CfP - 3rd international Workshop on Semantic Digital Archives (SDA 2013)

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Call for Papers
3rd International Workshop on Semantic Digital Archives (SDA)
in conjunction with the 17th Int. Conference on Theory and Practice of
Digital Libraries (TPDL)

26th September 2013 in Valetta, Malta


The Semantic Digital Archives (SDA) workshop series fosters innovative
discussion of knowledge representation and knowledge management
solutions specifically designed for improving Archival Information
Systems (AISs). Novel applications of semantic Web technologies and
Linked Data offer possibilities to advance approaches to digital
curation and preservation.

During the last quarter of a century the explosion in digital content
creation and use has transformed the relationship individuals and
society have with information. Therefore, sustainable long-term
curation approaches to our digital cultural heritage are essential.
Handling digital content in secure ways poses many socio-cultural and
technological challenges. Changing technologies and shifting user
communities as well as the increasing complexity of digital content
being enriched with software and multimedia attachments are a couple
of examples. Addressing the obstacles to curation and preservation 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 Preservation and the Semantic Web
community. A closer dialogue between the technical oriented
communities and researchers from the (digital) humanities and social
sciences as well as cultural heritage institutions is encouraged.


We intend to have an open discussion on topics related to the general
subject of Semantic Digital Archives. Hence, we welcome contributions
that focus on, but are not limited to:

* Archival information systems (AIS)
* AIS Architectures
* Archival information infrastructure frameworks (AII)
* Ontologies & linked data for AIS, AII and digital libraries
* Logical theories for digital archives & digital preservation
* Knowledge evolution
* (Semantic) provenance models
* Contextualization of archives
* Semantic long-term storage & hardware organization for AIS & AII
* Semantic extensions of emulation/virtualization methodologies
tailored for AIS/AII
* Semantic multimedia AIS, AII & multimedia libraries
* Implementations & evaluations of (semantic) AIS, AII & semantic
digital libraries
* Preservation of scientific and research data
* Preservation of work flow processes
* Semantic search & semantic information retrieval in digital archives
and digital libraries
* Implementations and evaluations of semantic digital archives
* User studies focusing on end-user needs and information seeking
behavior of end-users (document triage)
* Web Archives
* (Semantic) Preservation Processes and Protocols
* Semantic (Web) services implementing AIS & AII
* Information integration/semantic ingest (e.g. from digital libraries)
* Trust for ingest & data security/integrity check for long-term
storage of archival records
* Semantic extensions of emulation/virtualization methodologies for
digital archives
* Migration strategies based on Semantic Web technologies Submission Details


Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research papers
related to the aforementioned topics. We invite:

* regular papers (8 to 12 pages)
* short papers (2 to 6 pages)

All submissions are required to be in PDF format. Long and short paper
submissions must be formatted according to Springerís LNCS format

Please submit your manuscript using the EasyChair online submission

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


* Deadline for submissions: June 23, 2013
* Acceptance Notification: July 28, 2013
* Camera-ready papers: August 25, 2013
* Workshop: September 26, 2013


The Organizing Committee members and the Program Committee members are
mentioned at

Further Details:

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