Present at UGM 2018

We are seeking presentations on iRODS-related activities. Each presentation will be delivered in one of the following formats:

  • 20-min Talk: Explanation of novel iRODS application or development, with Q&A
  • 40-min Talk + Demonstration: Explanation plus a live technology exhibition, with Q&A

Individuals who wish to present at the UGM must submit an abstract for evaluation by the meeting’s program committee.

  • April 1: Deadline for Abstracts for Talks/Papers
  • June 1: Deadline for Talk/Papers

Abstract Submission Criteria

In the abstract, presenters should summarize how they have used or extended iRODS to impact individuals, society, science, or systems and technology.

  • Impact on Individuals – Advancements in data management, information retrieval, human-computer interaction, etc.
  • Impact on Society – Archival preservation, policy development, intellectual property, information access, resource management, emergency preparedness, etc.
  • Impact on Science – Collaboration, information architecture, knowledge management, competitive intelligence, digital curation, records and archives management, etc.
  • Impact on Systems & Technology – User interface, plugin development, benchmarking, process automation, workflows, rules, policy, etc.

Abstracts will be judged on such criteria as quality of content, significance and impact, method, design, innovation, originality, and fit with the meeting theme.

Authors of accepted talks and demonstrations will be invited to present at the User Group Meeting.

Presenters are also invited to submit papers (4-10 pages) for inclusion in the User Group Meeting Proceedings.

You do not need to be a member of the iRODS Consortium to present at the User Group Meeting.

Abstract Submission is open at EasyChair


Talks and demonstrations should have at least one of the following objectives:

(a) to present case studies and use cases of iRODS in action
(b) to report on the development of innovative iRODS technology and examine its benefits and limitations
(c) to report on benchmarking efforts and analyze the outcomes and lessons learned
(d) to propose best practices and evaluate their efficacy and limitations
(e) to report original, unpublished research
(f) to analyze and critique data management theories and concepts as they apply to iRODS

All findings must be substantiated by analysis, experimentation, application, or theoretical development.


Presenters are encouraged to submit a paper for publication in the formal Proceedings of the iRODS User Group Meeting 2018, which will be made available as PDF and on Amazon.

Papers should be approximately 4-10 pages long, submitted in .PDF format based on one of the templates below:

Abstract Submission is open at EasyChair