Linked Archives

International Workshop

September 20, 2022 | Padua, Italy


  • June 3, 2022: The submission deadline extended 1 additional week (June 12).
  • May 24, 2022: The submission deadline was extended 1 week (June 5).
  • May 13, 2022: Kerstin Arnold is confirmed as a Keynote Speaker.
  • March 31, 2022: Linked Archives webpage is online.


The International Workshop on Archives and Linked Data run in conjunction with the 26th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL 2022). TPDL 2022 aims to be an in-presence event in Padua, Italy.

Cultural Heritage deals with treasures that are expected to survive generations. Many digital initiatives have explored segments of this global asset, with much more to uncover. They tend to be oriented by the organizations that have traditionally curated these valuable objects: libraries, museums, archives. 

This workshop takes the perspective of archives, the guardians of immense volumes of information, both historical and current, driven by the need to keep a record of our past processes, achievements, and results. The growing interest in archival records and the availability of technologies that can take large volumes of data and process them is leading archives into the world of linked data. In this vision, the archives’ information is joined with data from other cultural heritage institutions and more informal sources. Later, users can explore archives in rich interfaces where the data are available in their context, with explicit metadata.

The workshop’s goal is to gather researchers and specialists who are engaged in
initiatives that cross Archives and the Semantic Web and those planning similar
initiatives in cultural heritage organizations. This is a naturally
interdisciplinary workshop that aims to stimulate the dialogue between the
technical-oriented communities, researchers from the digital humanities, as
well as specialists from cultural heritage institutions.


  • Submission deadline: May 29, 2022 June 12, 2022
  • Author feedback: July 10, 2022
  • Camera-ready version due: July 24, 2022
  • Workshop: September 20, 2022


The workshop is open to original papers of theoretical or practical nature. Papers must adhere to CEUR-WS single-columns format. For LaTeX users, there is an Overleaf template, while Word submissions should use the provided template. Papers should be written in English.  The review process will be single-blind. Articles must be submitted via the workshop’s EasyChair submission page in PDF format.

We welcome the following types of contributions:

  • Research papers (up to 10 pages + references): finished or ongoing works with relevant results, open to discussion.
  • Short papers and demos (up to 5 pages + references): demos and prototypes; preliminary research results; project reports; position papers.

At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the workshop to present the paper. For further instructions, please refer to the TPDL 2022 page.


Relevant topics include, but are not limited to the following.

  • Ontologies for archives
  • New forms of records and archives, including Web, social media, audio-visual archives
  • Architectures, frameworks, and infrastructures for linked archives
  • Implementations and evaluations of linked archives
  • Information retrieval in linked archives
  • ‘Big data’ technologies (e.g., NoSQL databases) in archives
  • Analytics in archival material, including data mining and network analysis
  • Artificial intelligence and archives
  • User interfaces for linked archives
  • User studies focusing on user needs and their information-seeking behavior
  • Authenticity and provenance 
  • Methodologies for publishing linked archival data


TPDL 2022 will publish the proceedings of the workshops and the doctoral consortium in the CEUR Workshop Series. Extended versions of the best papers will be selected to be published in the ACM Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage (JOCCH).


We will run a four-hour workshop on September 20. We will announce the program as soon as possible.


Kerstin Arnold, Archives Portal Europe Foundation

Kerstin has worked with archives for over 15 years, gaining expertise in various areas, from academic editions via records management and digital transfer to aggregation of cultural heritage metadata in different contexts. Having been part of the projects establishing Archives Portal Europe, Kerstin is now the initiative’s COO in the role of the APEF Manager. She holds a Master’s degree each in Communication Science and in Library and Information Management and is a member of the Technical Subcommittee on Encoded Archival Standards. She shares her knowledge and experience with colleagues and next generation archivists at conferences, workshops and by teaching at the Fachhochschule Potsdam, Germany.




  • Adam Retter (Evolved Binary)
  • Alexandra Lourenço (Direção-Geral do Livro, dos Arquivos e da Biblioteca)
  • Anita Valentina Carriero (University of Bologna)
  • Andrea Giovanni Nuzzolese (Istituto di Scienze e Tecnologie della Cognizione – CNR)
  • Antoine Isaac (Europeana & VU University Amsterdam)
  • Ashleigh Hawkins (University of Liverpool)
  • Carla Teixeira Lopes (University of Porto, INESC TEC)
  • Cristina Ribeiro (University of Porto, INESC TEC)
  • Daniel Gomes (
  • Dora Melo (Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra)
  • Florence Clavaud (Archives nationales)
  • Francesca Giovannetti (University of Bologna)
  • Francesca Tomasi (University of Bologna)
  • Franco Niccolucci (University of Florence)
  • Gregory Jansen (University of Maryland)
  • Harald Sack (FIZ Karlsruhe, Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure & KIT Karlsruhe)
  • Irene Rodrigues (Universidade de Évora)
  • Jean-Luc Cochard (Swiss Federal Archives)
  • Jone Garmendia (The National Archives of the United Kingdom)
  • José Carlos Ramalho (University of Minho)
  • Kerstin Arnold (Archives Portal Europe)
  • Lucia Giagnolini (University of Bologna)
  • Mahsa Vafaie (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)
  • Maja Žumer (University of Ljubljana)
  • Marc Spaniol (Université de Caen Normandie)
  • Marcos Souza (Universidade Federal de Santa Maria)
  • Maria Jose de Almeida (Direção-Geral do Livro, dos Arquivos e da Biblioteca)
  • María Poveda-Villalón (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)
  • Marilena Daquino (University of Bologna)
  • Mark Conrad (Advanced Information Collaboratory)
  • Natalia Pashkeeva (CNRS, UMR IRIS, ERC research project OFF-SITE)
  • Nuno Freire NOVA FCSH, Europeana Foundation)
  • Pauline Charbonnier (Archives nationales)
  • Pedro Rangel Henriques (University of Minho)
  • Richard Marciano (University of Maryland)
  • Sérgio Nunes (University of Porto, INESC TEC)
  • Tabea Tietz (FIZ Karlsruhe)
  • Tobias Wildi (University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons)



University of Porto  and INESC TEC



University of Porto and INESC TEC






Universidad Politécnica de Madrid



Nova FCSH and Europeana




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