Call for Contribution

Solutions, Research Concepts and Prototypes

Sumission Deadline extended to Sep. 10, 2012.

Public and private sector research in the area of emulation.

  1. Definition, creation of work flows to enrich necessary meta data and usage information
  2. Frameworks for emulation based preservation and access work flows
  3. Meta data for emulation work flows
    • Automation of emulation aspects
    • This subtopic will discuss prerequisites and requirements for fully automated services operating in large scale environments. Those include the replacement of user interaction  by using standard interfacing protocol
    • Migration-by-emulation
    • Automatic configuration of environments
    • Automated create-view
  4. System imaging and digital forensics
  5. Resilient and sustainable business systems
  6. Quality assurance of tools and work flows
    • Test sets and environments, automated testing
    • Evaluation of digital object behaviour in original and emulated environments

Use-Cases and Requirements

This strand focuses on existing implementations, work flows, integration and practical challenges.

  1. Different approaches to emulation and emulation frameworks: This subtopic should provide an overview on existing production and prototypes in use or researched at the moment.
  2. Examples for application of emulation strategy
    • Complete system archiving
    • Databases and frontends
    • Access environments to web-arched artefacts
    • Computer games
  3. Emulation enhanced reading room systems
  4. Sustainable / preservation aware emulators
    • Technology change, market forces versus long-term sustainability
    • Open Source approach to emulator development and maintenance with a commercial service
    • Future emulator requirements and APIs for framework integration, measurements
    • Discuss standardization in emulation and virtualization
    • Extended concepts of traditional object life cycle management through system design
  5. Legal issues when dealing with emulators, secondary software objects, copy protection
    • Software archiving for secondary objects and system imaging


We ask practitioners and researches to submit an extended abstract (~1000 words) confirming to the ACM SIG template covering topics related to emulation in the following formats:
  • Either a description of a use case for which you intend to/already use emulation to solve a problem and would like to get input from colleagues working in emulation
  • A description of your current ongoing scientific research related to emulation
  • Submission of the extended abstract to
Accepted submission will be distributed to the workshop participants prior to the workshop to allow participants to prepare for the discussions. It is expected that at least one author of each accepted abstract will register for and attend the workshop. Submission deadline is Sep. 1, 2012 Sep. 10, 2012.