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Final CFP - NEW: EXTENDED DEADLINE - Semantic Web Journal - Special Issue on "Semantic Web and Reasoning for Cultural Heritage and Digital Libraries"

From: Dimitrios Koutsomitropoulos <kotsomit@hpclab.ceid.upatras.gr>
Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2011 18:23:36 +0200
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Final Call for Papers 


***NEW: EXTENDED DEADLINE February 14th, 2011***


Semantic Web Journal 

(URL:  <http://www.semantic-web-journal.net/>

Special Issue on

Semantic Web and Reasoning for Cultural Heritage and Digital Libraries








Short URL: 

 <http://bit.ly/a6HmTk> http://bit.ly/a6HmTk








During the past few years, great and continually increasing scientific
interest has been paid towards the efficient dissemination and management of
the world's cultural assets on the Web. As more and more cultural heritage
institutions tend to exploit World Wide Web's technologies in order to
render their collections globally available, integrated access to this vast
amount of content has become an imperative need. Traditionally, the main
requisite for integrating diverse resources has been syntactic
interoperability. However, in the more knowledge-intensive world of the
Semantic Web a number of powerful techniques are offering the promise of
knowledge-based management and retrieval instead of mere syntactic data
exchange. In particular, techniques for obtaining semantic interoperability
and reasoning over metadata and ontologies have been proven powerful tools
towards this direction.


In the cultural heritage field, significant efforts have been initiated for
achieving semantic-aware data integration, but many issues are still under
discussion and problems remain unsolved. Hundreds of existing digital
libraries and repository systems, responsible for gathering and
disseminating digital objects originating from cultural assets, still lack
common standards and best practices for properly ingesting and publishing
knowledge. The community is looking for powerful semantic search and
navigation mechanisms able to efficiently retrieve and interlink
distributed, heterogeneous knowledge about cultural heritage. In addition,
it is not clear what might be the most suitable evaluation techniques for
analyzing the suggested methods and tools. 







This special issue solicits contributions to the open problems of publishing
cultural content on the Semantic Web, such as innovative techniques, tools, 

case studies, comparisons, and theoretical advances. The papers should
consider and present contributions towards representing semantic aspects of 

cultural heritage information in the web environment, i.e. aspects of
modeling, creating, aggregating, managing, publishing, and using content on 

the Semantic Web in the cultural heritage field.



In particular, topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the


    - Semantic-enabled search and recommending

    - Reasoning over cultural heritage information

    - Semantic content creation and annotation

    - Semantic integration of heterogeneous and contradicting information

    - Ontologies and vocabularies for cultural heritage

    - Linked heritage data and its applications

    - Semantic aging and ontology evolution

    - Evaluation of semantic techniques and systems

    - Web 2.0, collaborative systems, tagging, and user feedback

    - Semantic and mental maps of interlinked cultural content

    - Visualization techniques and paradigms

    - Success reports of in-use applications and projects







High-quality papers containing original research results on the above and
related topics are solicited. Extended versions of papers previously 

published in conferences and workshops are also welcome, provided that they
are substantially expanded and improved. Authors should submit a manuscript 

through the Semantic Web Journal on-line system, following the guidelines
available at:  <http://www.semantic-web-journal.net/authors>
http://www.semantic-web-journal.net/authors. Manuscripts 

should have a length of 15-25 pages in IOS Press format. All submissions
will undergo an open review process, according to the standards of the 

Semantic Web Journal.




Important Dates



14/2/2011: Extended Submission Deadline

15/4/2011: Author Notification

16/5/2011: Final Revisions

Summer 2011: Special Issue Publication




Guest Editors



Dimitrios A. Koutsomitropoulos

    High Performance Information Systems Laboratory

    Computer Engineering and Informatics Dpt.

    University of Patras 

    Patras-Rio, Greece

    E-mail:  <mailto:kotsomit@hpclab.ceid.upatras.gr>


Eero Hyvonen

    Semantic Computing Research Group

    Department of Media Technology

    School of Science and Technology

    Aalto University


    E-mail:  <mailto:eero.hyvonen@tkk.fi> eero.hyvonen@tkk.fi


Theodore S. Papatheodorou

    High Performance Information Systems Laboratory

    Computer Engineering and Informatics Dpt.

    University of Patras

    Patras-Rio, Greece

    E-mail:  <mailto:tsp@hpclab.ceid.upatras.gr> tsp@hpclab.ceid.upatras.gr




Editorial Review Board



    - Harith Alani, the Open University, UK

    - Andreas Andreou, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus

    - Panayiotis Bozanis, University of Thessaly, Greece

    - Kate Byrne, University of Edinburgh, UK

    - Christodoulos Chamzas, University of Thrace, Greece

    - Andrea D'Andrea, CISA Orientale University, Italy

    - Christophe Dupriez, DESTIN SSEB, Belgium

    - Achille Felicetti, PIN Prato, Italy

    - Kate Fernie, MDR Partners, UK

    - Antoine Isaac, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands

    - Sarantos Kapidakis, Ionian University, Greece

    - Tomi Kauppinen, University of Muenster, Germany

    - Stefanos Kollias, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

    - Werner Kuhn, University of Muenster, Germany

    - Ray Larson, University of California, Berkeley, USA

    - Thea Lindquist, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA

    - Jacco van Ossenbrucken, CWI, the Netherlands

    - Bijan Parsia, Clark & Parsia LLC, USA

    - Tuukka Ruotsalo, University of California, Berkeley, USA

    - Christoph Schlieder, Bamberg University, Germany

    - Miguel-Angel Sicilia, University of Alcala, Spain

    - Rainer Simon, Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria

    - Giorgos Stoilos, University of Oxford, UK

    - Axel Vitzthum, Digicult SH, Germany
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