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SWODCH 2024 : 4th International Workshop on Semantic Web and Ontology Design for Cultural Heritage


When Oct 30, 2024 - Oct 31, 2024
Where Tours, France
Submission Deadline Aug 26, 2024
Notification Due Sep 23, 2024
Final Version Due Sep 30, 2024
Categories    digital humanities   semantic web   ontologies   knowledge representation

Call For Papers

4th International Workshop on Semantic Web and Ontology Design for Cultural Heritage, SWODCH 2024
October 30-31, 2024, Tours, France

SWODCH 2024 is the fourth edition of the International Workshop on Semantic Web and Ontology Design for Cultural Heritage. The purpose of the workshop is two-fold: First, it aims to gather foundational research work on the design of conceptual models, knowledge graphs, ontologies, and Semantic Web (SW) technologies for Cultural Heritage (CH) and the Digital Humanities (DH). A plethora of heterogeneous and multi-format data currently available in these domains asks for principled methodologies and technologies to semantically characterise, integrate, and reason with data, and to support their retrieval, management, analysis and visualisation. We also welcome philosophical and sociological analyses of data, knowledge representation models and modelling practices in CH and DH, possibly taking into account the social or historical dimensions of data. Second, SWODCH aims to bring together stakeholders from various fields of Computer Science and the Humanities, involved in the development and deployment of concrete SW solutions for CH, efficiently building, managing, exploring, visualising or mining CH knowledge graphs. More than 20 years after the beginning of this century, any SW solution should be designed according to the FAIR principles and the workshop supports the creation of datasets and applications that respect and are compliant with these principles.

- Paper submission deadline: August 26, 2024
- Notification of acceptance: September 23, 2024
- Camera-ready papers: September 30, 2024
- Workshop Date: October 30-31, 2024

SWODCH 2024 will take place in Tours, France.
It will echo the start of ECHOES, a HORIZON-Europe project led by the CNRS under the scientific coordination of the director of the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme Val de Loire localized in Tours. Its aim is to create a shared digital environment with and for tangible and intangible cultural heritage communities, an environment underpinned by knowledge engineering and semantic Web. Other national and international networks having SWODCH-related themes may plan to meet on this occasion (see below).
Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

Conceptual analysis and ontology design for the Digital Humanities
- Domain ontologies or conceptual models for different fields of Humanities
- Methodological aspects of ontology development for the DH
- Application of formal ontology theories in the DH
- Case studies and lessons learnt from the use of standard ontologies (e.g. CIDOC-CRM)
- Logical and ontological analysis of CIDOC-CRM or FRBR, e.g., with respect to foundational ontologies (DOLCE, UFO, BFO, etc.)
- Philosophical and sociological analysis of digital models and modelling practices in DH
- Social studies on the policies towards the standardisation of ontologies in DH

Semantic Web Technologies and Applications for Cultural Heritage
- SW technologies for CH content creation, annotation and extraction
- SW architectures and infrastructures for CH
- Interoperability of CH collections
- Applying the FAIR data principles to CH data
- CH knowledge graphs
- Searching, querying and visualising CH data on the SW
- Ontology-based access to CH data
- Publishing CH data on the Web
- Navigating through and browsing CH data on the Web
- SW solutions for trust and provenance issues in CH
- SW applications for digital libraries, museums, tourism, the creative industries, etc.

We will accept two different types of contributions:
- Full papers for presenting original unpublished work, neither submitted to nor accepted for presentation at any other venue. Submitted *full papers* should be between 10 and 12 pages, including references.
- Short papers for presenting work in progress, brief descriptions of doctoral theses, or general overviews of research projects. Submitted *short papers* should be between 6 and 8 pages, including references.

All contributions to the workshop must be submitted according to the 1-column CEUR-ART style format. The style files for this format are available at An Overleaf page is also available for LaTeX users:

Papers should be submitted in PDF format through this link:

Papers will be reviewed on the basis of their scientific merit, originality and relevance to the workshop. Each paper will be reviewed by at least three Program Committee members.

Diversity and inclusion statement. We kindly ask authors to adopt inclusive language in their papers and presentations ( and, and all participants to adopt a proper code on conduct (

Accepted papers will be published in a CEUR-WS volume.
We will also organise a special issue on the topics of the workshop for the Semantic Web journal. Authors of accepted workshop papers will be encouraged to submit longer versions of their workshop papers to the special issue.

The workshop will include a project networking session, which will bring together researchers or professionals working on relevant research projects to share knowledge and experiences from their projects and discuss available funding opportunities and possible future collaborations.

- Antonis Bikakis, University College London, U.K.
- Roberta Ferrario, ISTC-CNR, Italy
- Stéphane Jean, University of Poitiers - ENSMA, France
- Béatrice Markhoff, University of Tours, France
- Alessandro Mosca, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
- Marianna Nicolosi Asmundo, University of Catania, Italy

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