CFP - 1st International Workshop on Open Data and Ontologies for Cultural Heritage - Auditorium Antonianum Roma, 3 giugno 2019


1st International Workshop on Open data and Ontologies for Cultural Heritage, ODOCH'19
Co-located with CAiSE'19
June 3rd, 2019 - Rome, Italy
The Open Data and Ontologies for Cultural Heritage (ODOCH) aims at bringing together researchers in Semantic Web and Digital Humanities to discuss results and experiences on the design, development and use of ontology-based information systems for Cultural Heritage (Linked) Open Data. While significantly differing from the scope of workshops held in previous CAiSE events, ODOCH'19 will fit the CAiSE'19 theme of Responsible Information Systems, by providing a forum that will emphasize the need for a trustworthy spread of Cultural Heritage. ODOCH'19 aims at attracting both IT researchers and industrials, already participating to the main conference, who are eager to discover new domains of application of their research, and professionals of humanities who will recognize in ODOCH'19 and, likely for the first time, in CAiSE, the chance to explore new opportunities. ODOCH'19 will be held in Rome, on June 3rd, 2019, in conjunction with the 31st International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE'19). As CAiSE'19, it will be hosted by Dipartimento di Ingegneria Informatica, Automatica e Gestionale Antonio Ruberti at Sapienza Università di Roma.

Important Dates
Paper registration deadline: April 6, 2019 (EXTENDED!)
Paper submission deadline: April 13, 2019 (EXTENDED!)
Reviews due: April 22, 2019 (EXTENDED!)
Authors notification: April 25, 2019 (EXTENDED!)
Camera ready submission deadline: May 3, 2019 (EXTENDED!)
Workshop date: June 3, 2019

Topics of interest
Topics of particular interest include (but are not limited to):
* Ontology-based data access for Cultural Heritage
* Cultural Heritage (Linked) Open Data publishing
* Cultural Heritage (Linked) Open Data preservation
* Cultural Heritage ontologies
* Semantic applications and information systems for Cultural Heritage
* Novel approaches enabling the use of ontologies for Cultural Heritage
* Usability of interfaces to (Linked) Open Data for humanities Cultural Heritage data
* Ontology patterns for Cultural Heritage data

Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics of the workshop. Papers must be written in English and comply with the CEUR formatting rules. Authors can prepare their manuscript as a PDF file, following the Latex or Word templates available on the workshop website (which are an adaptation of the Springer LNCS style templates), and submit it to the workshop organizers by accessing the CAiSE'19 EasyChair submission page (, and selecting the track "1st International Workshop on Open Data and Ontologies for Cultural Heritage".

We accept three types of submissions: Regular Papers, Demo Papers, and Posters/Discussion papers.

* Regular Papers describe original solutions aiming at exploiting or providing Semantic Web technologies and/or open data for Cultural Heritage. The results described must be unpublished and must not be under review elsewhere. A regular paper should describe the context of the work, the problem tackled, the relevant state of the art, the solution suggested and the benefits of the contribution. Regular papers should have at least 10 pages and not exceed 12 pages (including all text, figures, references and appendices).
* Demo papers should provide a brief description of academic and/or industrial efforts on software tools and systems publishing or exploiting open data and/or ontologies for Cultural Heritage. The tools/systems features described within the demo paper must be unpublished and must not be under review elsewhere. It is expected that accepted demo papers will be presented in the form of a live demonstration. Demo papers should have at least 5 pages and not exceed 6 pages.
* Poster/discussion papers should present ideas on the use of Open Data and Semantic Web technologies for Cultural Heritage, including extended abstract of recent own publications, position papers, system and application descriptions and presentations of preliminary results. Poster/discussion papers are ideal to raise discussions on new challenges and get feedback from the community. Similarly to demo papers, they should have at least 5 pages and not exceed 6 pages.

Submissions not conforming to the CEUR format and the above page limitations or being obviously out of the scope of the workshop will be rejected without review. Accepted papers will be made available electronically in the CEUR Workshop Proceedings series (

After the workshop, authors of selected regular/demo papers will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers to the Journal of Cultural Heritage (JCH).

For each accepted submission, at least one author is expected to register for the workshop and attend the workshop in order to present the paper. Registration is through the CAiSE'19 web site.

Workshop organization
* General chair: Tiziana Catarci
* Programme chairs: Carlo Meghini, Antonella Poggi
* Publicity chairs: Valentina Bartalesi, Domenico Fabio Savo

List of PC members
* Valentina Bartalesi - CNR-ISTI of Pisa, Italy
* Maria Teresa Biagetti - Sapienza University of Rome
* George Bruseker - ICS-FORTH, Greece
* Fabio Ciotti - University of Roma Tor Vergata
* Marilena Daquino - University of Bologna, Italy
* David De Roure - University of Oxford, UK
* Oyvind Eide - University of Cologne, Germany
* Nicola Ferro - University of Padova, Italy
* Béatrice Markhoff - University of Tours, France
* Carlo Meghini - CNR-ISTI of Pisa, Italy
* Giovanni Michetti - Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
* Christian-Emil Ore - University of Oslo, Norway
* Cristina Pattuelli - Pratt Institute, USA
* Antonella Poggi - Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
* Silvio Peroni - University of Bologna, Italy
* Valentina Presutti - CNR-ISTC of Rome, Italy
* Monica Scannapieco - ISTAT, Italy
* Gianmaria Silvello - University of Padova, Italy
* Francesca Tomasi - University of Bologna, Italy
* Jouni Tuominen - University of Helsinki, Finland
* Andreas Vlachidis - UWE Bristol, UK