PNC 2019

2019 Pacific Neighborhood Consortium
Annual Conference and Joint Meetings

Regionality and Digital Humanities: South-South Connections

15–18 October, 2019

Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore

Welcome to the 26th Pacific Neighborhood Consortium Annual Conference and Joint Meetings (PNC 2019)

This is 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 theme for 2019 is Regionality and Digital Humanities: South-South Connections.

In fostering access to digitized data on the Pacific Rim, the PNC serves as a portal for access to digital research. It helps scholars to find the library, archive, and museum materials needed to support both teaching and research. The ultimate goal is to enable scholars to regard themselves, not as separated by vast distances, but as residents of a virtual neighborhood. For more information about the Pacific Neigbourhood Consortium (PNC) 太平洋鄰里協會.

This conference is hosted by the NTU Digital Humanities Research Cluster.

Programme [↑ Top]

Program at a glance

You can look at the detailed program online.

Day Time Auditorium Lecture Room 1 Lecture Room 2
08:00-09:00 Registration
09:00-10:00 Opening Ceremony
10:00-10:30 Coffee
10:30-12:00 Plenary
12:00-13:30 Lunch
13:30:00-15:00 Datamining Sources & Tracking Voices Digital Education ECAI Workshop: Heritage Conservation
15:00-15:30 Coffee
15:30-17:00 Coding and Data DH on Taiwanese Archives ECAI Workshop: Community Mapping
08:30-09:00 Registration
09:00-10:30 Keynote & Plenary
10:30-11:00 Coffee
11:00-12:30 Digital Scholarship I Spatialising Heritage ECAI Workshop: Early Buddhism
12:30-14:00 Lunch
13:00-14:00 Posters
14:00-15:30 Workshop on Spatiotemporal Knowledge I (till 16:00) ECAI Workshop: History and Understanding of Buddhism
15:30-16:00 Coffee
16:00-17:30 Digital Scholarship II
ECAI Workshop: Digital Buddhist Text
Workshop on Spatiotemporal Knowledge II
08:30-09:00 Registration
09:00-09:45 Plenary
09:45-10:15 Coffee
10:15-11:45 Texts in Space Biodiversity & Sustainable Agriculture ECAI Workshop: ECAI Community Projects
12:45-14:00 Lunch banquet
14:00-17:30 Excursions
A: Botanic gardens; B: Asian Civilizations Museum; C: National Library's Rare Book Collection
Day Time HSS-B1-08 HSS-B1-07 HSS-B1-12
Workshops help in the NTU School of Humanities & School of Social Sciences
09:00-12:00 Intro to Digital Humanities Intro to network analysis for the digital humanities Introduction to DocuSky (am only)
12:00-13:00 Lunch (Canteen B)
13:00-15:00 Intro to Digital Humanities Intro to network analysis for the digital humanities)
13:00-16:00 Searching for Patterns with Regular Expressions (pm only)

Posters, artwork and demos should be put up from lunch on Tuesday, and removed before lunch on Thursday. The Core poster time, when presenters should be with their work is on Wednesday from 14:00-15:30.

Keynote Speakers

Workshop/Tutorials [↑ Top]

There are four workshop/tutorials, all free to attend if you attend the conference. They will be held on October the 18th. Two are half day, and can be taken together.

Registration [↑ Top]

Registration is available here.

Registration Fees (USD)
Category Early Bird
(before Sep 01)
(Sep 01 and after)
Regular (includes lunches and banquet) 150 200
Student (includes lunches) 30 80
Banquet 25 25

Information [↑ Top]

Conference Information [↑ Top]


October 15–18 2019

The main conference will run from Tuesday through Thursday, with colocated workshops on Friday


Nanyang Executive Centre (NEC, same as the Official Hotel)    <map by campus map>
   in Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore

      The nearest bus stop is B09 Hall 8 (27209), bus route 199 <map by campus map>.
      For public transportation, please see Visiting NTU (By MRT) and Visiting NTU (By Bus).
      Food on Campus: there is COSMO, the NEC restaurant and bar opposite the venue or nearby Food Courts 1, 2 or 9 (good noodles).

Lunch, Banquet, and Excursion

Local Information [↑ Top]

About Singapore

Entering Singapore

Before making your trip to the little red dot, do check out the following:


Call for Papers and Posters[↑ Top]

Please find the full details here, and a summary poster (First CFP, Second CFP).

The submission page is <>.

Instructions for Authors

  1. Please use the IEEE PDF eXpress Site to check if your final paper is IEEE format compliant. To get the correct PDF file, please do the following:
    1. Open the IEEE PDF eXpress Site and create a New User (If you already have used this system before skip this step.)
    2. Login to IEEE PDF eXpress Site with the conference ID 47931X and your own account.
    3. Create the new title for your final paper. The title should be your paper title.
    4. Upload the MS Word file to be converted (Recommended), or upload the PDF file to be checked. You will receive the PDF file in your email or it can be downloaded from the website.
  2. Upload your converted PDF file via the Submission System by Sunday, September 15, 2019 (olUTC+08:00).

Important dates [↑ Top]

First Call for Papers Apr 29, 2019
Second Call for Papers May 28, 2019
Third Call for Papers Jun 18, 2019
Submission Deadline (revised) Jun 30, 2019
Notification of Acceptance August 15, 2019
Final version due September 15, 2019
Conference October 15–18, 2019

More [↑ Top]

More about the Pacific Neighborhood Consortium in general.

Organising Committee [↑ Top]

Local Committee

Programme Committee




Co-Hosts and sponsors


Technical Sponsor


Contact [↑ Top]

General Enquiries
Francis Bond
Tan Choon Keng
Michael Stanley-Baker