Matthias Baldauf holds the position of a researcher at the
Telecommunications Research Center Vienna (FTW) in the
area for 'User-centered Interaction & Communication Economics', where he participated in
several application-oriented research projects in the fields of mobile multimedia services
and novel user interfaces for mobile devices and in-vehicle usage. His research interests
include pervasive and ubiquitous computing technology, novel mobile interaction techniques
as well as mobile computer vision and information visualization.
(Stein) Runar Bergheim is technical work package manager for
technical tasks in the eContentplus EuropeanaLocal project, implementing distributed OAI-PMH
infrastructure for harvesting of cultural heritage information from more than 300 collections
containing more than 3 000 000 items in 26 EU member states and Norway.
Manuel Gay is a software engineer at the AIT -
Austrian Institute of Technology. He is currently involved in the EuropeanaConnect Project,
where he works on the design and implementation of the multimedia annotation tools. He has a keen
interest in software engineering and new technologies in the Java space, and is active in a couple
of open-source projects.
David Haskiya is a Product Developer for Europeana and the Europeana
Project Liaison for the projects EuropeanaConnect and ASSETS. He coordinates the creation of Europeana
requirements from the business perspective. Europeana is now focusing on the Danube development program
for 2010/2011 where EuropeanaConnect geo-spatial deliverables are planned for inclusion.
Bernhard Haslhofer is a postdoctoral researcher at the
University of Vienna since 2008. His research interests are in the
area of Linked Data, with a special focus on data quality, data linking, and the exploitation of user-contributed
data (annotations). He has contributed to the W3C Linking Open Data Initiative from the very beginning (2007) and
served as chair, PC member, and reviewer for several conferences and journals in this field.
Dennis Heinen is a developer at the OFFIS
Institute for Information Technology located in Oldenburg, Germany. As a member of the Intelligent
User Interfaces group he is currently involved in the EuropeanaConnect Work Package 3 in which he is
implementing and experimenting with mobile access channels for Europeana. He is interested in the
development of novel operating concepts, interfaces and services especially but not limited to mobile
Markus Jobst, born 1972, is technically coordinating the INSPIRE directive at the
Austrian Federal Office of Metrology and Surveying and providing lectures
on cartographic interfaces and geospatial data infrastructures at the Vienna
University of Technology in Vienna and Hasso Plattner Institute
in Potsdam. He studied surveying at the Vienna University of Technology and finished his PhD in 2008 with the
focus on semiotics in 3D maps. After being a research assistant at the Institute of Geoinformation and Cartography
at the Vienna University of Technology from 2003 to 2007, he worked on geospatial Service-Oriented Architectures
and Digital Preservation Procedures as post-doc research fellow at the Hasso Plattner Institute at the University
Throughout the years Markus Jobst acquired substantiated knowledge in digital photography and cross-media production
processes. His main foci in scientific work are the communication of spatial related data as well as cartographic
heritage especially within spatial data infrastructures (SDI's) and digital cartographic presentation methods.
Iris Klawatsch works in the Digital Library Department of the
Austrian National Library. She is responsible for the technical
administration of the large-scale digitisation projects ANNO and ALEX as well as the collection of
born-digital publications in the Austrian Internet. For this workshop her interest is the enrichment
of metadata with geodata.
Christian Mader is a research associate at the Department
of Distributed and Multimedia Systems, located at the University of Vienna. Since January 2010 he has been involved in
the MEKETRE project where he works as the principal developer and researcher of the MEKETREpository Web application.
His main research interests cover Web of Data and distributed, collaborative ontology development. Concerning the
workshop he is particularly interested in evaluating existing approaches of publishing geospatial information on
the Linked Data cloud.
Jan Peters-Anders is expert adviser at AIT - Austrian Institute of
Technology and is involved in the EU project TaToo (Tagging Tool based on a Semantic Discovery Framework).
Sharing the vision of a Single European Information Space for Environment (SISE) TaToo aims to set up a semantic
web solution to close the discovery gap that prevents a full and easy access to environmental resources on the web
(i.e. GIS data sources like Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) services, data warehouse entries etc.). Within TaToo
he is in charge for a test case dealing with an online tool called "Climate Twins" which tries to visualise
(modelled) climate change data for the next decades via comparing the future climate of a point of interest with
the actual climate data of other European regions, in this way rising awareness for future climate change consequences
by highlighting similarities to actual climate conditions in the "twin regions".
Veronika Prändl-Zika is working at the Austrian National Library,
in the Department Research and Development. She is project manager of EuropeanaConnect,
which is one of the two core projects within the Europeana group of projects. EuropeanaConnect is the most important technology
provider for Europeana. It delivers essential components enabling Europeana to become a truly interoperable, multilingual and
user-friendly service. Veronika is interested in all topics referring to the services developed in EuropeanaConnect as e.g. the
Spatio-Temporal Interface and the mobile access channels to Europeana and relating services.
Petr Přidal represents Klokan
Technologies GmbH, Switzerland and the Moravian Library, Brno, Czech Republic in this workshop.
Petr is also part of the OldMapsOnline.org research project
and will present software tools and research results related to publishing of maps and geodata,
georeferencing of old maps, development of modern web applications, cloud computing, open-source
software, and metadata. His interests in the workshop include cooperation on development of open-source
projects and potential application of our technologies in Europeana.
Georg Rothwangl is an innovation manager at VRVis
Research Center. He is responsible for the coordination of research projects and funding programs. He was part
of the team in the cultural heritage research projects "The Josefsplatz Experience" and "WikiVienna",
where 3D reconstruction, rendering and visualization of historical objects were important aspects.
Manuela Schmidt is a project assistant at the
Research Group Cartography of Vienna University of Technology, where she
is currently involved in two projects connected to pedestrian navigation. She is the webmaster of the International
Cartographic Association (ICA) and was an organizer of the
Workshop on Digital Approaches in Cartographic Heritage in
February 2010. Her interests in connection to this workshop are new presentation forms and mobile ways to access cultural
heritage, as well as the topic of VGI.
André Soares is working at the INESC-ID - Instituto
de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores Investigação e Desenvolvimento associated with the Information
and Decision Support Systems group. He is currently involved with the EuropeanaConnect Project, on Work Package 5,
where he works on the design and implementation of the Gazetteer System. Regarding the workshop, he is interested
in the publication of geographical information in the Linked Data cloud.
Petr Žabička represents the Moravian Library, Brno, Czech Republic.
His fields of research are digital libraries and digital preservation. Relevant projects include EuropeanaTravel
(eContent Plus, 2009-2011), Old Maps Online (national R&D project, 2008-2011),
and Server for geographical searching of maps (national project, 2010). His interest in the workshop is in discussing above mentioned projects and
collaboration on new projects.
Franc Zakrajsek is a Senior researcher and consultant on the areas of geographic information
systems, GIS portals, GIS web services, digital cultural content, registering movable and immovable cultural
heritage and building the national and cross-national interoperability frameworks. At the time being he is
acting as a member of Member's states expert group on digitalization and digital preservation, national
representative for digital cultural content concerns libraries, museums, archives, audiovisual and other
cultural institutions. He coordinates the preparation of the strategy and action plan for e-culture and
digitalization in Slovenia. He is one of the founders of the Register of the Cultural Heritage in Slovenia.
He is also a project leader and main developer of the several Web II projects concerning digital cultural