Call for Paper

Paving the way to a semantic web for cultural heritage

Within the VAST2008 conference and the activity of the EU COST action 32, Working Group 2 (Software Development), we are organizing a workshop entitled "Paving the way to a semantic web for cultural heritage", to be held in Braga, Portugal, on December 2nd and 3rd 2008.

The Working Group 2 deals with the development of innovative, open source applications and tools to enable the vision of an open, web accessible scholarly community. You will find an overview of the four development lines involved in WG 2 at this web page:

The Workshop aims to give the opportunity to senior expert in the field to exchange their knowledge and to the developers involved in their related projects, or simply interested in what we are developing, to give their active contribution, propose their ideas or explore other forms of collaboration.

The main topics of the workshop are:

  • Ontology enrichment in the Cultural Heritage domain
  • Semantic annotation of cultural resources (i.e. multimedia, 3D, images, video)
  • Semantic and ontology driven search engines
  • Visualisation of complex semantically structured data
  • Semantic access to web repository
  • Semantic tools to grant interoperability between digital library
  • Open Source tools and applications for semantic annotation and data organisation

The workshop will be partially founded in part by the COST office and participants travel expenses and accommodations will be covered for some participants.

If you are interested in participating, please submit a short abstract where you briefly present your project and/or the way you would like to contribute. Additionally, please attach a short curriculum.

Feel free to extend this invitation to any member of your research/development team you think might be interested in participating.
The deadline for abstract submission is July 21th 2008.

Responsible for the planning:Denis Pitzalis (d.pitzalis - at - and Michele Barbera (barbera - at -;





Management Committee

WG 1: Communities

WG 2: Software

WG 3: Policy


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