[PlanetKR] CfP - Workshop on Semantic Digital Archives

Livia Predoiu livia.predoiu at googlemail.com
Wed May 4 04:27:05 EST 2011

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International Workshop on “Semantic Digital Archives - sustainable
long-term curation perspectives of Cultural Heritage” to be held as
part of the 15th International Conference on Theory and Practice of
Digital Libraries (TPDL).
29.09.2011 in Berlin


The Semantic Digital Archives Workshop aims at promoting and
discussing sophisticated knowledge representation and knowledge
management solutions specifically designed for improving Archival
Information Systems.

Over the past couple of decades, digitally created content has come to
permeate all aspects of our lives and the life cycle of these objects
is increasingly exclusively digital. Therefore, sustainable long-term
curation perspectives for our digital cultural heritage are essential.
Digital content poses many socio-cultural and technological challenges
which create obstacles to long-term or indefinite preservation.
Changing technologies and shifting user communities as well as the
increasing complexity of digital content being enriched with software
and multimedia attachments are only a few examples. Dealing with these
challenges is the central theme of the workshop.

This full day workshop is an exciting opportunity for collaboration
and cross-fertilization between the Digital Libraries, the Digital
Archives and the Semantic Web community. It specifically encourages
closer dialogue between the technical oriented communities and
researchers from the (digital) humanities and social sciences as well
as cultural heritage institutions.


We intend to have an open discussion on topics related to the general
subject of Semantic Digital Archives. The following list of topics is
meant as an initial guide.
Hence, we welcome contributions that focus on, but are not limited to:

* ontologies and linked data for digital archives and digital
libraries, e.g. semantic extensions of common knowledge models of the
digital archiving and digital libraries domain, e.g. METS, EAD,
* ontologies and (semantic) web services implementing the OAIS standard
* theoretical and practical archiving frameworks extending or
replacing the OAIS standard
* logical theories for digital archives
* implementations and evaluations of digital archives
* semantic or logical provenance models for digital archives or
digital libraries
* information integration/semantic ingest (e.g. from digital libraries)
* trust for ingest and data security/integrity check for long-term
storage of archival records
* semantic search and semantic information retrieval in digital
archives and digital libraries
* visualization and exploration of digital content (stored or to be
stored in a digital archive)
* semantic extensions of emulation/virtualization methodologies
tailored for digital archives
* migration strategies based on semantic (web) technologies
* semantic long-term storage and hardware organization tailored for AIS
* (empirical) studies evaluating end-user needs and its evolution as
well as information seeking behaviour of end-user needs and its
* knowledge evolution


Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research papers
related to the aforementioned topics. We invite:
* regular papers (10 to 12 pages)
* short papers (4 to 6 pages)

All submissions are required to be in pdf format. All submissions
should be anonymous (i.e., no author names/affiliations and obvious
citations). Long and short paper submissions should be in the
Springer’s LNCS format.

Submissions are to be made via the submission web site:

Submissions will be reviewed by the three members of the Program
Committee. All papers accepted at the Semantic Digital Archives
Workshop must be presented during the Workshop by a TPDL 2011 and SDA
Workshop registered participant. All papers will be published in
workshop proceedings, which will be available as a separate
publication after the Workshop


* Deadline for Submissions: 30 June 2011

* Acceptance Notification: 30. July 2011

* Camera-ready Papers: 20. August 2011


The Organizing Committee members and a preliminary list of Program
Committee members can be found at:



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