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Submission of proposals by experts in all relevant fields, including information governance, public administration, legal, data protection, risk management ICT, records management, archives, and research, will be welcomed. The DLM Forum has established a scientific committee which will review proposals and select the speakers for the conference.

Proposals must be submitted on-line and are accepted for communications, posters, and tutorials or workshops:

  • The proposals for communications can be either for a position paper or a full paper. Position papers may present new ideas, or initiatives, or proposals for the future. Full papers will represent more solid reports, e.g. on the results of projects or research, or could present achievements or best practices.
  • Proposals for posters challenging for new problems, approaches or work in progress are also welcome (posters can be complemented with local demonstrations).
  • The conference will be preceded by an two days of workshops and tutorials to be held from Monday to Wednesdaynoon. These DLM Forum sanctioned workshops and tutorials will be complementary to the conference and will provide participants with educational opportunities in a wide variety of areas that will contribute to their professional knowledge and skills.


The overall theme of the conference is the information governance landscape in Europe. The conference will consist of plenary sessions for all participants and parallel sessions that will be divided into three streams representing different aspects of information governance.


Stream 1: Managing information for control, access and compliance

This stream will focus on a range of the big issues related to information governance, including complilance and legal issues. Proposals could include:

  • Organisational models for information governance: how to organise for information management, who is responsible for what and which skillset is required?
  • Strategy and approach: how to bridge the silos and the divergent interests in managing information?
  • Transparency and freedom of information: what is disclosed pro-actively, how do we apply open data principles by default, what can be disclosed upon request?
  • Security, surveillance and risk mitigation: how do we balance efficiency and the (free) flow of information within an organisation with the 'need to know' principle? How do we protect information that nedds to be protected?
  • eDiscovery/eDisclosure: is "search" the magic bullet? Do organisations know what information assets they hold and where to find them? Is all data important?
  • Re-use of public sector information in the light of 2013/37/EU directive and its impact on national legislation.
  • Privacy: can data be protected and do we have a right to be forgotten?
  • The cloud, mobile data, social data, and big data: information management nightmares or new opportunities?
  • Who owns information and how to keep control over it? Can organisations enforce rights over it, and how is this achieved?


Stream 2: Records Management in transition

 This stream will focus on the latest developments in records management and notably on the transition from traditional records management techniques and practices to next generation records management as the central pillar of good information governance. Proposals could include:

  • The role of records management in a successful information governance strategy –what are the lessons from records management theory and practice from past decades for successful information governance?
  • Record or non-record: everything needs to be governed?
  • How can organisations evolve from a management program into global information governance?
  • Are good records management and good information management compatible? How do they fit together? Where do they differ? What are the ways forward? Do electronic and physical records remain distinct?
  • The role of standards such as the newly released 4th edition of MoReq (Modular Requirements for Records Systems), the current revision of ISO 15489 (Records Management), and ISO 16175 (Principles and Functional Requirements for Records in Electronic Office Environments).
  • Latest developments in records management – examples of relevant best practices. - and technological trends.
  • Records management in training and education.
  • Benchmarking records management and information governance.


 Stream 3: Archival initiatives for ingest, preservation and access

This stream will focus on cooperation, initiatives and projects that bring together partners from different disciplines, in Europe and elsewhere, to cooperate in areas such as ingest, digital preservation, and access and dissemination. Proposals couldinclude:

  • Perspectives on past and present projects and the significance of the results and achievements. The E-ARK project. The impact of other horizontal European projects (such as e-SENS, SPOCS, STORK).
  • The role of standards and European level harmonization in the archival management of electronic records. The impact of MoReq on archives.
  • Harmonizing metadata needs for record management and archives.
  • Ingesting and preserving databases and special governmental records to archives.
  • Transforming archives through information technologies. Opportunities in research and innovation: natural language processing, named entity recognition, linking data and visualization.
  • Confronting interests of European citizens: the right to be forgotten vs. the right to be informed.
  • New initiatives and funding opportunities.

Online registration is closed (this page only exists for record purpose)


Registrations are handled by ABREU, our business partner. The VAT number of ABREU is 500 297 177.

The registration comprises three steps: one page for the identification of the delegate and the selectection the conference's options, a second page to select the hotel (optional, if you are not interested, simply move to thenext page) and a page for the payment (what can be done by credit card or bankinmg transfer).

After the submission of the registration form, you'll receive an email with a receipt.

VERY IMPORTANT - If you register as STUDENT you MUST send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. an email with a proof of your status. The simplest is to forward the email you'll receive as confirmation of the registration with an attached scan of the student card, or other relevant document. The final approval of the registration will be pending of that information!!!


Preview << HERE >> suggested hotels (booking available in the registration form)


Preview here the registration costs:

Main Conference - Registration allows the participation in any session of the Main Program, the delegate’s package, and tickets to the reception the Nov. 12, lunch and banquet the Nov. 13. and coffee-breaks. The Main Program starts the Nov. 12 at 14:00, and closes the Nov. 14 at 12:30

All Days 12-14 Nov. 2014

Only 12 Nov. 2014

Only 13 Nov. 2014

Only 14 Nov. 2014

Early Registration – Normal





Early Registration - DLM Member





Early Registration - Student





Late Registration (after October 19) – All






Tutorials - Registration allows the participation in the sessions of the respective tutorial and coffee-breaks.

NOTE: In case of ONLY a registration in the tutorials (with no Conference Registration) an extra cost of 15€ is added to the base registration!!!

Tutorial 1

“MoReq Fundamentals”

11 November 2014 (14:00h-17:30h)

Tutorial 2

Part1 - “Advanced Records Management"

Part 2: "Multi-Repository Information Governance in a Cloudy World”

12 November 2014 (09:00h-12:30h)

Early Registration - Normal

10€ (25€ if only tutorial)

10€ (25€ if only tutorial)

Early Registration - DLM Member

free (15€ if only tutorial)

free (15€ if only tutorial)

Early Registration - Student

free (15€ if only tutorial)

free (15€ if only tutorial)

Late Registration (after October 19) - All

20€ (35€ if only tutorial)

20€ (35€ if only tutorial)

Final Submission

Please follow these steps to prepare and submit the final version of your paper:

  1. Papers must be edited according to ACM SIG Proceeedings Template available here (please remove the ACM copyright notice in the end of the first column of the first page):
  2. Produce a PDF file with your paper and send it, by email, to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - be sure you also replied to the email you had received with these same instructions and asking you to provide your permission to include your paper in the proceedings to published by the National Library of Portugal with the following bibliographic data:
    • Title: DLM 2014 - 7th Triennial Conference of the DLM Forum. Making the Information Governance landscape in Europe
    • Editor(es): José Borbinha; Zoltán Szatucsek; Seamus Ross
    • Year: 2014
    • Format: E-book
    • ISBN: 978-972-565-541-2
    • Persistent URL: (AVAILABLE FROM 10 November 2014)





The text below is kept only for record purposes:


Proposals are accepted for communications, posters, tutorials or workshops.

The proposals for communications, for presentations in one of the three streams of the conference, can be either for a position paper or a full paper:

  • Position papers may present new ideas, or initiatives, or proposals for the future
  • Full papers will represent more solid reports, e.g. on the results of projects or research, or could present achievements or best practices. 


Abstract Submission

The proposals must be submitted in a PDF file upload here:

Proposals must be submitted in English, comprising:

  • The title
  • An indication of the type of submission: position paper; full paper; poster; workshop; tutorial
  • The abstract of the contribution...
  • The name(s), affiliation and contacts of the author(s)




The conference will be held in the heart of Lisbon, at the

Instituto Superior Técnico (engineering school of the Lisbon University),

in the Congress Center at the Campus Alameda (building "Pavilhão de Civil")

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