Workshops

During the conference, there will be full day workshops and half day workshops on topical subjects in the Kulturzentrum Dreikönigskirche and in the Kulturrathaus Dresden. More workshops may come available during the summer.

We encourage participation in the workshops. They are open to all interested conference participants. Find details on the workshops and contact information in the Workshop Presentation below.

CIDOC Training Programme

Teacher Training

Date: Saturday, 06.09.2014, 14.00-17.30 and Sunday, 07.09.2014, 9.30-12.30
Presenter: Nicolas Crofts, CIDOC Chair
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The course is intended primarily for prospective trainers who will be authoring or delivering modules for the CIDOC Training Programme.

Normally, they will have several years of professional experience in the field they will be teaching. Previous teaching experience is preferred. In addition, participants of this course are expected to attend one or more training sessions as observers. Part 1 deals with the CIDOC training material, its format and use, Part 2 deals with practical issues of training methodology.

Pre-registration necessary. Maximum size of the group is 10 people.

NOTE! Participants need to bring their own laptop or  tablet with Microsoft Powerpoint (or compatible program) in order to prepare and deliver a presentation as part of the training.

Register by an e-mail to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by September 1, 2014 Include your name, organization, country, mobile phone number--if you will have one in Dresden-- and confirmation that you have a laptop/tablet available with a Powerpoint).  The participants will be informed by September 2 if they got in or not. Priority is given to those who will teach in summer schools organized in 2015.

Archaeological Sites Working Group

Core Data Standard Version 2: Review and Implementation
Presentations and Demonstration

Date: Sunday, 07.09.2014, 14.00-17.30
Presenters: Stephen Stead, Paveprime Ltd / Phil Carlisle, English Heritage
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Growing out of documentation practices in a number of countries, international standards have been developed for the inventory of archaeological and architectural cultural heritage. These standards identify “core,” or essential, items of information that should be part of any cultural heritage inventory. These standards were also created to facilitate data sharing across political boundaries and to serve as a reference for heritage organizations, which, as they create inventories, often grapple with identifying the optimal set of inventory data to meet the practical requirements of heritage stewardship. One standard for inventory of architectural heritage, the Core Data Index to Historic Buildings and Monuments of the Architectural Heritage, was adopted by the Council of Europe in 1992. A second standard for inventory of archaeological heritage, the Core Data Standard for Archaeological Sites and Monuments, was adopted by the International Committee for Documentation (CIDOC) of the International Council of Museums in 1995. Both standards as well as background on their preparation are available online at: http://archives.icom.museum/object-id/heritage/contents.html

CIDOC is now finalizing a combined standard for the inventory of both archaeological and architectural heritage known as the International Core Data Standard for Archaeological and Architectural Heritage. It is being prepared based on both the 1992 and 1995 standards.
This workshop will review the new version and demonstrate an implementation.

Co-reference Working Group

Rethinking documentation: From data administration to knowledge construction. Presentations and round table discussion about signs, their referents and significances

Date: Sunday, 07.09.2014, 14.00-17.30
Presenters: Mika Nyman, Synapse Computing Oy, Helsinki / Øyvind Eide, Universität Passau, Germany
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Themes for the Workshop (to be confirmed) are:

  1. Co-Reference Networks in Enrichment of Data and Knowledge Construction
  2. Modelling Referentiality with Special Reference to Semiotics
  3. Infrastructures and Services Supporting Co-Reference Resolution
  4. Co-Reference in Corpus Linguistics

The CIDOC Conceptual Reference Model (CIDOC CRM) Special Interest Group

The CIDOC Conceptual Reference Model (CIDOC CRM)

Date: Sunday, 07.09.2014, 9.30-17.30
Presenters: Chrysoula Bekiari, ICS-FORTH, Heraklion, Crete / Christian-Emil Ore, University of Oslo / Dominic Oldman, British Museum, London
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  1. CIDOC CRM Tutorial (presenter Christian-Emil Ore)
  2. CRMSci Scientific Observation Model  and CRMarcheo (presenter Chrysoula Bekiari)
  3. The Synergy Reference Model of Data Provision and Aggregation (presenter Dominic  Oldman)

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Data Harvesting and Interchange Working Group

LIDO – Lightweight Information Describing Objects:
An introductory tutorial

Date: Sunday, 07.09.2014, 14.00-17.30
Presenters: Regine Stein, Deutsches Dokumentationszentrum für Kunstgeschichte - Bildarchiv Foto Marburg, Philipps-Universitaet Marburg, Germany / Erin Coburn, Independant Consultant, Digital Strategy for Museums & the Cultural Heritage Sector, Chicago, USA
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Organizations need to provide information on their objects to many online services including those that are thematic, cross domain, regional, national and international. The LIDO XML harvesting schema has been developed to enable organizations to participate in such initiatives in a standard way.
Being an application of the CIDOC Conceptual Reference Model (CRM) it provides an explicit format to deliver museum’s object information, for use in a variety of online services, from an organization’s online collections database to portals of aggregated resources, as well as exposing, sharing and connecting data on the web. Its strength lies with its ability to represent the full range of descriptive information about museum objects. It can be used for all kinds of object, e.g. art, cultural, technology and natural science, and it supports multilingual portal environments.
This workshop offers a thorough introduction to the LIDO format and presents practical mapping exercises to the LIDO format. Participants are invited to bring their own data examples for discussion. If possible these examples may be submitted in advance to
For further information about LIDO contact the CIDOC Working Group “Data Harvesting and Interchange” and visit the webpages at www.lido-schema.org

Documentation Standards Working Group

An Introduction to Museum Documentation – what is it and why bother?

Date: Sunday, 07.09.2014, 14.00-17.30
Presenter: Jonathan Whitson Cloud, British Museum
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The workshop will invite participants, having attempted a definition of what the verb 'to document' might mean in a Cultural Heritage environment, to document a range of items, activities and concepts and to reflect on the issues arising. Pointers will be given to past and current support that CIDOC gives to such activity.

Museum Process Implementation Working Group

How to identify and formalize processes in the museum domain
Introductory Level, Hands on Tutorial

Date: Sunday, 07.09.2014, 14.00-17.30
Presenters: Walter Koch, Steinbeis Innovation Transfer Centre for Information Management and Cultural Heritage Informatics, Graz /Austria
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The workshop provides an introduction to process management, the related definitions, concepts and tools to be used. The difference between procedures and processes will be outlined and exemplified using practical examples.
Based on an in depth analysis of an existing standard for procedures in the museum domain (SPECTRUM) and a connected data model (SPECTRUM-XML) it will be demonstrated how a process can be derived and implemented. Finally the development of a process driven collection management system will be outlined.

Semantic Research Environment Working Group

Semantic Research Environments and Web Resources

Date: Sunday, 07.09.2014, 9.30-17.30
Presenters: Günther Görz, Digital Humanities Lab at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany/Mark Fichtner, Germanisches Nationalmuseum Nürnberg
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Abstract

In recent years semantic technologies have become increasingly popular to represent, manage and publish data. Virtual research environments with semantic backends are used to build complex networks, data from memory institutions is exposed as triples using ontologies, and important vocabularies and thesauri are available as linked data. Ontologies like the CIDOC Conceptual Reference Model (CRM) are the backbone of this approach.

In this workshop the CIDOC CRM is brought into practical application. As an example the infrastructure which was developed by the members of the working group is used. The Erlangen CRM is an implementation of the CIDOC CRM for the integration in the semantic web, while WissKI is a virtual research environment focusing on the field of digital humanities. After an introduction to these two key technologies, two projects present their current work with the semantic infrastructure ECRM and WissKI in use.

Programme:

09:30 - 09:40    Introduction    Krause / Fichtner
09:40 - 10:20    WissKI Overview & WissKI² Roadmap    Fichtner / Scholz
10:20 - 10:40    ECRM Roadmap    Fichtner / Scholz
10:40 - 11:00    How to plan an exhibition with WissKI. A practical experience report    Eser
11:00 - 11:20    Virtual Reconstruction of Architecture using WissKI    Kuroczyński
11:20 - 11:40    Coffee Break    
11:40 - 12:00    WissKI How To by Example Application     Scholz
12:00 - 12:10    Centre of Excellence for Semantic Technologies (CEST)    Fichtner / Scholz
12:10 - 12:20    IGSD e.V.    Görz
12:20 - 12:30    Farewell    Krause / Fichtner