eArchiving Geospatial Digital Records Preservation Conference: Call for Papers by May 2021

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The European Commission has launched a Call for Papers ahead of the planned eArchiving Geospatial Digital Records Preservation Virtual Conference, set to take place on 1 and 2 June 2021.

This virtual conference is organised as part of the eArchiving Building Block by the European Commission, the E-ARK Consortium, the Archives of the Republic of Slovenia and the company Geoarh. This conference will be a two-day event bringing together producers of geospatial information, archives, and data repositories; solution providers; and researchers.

This conference’s purpose is to highlight the key factors that affect the handling of geospatial data, its preservation and future reuse. Participants can learn about the following major topics:

  • Best practices and solutions (data life cycle challenges, tools for geodata preservation, etc.);
  • Use-cases of historical geospatial records for the data-driven economy (location intelligence, AI applications, research);
  • Ensuring seamless access through interoperability (standards, formats, preservation specifications, dissemination practices);
  • Impact of new technologies in the geospatial industry and their impact on preservation and reuse.

Ahead of this event, a Call for Papers looks to build the content of this conference around the ongoing work in the area of geospatial digital records by leaders in the field.

Submission of one-page abstract: 9 May 2021

Acceptance notification: 13 May 2021

We encourage contributions from across the geospatial community. This is an excellent opportunity for those working in the field to present their experience, solutions or ideas.

Abstracts (max. 1 page) should be written in English and should include:

  • author(s) name
  • organisation
  • e-mail address
  • which topic(s) your submission addresses

The Conference Program Committee will review all incoming contributions. If your abstract is selected, you will be invited to give a presentation (duration up to 25min and 5 min for discussion).

If you have any questions regarding the conference, please contact one of the members of the organising team: Gregor Završnik, Anja Paulič and/or Jože Škofljanec.

Conference registrations will open soon.