The Second Museum Big Data conference which will take place onsite in Nicosia, Cyprus and online on 22-24 October 2020 is delighted to announce two great keynote speakers and topics. Meanwhile, there is still time to submit your abstract until 24 August 2020.
Dr. Claudia Marinica will discuss Data Mining and Knowledge Representation Techniques for Museums
Dr. Claudia Marinica is Assistant Professor in the Polytech’Nantes Graduate School of Engineering of the University of Nantes, and she is conducting her research activities in the DUKe team of the Laboratoire des Sciences du Numérique de Nantes (LS2N) research lab. She holds a PhD in computer science and her research focuses on the Artificial Intelligence field and she has a specific interest on Data Sciences: data analysis with unsupervised learning techniques, social networks analysis, and on Knowledge Representation: representation models and web semantic languages. The domain applications of her research focus on Cultural Heritage and Digital Humanities. She is currently conducting her research on (1) mining semantic indoor trajectories in museums, (2) evolution models for personal social networks with application on collaboration networks, and (3) digital humanities and more precisely the construction of vocabularies of reference in digital heritage. She is a co-founder of the working group DAHLIA (digital humanities and cultural heritage: data analysis and knowledge management), member of the direction council of the Digital Humanities Institute of CY Cergy Paris University, and elected member of the EGC Association.
Dr Rebecca Kahn will present a keynote entitled Not Business as Usual: Museums, Data and Post-Lockdown Realities
Dr. Rebecca Kahn is an Associate Researcher at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Berlin. Rebecca completed her PhD in the Department of Digital Humanities at King’s College, London in 2016, with a study on how digital transformation manifests in the documentation, data models and internal ontologies of cultural heritage institutions, and how these changes can be read in their digital assets. Her current work explores digitisation in museums and archives and the ways in which knowledge representation changes in these institutions as they and their materials become digital.
As 2017-2019 she was Director of Collections for the Pelagios Project, an international research project that used Linked Data and geodata to build connections between digital historical sources. She is also one of the coordinators of the DARIAH GeoHumanities working group.