CIBAHN (Libraries and Archives in the Digital Humanities Era)

3rd edition of the international conference on Libraries and Archives in the Digital Humanities Era


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Track chairs:

  • Abderrazak Mkadmi (ISD, Manouba University, Tunisia)
  • Malek Ghenima (ESC, Manouba University, Tunisia)

 Extended deadline: June 7 2020


For its third edition, the CIBAHN symposium (Libraries and Archives in the Digital Humanities Era) will be held in Hammamet on 15, 16 and 17 October 2020.
Digital Humanities, a field of research and engineering that explicitly links computer science to the human and social sciences, is now part of a movement to promote the dissemination, sharing and exploitation of knowledge. From this, all areas related to art, literature, heritage, culture, history, information and document sciences, commerce, education and research, etc. are now concerned by this movement which offers a new mode of communication in tune with the new possibilities and new needs for exchange, but also new ways of teaching, researching and organizing knowledge.
Moreover, digital humanities, projects are necessarily cooperative between researchers and professionals of identical or different disciplines. In this edition, we place special attention to the collaboration with researchers in computer science.
While during the last 20 years, information professionals have succeeded in setting up methodologies and technologies for in-depth information analysis through expert systems, machine learning systems, neural network technologies, etc. that can be explained because the context was characterized by a small volume of data and therefore limited learning. During those years, we went through at least two phases, the first wave introduced the introduction of digital documents in companies bringing a significant gain in cost and productivity. The second wave made it possible to deploy portals, blogs, social networks, e-commerce, mobility, etc. in companies. (Charaudeau, and al., 2015).
Nowadays, we are witnessing a third wave of the digital revolution, which is characterized mainly by big volumes of data. We are confronted with heterogeneous massive contents, unstructured in their form and their language (summarized in a rule of three Vs: volume, variety and velocity). As such we requires new tools and techniques to manage, preserve, disseminate and make sense of these contents. The quantity will grow with the Internet of Things to have more objects than people connected to the Internet. This digital transformation from "not connected" to "all connected" is essential for everyone, and therefore requires inventing new professions (data scientist, data analyst, etc.) with new skills.
This third edition of the International Symposium on Libraries and Archives in the Digital Humanities Era (CIBAHN) is collocated within the Digital Tools & Uses Congress (DUTC 2020) and proposes to interrogate the methods, techniques, technologies and strategies for managing, processing, archiving and distributing these voluminous, fluid, unstructured and varied contents.


  • Digital libraries
  • Digital archives
  • Digital Humanities
  • Information professions and professional changes
  • Records management, dematerialization and digital traceability.
  • Digital archiving, durability and digital data protection.
  • Classification, standardization and encoding of digital documents,
  • Communication, valorization, digital and cultural mediation, Internet archive sites and online archives.
  • Archiving the Web, Archiving Web 2.0.
  • Uses and users of Web archives.
  • Legal issues: communicability, reuse of data, intellectual property rights, image rights.
  • Challenges and use of crowdsourcing for the control of digital contents
  • Issues of Big Data and Open Data for libraries and archives.
  • Data Science
  • Internet of Things
  • Digital Construction and Cloud Computing
  • Free access to digital information
  • Data Management (Data Cleaning, Repairing, Curation and Data Preparation)
  • Data Analytics and Machine Learning (Cross-Modal Data Mining, Applied Machine Learning)


The following paper categories are welcome:

  • Short Papers: 2 to 4 pages in the ACM format about on-going projects and experiments
  • Long Papers: 4 to 8 pages in the ACM format about experiences, mid-long term projects, theories, reception, evaluation.
  • Posters and Demos: 1 - 2 pages in the ACM format about groundbreaking on-going research, prototypes and demos
  • Online Exhibition: 1 - 2 pages description of an original artwork created by the authors. Include conceptual and technological description as well as figures and diagrams.

Submission Format

  • Please use the ACM Master Template to prepare your proposal.
  • Important: At this first step you are required to submit as anonymous author for peer-reviewing. That is, leave in blank the Author and Affiliation text of the template. If your proposal is accepted, you will then prepare a final version with your full name and contact details.

Submission System

Please send your proposals via SciencesConf :

Review Process

  • All submissions will follow a blind peer-review process. At least two different members of the scientific committee will review each paper. The selection criteria is based on originality, accordance to the theme and topics, scientific/technical contribution, and clarity of presentation.
  • Authors will receive notification of acceptance on June 29th 2020. If your paper is accepted you will be solicited to prepare the camera-ready version for its publication.

Language of submission

  • French & English


  • Paper Submission: May 14 June 7 (new date!), 2020
  • Notification to authors: June 29, 2020
  • Camera-ready papers due : July 16, 2020
  • Early registration: August 1, 2020
  • Congress: 15, 16 and 17 October 2020


  • E. Reyes, S. Szoniecky, A. Mkadmi, G. Kembellec, R. Fournier-S’niehotta, F. Siala-Kallel, M. Ammi & S. Labelle (sous la direction) . – DTUC ’18. Digital Tools & Uses Congress . - Paris : Paris : ACM ICPS, 2018. - ISBN 978-1-4503-6451-5/18/10
  • Mkadmi A, Saleh I, Habchi K. (Dir). Archivage numérique et réseaux (CIBAHN). Les éditions de l’institut supérieur de documentation de Tunis, 2016


  • Mohamed Ben Romdhane, ISD, Manouba University, Tunisia
  • Ibrahim Bounhas, ISD, Manouba University, Tunisia
  • Malek Ghenima, ESC, Manouba University, Tunisia
  • Abderrazak Mkadmi, ISD, Manouba University, Tunisia


  • Mokhtar AMAMI, Royal Military College, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
  • Mohamed Ben Romdhane, ISD, Université de la Manouba, Tunisie
  • Azzedine Bouderbane, Institut de Bibliothéconomie, Université Constantine 2, Algérie
  • Ibrahim Bounhas, ISD, Manouba University, Tunisia
  • Zaki BRAHMI,Taibah University, College Of Science And arts at Al-Ola, Saudi Arabia
  • Besma Bsir, ISD, Université de la Manouba, Tunisie 
  • Jamel FEKI, Univesrity of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Mohamed GAMMOUDI, University of Manouba, Tunisia
  • Faiez GARGOURI, University of Sfax, Tunisia
  • Malek Ghenima, ESC, Manouba University, Tunisia
  • Nasreddine Bouhai, Université Paris8, France
  • Aïda Chebbi, ISD, Université de la Manouba, Tunisie
  • Lyne Da Sylva, EBSI, Montréal, Canada
  • Mamadou Diara, EBAD, Senegal
  • Abderrazak Dourari ; Université Alger2, CNPLET, Algérie
  • Jacques Ducloy, DRRT Lorraine, France
  • Raja Fenniche, ISD, Université de la Manouba, Tunisie 
  • Wahid Gdoura, ISD, Université de la Manouba, Tunisie 
  • Madjid Ihadjadene, Université Paris8, France 
  • Maria José López-Huertas Pérez, Universidad de Granada, Spain
  • Noureddine KERZAZI, ENSIAS - Université Mohamed V de Rabat, Morocco
  • Arnaud Laborderie, French national Library (BnF), France 
  • Basma Makhlouf-Shabou, Haute école de gestion de Genève, Switzerland 
  • Abderrazak Mkadmi, ISD, Manouba University, Tunisia
  • Tarek Ouerfelli, A’Sharqiyah University, Oman 
  • Jalel Rouissi, Middle East College, Oman 
  • Imad Saleh, Université Paris8, France 
  • Klaus Solberg Søilen, School of Business, Engineering and Science , Halmstad University, Sweden
  • Kamel SMAILI, University of Lorraine - LORIA Lab, France
  • Peter Stockinger, INALCO, France 
  • Rachid Zghibi, ISD, Université de la Manouba, Tunisie 
  • Khansa Zghidi, ISD, Université de la Manouba, Tunisie.




ACM will publish the proceedings of the Digital Tools & Uses Congress in the ACM Digital Library within its International Conference Proceedings Series (ISBN 978-1-4503-6451-5).

Accepted authors will be sent the ACM rights management form and complete instructions.

All rights management forms must be submitted and approved four weeks prior to CIBAHN After completing their rights management form, authors will be emailed the correct rights text and bibliographic strip to place within their paper. Authors must enter the text into their final paper.

The book of proceedings will be available at the moment of the conference through the ACM Digital Library.


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