Annual Event

DARIAH Annual Event 2024 | Workflows
June 18-21, 2024

Lisbon, Portugal

Organised jointly with the ROSSIO Infrastructure, the 2024 edition of the DARIAH Annual Event will bring together the DARIAH research communities and beyond on the topic of 'Workflows: Digital Methods for Reproducible Research Practices in the Arts & Humanities'

The call for participation will open from 6th December 2023 - 4th February 2024


Workflows: Digital Methods for Reproducible Research Practices in the Arts and Humanities

Lisbon, Portugal, June 18-21, 2024 (in-person conference)

Arts and humanities researchers tend to be multitasking heroes and versatility buffs. This is probably not a matter of choice. Whether we work on digital editions of literary works, analyse historical events by creating and exploiting corpora of digitised newspapers, or model archaeological sites in 3D, our research processes are often quite complex: they involve multiple steps, different tools and a combination of methods. We are no strangers to heterogeneous datasets, modular system architectures, metadata crosswalks and software pipelines. And we are increasingly aware of the importance of data sharing and the notion of reproducible research in the age of Open Science. A scholarly process may start with identifying and collecting data and end with the publication of some research outputs, but the very beginning and the very end never tell the full story of the research data lifecycle.  

Building on the topic of last year’s Theme Call, the DARIAH Annual Event 2024 will be dedicated to the topic of Workflows: Digital Methods for Reproducible Research Practices in the Arts and Humanities. We are looking for contributions that explore, assess, analyse and embody the challenges of designing, implementing, documenting and sharing digitally-enabled workflows in the context of arts and humanities research from a technical, methodological, infrastructural and conceptual point of view.  The Annual Event will be held in person in Lisbon, Portugal, June 18-21. Accepted submissions are expected to be presented in-person.

Questions that we would like to see addressed include but are not limited to: what is the state of the art in research workflows in the digital arts and humanities? What are we doing well, and what should we do better? How can we evaluate the appropriateness of a workflow or assess its efficiency? What makes a workflow innovative? Are there differences in the way we define and implement workflows in different scholarly domains? What is the role of interdisciplinarity: how can collaborations between experts from different disciplines (arts, humanities, technology etc.) lead to innovative perspectives and more comprehensive solutions to specific challenges? What does it mean for a workflow to be ethical,  reproducible and sustainable? What kind of documentation is necessary and at what level of granularity? Are there modelling, standardisation or data management frameworks that make the documentation of workflows easier? What is the role of training and education in preserving and communicating workflows? How do we — both institutionally and conceptually — become better aware of the tacit knowledge and hidden costs which seem to be embedded in most of our day-to-day professional activities? To what extent is the increasing use of artificial intelligence (AI) affecting our research workflows? What will be the role of responsible, human-centric AI in the future of research workflows? Finally, what should DARIAH do — in addition to treating workflows as a particular content type on the SSH Open Marketplace — to help researchers develop, deploy and disseminate workflows that contribute to the interoperability of data, tools and services?

All accepted papers will be part of thematic sessions, chaired by a member of the Programme Committee. The DARIAH Annual Event combines different forms of encounter and exchange between DARIAH researchers and the wider cultural heritage, arts and humanities,  as well as computer, information and data science communities.

The call for participation accepts:

  • Papers

  • Panels

  • Posters and Demos 

For all contributions, a title and an abstract are to be submitted via the Submission page. Accepted submissions will be published in the Book of Abstracts on Zenodo.

Submission will be open from December 6, 2023 until February 4, 2024.

Please note that each submission will be reviewed by at least two members of the Programme Committee using open identities.

Our Peer Review Guidelines can be found here.

Notification of acceptance is expected by March 25, 2023

Types of Proposals

Paper submissions should include a title, the names of the authors and a 500-word abstract. In ConfTool, please provide the abstract text in the corresponding field; please also upload a pdf with the abstract, references and (possibly) images (500 words max, excluding references). We expect papers to be in the range of 15-20 min.

Panel submissions should include a general title and a list of  contributions that make up the panel, the names of the authors for each contribution and a 750-word abstract for the whole panel. In ConfTool, please also upload a pdf with the abstract, references and (possibly) images (750 words max, excluding references). The total duration of the panel session is 90 minutes. We encourage the authors of this submission type to include moments of exchange with the audience, we would like this to be an interactive session, as much as allowed by the time and format.

We are looking for original posters and demos related to the topic of this year’s event. This category typically includes state-of-the-art project reports, work in progress, beta-versions of tools or new releases of existing tools and services. Demonstration interfaces, online prototypes and experimental work with data at the intersection of cultural heritage and the arts and humanities are welcome. Submissions should include a title, the names of the authors and a 500-word abstract. In ConfTool, please also upload a pdf with the abstract, references and (possibly) images (500 words max, excluding references). 

Evaluation of proposals

Each submission will be reviewed by at least two reviewers selected among the Programme Committee and other DARIAH bodies (DARIAH Joint Research Committee, DARIAH National Coordinator Committee, DARIAH Coordination Office,  DARIAH Strategic Management Team). The reviewers are chosen by the PC according to their expertise in the digital arts and humanities and digital cultural heritage.

The proposals will be reviewed against the following criteria:


  1. Relevance to the event’s topic

  2. Relevance to the DARIAH’s community

  3. Originality, innovation

  4. Structure and clarity 



ROSSIO Infrastructure, the Portuguese node for DARIAH, is enthusiastic to announce that the next DARIAH Annual Event, with the topic Workflows, will take place on June 18th to June 21st, 2024, in Lisbon, Portugal. The event will be hosted by NOVA FCSH, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, at Colégio Almada Negreiros (a well known 20th Century Portuguese painter), in Campolide Campus of NOVA FCSH. June 18th will be a day for DARIAH internal meetings, followed by the conference on June 19th to June 21st.

DARIAH is a European Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities. Its mission is to empower scholarly communities with digital methods to create, connect and share knowledge about culture and society.

The DARIAH Annual Event offers the DARIAH community and beyond the possibility to present results and new ideas; to meet and network.

progRamme comMittee 2024: TO BE ANNOUNCED


I have not missed a DARIAH Annual Event since 2016. It is one of the “must-do” events in my schedule each year, because I wouldn’t want to miss this opportunity for exchange with like-minded colleagues – many of whom have become dear friends through many years of working together in DARIAH-EU – and the development of new ideas and collaborations. The Annual Event is a great showcase of one of the most important aspects and strengths of DARIAH-EU: It is, among and perhaps above all else, an infrastructure of –people- who are burning for Digital Humanities.

Walter Scholger

Deputy National Coordinator for Austria and co-chair, DARIAH-EU ELDAH Working Group

In the past, numismatists have often worked in an isolated silo, and enjoyed too little contact with other disciplines. This has changed with digitisation, and Digital Numismatics is now a leader in Linked Open Data and Semantic Web applications. DARIAH-EU, and in particular the annual events, serve as an ideal forum for us to link up with colleagues outside our discipline and forge new connections, enabling us to learn about applications and competencies that we would otherwise not have learned about.

David Wigg-Wolf

Co-chair, DARIAH-EU Digital Numismatics Working Group

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