THE THIRD SEEDI INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE - DIGITIZATION OF CULTURAL AND SCIENTIFIC HERITAGE
September 13-15, 2007, Cetinje, Montenegro
First Announcement and Call for Papers
CONFERENCE GOALS
SEEDI is an international effort to develop awareness about digitization of cultural and scientific heritage in the South-Eastern European countries.
This Third SEEDI International Conference is in line with the events held in Ohrid (2005) and Sofia (2006). It will convene:
” Archivists, librarians and curators responsible for the preservation of and permanent access to cultural and scientific heritage;
” Information technology researchers developing projects on digitization of cultural and scientific heritage;
” Scholars in the arts and humanities, social sciences, history and computer science;
” Developers, entrepreneurs and managers interested in issues regarding the digitization of cultural and scientific heritage;
” Policy makers from the heritage sector;
” Students, users and all others interested in the topic.
The conference will offer to this wide and varied audience the opportunity to address and discuss state-of-the-art concepts, methodologies, results, policies and case studies in the field of digitization of cultural and scientific heritage.
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
Distinguished features of this Conference are:
” A broad scope of topics which will create a unique atmosphere of active exchange and learning about various aspects of the topic;
” A combination of methodological and technical presentations;
” A condensed procedure of submission, revision and publication of proceedings which will guarantee the presentation of the most recent works.
Contributions related to all aspects of digitization of and access to cultural and scientific heritage with an emphasis on SEE specific features are encouraged. Papers that report on applications of new information technologies in the field of digitization are particularly welcome. The Conference will offer scientific tracks, including, but not limited to:
” Digital capture and transformation from analogue to digital form;
” Descriptions and representations of heritage objects and related documentation;
” Processing of digitized content;
” Presentation, long term preservation and curation of digitised content;
” Training and socialisation practices and strategies.
ACTIVITIES
The Conference will include a combination of various activities contributing to vivid exchange of opinions and ideas:
” Basic conference topics will be introduced by invited lectures;
” Scientific papers (up to 30 minutes in length).
” Plenary sessions aiming to summarize the main ideas presented and discussed during the presentation of the conference papers;
” Demonstration sessions;
” Posters.
CONFERENCE OFFICIAL LANGUAGE English
REGISTRATION FEES To be announced
SUBMISSION
Extended abstracts of up to 4 pages should be submitted to Program Committee.
CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
Presented papers, selected after a review by the international editorial board, will be published in the Review of the National Centre for Digitization, Serbia.
CONFERENCE VENUE
For the first time a SEEDI event will be held in Cetinje, Montenegro.
PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Chair: Jelena Djurovic (Director of the Central National Library of Montenegro)
Members:
Dzenana Aladjuz (Bosnia and Hercegovina)
Umit Atabek (Turkey)
Boris Badurina (Croatia)
Nikola Ikonomov (Bulgaria)
Smile Markovski (Macedonia)
Zarko Mijajlovic (Serbia)
Milenko Musurovic (Montenegro)
Anca Rapeanu (Romania)
IMPORTANT DATES
February, 2007: Second announcement
April 10, 2007: Extended abstract submissions
May 20, 2007: Authors notification, draft programme
June 30, 2007: Final paper submission and registration
SUGGESTIONS
All suggestions and comments are welcome. Traditionally, events in our
region seek for additional financial support for the event. All such
ideas are particularly welcome. Please, send your recommendations on
conference structure and all other issues to ncd@matf.bg.ac.yu.