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8th International Digital Curation Conference 2013: Dates and CfP

Infrastructure, Intelligence, Innovation: driving the Data Science agenda
8th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC) 2013
14-16 January 2013
Mövenpick Hotel, Amsterdam, Netherlands

IDCC brings together those who create and manage data and information, those who use it and those who research and teach about curation processes. Our view of ‘data’ is a broad one – video games and virtual worlds are of just as much interest as data from laboratory instruments or field observation. Whether the information originates in the arts, humanities, social or experimental sciences, the issues faced are cross-disciplinary. Digital curators maintain, preserve, and add value to digital information throughout its life, reducing threats to its long-term value, mitigating the risk of digital obsolescence, and enhancing the potential for reuse for all purposes. If you are a curator, if you teach or train future curators, or if you depend on them for your work, IDCC is for you.

This year the theme for the conference is:

Infrastructure, Intelligence, Innovation: driving the Data Science agenda.

The theme recognises that in recent years there has been an explosion in the amount of data available, whether from tweets to blogs, data from sensors through to “citizen science”, government data, health and genome data as well as social survey data. Technology allows us to treat as ‘data’ content which would not once have merited the term – recordings of speech or song, video of dance and theatre performance, or even animal behaviour. Indeed, it now enables us to treat as quantitative what once could only be qualitative. There are challenges in finding data and making them findable, in the ability to use them effectively, to take and understand data, to process, analyse and extract value from data, to visualize data and then to communicate the stories behind them.

This process is now being termed data science. It is being used across sectors to describe a wide range of data activities in the commercial, government and academic sectors dealing with information whose primary purpose is not always research-related. Activities are not discipline-specific; in fact data science is being described in some quarters as a new discipline in itself.

Call for Papers

The IDCC11 Programme Committee invites submissions to the 8th International Digital Curation Conference that reflect our conference theme.

The conference will include research tracks, practice tracks and poster sessions as well as associated workshops. Research papers will be eligible for publication as peer-reviewed articles in the International Journal of Digital Curation. [] Practice submissions for which full papers are received will be considered for publication as general articles in the IJDC. Poster submissions will receive dedicated viewing time during the event, as well as a plenary slot for an ‘elevator pitch’.
Once again, IDCC will be organised by the Digital Curation Centre (DCC), UK in partnership with the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI).

The call for papers and full submission details can be found at:

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