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SWODCH 2023 : 3rd International Workshop on Semantic Web and Ontology Design for Cultural Heritage


When Nov 6, 2023 - Nov 6, 2023
Where Athens
Submission Deadline Aug 25, 2023
Categories    semantic web   ontology design   cultural heritage   digital humanities

Call For Papers

3rd International Workshop on Semantic Web and Ontology Design for Cultural Heritage (SWODCH 2023)@ISWC 2023, 22nd International Semantic Web Conference
November 6/7, 2023, Athens, Greece

SWODCH 2023 is the third edition of the International Workshop on Semantic Web and Ontology Design for Cultural Heritage. The purpose of the workshop is two-fold: First, it aims to gather foundational research work on the design of conceptual models, knowledge graphs, ontologies, and Semantic Web (SW) technologies for Cultural Heritage (CH) and the Digital Humanities (DH). A plethora of heterogeneous and multi-format data currently available in these domains asks for principled methodologies and technologies to semantically characterise, integrate, and reason with data, and to support their retrieval, management, analysis and visualisation. We also welcome philosophical and sociological analyses of data, knowledge representation models and modelling practices in CH and DH, possibly taking into account the social or historical dimensions of data. Second, SWODCH aims to bring together stakeholders from various fields of Computer Science and the Humanities, involved in the development and deployment of concrete SW solutions for CH, efficiently building, managing, exploring, visualising or mining CH knowledge graphs. More than 20 years after the beginning of this century, any SW solution should be designed according to the FAIR principles and the workshop supports the creation of datasets and applications that respect and are compliant with these principles.

- Paper submission deadline: August 25, 2023
- Notification of acceptance: September 22, 2023
- Camera-ready papers: September 29, 2023
- Workshop Date: November 6/7, 2023

SWODCH 2023 will be co-located with the 22nd International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2023) in Athens, Greece.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

Conceptual analysis and ontology design for the Digital Humanities
- Domain ontologies or conceptual models for different fields of Humanities
- Methodological aspects of ontology development for the DH
- Application of formal ontology theories in the DH
- Case studies and lessons learnt from the use of standard ontologies (e.g. CIDOC-CRM)
- Logical and ontological analysis of CIDOC-CRM or FRBR, e.g., with respect to foundational ontologies (DOLCE, UFO, BFO, etc.)
- Philosophical and sociological analysis of digital models and modelling practices in DH
- Social studies on the policies towards the standardisation of ontologies in DH

Semantic Web Technologies and Applications for Cultural Heritage
- SW technologies for CH content creation, annotation and extraction
- SW architectures and infrastructures for CH
- Interoperability of CH collections
- Applying the FAIR data principles to CH data
- CH knowledge graphs
- Searching, querying and visualising CH data on the SW
- Ontology-based access to CH data
- Publishing CH data on the Web
- Navigating through and browsing CH data on the Web
- SW solutions for trust and provenance issues in CH
- SW applications for digital libraries, museums, tourism, the creative industries, etc.

We will accept two different types of contributions:
- Full papers for presenting original unpublished work, neither submitted to nor accepted for presentation at any other venue. Submitted *full papers* should be between 10 and 12 pages, including references.
- Short papers for presenting work in progress, brief descriptions of doctoral theses, or general overviews of research projects. Submitted *short papers* should be between 6 and 8 pages, including references.

All contributions to the workshop must be submitted according to the 1-column CEUR-ART style format. The style files for this format are available at An Overleaf page is also available for LaTeX users:

Papers should be submitted in PDF format through this link:

Papers will be reviewed 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.

Accepted papers will be published in a CEUR-WS volume. We are in discussions with the editors of a journal to organise a special issue with extended versions of selected papers after the end of the workshop.

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

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