On June 11, the Agora research project will host a symposium entitled â€œDigital Cultural Heritage Goes Socialâ€. During this afternoon, there will be talks and discussions with internationally renowned researchers and cultural heritage professionals about the possible interaction between the social web and cultural heritage. Sound and Vision is a principal partner in the Agora project.
Invited speakers and panelists:
Carmen Iannacone, Chief Technology Officer for the Smithsonian Institution. He is responsible for evaluating and implementing new technologiesÂ for use in the Smithsonian IT infrastructure, and for optimizingÂ performance of its IT operations. The Institutionâ€™s nineteen museums andÂ research stations provide a diverse technology climate, and his role isÂ an integral liaison between centralized IT and the public. Prior toÂ joining the Smithsonian, Carmen Iannacone served as director ofÂ worldwide IT operations for the Federal Acquisition Service of theÂ General Services Administration (GSA), and was partner a softwareÂ development consultancy in Alexandria, VA. He holds several patents forÂ software and lives in Sterling, VA. More information about SmithsonianÂ Institution: http://www.si.edu/
Anthony Jameson, PrincipalÂ Researcher in the Intelligent User Interfaces department atÂ DFKI , the GermanÂ Research Center for Artificial Intelligence since 2001.Â Â Â Through November 2009, he is visiting FBK-irst to direct the targetedÂ research unit Prevolution (funded by the Autonomous Province of Trento)Â which studies the formation and evolution of usersâ€™ preferences, inÂ particular toward intelligentÂ interactive systems. Information about aÂ workshop on this topic that he recently conducted at IUI 2009 withÂ Silvia Gabrielli and Antti Oulasvirta can be found atÂ http://prevolution.fbk.eu .Â Anthony Jameson has a B.A. in Philosophy from Harvard College, aÂ Diploma in Psychology from the University of Hamburg, a PhD inÂ Psychology from the University of Amsterdam, and a Habilitation inÂ Cognitive Science from Saarland University. Before moving to DFKI, heÂ conducted research in various areas of human-computer interaction andÂ artificial intelligence at the following institutions:Â UniversityÂ of Hamburg, University of Nijmegen and Saarland University. AnthonyÂ Jameson has also been an adjunct professor ofÂ human-computer interaction at theÂ International University in Germany sinceÂ 2001. Much more detailed information will be found on his DFKI homepage .
Richard van Alphen, databaseÂ administrator at the Tropenmuseum .Â He is responsible for managing The Museum SystemÂ (TMS), a collection management system that functions at the core of theÂ organization. He is responsible for quality control and user support,Â and for sustainable media storage. Besides, Richard works as aÂ consultant/trainer in capacity building with partner-institutions inÂ developing countries.
Frank Meijer, project manager digitisation at theÂ Tropenmuseum inÂ Amsterdam as well as project manager of the digital archive and websiteÂ of theÂ Ridderlijke Duitsche Orde .
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 <http://www.biografischportaal.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 â€“ 13:00 Registration and lunch
13:00 â€“ 13:00 Welcome by CATCH programme committee (PaulÂ Doorenbosch, National Library of The Netherlands)
13:00 â€“ 13:45 Presentation by Carmen Iannacone (SmithsonianÂ Institution, Washington, US)
13:45 â€“ 14:30 Presentation by Anthony Jameson (FBK â€“ FondazioneÂ Bruno Kessler, Trento, Italy)
14:30 â€“ 15:00 Coffee and tea break
15:00 â€“ 15:20 Agora demo presentation
15:20 â€“ 15:50 Presentation by Frank Meijer and Richard van AlphenÂ (Royal Tropical Institute Amsterdam)
15:50 â€“ 16:40 Panel chaired by Guus Schreiber (Free UniversityÂ Amsterdam)
16:40 â€“ 17:00 Update CATCHPlus by project team (www.catchplus.nl <http://www.catchplus.nl/> )
17:00 â€“ 18:00 Reception