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SW4CH - 2018 : 3rd International Workshop on Semantic Web for Cultural Heritage


When Jun 3, 2018 - Jun 4, 2018
Where Heraklion, Greece
Submission Deadline Mar 2, 2018
Notification Due Apr 13, 2018
Final Version Due Apr 27, 2018
Categories    semantic web   cultural heritage   digital humanities   cultural informatics

Call For Papers

Third International Workshop on Semantic Web for Cultural Heritage (SW4CH 2018)
In conjunction with ESWC 2018, June 3-4, Heraklion, Crete, Greece


Cultural Heritage (CH) is gaining a lot of attention from academic and industry perspectives. Scientific researchers, organisations, associations, and schools are looking for appropriate technologies for annotating, integrating, sharing, accessing, analysing and visualising the mine of cultural collections and, more generally, cultural data, taking also into account the profiles and preferences of end users. Several national and European research and innovation project have been launched to these directions. A fundamental challenge that many of these projects deal with is how to make Cultural Heritage data, which is typically made available in diverse languages and formats, mutually interoperable, so that it can be searched, linked, and presented in a harmonised way across the boundaries of a Cultural Heritage institution. Early solutions were based on the syntactic or structural level of data, without leveraging the rich semantic structures underlying the content. During the last decades, solutions based on the principles and technologies of the Semantic Web have been proposed to explicitly represent the semantics of data sources and make both their content and their semantics machine operable and interoperable. In parallel, resources such as the CIDOC-CRM ecosystem have matured. As institutions bring their data to the Semantic Web level, the tasks of integrating, sharing, analysing and visualising data are now to be conceived in this new and very rich framework.

The aim of the SW4CH workshop is to bring together Computer Scientists, Data Scientists and Digital Humanities researchers and practitioners involved in the development or deployment of Semantic Web solutions for Cultural Heritage. The goal is to provide a forum, where people from these fields will have the opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences, present state of the art of realisations and outcomes of relevant projects, and discuss related challenges and solutions.


We seek original and high quality submissions related (but not limited) to one or more of the following topic areas:

- SW vocabularies and ontologies for CH
- SW-based interaction with CH data
- SW applications for CH
- SW techniques, services and architectures of CH

A more detailed list of topics is available at the workshop website:


- Paper submission: 2 March 2018
- Notification: 13 April 2018
- Camera ready version: 27 April 2018
- Workshop: 3-4 June 2018


Submitted papers must not exceed 10 pages in the LNCS format and must comply with the LNCS formatting guidelines available at Papers will be refereed and accepted on the basis of their scientific merit, originality and relevance to the workshop. Each paper will be reviewed by at least two Program Committee members.
Papers must be submitted electronically in PDF, using this link:


Accepted papers will be published in a CEUR-WS volume. Selected papers may also be included in the supplementary proceedings of ESWC 2018, which will appear in the Springer LNCS series. We are currently in discussion with journals about publishing extended versions of selected workshop papers as a special issue.


- Antonis Bikakis (, Department of Information Studies, University College London, U.K.
- Béatrice Markhoff (, LI, University François Rabelais de Tours, France
- Alessandro Mosca (, SIRIS Academic, S.L., Barcelona, Spain
- Stéphane Jean (, LIAS/ENSMA and University of Poitiers, France

More information about SW4CH 2018, including the PC and previous editions of the workshop are available at:

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