[AISWorld] 1st Call for Papers: 1st International Workshop on Ontologies for Digital Humanities and their Social Analysis (WODHSA)

Roberta Ferrario roberta.ferrario at cnr.it
Tue Feb 26 12:14:48 EST 2019


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*CALL FOR PAPERS (CFP)*

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1st International Workshop on Ontologies for Digital Humanities and 
their Social Analysis (WODHSA)


WODHSA 2019 Webpage: http://www.loa.istc.cnr.it/WODHSA/


Part of The Joint Ontology WOrkshops (JOWO) Episode V: The Styrian 
Autumn of Ontology.


The Joint Ontology WOrkshops (JOWO) is a venue of workshops that, 
together, address a wide spectrum of topics related to ontology 
research, ranging from Cognitive Science to Knowledge Representation, 
Natural Language Processing, Artificial Intelligence, Logic, Philosophy, 
and Linguistics.


JOWO 2019 Webpage: https://www.iaoa.org/jowo/2019/


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DEFINITION AND SCOPE OF WODHSA 2019

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The purpose of the workshop is twofold: on the one hand, to gather 
original research work about both application and theoretical issues 
emerging in the elaboration of conceptual models, ontologies, and 
Semantic Web technologies for the Digital Humanities (DH) and, on the 
other hand, to collect studies on the philosophical and social impact of 
such models.


Concerning the former aim, a plethora of heterogeneous and multi-format 
data – including 3D models, photos, audio records, and documents on 
paper – is currently available in the Digital Humanities domain. Such 
huge amount of information, retrieved from different sources and 
contexts, disseminated in different and often isolated places, asks for 
principled methodologies and technologies to semantically characterize 
and possibly integrate data and data models for analysis, visualization, 
retrieval, and other purposes. Moreover, dedicated automated reasoning 
tools allow one to prove the consistency of conceptual models and to 
extract implicit information present in data to gain a deeper knowledge 
of the application domain at stake. Hence, research efforts towards the 
application or use of reasoning engines is of vital relevance.


With respect to the second aim, the workshop welcomes contributions that 
look at ontologies and conceptual models for the DH from a broader 
philosophical or sociological perspective and contextualize them within 
the debate on digital technologies or models in philosophy or science 
and technology studies (STS). The contributions are expected to analyze 
ontologies and conceptual models for the Digital Humanities, i.e., to 
shed some light on the (social, economic, political, etc.)interests that 
drive the development and adoption of computer models in the DH and the 
impact on the involved stakeholders and society at large.


The complementary character of these two kinds of contributions should 
allow both modelers and users to be more aware of the modeling choices 
behind models and applications and of the theories that constitute the 
background of such choices. This would enhance transparency and 
reliability of the adopted models and thus understanding and trust on 
the side of stakeholders and users.



Examples of research questions which would be interesting to discuss at 
the workshop:


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    What are the current challenges concerning the management of
    knowledge or data for the Digital Humanities?


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    What is the state of art about the use of ontologies and Semantic
    Web technologies in the Digital Humanities?


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    How do we model, characterize, and possibly integrate knowledge and
    data for the Digital Humanities?


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    What are the core concepts and relations that ontologies for the
    Digital Humanities need to cover? Are these concepts well
    conceptualized and represented in the ontologies currently available?


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    Can foundational ontologies or theories of formal ontology (e.g.,
    mereology, theories of events, objects, qualities, etc.) support
    knowledge representation or data management tasks for the Digital
    Humanities?


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    How do we deal with the temporal dimension of Digital Humanities
    data sets, e.g., with the representation of historic events and past
    objects?


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    How do we deal with uncertain or fuzzy information in DH domains
    (e.g, uncertain discovery place of an archaeological find, fuzzy
    execution date of an artwork, etc.)?


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    Is there the need for coordinated national or international efforts
    towards the integration of ontologies or data models for the DH?


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    Which is the impact of the use of digital technologies for scholars
    in the humanities, and for  users and stakeholders?


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    Which is the impact of modeling choices on the DH domains at stake
    and on their users and stakeholders?


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TOPICS OF INTEREST

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Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):


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    The use of ontologies, conceptual models,or knowledge graphsfor
    modeling, accessing, integrating, or reasoning over knowledge and
    data for e-culture portals, museums, archives, and libraries, among
    others. Research domains of interest include history, history of
    arts, theatre, literature, archeology, musicology, natural and
    cultural heritage (including architectural heritage), among others.


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    The use of standard conceptual models for the DH such asCIDOC-CRMor
    FRBR. The workshop welcomes the analysis, comparison, or integration
    of such standard models with respect to foundational ontologies such
    as BFO, DOLCE, or UFO among others, as well as formal ontology theories.


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    The use of ontology design patternsto support the development of
    ontologies for the DH.


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    The use of reasoninginference mechanisms to guarantee data
    consistency with respect to knowledge models or to reveal hidden
    information stored in the data.


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    Research and application challenges arising from the
    digitalizationof DH data and their management through ontology-based
    information systems or applications.


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    The development of ontology-based information systemsfor the DH. We
    particularly welcome research or application papers exploiting the
    reasoning capabilities of Semantic Web ontologies, or using
    ontologies in tandem with relational databases (OBDAapproaches).


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    Sociologicalanalysis, modeling practices, and/or impact of the use
    of computer-based technologies (e.g., virtual reality for museums)
    in the DH.


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    Philosophical analysis of models and modeling practices in the DH.


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    Social studieson the policies towards thestandardizationof
    ontologies in the DH.




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IMPORTANT DATES

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- Submission deadline: April 30, 2019

- Review notification: June 15, 2019

- Camera ready: July 15, 2019

- Workshop: September 23-25 (one day)


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ACCEPTED SUBMISSIONS

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We welcome two types of submissions:


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    Research articles (not exceeding 12 pages, including the
    bibliography) for presenting original unpublished work, neither
    submitted to, nor accepted for, any other venue.

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    Extended abstracts (not exceeding 6 pages, including the
    bibliography) for presenting work in progress, brief descriptions of
    doctoral theses, or general overviews of research projects. However,
    please notice that, as a requisite for having the abstract published
    in the CEUR proceedings, this cannot be shorter than 5 pages in the
    IOS Press formatting template.


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SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

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Papers should be submitted non-anonymously in PDF format following IOS 
Press formatting guidelines (downloadable here: 
https://www.iospress.nl/service/authors/latex-and-word-tools-for-book-authors/).


Papers should be uploaded via Easy Chair:

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=jowo2019



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PUBLICATION

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Articles and abstracts will be published by CEUR workshop proceedings 
(http://ceur-ws.org/index.html). For previous editions of JOWO 
proceedings, see https://www.iaoa.org/jowo/


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WORKSHOP ORGANIZATION

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Marianna Nicolosi Asmundo, University of Catania, Italy;

Roberta Ferrario, Laboratory for Applied Ontology, ISTC-CNR, Italy;

Emilio M. Sanfilippo, Le Studium, Loire Valley Institute for Advanced 
Studies, France.

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PROGRAM COMMITTEE

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Alessandro Adamou (National University of Ireland, Galway)

Valentina Bartalesi (ISTI-CNR, Pisa)

Arianna Betti (University of Amsterdam)

Enrico Daga (The Open University)

Øyvind Eide (University of Cologne)

Adam Fedyniuk (Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun)

Leif Isaksen (University of Exeter)

Ludger Jansen (Ruhr University, Bochum)

Albert Meroño Peñuela (University of Amsterdam)

Alessandro Mosca (SIRIS Lab Research)

Silvio Peroni (University of Bologna)

Antonella Poggi (Università la Sapienza, Roma)

Giuseppe Primiero (Università degli Studi di Milano)

Maria Rosaria Stufano Melone (Politecnico di Bari)

Viola Schiaffonati (Politecnico di Milano)

Perrine Thuringer (University of Tours)

Jouni Tuominen (University of Helsinki)


For any enquiry on WODHSA, please send an email to:WODHSA at loa.istc.cnr.it

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