I wanted to share this call for submissions with the CNI community. CNI is once again collaborating on this important international conference, scheduled to take place in Edinburgh, Scotland on February 20-23, 2017.
*Upstream, Downstream: embedding digital curation in workflows for data science, scholarship and society*
The International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC) will take place in Edinburgh from 20-23 February 2017. The organising committee are now inviting submissions. IDCC, now in its 12th year, brings together digital curation professionals and educators with data producers and consumers to consider digital curation in a multi-disciplinary context.
The theme for this year’s conference is embedding digital curation.
Definitions of digital curation have changed little, but its scope is
becoming ever more pervasive. Data science and open science are gaining prominence. Public infrastructures for data storage, sharing and publishing are gaining capability, while the research publishing sector rapidly evolves. For policy makers, the question of how to ensure research data is findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable (FAIR) is tied to the question of how to ensure flexible and resilient infrastructures are openly available to support communities in that endeavour.
We invite submissions addressing these questions, including but not
limited to the following topics:
– Policy harmonisation and monitoring for a joined-up data world
– Capacity development for open science skills and readiness
– Reproducibility and provenance across research workflows
– Sensitivity, ethical data management
– Reusability of digital collections
– Discoverability and data publishing
Submissions can take a number of forms, including research papers,
practice papers, posters and workshops. Papers are all considered for
fee-free open-access publication in the International Journal of
For more details on the submission process, criteria and submission
deadlines, please visit the conference website
On behalf of the IDCC 2017 Programme Committee