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Johan Oomen on Mon, 31 May 2010 18:22:32 +0200 (CEST)

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[Nettime-nl] CATCH Symposium: Digital Cultural Heritage Goes Social - Amsterdam Historisch Museum - 11 juni

On June 11, the Agora research project will host a symposium entitled
³Digital Cultural Heritage Goes Social². During this afternoon, 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 Institution¹s 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 <http://dfki.de/> , 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
users¹ 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 <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
<http://www.i-u.de/> since  2001. Much more detailed information will be
found on his DFKI homepage <http://dfki.de/%7Ejameson> .

Richard van Alphen, database  administrator at the Tropenmuseum
<http://www.tropenmuseum.nl/> .  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.

Frank Meijer, project manager digitisation at the Tropenmuseum
<http://www.tropenmuseum.nl/>  in  Amsterdam as well as project manager of
the digital archive and website  of the Ridderlijke Duitsche Orde
<http://www.ridderlijkeduitscheorde.nl/> .

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
<http://www.ahm.nl>  in Amsterdam and is open to all.

There is no registration fee. Please register yourself at the NWO website

The programme: 

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
<http://www.catchplus.nl/> )
17:00 ­ 18:00 Reception

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