The full DATeCH 2019 – Call for Papers is available as a pdf for download.

Submission instructions

    1. The maximum length for abstracts is 500 words (the format can be the one in the template of item 3 or another format but always including enough information about the paper).

    2. The maximum length for the papers is six pages (references, tables and figures included).

    3. The following template shall be used for the submission of papers.

    4. Both abstracts and papers need to be submitted via the EasyChair platform at


We welcome submissions on the following topics:

  • Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and / or Handwritten Text Recognition (HTR) technology and tools for minority and historical languages, including dialects.

  • Methods and tools for post-correction of OCR and / or HTR results.

  • Document layout analysis, document understanding.

  • Automated quality control for mass OCR and / or HTR data.

  • Innovative access methods for historical texts and corpora.

  • Natural language processing of ancient languages (e.g. Latin, Greek, Arabic, Coptic …)

  • Visualisation techniques and interfaces for search and research in digital humanities.

  • Publication and retrieval on e-books and mobile devices.

  • Crowdsourcing techniques for collecting and annotating data in digital humanities.

  • Enrichment of and metadata production for historical texts and corpora.

  • Data created with mobile devices.

  • Data presentation and exploration on mobile devices.

  • Ontological and linked data based contextualisation of digitised and born-digital scholarly data resources.


The following criteria will be applied to all papers submitted to DATeCH 2019:

  • Authors are invited to submit abstracts of 500 words.

  • Followed by full papers of up to 6 pages in length.

  • Only original material will be accepted.

  • All submissions will be double-blind peer reviewed and accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, indexed in a major digital library.

  • The authors of the best contributions will be invited to prepare an extended version for a collective publication of selected papers in an indexed journal (an additional reviewing process will be applied).

Important Dates

    • Abstract submission deadline: 09 January 2019, 23:59 CET. 20 January 2019, 23:59, CET.

    • Full Paper submission deadline: 20 January 2019, 23:59, CET.

    • Decision notification: 20 March 2019.

    • Camera-ready papers due: 25 March 2019.

    • Conference: 8-10 May 2019.


Pre-conference workshops are organised by invitation. However, we are open to hear your proposals. If you are interested in contributing with a workshop, please contact us at datech(at)