[DHd-blog] Conference on Digital Access to Textual Cultural Heritage (DATeCH 2017)

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Call for papers

Göttingen, 1-2 June, 2017

The DATeCH international conference brings together researchers and practitioners looking for innovative approaches for the creation, transformation and exploitation of historical documents in digital form.

Important dates7 January 2017 – Paper submission deadline28 February 2017 – Decision notification31 March 2017 – Camera-ready papers due1-2 June 2017 – ConferenceTarget audience

The conference aims to foster interdisciplinary work and linking together participants engaged in the following areas:

Text digitization and OCR.Digital humanities.Image and document analysis.Digital libraries and library science.Applied computational linguistics.Crowdsourcing.Interfaces and human-computer interaction.Topics

Topics of interest are all those related to the practical and scientific goals listed above, such as:

OCR technology and tools for minority and historical languages.Methods and tools for post-correction of OCR results.Automated quality control for mass OCR data.Innovative access methods for historical texts and corpora.Natural language processing of ancient languages (Latin, Greek).Visualization techniques and interfaces for search and research in digital humanities.Publication and retrieval on e-books and mobile devices.Crowdsourcing techniques for collecting and annotating data in digital humanities.Enrichment of and metadata production for historical texts and corpora.Data created with mobile devices.Data presentation and exploration on mobile devices.Ontological and linked data based contextualization of digitized and born digital scholarly data resources.Venue

The conference will take place in the Niedersächsische Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Göttingen, Historical Building, in the framework of the Digitisation Days (1-2 June, 2017).

Programme committee

The programme committee is chaired by Apostolos Antonacopoulos (Salford University, UK) and Marco Büchler (Georg August University Göttingen, Germany) and integrated by:

Alicia Fornés, Computer Vision Center, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, SpainAly Conteh,  LDS Church History Library, Salt Lake City, USABasilis Gatos, Demokritos National Center for Scientific Research, GreeceClaire Clivaz, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Lausanne, SwitzerlandClemens Neudecker, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz, GermanyDirk Roorda, Data Archiving and Networked Services, Amsterdam, The NetherlandsElena Gonzalez-Blanco García, UNED, Madrid, SpainEnrique Vidal, Universitat Politècnica de València, SpainEric Lease Morgan, University of Notre Dame, USAGeoffrey Rockwell, University of Alberta, CanadaGimena del Rio Riande, CONICET, ArgentinaGünter Mühlberger, Universität Innsbruck, AustriaJim Salmons, FactMiners, USAJoan Andreu Sánchez, Universitat Politècnica de València, SpainKlaus Schulz, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München, GermanyKristoffer L. Nielbo, Interacting Minds Centre, School of Culture and Society, Aarhus University, DenmarkLaura Mandell, Texas A&M University, USALaurent Romary, Inria & DARIAH, France and GermanyLou Burnard, Lou Burnard consulting, UKMike Kestemont, University of Antwerp, BelgiumNeil Fitzgerald, The British Library, UKRafael C. Carrasco (DLSI & Impact Centre of Competence, Universidad de Alicante), SpainSimone Marinai, Università degli Studi di Firenze, ItalyStefan Gradmann, KU Leuven, BelgiumStefan Pletschacher, University of Salford, UKStoyan Mihov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, BulgariaThierry Paquet, Université de Rouen, FranceTomasz Parkoła, Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Center, PolandSubmission

The following criteria will be applied to all papers submitted to DATeCH 2017 (http://ddays.digitisation.eu/datech-2017/submissions/):

Authors are invited to submit full papers of up to 6 pages in length.Only original material will be accepted.All submissions will be peer reviewed and accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, indexed in a major digital library.The authors of the best contributions will be invited to prepare an extended version for a collective publication of selected papers in an indexed journal (an additional reviewing process will be applied).Contact

For additional information, please visit http://ddays.digitisation.eu/datech-2017/ or send an email to datech@digitisation.eu.

DATeCH 2017 is supported by:

The Impact Centre of Competenceand organised by:

the Göttingen State and University Library and the University of Göttingen