The main topic of the AIUCD 2018 Conference is Cultural Heritage in the Digital Age. Memory, Humanities and Technologies. The topic brings together interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary fields, and examines the role of cultural heritage in all its aspects in the digital age, the way in which the study and scientific research of humanistic knowledge (literary, historical, artistic, archaeological and philosophical) combines with different methodologies, logic and computer technologies and various types of media and digital resources. It also concerns the critical problems of digital memory, the re-thinking of contemporary digital culture the changing definition, enhancement, research and conservation of cultural heritage in the digital era, as well as the digital rebirth of humanistic culture.
While open to other topics related to Digital Humanities, proposals for contributions are particularly encouraged on the following:
The deadline for submitting proposals is September 30th (midnight) 2017.
Notifications of acceptance will be sent to the authors by October 30th 2017.
The official languages of the Conference are Italian and English. However, it is possible to present in other languages if English slides are provided.
Proposals must be sent in the form of an extended abstract (see below for details), using the ConfTool conference management system, accessible at: http://www.conftool.net/aiucd2018
The Conference provides the following proposal categories:
Proposals will be evaluated through double-blind peer review by scholars in the Humanities, Computer Science and/or Digital Humanities. The proposal evaluation will be carried out based on the following criteria:
At the end of the evaluation process, the Program Committee may decide to move an accepted proposal to a different category of presentation.
To submit a proposal, please sign into ConfTool (http://www.conftool.net/aiucd2018). When submitting a proposal, authors must specify keywords from those suggested by the platform in order to facilitate the review process.
Proposals must clearly present the goals of the contribution, provide a brief overview of the state of the art, specify and discuss the methodology adopted and, where appropriate, the results obtained or expected. The abstracts will be published in a book with an ISBN identifier. The most promising contributions will be selected for publication as full articles in the AIUCD Umanistica Digitale journal (https://umanisticadigitale.unibo.it). Proposals must also include a short bibliography. Figures or tables may be included. The length of the proposal varies depending on the type of proposal:
When submitting the proposal, ConfTool also requires the provision of a short abstract (300 words). Proposals should be drafted according to the templates available at:
AIUCD will offer three bursaries awards of 250€ each for early-career scholars (students and non-tenured lecturers)
presenting papers (long or short) at the conference. Eligible scholars can apply by selecting the relevant check-box
at the bottom of the abstract submission form in ConfTool. Candidate papers will be selected by reviewers.
Prior to the conference, the AIUCD Board will make a preliminary review of all papers proposed by the reviewers, and will then verify their eligibility and compile a preliminary list of a maximum of 10 papers. Next, a panel of reviewers will be recruited from the AIUCD Board, the Program Committee members, the program session chairs, and other experienced participants attending the conference. During the course of the conference, one or more reviewers will attend and observe each candidate presentation and make recommendations to the Board. Winners will be selected by the Board at the end of the conference, and the results will be communicated during the General Assembly. Please note that no more than one winner can be based at the organising institution.