Aim and Scope of the Workshop

Exploration, analysis, and preservation of the rich cultural and historical tapestry of the world are essential for our understanding of humanity's past and shaping our future. In recent years, there has been increased interest in the creation and application of Ontologies, Knowledge Graphs, and other Semantic Web Technologies within Cultural Heritage (CH) and Digital Humanities (DH). However, to date, the distinct areas of expertise, methodologies and traditions across the fields have led to a noticeable gap between tech solutions and humanities’ needs.

The aim of SemDH 2024 is to bridge this division and encourage closer collaboration and networking across diverse fields. To accomplish this goal, we invite all members of Semantic Web, CH and DH communities actively involved in the development of systematic approaches and advanced technologies for handling heterogeneous, diverse and challenging humanities data. This includes, but is not limited to, constructing and utilizing of knowledge graphs for the humanities, extracting and representing knowledge from historical texts, data linking across disciplines, enriching semantics of historical records and biographies, analyzing social networks, ontology adoption, extension and evaluation for specific domains. In addition, it includes the exploitation of recent technologies, e.g. LLM(s), in the context of semantic technologies, to tackle the diverse challenges associated with working with historical data. We welcome presentations that not only focus on technological endeavours but also explore the analysis of CH and DH data landscape through the perspective of philosophical, historical, social, and other research questions.

Workshop Topics

  • Fundamental Concepts and Questions in Digital Humanities (DH) Research
  • Vocabulary, Schema, Ontology Development and Design Methodologies in DH
  • Application of Formal Ontologies (UFO, BFO, etc.) in DH
  • Practical Use of Standard Ontologies (CIDOC-CRM, FRBR) in DH: Case Studies, Challenges and Lessons Learnt
  • Harmonization of established standards like TEI, MEI, LIDO and Ontologies
  • Philosophical and Sociological Analysis of DH Models and Modeling Practices
  • Social Studies on Ontology Standardization Policies in DH
  • Temporal Knowledge Graphs in Context of DH
  • Semantic Web Applications for DH
  • Software Architectures, Structural Frameworks and Infrastructures for DH KGs
  • Interoperability and Linking in DH
  • Application of FAIR Principles and KG-based Data Curation Strategies in DH
  • (Automated) Construction of Knowledge Graphs for DH
  • Searching, Querying, and Visualization of DH Knowledge Graphs
  • Natural Language Processing (NLP) for Knowledge Extraction in DH Research
  • Workflows and Tools for Knowledge Extraction in DH, e.g. Crowdsourcing
  • Access Management, Trust and Provenance in the DH context
  • Evaluation of DH Ontologies and KGs: Methods, Metrics and Criteria

Important Dates

March 7
March 14, 2024

Submission Deadline (extended)

April 4
April 11, 2024

Author Notification (extended)

April 18, 2024

Camera Ready Versions

May 27, 2024

Workshop Date

All deadlines are 23:59 anywhere on earth (UTC-12).


Workshop submissions must be written in English and formatted in the proceedings style, single column format. All papers and proposals have to be submitted electronically via EasyChair. Each accepted paper needs to be presented by one of the authors, who agrees to register and participate in SemDH2024.


How to Attend

SemDH is an on-site event taking place on May 27, 2024 in Hersonissos, Crete (Greece). The workshop is co-located with the 21st Extended Semantic Web Conference. ESWC is a major venue for discussing the latest scientific results and technology innovations around semantic technologies. Building on its past success, ESWC is seeking to broaden its focus to span other relevant related research areas in which Web semantics plays an important role. All workshop participants must register at ESWC to attend. Please have a look at the official ESWC 2024 webpage for detailed information on the conference, program, venue and registration.