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19th International Digital Curation Conference

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The 19th edition of the International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC25) will take place in The Hague, the Netherlands between 17-19 February 2025.

The main theme of IDCC this year is Twenty years back, twenty years forward: lessons and directions in digital curation

Call for Submissions Extended!

Calls for papers, lightning talks and posters have all been extended!

Submissions for papers and lightning talks have been extended to 11 August 2024. Poster submissions are now open until 15 September 2024.

Visit the Call for Submissions page for information on submission categories, including a full list of templates and key dates. 

Workshop submissions are now open

As part of our IDCC25 programme, we invite submissions for in-person and online workshops. Workshops are events taking place before the main IDCC conference, on Monday 17 February 2025.

In the past the workshops have focused on practical, hands-on work, often being used for training. If you have an established tool or working practice that yields results in the world of research data management, you are also welcome to submit an application and show everyone how it works!

This year we are offering organisers the opportunity to host a workshop in person or online. Learn more about Workshop formats and the submission process via the Workshop page.

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Twenty years back, twenty years forward: lessons and directions in digital curation  

The first International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC) took place in 2005, one year after the launch of the Digital Curation Centre. The tenth IDCC took place in 2015, one year before the publication of the FAIR principles. 
The Call for Proposals in 2015 encouraged submissions taking a decade-long view of the past, present or future. IDCC25 consciously revisits that call with a similar emphasis on building on what we have learned and recommendations on how to progress, but this time with a generational perspective on digital curation.  

Although they need not be over a 20-year period, contributors are invited to reflect on the changes in different areas, consider ongoing developments, and think about emerging challenges for the next generation of digital curation work. Want more information about the subthemes for the conference on our Conference Theme page.

About the International Digital Curation Conference

The International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC) is an established annual event with a unique place in the digital curation community, reaching out to individuals, organisations and institutions across all disciplines and domains involved in curating data and providing an opportunity to get together with like-minded data practitioners to discuss policy and practice.

Code of Conduct 

Everyone taking part in IDCC25 is expected to show respect and courtesy to others throughout their participation. Please see our full code of conduct for full details of our policy.

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