract. This will need to include details of any technical requirements.

All submissions to ConfTool must use the template provided.

For details about the conference theme and suggested topics check the Call for Papers

For information about the submission dates for idcc17 check Dates