Computational Archival Science Workshop at IEEE Big Data 2018 – Call for papers

September 3rd, 2018 by Diana Unander

The organizers of the Computational Archival Science (CAS) Workshop at IEEE Big Data 2018 have issued a formal call for papers. This is the 3rd workshop at IEEE Big Data addressing CAS, following on from workshops in 2016 and 2017. All papers accepted for the workshop will be included in the Conference Proceedings published by the IEEE Computer Society Press, made available at the conference, which takes place Dec. 10-13, 2018 in Seattle, WA, USA.

The workshop will explore the conjunction (and its consequences) of emerging methods and technologies around big data with archival practice and new forms of analysis and historical, social, scientific, and cultural research engagement with archives. We aim to identify and evaluate current trends, requirements, and potential in these areas, to examine the new questions that they can provoke, and to help determine possible research agendas for the evolution of computational archival science in the coming years. At the same time, we will address the questions and concerns scholarship is raising about the interpretation of “big data” and the uses to which it is put, in particular appraising the challenges of producing quality (meaning, knowledge and value) from quantity, tracing data and analytic provenance across complex “big data” platforms and knowledge production ecosystems, and addressing data privacy issues.
Important dates:

  • Oct 8, 2018: Due date for full workshop papers submission
  • Oct 29, 2018: Notification of paper acceptance to authors
  • Nov 15, 2018: Camera-ready of accepted papers
  • Dec 10 – 13, 2018: Workshop [exact date TBD]

See the full workshop CFP to learn more, including suggested research topics and submission instructions.

Diana Unander

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