Le STUDIUM Conferences (virtual meeting) : Digital Methods, Scholarly Editing and Tools for Cultural and Natural Heritage

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du 17 juin 2020 au 18 juin 2020

The conference will be replaced by a virtual meeting. The instructions to connect and join the meeting will be given upon registration.

The instructions to connect and join the meeting will be given upon registration.
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A plethora of data about cultural and/or natural heritage is nowadays available to both public and private institutions (e.g., universities, libraries, archives, museums, etc.). These data are highly heterogeneous in terms of both formats and contents. In addition, the way in which they are organized and characterized depends on the socio-cultural contexts of different working communities, their research methodologies, languages, and ways of thinking. As a consequence of this heterogeneity, it is hard to find connections across multiple datasets or to agree on data publishing policies and shared vocabularies to describe data in a common manner. 

Researchers and stakeholders challenge this situation by relying on theories, methodologies, and technologies developed in areas such as Linguistics, Conceptual modeling, Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, Knowledge representation and reasoning. These research efforts are characterized by a strong interdisciplinary nature and their methods are nowadays largely exploited in Social Sciences and Humanities (including Digital Humanities).

The purpose of the conference is to bring together multiple research communities and stakeholders working with Open Science and FAIR principles in the context of heritage studies. As advocated by the European Commission, FAIR principles play a decisive role to define guidelines and valuable tools for managing data in robust ways. We are particularly interested in research questions addressing both methodological and application challenges emerging from data management practices (e.g., data modeling, sharing, integration, analysis, etc.). The conference will provide guidance and ensure the sustainability and implementation of the FAIR model in the context of the European Open Science Cloud. For this purpose to be achieved, the conference will host practical sessions where participants can familiarize with existing methods and tools, and can present their own applications. 

This international conference is organised in the framework of the INTELLIGENCE DES PATRIMOINES ARD 2020 Programme and the MASA Consortium.
INTELLIGENCE DES PATRIMOINES ARD 2020 Programme is a research program hosted at the CESR University of Tours. It pursues an interdisciplinary approach combining natural and cultural heritage towards a renewed understanding of these areas through research and education.
The consortium M
émoires des Archéologues et des Archives Archéologiques (MASA), from the very large research infrastructure Huma-Num, is rooted at the heart of the Open Science movement with the aim of transmitting and implementing FAIR principles in the French archaeological community in association with international infrastructures. One of the objectives of the conference is to connect the work done in the scope of these two initiatives with similar research efforts at the international scale in the field of heritage studies.


Confirmed speakers

Scientific Committee

  • Emmanuelle Bryas, INRAP
  • Pierre-Yves Buard, Maison de la Recherche en Sciences Humaines de Caen
  • Johann Forte, ARD Intelligence des Patrimoines, University of Tours UFR CESR ­UMR 7323
  • Roberta Ferrario, Laboratory for Applied Ontology, ISTC-CNR, Italy
  • Ludger Jansen, Institute of Philosophy, Rostock University, Germany
  • Corinne Jouys-Barbelin, Musée d’archéologie nationale de Saint-Germain-en-Laye
  • Adeline Joffres, TGIR Huma-Num
  • Marion Lamé, LE STUDIUM Research Fellow, ARD Intelligence des Patrimoines, University of Tours UFR CESR ­UMR 7323
  • Alessandro Mosca, Free University of Bolzano-Bozen, Italy
  • Béatrice Markhoff, Laboratoire d'Informatique, University of Tours
  • Olivier Marlet, UMR CITERES, Maison des Sciences de l’Homme du Val de Loire
  • Aurélien Montagu, Le Studium Loire Valley Institute for Advanced Studies
  • Marianna Nicolosi Asmundo, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Catania, Italy
  • Blandine Nouvel, Maison Méditerranéenne des Sciences de l’Homme, GdS Frantiq
  • Elena Pierazzo, University of Tours UFR CESR ­UMR 7323
  • Nathalie Le Tellier-Becquart, Maison Archéologie & Ethnologie de Nanterre
  • Perrine Thuringer, ARD Intelligence des Patrimoines, University of Tours UFR CESR UMR 7323
  • Miled Rousset, Maison de l’Orient et de la Méditerranée de Lyon
  • Damien Vurpillot, ARD Intelligence des Patrimoines, University of Tours UFR CESR ­UMR 7323



  • 09:00    Technical introduction & institutional presentation
  • 09:30    Official Opening - Dr Xavier Rodier & Dr Emilio M. Sanfilippo

SESSION 1: Ontologies and Semantic Web technologies for cultural heritage

  • 10:30    Dr George Bruseker
  • 11:15    Coffee break
  • 11:30    Dr Alessandro Mosca
  • 12:00    Dr Cesar Gonzalez-Perez - Ontologies of Cultural Heritage for Humans and Machines: The Cultural Heritage Abstract Reference Model
  • 12:30    Lunch break

SESSION 2: Data Management for Natural heritage

  • 14:00    Dr Marianna Simoes - Primary data and Entomological collections: utility, best practices and challenges
  • 14:45    Dr Cécile Callou - Du projet d'inventaire archéologique de la faune et de la flore française vers un portail bioarchéologique global
  • 15:15    Break 

​SESSION 3: Digital Scholarly Editing: Theories, methodologies, and tools

  • 15:30    Prof. Elena Pierazzo
  • 16:00    Dr Carlo Meghini - Extending Digital Libraries with Digital Narratives
  • 16:30    Abstracts presentations
  • 18:15    Final discussions


  • 09:00    IPAT: HeritageS platform
  • 09:30    OpenTheso and PACTOLS
  • 10:00    Coffee break 
  • 10:15    DMP MASA
  • 10:45    OpenArcheo

SESSION  4: Data mining and NLP for cultural heritage

  • 11:30    Dr Sara Tonelli
  • 12:30    Lunch

SESSION  5:  Information systems for 3D data and semantic annotations

  • 14:00    Prof. Roland Billen
  • 14:45    Dr Florent Laroche - French National Project ReSeed - Semantic reverse-engineering of digital heritage objects
  • 15:15    Prof. Ana Roxin - Semantic-based BIM Modelling : Approaches and related Standardization Actions
  • 15:45    Break

SESSION  6:  Digital data services for cultural heritage

  • 16:15    Dr Livio De Luca
  • 17:00    Prof. Julian D. Richards - Making Archaeology FAIR: in the Archaeology Data Service and ARIADNE
  • 17:30    Prof. Douglas Tudhope - Reflections on the semantic integration of archaeological datasets and grey literature reports
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