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2007-06-08: Second Workshop on Foundations of Digital Libraries
The 2nd International Workshop on Foundations of Digital Libraries will be held in Budapest (Hungary) on 20 Septemeber 2007, in conjunction with the 11th European Conference on Research and Advanced Technologies for Digital Libraries (ECDL 2007). Event website
January 24-25, 2008 - Padova, Italy
4th Italian Research Conference on Digital Library Systems Event website
DELOS: Martin Doerr, FORTH, Greece; Carlo Meghini, ISTI-CNR, Italy; Stavros Christodoulakis, Technical University of Crete, Greece. MultiMatch: Giuseppe Amato, ISTI-CNR, Italy; Neil Ireson, University of Sheffield, UK; Johan Oomen, Sound and Vision, The Netherlands. External Expert: Stefan Gradmann, University of Hamburg, Germany.
More and more people involved in the management and description of digital objects in the Cultural Heritage domain face similar problems when deciding on the most suitable metadata schema and conceptual reference framework to adopt. This workshop aims at bringing together experts in the field (both theoreticians and practitioners) to discuss what needs to be done to encourage the adoption of suitable standards that cover the current and emerging needs of the Cultural Heritage digital objects. Purpose of the workshop is to investigate the current state-of-the-art, identify common problems and issues, and hopefully formulate recommendations aimed at encouraging (i) adoption of standards, (ii) interoperability.
A few invited speakers will present some of the best known existing ontologies (CIDOC-CRM, MPEG-7, FRBR), followed by some representatives of Cultural Heritage institutions and projects briefly presenting the problems they are currently facing in this area and/or the solutions they are adopting. The idea is to investigate to what extent these well-known conceptual schemas can already be employed to provide exhaustive descriptions and to identify possible problem areas, based on the the experiences of relevant ongoing work. Another objective is to find a common ground for future work in this area.
The workshop is intended for people active in the field and is by invitation only, trying to limit the number of participants to a maximum of about 30. Please contact one of the organizers (; ) if you are interested in participating, stating your particular interests, or if you want to suggest possible participants.
Objectives of the Workshop and the MultiMatch Perspective
Carol Peters - ISTI-CNR, Italy
Neil Ireson - University of Sheffield, UK and Johann Oomen - Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid, The Netherlands [Presentation - Paper]
09:15 - 10:00
CIDOC CRM and an Integrated Approach to Semantic Interoperability Martin Doerr - FORTH, Crete, Greece. [Presentation - Paper]
10:00 - 10:45
FRBR: Is this the Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship? Maja Zumer - University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. [Presentation - Paper]
10:45 - 11:15
11:15 - 12:00
Ontology-Driven Interoperability for MPEG-7 Chrisa Tsinaraki - Technical University of Crete, Greece. [Presentation - Paper]
12:00 - 12:30
Panel Discussion on Open Issues (Moderator: Stavros Christodoulakis - Technical University of Crete, Greece)
12:30 - 14:00
14:00 - 16:00
EDLProject: Challenges of Multilingual Access to Multilingual European Content Maja Zumer - University of Ljubljana, Slovenia [Presentation - Paper]
Interoperability in the European Library: the Devil is in the Details Sjoerd Siebinga - The European Library Office, The Hague, The Netherlands [Presentation - Paper]
Semantic Interoperability via Ontology Mapping Andrea D'Andrea - Università L'Orientale, Napoli, Italy [Presentation - Paper]
Achieving Interoperability in the MichaelPlus Project Vassilis Tzouvaras - National Technical University of Athens, Greece [Presentation - Paper]
Ontology Mapping in BRICKS Keven Kearney - Engineering, Italy [Presentation]
Semantical Interoperability with IMAGINATION Content using Standardized Ontologies Andreas Walter - IPE-FZI, Karlsruhe, Germany [Presentation - Paper]
SKOS: a Model for Metadata Representation and Interoperability - Dutch Cultural Heritage Institution Thesaurus Conversion Use Case Véronique Malaisé - Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands [Presentation - Paper]
The Perspective of the Text Encoding Initiative Øyvind Eide - University of Oslo, Norway [Presentation - Paper]
The European Commission Interoperability Group Stefan Gradmann - University of Hamburg, Germany [Presentation - Paper]
16:00 - 16:30
16:30 - 17:30
Discussion and Wrap-Up Session (Moderator: Stavros Christodoulakis, Technical University of Crete, Greece)