Important Dates

Submission Deadline
     Conference Paper

1 Oct 2018
Rolling Basis
Notification of Acceptance
     Conference Paper

Early Dec 2018
Mid Dec 2018
Final Manuscripts Due
     Conference Paper

1 Jan 2019 (max)
15 March 2019
Early Registration Deadline
15 April 2019
Conference Starts 14 May 2019




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Join an international community of technical experts, managers, practitioners, and academics from cultural heritage institutions, universities, and commercial enterprises, to explore and discuss the digitization, preservation and access of 2D, 3D, and AV materials.

Conference Location: Arquivo Nacional da Torre do Tombo (technical sessions) and Edificio U, Universidade Lusófona (short courses)

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Tuesday 14 May 2019

8:45 – 18:30

Short Course program

18:45 – 20:30

Welcome Reception

Time/location to be confirmed.

Wednesday 15 May 2019

9:00 – 10:30
Welcome and Opening Panel

Welcome Remarks, Silvestre Lacerda, director-general of the Directorate-General for Books, Archives and Libraries, and director of the Torre do Tombo National Archive

Portuguese Projects on Photography Collections Digitization Panel,
Join moderator Luis Pavão, director of LUPA, and panelists from important photographic collections throughout Portugal for an interesting discussion on current efforts in Portugal to digitize their rich photographic history.

11:10  – 12:25
Preservation/Archiving: Standards and guidelines

Preserving the European Union’s Digital Publications Heritage: Lessons Learnt on our Journey to Making the Past Accessible for the Future, Els Breedstraet, Publications Office of the European Union (Luxembourg)

Oral History Collections in DANS EASY: Archiving AV Materials in Accordance with the FAIR Principles, Eliane Fankhauser, DANS (the Netherlands)

Metamorfoze Preservation Imaging Guidelines, Version 2.0, Hans van Dormolen, Hans van Dormolen Imaging & Preservation Imaging (HIP) (the Netherlands)

12:25 – 12:40
Exhibitor Profiles

12:40 – 14:00
Group Lunch

14:00 – 14:50
Opening Day Keynote

How the Market Changed—And the Lives of Photographs, Jonas Palm, Riksarkivet/National Archives (Sweden) 

14:50 – 17:35
Digitization: Large scale/ mass digitization and workflow management systems

Total Digital Access to the League of Nations Archives: Digitization, Digitalization, and Analog Concerns, Colin Wells, United Nations Office at Geneva (Switzerland)

Managing the Digitisation Chain: Practical Tools for Process Management and Multi-Faceted QA, Nele Gabriels, Dirk Kinnaes, Diederik Lanoye, Bruno Vandermeulen, and Mark Verbrugge, KU Leuven Libraries (Belgium)

Collaborative Capture: Leveraging Minimal Studio Space for Maximum Output, Margaret McKee and Adam Neese, The Menil Collection (USA)

Reviving DC’s Comic Book Collection Large Scale Graphics Scanning for an Integrated Archive, Stuart Baker, Deluxe Archive Solutions & Deluxe Government Solutions (USA)

Methodology and Tools for Calibration, Quality Verification, and Measurement Interpretation in Digital Cinema Projection, Miloslav Novák, University of Hradec Kralove, and Karel Fliegel, Czech Technical University in Prague (Czech Republic)

Closing Remarks

Evening on Own

Thursday 16 May 2019

9:00 – 10:00

Welcome remarks and Thursday Keynote

The JPEG2000 Suite of Standards: Capabilities and New Opportunities, David Taubman, deputy head School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications, UNSW Sydney, and director, Kakadu Software Pty. Ltd., (Australia) 

10:00 – 12:20

Preservation/Archiving: Archival models and workflows

Preserving Irreplaceable National Cultural Heritage in the Arctic World Archive, Morten Thorkildsen, National Museum of Norway; Jahn Fredrik Sjøvik, Sopra Steria; and Bendik Bryde, Piql (Norway)

A Blueprint for Preserving Virtual World Cultural Heritage Using Preservica & Custom Metadata Schema, Marie Vans, HP Inc., and Patricia Franks, San José State University (USA)

Preservation of Evolving Complex Information Objects, Ivan Subotic and Lukas Rosenthaler, University of Basel (Switzerland)

Tools for Presenting Multimedia Performance Documentation Using 3D Visualisations, Roman Berka1, Bohus Ziskal2, and Zdenek Travnicek1; 1Czech Technical University in Prague and 2CESNET (Czech Republic)

12:20 – 13:30
Group Lunch

13:30 – 14:45
Access: Formats for preservation and access

Standardized Reflection Transformation Imaging (RTI) for Documentation and Research, Peter Fornaro, University of Basel (Switzerland)

ObjectVR Fashion: The Drexel Digital Museum Project, Kathi Martin, Claire King, and Nick Jushchyshyn, Drexel University (USA)

Media for a Space-based “Digital Noah’s Archive” (DNA), Richard Solomon1, Eric Rosenthal2, Melitte Buchman3, Jonathan Smith1, Clark Johnson2, William Butterfield2, and Brian Solomon2; 1University of Pennsylvania, 2Creative Technology, LLC, and 3New York University (USA)

15:30 – 18:00
Behind-the-Scenes Tours

20:00 – 22:30
Conference Dinner
Exact time and location to be confirmed.


Friday 17 May 2019

9:00 – 10:05
Closing Keynote and Award Presentations

CERN’s Digital Memory: When Patrimony Data Meets Scientific Data, Jean-Yves Le Meur, Digital Memory project leader, CERN (Switzerland) 

10:05 – 10:35
Interactive paper Previews

Bringing the Humanities and Engineering Together through Multi-disciplinary Senior Design Team Projects, Susan Farnand, Rochester Institute of Technology (USA)

Creating Artificial Ground-truth Data for Document Image Page Segmentation, Oliver Paetzel, intranda GmbH (Germany)

Preprocessing Pipeline for Italian Cultural Heritage Multimedia Datasets, Isabella Gagliardi and Maria Teresa Artese, CNR (Italy)

Content Analysis & Anonymization Made Simple, Anssi Jääskeläinen and Miia Kosonen, South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences (Finland)

Automatic Metadata (Entity) Extraction and Workflow Efficiency: Real Life Solutions, Martijn van der Kaaij, Heron Information Management LLP (the Netherlands)

Bibliotheca Philadelphiensis: Collaborative Digitization and Data Management, Michael Overgard and Anna Levine, University of Pennsylvania Libraries (USA)

How Accurate Can be the Smartphone Camera for Cultural Heritage Color Reproduction?, Alexandre Leao, Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil), and Stephen Westland, University of Leeds (UK)

Unvoluntary Pseudos: The Untransposed Stereos in the Digital Archives, Victor Flores, Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias (Portugal)

Development of Open Access Multi-Disciplinary Database of Assyrian Cuneiform Tablets — An Improvement of 3D Models and Data Re-use, Jaroslav Valach, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, and Petra Štefcová, National Museum (Czech Republic)

Crowdsourcing: The Today's Valuable Tool, Ricardo Charters-d'Azevedo, researcher (Portugal)

The Challenge of Archiving Audio Visual Heritages in Northern Nigeria, Musa Salih Muhammad, Ahmadu Bello University (Nigeria)

Functional Applications of Text Analytics Systems, Steven Simske, Colorado State University, and Marie Vans, HP Inc. (USA)

Digital Archive Use in Physical Education and Sports Culture, Yung-Cheng Hsieh and Tzu Han Chen, National Taiwan University of Arts (Taiwan)

A Current Practical-oriented Manual for Digitizing Photographic Negative Collections and Producing Analogue Safety Copies, Carolin Pommert (Germany)

Challenges in the Cloud of Personal Archives, Hugo Quisbert, ArkivIT (Sweden)

10:35 – 11:25

Interactive Paper (Poster) Session and Coffee Break

Meet the authors listed above and learn about their papers.

11:25 – 12:40

Management and Partnerships/Collaborations: best practices, lessons learned, and case studies

Prioritizing Black Digital Narratives from Process to Preservation: The Robert F. Smith Fund at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Doretha Williams, Leah Jones, Kamilah Stinnett, Hannah Scruggs, and Bleakley McDowell, National Museum of African American History and Culture (USA)

Digital (Preservation) Technologies Using Crowdsourced, Community-Based Efforts within Endangered Regions, Brian Pope and Scott Purdy, Arc/k Project (USA)

Crowdsourcing the Smithsonian: Developing and Maintaining the Smithsonian Transcription Center and the Volunpeer Community, Caitlin Haynes, Smithsonian Institution, Quotient, Inc. (USA)

12:40 – 13:45
Group Lunch

13:45 – 15:25
Access: Integration of linked open [usable] data (LOD/LOUD), Open source solutions, and  APIs

Digitizing, Archiving...and then? Ideas about the Usability of a Digital Archive, André Kilchenmann, Flavie Laurens, and Lukas Rosenthaler, Data and Service Center for the Humanities DaSCH (Switzerland)

Linked Open and Annotated Science and Heritage Data, Fenella France and Andrew Forsberg, Library of Congress (USA)

Cluster-based Unsupervised Automatic Keyphrases Extraction Algorithms: Experimentations on Cultural Heritage Datasets, Isabella Gagliardi and Maria Teresa Artese, CNR (Italy)

Technical Challenges and Approaches to Build an Open Ecosystem of Heterogeneous Heritage Collections, Ricard de la Vega, Natalia Torres, Albert Martínez, and David Fernández, Consorci de Serveis Universitaris de Catalunya (CSUC) (Spain)

15:50 – 17:00
Digitization: New developments in technologies and workflows

High Resolution Film Scanning Reconstruction by Image Stitching and Intensity Correction, Lei He, Library of Congress (USA)

The Digitalization of Analogue Stereo Photographs and the Creation of the Digital Stereo Archive, Rodrigo Peixoto and Filipe Luz, Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias (Portugal)

ISO Standards for Monitoring Image Quality, Dietmar Wüller, Image Engineering GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)

17:00 – 17:15
Closing Remarks

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