Call for papers

Topics of interest

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

Conceptual analysis and ontology design for the Digital Humanities

  • Domain ontologies or conceptual models for history, history of arts, book studies, theatre, literature, editorial practices, archeology, musicology, cultural and natural heritage (including architectural heritage), among others
  • Methodological aspects of ontology development for the Digital Humanities, including the need of modeling the social (contextual) dimension of both data and ontologies
  • Use of ontology design patterns
  • Case studies based on and lessons learned from the use of CIDOC-CRM or FRBR
  • Logical and ontological analysis of CIDOC-CRM or FRBR, e.g., with respect to foundational ontologies (DOLCE, UFO, BFO, etc.)
  • Application of formal ontology theories for knowledge representation or data management in the Digital Humanities
  • Philosophical and sociological analysis of both digital models and modeling practices in the Digital Humanities
  • Social studies on the policies towards the standardization of ontologies in the Digital Humanities

Semantic Web publishing, architectures and SW-based interaction for Cultural Heritage

  • Semantic Web content creation, annotation, and extraction
  • Ontology mapping, merging, and alignment
  • Virtual Cultural Heritage collections
  • Peer-to-peer Cultural Heritage architectures
  • E-infrastructures for Cultural Heritage
  • Interoperability, virtually integrated Cultural Heritage collections
  • Ontology-based data access or virtual knowledge graphs
  • Reasoning strategies (e.g. context, temporal, spatial)
  • Search, querying, and visualization of the Cultural Heritage on the Semantic Web
  • Personalized access of Cultural Heritage collections
  • Context-aware information presentation
  • Navigation and browsing (facets)
  • Social aspects in Cultural Heritage access and presentation
  • Trust and provenance issues in mixed collection and mixed vocabulary applications

Semantic Web based applications for Cultural Heritage with clear lessons learned:

  • Digital Libraries
  • Museums (virtual collections, mobile/ web-based museum guides)
  • Tourist services
  • Ambient Cultural Heritage
  • Creative industries


We will accept two different types of contributions:

  • Research articles for presenting original unpublished work, neither submitted to, nor accepted for, any other venue.
  • Extended abstracts for presenting work in progress, brief descriptions of doctoral theses, or general overviews of research projects.

All the contributions to the workshop must be submitted according to the LNCS format and must comply with the LNCS formatting guidelines available at Submitted *research articles* must not be shorter than 10 pages and must not exceed 12 pages, including bibliography, while the submitted *extended abstracts* must not be shorter than 5 pages and not exceed 6 pages, including bibliography.

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 three Program Committee members.

Papers must be submitted electronically in PDF, using this link:


Accepted papers will be published in a CEUR-WS volume.
The authors of the best workshop papers will be invited to prepare extended versions of their papers after the workshop to be published in a journal special issue.

Important Dates

  • May 15, 2021: paper submission deadline
  • June 26, 2021: review notifications
  • July 17, 2021: camera-ready papers
  • September 20-21, 2021: SWODCH Workshop

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, the workshop will have a hybrid format, allowing both physical and virtual participation.