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iPRES-2013 - Call for Contributions

iPRES, the major international conference on digital preservation, will be held at the Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal, from 2-6 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 All contributions, which must report on novel and previously unpublished work, will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 members of the scientific Program Committee.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:  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


  • Full or Short Papers, Posters or Demonstrations: Proposals must be submitted on-line, in PDF, according to the ACM template (preserving the empty space in lieu of the ACM copyright note in the bottom left corner)
  • Workshops, Tutorials or Panels: Proposals must be submitted by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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)


  • General email contact for IPRES-2013: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please forward this call to anybody who might be interested!