[PlanetKR] CFP JOCCH Special Issue: Semantic Web and Ontology Design for Cultural Heritage

Roberta Ferrario roberta.ferrario at cnr.it
Thu Jan 13 13:43:23 UTC 2022

JOCCH Special Issue: Semantic Web and Ontology Design for Cultural Heritage

This special issue follows the workshop SWODCH - Semantic Web and  
Ontology Design for Cultural Heritage -  
(https://swodch2021.inf.unibz.it/), part of the BoSK - Bolzano Summer  
of Knowledge - held virtually on September 20 and 21, 2021.
Starting from the assumption that transdisciplinarity is a key  
characteristic of the digital Cultural Heritage research field and  
that knowledge representation computational techniques are mature  
enough to provide full-fledged virtual environments to Humanities for  
a new era of digitally enabled research and teaching, the aim of the  
2021 edition of SWODCH was to create a fruitful dialogue among the  
communities of ontology designers, knowledge representation  
specialists, and Semantic Web scholars and practitioners focusing on  
digital Cultural Heritage.
Similarly, the scope of this special issue includes: philosophical and  
social analyses of Cultural Heritage data and knowledge, including  
already existing community modelling practices, as well as the  
historical and social dimensions of data and the explicit  
representation of these dimensions in a way that is transparent and  
accessible to both humans and machines. We also welcome studies of  
principled methodologies and technologies to semantically  
characterize, integrate, and reason on data and domain knowledge  
models. Finally, we invite the submission of contributions discussing  
recent experiences in developing and deploying Semantic Web solutions  
to expose, link and search Cultural Heritage data in a harmonised way,  
and to support the exploitation of already existing semantic models  
and datasets.

We invite the authors of papers that were presented at SWODCH to  
submit extended versions of their workshop papers (This generally  
means that at least 25% of the paper is material not previously  
published). We also invite any researcher or practitioner in Digital  
Cultural Heritage to submit original work related (but 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, archeology,  
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  

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

- 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

- Manuscript submission deadline: June 1st, 2022
- Manuscript review feedback: June 26, 2021

Please note that all submitted papers will be reviewed as soon as they  
are received. Accepted papers are published Online First until the  
complete Special Issue is published.

Please follow the instructions given here:  
You may skip the general description of the Topical Scope and the  
accepted type of papers, which do not apply to Special Issues, for  
which there is a deadline as indicated in the present Call for Papers.  
Only the formatting and submission instructions are relevant in this  
case. When choosing the type of paper, select: "Special Issue:  
Semantic Web and Ontology Design for Cultural Heritage".

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