Huge amounts of very heterogeneous data are nowadays available in either born-digital or digitized format, both in the Web and in personal collections, ranging from structured to semi-structured and unstructured contents in multiple media and languages. All aspects of human knowledge and interests are involved, from cultural heritage to administration, from leisure to work, from government to industry.
Part of this data has already been collected into digital libraries while others still need to be properly organized and made available to stakeholders. However, even using a digital library system for managing and organizing the contents, we cannot let it operate alone, but we need to make it interoperate with other collections and systems as well as let it to (semantically) link its contents to other sources in order to provide more powerful end-user services.
Developing intelligent techniques to provide powerful functionalities requires the strict interaction and cooperation of many different areas and skills: standardization, document processing, natural language processing, library development and organization, multimedia management, fruition, semantic processing, etc. Artificial Intelligence techniques may provide significant support in many of these areas, in order to face some of the complexities of this domain.
The Italian communities in Artificial Intelligence and Digital Libraries have developed significant skills in their own areas, but they still have not started a stable and strict cooperation. This workshop aims at bridging this gap, bringing together researchers from different fields that may provide a contribution in this landscape. People from the Digital Libraries community may find a venue to highlight problems and needs, and people from Artificial Intelligence may find a real-world domain in which proposing advanced solutions aimed at tackling significant problems.
Submission deadline: June 22th, 2015 (
June 12th, 2015)
Notification of acceptance: July 3rd, 2015
Camera ready: July 10th, 2015
Early registration: July 31st, 2015
Workshop day: 22 September 2015
Conference days: September 23-25, 2015
General areas of interests include, but are not limited to, the following topics:
Papers should be formatted according to the LNCS format (http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0).
We foresee two kinds of contributions: full papers not exceeding 12 pages and short/discussion papers not exceeding 6 pages.
Demos are also welcome, concerning either AI systems applied in a Cultural Heritage (CH) context or DL systems where AI techniques could help to address currently open issues. Demo papers should not exceed 3 pages.
Papers and demos will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 members of the program committee. Selection will be based on originality, clarity, and technical quality. Papers should be submitted in PDF format to the following address:
Accepted papers will be published online as a volume of the CEUR-WS proceeding series. We also aim to publish a selection of the best papers presented at the workshop in a special issue of the journal Intelligenza Artificiale.
Stefano Ferilli, University of Bari "Aldo Moro", ferilli (at) di.uniba.it
Nicola Ferro, University of Padua, ferro (at) dei.unipd.it
Discovering Knowledge through Multi-modal Association Rule Mining for Document Image Analysis
An Abstract Argumentation-based Strategy for Reading Order Detection
A Sentiment Polarity Analyser based on a Lexical-Probabilistic Approach
Linked Open Data Framework for Serendipity in History of Art Research
Large-scale information extraction for assisted curation of the biomedical literature
Introducing Distiller: a unifying framework for Knowledge Extraction
Using ontologies as a faceted browsing for heterogeneous cultural heritage collections