Capture of Rich Semantic Data

Call for papers

Chairs: Piotr KUROCZYŃSKI | Stephen STEAD
(Hochschule Mainz — University of Applied Sciences, Germany | Paveprime Ltd & Delving BV, UK)

Keywords: Cultural Heritage, Artificial Intelligence, Semantic Web, Knowledge Graphs, Ontologies

This is the first of two sessions that explore the impact of twenty years of the Semantic Web on Cultural Heritage documentation. When Tim Berners-Lee laid out the foundations of the Semantic Web in 2001 his vision was of seamless integration of data across organizational, discipline, and even international borders for both humans and machine-based agents. The sessions want to capture the ideals of 2001 and transfer them to 2021, incorporating things like the FAIR-principles and the lessons learnt from visionary initiatives like Time Machine Europe.

The focus of this session is on the capture and representation of the rich semantic data necessary to enable such cross-border integration in the field of cultural heritage. Consequently, we invite both case studies and theoretical discussions of the development of human and machine-readable research data and experience in the fields of the Semantic Web, Linked Data, data modeling, and documentation standards. We welcome papers that cover any aspect of Cultural Heritage documentation including archeology, art and architecture history, conservation, and digital humanities.

We are happy to accept papers that deal with both capture and exploitation, as two linked papers split between the two sessions.

Issues of particular interest include: –

  • the documentation and dissemination of digital 3d cultural heritage
  • human and machine-readable data models (c.f. FAIR-principles)
  • standards for documentation (c.f. Linked Open Data)
  • infrastructure for documentation and publication 


Send us your submission until September 3, 2021