Castelli Donatella

Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie della Informazione “A. Faedo” del CNR (CNR-ISTI). Technical coordinator of OpenAIRE project

OpenAIRE and the network of the European research repositories

OpenAIRE e la rete dei repository europei della ricerca

OpenAIRE, the Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe, represents a concrete step in the long-term effort to implement and strengthen the impact of the Open Access policies of the European Commission. It combines a technical infrastructure with a human network, having a node in each of the EU Member States and beyond, which engages with researchers, research managers and further stakeholders. Through the technical infrastructure these actors are provided a wide range of services for deposition, access, linking, and monitoring of research outcomes.
The presentation will focus on the vision and facilities offered by OpenAIRE to support the different communities operating the Scholarly Communication and Research Administration contexts.

Cavalli Valentino

General Manager, GÉANT Association Amsterdam

GÉANT and NRENs support for digital cultural heritage 

GÉANT e NREN, il supporto  per il patrimonio culturale digitale

With the increased interest in the use of digital data, it is important for the arts and humanities to make their content digitally available. The transition to the digital world brings several challenges, one of the biggest being the availability of an e-Infrastructure to share, manage and store and access data for this sector.
GÉANT is the collaboration framework of Europe’s National Research and Education Networks (NRENs). The GÉANT project provides a 500Gbps backbone network that spans 43 countries in Europe (with around 40 million end-users) and connects to 65 other nations globally. The project is also responsible for research and service development in areas related to network and data technologies. GÉANT is therefore deeply involved, not only in the international delivery of research data, but also in its security, monitoring and in ensuring optimum performance of the infrastructure.
GÉANT’s eduGAIN service is key to ensuring international federated identity for the research and education sector and is widely adopted worldwide. The results of eduGAIN collaboration with communities including arts and humanities research infrastructures can provide valuable contributions, such as the one with the DARIAH research infrastructure, which results in DARIAH services being accessible via eduGAIN in compliance with the eduGAIN Code of Conduct.
In the context of the EU project Digital Cultural Heritage Roadmap for Preservation - Open Science Infrastructure for DCH in 2020 (DCH-RP) experts from the GÉANT Association contributed to the definition of recommendations on authentication and authorisation best practices that are suitable for the digital cultural heritage and indications on which of the existing e-Infrastructures could satisfy the requirements of this community.
The presentation will describe the GÉANT and NREN infrastructure and highlight the initiatives and services most relevant to the DCH community.

Maegaard Bente & Krauwer Steven

Common Language Resources and Technology Infrastructure (CLARIN)

CLARIN, The role of e-infrastructure in the e-Humanities

CLARIN, il ruolo delle infrastrutture digitali nelle e-Humanities

In this presentation we will use CLARIN to illustrate the impact that data infrastructures can have on the daily research practice of humanities scholars. We will highlight a few of the main characteristics of CLARIN such as the service oriented architecture, single sign-on, the service provider federation, the virtual language observatory and federated content search.
We will also highlight collaboration opportunities across infrastructures and some of the obstacles that are in the way for optimal exploitation of the infrastructures.

Pozzo Riccardo

Direttore del Dipartimento Scienze Umane e sociali - Patrimonio Culturale del CNR

From Data Science to Data Humanities

Dai dati della scienza ai dati delle scienze umanistiche

The new scientific challenge is the passage from Data Science to Data Humanities. Europe recognizes the need and urgency to have advanced facilities for interdisciplinary cutting-edge research in the field of Social Sciences and Humanities, Cultural Heritage (SSH and CH). The main goal is to deal with every aspect of science and technology related to the field, offering innovative solutions to major societal challenges of the new millennium. In fact, also SSH and CH researchers are confronted with huge amounts and an increasing complexity of data in highly interdisciplinary settings. SSH and CH researchers are currently developing enabling technologies, such as: NFC-Near Field Communication; CRM-Content Rights Management; Contents-aware networks (CH> fruition and enjoyment); Low-latency networks (CH> warning and security); Huge-bandwidth networks (CH> augmented reality).

Racine Bruno

Chair of the CENL. (The Conference of European National Librarians) and President of the Bibliothèque nationale de France

The Libraries’ Community between e-Infrastructures and Research Infrastructures

La Comunità delle biblioteche fra infrastrutture digitali e infrastrutture di ricerca

Through the collections and services they offer, libraries can define themselves as research infrastructures. Since the end of the 20th century, these infrastructures have become digital: first with online catalogues, then with the development of digital libraries. Today, Internet is a challenge for libraries in many ways: they have to deal with new types of material, to preserve digital archives in the long term, and to make them remotely accessible. Based on the initiatives by BnF and Europeana, this paper illustrates e-infrastructures set up by libraries, including the creation of digital collections, development of online services, seamless shared services and dematerialization.

Rossi Giorgio

Università degli studi di Milano, Deputy president of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructure (ESFRI)

The new ESFRI Roadmap 2016 will include a careful landscape analysis of the existing research infrastructures and their connection with specific and general e-infrastructure services.  A special attention will be given to the pan-European relevance of the new projects and their potential integration to enhance European competitiveness.

Sabbioni Cristina

Executive Board member of JPI, National Research Council (CNR), Italy

The Joint Programming Initiative on Cultural Heritage

La programmazione congiunta per il patrimonio culturale

The presentation summarizes the activities performed both as important network on research programming at European level, both in terms of strategic research agenda definition and common calls management that made Italy to coordinate with two ministries MIBACT and MIUR the  Joint Programming Initiative “Cultural Heritage and Global Change: a new Challenge for Europe" (JPICH). The implementation of JPI CH will be presented focusing particularly on the prospects and opportunities offered at European level (Eranet Plus and Horizon 2020) that the Italian coordination of JPI is called to face.

Stančič Zoran

Deputy Director-General, European Commission, DG Connect

Research Infrastructures (RI) and e-infrastructures (e-I) constitute together the backbone of the research and innovation system and are essential components to ensure Excellence in Science. They provide the necessary resources and offer unique research services to users from different countries, attract young people to science, and help to shape scientific communities. At the same time, Libraries, Museums, Archives, and the entire Cultural Heritage Research domain are increasingly shifting towards the development of methods, systems and tools for access and preservation of Cultural Heritage resources. This will facilitate knowledge representation, access technologies, common standards in metadata, domain ontology's, and, for example, application models for ubiquitous access to cultural data. The Commission will step up its efforts to enhance the Cooperation between Cultural Heritage Research entities, but also include Social Sciences and Humanities to ensure fruitful collaboration with the Infrastructure providers and technologists to push the frontiers of research to the benefit of society.