Advanced summer school - metadata & ontologies for CH

The 3D-COFORM and the 3D-ICONS EU-funded projects have organized an advanced Summer School on metadata schemas and ontologies for Cultural Heritage. The School will focus on CIDOC-CRM-based organization of knowledge about archaeology and historic buildings.

The School is directed by Prof Franco Niccolucci (PIN – U. of Florence) and Dr Martin Doerr (FORTH).

Planned subjects include:

  1. CIDOC-CRM extensions, application profiles, metadata schemas and mapping tools
  2. Parts-whole relationships
  3. Fuzziness in space and time
  4. Co-referencing and de-referencing. Linked open data.
  5. Linking tangible and intangible cultural heritage
  6. Managing CH information including 3D and 4D
  7. Automatic reasoning on cultural data

The school will have a seminar structure. Every subject will be introduced in one keynote lecture (or more), summarizing the state-of-the-art, presenting solutions and giving hints for further research. Participants will then be asked to outline their related investigations and problems they are working on. Reference documentation will be made available in advance.

 Participation is free-of-charge [1] but the total number of participants is limited. Participants will be selected according to their research background, a good knowledge of CIDOC-CRM being the only pre-requisite. Preference will be given to young researchers, especially those involved in the EU projects supporting the Summer School.

If you are interested, send an email to , specifying your current position and outlining in the email (max 100 words) your previous work and current research interests. You will be contacted individually, and may be asked to provide further information or references.

If you are an experienced researcher on one of the above subjects and are willing to participate and/or give a keynote, please contact Franco Niccolucci at the email above.

Seminars will take place from 20 to 30 September 2012 (weekends excluded) at PIN in Prato from 10:00 to 17:30. On the weekends, visits and tours will be organized on demand. No assistance can be provided for hotel booking, but information on travel solutions and accommodations will be available if requested.

The final School program will be notified to participants by 15 September.

[1] A nominal, non-refundable registration fee may be asked to accepted participants to avoid no-shows, and will cover the cost of one dinner. All the other meals and refreshments, as well as travel and accommodation, are on the participants.