Wellcome Collection Conference Centre 183 Euston Rd, London NW1 2BE
PhD students who are pursuing research related to the challenges of digital preservation are warmly invited to participate in a PhD workshop organized by PERICLES, which will be held on December 2, 2016.
PERICLES - Promoting and Enhancing Reuse of Information throughout the Content Lifecycle taking account of Evolving Semantics - is a large EU funded research project, in its fourth and final year, comprising of eleven partners from six different countries, and which deals with challenges of access to digital content in a changing environment. A final conference, which will mark the conclusion of this project, will be held on November 30 - December 1st followed by a day of post-conference events including this PhD workshop on December 2, 2016.
The PhD workshop provides a forum for doctoral students to present and discuss their research and receive feedback from peers and leading scholars in the field. The research presented could be conducted in a number of disciplines (e.g. computer science, information science, archival science, mathematics, etc), but the common theme of the submitted papers has to be related to digital preservation and the topic areas dealt with within PERICLES. Doctoral students at all stages are encouraged to participate.
This workshop will provide doctoral students a rare opportunity to learn, develop, and share their research ideas in a highly competent, critical but supportive environment. The students will receive feedback from mentors who are members of the PERICLES project, and hence senior members of the Digital Preservation research community. The authors of the accepted papers will also be given the opportunity to attend the preceding conference, enabling them to meet and network with an international group of leading members of a community which may prove to be closely relevant for the students and their continued endeavours.
Attendance is free of charge.
The workshop invites doctoral students from related fields (e.g. Computer Science, Information Science, Archival Science, Mathematics, etc) to submit ongoing research proposals for review and feedback.
The submitted papers should study the preservation challenges in different domains (e.g. digital art and media or experimental space science), and/or explore topics including (but not limited to) the following:
Preservation and accessibility of digital content
Modelling of contextual information
Automated capture and sheer curation
Digital ecosystem modelling
Ecosystem policy management
Modelling of dependencies
Ontologies: upper-level and domain-specific
Semantic change & evolving semantics
Significant environment information
Data management plans
User community modelling
The research proposals should not exceed 6000 words and should typically include the following:
Title of the proposal
Problem definition and research questions
Theoretical framework and conceptual development
Results (achieved or anticipated)
An additional cover page should include the candidate’s name, email address, phone number(s), university, name of dissertation advisor(s), web site address, and the progress made toward completion of the thesis (i.e. beginning stages, midway, near completion, etc).
The research proposal should be submitted via e-mail to: PERICLES@hb.se
The submissions must fit with the set criteria of the workshop such as excellence and thematic proximity. Each submission will undergo a review process. The main selection criteria will be the quality of the submitted papers and the relevance of the topic for issues addressed within PERICLES. Candidates will be notified about the review outcome. Accepted proposals will be made available online to the participants before the workshop.
At the workshop, reasonable time will be allocated to the presentation and discussion of each paper, hence the number of accepted papers will be limited to only five or six, meaning that participation will be highly competitive. There will also be an opportunity for publication on PERICLES website if of interest. More information will be provided on the day.
Participants, if they so wish, are invited to prepare a poster presentation of their papers to be placed on public display throughout the entire conference.