CfP: DATeCH 2017 Deadline Extension (Göttingen, 1-2 June, 2017)

1 Jun 2017 - 00:00

The DATeCH international conference (Göttingen, 1-2 June, 2017) brings together researchers andpractitioners looking for innovative approaches for the creation, transformation and exploitation of historical documents in digitalform.

Important dates

  • 13 January 2017 - Abstractsubmission deadline
  • 20 January2017 - Paper submission deadline
  • 28 February 2017 - Decisionnotification
  • 31 March 2017 - Camera-readypapersdue
  • 1-2 June 2017 -Conference

Target audience

The conference aims to foster interdisciplinary work and linkingtogether participants engaged in the following areas:

  • Text digitization and OCR.
  • Digital humanities.
  • Image and document analysis.
  • Digital libraries and library science.
  • Applied computational linguistics.
  • Crowdsourcing.
  • Interfaces and human-computer interaction.


Topics of interest are all those related to the practical andscientific goals listed above, such as:

  • OCR technology and tools for minority and historicallanguages.
  • Methods and tools for post-correction of OCR results.
  • Automated quality control for mass OCR data.
  • Innovative access methods for historical texts andcorpora.
  • Natural language processing of ancient languages (Latin,Greek).
  • Visualization techniques and interfaces for search and research indigital humanities.
  • Publication and retrieval on e-books and mobile devices.
  • Crowdsourcing techniques for collecting and annotating data indigital humanities.
  • Enrichment of and metadata production for historical texts andcorpora.
  • Data created with mobile devices.
  • Data presentation and exploration on mobile devices.
  • Ontological and linked data based contextualization of digitizedand born digital scholarly data resources.


The conference will take place in the Niedersächsische Staats- undUniversitätsbibliothek Göttingen, Historical Building, in theframework of the Digitisation Days (1-2 June, 2017).

Programme committee

The programme committee is chaired by Apostolos Antonacopoulos(Salford University, UK) and Marco Büchler (Georg August UniversityGöttingen, Germany) and integrated by:

  • Alicia Fornés, Computer Vision Center, Universitat Autònoma deBarcelona, Spain
  • Aly Conteh, LDS Church History Library, Salt Lake City,USA
  • Basilis Gatos, Demokritos National Center for Scientific Research,Greece
  • Claire Clivaz, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Lausanne,Switzerland
  • Clemens Neudecker, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - PreußischerKulturbesitz, Germany
  • Dirk Roorda, Data Archiving and Networked Services, Amsterdam, TheNetherlands
  • Elena Gonzalez-Blanco García, UNED, Madrid, Spain
  • Enrique Vidal, Universitat Politècnica de València,Spain
  • Eric Lease Morgan, University of Notre Dame, USA
  • Geoffrey Rockwell, University of Alberta, Canada
  • Gimena del Rio Riande, CONICET, Argentina
  • Günter Mühlberger, Universität Innsbruck, Austria
  • Jim Salmons, FactMiners, USA
  • Joan Andreu Sánchez, Universitat Politècnica de València,Spain
  • Klaus Schulz, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München,Germany
  • Kristoffer L. Nielbo, Interacting Minds Centre, School of Cultureand Society, Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Laura Mandell, Texas A&M University, USA
  • Laurent Romary, Inria & DARIAH, France and Germany
  • Lou Burnard, Lou Burnard consulting, UK
  • Mike Kestemont, University of Antwerp, Belgium
  • Neil Fitzgerald, The British Library, UK
  • Rafael C. Carrasco (DLSI & Impact Centre of Competence,Universidad de Alicante), Spain
  • Simone Marinai, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy
  • Stefan Gradmann, KU Leuven, Belgium
  • Stefan Pletschacher, University of Salford, UK
  • Stoyan Mihov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
  • Thierry Paquet, Université de Rouen, France
  • Tomasz Parkoła, Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Center,Poland


The following criteria will be applied to all papers submitted toDATeCH2017(

  • Authorsare invited to submit full papers of up to 6pages in length.
  • Only original material will be accepted.Allsubmissions will be peer reviewed and accepted papers will bepublished in the conference proceedings, indexed in a major digitallibrary.
  • The authors of the best contributions will be invited to prepare anextended version for a collective publication of selectedpapers inan indexed journal (an additional reviewing process will beapplied).


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