CfP: Workshop on Scholarly Digital Editions, Graph Data-Models and Semantic Web Technologies

03.06.2019 Add to calendar

Call for Papers

Digital texts processed by machines are linear strings of characters, but in most research activities in the Humanities (philology, linguistics, corpus-based analysis, cultural heritage, etc.) we store them in databases and we add markup to the text, that is a kind of intelligence made computable thanks to the use of widespread data-models, formats and standards.
In the last decades, the popularity of graph data-models has increased, in accordance with the semantic web proposition and the development of standards such as RDF and OWL. Graph databases, in the form of triple stores (such as Graph-DB) or of labeled-property-graphs (Neo4j), are regarded as powerful and flexible solutions by research and cultural institutions, and private companies alike.

The workshop is held to explore possible interactions between digital texts, the graph data-model, scholarly editions and the semantic web. The combinations of these objects/concepts, pursued in the last decades, remains experimental to date, and it represents one of the possible development for the field of digital scholarly editing.

Contributions on one or more of the following topics are particularly welcome:
- the conceptualization of text as graph;
- the use of graph-databases for digital editions;
- the semantic web resources for building digital scholarly editions;
- the interoperability among digital texts through Linked Data Vocabularies;
- the integration of graph flavoured data into xml documents.

We welcome contributions from those involved in the development of tailor-made solutions for small scale projects as well as of large-scale infrastructure, focused on the theory and/or on the practice of this happy or unhappy combination.
The workshop includes presentations and a working group session. Please note that the word 'workshop' means here a place for sharing ongoing research and not a hands-on training.

Abstract submission & Publication
We invite researchers to submit abstracts for a 30 mins contribution (20 mins + 10 mins Q&A) by December 9, 2018. Abstracts will be reviewed double-blind by the members of the scientific committee, and all submissions will receive several independent reviews. Instructions for formatting and submitting abstracts will be published in September 2018.

Notifications of acceptance will be sent by January 14, 2019. The authors of accepted abstracts should send a camera-ready version of their paper by April 15, 2019. The papers will be made available on the workshop platform. Before the workshop, the papers will be paired and a discussant will be assigned to each participant. The discussant must prepare two questions, that the corresponding author will receive twenty days before the workshop and should address in her/his presentation.
Instructions for formatting and submitting camera-ready papers will follow.

The authors of accepted contributions will be invited to submit a revised paper after the conference, to be published in an open-access, electronic conference volume endowed with persistent identifiers.

Full call of paper
Please see the full call for papers including details about the scientific committee here:

Organised by: 
Elena Spadini (University of Lausanne, CRLR), Francesca Tomasi (Università di Bologna)
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