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ECLAP 2012 Conference: General Programme

ECLAP 2012 Conference: Information Technologies for Performing Arts, Media Access and Entertainment

7-9  May 2012

Convitto della Calza, Firenze, Italy

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The Information Technology age has facilitated many important changes in the field of cultural heritage and continues to offer itself as a dynamic and exciting medium through which new possibilities perpetually emerge. This wave of change has had particularly significant consequences in the field of the Performing Arts, where a vast array of possibilities for digital content fruition continue to reveal themselves, constantly opening the doors to new and as-yet-unexplored synergies. Many technological developments concerning digital libraries, media entertainment and education are now fully developed and ready to be exported, applied, utilized and cultivated by the public.

The ECLAP conference is open to researchers, professionals, industries, institutions, technicians, practitioners in the area of performing arts and information technologies, media entertainment, technology enhanced learning, intelligent media systems, acoustic systems, cultural heritage, and many others. The ECLAP conference aims to function as a forum in which progress-oriented individuals and institutions within the aforementioned fields can find a place to collaborate and present results

Each exhibition section of the event offers settings (booth and tables) to host demonstrators. Demo and poster sessions will be also organized.

The ECLAP 2012 conference has confirmed a keynote-speaker lineup consisting of some of the most salient voices in the field and is currently looking to put together a set of workshops, sessions and panels that will conform to our standard of excellence. The conference will be constituted of selected top-level papers/proposals, which will be published in the proceedings by the Florence University Press, complete with ISBN, and promoted in the most relevant indexing engines.
eclap 2012 programme
Details of the programme
  • Opening
    • Prof. Alberto Tesi, Rector of the University of Florence
    • Cristina Scaletti, Head of Culture, Commerce and Tourism of the Region of Tuscany (Assessore alla Cultura, Commercio e Turismo della Regione Toscana)
    • Prof. Leonardo Masotti, President of the Tuscany District for Technologies of Cultural Heritage and Sustainable City (Distretto Tecnologico per le Tecnologie dei Beni Culturali e della Citta' Sostenibile)
    • Prof. Paolo Nesi (ECLAP Chair), University of Florence
  • Keynotes (invited):
    • Marco Marsella: Deputy Head of Unit, eContent and Safer Internet, EUROPEAN COMMISSION, Information Society and Media, Directorate-General (Cultural Heritage and Future Directions)
    • Sarah Whatley: Director of the Centre for Dance Research (C-DaRE) at Coventry University, UK (Making Siobhan Davies RePlay; the UK's first digital dance archive. The pleasure of preserving intangible cultural heritage)
    • Heather Nathans: (‘You can’t get there from here’: Re-thinking the maps in a digital archive)
    • Nikki Timmermans:  Social Innovator at Kennisland, The Netherlands (The search for sustainability in the cultural heritage domain - Building a knowledge-based infrastructure)
  • General track (1) on Performing Arts, Media Access and Entertainment
    • A Model Driven Architecture approach for Open Archival Information Systems (Walter Allasia)
    • 3D reconstructions and Cultural Heritage communication (Micaela Spigarolo, Maria Chiara Liguori, Antonella Guidazzoli)
  • General track (2) on Performing Arts, Media Access and Entertainment
    • Museum outside the Museum. Real environment Storytelling (Stefania Chipa, Gianluca Simonetta, Luca Toschi)
    • Curating Data, Disseminating Knowledge: Museums of the Digital Age (Sudeshna Guha)
  • General track (3) on Performing Arts, Media Access and Entertainment
    • MIMESIS: A Semantic-based Approach for Poetry in Music Digital Libraries (Ilaria Bartolini, Cecilia Luzzi, Angelo Pompilio, Marco Patella  and Cesarino Ruini)
    • Indexing and Searching Cross Media Content in a Social Network (Pierfrancesco Bellini, Daniele Cenni, Paolo Nesi)
  • General track (4) on Performing Arts, Media Access and Entertainment
    • Interactive magazine about new technologies meeting culture worldwide (Antonella Fresa, Tania Masi, Claudio Prandoni, Valentina Bachi)
    • The Co-Creation of the City. re-programming cities using real-time user generated content (Salvatore Iaconesi, Oriana Persico)
  • Workshops: Educational Services for the Performing Arts
    • Performance art studies at the dawn of the digital age, Dorota Sosnowska
    • Open Networks for Culture and Education: ONCE, John Casey,Wolfgang Greller,Gareth Waller
    • Knowledge Management in Performing Arts Education, Peter G.F. Eversmann
    • Sapienza digital library: a cross-disciplinary support for education, Angela di Iorio
  • Workshops: New business models in the cultural heritage domain 

    • Model, format and services for the management of information on audiovisual rights, Laurent Boch, Annarita Di Carlo, Francesco Gallo
    • Audiovisual Media Open Educational Resources . The case of SP-ARK: The Sally Potter Film Archive, Sarah Atkinson, Janko Ćalić
  • Workshops: Performing Arts & ICT
    • Languages for Augmented Choreography, Andrea Bene, Diego Bernini, Giorgio De Michelis and Francesco Tisato
    • mConduct: Gesture Transmission and Reconstruction for Distributed Performance, Phoebe Bakanas, Joanne Armitage, Joel Balmer, Paul Halpin, Kyle Hudspeth, Kia Ng
    • Mobile Augmented Reality for cultural dissemination, Raffaello Brondi, Marcello Carrozzino, Franco Tecchia, Massimo Bergamasco
  • Workshops: Authoritative Metadata Vs User-Generated Content (1)
    • A Database for Israeli Theater ArchivesIn The University of Haifa Younas & Soraya Nazarian Library, Sharon Shapira
    • Designing and implementing a user-generated content service for Europeana, Nicola Aloia, Cesare Concordia, Carlo Meghini
  • Workshops: Authoritative Metadata Vs User-Generated Content (2)
    • The Open Data Semantics and the (re)use of open information in Cultural Heritage, Achille Felicetti, Andrea D'Andrea, Franco Niccolucci
    • SKOSifying User Generated Content, Alessandra Donnini, Andrea Ciapetti, Maria De Vizia Guerriero, Matteo Lorenzini, Maria Emilia Masci, Davide Merlitti, Fabio Piro, Oreste Signore
    • Making Europe’s cultural treasures accessible: The Europeana Regia and Europeana Libraries projects, Gabriele Messmer
  • Workshops: Open Access 2002-2012 (1)
    • Two sides of the same coin: access to archival collections, a case study on HOPE, Gabriella Ivacs, Kathryn Mathe
    • The White Road to Open Access: A Proposal by the Open Access Publishing Workshop of the University of Florence, Beatrice Tottossy, Arianna Antonielli
    • Opening up culture may not be sufficient: looking for a policy, Rosanna De Rosa
    • The Co-Laboratory: a tool for research and education at the University of Parma, Anna Maria Tammaro, Sara Valla, Elisabetta Longhi
  • Workshops: Open Access 2002-2012 (2)
    • Visions and Possibilities of Open Access Publishing in the Dissemination of the Hungarian Performing Arts Heritage, Attila Szabó, Piroska Ács
    • Aggregation as a Model for a Sustainable Economy? The Case of Cultural Journals, Rosario Garra
  • Presentation of: Network of Excellence in Internet Science (invited)
    • Dr Fabrizio Sestini, Scientific Officer, DG Infso, European Commission, EINS NoE PO
    • Prof. Leandros Tassiulas, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, EINS NoE Coordinator
    • Dr Andrea Scharnhorst, Royal Netherland Academy for Arts and Science, EINS NoE partner
    • Roger Torrenti, Sigma Orionis, EINS NoE partner
  • Workshops/Presentation: Natural Europe learning Pathways
  • Posters (in proceedings):
    • Nuova Consonanza Archive and short films of the Sixties and Seventies: an example of low cost preservation, Cecilia Montanaro and Laura Nicoletta Colabianchi
    • Per Musica, Fiamma Nicolodi, Mila De Santis, Antonella Bartoloni
    • The Documentation Centre and Museum of the Performing Arts, Mireia Roselló Gargallo, Roger Guasch Aramburu
    • Rediscovery of the shape of artistic artefactsfrom mouldsof Richard-Ginori collection: tools and methods for 3D archive implementation, Sergio di Tondo, Giulia Adembri, Monica Gherardelli
  • Last Minute Posters
    • An e-infrastructure enabled semantic search service, MINT group - National Technical University of Athens: Kostas Pardalis, Nikos Simou, Nasos Drosopoulos
    • Musical Instruments Museums and Digital Archives: The case of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
      Lorenzo Franco Sutton, Laura Bognetti, Annalisa Bin
    • Research Center on Performance - Sapienza University of Rome, Towards a Virtual Museum of Performing Arts
      Centro Teatro Ateneo: Marco Maciariello, Ferruccio Marotti, Desiree Sabatini
    • The Cuban Theater Digital Archive, Lillian Manzor, Kyle Rimkus
  • Exposition and demos
  • ECLAP Tutorial and training: open to all interested people and specially tuned for new partners, content providers, archives, library, institutions, museums, etc., tghat would like to know more about ECLAP and its usage for education, archiving, distribution, leasure, etc.
    • 15:00-16:00: Introduction and overview to ECLAP: What is ECLAP? How to get involved?, Why? the ECLAP Tools, ECLAP and Europeana, ECLAP on mobile experience.
    • 16:30-18:00: How to work on ECLAP, content ingestion, aggregation, publication, integration with Europeana, ECLAP semantic model
    • Send an expression of interest to
  • ECLAP Event, ECLAP NIGHT Towards a performing arts digital library: May 7, 2012, 21:30-23:00 at Convitto della Calza, Firenze. A conversation with Sandro Lombardi interviewed of Ferruccio Marotti, with the collaboration of Raffaella Santucci, University of Roma, CTA.
  • Event of Fabbrica Europa: May 8, 2012 - Florence, Stazione Leopolda, Viale Fratelli Rosselli - Porta al Prato.Please make a reservation.

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Organized by:

University of Florence, Italy; University of Leeds; National Technical University of Athens, Greece; Beeld en Geluid, Netherlands; University of Cambridge, UK;  Universidad de Castilla La Mancha, Spain; University of Glasgow, UK; CTA, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy; University of Amsterdam, Netherlands; Fondazione Rinascimento Digitale, Italy;  Dario Fo & Franca Rame Archive, Italy; Escola Superior de Música, Artes e Espectáculo do Porto, Portugal; AXMEDIATECH, Italy; Festival International de Films de Femmes de Créteil, France; The Institute of Polish Culture University of Warsaw, Poland; Museu de les Arts Escèniques Institut del Teatre de Barcelona, Spain; La Bellone, House of Performing Arts, Belgium; Muzeum, Ljubljana, Slovenia; Hungarian Theatre Institute, Hungary; Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology.

See EVA 2012, as a strictly related event in Florence, just after this event:

 EVA 2012 Florence
Date: 9-11 May 2012 Place: Firenze, Hotel Minerva Description: Electronic Imaging & the Visual Arts. 'The Foremost European Electronic Imaging Events in the Visual Arts'

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