We have updated submission dates in order to accommodate the change in early registration date for the iPRES 2017 conference.

New dates here, rest of the CfP below and at :

August 3: early due date for proposals
August 10: early notification of acceptance

August 12: Early registration date for iPRES 2017

August 24: due date for all proposals
August 31: Notification of acceptance
September 29: PAPC2017 Workshop

On 6/28/2017 9:57 PM, Unmil Karadkar wrote:
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Recent developments in digitization and dissemination technologies present the possibility of making archival collections broadly available to a global audience. In addition, new collections of born-digital documents will be readily available to support a multitude of objectives of their diverse, worldwide stakeholders. Demographics such as family members, journalists, social services providers, and policy makers can all benefit from access to these historical collections.

While these advances are broadly welcomed in most circumstances, some archival collections include restricted or privacy-sensitive collections. Examples of such privacy-sensitive records include mental health institutional records, prison records, records of the Truth and reconciliation commissions, Nazi archives, and the Guatemalan national police archives. While access to paper documents is protected by distance, physical barriers, and varying state and national policies and laws, digital access may exacerbate threats to the privacy of individuals named in these records. The online availability of such records has a potential to stigmatize or embarrass the families or descendants of those named in the records when they bear no responsibility for the acts or health conditions of the named individuals, raising ethical issues in providing broad, open access to these records. In some cases, the legal frameworks for digital records are substantially less clear than those for physical records.


We invite broad participation from scholars and practitioners who work with or are interested in issues surrounding the preservation of and providing access to digital, privacy-sensitive collections. A non-exhaustive list of topics of interest include:

 * Digitization, curation, and preservation of privacy-sensitive
 * Theoretical and metadata models
 * Policies, workflows, and protections for accessing materials
 * Issues in using cloud services for privacy-sensitive materials
   storage and scholarship
 * Scholarly information behavior and needs
 * Models that recognize diverse user needs (for example, aggregate
   data, individual information)
 * Institutional and political negotiations surrounding access to
   privacy-sensitive collections
 * Mechanisms and models for data retrieval from handwritten documents
 * Privacy-aware digital repository architectures
 * Privacy-aware crowdsourcing and transcription methods
 * Privacy issues in designing user interfaces and data visualizations
 * Privacy mitigation in data analytics and presentation
 * Evaluation of existing software, infrastructure, and techniques
 * Social justice issues and non-scholarly outcomes of work with
   restricted collections

     Proposals: formats and submission

All contributions must be written in English.

We encourage you to submit proposals for:

 * *mature work (up to 500 words exclusive of references, 20-25 minute
   presentation)*: submissions that report on mature work or stake out
   a position in an area of interest
 * *work-in-progess (up to 250 words exclusive of references, 10-15
   minute presentation)*: submissions that present early results or a
   nascent project

Please submit papers via the workshop's*EasyChair submission page*:

     Important dates:


Please contact us in case of questions.

Unmil Karadkar ([log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>)
Pat Galloway ([log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>)
King Davis([log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>)

School of Information, The University of Texas at Austin


The organizers are funded by Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (grant number: 11500653) under the scholarly communications program.

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