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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.





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