Thursday, July 19, 2018

*Workshop on Scholarly Digital Editions, Graph Data-Models and Semantic Web
Université de Lausanne, 3-4 June 2019

*Call for Papers*
Digital texts processed by machines are linear strings of characters, but
in most research activities in the Humanities (philology, linguistics,
corpus-based analysis, cultural heritage, etc.) we store them in
*databases* and
we add *markup* to the text, that is a kind of intelligence made computable
thanks to the use of widespread data-models, formats and standards.
In the last decades, the popularity of *graph* data-models has increased,
in accordance with the *semantic web* proposition and the development of
standards such as RDF and OWL. Graph databases, in the form of triple
stores (such as Graph-DB) or of labeled-property-graphs (Neo4j), are
regarded as powerful and flexible solutions by research and cultural
institutions, and private companies alike.
The workshop is held to explore possible interactions between *digital
texts*, the *graph* data-model, *scholarly editions* and the *semantic web*.
The combinations of these objects/concepts, pursued in the last decades,
remains experimental to date, and it represents one of the possible
development for the field of *digital scholarly editing*.
Contributions on one or more of the following topics are particularly

   - the conceptualization of *text as graph*;
   - the use of *graph-databases* for digital editions;
   - the* semantic web resources* for building digital scholarly editions;
   - the *interoperability* among digital texts through Linked Data
   - the *integration* of graph flavoured data into xml documents.

We welcome contributions from those involved in the development of *tailor-made
solutions* for small scale projects as well as of large-scale
*infrastructure*, focused on the *theory* and/or on the *practice* of this
happy or unhappy combination.
The workshop includes *presentations* and a *working group* session.
Please note that the word 'workshop' means here a place for sharing ongoing
research and not a hands-on training.
*Invited speakers*

   - Ronald Haentjens Dekker (Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences – Humanities
   - Samuel Müller (University of Basel - National Infrustructure for
   - Michele Pasin (Springer Nature)
   - Tobias Schweizer, Sepideh Alassi (University of Basel – Digital
   Humanities Lab)
   - Georg Vogeler (University of Graz)

*Scientific committee*

   - Gioele Barabucci (University of Cologne)
   - Fabio Ciotti (University of Rome Tor Vergata)
   - Claire Clivaz (Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics)
   - DASCH (University of Lausanne)
   - Simon Gabay (University of Neuchâtel)
   - Frederike Neuber (Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanties)
   - Elena Pierazzo (University of Grenoble-Alpes)
   - Michael Piotrowski (University of Lausanne)
   - Matteo Romanello (EPFL)
   - Elena Spadini (University of Lausanne)
   - Francesca Tomasi (University of Bologna)
   - Aris Xanthos (University of Lausanne)

*Important dates*
*9 December 2018*. Deadline for the submission of abstracts
*14 January 2018*. Notification of acceptance
*15 April 2019*. Camera-ready version of the papers
*3-4 June 2019*. Workshop

Université de Lausanne – 1015 Lausanne – Switzerland
The language of the workshop will be English.
*Abstract submission*
We invite researchers to submit abstracts for a 30 mins contribution (20
mins + 10 mins Q&A) by December 9, 2018. Abstracts will be reviewed
double-blind by the members of the scientific committee, and all
submissions will receive several independent reviews.
Instructions for formatting and submitting abstracts will be published in
September 2018.
*Camera-ready paper submission*
Notifications of acceptance will be sent by January 14, 2019.
The authors of accepted abstracts should send a camera-ready version of
their paper by April 15, 2019. The papers will be made available on the
workshop platform.
Before the workshop, the papers will be paired and a discussant will be
assigned to each participant. The discussant must prepare two questions,
that the corresponding author will receive twenty days before the workshop
and should address in her/his presentation.
Instructions for formatting and submitting camera-ready papers will follow.
*Proceedings publication*
The authors of accepted contributions will be invited to submit a revised
paper after the conference, to be published in an open-access, electronic
conference volume endowed with persistent identifiers.
*Organization committee*

   - Elena Spadini (Université de Lausanne, CRLR)
   - Francesca Tomasi (Università di Bologna)

*With the support of*

   - Centre de recherche sur les lettres romandes
   <> (CRLR), Université de Lausanne

*In collaboration with*

   - Digital Humanities and Digital Knowledge
   <> (DHDK),
   University of Bologna
   - Section des sciences du langage et de l’information
   <> (SLI), Université de Lausanne
   - Lausanne Laboratory for Computational and Statistical Text Analysis
   <> (LLIST)

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