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Du patrimoine à la contribution

READ-IT Project Leader Dr. Brigitte Ouvry-Vial participated in a 1 Day workshop organized by the Ministry of Culture (France), the ANR (National Research Agency) and the Mediathèque of Architecture and Cultural Heritage on April 4, 2019 (Paris area). The topic was the role of communities in cultural heritage governance. The workshop involved speakers and scholars […]

Images from the SciRoc Challenge

Below is a selection of photos from the 1st SciRoc Challenge, held in Milton Keynes (UK) on September 18-21, 2019

Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 SciRoc Challenge!

Congratulations to the winners of the 1st SciRoc Challenge, held in Milton Keynes (UK) on September 18-21, 2019 Episode 3 – Deliver Coffee Shop Orders: Leeds Autonomous Service Robots – LASR (University of Leeds, UK) Episode 4 – Take the elevator: Gentlebots (Rey Juan Carlos University, Spain) Episode 7 – Shopping pick and pack: b-it-bots […]

READ-IT at the Frankfurter Buchmesse/ Frankfurt Book Fair

READ-IT project team members Dr. Corinna Norrick-Rühl (JGU Mainz) and Dr. George Ioannidis (IN2) will be presenting ‘READ-IT: Leseerfahrungen digital erfahrbar machen’ / ‘READ-IT: Reading experiences digitally experienceable’ at  the ‘Studium rund ums Buch’ stage, Frankfurter Buchmesse (Frankfurter Buchmesse GmbH, Braubachstraße 16, 60311 Frankfurt am Main, Deutschland). The presentation will take place on Thursday 17th […]

The CSO Classifier nominated for the Best Paper Award

Last week, Angelo was in Oslo for the 23rd edition of the International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL2019). Every year, this conference attracts many researchers from all over the world, working in the fields of digital libraries, information retrieval, text analysis, web archives, and many others. Angelo attended the conference to present […]

Public Q&A Friday 20th Sept: Scared or excited about the future of AI?

Experts in Artificial Intelligence (AI) from around Europe are coming to Milton Keynes this week and will be taking part in a Question-Time type debate with the general public. Surveys carried out in the UK and across Europe show that the public are excited by the possibilities of robotics and AI, but also concerned about […]

Dr Sally Blackburn-Daniels joins the READ-IT team (1.09.2019-30.04.2020)

Dr Sally Blackburn-Daniels (Postdoctoral Research Associate, The Open University) has now joined the READ-IT project team for 8 months, from 01.09.2019 to 30.04.2020. She is based at The Open University and is a member of the UK team led by Dr Shafquat Towheed.  She will be covering Dr Maya Parmar’s maternity leave. Dr Blackburn-Daniels has […]

SciRoc paper accepted for presentation at the the IEEE-Roman 2019 conference

As part of the SciRoc project, a team of researchers from La Sapienza University in Rome (Lun Wang, Luca Iocchi, Andrea Marrella and Daniele Nardi) has developed a dedicated questionnaire to investigate customers’ perceptions with respect to Episode 4 from the upcoming SciRoc challenge, which will take place in Milton Keynes on September 16-22, 2019. […]

READ-IT presented at DH2019 conference, Utrecht, Netherlands (July 2019)

READ-IT team members François Vignale (Le Mans University), Francesca Benatti (The Open University, pictured above) and Alessio Antonini (The Open University) presented a paper, entitled “Reading in Europe – Challenge and Case Studies of READ-IT” at the recent DH2019 conference at Utrecht University, The Netherlands, 8-12 July 2019. You can read the full abstract here. […]

New Publication (July 2019): ‘Reading and Gaming’

READ-IT Consortium PI Prof Brigitte Ouvry-Vial, together with Chloé Aubry & Cora Krömer (all Le Mans University) have produced a new publication, “Reading and Gaming” in a special issue of the journal Publije (2019), Issue 1. This issue was inspired by the workshop “Gaming & reading: compare, contrast and complement” (ANR Reading in Europe, programme EnJeu[x] […]