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DR MILENA DOBREVA
I
n early September, from a picturesque
mountain in Tuscany, the international
centre Il Ciocco hosted the European
research conference `Philological
Disciplines and Digital Technology
Computational Philology:Tradition versus
Innovation'.The event was organised with
the support of the EURESCO conference
programme of the European Science
Foundation, the French CNRS, and the
Regione Toscana (Tuscany Regional
Government). It brought together about
70 experienced and young researchers
from 22 countries.This created an excep-
tionally good mixture of experiences.
P
apers examined digital technology for
conservation, restoration, dissemination
and management of library materials; the
relationship between the digital documents
and linguistic/philological research; philol-
ogy and bibliographical databases; critical
editing and hypertextual and hypermedia
tools; and the philology of non-alphabeti-
cal sources (e.g. demotic alphabet, music),
philology and archaeological research.
T
he diversity of questions that should
be addressed in the years to come
were summarised by the Euroconference
Chair, Dr Andrea Bozzi from the Institute
of Computational Linguistics in Pisa, Italy,
in his opening address:
Conference events took place at University
of Macedonia facilities in Thessaloniki in
November 2003.
T
he University of the Aegean,
Department of Cultural Technology
and Communication (DCTC), is organis-
ing the 2nd International Conference of
Museology `Technology for the Cultural
Heritage: Management Education
Communication' (http://www.aegean.gr/
culturaltec/museum/), under the auspices
of the Ministry of Culture and the
Ministry of the Aegean.The conference
will be held at University of the Aegean
facilities in Mytilene, Lesvos, from 28 June
to 2 July 2004.
FOCUS ON EDUCATION:
G
raduate studies programmes currently
offered include:
MSc in Cultural Informatics PhD
(http://www.aegean.gr/culturaltec/
msc/) at the University of the Aegean,
Department of Cultural Technology and
Communication;
MSc in Cultural Policy, Management
and Communication PhD (http://
panteion.criticalpublics.com/cmc/
pages/postgraduate/) at Panteion
University, Department of Commu-
nication, Media and Culture;
MSc in Cultural Information Systems
and Cultural Heritage Management at
the University of Crete, History and
Archaeology Department (http://www.
history-archaeology.uoc.gr/)
Computer Science Department
(http://www.csd.uoc.gr/);
MSc in Language Technologies PhD
(`Technoglossia', http://www.ilsp.gr/
texnoglossia/) at the Institute for
Language and Speech Processing
University of Athens, Department of
Linguistics National Technical
University of Athens, School of
Electrical and Computer Engineering
(http://www.ece.ntua.gr/).
T
he Prisma Centre for Development
Studies (http://www.prismanet.gr/)
coordinates the Culture2000 project
ACRINET
: European Acritic Heritage
Network. Since its inception in 2001,
ACRINET has been investigating the
acritic tradition across Europe, establishing
its symbolic and social meanings, and col-
lecting material from archives and popular
culture in the form of manuscripts, publi-
cations and films to represent the acritic
heritage. ACRINET will make this mate-
rial available to a wide public by creating a
virtual museum.
T
he Cultural Informatics Laboratory
(CILab) at the Department of
Cultural Technology and Communication
(DCTC, http://www.aegean.gr/cultural-
tec/), University of the Aegean, initiated
the Socrates-Minerva project WebDANCE
using Advanced E-Learning Tools.
WebDANCE (http://www.aegean.gr/cul-
turaltec/webdance/) promotes the use of
new technologies in dance education and,
in particular, the use of interactive multi-
media technologies (3D animation,
MPEG-7 annotated video) in traditional
dance information representation, and the
use of the Internet as a dance-learning
medium.To this end,WebDANCE will
develop a platform that can be used both
as a Web-based resource for dance teachers
and as a Web-based explorative learning
environment for dance students in formal
(school) and informal contexts.
CONFERENCE UPDATES
T
he Greek Computer Society (EPY),
in cooperation with the Aristotle
University of Thessaloniki, the University
of Macedonia and the Technological and
Educational Institution of Thessaloniki,
organised the 9th Panhellenic Conference in
Informatics (PCI 2003, http://epy9.csd.
auth.gr/), the 1st Balkan Conference in
Informatics (BCI), and the MultiMine
`Knowledge from Multimedia' parallel
workshop (http://www.multimine.gr/).
46 Based partly on the presentations made at the European Research Conference (EURESCO) on `Philological
Disciplines and Digital Technology Computational Philology:Tradition versus Innovation' (Il Ciocco, Italy, 6-11
September 2003) organised by the European Science Foundation.This information is the sole responsibility of the author
and does not reflect the ESF or Community's opinion.The ESF and the Community are not responsible for any use that
might be made of data appearing in this publication.