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2008

 

10) Paving the way to a semantic web for cultural heritage
(2-3 December 2008, Braga, Portugal).

Working Group 2

Within the VAST2008 conference and the activity of the EU COST action 32, Working Group 2 (Software Development), we are organizing a workshop entitled "Paving the way to a semantic web for cultural heritage", to be held in Braga, Portugal, on December 2nd and 3rd 2008.

The Working Group 2 deals with the development of innovative, open source applications and tools to enable the vision of an open, web accessible scholarly community. You will find an overview of the four development lines involved in WG 2 at this web page: http://www.cost-a32.eu/wg-2.html

The Workshop aims to give the opportunity to senior expert in the field to exchange their knowledge and to the developers involved in their related projects, or simply interested in what we are developing, to give their active contribution, propose their ideas or explore other forms of collaboration.

The main topics of the workshop are:

  • Ontology enrichment in the Cultural Heritage domain
  • Semantic annotation of cultural resources (i.e. multimedia, 3D, images, video)
  • Semantic and ontology driven search engines
  • Visualisation of complex semantically structured data
  • Semantic access to web repository
  • Semantic tools to grant interoperability between digital library
  • Open Source tools and applications for semantic annotation and data organisation

The workshop will be partially founded in part by the COST office and participants travel expenses and accommodations will be covered for some participants.

If you are interested in participating, please submit a short abstract where you briefly present your project and/or the way you would like to contribute. Additionally, please attach a short curriculum.

Feel free to extend this invitation to any member of your research/development team you think might be interested in participating.
The deadline for abstract submission is July 21th 2008.

Responsible for the planning:Denis Pitzalis (d.pitzalis - at - cyi.ac.cy) and Michele Barbera (barbera - at - netseven.it);

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9) The dilemmas of Digitization. Thinking about the Past, Planning the Future. How to Digitize the Humanities?
(22-24 May 2008, Oxford, UK).

Working Group 1

Conveners: Paolo D'Iorio, Anne Simonin, Alexis Tadié. General Coordinator: Paul Flather.

In collaboration with The Maison Française, The Europaeum, The Bodleian Library, The Oxford Internet Institute.

A key element in the new research world has been the digitization of library holdings, archives, research material, making it possible to access, search, and structure research material online. However, while digitization has become commonplace, and the research community enjoys its many benefits, there remains work to be done to ensure that it is done efficiently, in an internationally coordinated way. This is how it must benefit scholarship and scholars.

This conference gathering international experts on digitization plans to assess the achievements of the last 30 years, to examine successes and failures.

The first day will address the main aspects of the digital libraries and research infrastructures for the humanities. The second day will be devoted to an analysis of a number of specific case studies. Contrasting successful, and less successful, attempts at digitization and digital scholarship will provide fruitful ground for future plans.

The last session should be devoted to the conditions of access of the digitized material. Such essential issues as the question of copyright, of funding of digitization projects, as well as national and transnational cooperation and harmonization should be addressed in this session.

Visit the project Website at the adress: http://www.mfo.ac.uk/en/node/154

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8) Designing the Scholarsource Software Architecture
(19-20 May 2008, Ancona, Italy).

Working Group 2

The Working Group 2 deals with the development of innovative, open source applications and tools to enable the vision of an open, web accessible scholarly community. You will find an overview of the four development lines involved in WG 2 at this web page: http://www.cost-a32.eu/wg-2.html

The Workshop aims at giving the opportunity to developers involved in related projects, or simply interested in what we are developing, to give their active contribution, propose their ideas or explore other forms of collaboration.

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7) Open Scholarly Communities on the Web: Legal, Social and Economic Framework
(21 and 22 April 2008, Oxford, UK).

Working Group 3

The first meeting of WG3, will be devoted to analyzing the current debate on the legal, economic and social conditions for setting-up open scholarly communities on the web, to define a work plan and a roadmap, and to share responsibilities and commitments. Day one of the meeting will be open to the public and consist of presentations by experts in the field and discussion, while day 2 will be a smaller group devoted to deeper discussion and mapping of a plan of action.

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Past Meetings

 

2007

 

6) Railstoitaly Conference (26-27 October 2007, Pisa, Italy).

Working Group 2

After the incredible success of many rails conferences worldwide, the first italian rails event is coming! The 26th and 27th of October, the Department of Informatics of the University of Pisa will host Railstoitaly 07, organized by the Discovery partner Net7 and sponsored by the COST Action A32 "Scholarly communities on the web".
The event will attract developers, IT managers, ruby experts, web artists, italian and european researchers. They will all meet at Railstoitaly 07 for two days full of presentations, tutorials and creativity.
The future version of the Hyper software (codename Talia) will be presented at the conference by Daniel Hahn, Michele Nucci, Luca Mearelli, “Digital Libraries on Rails: Talia”. Visit the conference Website at the adress: http://www.railstoitaly.org

A short video summary of the conference is available on-line at: http://blip.tv/file/721527

 

5) Genetic Criticism and Scholarly Edition

20-22 September 2007, Antwerp, Belgium

Working Group 1, MC

The focus of this workshop is genetic criticism and scholarly editing. The main topics are the ways in which authors’ reading notes, drafts, and variants between textual versions can be encoded and presented.

 

4) Hyper Developers Workshop

24-26 May 2007, Bucarest, Romania

Working Group 2

This workshop is reserved for programmers who develop the Hyper infrastructure (the actual version or the future version written in Ruby on Rails) or useful tools for the HyperFederation.

 

2006

 

3) Developing the HyperFederation

15-17 December 2006, Hamburg, Germany

Working Group 1 and 2, MC

Developing the HyperFederation was a technically oriented workshop of the Working Group 2 (software) with the core objective of setting a up a community of programmers who will contribute to the development of the Hyper-Platform. An additional objective was to identify areas especially suitable for such development contributions and to contribute to a development roadmap as input for a development plan.

 

2) Scholarly Editions on the Web: A Hyper Training Workshop

22-25 June 2006, Munich, Germany

Working Group 1 and 2

A training workshop in the use of the functions of the Hyper platform currently available. These include Web publication of digital editions, including facsimiles, diplomatic transcriptions, critical and genetic editions, as well as thematic paths, commentaries, translations and critical essays.

http://www.hypernietzsche.org/events/sew/

 

1) First Meeting of the Management Committee

27 March 2006, Bruxelles, Belgium

 

 

 

 

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