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CFP: 2022 IIIF Annual Conference

The 2022 International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) Annual Conference will be held in Cambridge, MA, USA June 6–8, 2022, and will be hosted jointly by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) along with the IIIF Consortium.

This event is intended for a wide range of participants and interested parties, including digital image repository managers, content curators, software developers, scholars, and administrators at libraries, museums, cultural heritage institutions, software firms, and other organizations working with digital images and audio/visual materials.

Proposal themes

The organizers encourage showcasing developments in IIIF and in particular would welcome presentations in the following areas:

  • IIIF implementation spectrum: large-scale or small-scale projects
  • Interoperability in IIIF contexts and beyond
  • IIIF Audio/Visual use cases and implementations
  • Teaching and learning examples and best practices using IIIF resources
  • Implementations of IIIF outside of North America/Europe
  • Annotation, including full-text or academic use cases
  • Discovering IIIF resources
  • IIIF communities (3D, archives, museums, manuscripts, newspapers, etc.)
  • Linked Open “Usable” Data (LOUD) and IIIF
  • Guided storytelling and innovative exhibitions using IIIF
  • Using IIIF material for Machine Learning and AI



The Program Committee are looking for proposals in the following forms:

  • Lightning talks (6 minutes)
  • 20 minute presentations (plus additional 10 minutes for questions)
  • 90 minute panel discussion (please see note below)
  • Online workshop (to be held the week before or after the in-person event, up to 4 hours)


Note: only panel sessions that have a diverse set of panelists will be considered, with representation along many possible dimensions, including but not limited to race and ethnicity, national origin, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, and socio-economic status. Similarly, representation from a variety of geographic regions or institution types and sizes will be prioritized.

All submitted proposals are peer-reviewed and will be considered for inclusion in the conference schedule by a volunteer program committee. Presenters are expected to register and attend in person. Final versions of the accepted abstracts and presentations will be made openly available after the conference.


Please submit proposals through Conftool (you will need to register for an account):

Submissions are due by March 4th, 2022

Program committee

  • Sheila McAlister (University of Georgia)
  • Dawn Childress (UCLA)
  • Nuno Freire (Europeana)
  • Chip Goines (Harvard University)
  • Stace Maples (Stanford University)
  • Andrija Sagic (Library Milutin Bojic)
  • Andrew Weidner (University of Houston)



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