This conference should be of interest to some on this list, via Marco Büchler:

 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transformation and exploitation of historical documents in digital form.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

 * 7 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. Venue

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 Formes, 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,
 * 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
 * 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, Universitá  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 Parkońa, 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

 * 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). Contact

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