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Extended Deadline CfP Semantic Digital Archives (Special Issue of Int. J. on Digital Libraries)

From: Livia Predoiu <livia.predoiu@googlemail.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Dec 2013 17:14:40 +0000
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Call for Papers

Special Issue on Semantic Digital Archives
International Journal on Digital Libraries

*** Extended Deadline until December 31, 2013 ***


Archival Information Systems (AIS) are becoming increasingly important. For
decades, the amount of content created digitally is growing and its
complete life cycle nowadays tends to remain digital. A selection of this
content is expected to be of value for the future and can thus be
considered being part of our cultural heritage. As soon as these digital
publications become obsolete, but are still deemed to be of value in the
future, they have to be transferred smoothly into appropriate AIS where
they need to be kept accessible even through changing technologies.

This focused issue arises from issues covered by the SDA workshop series (
http://sda2013.dke-research.de/) and invites submissions from all
researchers.  The workshop series has shown that both the library and the
archiving community have made valuable contributions to the management of
huge amounts of knowledge and data. However, both are approaching this
topic from different views which shall be brought together to
cross-fertilize each other. The Semantic Web is another research area that
provides promising technical solutions for knowledge representation and
management. At the forefront of making the semantic web a mature and
applicable reality is the linked data initiative, which already has started
to be adopted by the library community. Semantic representations of
contextual knowledge about cultural heritage objects will enhance
organization and access of data and knowledge. In order to achieve a
comprehensive investigation, the information seeking and document triage !
 behaviors of users (an area also classified under the field of Human
Computer Interaction) are also important to provide a comprehensive
investigation of the research topic.

This special issue will solicit high quality papers that demonstrate
exceptional achievements on Semantic Digital Archives, including but not
limited to:
- Archival Information systems (AIS) and Archival Information
Infrastructures (AII) in general
- Architectures and Frameworks for AIS and AII
- Contextualization of digital archives, museums and digital libraries
- Ontologies & linked data for AIS, AII, museums and digital libraries
- Logical theories for digital archives & digital preservation
- Knowledge evolution
- Semantic temporal analytics
- (Semantic) provenance models
- CIDOC CRM and extensions
- Semantic long-term storage & hardware organization for AIS & AII &
digital libraries
- Semantic extensions of emulation/virtualization methodologies tailored
for AIS & AII & digital libraries
- Implementations & evaluations of (semantic) AIS, AII, semantic digital
museums & semantic digital libraries
- Preservation of scientific and research data
- Preservation of work flow processes
- Appraisal and selection of content
- Semantic search & information retrieval in digital archives, digital
museums and digital libraries
- User studies focusing on end-user needs and information seeking behavior
of end-users
- User interfaces for (semantic) AIS, AII, digital museums & semantic
digital libraries
- formalizations for changes in (designated) user communities
- Semantic multimedia AIS, AII, multimedia museums & multimedia libraries
- Web Archives
- Specialized AIS & AII for specific services like Twitter, etc.
- (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
- Migration strategies based on Semantic Web technologies
- Legal issues


Important Dates
Paper Submission deadline: December 31, 2013 (Deadline Extended)
First notification:        March 31, 2014
Revision submission:       May 31, 2014
Second notification:       July 31, 2014
Final version submission:  August 31, 2014


Thomas Risse, University of Hannover & L3S Research Center, Germany
(contact person)
Livia Predoiu, University of Oxford, UK
Annett Mitschick, University of Dresden, Germany
Andreas Nürnberger, University of Magdeburg, Germany
Seamus Ross, University of Toronto, Canada


Papers submitted to this special issue for possible publication must be
original and must not be under consideration for publication in any other
journal or conference. Previously published or accepted conference papers
must contain at least 30% new material to be considered for the special
issue. All papers are to be submitted by referring to
http://www.springer.com/799. At the beginning of the submission, under
“Article Type”, please select the appropriate special issue. All
manuscripts must be prepared according to the journal publication
guidelines which can also be found on the website provided above. Papers
will be reviewed following the journal standard review process.

The PDF version of the cfp can be found on
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