22-24 October for the newest academic and professional developments in museum big data!

Join the 2nd International Conference on Museum Big Data – register free here.

The conference main theme this year is MUSEUMS ON LOCKDOWN: UNLEASHING NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR CREATIVITY AND EXPERIMENTATION WITH BIG DATA. It is co-organised by UCL Qatar and The Cyprus Institute and will be held on 22-24 October 2020, Nicosia, Cyprus and online. For those joining online here is how to participate:

Connection URL Day 1 (22 Oct 2020): https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/579002621

Connection URL Day 2 (23 Oct 2020): https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/222194005


10.00 – 10.15 Welcome and AnnouncementsDr Sam Evans, UCL Qatar Director
Assoc. Prof. G. Papaioannou, MBD Conferences Chair
10.15 – 10.30WelcomeProfessor. Thilo Rehren, Director, Science and Technology in Archaeology and Culture Research Center A.G. Leventis Chair in Archaeological Sciences The Cyprus Institute  

Assoc. Professor Nikolas Bakirtzis, Director, Andreas Pittas Art Characterization Laboratories The Cyprus Institute
10:30 – 11:15Opening Keynote Not Business as Usual: Museums, Data and Post-Lockdown RealitiesDr Rebecca Kahn, Associate Researcher, Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Berlin, Germany
11.15 – 11.30Discussion
11.30 – 12.00Coffee break
Session 2.The Covid-19 pandemic as a driver for innovation [Chair: Dr Georgios Papaioannou]
12.00 – 12.20Museums and the COVID-19 pandemic: researching data and experiencesChiara Zuanni, University of Graz, Austria
12.20 – 12.40Digital Media as Communication Tools for Cultural Organizations Related to Music in the Covid-19 ageOfilia Psomadaki, University of Macedonia, Greece
12.40 – 13.00Closed Museum – Open Broadcast. An Analysis of Museum YouTube Channels During the First Months of the COVID-19 PandemicFranziska Nober, Institute of Ancient History and Epigraphy at Ruprecht-Karls-University of Heidelberg, Germany
13.00 – 13.15Discussion 
Session 3Texts as big data [Chair: Dr Georgios Papaioannou]
14.00 – 14.20Mining Big Data for Agile NarrativesSusan Hazan, CEO, Israel Consortium Digital Culture (ICDC), at Digital Heritage, Israel
14.20 – 14.40The Detective Section: On Machine Learning and Local Knowledge Processes in A Recently Initiated Handwritten Text Recognition and Citizen Science ProjectKarl-Magnus Johansson, Swedish National Archives in Gothenburg, Sweden   Mats Jönsson, University of Gothenburg (UGOT), Sweden
14.40 – 15.00Visiting a Museum through the Authors’ Words: the case of Nikos KazantzakisNikos Mathioudakis, Centro de Estudios Bizantinos, Neogriegos y Chipriotas, Granada, Spain
15.00 – 15.15Discussion 
15.15-15.45Coffee break
Session 4.Impact and reuse
[Chair: Dr Georgios Papaioannou]
15.45 – 16.05A review of South Africa’s extracted heritage site data from grey literature related to the impact assessment processNicholas Wiltshire, OpenHeritage NPC, South Africa   Clinton Jackson, The South African Heritage Resources Agency, South Africa
16.05 – 16.25From a small Brick to the Big (wall of) Data: Reusable Human and Machine-Understandable Content ModelsAvgoustinos Avgousti, Georgios Papaioannou, Nikolas Bakirtzis, Sorin Hermon, Christina Roditou, UCL, Qatar & The Cyprus Institute, Cyprus
Session 6.Data and models
[Chair: Dr Georgios Papaioannou]
9.30 – 10.00Special guest: Digitization of documentary heritage & UNESCO Memory of the World ProgrammeKate Lee, ICDH, Republic of Korea
10.00 – 10.20Big Data, FAIR data – opportunities and challengesSorin Hermon, The Cyprus Institute, Cyprus
 in sharing museum-digital dataFranco Niccolucci, PIN, VAST-LAB, Prato, Italy
10.20 – 10.40Between written and visual communication: a CIDOC CRM ontology for Medieval and Modern graffitiMia Trentin, The Cyprus Institute, Cyprus
Achille Felicetti, PIN, VAST-LAB, Prato, Italy
10.40 – 11.00Big, Bold, and Beautiful: Contemporary Art Museums as a Big Museum Data Case StudyGeorgina Portelli, MICAS, Malta and Milena Dobreva, UCL Qatar
11.00 – 11.15Discussion 
11.15 -11.30Coffee Break
Session 7.Digital Transformation and New Tools
[Chair: Dr Georgios Papaioannou]
11.30 – 11.50Serverless Computing For Bulk Analysis Of Museum ImagesTristan Roddis, Cogapp, United Kingdom
11.50 – 12.10Utilising Big Data for Procedurally Generating Digital Games for MuseumsOwen Sacco, Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST), Malta Georgios N. Yannakakis, Institute of Digital Games, University of Malta, Malta Milena Dobreva, UCL Qatar, Qatar
12.10 – 12.30Digital transformation at Utrecht University Library, The NetherlandsPuck Wildschut, Iris van der Knaap, Utrecht University Library, Netherlands
12.30 – 12.45Discussion
12:45-13.30Lunch break
Session 8.Museums on the Web [Chair: Dr Georgios Papaioannou]
13.30 – 13.50LinkGate: Visualizing a Museum of the WebMohammed Elfarargy, Youssef Eldakar, Amr Morad, Amr Rizq, Mohammed Elsayyed, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt
13.50 – 14.10Museum Web-History & Museum Data: Changing the role through the pastNadezhda Povroznik, Perm State University, Russia
14.10 – 14.30Smart cities, cultural heritage, and big dataMilena Dobreva, UCL Qatar, Qatar
14.30 – 14.45Discussion 
14.45 – 15.00Coffee break
Session 9. 3D Visualisation
[Chair: Dr Georgios Papaioannou]
15.00 – 15.203D Spatial Data in the Museum: the case of the Interactive Visualisation of Historic NicosiaGeorgios Artopoulos, Nicolas Loucas, Mohammed Rafat-Saleh, Marissia Deligiorgi, The Cyprus Institute, Cyprus
15.20 – 15.40Real-Time Interactive Visualisation of 3D Spatial Data of Archaeological Sites in the Museum: Khirokitia VRSpyridoula Magoula, Nicolas Loucas, Mohammed Rafat-Saleh, Georgios Artopoulos, The Cyprus Institute, Cyprus
15.50 – 16.00Extending the Capabilities of Cultural Visitor Management with Big-Data: The example of “Hologrammatic Corfu”Sofia Maria Poulimenou, Ioannis Deliyannis, Ionian University, Greece
16.00 – 16.15Discussion
16.15 -16.30Coffee Break
Session 10.Metadata and data management
[Chair: Dr Georgios Papaioannou]
16.30 – 16.50Development of an information infrastructure for metadata interoperability of Brazilian museums: the case of the analytical dashboard of the Brazilian Museum InstituteDalton Martins, University of Brasília, Brazil Luciana Conrado, Federal University of Piauí, Brazil Luís Felipe Rosa, University of Brasília, Brazil
16.50 – 17.10Supporting Broad Data Management and Sharing with the Clowder FrameworkLuigi Marini, Colter Wehmeier, Kajetan Hass, Sandeep Puthanveetil Satheesan, Marcus Slavenas, Kenton McHenry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
17.10 -17.30Coffee Break
Session 11.Closing session
[Chair: Dr Georgios Papaioannou]
17.30 – 18.15Closing keynote
Data Mining and Knowledge Representation Techniques for Museums
Dr. Claudia Marinica
Assistant Professor at Polytech’Nantes, University of Nantes / LS2N Research lab, France
18.15 –
Closure: special issue and the 3rd MBD ConferenceDr Georgios Papaioannou &
Dr Milena Dobreva (UCL Qatar)
19:00 onwardsDINNER 
24 October 2020Visits to museums for onsite participants

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