Friday, July 27, 2018

[DMANET] Call for Papers: EOM - 3rd International Workshop on Exploring Old Maps

3rd International Workshop on Exploring Old Maps (EOM 2018)
October 25 - 26, 2018 *** University of Kent

Many libraries own an extensive collection of historical maps. Beside
their value as historical objects, these maps are an important source of
information for researchers in various scientific disciplines. This
ranges from the actual history of cartography and general history to the
geographic and social sciences. With the progressing digitisation of
libraries and archives, these maps become more easily available to a
larger public. In order to make the maps more accessible, information
describing the information content of the map is desirable. This would
enable more user-friendly interfaces, relevant queries of a database,
and automatic analyses.

The purpose of this workshop is to provide a forum for the communication
of results (which may appear elsewhere) that may be useful to the
community. Researchers and practitioners of all areas working on
unlocking the content of old maps are welcome to participate. We welcome
humanities scholars, developers, computer and information scientists as
well as librarians, archivists and curators. Submissions are welcome
from researchers at all career stages, as well as practitioners.

Relevant topics are (but are not limited to) the following:
* Digital media, digitisation, curation of digital objects
* Design and application of algorithms for analysis and visualisation
* Spatial analysis and applications of GIS concerning old maps
* Crowdsourcing, user research, citizen science, and public humanities
* Digital Libraries for old maps
* Visualisation of old maps
* Virtual Research Environments and Infrastructures

Authors are invited to submit short papers for presentations, posters
and demonstrations.

The workshop will not have formally published proceedings. Therefore,
papers submitted to EOM 2018 may report on work in progress, be
submitted to other places, and they may even already have appeared or
been accepted elsewhere. We particularly welcome submissions that have
the potential to stimulate the collaboration between Humanities and
Computer Science. The reviewing process will mainly determine whether
the submitted material promises to fit into the scope of the workshop.
The Program Committee will decide about the acceptance of submissions
based on reviews and its mandate to create a balanced and varied program.

Encouraged topics include: History of maps; surveys. Digitisation,
metadata, archives. Topographic maps and georeferencing. Nontopographic
maps, such as metro maps.

The authors of the papers accepted for EOM 2018 will be invited to
submit the final versions of their papers for on-line publication in the
digital workshop booklet. Papers must be submitted via EasyChair. The
submitted material must not exceed 2 pages (excluding references, which
may take up a third page). All submissions must use the provided Word or
LaTeX template in DIN A4; when using LaTeX, follow the example of
bare_conf.tex. Abstracts for demonstrations should include descriptive
screenshots and a description of the system's functionalities.

Submission: September 12, 2018 (hard deadline)
Notification of acceptance: September 21, 2018
Workshop: Thursday October 25 and Friday October 26, 2018

Program Chairs
* Christoph Schommer, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Luxembourg
* Thomas van Dijk, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Würzburg
* Alexander Wolff, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Würzburg

Organising Committee
* Peter Lloyd, School of Computing, University of Kent
* Bonisha Bhattacharyya, Centre for Medieval and Early modern studies,
University of Kent

The workshop will take place at the University of Kent, Canterbury.

School of Computing
University of Kent
Darwin Road

The workshop's website is available at
For any question concerning the workshop, please feel free to contact
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