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DATeCH 2017 Deadline Extension

Isabel Martínez
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Call for papers

Göttingen, 1-2 June, 2017

The DATeCH international conference brings together researchers and practitioners looking for innovative approaches for the creation, transformation and exploitation of historical documents in digital form.

Important dates

  • 13 January 2017 - Abstract submission deadline

  • 20 January 2017 - Paper submission deadline

  • 28 February 2017 - Decision notification

  • 31 March 2017 - Camera-ready papers due

  • 1-2 June 2017 - Conference

Target audience

The conference aims to foster interdisciplinary work and linking together participants engaged in the following areas:

  • Text digitization and OCR.

  • Digital humanities.

  • Image and document analysis.

  • Digital libraries and library science.

  • Applied computational linguistics.

  • Crowdsourcing.

  • Interfaces and human-computer interaction.


Topics of interest are all those related to the practical and scientific goals listed above, such as:

  • OCR technology and tools for minority and historical languages.

  • Methods and tools for post-correction of OCR results.

  • Automated quality control for mass OCR data.

  • Innovative access methods for historical texts and corpora.

  • Natural language processing of ancient languages (Latin, Greek).

  • Visualization techniques and interfaces for search and research in digital humanities.

  • Publication and retrieval on e-books and mobile devices.

  • Crowdsourcing techniques for collecting and annotating data in digital humanities.

  • Enrichment of and metadata production for historical texts and corpora.

  • Data created with mobile devices.

  • Data presentation and exploration on mobile devices.

  • Ontological and linked data based contextualization of digitized and born digital scholarly data resources.


The conference will take place in the Niedersächsische Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Göttingen, Historical Building, in the framework of the Digitisation Days (1-2 June, 2017).

Programme committee

The programme committee is chaired by Apostolos Antonacopoulos (Salford University, UK) and Marco Büchler (Georg August University Göttingen, Germany) and integrated by:

  • Alicia Fornés, Computer Vision Center, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain

  • Aly Conteh,  LDS Church History Library, Salt Lake City, USA

  • Basilis Gatos, Demokritos National Center for Scientific Research, Greece

  • Claire Clivaz, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Lausanne, Switzerland

  • Clemens Neudecker, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Germany

  • Dirk Roorda, Data Archiving and Networked Services, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Elena Gonzalez-Blanco García, UNED, Madrid, Spain

  • Enrique Vidal, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain

  • Eric Lease Morgan, University of Notre Dame, USA

  • Geoffrey Rockwell, University of Alberta, Canada

  • Gimena del Rio Riande, CONICET, Argentina

  • Günter Mühlberger, Universität Innsbruck, Austria

  • Jim Salmons, FactMiners, USA

  • Joan Andreu Sánchez, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain

  • Klaus Schulz, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München, Germany

  • Kristoffer L. Nielbo, Interacting Minds Centre, School of Culture and Society, Aarhus University, Denmark

  • Laura Mandell, Texas A&M University, USA

  • Laurent Romary, Inria & DARIAH, France and Germany

  • Lou Burnard, Lou Burnard consulting, UK

  • Mike Kestemont, University of Antwerp, Belgium

  • Neil Fitzgerald, The British Library, UK

  • Rafael C. Carrasco (DLSI & Impact Centre of Competence, Universidad de Alicante), Spain

  • Simone Marinai, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy

  • Stefan Gradmann, KU Leuven, Belgium

  • Stefan Pletschacher, University of Salford, UK

  • Stoyan Mihov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria

  • Thierry Paquet, Université de Rouen, France

  • Tomasz Parkoła, Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Center, Poland

  • Submission

    The following criteria will be applied to all papers submitted to DATeCH 2017 (

    • Authors are invited to submit full papers of up to 6 pages in length.

    • Only original material will be accepted.

    • All submissions will be peer reviewed and accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, indexed in a major digital library.

    • The authors of the best contributions will be invited to prepare an extended version for a collective publication of selected papers in an indexed journal (an additional reviewing process will be applied).


    For additional information, please visit or send an email to [hidden email].

    DATeCH 2017 is supported by:

    The Impact Centre of Competence


    and organised by:

    the Göttingen State and University Library and the University of Göttingen


    Isabel Martínez Sempere

    Succeed Project Technical Manager
    [hidden email]
    Universidad de Alicante
    Phone: +34-96-590-3400 ext. 3317
                +34 636 132 125