[Humanist] 27.118 events: visualising heritage; hackathon; CIDOC CRM

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Wed Jun 12 03:02:53 CEST 2013

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 118.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Øyvind_Eide <oyvind.eide at iln.uio.no>                     (89)
        Subject: CFP: Practical Experiences with CIDOC CRM and its Extensions

  [2]   From:    Shawn Day <day.shawn at GMAIL.COM>                           (16)
        Subject: Hack the Lockout! This Saturday, 10am, Wood Quay Venue

  [3]   From:    Simon Mahony <s.mahony at ucl.ac.uk>                         (34)
        Subject: Digital Classicist seminar

        Date: Tue, 11 Jun 2013 08:27:04 +0200
        From: Øyvind_Eide <oyvind.eide at iln.uio.no>
        Subject: CFP: Practical Experiences with CIDOC CRM and its Extensions (CRMEX)

Practical Experiences with CIDOC CRM and its Extensions (CRMEX)
26th September 2013 in Valetta, Malta

A workshop affiliated with the 17th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL 2013)

Background and Objectives
The CIDOC CRM (international standard ISO 21127:2006) is a conceptual model and ontology with a fundamental role in many data integration efforts in the Digital Libraries and Cultural Heritage (CH) domain. It has spawned various CRM-compliant extensions, such as:

- Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBRoo) for works and bibliographic data
- CRM Digitization (CRMdig) for digitization and provenance
- CRM for English Heritage (CRMEH) for archaeology
- British Museum Ontology (BMO) for museum objects
- Sharing Ancient Wisdoms (SAWS) for medieval gnomologia (collections of wise sayings)
- PRESSoo, a FRBRoo extension for serial publications

A number of data models, while not CRM-compliant, have been influenced by the CRM, e.g. the Europeana Data Model - EDM. At the same time, some people claim that the examples of practical working systems using CRM are few and far between. There are various difficulties facing wider CRM adoption and interoperation:

- Because CRM allows many different ways of representing the same situation, CRM adopters in various CH areas need mapping guidelines and best practices to increase the chance of interoperation.
- While RDF is the most viable CRM representation, there are various low-level RDF issues that are not standardized. Since RDF representation implies a certain implementation bias and still undergoes changes of good practice, CRM-SIG has been expecting good practices to emerge from people applying CRM in order to make recommendations

The goal of this workshop is to describe and showcase systems using CRM at their core, exchange experience about the practical use of CRM, describe difficulties for the practical application of CRM, and share approaches for overcoming such difficulties.

The ultimate objective of this workshop is to encourage the wider practical adoption of CRM.

The workshop addresses important topics and is quite relevant to the topics of TPDL, given the following:

- Libraries are opening more and more towards Linked Open Data and semantic technologies
- Library holdings are often considered one part of CH, to be combined and complemented with data from other CH institutions (consider Europeana and similar national aggregation efforts). CRM is a foundational ontology that can provide a unifying ground for all CH domains
- FRBRoo is a popular CRM extension with direct application in the library domain

The workshop invites papers that cover, but are not limited to, the following topics:
- Software systems and similar developments using CRM
- CRM repositories that aggregate large amounts of CRM RDF data
- CRM-compliant extension ontologies and domain specializations. Principles for extending CRM
- Best practices for representing specific situations from specific CH domains in CRM
- Best practices, guidelines and detailed mappings from various metadata formats and various CH domains to CRM
- Joint use of CRM and other popular ontologies. Principles for selecting constructs from different ontologies.
- Querying, searching and faceted browsing of CRM repositories
- Display, editing, annotation and cross-linking of CRM data
- Reasoning with CRM data
- Encountered mistakes in representing CRM data. CRM learning curve and didactic considerations
- Shortcomings of CRM, recommendations for CRM evolution. Collaboration on CRM evolution, merging RDF standardization approaches, recommendations for collaborative approaches.
- Performance and volumetric information about CRM-based systems
- Evaluations of CRM adoption, usability of CRM-based systems, usage of specific CRM constructs

Workshop Format
The workshop will be a full day:
- Up to 10 papers, presented in 25 minutes each plus 5 minutes for discussion. We expect a presentation to be submitted for each paper, and an author to present in person.
- Up to 8 system demos and posters
- A collaborative session of 1 hour, to draft common position paper and recommendations

Submission instructions
- The peer review process will be organized at EasyChair. Watch http://www.ontotext.com/CRMEX for news
- Each paper will be reviewed by three reviewers, assigned by random choice.
- Workshop proceedings will be published freely at CEUR WS. The authors are advised to use the LNCS format.
- Accepted papers are expected to be submitted in camera-ready form a week before the workshop, so the proceedings can be ready for the workshop.
- We expect authors to prepare and submit a presentation a day before the workshop. These presentations will also be included in the proceedings.
- We also solicit Position Papers for the collaborative session (not refereed, up to 3 pages).

Important dates
- Paper submission deadline: Jul 27, 2013
- Paper acceptance notification: Aug 27, 2013
- Camera-ready version of accepted papers: September 20, 2013
- Presentations for accepted papers: September 24, 2013
- Position Papers (non-refereed): September 24, 2013
- Papers publication at CEUR-WS: September 24, 2013
- Workshop date: September 26, 2013
- Final proceedings publication: October 5, 2013 (including presentations and common position paper)

Organizing Committee
- Vladimir Alexiev, Ontotext, Bulgaria (vladimir.alexiev at ontotext.com). Workshop Chair
- Vladimir Ivanov, Kazan Federal University, Russia (nomemm at gmail.com). Review Chair
- Franco Niccolucci, University of Florence, Prato, Italy. Publication Chair
- Christian-Emil Ore, University of Oslo, Norway. Authors Liaison
- Guenther Goerz, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. Publicity Chair

Program Committee
- Christian-Emil Ore, Unit for Digital Documentation, University of Oslo, Norway
- Ceri Binding, Hypermedia Research Unit, Hypermedia Research Unit; Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science; University of South Wales
- Costis Dallas, Associate Professor, Director of Museum Studies, University of Toronto
- Eero Hyvönen, Professor and Research Director, Semantic Computing Research Group, Department of Media Technology, Aalto University and University of Helsinki
- Franco Niccolucci, Director, VAST-LAB, PIN, University of Florence, Prato, Italy (former: Professor at the Faculty of Architecture)
- Guenther Goerz, lead, Digital Humanities group, Computer Science Department, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
- Kai Eckert, Postdoctoral Researcher,  Research Group Data and Web Science, University of Mannheim
- Keith May, Information Strategy Advisor, Strategic Planning & Management Division, English Heritage; Visiting Fellow, University of Glamorgan
- Martin Doerr, Research Director, Center for Cultural Informatics, Information Systems Laboratory, Institute of Computer Science, FORTH, Greece
- Michele Pasin, Information architect, Nature Publishing Group (formerly research associate, Department of Digital Humanities, King's College)
- Øyvind Eide, Senior Analyst, Unit for Digital Documentation, University of Oslo, Norway
- Panos Constantopoulos, Director of Information Systems and Databases Laboratory, Professor and Department Chairman of Department of Informatics, Athens University of Economics and Business; Digital Curation Unit, Institute for the Management of Information Systems, “Athena” Research Centre
- Patrick Le Boeuf, Bibliothèque nationale de France
- Rainer Simon, senior researcher, Digital Memory Engineering research group, Austrian Institute of Technology
- Stefan Gradmann, Professor at Faculty of Arts, Director of the University Library, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
- Trond Aalberg, Associate Professor, Data and Information Management group, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
- Vladimir Alexiev, Lead, Data and Ontology Management group, Ontotext Corp, Bulgaria
- Vladimir Ivanov, Senior research assistant, Computational Linguistics Laboratory, Kazan Federal University, Russia. Cultural Heritage Digitization Center of Tatarstan


Kind regards

Øyvind Eide
Unit for Digital Documentation
University of Oslo

        Date: Tue, 11 Jun 2013 09:13:51 +0000
        From: Shawn Day <day.shawn at GMAIL.COM>
        Subject: Hack the Lockout! This Saturday, 10am, Wood Quay Venue

> From: Danielle O'Donovan <odonovan.danielle at gmail.com<mailto:odonovan.danielle at gmail.com>>
> Date: 10 June 2013 13:00:03 IST
> Subject: Hack the Lockout! This Saturday, 10am, Wood Quay Venue

I'm working for the Irish Heritage Trust on the digital aspects of their Dublin Tenement Experience, which marks the centenary of the 1913 Lockout and offers interpretation of both tenement life and The Lockout. We are going to have a site powered by OMEKA but we hope to also make a mobile offering. We really have no budget for the latter so we are having a hackathon on Saturday, from 10-5 in Wood Quay.

There is a JPEG of info at www.dublintenementexperience.com<http://www.dublintenementexperience.com/>

Thank you!


Dr Danielle O'Donovan,
7a Avondale Park,
Co. Dublin,
dodonova at tcd.ie<mailto:dodonova at tcd.ie>
odonovan.danielle at gmail.com<mailto:odonovan.danielle at gmail.com>
01 - 2855508
085 722 5648

        Date: Tue, 11 Jun 2013 14:52:46 +0000
        From: Simon Mahony <s.mahony at ucl.ac.uk>
        Subject: Digital Classicist seminar

Announcing this week's seminar in the Digital Classicist & Institute of 
Classical Studies Summer seminars for 2013:

Valeria Vitale (King’s College London)
An Ontology for 3D Visualisation in Cultural Heritage

Friday June 14 at 16:30
Room G37, Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU

Behind each scholarly 3D visualisation is a thorough study of records, 
iconography, literary sources, artistic canons and precedents. However, 
this research process is seldom visible in the final outcome to either 
the general public or the academy. This paper suggests the use of an RDF 
ontology to describe 3D models, identify relationships, and connect them 
to their diverse related sources (photographs, GIS coordinates, academic 
literature, etc.). If such an ontology can be derived and applied it 
will optimise the documentation process, and further, allow 3D 
visualisations to join and enrich the growing network of linked digital 
resources to study the past.

The seminar will be followed by wine and refreshments.

All are welcome

The full 2013 programme is at 

Simon Mahony
Teaching Fellow
Programme Director MA/MSc Digital Humanities[1]
UCL Centre for Digital Humanities[2]
Department of Information Studies
University College London
Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Tel: 020 7679 0092
Fax: 020 7383 0557

s.mahony at ucl.ac.uk
[1] www.ucl.ac.uk/dh/courses/mamsc
[2] www.ucl.ac.uk/dh/

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