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14th International Conference on Digital Preservation (iPRES 2017)

Kyoto University is delighted to announce that the 14th International Conference on Digital Preservation (iPRES 2017) will take place from 25th (Mon.) to 29th (Fri.) September 2017 in Kyoto, Japan. The registration website is open, and an Early Bird discount is available until 12 August. [Note: a free Japanese Tutorial Session will be held on Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning.]

The theme of the conference is: Keeping Cultural Diversity for the Future in the Digital Space — From Pop Culture to Scholarly Information. The principal focus of iPRES 2017 will thus be on cultural resources in various domains and from various viewpoints. Academic societies in the areas of digital humanities and information resource management are the main communities to support this conference, and it will be organized in collaboration with major memory institutions in Japan.

iPRES 2017 is hosted by Kyoto University and will contribute to the promotion of research and the development of technologies and services in the area of digital preservation. Similar to previous iPRES conferences, iPRES 2017 will serve as an international forum for the global community of digital preservation and, in particular, it will contribute to the Japanese and Asian digital preservation communities. Moreover, Kyoto University has developed strong relationships with Asian countries through its area research activities, which will add new features to the iPRES conference series

The conference programme will be structured around two key strands in digital preservationresearch and innovative practice—and contributions will present original work that is

  • Leading edge
  • Innovative
  • Effective in informing and promoting the digital preservation debates.

and will address at least one of the following topics:

  • Institutional challenges, infrastructure (organizational and technological) opportunities and challenges, lessons learned
  • Frameworks for digital preservation, their implementation, institutional integration and evaluation
  • Novel preservation strategies, preservation planning, workflows and tools for
    • Digital art conservation (conceptual and practical)
    • Games preservation
    • Web preservation
    • Social media
  • Training and education, case studies, best practices and novel challenges
  • Research data preservation
  • Characterization, preservation and curation of large (heterogeneous) data sets
  • Modeling and description of scientific processes and context, engineering models and simulations
  • Risk models, dependency management
  • Scalable preservation, service business models

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When 10:30 AM, 25 Sep 2017–04:10 PM, 29 Sep 2017
Where Kyoto University, Japan
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