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IEEE Big Data 2018 Conference to include Computational Archival Science Workshop—call for papers issued


The organizers of the Computational Archival Science (CAS) Workshop at IEEE Big Data 2018 have issued a formal call for papers. This is the 3rd workshop at IEEE Big Data addressing CAS, following on from workshops in 2016 and 2017. All papers accepted for the workshop will be included in the Workshop Proceedings published by the IEEE Computer Society Press, made available at the conference, which takes place Dec. 10 – 13, 2018 in Seattle, USA.

Program chairs of the Computational Archival Science (CAS) Workshop include: Prof. Victoria Lemieux of the University of British Columbia iSchool; Prof. Richard Marciano of the Digital Curation Innovation Center (DCIC) at the University of Maryland iSchool; and Dr. Mark Hedges of King’s College London.

“This workshop will explore the conjunction (and its consequences) of emerging methods and technologies around big data with archival practice and new forms of analysis and historical, social, scientific, and cultural research engagement with archives,” says the workshop CFP. “We aim to identify and evaluate current trends, requirements, and potential in these areas, to examine the new questions that they can provoke, and to help determine possible research agendas for the evolution of computational archival science in the coming years. At the same time, we will address the questions and concerns scholarship is raising about the interpretation of ‘big data’ and the uses to which it is put, in particular appraising the challenges of producing quality – meaning, knowledge and value – from quantity, tracing data and analytic provenance across complex ‘big data’ platforms and knowledge production ecosystems, and addressing data privacy issues.”

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