Call for papers Collaborations and Partnerships: addressing the big digital challenges together The central focus of IDCC19 is to examine collaborations and partnerships in the field of digital curation and preservation. How do they develop and evolve across the professional, disciplinary, institutional, regional, national, and international levels? And how are such collaborations supporting the advancement of digital curation and preservation practices? The DCC is partnering with the University of Melbourne to take the IDCC to Australia in 2019 and this is a context where such collaborations and links with the wider international research data community are key. With unparalleled data volumes, increasing costs and an ever-reducing funding pool, there is a strong imperative to partner and collaborate across domains, institutions and regions. Partnerships and collaborations are particularly evident in the higher-education research, public libraries and archives sectors. Individuals play a key role too and may see their work being adopted by other sectors or influencing how we address grand challenges. The data stewardship role creates endless opportunities for preserving our past and capturing the present, while also shaping the future. But this has not been by accident. Digital curation is an elegant dance between a diverse array of protagonists, working together to create the extraordinary. Partnerships and collaborations are at the core of the curation dance between these diverse stakeholders. Papers are invited to address one or more of the topics listed below: Grand curation challenges • Information security and digital preservation: advancing the state-of-the-art when preserving complex and interactive digital environments • Research data, public records & cultural heritage: common curation principles applied across diverse cultures • Domain-specific informatics and intersects: the challenges of enabling global action on curation standards, guidance, protocols and developments • Interdisciplinarity and interoperability: pursuing the objectives of open and FAIR data to enable data mining, machine processing and reuse at scale • Addressing information entropy, e.g. link-rot, format and technological instability, semantic drift, and loss of intangible human knowledge • Ethical, legal and data quality challenges: what can be open, and how to do control sharing of what cannot • Embedding data curation within scientific tools and workflows to increase adoption • Establishing a DMP culture: common standards, open publication and data exchange across systems • Costing data curation activities and securing resources for sustainable services Building diverse and inclusive communities • Who is at your table and who should be? Initiatives to increase diversity • Cross-sectoral collaborations: how other domains advance our thinking • The role of international policy fora and bottom-up, community-led approaches • Keeping the spark alive: strengthening and maintaining group relationships • Lessons learned and hard-won from community initiatives Examples and models • Examples of collaboration, partnerships and community development • Networks in digital preservation, curation and research data management • Value propositions for collaborations or partnerships • Lessons from shared services, institutional consortia and commercial partnerships • Training initiatives, skills and knowledge sharing across organisations • Testbeds, labs and R&D on digital preservation, curation and data management • Key performance indicators for institutional research data management services Good foundations for working together • DMPs as a bridge to discuss, partner and engage research communities and institutional stakeholders such as enterprise risk management, research integrity and good research practice offices in RDM • Platforms and services: collaborations around Open Source solutions, service evaluation / comparison exercises, lessons from contracting / tendering processes • Ethics and responsibility: mechanisms to ensure appropriate data handling, access and reuse • Research transparency, reproducibility and trust: steps to ensure the integrity and rigour of scientific data • Effective training and service evaluation: engaging partners & communities for awareness, uptake and quality • Developing tools and approaches to skills development: competencies, capabilities and curricular frameworks Submissions We accept a variety of bubmission formats - papers, posters, demonstrations, workshops. Please visit the submissions page for details on how to submit and deadlines.
Submissions IDCC 2019 Submission Procedure & Templates This year we have revised the paper formats. The main reasons behind this is to make the programme more dynamic and to make a clearer distinction between full papers, which are allocated 20 minutes in the programme and shorter, lightning talks, which are presented in 10 minutes.
Submissions for IDCC will take the following formats:
• Papers • Lightning Talks • Posters • Demonstrations • Workshops This year’s theme is collaboration and partnership.
View call for papers Papers Papers are for research or practice work which is suitably advanced and has substantial results and reflections that would inform the work of the wider research data management community. Papers should present results supported by evidence of novel contribution. Papers may identify challenges, propose a solution or approach tackling the same, or describe an activity or research project currently in progress or recently completed. Of particular interest are lessons learned from digital curation activities, and recommendations for best practice. A prize will be awarded for the best paper. How to submit papers You are required to submit a 5-page extended abstract. If your abstract is accepted, you will be invited to give a 20-minute presentation at IDCC. You are also expected to write-up your paper in full (10-12 pages, approximately 6,000 words) and invited to publish it in the International Journal of Digital Curation (IJDC). The workflow for conference and journal submission is represented in the graphic below.
You need to decide whether you wish to publish your paper as a peer-reviewed or general article. To be considered for peer-reviewed article, your extended abstract should give a clear indication of the structure and content of the full-length paper you intend to submit. This should include a review of prior work, evidence that a recognised process of research or practice has been adopted or advanced, and argumentation to support the conclusions drawn. Where the evidence is based on research data, there should be a commitment to cite this data and make it available in a public repository, as a condition of publication.
Submission dates: - Submit extended abstract by 18 June 2018 - Submit final paper by 7 December 2018 Lightning Talks These talks are an opportunity to showcase work in progress or completed projects that you believe offer insights or practical lessons that advance digital curation research or practice. Treat IDCC as a stage where you can make your work known and potentially recruit partners to collaborate with.
How to submit a lightning talk You will be required to submit a one-page proposal (approximately 500 words). If selected, you will be invited to give a 10-minute presentation at IDCC. If desired, you could write up your talk as a full paper to publish in IJDC. This would be subject to a separate review procedure.
Download template Submit on ConfTool Submission date: 18 June 2018 Posters
These enable you to display information about your work through graphics rather than words. The ideal poster should be designed to attract attention and generate interaction. Posters are displayed in an open area and the programme includes a dedicated poster viewing slot. Typically, the posters are displayed where coffee breaks and lunches are served, which gives you even more time to interact with those who show interest in your work. There will be a prize for best poster.
How to submit a poster You can either submit a one-page (approximately 500 words) proposal or the poster itself, if it is available.
The full poster will have to be submitted, in PDF format, following these simple guidelines: • A1 portrait or landscape - 594mm x 841mm or approximately 33.1" x 23.4" • Your poster should be one piece and not made up of separate sections. • Your poster should include title, author(s) names, affiliations, institutional logos, where appropriate, and email addresses
Download template Submit on ConfTool See winning posters at IDCC 2018 Submission date: 30 September 2018 Demonstrations These sessions are designed for showcasing pieces of software that are of use to data management practitioners or researchers who have to work with large amounts of data. There will be allocated time slot in the programme for demos. Depending upon how portable your demo is, you may be able to put it on display during refreshment breaks for further interaction with the delegates.
How to submit a demo Submit a one-page proposal (approximately 500 words), which should include details of any special technical requirements. Download template Submit on ConfTool Submission date: 31 July 2018 Workshops Workshops are events attached to IDCC. These are for practical, hands-on work and they are typically used for training. If you have an established tool or working practice that yields results in the world of research data management, then show everyone how it works. Workshops take place the day before and the day after the main conference. We will help you with practical aspects such as finding a venue and required facilities, and we will also publicise your workshop to help you find delegates.
How to submit a workshop Your workshop proposal should include title, description and name of presenter, as well as practical information such number of delegates, duration, required room layout, equipment, etc. You will also have to supply information on the funding model. If you don’t have the funds to cover the full cost of running the workshop, then you may need to charge a delegate fee. Please see submission template. Download template Submit on ConfTool For inspiration, see programme of workshops at IDCC 2018 Submission date: 31 July 2018