2004 International Conference on
Digital Archive Technologies (ICDAT2004)

  18-19 March 2004
The Howard Plaza Hotel Taipei, Taiwan
Sponsored by
Institute of Information Sciences, Academia Sinica
National Science Council, Taiwan
Technology R/D Division, National Digital Archives Program Office, Taiwan
URL: http://www.iis.sinica.edu.tw/ICDAT04

About the Conference

Digital archives/libraries are widely recognized as a crucial component of a global information infrastructure for the new century.  Research and development projects in many parts of the world are concerned about using advanced information technologies for managing and manipulating digital information, ranging from data storage, preservation, indexing, searching, presentation, and dissemination capabilities to organizing and sharing of information over networks.  ICDAT 2004 is the second in a series of International Conferences on Digital Archive Technologies organized by the National Digital Archives Program, Taiwan.  The purpose of this conference is to provide unique opportunities for participants to share their research results and best practice experiences in the utilization of advanced technologies for and the approaches to the development of digital archives/libraries.  To further facilitate experience interchange between the digital archive specialists and delegates of APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) member economies, ICDAT 2004 will be held in conjunction with the 2004 APEC Workshop on Resource Sharing in Digital Libraries (http://www.iis.sinica.edu.tw/APEC04).  The meeting is a forum for participants to share their experience in the digital library development and explore ways on cooperation and collaboration of digital libraries in the Asia-Pacific area.


  The intended community for ICDAT 2004 includes those interested in technologies and tools for advanced digital archive systems, new knowledge about archival storage and preservation, best practices of technology development in digital archives, and applications of digital archive technologies.  Participants are welcome from a variety of disciplines including computer sciences, library information sciences, archival sciences, museum studies and other related areas.  ICDAT 2004 invites research submissions on all topics related to digital archives/libraries, but topics contributed to technology development are strongly encouraged.  The technical issues to be addressed include, but are not limited to:
  1. Digital archive technologies for enhancing security, content preservation, multimedia delivery and presentation, system collaboration, information retrieval, data exchange, multi-cultural and multi-lingual information sharing, and intellectual property protection

  2. Case studies exemplifying the technology development in libraries, museums, archival organizations, digitized governments, medicine and education
  3. Usability evaluation of digital archive systems
Important Dates

Submission Deadline:     December 29, 2003 (Extended)

Notification Date:             January 31, 2004

Final Version Due:            February 15, 2004


  Submission Instructions

Papers should be submitted in English and up to approximately 5000 words.  There are no formatting requirements for submissions, but do not use font sizes smaller than 10 points.  The final version of the paper will have to fit within 15 single-column pages, including all figures and bibliography, so plan accordingly.  All submission instructions can be found on the conference web site: http://www.iis.sinica.edu.tw/ICDAT04/c-submission.html.


  Conference Venue and Date

The conference will be held in the Howard Plaza Hotel Taipei on March 18-19, 2004.


  Conference Chairman

Dr. Der-Tsai Lee, Academia Sinica


  Program Chair

Jan-Ming Ho, Academia Sinica


  Program Co-Chair

Lee-Feng Chien, Academia Sinica


  Program Committee

Jun Adachi, National Institute of Informatics, Japan

Chao-Chen Chen, National Normal University, Taiwan

Hsinchun Chen, University of Arizona, USA

Hsin-Hsi Chen, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Hsueh-Hua Chen, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Keh-Jiann Chen, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Key-Sun Choi, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea

Tyng-Ruey Chuang, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Jieh Hsiang, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Tetsuya Ishikawa, University of Tsukuba, Japan

Noriko Kando, National Institute of Informatics, Japan

Mun-Kew Leong, Kent Ridge Digital Labs, Singapore

Gary Geunbae Lee, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea

Michael Lyu, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

William Mischo, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Sung Hyun Myaeng, Information & Communications University, Korea

Hwee Tou Ng, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Yen-Jen Oyang, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Lim Ee Peng, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Von-Wen Soo, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

William E. Underwood, Georgia Tech Research Institute, USA

Ian Witten, Waikato University, New Zealand

Kam-Fai Wong, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Christopher C. Yang, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 


  Contact Person
  Ms. Andrea Chen
Institute of Information Science
Academia Sinica, Nankang,
Taipei, Taiwan
Tel: 886-2-27883799 ext. 2204
Fax: 886-2-27824814
E-mail: achen@iis.sinica.edu.tw