Thursday, July 01, 2010

Event: 7th International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects (IPRES 2010)

Lots of emails will be flying around about this!

CALL FOR Participation
7th International Conference on
 Preservation of Digital Objects (IPRES 2010)
September 19 -- 24, 2010
Vienna, Austria

********** Registration now open **********
early registration deadline: July 31 2010

The Austrian National Library, the Vienna University of Technology and Austrian Computer Society are pleased to invite you to the International  Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects (iPRES2010) in Vienna in September 2010. iPRES2010 will be the seventh in the series of annual international conferences that bring together researchers and practitioners from around the world to explore the latest trends, innovations, and practices in preserving our digital heritage.

Digital Preservation and Curation is evolving from a niche activity to an established practice and research field that involves various disciplines and communities. iPRES2010 will re-emphasise that preserving  our scientific and cultural digital heritage requires integration of activities and research across institutional and disciplinary boundaries   to adequately address the challenges in digital preservation. iPRES2010 will further strengthen the link between digital preservation research and practitioners in memory institutions and scientific data centres.


iPRES2010 will feature an intensive 1-week program, starting with a set of tutorials on Sunday. This will be followed by 3 days of the main conference Monday - Wednesday including panel sessions, poster sessions and spotlight talks. Between Wednesday and Friday a number of focussed workshops will take place. All this will be accompanied by a social programme offering ample room for discussion and deliberation.

The detailed session schedule will be announced in the next few days on the iPRES2010 website. However, for a first overview of the topics covered and the programme offered, a rough outline of the programme as well as the list of papers accepted is provided below at the end of this  email.

Registration services are provided via our partner Nethotels Vienna. We have also arranged accomodation at a number of hotels in the vicinity of  the conference venue, which can be booked directly. Further information is provided at the iPRES2010 website in the accomodation section. Please  make sure to register as early as possible to make sure you benefit from  the reduced early registration rates. Also, please note that some workshops are co-sponsored by institutions, offering reduced rates for a limited number of participants on a first-com first-serve basis.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Vienna in September. If you have any questions concerning iPRES2010, do not hesitate to contact us at

Best regards
  • Andreas Rauber, VUT, Austria
  • Max Kaiser, ONB, Austria
  • Rebecca Guenther, Library of Congress, US
  • Panos Constantopoulos, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece; Digital Curation Unit, Greece
  • Johann Stockinger, OCG
on behalf of the entire iPRES2010 Organising team

For details on iPRES (tutorials, workshops & papers), please go to

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