WHiSe is a symposium aimed at strengthening communication between scholars in the Digital Humanities and Semantic Web communities and discussing unthought-of opportunities arising from the research problems of the former. Its best-of-both-worlds format will accommodate the practices of scholarly dialogue in both fields by inviting visions, real systems and debate.
WHiSe is proudly co-located with the 13th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC)
There are a number of specialised fields of research in the Humanities that have recorded success stories of adoption of technologies in the Semantic Web. Digital collections, cultural heritage aggregators, digital libraries, gazetteers, thesauri and digital maps of the past have all demonstrated to lend themselves to putting applications of Linked Data and Web ontologies to good use.
It is therefore important to reflect on the extent to which the Semantic Web community - its vision,
its technological offer and the large volumes of data it generates - are serving the needs of historians,
philologists, cultural critics, musicologists and other humanists that generally cannot rely on structured data
generated en masse through social networks or online media platforms.
Is the race for Big Data mining cutting off these scholarly categories?
Are there research challenges of interest that humanists have not considered due to perceptions that Linked Data is either another way to represent digital collections, or an arcane technical science whose results are as opaque as its procedures?
What problems do Humanities users have in interacting with Semantic Web content and applications?
And how can they help Semantic Web researchers support modes of inquiry beyond the constraints of rationalism and technical solutionism?
WHiSe 2016 welcomes original research contributions crossing Humanities and the Semantic Web. Scholars who have conducted research or developed impactful applications are invited to submit full papers with appropriately evaluated contributions. WHiSe also welcomes vision/position papers on novel challenges or approaches to existing problems (short papers), as well as proposals for demo or poster showcases during the workshop. Topics on which potential submitters are invited to contribute include, but are not limited to:
Submissions in all the categories mentioned above (full, short, poster/demo papers) will be peer-reviewed by acknowledged researchers familiar with both scientific communities. Accepted papers will be published as online proceedings courtesy of CEUR-WS.org, however workshop chairs will award one best paper to be published as part of the proceedings of the ESWC 2016 conference.
All papers must represent original and unpublished work that is not currently under review. Papers will be evaluated according to their significance, originality, technical content, style, clarity, and relevance to the workshop.
We welcome the following types of contributions:
All submissions must be PDF documents written in English and formatted according to LNCS instructions for authors.
Papers are to be submitted through the Easychair Conference Management System. Page limits are inclusive of references and appendices, if any.
|9:30 − 9:40||Welcome and introduction|
|MORNING SESSION: Use cases|
|9:40 − 10:30||Chair: Leif Isaksen
|10:30 − 11:00||Coffee break|
|11:00 − 11:30||Chair: Alessandro Adamou
|11:30 − 12:30||Round Table session #1 − Models and Data acquisition processes.
Chair: Alessandro Adamou
|12:30 − 14:00||Lunch break|
|AFTERNOON SESSION: Methodologies and ecosystems|
|14:00 − 14:50||Chair: Leif Isaksen
|14:50 − 15:30||Chair: Alessandro Adamou
|15:30 − 16:00||Coffee break|
|16:00 − 16:40||Chair: Leif Isaksen
|16:40 − 17:40||Round Table session #2 − Linked Data Ecologies: linking and reusing.
Chair: Leif Isaksen
|17:40 − 18:00||Closing discussion|
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