Workshop Agenda (preliminary)

Venue: Social Science Building at the at City University London

Room: DLG20

09:00 - 10:30      Session 1: Invited Talk 

09:00 - 09:10    Welcome

09:10 - 10:30   

Invited Talk:  Understanding Web Archives [Helen Hockx-Yu (British Library)]

10:30 - 11:00        Coffee Break

11:00 - 13:00      Session 2: Semantics for Interoperability and Identification

11:00 - 11:40   

Self-contained Information Retention Format For Future Semantic Interoperability [Simona Rabinovici-Cohen, Roger Cummings and Sam Fineberg]

11:40 - 12:20   

Semantics for an Organization establishing a Digital Library System [Angela Di Iorio and Marco Schaerf]

12:20 - 13:00   

Persistent e-mail identification is viable! [Stefan Haun and Andreas Nürnberger]

13:00 - 14:00        Lunch Break

14:00 - 15:30      Session 3: Culture meets Semantics

14:00 - 14:40     

The Digital Online Museum [Tilman Deuschel, Timm Heuss and Bernhard Humm]

14:40 - 15:20     

Relations for Reusing (R4R) in A Shared Context: An Exploration on Research Publications and Cultural Objects [Andrea Wei-Ching Huang and Tyng-Ruey Chuang]

15:30 - 17:00      Session 4: Discussion & Coffee

15:30 - 16:30     

Moderated discussion with initial spotlight presentation from board

16:30 - 17:00      Conclusions





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: June 22, 2014 July 14th, 2014
  • Acceptance Notification: July 21, 2014 August 4th, 2014
  • Camera-ready papers: August 24, 2014
  • Workshop: September 12, 2014


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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.