Summer school: Design of Archaeological Datasets Pisa 2015

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

6-10 July, 2015

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.


Monday 6th July  
14.30 - 17.30

Welcome and introduction to the summer school

Presentation of research questions and data by participants

Tuesday 7th July  
9.30 - 12.30


Principles of Data and Conceptual modeling.  Web architecture, the semantic web, URL, XML

12.30 - 14.30 Lunch
14.30 - 17.30 Analysis of the research questions and data by the participants
Wednesday 8th July  
9.30 - 12.30

Modeling with the Resource Description Framework

Objects and relationships, RDF Syntax.  Abstraction mechanisms and RDF schema.  RDF semantics, inferences, SPARQL

12.30 - 14.30 Lunch
14.30 - 17.30


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

Thursday 9th 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
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 10th July  
9.30 - 12.30

Linked Data

Producing, consuming, publishing Linked Data.  Demonstration

12.30 - 14.30 Lunch
14.30 - 17.30

Lessons learned, questions and feedback from participants.