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Subject: Call for Papers--Archiving

Call for Papers--Archiving

From: Douglas W. Nishimura <dwnpph>
Date: Thursday, July 29, 2004
Archiving 2005
Meeting announcement and call for papers

After a rather successful Archiving 2004 meeting this past April in
San Antonio, it's now time to announce Archiving 2005 to be held,
April 26 to 29, 2005 at the Radisson Hotel Old Town in Alexandria,
Virginia (for non-American, according to the literature, it's three
miles (4.8 km) from Washington, CD where you would fly into. I've
never measured the distance myself.) The meeting is sponsored by
IS&T, the Society for Imaging Science and Technology in cooperation
with ISCC (Inter-Society Color Council), CNI (Coalition for
Networked Information, DLF (Digital Library Federation), ECPA
(European Commission on Preservation and Access), RLG (Research
Library Group), MCN (Museum Computer Network), and SPIE
(International Society for Optical Engineering).

This conference brings together technical experts to discuss the
complex and widely varying topics on archiving. Techniques for
creating, preserving, cataloging, indexing and retrieving images and
documents in both digital and human readable formats are subjects
that will be covered in detail. Our goal is to benchmark systems
that might be in place to preserve our digital and hardcopy
information for the future, as well as to identify those areas where
systems and technology are not yet up to the task, and further
research is of high priority. Of particular interest are digital and
hardcopy preservation strategies, issues of format obsolescence, and
storage media technology.

The Archiving Conference 2005 will include: invited presentations by
recognized experts with extensive experience in this field, refereed
papers, and a series of tutorials to cover the technical basics of
archiving. Special keynote presentations are also planned.

Proposed Program Topics

Digital Image Archiving

    Standards for formats, color and compression
    JPEG 2000 and MPEG
    Scanning and image capture
    Image quality
    Indexing and metadata
    OCR and document processing

Electronic Archiving

    Indexing, search and retrieval
    Metadata standards
    Components and architecture
    Content and digital asset management
    Digital rights management
    Records management

Archiving Conventional Media

    Paper and ink properties
    Permanence and stability
    Storage requirements
    Indexing, search and retrieval
    Photographic archives
    Media including micro-formats

Archiving Digital Media

    Software and hardware obsolescence
    Permanence and stability
    Storage requirements
    Format options

Case Studies

    Digital archives
    Museum collections
    Film archives
    Photographic collections
    Medical records
    Personal digital archives

Personal Photo Archives

    Saving pictures for a lifetime
    Indexing and organizing
    Digital versus paper

Strategies and Practices

    Preservation and migration
    Access and copyright
    Digital vs. conventional

This past April was the first Archiving meeting and the paper
committee didn't really know what to expect in the way of
submissions so we didn't push for papers in any particular area.
However what we got was a program almost exclusively devoted to
digital archiving (images, web pages, personal archives, and email)
Two papers dealt with microfilm and two dealt with cold storage as
well as an evening public lecture dealing with the "first
photograph", otherwise, the rest of the program was digital. So to
try to cover the scope of the conference, we're pushing for
submission of more papers dealing with conventional materials to try
to balance out the offerings more.

Prospective authors are invited to submit original papers for
presentation in any of the technical areas listed in the "proposed
program topics" section of this brochure. All submitted papers will
be refereed by the technical committee in order to ensure that the
conference provides significant and timely information to its
participants. Papers should be authoritative and complete in regard
to advancing the state of knowledge in the subject matter. The
conference language will be English.

Authors may choose either a 20 minute oral presentation or a poster
presentation with display boards. Oral and poster presentations are
considered of equal importance and merit, and the author's
preference for one or the other will be honored whenever possible.

If you wish to submit a paper, please use the web-based form and
process described at

    **** Moderator's comments: The above URL has been wrapped for
    email. There should be no newline.

Use of the web based submission process is strongly preferred,
however submission may also be made via e-mail to
archiving [at] imaging__org. Reference subject line: Archiving 2005
Submission. Please include:

    1000-2000 word abstract.
    Clearly identify the technical content of the paper and (if
    necessary) what is new compared to previously presented or
    published material on the same topic.

    50 word biographical sketch of the primary author

    Mailing address, phone, Fax: , e-mail for the primary author

    Preferred format - oral or poster or either

    Preferred session assignment (see major headings under proposed
    program topics)

The deadline for submission is October 13, 2004.

Upon notice of acceptance, authors will be sent detailed instruction
kits for submitting the full text of the paper for the conference
Proceedings. A copyright transfer form must also be completed prior
to publication.

Note especially that each author is responsible for obtaining
appropriate clearances as necessary for presentation and publication
of the work. Papers will be due by JANUARY 28, 2005 for publication
in the proceedings book that will be distributed to each attendee at
the meeting.


A full program of tutorials is scheduled for Tuesday, April 26,
2005. Proposals for tutorial classes are invited. For submission
instructions, please contact Tutorial Coordinator,
stacy.barrentine [at] imaging__org.

Likely topics include:

    Materials and media in ink-jet printing
    Media storage environments
    Digital format standards
    Color management systems
    Copyright issues in archiving
    Digital preservation strategies
    Lifetimes of various media (magnetic tape, CDs, DVDs, paper

IS&T: The Society for Imaging Science and Technology is an
international non-profit society whose goal is to keep members aware
of the latest scientific and technological developments in the field
of imaging through conferences, journals, and other publications. We
focus on imaging in all its aspects, with particular emphasis on
silver halide, digital printing, electronic imaging, photofinishing,
image preservation, image quality assessment, color imaging,
pre-press technologies and hybrid imaging systems. Dues are $90
domestic and $100 outside the US per year. Apply for membership
prior to registering for IS&T's Archiving Conference, and take the
member rate for this meeting. Contact them at

    Fax: 703-642-9094
    info [at] imaging__org

Douglas W. Nishimura
Senior Research Scientist
Image Permanence Institute
Rochester Institute of Technology

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Received on Thursday, 29 July, 2004

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