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[InetBib] Workshop on Semantic Interoperability in the European Digital Library (SIEDL 2008)

Verehrte Kolleginnen und Kollegen,
Auf den untenstehenden 'call for papers' für einen Workshop zum Thema der
semantischen Interoperabilität in der Europäischen Digitalen Bibliothek
möchte ich auf diesem Wege hinweisen und bitte, ggf. den Mehrfachempfang
über mehrere Listen zu entschuldigen.

Herzliche Grüße - Stefan Gradmann
 1st International Workshop on Semantic Interoperability in the European
 Digital Library (SIEDL 2008)
 To be held as part of the 5th European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC-
 June 1, 2008, Tenerife, Spain
 *Aims and Scope *
 One of Europe?s current most important initiatives is the construction
 of the European Digital Library (EDL), which aims at making Europe's
 diverse cultural and scientific heritage (books, films, maps,
 photographs, music, etc.) easy to access and use for work, leisure, or
 study. EDL will take advantage of existing rich European heritage,
 including multicultural and multilingual environments, of technological
 advances and of new business models. It will generate a common
 multilingual access point to Europe?s distributed digital cultural
 heritage, including all types of multimedia cultural content, and all
 types of cultural institutions, including libraries, museums, archives.
 The short-term objective of the European Digital Library is to create a
 prototype within 2008, providing multilingual access to over 2 million
 digital objects, focusing on libraries, while including as many museums
 and archives it is possible. The long-term objective, for 2010 is to
 increase the available digital content to over 6 million digital
 objects from all types of institutions, i.e., libraries, museums,
 organisations, archives.
 The EDLnet Thematic Network is the project approved by the European
 Commission?s eContentPlus programme to prepare the ground for the
 realisation of the European Digital Library. Consistent with this
 vision about the European Digital Library, the project addresses
 the area of improving cross-domain accessibility to cultural content- a
 pillar of the European Commission?s i2010 Digital Library initiative.
 EDLnet tackles the fragmented European cultural heritage map, by
 bringing on board the key European stakeholders to build consensus on
 creating the European Digital Library. In this framework,
 interoperability has been defined as one of the most crucial issues,
 with a specific EDLnet workpackage being devoted to it. Semantic
 interoperability is one of the related key technological issues, and
 for  this reason it constitutes the topic of the Workshop.
 In particular:
 Cultural heritage collections are mostly indexed on the basis of
 strongly divergent metadata standards. For example, Dublin Core is used
 for simple discovery, SPECTRUM for rich collections information, AMICO
 for art museum images, MARC for bibliographic records, IMS for
 instructional materials. This severely hampers the combination and
 opening up of such collections. Achieving semantic interoperability can
 be a key to face this problem.
 Several definitions of semantic interoperability have been proposed in
 the literature, covering different application domains. In this
 Workshop, we focus on how the late advances on Semantic Web
 technologies can facilitate the way that European digital libraries
 information within the framework of the web. The key in the definition
 of semantic interoperability is the common automatic interpretation of
 the meaning of the exchanged information, i.e. the ability to
 automatically process the information in a machine-understandable
 The first step of achieving a certain level of common understanding is
 a representation language that exchanges the formal semantics of the
 information. Then, systems that understand these semantics, such as
 reasoning tools, ontology querying engines, can process the information
 and provide web services like searching, retrieval etc. Semantic Web
 technologies provide the user with a formal framework for the
 representation and processing of different levels of semantics. Such
 technologies include W3C standards like RDF, OWL, SKOS, ontology
 editing, reasoning and mapping tools.
 The Workshop aims at presenting works that exploit Semantic Web
 technologies to semantically link European Cultural content for the
 realisation of the European Digital Library.
 *Topics *
 The workshop invites contributions on all topics related to Semantic
 Interoperability in the framework of the European Digital Library. We
 anticipate some significant discussion owing to differences in opinions
 about approaches to take in solving the relevant joint problems, and we
 invite you to join the workshop to give your views on the following,
 but no limited to, topics:
 *Knowledge Representation, Mapping and Alignment *
 ? Ontologies, Vocabularies, Metadata Standards and Thesauri.
 ? Ontology Mapping, Merging and Alignment.
 ? Thesauri alignment and metadata enrichment.
 ? Use of Ontology Reasoning and Semantic Web Rule technologies.
 ? Use of Semantic Web Standards, such as RDF, OWL & SPARQL.
 ? Use of upcoming Semantic Web Standards, OWL1.1, RIF, SKOS.
 ? Combination of structural and semantic interoperability
 ? Ontology modularisation.
 ? Digital object modelling, Persistent identifiers and packaging
 ? Combination of Visual and Physical Collections
 ? Crosswalk of Metadata Standards.
 ? Applications based on CIDOC-CRM.
 ? Combination of E-Learning and Cultural Heritage Standards.
 ? Semantic Interoperability approaches followed in past and ongoing
 European Projects.
 *Applications *
 ? The European Digital Library.
 ? Museums, Libraries, Archives.
 ? Audiovisual and Film Archives.
 ? Television Heritage and Broadcasting.
 ? E-culture.
 ? E-learning.
 ? E-tourism.
 *Access & Presentation *
 ? Storage, query and presentation in the European Digital Library.
 ? Personalised access and context enabled presentation.
 ? Searching methodologies.
 ? Facet browsing methodologies.
 ? Scalable and Robust knowledge management.
 ? Rights management.
 ? Trust and proof issues.

 *Benefits *
 The Semantic Web and the European Digital Library Communities will
 benefit as the research investigated in this workshop will bring closer
 these two communities. The aim of this workshop is to investigate and
 provide cues to the participants on how to use Semantic Web
 technologies in order to semantically link the European Cultural content.
 *Target Community *
 The workshop targets the communities of Semantic Web and European
 Digital Library. In particular, it targets researchers that use
 Semantic Web technologies in the application of digital libraries, museums
 audiovisual archives (including TV and broadcasting companies). Special
 attention will be paid to ongoing European projects that deal with this
 subject. A lot of them have tackled the problem of achieving structural
 and semantic interoperability in cultural collections that are indexed
 on the basis of divergent metadata standards.
 *Invited Talks *
 The workshop will have one day duration. There will be two invited
 talks: the first in the area of Semantic Interoperability and the
 second  in the area of the European Digital Library. Finally, a panel
 discussion  will try to open the way on how to use Semantic Web
technologies in the
 Digital Libraries application area.
 Potential workshop participants will be required to submit a short
 position paper or a full research paper to be invited to the workshop.
 This will allow the workshop organizers to determine which topics to
 schedule on the agenda.
 The presentations during the workshop will be fewer than the number of
 participants to leave time for discussion amongst the different fields.
 The presentations will be selected based on the quality of the
 SIEDL 2008 welcomes the submission of two kind of papers:
     * short position paper (6 pages maximum in Springer LNCS format):
       briefly states participants background (industrial or academic)
       and their main motivation for attending the workshop;
     * full papers (12 pages maximum in Springer LNCS format): good
       original research and application papers dealing with all aspects
       of semantic interoperability in the European Digital Library,
       particularly those relating to the subject areas indicated by the
       topics. We encourage theoretical, methodological, empirical and
       applications papers.
 Papers must be submitted in PDF format in the following submission site
 Easy Chair SIEDL Submission Site
 <http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=siedl08>, prior to the
 submission deadline.
 Paper submissions must be formatted in the style of the Springer
 Publications format for Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). For
 complete details, see Information for LNCS Authors
 All papers accepted to the SIEDL 2008 workshop will be presented during
 the workshop and published in the specific workshop proceedings.
 * *
 *Workshop Organizers and Chairs *
 Stefanos Kollias ? National Technical University of Athens (NTUA),
 Jill Cousins ? Koninklijke Bibliotheek (KB), The Netherlands
 / /
 *Important Dates *
 Deadlines: March 7, 2008
 Notifications: April 4, 2008
 Camera ready: April 18, 2008
 Workshop Notes Due: May 1, 2008
 *Programme Committee (to be confirmed) *
 Stefan Gradmann, University of Hamburg, Germany
 Carlo Meghini, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), Itally
 Guus Schreiber, Free University Amsterdam, the Netherlands
 Jacco van Ossenbruggen, Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica (CWI), The
 Antoine Isaac, Free University Amsterdam, the Netherlands
 Miles Alistair, e-Science Centre, UK
 Carole Goble, University of Manchester, UK
 Giorgos Stamou, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
 Vassilis Tzouvaras, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
 Yannis Ioannidis, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens,
 Stavros Christodoulakis, Technical University of Crete, Greece
 Lora Aroyo, Free University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
 Eero Hyvönen, Helsinki University of Technology, Finaland.
 Johan Oomen, Sound and Vision, The Netherlands
 Emmanuelle Bermes, Bibliothèque nationale de France, France
 Jeff Z. Pan, University of Aberdeen, UK

 Dr. Stefan Gradmann 
 Universität Hamburg / Regionales Rechenzentrum
 Stellvertretender Direktor / Leiter der Gruppe VCB
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 D-20146 Hamburg
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