Digital Access to Textual Cultural Heritage (DATeCH)
8-10 May 2019, Brussels, Belgium
Call for Papers
The International DATeCH (Digital Access to Textual Cultural Heritage) conference brings together researchers and practitioners seeking innovative approaches for the creation, transformation and exploitation of historical documents in digital form. This interdisciplinary conference, takes place at the intersection of computer science, (digital) humanities, and cultural heritage studies.
Following the previous successful editions of the conference at the National Library of Spain in 2014 and the Göttingen State and University Library, Germany in 2017, we are delighted to announce that the 3rd edition of DATeCH will take place at the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts in the heart of Brussels, Belgium.
- Abstract submission deadline: 16 December 2018, 23:59 CET
- Full Paper submission deadline: 20 January 2018, 23:59 CET
- Decision notification: 20 February 2019
- Camera-ready papers due: 25 March 2019
- Conference: 8-10 May 2019
The conference aims to foster interdisciplinary work and the linking together of participants engaged in the following areas:
- Text digitisation, Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and Handwritten Text Recognition (HTR).
- Digital Humanities, Digital Cultural Heritage.
- Image and document analysis.
- Digital libraries, Library and Archival science.
- Museum and Heritage Studies.
- Applied computational linguistics.
- Interfaces and human-computer interaction.
Topics of interest are all those related to the practical and scientific goals listed above, such as:
- OCR and/or HTR technology and tools for minority and historical languages, including dialects.
- Methods and tools for post-correction of OCR and/or HTR results.
- Document layout analysis, document understanding.
- Automated quality control for mass OCR and/or HTR data.
- Innovative access methods for historical texts and corpora.
- Natural language processing of ancient languages (e.g. Latin, Greek, Arabic, Coptic ...).
- Visualisation 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 contextualisation of digitised and born-digital scholarly data resources.
The conference will take place at the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts in the heart of Brussels, Belgium.
The DATeCH Programme Committee is Chaired by Apostolos Antonacopoulos (Salford University, UK) and Marco Büchler (Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG), Germany) and includes:
The following criteria will be applied to all papers submitted to DATeCH 2019, see: http://datech.digitisation.eu/submission/
- Authors are invited to submit abstracts of 500 words.
- Followed by full papers of up to 6 pages in length.
- Only original material will be accepted.
- All submissions will be double-blind 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).
Pre-conference workshops are organised by invitation. However, we are open to hear your proposals. If you are interested in contributing with a workshop, please contact us at email@example.com
The DATeCH International Conference is jointly organised by IMPACT Centre of Competence, Instituut voor de Nederlandse Taal, DARIAH-BE and CLARIN-VL. The organisation committee is composed by:
- Sally Chambers, Ghent Centre for Digital Humanities, Ghent University/DARIAH-BE.
- Isabel Martínez Sempere, IMPACT Centre of Competence.
- Katrien Depuydt, Instituut voor de Nederlandse Taal.
- Joke Daems, Ghent Centre for Digital Humanities, Ghent University.
- Vincent Vandeghinste, Instituut voor der Nederlandse Taal/CLARIN-VL.
DATeCH 2018 is organised by:
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