PNC 2019 Annual Conference and Joint Meetings Call for Papers, Posters and Artwork (Extended to June 30)

Main Theme: Regionality and Digital Humanities: South-South Connections

Dates: October 15th-18th (Tuesday-Friday)

Venue: Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


Dear Colleagues,

It is our great pleasure to announce that the PNC 2019 Annual Conference and Joint Meetings (PNC 2019) will be held in Nanyang Technological University, Singapore from October 15th-18th, 2019. The main theme of the PNC 2019 is “Regionality and Digital Humanities: South-South Connections.”

The PNC 2019 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 2019 will include invited keynote, paper presentations, workshops and poster session.

Due to numerous requests received, the submission deadline is extended to June 30th and the author notification will be sent on July 31st. Authors are invited to submit an anonymous 6-8 pages technical paper manuscript in double-column IEEE format. (The style guide is included in the downloadable templates.) The proceedings of the conference will be submitted to IEEE Xplore Digital Library for indexing. Topics for submission include but are not limited to:

1. Regionality

  • 1.1 Artificial Intelligence
  • 1.2 Biodiversity
  • 1.3 Communication
  • 1.4 Data Science
  • 1.5 Digital Cultural Heritage 1.6 Geospatial Information Systems (GIS)

2. Digital Humanities

  • 2.1 Archaeology
  • 2.2 Area Studies
  • 2.3 Digital Archives
  • 2.4 Digital Museums
  • 2.5 Digital Libraries
  • 2.6 e-Learning
  • 2.7 Linguistics
  • 2.8 Literature
  • 2.9 Spatial History
  • 2.10 Visual Arts

3. South-South Connections

  • 3.1 Climate Change
  • 3.2 Information Technology
  • 3.3 Network Infrastructure
  • 3.4 Sustainable Development

Submission Categories

  • Full Paper (6-8 pages)
  • Poster, Demo & Art Work (1 page)

Full Paper Submission

Authors are invited to submit full papers through the online submission system by June 30, 2019. The final manuscript (camera ready) should be ready by August 31,2019. Submissions must be original and should not have been published previously while being evaluated for this conference. The 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”).

Artwork, Poster and Vendor Submission

Artists, designers and practice-based researchers engaging in computational and communications media and technology are invited to submit proposals for exhibiting work that responds to this year’s conference themes of “Regionality, Digital Humanities and South-South Connections”. Authors are invited to submit abstracts (max. 500 words) by June 30, 2019. For the poster competition, participants are required to give an oral orientation. The best poster award will be selected after evaluation by the Grading Committee. 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 June 30th, 2019
Author Notification July 31st, 2019
Final Manuscript (Camera Ready) August 31st, 2019


  • Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
  • Pacific Neighborhood Consortium (PNC)

Co-hosts and Sponsors

  • Academia Sinica
  • Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative (ECAI)
  • Ministry of Education, Taiwan
  • Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)

Technical Sponsor

IEEE Singapore Section

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. For more information, please refer to the PNC Homepage at

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