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CFP: Semantic Web for Cultural Heritage Workshop (SW4CH’15) in conjunction with ADBIS’15

From: Stéphane Jean <jean@ensma.fr>
Date: Fri, 10 Apr 2015 16:30:39 +0200
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The first Semantic Web for Cultural Heritage workshop (SW4CH’15),
In conjunction with ADBIS’2015 / Poitiers, France / September 8-11, 2015

*** Proceedings to be published by Springer in the Advances in 
Intelligent Systems and Computing series 
(http://www.springer.com/series/11156) ***   *** Best papers to be 
published in a special issue of Information System Frontiers, Springer 
(Factor Impact = 0.761) ***

* Paper submission: April 24, 2015
* Paper notification: June 1, 2015
* Camera-ready paper: June 13, 2015
* Workshop: September 8, 2015

Nowadays, Cultural Heritage is gaining a lot of attention from academic 
and industry perspectives. Scientific researchers, organizations, 
associations, schools are looking for relevant technologies for 
accessing, integrating, sharing, annotating, visualizing, analyzing the 
mine of cultural collections by considering profiles and preferences of 
end users.
Most cultural information systems today process data based on the 
syntactic level without leveraging the rich semantic structures 
underlying the content. Moreover, they use multiple thesauri without a 
formal connection between them. This situation has been identified in 
the 90’s when the need to build a unique interface to access huge 
collection of data has appeared. During the last decades, Semantic Web 
solutions have been proposed to explicit the semantic of data sources 
and make their content machine understandable and interoperable. By 
analyzing the most important conferences and workshops related to the 
Semantic Web, four main categories of topics have been identified: (i) 
the development of Ontologies and vocabularies dedicated to the studied 
domain, (ii) explicitation of collection semantics, (iii) usage of 
Semantic Web Cultural Heritage and (iv) applications related to Cultural 
The aim of our SW4CH Workshop is to bring together Computer Scientists, 
and more precisely Data Scientists, involved in Semantic Web solutions 
for Cultural Heritage. The goal is to exchange experiences, build a 
state of the art of realizations and challenges and reuse and adapt 
solutions that have been proposed in other domains.

We seek original and high quality submissions related to one or more of 
the following topics:
Development of Ontologies and Vocabularies
* User Requirements life cycle for Cultural Heritage
* Vocabularies, metadata schemas, and ontologies
* Semantic Web content creation, annotation, and extraction
* Ontology creation, extraction, and evolution
* Ontology mapping, merging, and alignment
* Use and development of standards, such as SKOS, VRA, etc.
* Developments and applications of the CIDOC Conceptual Reference Model 
* Virtual Cultural Heritage collections
* Integration of virtual and physical collections
* Use of common vocabularies for Cultural Heritage
* Ontology design patterns for Cultural Heritage
Explicitation of Semantics of Cultural Heritage
* Search, query, and visualization of the Cultural Heritage on the 
Semantic Web
* Search of virtual and integrated Cultural Heritage collections
* Personalized access of Cultural Heritage collections
* Contex-aware information presentation
* Navigation and browsing
* Facet browsers
* Interactive user interfaces
* Social aspects in Cultural Heritage access and presentation
* Trust and provenance issues in mixed collection and mixed vocabulary 
Usage of Semantic Web
* Creative industries
* Municipality public services
* Tourist services
* Museums
* Digital Libraries
* Integration of virtual and physical collections
* Ambient Cultural Heritage
* Mobile museum guides
* Web-based museum guides
Applications of Semantic Web technologies in Cultural Heritage
* Domain ontologies
* User and context ontologies
* Reasoning strategies (e.g. context, temporal, spatial)
* Robust and scalable knowledge management and reasoning on the Web
* Machine learning and NLP techniques
* Applications with clear lessons learned
* Semantic Web technologies for multimedia content
* Cultural Heritage services
* Semantic Web architectures for Cultural Heritage
* Peer-to-peer Cultural Heritage architectures
* Data and Information Systems Integration and Interoperability

Authors are invited to submit unpublished original work. Submitted 
papers must use the LNCS style 
(http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html) and may not exceed 10 
pages. Papers will be submitted electronically in PDF, using this link: 

Program Co-Chairs: Béatrice Bouchou Markhoff, Université François 
Rabelais de Tours, France, and Stéphane Jean, LIAS/ENSMA and University 
of Poitiers, France
Other members of the organization, including the Program Committee, can 
be found at: http://SW4CH2015.ensma.fr/
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