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CAA Conference: Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (Tübingen, 19-23 March 2018)

The 2018 Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA)  conference will take place between 19-23 March, at the University of Tübingen, Germany.

The Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA) Annual Conference is one of the major events in the calendar for scholars, specialists and experts in the field of computing technologies applied to archaeology.

The 46th Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology Conference (CAA 2018) has been given the theme “Human history and digital future”. The conference will address a multitude of topics. Through diverse case studies from all over the world, the conference will show new technical approaches and best practice from various archaeological and computer-science disciplines. The conference will bring together hundreds of participants from around the world in parallel sessions, workshops, tutorials and roundtables.

For general information about the conference: caa2018@caaconference.org

CAA - Computer Applications and Quantitive Methods in Archaeology

Conference: Cultural Heritage and New Technologies (Vienna, 8-10 Nov 2017)

Combining Archaeology, History, and New Technologies

The conference aims to enhance the collaboration between historians and archaeologists and related disciplines using new technologies and to showcase best practice applications in multidisciplinary research.

Museen der Stadt Wien – Stadtarchäologie

When: 8-10 November 2017

Where: the Museen der Stadt Wien – Stadtarchäologie, in Vienna, Austria.

Topics cover

  • Application of effective 3D-methods for the reconstruction of buildings, integrating archaeological excavation data with historical sources including images, thus increasing our understanding of the past
  • Additional digital methods for the combined visualisation of archaeological and historical data (e.g. monitoring changes and preservation of archaeological monuments based on historical images).
  • Application of new technologies to assess the archaeological record based on historical data (maps, tax returns, inventories, ship wreck lists, etc.) and/or combining historical sources and archaeological data in a geographical information system for recording the history of urban or rural landscapes.
  • Games, apps, and teaching software integrating archaeological and historical knowledge
  • Historical data as a basis for checking or validating digital tools applied in archaeology and vice versa.
  • Dealing with inscriptions (including cuneiform, hieroglyphs and symbols): digital methods for enhancing readability (e.g. Reflectance Transformation Imaging), pattern recognition of letters or pictograms, comparison of hand writing (same author?).
  • Statistical analysis investigating the correlation between historical place names and archaeological evidence.

Click here for Programme Overview

 

Workshop: Creating Data Management Plans (Birmingham, 29 Nov 2017)

The Chartered Institute for Archaeologists’ (CIfA) Information Management Special Interest Group (IMSIG) will be hosting a workshop on creating data management plans on Wednesday 29 November.

Location: Comfort Inn, Station Street, Birmingham B5 4DY  (a 6-minute walk from Birmingham New Street train station)

Lunch, tea and coffee will be provided. Registration will open at 10:30 with the event running from 11-3 with a break in the middle for the AGM over lunch. To book your place click here

Data Management – a Life Cycle Approach

The workshop will be built around a series of interactive exercises where participants will investigate a set of data to find the clues they need to populate a data management plan and develop metadata. Participants will re-name the data by applying our file-naming convention and save the data into our MORPHE based folder structure. As the clues come together and the limits of what can be done are reached we hope the exercise will help participants understand the consequences of leaving data management and archiving to the end of projects and why it is essential to adopt a life cycle approach. This workshop will use the ADAPt (Archaeological Digital Archiving Protocol) developed by Claire Tsang and Hugh Corley to support the Excavation & Analysis Teams at Historic England as presented at last year’s CIfA Conference https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVG4L8pAxQk.

Digital Cultural Heritage 2017 (Berlin, 30 Aug- 1 Sep 2017)

The DCH2017 Interdisciplinary Conference on Digital Cultural Heritage takes place at Berlin, Staatsbibliothek Berlin, August 30- September 01, 2017.

The full programme is available HERE

More information and registration here: http://DCH2017.net

Conference topics will cover technical challenges as well as strategic guidance.

Conference aims:

  • raise awareness in Society, Science, and Technology fields about importance of the cultural dimensions and the growing potential of Digital Cultural Heritage;
  • promote innovative content analysis from cross-organizational interoperability of digital humanities databases and XML methods, techniques, and approaches;
  • indicate on the central role of spatial concepts enabling synergy for knowledge generation from massive granular digital cultural heritage content;
  • create innovative cross-disciplines / cross sectors partnerships facilitate intercultural and interdisciplinary dialogue;
  • elaborate roles and interest of information society.

The conference is organised by CODATA Germany

PREFORMA International Conference (Tallinn, 11-12 Oct 2017)

PREFORMA International Conference – Shaping our future memory standards

National Library of Estonia, Tallinn on 11-12 October 2017.

Aim of the event is to highlight the importance of standardisation and file format validation for the long term preservation of digital cultural content, present the open source conformance checkers developed in PREFORMA and look at future challenges and opportunities.

Hosted by the National Library of Estonia, the conference will include: keynote speeches by international experts in digital preservation; live demonstrations of the software; examples and good practices of memory institutions that are integrating the PREFORMA tools in their environments; and panel discussions to reflect on how to sustain and further develop the results of the project.

The event is intended for anyone dealing with digital preservation of images, documents and audiovisual files. This conference is a great opportunity to ask and exchange with international experts, fellow archivists and even Open Source developers about file format questions, issues and challenges we are facing today.

Click here for more information about the eventRegister here before 30 September 2017

Event website: http://finalconference.preforma-project.eu/

Further information: The event will be held in English. Participation in the event is free of charge. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Claudio Prandoni at prandoni@aedeka.com.

IC3K 2017 (Madeira, 1-3 Nov 2017)

9th International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management

Funchal, Madeira – Portugal (1-3 November, 2017)

The conference hosts three separate mini-conferences. The purpose of the IC3K is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners on the areas of Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management. IC3K is composed of three co-located conferences, each specialized in at least one of the aforementioned main knowledge areas.

   9th International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Information Retrieval

Program Chair   Ana Fred, Instituto de Telecomunicações / IST, Portugal

   9th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development

Program Co-chairs   David Aveiro, University of Madeira / Madeira-ITI, Portugal;
Jan Dietz, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

   9th International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing

Program Co-chairs   Kecheng Liu, University of Reading, United Kingdom;
Jorge Bernardino, Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra – ISEC, Portugal;
Ana Carolina Salgado, Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil.

For more information about this conference, go to: http://www.ic3k.org
What is KEOD?
 Knowledge Engineering (KE) refers to all technical, scientific and social aspects involved in building, maintaining and using knowledge-based systems. KE is a multidisciplinary field, bringing in concepts and methods from several computer science domains such as artificial intelligence, databases, expert systems, decision support systems and geographic information systems.
Ontology Development (OD) aims at building reusable semantic structures that can be informal vocabularies, catalogs, glossaries as well as more complex finite formal structures representing the entities within a domain and the relationships between those entities. Ontologies, have been gaining interest and acceptance in computational audiences: formal ontologies are a form of software, thus software development methodologies can be adapted to serve ontology development. A wide range of applications is emerging, especially given the current web emphasis, including library science, ontology-enhanced search, e-commerce and business process design.

Workshop: How to Build a Semantic Web database in one morning (London, 29 July 2017)

For anyone attending the Building Cultural Heritage Knowledge Conference on 27-28 July, there is also an opportunity to attend a free workshop called How to build a semantic web database in one morning‘.

Saturday 29 July 2017, 09:00 – 13:00 BST

British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG

Sackler Seminar Rooms, Clore Conference Center

This workshop is only open to delegates attending the ResearchSpace Symposium, Building Cultural Heritage Knowledge on 27th/28th July. The objective is to model and build a live Semantic Web database with data input and presentation features. The workshop will introduce delegates to Semantic modelling, the CIDOC CRM ontology and the ResearchSpace Semantic Web Database Builder. Other working examples will also be discussed.

There are no technical requirements and cultural heritage subject experts interested in digital knowledge representation are encouraged to attend and anyone wanting to implement a Semantic Web, Linked Data, site.

Attendees should bring their own laptop.

To register for the workshop, please go here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/how-to-build-a-semantic-web-database-in-one-morning-tickets-33893615717

 

Taxonomy Boot Camp (London, 17-18 Oct 2017).

Online registration now open for Taxonomy  Boot Camp London

Olympia , London, 17 – 18 October 2017

Whatever your level of taxonomy expertise – from newbie to seasoned professional – Taxonomy Boot Camp will help you to energise your data, content and information processes, enabling you to embed taxonomies across your websites, content management systems, enterprise search, apps and more.

Learn about:

  • Invaluable advice from expert practitioners
  • Case studies from sectors including government, publishing and science
  • In-depth presentations to deepen your practice
  • Resources to help you progress your career
  • Inspiring speakers from different countries
  • A chance to network with peers in a lively, friendly atmosphere

Speakers from: BBC ● Cisco ● Dept for Education ● Elsevier ● Government Digital Service ● Hackney Borough Council ● ICAEW ● LSE ● Pearson ● Thomson Reuters ● UN Framework Convention on Climate Change ● World Bank Group, and more …

Read the full programme here, and register online to take advantage of a range of generous attendance discounts, including 40% off multi-delegate registrations.

ISKO-UK Conference on Knowledge Organisation (London, 11-12 Sept 2017)

“Knowledge Organisation: what’s the story?” 

Classification, Indexing, Taxonomies and Ontologies – current state and direction of travel.

Conference programme here.

‘One of the highlights of the conference will be the second day’s “False Narratives” session, aiming to develop a KO response to post-truth phenomena such as Fake news, Alternative facts, Social media echo chambers and other worrying developments. Not everyone is worried, though. According to some analyses, fake news may not have had  much impact on events such as the 2016 US presidential election. Should we worry more about the home-grown bias  of personalized feeds from our web browsers?

Enlightenment on the technical issues, and energy to pursue solutions, will come from our first two speakers in this special session on 12 September:

  • a research project led by the innovative Dave Clarke explores ways of combating the post-truth phenomena, in consultation with leading information professionals;
  • just 3 months after the snap election, Nick Poole  reports on CILIP’s “Facts Matter” campaign and where we go from here.’

For more information

Register here

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