ICT2010 Networking Comments

Expressions of Interest & Viewpoints - ICT2010 Attendees

Antonella FRESA, ICCU-Italian Ministry of Culture, Italy
I support this section that is an interesting opportunity, not only to hear about the new technology-powered solutions to interoperability of services, systems and data, but also to discuss about the actual inter-operation of different sectors, different areas of research and different communities.

Alexandru STAN, IN2 search interfaces development Ltd, UK
I am very interested to hear about the lessons learned during these projects. A very good topic indeed

Indeed, interoperability is a very complex problematic. One of the best way of addressing the issue is to use "Conceptual Reference Models" based on semantics. By such a level of abstraction, the implementation of concrete "Interoperability Wickets" become easy (fully automatic in the simple cases to template guided in the most complex situations). Such CRM's exist already: the most well known is the FRBR-CRM (in the bibliographic sector). I have contributed to the definition of the AXIS-CRM which is more general covering, in particular the layered construction of the interoperability. An introduction to the AXIS-CRM is visible here. Unfortunately the links to the figures are temporarely missing (they were present in the previous version). I am ready to contribute to the debate on the interporability methodology (email: guy.noel.marechal@gmail.com)

Ricarda KOSCH, HTW Berlin Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft, Germany
I am interested in lessons learned and we are looking for Partners in the field of virtual archeology.ricarda.kosch@htw-berlin.de


Expressions of Interest & Viewpoints - DL.org Partners

Stephanie PARKER, Trust-IT Services Ltd, UK
Interoperability is crucial to take information infrastructures to the next level and open up new research perspectives for Europe and her global partnerships. This session will shed light on current initiatives, as well as bring into sharp focus long-term visions for interoperability.

Anna NIKA, University of Athens, Greece
I strongly support this session because it will provide a deeper understanding of key interoperability problems and will spotlight recent advances in achieving interoperability among information infrastructures.

Katerina EL RAHEB, University of Athens, Greece
When it comes to interoperability in global infrastructures, it is of high importance to combine expertise from different backgrounds (scientific, technological, cultural, organizational), beyond physical or disciplinary boundaries. I absolutely support this session, as it is a great opportunity to bring on discussion different perspectives on the digital library interoperability challenge.

Costantino THANOS, National Research Council of Italy (ISTI-CNR)
Interoperability is a very complex concept and depends very much on the context.I  think that this Workshop is very interesting since it will address this concept from the prospective of three important application areas: Digital Libraries, Cultural heritage, and e-Science. It will be very useful the presentation and discussion of the interoperability challenges faced and possible solutions adopted by these application areas.