Call for papers for the 7th International Web Archiving Workshop

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Julien Masanès, program chair for the 2007 International Web Archiving Workshop, recently issued the workshop call for papers. From the call:

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Objectives:

Main international event in this domain since 2001, IWAW will take place the 3rd week of June, in Canada this year (date and location to be confirmed).
The workshop will provide a cross domain overview on active research and practice in all domains concerned with the acquisition, maintenance and preservation of digital objects for long-term access, with a particular focus on web archiving and studies on effective usage of this type of archives.

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Important Dates:

Paper submission: May 1st, 2007
Notification of acceptance: May 15th, 2007
Camera-ready copy due: June 11th, 2007

Details for format and submission will be posted on iwaw.net soon.

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Topics:

Case studies:
• Web Archiving Projects,
• Digital Archeology,
• Cyberculture Studies,
• Web Metrics,
• Web Publishing Models.

Data acquisition:
• Harvesting Technology, Focused Crawling,
• Deep Web Capture,
• Site Architecture Migration,
• Authenticity Control of Captured Documents.
• Acquisition of Dynamic Objects,
• Submission Systems,
• Data Ingest,
• Automated Metadata Capture.

Storage Models and Architecture:
• Hierarchical Storage Models,
• Redundant Storage,
• Distributed Storage,
• Storage Media Migration,
• Cost Models,
• Media Life-Time Analysis.

Digital Preservation:
• Conversion/Migration Strategies,
• Emulation Approaches,
• Data Abstraction Technologies,
• Self-Aware Objects,
• Testbeds, File Format Repositories,
• Document Functionality and Behaviour.

Access:
• Access Provision,
• Navigation,
• Web Indexing
• Collection Analysis,
• Information Retrieval,
• Interface Models.

Policy and Social Issues:
• Economics of Information,
• Intellectual Property Rights.
• Challenges and Caveats of Web Archives,
• Scenarios and Visions,
• Privacy Aspects

The Internet Archive has been a frequent contributor to past IWAW events and is looking forward to this year’s event — the first time it has been held in North America.

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