[DHd-blog] CfP: First International Workshop on Digital Humanities and Digital Curation (DHC) – November 22nd 2016, Göttingen, Germany


Ontologies are the central components of semantic tools and have been present in the art and cultural area for some time. For instance, the CIDOC Conceptual Reference Model (CRM) supports the integration, communication and the exchange of differently structured information from the cultural heritage field. Meanwhile, there are some projects that already use these semantic technologies. For instance, a project of the British Museum (http://collection.britishmuseum.org), allows the collection of all available data as Linked Open Data (LOD). Also, the implemented EU project Europeana (http://www.europeana.eu/portal/) focuses on the global accessibility of cultural information as LOD. According to the EU Commission, a prominent role for the future of the European knowledge and information society is played by sharing the electronic content. In 2009, the German Federal Government had decided to create a German Digital Library (Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek, www.deutsche-digitale-bibliothek.de), which should link numerous German cultural and scientific facilities and integrate them at European level in the Europeana.

In the 1st edition of the workshop we want to focus on the integration notions of metadata and semantic research into digital humanities and
digital curation. By allocating the workshop to the 10th conference on Metadata and Semantics Research (MTSR 2016), we believe that the workshop would gain a new audience and insight to how semantic technologies are used.

In the scope of the DHC workshop, we see the need of discussing the role of semantics and metadata in combination with the personalization and adaptation of information and knowledge. The aim of the DHC Workshop is to invite the community to a discussion in which we will try to find new creative ways to handle semantic technologies in cultural heritage, especially in digital humanities and digital curation. Furthermore, DHC aims at improving the exchange of ideas between different communities involved in research concerning, among other history, educational science, digital humantities, visualization, machine learning, information retrieval, data mining, hci, etc. The workshop is especially intended for researchers working on multidisciplinary tasks who want to discuss problems and synergies.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited, to the following aspects:

Humanities and Digital CurationSemantic-based data mining and information retrievalSemantic-based profiling, clustering and collaborative filteringUse of Semantic-based technologies in cultural heritageInformation Discovery Systems and RecommendationsUsing Text Corpora for Digital HumanitiesClassification Schemes, Taxonomies, and Categorization SchemesThesauri, Semantic Networks and OntologiesKnowledge Modeling and EngineeringAutomatic Categorization and IndexingBig Data and Digital HumanitiesVisualization, Digital Curation and Digital Humanities

Organizing Committee

Ernesto William De Luca, Georg-Eckert-Institute – Leibniz-Institute for international Textbook Research, Department „Digital Information and Research Infrastructures“, GermanyPaolo Bianchini, Università degli Studi di Torino, Department of Philosophy and Science of Education, Research Center for digitization and creation of digital libraries for the humanities, Italy

Submissions and Reviewing Process

Submission and reviewing will be managed in the EasyChair system: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dhc2016

Workshop Link http://www.mtsr-conf.org/index.php/workshops-2016 (Overview on MTSR2016)

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: November 3, 2016Notification of acceptance: November 10, 2016Camera ready due: November 17, 2016Workshop date: November 22, 2016