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Call for Papers
5th International Workshop on Semantic Digital Archives (SDA 2015)
in conjunction with the 19th Int. Conference on Theory and Practice of
Digital Libraries (TPDL 2015)

18th September 2015 in Poznan, Poland


The Semantic Digital Archives (SDA) workshop series fosters innovative
discussion of knowledge representation and knowledge management solutions
specifically designed for improving Archival Information Systems (AIS) and
Archival Information Infrastructures (AII). Novel applications of semantic
Web technologies and Linked Data offer possibilities to advance approaches
to digital curation and preservation.

During the last quarter of a century the explosion in digital content
creation and use has transformed the relationship individuals and society
have with information. Therefore, sustainable long-term curation approaches
to our digital cultural heritage are essential. Handling digital content in
secure ways poses many socio-cultural and technological challenges.
Changing technologies and shifting user communities as well as the
increasing complexity of digital content being enriched with software and
multimedia attachments are a couple of examples. Addressing the obstacles
to curation and preservation is the central theme of the workshop. This
full day workshop is an exciting opportunity for collaboration and
cross-fertilization between the Digital Libraries, the Digital Preservation
and the Semantic Web community. A closer dialogue between the technical
oriented communities and researchers from the (digital) humanities and
social sciences as well as cultural heritage institu!
 tions is encouraged.


We intend to have an open discussion on topics related to the general
subject of Semantic Digital Archives. Hence, we welcome contributions that
focus on, but are not limited to:

* Architectures and Frameworks for semantic Archival Information Systems
(AIS) and Archival Information Infrastructures (AII)
* Semantic (Web) services implementing AIS & AII
* Contextualization of digital archives, museums and digital libraries
* Linked data for AIS, AII, museums and digital libraries
* Ontologies for AIS, AII, museums and digital libraries
* Semantics of complex content (e.g. Social Media, Multimedia)
* Information integration/semantic ingest (e.g. from digital libraries)
* Semantic search & information retrieval in digital archives, digital
museums and digital libraries
* User interfaces for (semantic) AIS, AII, digital museums & semantic
digital libraries
* Semantics for Preservation Processes and Protocols
* Preservation of work flow processes
* Data & Workflow Provenance for AIS & AII
* Semantics for the appraisal and selection of content
* Evolving semantics in long-term archives
* Trust for ingest & data security/integrity check for long-term storage of
archival records
* User studies focusing on end-user needs and information seeking behavior
of end-users
* Implementations & evaluations of (semantic) AIS, AII, semantic digital
museums & semantic digital libraries
* Semantic long-term storage & hardware organization for AIS & AII &
digital libraries


Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research papers related
to the aforementioned topics. We invite:
* regular papers (8 to 12 pages)
* short papers (2 to 6 pages)

All submissions are required to be in PDF format. Long and short paper
submissions must be formatted according to Springer’s LNCS format (

Please submit your manuscript using the EasyChair online submission system:

All submissions will be reviewed by three members of the Program Committee.
All papers accepted at the Semantic Digital Archives Workshop must be
presented during the Workshop by a SDA Workshop registered participant.
Papers presented at the Workshop will be published in the Workshop
proceedings, which will be available as a separate publication after the


* Deadline for submissions: June 22, 2015
* Acceptance Notification: July 27, 2015
* Camera-ready papers: August 24, 2015
* Workshop: September 18, 2015


The Organizing Committee members and the Program Committee members are
mentioned at

Further Details: