Content: the course aims at providing students with an introduction to metadata design for archaeological datasets, with perspective content provided as case studies by the students. The school will consist of some introductory lectures followed by hands-on seminars in which the design is developed by the students with the supervision of ISTI experts and then collectively discussed.

Organizer: ISTI-CNR, Pisa, Italy

4-8 July, 2016

Venue: ISTI, Area della Ricerca di Pisa, Via G. Moruzzi 1, 56125 Pisa, Room C29

Pre-requisites: Basic knowledge of mark-up languages, metadata and semantics.

The first call for applications for 2016 is open!  You should complete your application and return it to ARIADNE by Monday 16th May.


Monday 4th July
12.30 – 14.30 Lunch break
14.30 – 17.30 Welcome and introduction to the summer school

Presentation of the research questions & data by the participants

Tuesday 5th July
9.30 – 12.30 Basics

Principles of Semantic Data Modeling. Web architecture, the semantic web, URI, XML.

12.30 – 14.30 Lunch break
14.30 – 17.30 Analysis of the research questions & data by the participants
Wednesday 6th July
9.30 – 12.30 Modeling with the Resource Description Framework

RDF Syntax. Abstraction mechanisms and RDF Schema. RDF Seman-tics, Inferences, SPARQL

12.30 – 14.30 Lunch break
14.30 – 17.30 Ontologies

Definition and examples, the Ontology web language OWL 2, the ontology editor Protégé

Thursday 7th July
9.30 – 12.30 Metadata schemas and standards for Archaeological and Architectural Heritage

Critical overview on metadata schemas and standards for CH documentation

12.30 – 14.30 Lunch break
14.30 – 17.30 Design of metadata for archaeological datasets: hands-on session

Each participant will be assisted in the design of metadata for his/her archaeological dataset

Friday 8th July
9.30 – 12.30 Linked Data

Producing, consuming, publishing Linked Data


12.30 – 14.30 Lunch break
14.30 – 17.30 Lesson learned, questions and feedback from participants


How to apply

Researchers should complete the application form and return it to ARIADNE by email by the call deadline. Information about the application process and a link to the application form is available here: How to apply