PNC 2021 Annual Conference & Joint Meetings

Sustainable Digital Heritage

September 28-30, 2021 ● Online Conference

PNC 2021 Annual Conference and Joint Meetings

Date: September 28-30, 2021 (Tuesday-Thursday)

Main Theme: Sustainable Digital Heritage

Due to the ongoing uncertainty of the current global COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s conference will be held online.

The technical program of PNC 2021 Annual Conference and Joint Meetings will feature invited keynotes, paper presentations, workshops, and poster sessions. The PNC 2021 provides a forum to encourage interdisciplinary collaborations for scholars and researchers from fields including information technology, humanities and social sciences.

Conference registration this year will be open until September 21, 2021.

We welcome everyone interested in digital humanities and related fields to join us at this virtual meeting of minds, and together meet the brave new digital world.

Program at a Glance

For a detailed program, click here Program.







Keynote Speaker

Preserving the Narrative

Prof. Lewis Lancaster

Professor Lewis Lancaster is a co-founder of Pacific Neighborhood Consortium. He taught at the University of California, Berkeley for 33 years, where he held the D.H. Chen Distinguished Professor in Buddhist Studies chair and is now Professor Emeritus. He helped form the program of the University of the West, where he was appointed President in 2006, and today is Adjunct Professor. He founded the Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative (ECAI) at Berkeley and remains its Director.

Designing for a Sustainable Future in Digital Heritage

Dr. Halina Gottlieb

Dr. Halina Gottlieb is a facilitator, co-ordinator and mentor in academia, governmental agencies, visitor centers, and research groups for innovation of digital heritage and modernization of higher education. Her research focus is on development and evaluation of digital artifacts and methods, tools and course modules supporting interdisciplinary and inter-sectorial programs. Her affiliations include Digital Heritage Center Sweden, the Interactive Institute Swedish ICT, EPOCH, NODEM, and DIHA.

Digital Social Innovation

Digital Minister Audrey Tang

Audrey Tang is Taiwan’s digital minister for Social Innovation. Audrey is known for revitalizing the computer languages Perl and Haskell, and building the online spreadsheet system EtherCalc with Dan Bricklin. She served on national development council committees for open data and 12-year basic curriculum, and led Taiwan’s first e-Rulemaking project. She has consulted for Apple on computational linguistics, Oxford University Press on crowd lexicography, and Socialtext on social interaction design, and is an active contributor to the g0v decentralized civic tech community.


Academia Sinica

Pacific Neighborhood Consortium (PNC)


Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiatives (ECAI)

Ministry of Education, Taiwan

Technical Sponsor

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE)

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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