ORC2013: Final workshop agenda

Time and place: The workshop will take place on Friday, September 6, 2013. Please note the location: The venue is in the Holiday Inn hotel next to IST Lisbon, just outside the campus opposite the north-west corner.

Time Session
09:00
  • Introduction to the workshop

Contributed talks of 10 minutes each (plus discussion)

  • Dirk Suchodeletz: Challenges in Emulation Based Preservation and Access Strategies (paper1, paper2, paper3)
  • Alexander Schindler: Towards Objective Quality Assessment in Digital Collections (paper)
  • Mohammad Raza: Leveraging Human Intelligence: Semi-automated Processing in Assuring Access to Digital Content (paper)
  • Natasa Milic-Frayling: Sustainable Computation‚ÄĒFoundation for Long Term Access to Digital (paper)
  • Artur Kulmukhametov: Digital Preservation as a Science (paper)
Break-out sessions and discussion
12:00 Workshop ends
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Open Research Challenges in Digital Preservation (ORC2013)

Digital Preservation has emerged as a key challenge for information systems in almost any domain from eCommerce and eGovernment to finance, health, and personal life. The field is increasingly recognized and has taken major strides in the last decade. However, key areas of research are often limited to applying solutions to existing problems rather than proactively investigating the challenges ahead and probing for innovative break-through approaches that would radically advance the domain.

Open Research Challenges @ IPRES 2013

To provide a forum for eliciting, discussing and refining future research challenges in digital longevity, we are organizing a half-day workshop at IPRES 2013 in Lisbon, Portugal. The goal of this interactive workshop is to elicit and discuss DP research challenges to be tackled in the next decade. It brings together researchers in order to step beyond the limitations of solutions that are applicable now, and develop concepts, models and solutions for upcoming challenges. This will cover diverse areas such as Information Systems, Databases, Information Retrieval, Library and Archival Science, Content Management, Modeling, Simulation, Human-Computer Interaction, Scholarly Communication, Systems Engineering, Cloud computing, Security and others.

The workshop builds on a highly successful first workshop last year, but focuses the discussion on specific topics and encourages participants to arrive at specific research challenges that can be tackled in concrete research designs. The output will be published as a report.

The workshop is an interactive event focusing on discussions and inspirational exchange between participants on challenging new research questions. We do not wish to prescribe topics for challenges, but encourage proposals to think outside of the box and propose challenges that lie ahead rather than research problems that are currently being tackled.

Please submit your description of a research challenge in which you

  • argue for the concrete motivation behind this challenge,
  • set it in relation to existing work,
  • provide a context that enables understanding and further investigation and
  • outline, if possible, concrete research designs to tackle the challenge.

This includes questions such as the following

  • Why is this topic relevant?
  • Why has it not been addressed yet?
  • What are the problems involved?
  • What is the potential impact if this is successfully addressed?
  • What are possible ways of evaluating if it has been addressed?

Format and mode of submissions

Papers must contain the sections Motivation; Current state-of-the-art; Research contributions and benefits; Outlook. Papers must be submitted in PDF format and should be 2-4 pages. They should conform to the ACM SIG template. Three to five keywords characterizing the paper should be indicated at the end of the abstract. It is expected that at least one author of each accepted challenge will register for and attend the workshop. Submissions should be sent to dpchallenges@ifs.tuwien.ac.at.

Important dates

Challenge submission deadline: July 12, 2013 EXTENDED: July 26, 2013
Notification of acceptance: July 31, 2013
Workshop: September 6, 2013

Up-to-date information can be found at the workshop website: https://digitalpreservationchallenges.wordpress.com

With best regards, the workshop chairs:

Christoph Becker, University of Toronto and Vienna University of Technology

Andreas Rauber, Vienna University of Technology

Christopher (Cal) Lee, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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ORC2012: Workshop report released

We have just released the workshop report. It has become part of our project report in SCAPE, the Research Roadmap.
You can access the workshop report at
http://www.scape-project.eu/news/d3-1-open-research-challenges-and-research-roadmap-for-scape-draft.

Section 3, “Community involvement”, contains the report on the workshop, compiled from all six table chairs!
Thanks again to all participants for an exciting workshop. We are looking forward to the next one! ūüôā

Christoph

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ORC2012: Draft workshop agenda

The workshop will take place on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at the University of Toronto’s Chestnut Convention Centre located at 89 Chestnut Street, in the heart of Toronto’s downtown.

Time Session
09:00
09:30 Contributed talks (10 minutes each)

11:30~ 17:30 The main part of the workshop is then going to be organised as a world café with six tables, six topics, and six rounds. A final plenary discussion session will round up the program.
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ORC2012: Deadline extension

Following discussions with potential contributors we have decided to extend the submission deadline to the Digital Preservation Research Challenges workshop at iPRES2012 to September 5, to stretch beyond the August-vacation period.
Please note that submissions are on purpose expected to be short, informal to offer a basis for discussion on new/emerging research challenges in DP, and are not meant to include solutions etc.

Finally, multiple submissions by individuals are welcome, there is no need to limit yourself to one challenge if you have many ideas!

If you have any questions concerning the workshop and/or topics, please let us know. We are looking forward to receiving your ideas on what you think are the exciting/difficult topics that DP research should be tacking in the next few years!

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Open Research Challenges in Digital Preservation (ORC2012)

Digital Preservation has emerged as a key challenge for information systems in almost any domain from eCommerce and eGovernment to finance, health, and personal life. The field is increasingly recognised and  has taken major strides in the last decade. However, key areas of research are often limited to applying solutions to existing problems rather than proactively investigating the challenges ahead and probing for innovative break-through approaches that would radically advance the domain.

Open Research Challenges @ IPRES 2012

To provide a forum for eliciting, discussing and refining future research challenges in digital longevity, we are organising a full-day workshop at IPRES 2012 in Toronto, Canada.

The goal of this interactive workshop is to elicit and discuss DP research challenges to be tackled in the next decade. It brings together researchers in order to step beyond the limitations of solutions that are applicable now, and develop concepts, models and solutions for upcoming challenges. This will cover diverse areas such as Information Systems, Databases, Information Retrieval, Library and Archival Science, Content Management, Modeling, Simulation, Human-Computer Interaction, Scholarly Communication, Systems Engineering, Cloud computing, Security and others.

 

Workshop Chairs

Christoph Becker, Senior Researcher at the Department of Software Technology and Interactive Systems, Vienna University of Technology

Andreas Rauber, Associate Professor at the Department of Software Technology and Interactive Systems, Vienna University of Technology

Christopher (Cal) Lee, Associate Professor at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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