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 Author Deadlines
  Submissions Due 5 April
  Paper Notification 30 April
  Final Manuscripts Due
28 May
 Program Deadlines
  Registration Opens
16 April 
  Early Registration Ends 17 May
  Conference Begins
9 June
  Conference Portal Closes 30 Sept

Files and Forms

IS&T Publication Policy

Manuscript Template (MS Word)

Interactive Preview Slide Template (.zip)

Copyright Release 

Call for Papers

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Program Topics

Authors are invited to submit 1-2 page abstracts for peer-review describing original work in technical areas related to 2D, 3D, and AV materials within, but not limited to the following areas.

Digitization / Imaging
  • New developments in digitization technologies and workflows
  • Advanced imaging techniques and image processing, e.g., multispectral imaging, 3D imaging
  • Large scale/mass digitization and workflow management systems
  • Quality assurance and control of digitization workflow, e.g., targets, software, automation, integration



Preservation / Archiving

  • Formats, specifications, and systems
  • Management of metadata
  • Standards and guidelines
  • Archival models and workflows

Access of 2D, 3D, and AV materials
  • Dissemination/use of digitized/imaged materials, e.g., rights management, crowdsourcing, data mining, data visualization
  • Deep learning algorithms to improve search results; AI, machine learning, etc.
  • Open access and open data strategies
  • Integration of linked open [usable] data (LOD/LOUD)/Open source solutions
  • APIs (automated programming interface, e.g., IIIFs)
  • New methods for storytelling
  • Prototypes and work-in-progress


Management and Partnerships

  • Policies, strategies, plans, and risk management; repository assessment
  • Business and cost models
  • Collaborations and partnership best practices/lessons learned/case studies
  • New work models: remote solutions, work-arounds, challenges in a pandemic climate


All submitted proposals are peer-reviewed to ensure that the program provides significant, timely, and authoritative information. 

  • Papers presented at the conference should be complete in regard to advancing the state of knowledge in the area of cultural heritage archiving.
  • All papers presented at Archiving 2021 are published Open Access in the conference proceedings, indexed with various services, filed with the US Library of Congress, and made available as downloadable PDFs through the IS&T Digital Library. Authors may also post the authoritative version of accepted papers in repositories and on websites.
  • Authors are expected to adhere to the guidelines and ethics found in the IS&T Publication Policy .
  • Conference registration is required for paper presentation. All papers will be presented live.
  • The conference language is English.


How to Submit

Prospective authors are encouraged to review all the details below, as well as the IS&T Publication Policy .

Submit via:
Submission Deadline: 5 April 2021
Submission Format: 1-2 page extended abstract
Review Format: Peer-review
Submission Template (MS-Word)


  • Extended abstract (1-2 pages of content excluding references) describing original work in any technical areas related to the program topics.
  • Only abstracts submitted according to the IS&T guidelines and template will be considered.
  • The abstract should clearly explain the technical content, including how the material is new or distinct from previously presented/published work on the same topic. The paper may speculate on how your research ideas will impact the field in the future.
  • List primary author and all co-authors with a maximum 50-word bio for each.
  • Provide complete contact info (address, phone, e-mail) for the primary author.
  • Agree to register for the conference and present the paper live during the technical program as scheduled.



  • All presentations will occur live; authors are encouraged to provide a backup recording in case of AV trouble.
  • Authors may request a 20-minute oral presentation (includes Q&A) or 40-minute interactive poster session presentation format; both are considered of equal value, importance, and merit.
  • The interactive poster option enables presenters to engage with other conference delegates and get more feedback during an interactive poster session. Plans are to use Gather to facilitate an in-person experience. 


Final decisions on acceptance and presentation format (oral or interactive poster paper) are at the discretion of the Technical Program Committee. Notices of acceptance will be sent by 30 April 2021. 

Upon notice of acceptance, authors are sent detailed instructions for submitting the full text of the paper for publication in the conference proceedings, including forms for "transfer of copyright," which includes CC-BY and government employee options. Please note that each author is responsible for obtaining appropriate clearance as necessary.

Final papers are due 28 May 2021.

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