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PNC 2022 : (Deadline Extended to June 15) 2022 Pacific Neighborhood Consortium Annual Conference and Joint Meetings (PNC)


When Sep 16, 2022 - Sep 18, 2022
Where The University of Arizona, Tucson, USA
Submission Deadline Jun 15, 2022
Notification Due Jul 10, 2022
Final Version Due Jul 31, 2022
Categories    digital learning   information science   digital humanities   techno-cultural data

Call For Papers

PNC 2022 Annual Conference and Joint Meetings
Call for Papers & Posters (Extended to June 15)

Main Theme: The Digital World in an Age of Uncertainty: Humanizing Technology for Wellness, Resilience, and Creativity
Date: September 16th-18th (Friday-Sunday)
Venue: The University of Arizona, Tucson, USA
Dear Colleagues,

Due to many requests, the deadline of Call for Papers and Posters has been extended to June 15, 2022 (UTC+08:00).

It is our great pleasure to announce that the PNC 2022 Annual Conference and Joint Meetings (PNC 2022) will take place in the University of Arizona (Tucson), USA from September 16th-18th, 2022. The main theme of the PNC 2022 is “The Digital World in an Age of Uncertainty: Humanizing Technology for Wellness, Resilience, and Creativity”.

The PNC 2022 serves as an opportunity for researchers and developers to facilitate information exchanges among institutions of higher education in the Pacific Rim through computing and communications technology. PNC explores issues of information and technology exchange, interdisciplinary collaboration, and the development of the cultural knowledge contents. The technical program of PNC 2022 will include invited keynotes, paper presentations, workshops and poster session. We welcome submissions that focus on but not limited to the following topics:

1. Digital Learning
1.1 Learning and Teaching Technology
1.2 Digitized Area Studies
1.3 Digital Heritage
1.4 Language Teaching and Learning

2. Information Science and E-business
2.1 Library, Archival, and Museum Studies
2.2 Machine Translation and Deep Learning
2.3 Digital Media
2.4 E-health and Wellness Studies
2.5 Biodiversity
2.6 Artificial Intelligence
2.7 Digital Archives

3. Digital Humanities
3.1 Archaeology
3.2 Digital Libraries
3.3 Digital Museums
3.4 Digital Sinology
3.5 History, Literature, and Philosophy
3.6 Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and the Metaverse
3.7 Spatial Analysis and GIS
3.8 Holographic/Volumetric Video Broadcast/Capture

4. Techno-cultural Data in a Post-pandemic World
4.1 Machine Intelligence
4.2 Digitaltwins
4.3 Mirrorworlds
4.4 Cryptocurrency
4.5 Cultural Memory
4.6 Blockchain Codes of Ownership
4.7 Archival Artefacts
4.8 Imaging Technics
4.9 Digital Replicas
4.10 Interfaces: Mixed, Augmented, and Virtual
4.11 Interactive Immersion

Submission Categories
For Presentation: Abstract Submission (1 page) / Full Paper Submission (6-8 pages)
For Poster & Demo: Abstract Submission (no more than 500 words)
*Abstract submission (1 page) and acceptance are required to deliver a presentation at the Conference. Full Paper submission (6-8 pages) is optional, but required if authors want their papers considered for the IEEE Xplore Conference Proceedings.

Guidelines for Abstract/Paper Submission

Authors are invited to submit the abstracts or full papers through the online submission system by June 15, 2022 (UTC+08:00). The final manuscript (camera ready) should be ready by July 31, 2022 (UTC+08:00).

Kindly note that there will be NO hybrid sessions in this event. Most sessions are going to be in-person in Tucson with no live streaming. Few online-only sessions would be prepared due to the ongoing development of the COVID-19.

Submissions must be original and should not have been published previously while being evaluated for this conference. The full paper length is 6-8 pages, including figures and tables but not including references. All submitted papers must conform to the IEEE Xplore Format for conference proceedings.

As the reviewing will be blind, papers must not include authors' names and affiliations. Furthermore, self-references that reveal the author's identity, e.g., "We previously showed (Smith, 1991) ..." must be avoided. Instead, use citations such as "Smith previously showed (Smith, 1991) ..." Papers that do not conform to these requirements will be rejected without review.

Papers should not refer, for further detail, to documents that are not available to the reviewers. For example, do not omit or redact important citation information to preserve anonymity. Instead, use third person or named reference to this work, as described above (“Smith showed” rather than “we showed”).

Guidelines for Poster Submission

Authors are invited to submit the abstracts (no more than 500 words) through the online submission system by June 15, 2022 (UTC+08:00). The final manuscript (camera ready) should be ready by July 31, 2022 (UTC+08:00). There are two categories of PNC 2022 Poster Session: Poster Competition and Demonstration Zone.

I. Poster Competition
For the poster competition, the participants are required to give an oral orientation in-person in Tucson. The best poster award will be selected after evaluation by the Grading Committee. Below please find detailed selection criteria and grading standards.

II. Demonstration Zone
For poster demonstration only. Vendors or Institutions are welcome to take this opportunity to show research results that are related to the conference main theme.

Important Dates:
Submission Deadline: May 31, 2022 June 15, 2022 (UTC+08:00)
Notification of Acceptance: June 30, 2022 July 10, 2022 (UTC+08:00)
Final Submission (Camera Ready): July 31, 2022
Conference Date: September 16-18, 2022

The College of Humanities, University of Arizona, USA
Pacific Neighborhood Consortium (PNC)

Academia Sinica
Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative (ECAI)
Ministry of Education, Taiwan

Local Organizers
Center for Buddhist Studies, University of Arizona, USA
Department of East Asian Studies, University of Arizona, USA

School of Information, University of Arizona, USA
Center for Digital Society and Data Studies, University of Arizona, USA
Center for Digital Humanities, University of Arizona, USA

Technical Sponsor
IEEE Tucson Section AP/MTT/COM/EMC Joint Chapter
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

About Pacific Neighborhood Consortium (PNC)
Since 1993, the PNC has been committed to enhancing digital research and interaction among researchers, educators, and professionals around the Pacific Rim nations. The importance and contribution of the PNC has been widely recognized by the digital and information technology community. To learn more about the PNC, please visit the website at

PNC Secretariat
P.O. Box 76 Academia Sinica, Taipei 11599, Taiwan
Tel: +886-2-2652-1885# 307or309

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