SWODCH-SI 2022 : Special Issue on Semantic Web and Ontology Design for Cultural Heritage
SWODCH-SI 2022 : Special Issue on Semantic Web and Ontology Design for Cultural Heritage

SWODCH-SI 2022 : Special Issue on Semantic Web and Ontology Design for Cultural Heritage

Submission Deadline: June 01, 2022
Notification of Acceptance: July 15, 2022

Call for Papers

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 - (, 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 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

- 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: July 15th, 2022

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.

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