[DL] First Call for Papers: 2nd International Workshop on Semantic Web and Ontology Design for Cultural Heritage (SWODCH 2022) @ADBIS 2022

Marianna Nicolosi Asmundo marianna.nicolosiasmundo at unict.it
Mon Mar 14 19:47:01 CET 2022

2nd International Workshop on Semantic Web and Ontology Design for Cultural Heritage (SWODCH 2022)
@ADBIS 2022, 26th European Conference on Advances in Databases and Information Systems, September 5, 2022, Turin, Italy,

After the success of the 2021 international workshop, SWODCH is back in 2022 with its 2nd edition, this year co-located with the 26th European Conference on Advances in Databases and Information Systems (ADBIS 2022, https://adbis2022.polito.it/).

The 2022 edition aims at consolidating the coexistence of the two souls, which SWODCH historically originates from: the one focused on the foundational research behind the creation of conceptual models, ontologies and, more in general, the knowledge modelling practices adopted in the Digital Humanities, and the other, closer to the development and deployment of Semantic Web technologies and applications for that field. SWODCH promotes the parallel and interacting growth of these two souls, since each of them is seen as a source of inspiration for the other, an opportunity to define innovative solutions and pose new challenging research questions.

The “foundational” purpose of SWODCH is to gather original research work about both application and foundational  issues emerging from the design of conceptual models, ontologies, and Semantic Web technologies for the Digital Humanities, here understood according to its broader definition including Cultural Heritage, digital History, Archaeology and related fields. In fact, a plethora of heterogeneous and multi-format data sources currently available in the Digital Humanities domain asks for dedicated methodologies and formal tools to semantically annotate, integrate, and reason on domain knowledge and data. Studies about the philosophical and social analysis of DH data and their resulting formal knowledge representation models are also fundamental if one wants to computationally deal in an efficient way with the historical and social dimensions of DH knowledge and data.

The “application-oriented” focus of SWODCH, on the other hand, aims at bringing together stakeholders from various scientific fields, Computer Scientists, Data Scientists and Digital Humanists, involved in the development or deployment of Semantic Web solutions. Despite the fact that considerable efforts have been spent in the last ten years to improve the availability and interoperability of data and knowledge in the DH field and that significant results have been produced, we still experience a digital ecosystem in which formal Knowledge Representation and Semantic Web standards can play an important role in improving and harmonising the way DH data and resources can be exposed, linked and cross-searched. It is also for this reason that, more than 20 years after the beginning of this century, SWODCH fully embodies the values behind the FAIR principles, and asks for contributions which respect and adhere to them.

According to the tradition of SWODCH, the 2022 edition of the workshop will provide a scientific forum where scholars and stakeholders have the opportunity to exchange ideas, experiences, and analyses, while presenting achievements and outcomes of relevant projects, and discussing the challenges they had to face.

- Paper submission deadline: May 2, 2022
- Notification of acceptance: June 1, 2022
- Camera-ready papers: June 15, 2022
- Workshop: September 5, 2022

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to) one or more of the following topic areas:

Conceptual analysis and ontology design for the Digital Humanities
- Domain ontologies or conceptual models for history, history of arts, book studies, theatre, literature, editorial practices, archaeology, musicology, cultural and natural - heritage (including architectural heritage), among others.
- Methodological aspects of ontology development for the Digital Humanities, including the need for modelling the social (contextual) dimension of both data and ontologies
- Use of ontology design patterns
- Case studies based on and lessons learned from the use of CIDOC-CRM or FRBR
- Logical and ontological analysis of CIDOC-CRM or FRBR, e.g., with respect to foundational ontologies (DOLCE, UFO, BFO, etc.)
- Application of formal ontology theories for knowledge representation or data management in the Digital Humanities
- Philosophical and sociological analysis of both digital models and modelling practices in the Digital Humanities
- Social studies on the policies towards the standardization of ontologies in the Digital Humanities

Semantic Web publishing, architectures and SW-based interaction for Cultural Heritage
- Semantic Web content creation, annotation, and extraction
- Ontology mapping, merging, and alignment
- Virtual Cultural Heritage collections
- Peer-to-peer Cultural Heritage architectures
- E-infrastructures for Cultural Heritage
- Interoperability, virtually integrated Cultural Heritage collections
- Ontology-based data access or virtual knowledge graphs
- Reasoning strategies (e.g. context, temporal, spatial)
- Search, querying, and visualization of the Cultural Heritage on the Semantic Web
- Personalized access of Cultural Heritage collections
- Context-aware information presentation
- Navigation and browsing (facets)
- Social aspects in Cultural Heritage access and presentation
- Trust and provenance issues in mixed collection and mixed vocabulary applications

Semantic Web-based applications for Cultural Heritage with clear lessons learned
- Digital Libraries
- Museums (virtual collections, mobile/ web-based museum guides)
- Tourist services
- Ambient Cultural Heritage
- Creative industries

We will accept two different types of contributions:
- Full papers for presenting original unpublished work, neither submitted to, nor accepted for, any other venue. Submitted *full papers* must not be shorter than 10 pages and must not exceed 12 pages, including bibliography.
- Short papers for presenting work in progress, brief descriptions of doctoral theses, or general overviews of research projects. Submitted *short papers* must not be shorter than 6 pages and not exceed 8 pages, including bibliography.

All the contributions to the workshop must be submitted according to the format specified at the following link: https://www.springer.com/gp/computer-science/lncs, and will be published in the Springer CCIS series. Please, note that Springer encourages authors to include their ORCIDs in their papers.

Papers should be submitted in PDF format using the EasyChair online submission system via this EasyChair Link (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=adbis2022). Be careful to select the SWODCH 2022 track for your submission.
Papers will be refereed and accepted on the basis of their scientific merit, originality and relevance to the workshop. Each paper will be reviewed by at least three Program Committee members.

Diversity and inclusion statement. We kindly ask authors to adopt inclusive language in their papers and presentations (https://dbdni.github.io/pages/inclusivewriting.html and https://dbdni.github.io/pages/inclusivetalks.html), and all participants to adopt a proper code on conduct (https://dbdni.github.io/pages/codeofconduct.html).

- Antonis Bikakis, University College London, U.K.
- Roberta Ferrario, ISTC-CNR, Italy
- Stéphane Jean, University of Poitiers - ENSMA, France
- Béatrice Markhoff, University François Rabelais de Tours, France
- Alessandro Mosca, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
- Marianna Nicolosi Asmundo, University of Catania, Italy
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