[WS-5.7] CIDOC CRM in Action
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Date: Sunday,30 September
Time: 10:20 : 17:20
Duration: Full day
Place: Cultural Conference Centre of Heraklion (CCCH)
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This workshop will offer a hands-on introduction to the process of data integration from heterogeneous cultural heritage (CH) data sources.

Increasingly CH professionals working in the museum sector are faced with the challenge of bringing together a holistic view of the information available from different specialists and institutions with a field from multiple data sources, for the purposes of research or greater institutional knowledge sharing. Whether the goal is data integration for research or for intra- or inter-institutional data integration and harmonization, the skills necessary to plan and execute a data integration project are in demand.

Adopting the CIDOC CRM standard ontology, this workshop will present some of the essential elements for carrying out a data integration project:

    • Understanding conceptual models [specifically the basic modelling patterns, classes and relations of CIDOC CRM]
    • Basic data mapping techniques and an introduction to the X3ML Toolkit for Data Mapping and Transformation
    • An introduction to the WissKi platform and how to create born-semantic CH data

Participants should leave the workshop having a better understanding of the basics of semantic data, CIDOC CRM and how to create semantic data through data mapping/transformation and how to manage it in a semantic research environment.

George Bruseker
Short Bio:

George Bruseker has a PhD in philosophy from the University of Athens (Greece). He has worked with major cultural heritage institutions in Europe and the Gulf in key information management roles, including the British School at Athens in Greece and Qatar Museums in Doha. He presently works as a researcher at the Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH) in the Centre for Cultural Information (CCI) of the Institute of Computer Science. CCI focuses on developing information systems for cultural heritage (CH) institutions. The subject of George’s research is information management, focussing on the development and application of formal ontologies for the generation of semantically encoded datasets. As part of this research, George is a member of the CIDOC Conceptual Reference Model (CRM) Special Interest Group (SIG) which maintains and develops this ISO standard formal ontology for CH data. Currently, he is part of the Parthenos project, a European Union funded research infrastructure (RI) project to build cross-domain support for managing RI related information. A particular focus of his research is to understand and build sustainable systems for supporting the life cycle of information at an intra and inter institutional level, with a special interest in CH and humanities data.

Mark Ficthner
Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Germany
Short Bio:

Mark Fichtner studied computer science at the Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg with main focus on artificial intelligence. After finishing his diploma in 2008 he was working in the DFG funded research project “Wissenschaftliche KommunikationsInfrastruktur” (Scientific CommunicationInfrastruktur, WissKI, http://wiss-ki.eu) for the Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig in Bonn. After the end of the project he switched to the Germanisches Nationalmuseum in 2012, where he made the IT-integration in the research project “The early Dürer”. Since December 2012 he is permanent employee in the IT department of the Germanisches Nationalmuseum and second head of the department. He was coordinator in the second phase of the DFG-funded WissKI project from 2014 to 2016. He specialized in semantic web technology and practical deployment of the CIDOC CRM in the domain of cultural heritage. Since 2008 he constantly contributes to the implementation of the CIDOC CRM in OWL (Erlangen CRM, http://erlangen-crm.org) at the University and thereafter.

Theodoridou Maria
Short Bio:

Maria Theodoridou has a diploma of Electrical Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and a Master of Applied Science from the University of Toronto, Canada. Since 1986, Maria is a Research & Development Engineer at the Foundation for Research and Technology, Hellas, Institute of Computer Science (FORTH-ICS) in the Information Systems Laboratory (ISL) and the Centre for Cultural Informatics (CCI). Maria has been actively involved in several national and international cultural information systems' projects. Currently, she is actively involved in the mapping technology activities of the Centre for Cultural Informatics that include the X3ML Toolkit, a set of small, open source, microservices following the SYNERGY Reference Model for a better practice of data provisioning and aggregation processes and assist the data provisioning process for information integration. She has used the X3ML Toolkit to create several mappings of cultural DBs to the ISO21127 standard CIDOC CRM in the context of research projects such as ARIADNE and PARTHENOS. Maria is currently involved as FORTH-ICS Technical coordinator in the EU HORIZON 2020 Projects PARTHENOS, VRE4EIC, E-RIHS PP.