Third International Workshop on Semantic Web for Cultural Heritage (SW4CH 2018)

La date limite pour participer au workshop Semantic Web for Cultural Heritage a été étendue au 16 mars.

Third International Workshop on Semantic Web for Cultural Heritage
(SW4CH 2018)

In conjunction with ESWC 2018, June 3-4, Heraklion, Crete, Greece


Cultural Heritage (CH) is gaining a lot of attention from academic and
industry perspectives. Scientific researchers, organisations,
associations, and schools are looking for appropriate technologies for
annotating, integrating, sharing, accessing, analysing and visualising
the mine of cultural collections and, more generally, cultural data,
taking also into account the profiles and preferences of end users.
Several national and European research and innovation project have been
launched to these directions. A fundamental challenge that many of these
projects deal with is how to make Cultural Heritage data, which is
typically made available in diverse languages and formats, mutually
interoperable, so that it can be searched, linked, and presented in a
harmonised way across the boundaries of a Cultural Heritage institution.
Early solutions were based on the syntactic or structural level of data,
without leveraging the rich semantic structures underlying the content.
During the last decades, solutions based on the principles and
technologies of the Semantic Web have been proposed to explicitly
represent the semantics of data sources and make both their content and
their semantics machine operable and interoperable. In parallel,
resources such as the CIDOC-CRM ecosystem have matured. As institutions
bring their data to the Semantic Web level, the tasks of integrating,
sharing, analysing and visualising data are now to be conceived in this
new and very rich framework.

The aim of the SW4CH workshop is to bring together Computer Scientists,
Data Scientists and Digital Humanities researchers and practitioners
involved in the development or deployment of Semantic Web solutions for
Cultural Heritage. The goal is to provide a forum, where people from
these fields will have the opportunity to exchange ideas and
experiences, present state of the art of realisations and outcomes of
relevant projects, and discuss related challenges and solutions.


We seek original and high quality submissions related (but not limited)
to one or more of the following topic areas :

- SW vocabularies and ontologies for CH
- SW-based interaction with CH data
- SW applications for CH
- SW techniques, services and architectures of CH

A more detailed list of topics is available at the workshop website :


Submitted papers must not exceed 10 pages in the LNCS format and must
comply with the LNCS formatting guidelines available at Papers will be refereed and
accepted on the basis of their scientific merit, originality and
relevance to the workshop. Each paper will be reviewed by at least two
Program Committee members.
Papers must be submitted electronically in PDF, using this link :


Accepted papers will be published in a CEUR-WS volume. Selected papers
may also be included in the supplementary proceedings of ESWC 2018,
which will appear in the Springer LNCS series.


The Semantic Web Journal ( has
accepted our application for a special issue on Semantic Web solutions
for Cultural Heritage. Selected papers from SW4CH will be invited to
submit extended versions of their papers to the special issue, for which
there will be a separate review process.


- Paper submission : 16 March 2018
- Notification : 13 April 2018
- Camera ready version : 27 April 2018
- Workshop : 3-4 June 2018

More information about SW4CH 2018, including the PC and previous
editions of the workshop are available at :


- Antonis Bikakis (, Department of Information
Studies, University College London, U.K.
- Béatrice Markhoff (, LIFAT, University
of Tours, France
- Alessandro Mosca (, SIRIS Academic,
S.L., Barcelona, Spain
- Stéphane Jean (, LIAS/ENSMA and University of Poitiers,