On June 11, Agora will organise a symposium entitled “Digital Cultural Heritage Goes Social”. During this day, we will have talks by and discussions with internationally renowned researchers and cultural heritage professionals about the possible interaction between the social web and cultural heritage.
Our invited speakers and panelists:
Carmen Iannacone, Chief Technology Officer for the Smithsonian Institution. He is responsible for evaluating and implementing new technologies for use in the Smithsonian IT infrastructure, and for optimizing performance of its IT operations. The Institution’s nineteen museums and research stations provide a diverse technology climate, and his role is an integral liaison between centralized IT and the public. Prior to joining the Smithsonian, Carmen Iannacone served as director of worldwide IT operations for the Federal Acquisition Service of the General Services Administration (GSA), and was partner a software development consultancy in Alexandria, VA. He holds several patents for software and lives in Sterling, VA. More information about Smithsonian Institution: http://www.si.edu/
Anthony Jameson, Principal Researcher in the Intelligent User Interfaces department at DFKI, the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence since 2001. Through November 2009, he is visiting FBK-irst to direct the targeted research unit Prevolution (funded by the Autonomous Province of Trento) which studies the formation and evolution of users’ preferences, in particular toward intelligent interactive systems. Information about a workshop on this topic that he recently conducted at IUI 2009 with Silvia Gabrielli and Antti Oulasvirta can be found at http://prevolution.fbk.eu. Anthony Jameson has a B.A. in Philosophy from Harvard College, a Diploma in Psychology from the University of Hamburg, a PhD in Psychology from the University of Amsterdam, and a Habilitation in Cognitive Science from Saarland University. Before moving to DFKI, he conducted research in various areas of human-computer interaction and artificial intelligence at the following institutions: University of Hamburg, University of Nijmegen and Saarland University. Anthony Jameson has also been an adjunct professor of human-computer interaction at the International University in Germany since 2001. Much more detailed information will be found on his DFKI homepage.
Richard van Alphen, database administrator at the Tropenmuseum. He is responsible for managing The Museum System (TMS), a collection management system that functions at the core of the organization. He is responsible for quality control and user support, and for sustainable media storage. Besides, Richard works as a consultant/trainer in capacity building with partner-institutions in developing countries.
Rik Hoekstra, head of digital source publications at the Institute of
Netherlands History in The Hague and also responsible for the technical
development of Biography Portal of the Netherlands
(www.biografischporaal.nl), where accessibility, contextualization and
knowledge discovery have long been the central issues in online publishing.
The meeting starts at 12:00 at the Amsterdam Historisch Museum in Amsterdam and is open to all.
There is no registration fee. Please register yourself at the NWO website
|12:00 – 13:00||Registration and lunch|
|13:00 – 13:00||Welcome by CATCH programme committee (Paul Doorenbosch, National Library of The Netherlands)|
|13:00 – 13:45||Presentation by Carmen Iannacone (Smithsonian Institution, Washington, US)|
|13:45 – 14:30||Presentation by Anthony Jameson (FBK – Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento, Italy)|
|14:30 – 15:00||Coffee and tea break|
|15:00 – 15:20||Agora demo presentation|
|15:20 – 15:50||Presentation by Frank Meijer and Richard van Alphen (Royal Tropical Institute Amsterdam)|
|15:50 – 16:40||Panel chaired by Guus Schreiber (Free University Amsterdam)|
|16:40 – 17:00||Update CATCHPlus by project team (www.catchplus.nl)|
|17:00 – 18:00||Reception|