ContemporarY Ontologies for Digital Archives (YODA) Workshop

YODA webpage is

Organization committee:

  • Krzysztof Kutt, Jagiellonian University, Poland
  • Jesualdo Tomás Fernández Breis, University of Murcia, Spain
  • Alois Pichler, University of Bergen, Norway
  • Gábor Palkó, Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest, Hungary
  • Grzegorz J. Nalepa, Jagiellonian University, Poland

Contact e-mail:

Call for Papers

Important dates

  • Paper submission deadline: 17 April 2024 27 April 2024 (AoE)
  • Author notification: 15 May 2024 22 May 2024
  • Workshop: 16 July 2024 (as a part of JOWO @FOIS 2024; Enschede, Netherlands)
  • Camera-ready submission: 30 July 2024

Aim and Scope

The increasing number of digital archives, libraries and collections encompassing a variety of cultural heritage documents (such as manuscripts, books, prints, music scores, works of art, etc.) and the emphasis on making these materials accessible according to FAIR principles requires a well-planned knowledge engineering process: from crafting a model underlying a collection, through compiling metadata about individual documents and digital collections, and considering integration across systems of various institutions to exchange and complement information about collections, to supporting advanced processing scenarios in philological, historical, amateur research. The aim of the YODA workshop is to provide a venue for discussion of all the issues associated with such a process.

The goal of the workshop is to bring together people interested in developing ontology-based systems for storing cultural heritage artifacts in digital archives: collection curators, librarians, philologists, historians, enthusiasts and knowledge engineers. The only requirement is an interest in developing or using ontologies and ontology-based systems for cultural heritage. We warmly invite the experts in the areas of digital humanities who will talk about their expectations and research conducted using ontology-based systems, librarians and collection curators who have already implemented such solutions in their archives, as well as those who are merely planning to carry out the whole knowledge engineering process to develop ontologies in their institutions and will present the challenges they face.

Topics of interest

Overall, we are interested in receiving papers related to the following topics which include but are not limited to:

  • Wide range of approaches to model cultural heritage (CH) knowledge, incl. formal ontologies, rich semantic representations, simpler schemas,
  • Presentation of models and knowledge-based systems crafted for specific collections, libraries, museums and archives,
  • Advanced knowledge-based processing scenarios for actual research conducted in CH domain,
  • Development of unified base ontology for CH,
  • Knowledge development process and digitization lifecycle in CH,
  • Knowledge modeling methods for describing complex, heterogeneous data covering diverse types of CH artifacts,
  • Analysis and modeling methods for complex, heterogeneous data in the context of CH artifacts,
  • Ontology mappings, alignment and multi-lingual, cross-domain interoperability in CH,
  • Data curation issues,
  • Challenges and perspectives in adopting FAIR principles in CH,
  • Community-based archives and collaborative knowledge engineering in CH,
  • Linked (Open) Data in digital libraries, archives and collections,
  • Aggregation workflows and practices of CH,
  • Semantic annotation and data enrichment on sub-object and metadata level of CH,
  • Automatic labeling, rule based and AI driven methods of CH classification,
  • Knowledge-driven methods for visual document analysis (e.g., music scores, pictures),
  • End-user interfaces for data entry and browsing.

Program Committee (tentative)

  • Martin Atzmüller, Osnabrück University, Germany
  • Jesualdo Tomas Fernandez Breis, University of Murcia, Spain
  • Rune Falch, University of Bergen, Norway
  • Zsófia Fellegi, Institute for Literary Studies (HUN-REN), Hungary
  • Rafael Valencia García, University of Murcia, Spain
  • Jakub Gomułka, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
  • Christophe Guillotel-Nothmann, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France
  • Krzysztof Kutt, Jagiellonian University, Poland
  • Ulrich Lobis, University of Innsbruck, Austria
  • Grzegorz J. Nalepa, Jagiellonian University, Poland
  • Gábor Palkó, Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary
  • José Tomás Palma Méndez, University of Murcia, Spain
  • Alois Pichler, University of Bergen, Norway
  • Elżbieta Sroka, Łukasiewicz Research Network - Institute of Innovative Technologies EMAG, Poland
  • Joseph Wang-Kathrein, University of Innsbruck, Austria

Submission details

We welcome researchers from all career stages to participate. We encourage three types of contributions, since a central goal of the workshop is to promote discussion and find synergies between the participants:

  • Full research paper: submitted papers must have between 10 - 14 pages (including references).
  • Short paper: submitted papers must have between 5 and 9 pages.
  • Abstract for presentation: 1-2 page abstracts. You have to include the string “ - Abstract” at the end of the title. Abstracts won't be indexed by CEUR as papers.

All research papers must be original and not submitted to or accepted by any other workshop, conference or journal. All contributions will be peer-reviewed, and the review process will be managed in a collaborative and transparent manner using the EasyChair System as part of the JOWO conference:

Papers should be submitted non-anonymously in PDF format in compliance with the new 1-column CEUR-ART Style. See:

All contributions to JOWO workshops will be published in a joint CEUR proceedings volume.

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