Workshop Agenda (preliminary)

9:00 – 10:00      Invited Talk

9:00 - 9:10           Welcome

9:10 - 10:00

  • Learning from Human Memory: Managed Forgetting and Contextualized Remembering for Digital Memories (Invited Talk)
    Claudia Niederée

10:00 - 10:30      Coffee break

10:30 - 12:30    Session 1: Semantics in Practice

  • Integrating Research Data Management into Geographical Information Systems
    Christian T. Jacobs, Alexandros Avdis, Simon L. Mouradian and Matthew D. Piggott
  • Semantic-based Expert Search in Textbook Research Archives
    Marco Pavan and Ernesto William De Luca
  • An Automated Annotation Process for the SciDocAnnot Scientific Document Model
    Hélène De Ribaupierre and Gilles Falquet
  • World Views - A Digital Archive Infrastructure for the Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research
    Lena-Luise Stahn, Steffen Hennicke and Ernesto William De Luca


12:30 - 13:30      Lunch break

13:30 - 15:00    Session 2: Searching, Preserving and Forgetting

  • Entity-Centric Preservation for Linked Open Data: Use Cases, Requirements and Models
    Elena Demidova, Thomas Risse, Giang Tran and Gerhard Gossen


15:00 - 15:30      Coffee break

15:30 - 16:30      Panel discussion and closing




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

  • Deadline for submissions: July 8, 2015 (New !!)
  • Acceptance Notification: June 22 July 27, 2015
  • Camera-ready papers: August 24, 2015
  • Workshop: September 18, 2015


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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 (

Please submit your manuscript using the EasyChair online submission system: 

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.