[globaloutlookDH-l] 2nd CfP: 3rd Workshop on Humanities in the Semantic Web - WHiSe III

Albert Meroño Peñuela albert.meronyo at gmail.com
Tue Mar 5 09:30:42 MST 2019

==== 2nd Call for Papers (WHiSe III) ====
3rd Workshop on Humanities in the Semantic Web - WHiSe III

*** DEADLINE EXTENSION: March 15, see details below ***

Date: May 20
Venue: Leipzig, Germany (co-located with LDK 2019)
Hashtag: #whise2019
Twitter: @whiseworkshop
Site: http://whise.kmi.open.ac.uk/

Workshop chairs:
- Alessandro Adamou - Data Science Institute, NUI Galway, Ireland
- Marieke van Erp - KNAW Humanities Cluster, The Netherlands
- Albert Meroño-Peñuela - Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands


The emergence of tractable and affordable methods for the collection,
enhancement and analysis of data generated en masse has helped shape
several research fields, such as social sciences, into structured research
fields. Digital Humanities are enjoying such a transformation to the point
that their very boundaries and methodological foundations are being called
into question. The quality and relevance of findings obtained from the
thorough, human-driven analysis of a few sources, compared to unsupervised
large-scale analytics on masses of data, is a fervent ongoing debate; and
yet, the latter cannot prescind from a conscious effort in shaping the
world to which the analyses need to relate. This has largely taken the form
of knowledge modelling efforts, from which many ontologies, controlled
vocabularies and conceptual models like CIDOC-CRM, the Europeana Data Model
and FRBRoo have arisen. However, other fields traditionally less reliant on
machine-readable data have seen the emergence of ‘ecological’ communities
with an approach to the Web of Data. Recent examples include the 2014 ISAW
papers for the ancient world, Transforming Musicology for music and
musicology (http://www.transforming-musicology.org/) and Linked Pasts for
history and archaeology (http://commons.pelagios.org/groups/linked-pasts/).

As these emerging research networks deal with the reality of the Semantic
Web and the ever-growing Linked Data Cloud, the WHiSe workshop series was
conceived from a reflection on the extent to which the Semantic Web
community is serving the needs of historians, philologists, cultural
critics, musicologists and other humanists that generally: (1) cannot rely
on structured data generated en masse through social networks or online
media platforms; (2) deal with vague, fragmentary, uncertain, contradictory
and yet still valuable evidence that poses a challenge even to Artificial
Intelligence research per se; (3) have good reason to value the systematic
investigation of a few sources over the (semi-)automated analytical
findings on masses of content. WHiSe addresses this need by promoting
dialogue between humanists who employ or are contemplating Semantic Web
technologies, and Semantic Web scholars providing accounts of applied
research in the Humanities. It will also be a forum for raising
opportunities to explore novel research problems that can be relevant to
both communities.

WHiSe III welcomes original research contributions crossing Humanities and
the Semantic Web. Scholars who have conducted research or developed
impactful applications are invited to submit full papers (12 pages,
Springer LNCS typeset) with appropriately evaluated contributions. WHiSe
III also welcomes short vision or position papers (6 pages, Springer LNCS
typeset) on novel challenges or approaches to existing problems.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

- Knowledge base generation from classical texts
- Linking data within and across gazetteers
- Semantic enrichment of data from historical records and biographies
- Ecosystems and process descriptions for linking data in the Humanities
- Linked Digital Libraries and semantic archives
- Ontology adoption in specific domains in the Humanities
- Computational methods for the prosopography of historical figures
- Capturing, modelling and reasoning on musical data
- The role of ontologies and controlled vocabularies in data preservation
- Criticism of Semantic Web standards from the point of view of Humanities
- Ethical issues in using Semantic Web and Linked Data and their impact on
the openness of traditional research data
- Knowledge bottlenecks and practical difficulties in using Semantic Web
technologies by Humanities scholars
- Utopian / dystopian visions of the Semantic Web of the future

Submissions in all the categories mentioned above (both full and short
papers) will be peer-reviewed by acknowledged researchers familiar with
both scientific communities. Accepted papers will be published as online
proceedings courtesy of CEUR-WS.org.


Submission deadline: Friday, March 15, 2019 (EXTENDED)
Notification to authors: Friday, April 12, 2019 (UPDATED)
Camera-ready due on: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 (UPDATED)
Workshop day: May 20, 2019

All deadlines are 23:59 Hawaii time


Papers will be evaluated according to their significance, originality,
technical content, style, clarity, and relevance to the workshop. We
welcome the following types of contributions:

- Full papers (up to 12 pages)
- Short papers (up to 6 pages)

All submissions must be PDF documents written in English and formatted
according to LNCS instructions for authors
http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0). Page limits
are inclusive of references and appendices, if any. Papers are to be
submitted through the Easychair Conference Management System (
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=whise3). Please note that paper
submissions to WHiSe III are not anonymous.

At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the workshop,
in order to present the paper there, and to the conference. For further
instructions please refer to the LDK 2019 page (http://2019.ldk-conf.org/).


Every submitted paper must represent original and unpublished work: it must
not be under review or accepted elsewhere and there must be a significantly
clear element of novelty distinguishing a submitted paper from any other
prior publication or current submission.


- Elton Barker, The Open University
- Francesca Benatti, The Open University
- Victor de Boer, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
- Gabriel Bodard, University of London
- Enrico Daga, The Open University
- Rossana Damiano, University of Turin
- Marilena Daquino, Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna
- David De Roure, University of Oxford
- Timothy Duguid, University of Glasgow
- Nicholas Gibbins, University of Southampton
- Jorge Gracia, Universidad de Zaragoza
- Paula Granados-Garcia, The Open University
- Eero Hyvönen, Aalto University and University of Helsinki (HELDIG)
- Antoine Isaac, Europeana & Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
- Ioanna Kyvernitou, National University of Ireland Galway
- Sarah Middle, The Open University
- Paul Mulholland, The Open University
- Kevin Page, University of Oxford
- Michele Pasin, Digital Science
- Silvio Peroni, Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna
- Davide Picca, University of Lausanne
- Gimena del Río Riande, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia
- Ryan Shaw, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- Rainer Simon, Austrian Institute of Technology
- Konstantin Todorov, University of Montpellier
- Francesca Tomasi, Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna
- François Vignale, Université du Maine
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