Workshop Agenda (full-day)


09:00 - 10:30      Session 1: Digital Preservation 

09:00 - 09:10    Welcome (slides)

09:10 - 10:00   

Invited Talk: Digital Preservation in Data-Driven Science [Andreas Rauber] (slides)

10:00 - 10:30   

Entity Extraction and Consolidation for Social Web Content Preservation [Stefan Dietze, Diana Maynard, Elena Demidova, Thomas Risse, Wim Peters, Katerina Doka and Yannis Stavrakas] (slides)

10:30 - 11:00        Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:30      Session 2: Structuring and Recommendation

11:00 - 11:30   

Automatic classification of scientific records using the German Subject Heading Authority File (SWD) [Christian Wartena and Maike Sommer] (slides)

11:30 - 12:00   

Pundit: Semantically Structured Annotations for Web Contents and Digital Libraries [Marco Grassi, Christian Morbidoni, Michele Nucci, Simone Fonda and Giovanni Ledda] (slides)

12:00 - 12:30   

Towards a Recommender System for Statistical Research Data [Daniel Bahls, Guido Scherp, Klaus Tochtermann and Wilhelm Hasselbring] (slides)

12:30 - 14:00        Lunch Break

14:00 - 15:30      Session 3: Semantic Technologies & Ontologies

14:00 - 14:30     

Implementing CIDOC CRM Search Based on Fundamental Relations and OWLIM Rules [Vladimir Alexiev] (slides)

14:30 - 15:00     

A method and guidelines for the cooperation of ontologies and relational databases in Semantic Web applications [Loris Bozzato, Stefano Braghin and Alberto Trombetta] (slides)

15:00 - 15:30     

Yet Another Triple Store Benchmark? Practical Experiences with Real-World Data [Martin Voigt, Annett Mitschick and Jonas Schulz] (slides)

15:30 - 16:00        Coffee Break

16:00 - 17:30      Session 4: Semantic Digital Archives: Challenges & Opportunities

16:00 - 16:30     

Do we need metadata? - An On-line Survey in German Archives [Marcel Ruhl] (slides)

16:30 - 17:00      Conclusion & Discussion (slides)





Dr. Andreas Rauber, Vienna University of Technology

Digital Preservation in Data-Driven Science: On the Importance of Process Capture, Preservation and Validation

Abstract of the talk

Current digital preservation is strongly biased towards data objects: digital files of document-style objects, or encapsulated and largely self-contained objects. To provide authenticity and provenance information, comprehensive metadata models are deployed to document information on an object's context.
Yet, we claim that simply documenting an objects context may not be sufficient to ensure proper provenance and to fulfill the stated preservation goals. Specifically in e-Science and business settings, capturing, documenting and preserving entire processes may be necessary to meet the preservation goals. We thus present an approach for capturing, documenting and preserving processes, and means to assess their authenticity upon re-execution. We will discuss options as well as limitations and open challenges to achieve sound preservation, specifically within scientific processes.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Andreas Rauber

Andreas Rauber is Associate Professor at the Department of Software Technology and Interactive Systems (ifs) at the Vienna University of Technology (TU-Wien) and Key Researcher at Secure business Austria (SBA) for the area of Digital Preservation. He furthermore is president of AARIT, the Austrian Association for Research in IT and a Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute (HATII), University of Glasgow. He received his MSc and PhD in Computer Science from the Vienna University of Technology in 1997 and 2000, respectively. In 2001 he joined the National Research Council of Italy (CNR) in Pisa as an ERCIM Research Fellow, followed by an ERCIM Research position at the French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control (INRIA), at Rocquencourt, France, in 2002. From 2004-2008 he was also head of the iSpaces research group at the eCommerce Competence Center (ec3).




Important Dates

We have extended the submission deadline!

  • Deadline for submissions: June 30, 2012 July 15, 2012
  • Acceptance Notification: July 30, 2012 August 10, 2012
  • Camera-ready papers: August 25, 2012 September 2, 2012
  • Workshop: September 27, 2012


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Submission Details

Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research papers related to the topics of the Workshop. We invite:

  • regular papers (8 to 12 pages)
  • short papers (2 to 6 pages)

All submissions are required to be in PDF format. Long and short paper submissions must be formatted according to Springer’s LNCS format (

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All submissions will be reviewed by three members of the Program Committee. All papers accepted at the Semantic Digital Archives Workshop must be presented during the Workshop by a SDA Workshop registered participant. Papers presented at the Workshop will be published in the Workshop proceedings, which will be available as a separate publication after the Workshop.