This roadmap identifies research topics to be addressed within the SCAPE project between M24 and M38. It provides a general overview of research goals addressed in the R&D work packages in the project, and analyses topics emerging in the cross-section of these and the open issues identified in the general roadmap. We furthermore provide a report on the outcomes of a workshop on Open Research Challenges in DP organised at IPRES 2012.
Based on this, we identify a number of key future research topics that will be focus areas for research. These are: (1) information models and benchmarking, (2) advanced simulation and prediction models, and (3) future preservation infrastructures.