ICT2013 Detailed info 3 events

The web site for the event is available here, and practical info here

APARSEN people attending

# Partner Person Arrival Departure Hotel Notes
1 APA/STFC David Giaretta 2013-11-06 2013-11-08    
2 FTK Matthias Hemmje        
3 ICT Hans-Ulrich Heidbrink        
4 STFC Simon Lambert       Attendance not confirmed, but I can probably be there.

BOOTH 11, 16:00 6th NOV, (90 mins)

Session Title: Engaging and Capitalising on European Digital Cultural Assets and Expertise

Objectives (1000 characters)

This session will investigate ways in which competence centres that are the legacy of European research can best engage and empower SMEs in the creative and cultural sectors. The session will examine the business and innovation models that are practical from all stakeholder perspectives – SME’s, Cultural Institutions, Centres of Expertise and Policy makers – to identify a set of preferred options and create an on-going forum in which these relationships can be promoted. The session will use techniques that have been developed under the ProfitNet program (www.brighton.ac.uk/profitnet), which has engaged over 1000 SMEs in strategic planning. 72% reported developing new innovation strategies with 100% increase in new products and services and 93% saying a clear and positive impact on their business strategy skills. Whilst the session will not be long enough to develop these results, it will provide useful background data to develop ongoing initiatives to support the sectors.

Stakeholders to be attracted (1000 characters) (who and how)

Planning this session has involved discussions with the following organisations: IMPACT (www.digitisation.eu); PrestoCentre (www.prestocentre.org); and the VCC-3D (www.vcc-3d.org); along with liaisons with the APARSEN (www.alliancepermanentaccess.org) project and the V-MUST network (v-must.net). Each of these centres has established extensive contact databases. Each centre has been developing sustainable models for sector engagement and will use their contact lists to augment ICT2013 publicity and attract SMEs, researchers, cultural institutions and policy makers to discuss sustainable long-term support for SMEs with knowledge and expertise. This session will seek to establish a forum in which the competences centres and their communities of practice share their experiences in creating sustainable enterprises at the interface between digital cultural assets and commercialisation, both for wealth creation and quality of life.

Expected outcomes (1000 characters)

The session is particularly linked to areas under the conference themes of ICT for Industrial Leadership:
  • Uplifting Europe's industrial capability: Investing in ICT and Key Enabling Technologies.
  • Innovating by exploiting big and open data and digital content.
The session is targeted to produce:
  1. A stakeholder group involving the competence centres, cultural organisations, SME representatives and policy-makers, along with associated social media to empower interactions
  2. Material for a handbook on sustainable enterprise models for SMEs engaging with cultural organisations holding digital cultural assets and with the competence centres most relevant to that data.
  3. Instigation of planning for an annual award by the collective of competence centres for the most innovative, sustainable collaboration between SMEs and Cultural Institutions
  4. an ongoing forum for discussion of common issues between competence centres

BOOTH 4 - 16:00 7th NOV (90 minutes)

Session title: Data – valuable now and forever

Objective of the proposed session

The aim of the session is to show how our valuable digitally encoded capital can keep on giving.

It is in line with EC recommendation on the long-term preservation of digital material, showing practical ways in which real value can be generated and maintained over the long term. There are clear connections with areas such as e-infrastructures and Creativity in the Cultural industries. Proper preservation of digital assets generates multiple business opportunities by reuse of digital content, and boosts results in future research. The session will be based on the APARSEN and SCIDIP-ES projects. APARSEN is creating a Centre of Excellence in digital preservation while SCIDIP-ES is creating the complementary preservation e-Infrastructure.

We are dealing here with understandability and use. When things change and become unfamiliar over time it is preservation. The same techniques allow unfamiliar data to be used now. Together we can get value from data now and into the future. Stakeholders to be attracted (who and how)

Scientific and cultural heritage data creators and holders are our initial target stakeholders. We work closely with them now, and have many examples of how we have helped to preserve their holdings. We expect them to be attracted to our session. However every type of stakeholder, including commercial vendors, service providers, researchers and policy makers, has an interest in the rich seams of data which are there to be mined. ICT2013 is uniquely placed to bring this wide range of people together.

APARSEN is a large consortium of 31 members, in many of these sectors, including national and international research institutions, vendors, large industry, universities, libraries and several multiplier organisations. We will utilise all our contacts and networks to ensure that we make a significant impact. Expected outcome

By engaging the attendees into a lively and focused discussion on a few selected issues, we will help the attendees to be

  • Educated about what is possible and what is likely to work for their problems about making continued use of their valuable digital capital, elaborating on core issues of trust, sustainability, usability and access, with specific relation to maintaining value.
  • Enthused about what has been achieved so far and by knowing that there are others they can work with, including those in many other sessions in the ICT2013 programme.
  • Enabled to take informed decisions about what questions need to be asked and who to ask them to, including but not limited to APARSEN and SCIDIP-ES, which are working together to produce a long lived centre of excellence in digital preservation and services to help preserve, use and add value to, their data.

The benefits, and the relationships built, should continue well after the meeting.

NETWORKING ROOM H1E, 16:50, 7 NOV (45 minutes)

Session title: A Virtual Research Community for the Preservation of Digital Cultural Heritage

Objective of the proposed session

Bring together projects and initiatives working world-wide in the domain of DCH, digital arts, digital performances, digital humanities and digital preservation to find synergies and discuss opportunities for cooperation, in particular around the theme of using e-infrastructures for the preservation of DCH. The Session will be realized with the contribution and participation of representatives from several EU projects, among which:

  • DCH-RP: Digital Cultural Heritage Roadmap for Preservation
  • SCIDIPES: SCIence Data Infrastructure for Preservation – Earth Science
  • APARSEN: Alliance Permanent Access to the Record of Science in Europe network
  • EUDAT: Towards a European Collaborative Data Infrastructure
  • CHAIN REDS: Coordination and Harmonization of Advanced e-Infrastructures for Research and Education Data Sharing
  • DARIAH: Digital Research Infrastructure for Arts and Humanities
  • DASISH: Data Service Infrastructure for the Social Science and Humanities
  • CLARIN: Common Language Resources and Technology Infrastructure

Targeted user communities and stakeholders

  • Cultural Heritage institutions (libraries, museums, archives, other National institutions)
  • Institutions that design policies at National and International levels (Ministerial policy makers, National authorities)
  • Ministries and state agencies responsible for e-Infrastructures (Ministries of Science, and/or Education, ICT agencies)
  • Cultural Heritage International Agency and Organizations (e.g., NEMO, EMF, ICOM, EBLIDA, CENL)
  • Policy-making bodies (e.g. Map out, ESFRI)
  • Public and private academic and research institutions which own digital content and carry out research activities
  • Private sector (Publishers; Bip, RRO organizations)
  • e-Infrastructures providers (NRENs, Grid & Clouds platform providers)
  • R&D projects and e-Infrastructure initiatives in digital preservation
  • Other National and International Projects and Initiatives related to the use of e-Infrastructures for the preservation of DCH

Expected outcome

To continue the discussion and consolidate the network born during the EGI Community Forum in Manchester. It encompasses projects that are building data and research infrastructures applicable or dedicated to the CH and the humanities. To identify common goals, strategies and synergies between the projects and set up a common plan identifying opportunities and threats in the light of establishing a Virtual Research Community to be acknowledged at European level by the world of e-infrastructure. The plan will chart an approach for targeting the opportunities offered by Horizon2020. This is as part of a more general vision towards an Open Science Infrastructure for DCH in 2020 that will be formed as a federation of existing infrastructures: national infrastructures (NRENs, NGIs), joint European initiatives (e.g. EGI), European data infrastructures (e.g. APARSEN, EUDAT, SCIDIP-ES), research infrastructures (e.g. DARIAH, CLARIN, DASISH), by also involving the commercial sector.

-- DavidGiaretta - 2013-07-25

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