First International Workshop on Semantic Web for Cultural Heritage
In Conjunction with 19th East-European Conference on Advances in Databases and Information Systems (ADBIS 2015)
Futuroscope, France, September 8-11, 2015
Abstract. In this talk we will introduce an ontology-based data access framework that allows to virtually integrate different databases by means of a conceptual layer (an ontology). The ontology provides a convenient query vocabulary to the user, and a unified view of the underlying data. The ontology is connected to the data sources through a declarative specification given in terms of mappings. I will illustrate how to integrate cultural data by relying on a OBDA framework. In particular, I will concentrate on the following crucial questions:
CV. Martin Rezk received his PhD in Computer Science from the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy, in 2012. Currently he is a postdoc in the Faculty of Computer Science, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, working in KRDB Research Centre for Knowledge and Data. He leads the development of the OBDA framework Ontop. His research interests include data integration, ontology-based data access, query optimisation, and knowledge representation and reasoning. His articles are published in respected journals and conferences, such as ISWC, Journal of Web Semantics, EDBT, etc. He has been involved in interdisciplinary research for some time now, exploring the practical applications of OBDA
Nowadays, Cultural Heritage is gaining a lot of attention from academic and industry perspectives. Scientific researchers, organizations, associations, schools are looking for relevant technologies for accessing, integrating, sharing, annotating, visualizing, analyzing the mine of cultural collections by considering profiles and preferences of end users.
Most cultural information systems today process data based on the syntactic level without leveraging the rich semantic structures underlying the content. Moreover, they use multiple thesauri without a formal connection between them. This situation has been identified in the 90’s when the need to build a unique interface to access huge collection of data has appeared. During the last decades, Semantic Web solutions have been proposed to explicit the semantic of data sources and make their content machine understandable and interoperable. By analyzing the most important conferences and workshops related to the Semantic Web, four main categories of topics have been identified: (i) the development of Ontologies and vocabularies dedicated to the studied domain, (ii) explicitation of collection semantics, (iii) usage of Semantic Web Cultural Heritage and (iv) applications related to Cultural Heritage.
The aim of our SW4CH Workshop is to bring together Computer Scientists, and more precisely Data Scientists, involved in Semantic Web solutions for Cultural Heritage. The goal is to exchange experiences, build a state of the art of realizations and challenges and reuse and adapt solutions that have been proposed in other domains.
We seek original and high quality submissions related to one or more of the following topics:
A volume with workshop papers will be published by Springer in the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing series (http://www.springer.com/series/11156), for distribution among workshop participants during the workshop. Camera-ready papers are to be prepared in LaTeX (detailed instructions will be provided).
The authors of the best workshop papers will be invited to prepare extended versions of their papers after the workshop. Following an additional round of reviews, the extended papers will appear in a special issue of Information System Frontiers, Springer (Factor Impact = 0.761).
Papers will be refereed and accepted on the basis of their scientific merit and relevance to the workshop. Each paper will be reviewed by at least two Program Committee members. Duplicate submissions are not allowed, i.e. submitted papers must not overlap substantially with any other papers of the same author(s) submitted elsewhere (i.e. journal, conference, workshop etc.).
Workshop papers must not exceed 10 pages in the LNCS format and must comply with the LNCS formatting guidelines available at http://www.springer.com/series/11156 (see the link "Instructions for Authors" in the right hand side).
Papers must be submitted electronically in PDF, using this link: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sw4ch2015