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The Semantic Web Community Celebrates its 20th Birthday

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the ‘official’ birth of the Semantic Web community, as 2001 saw both the publication of the landmark paper on the Semantic Web by Tim Berners-Lee, Jim Hendler, and Ora Lassila, as well as the staging of the 1StSemantic Web Symposium (the precursor to the International Semantic Web Conference […]

Watch the video from the 2021 SciRoc Challenge!

Well… what an event! A huge thank you again to all of our teams, sponsors, volunteers and members of the public for joining us to support the 2021 SciRoc Challenge, and to the city of Bologna for hosting us. Check out the video below for the full highlights from our 2021 event! Share this:

Event news: The Future and the Past of Reading (18.11.2021), Milano, Italy

READ-IT members will take part in a workshop, ‘The Future and the Past of Reading. New Research Methods for new Perspectives’ [Il futuro e il passato della lettura. Nuovi metodi d’indagine per nuove prospettive] at the Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy, on Thursday 18 November 2021 (14.30-16.00 CET). Speakers at the event include Alessio […]

The Open University’s project period ends

On 30 September 2021, The Open University’s funded period on the project READ-IT comes to an end. While the project team Dr. Shafquat Towheed (UK Lead), Dr. Alessio Antonini, Dr. Francesca Benatti, and Dr. Maya Parmar move to new projects, the project resources remain free and available for public use. The website will also remain […]

Conference news: “Reading Popular Culture Offline and Online”

READ-IT members Dr. Alessio Antonini, Dr.Francesca Benatti and Prof. Corinna Norrick-Rühl have co-written a paper titled “Reading Popular Culture Offline and Online: Outlining a Comparative Study of Reading Experiences Between Webcomics and Twenty-First Century Book Club Choices”. Benatti will present the paper at the upcoming conference of the European Association for Digital Humanities, at the […]

ISDS Team at Semantics 2021

Last week saw the latest edition of the Semantics series of conferences, Semantics 2021, which took place in Amsterdam, Holland. Since 2005, the Semantics conferences provide the main European forum covering both advanced academic research in semantic technologies, as well as the state of the art in the relevant industrial applications. Semantics 2021 saw a very […]

Highlights from SciRoc 2021

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The Winners of SciRoc 2021 Are Announced!

SciRoc 2021 took place at the historic Palazzo Re Enzo, from Monday 6th – Friday 10th September 2021. 13 international teams joined the competition. Given the restrictions and uncertainty around COVID-19, for 2021 we introduced remote participation options for teams who were unable to travel. We were thrilled to have 7 teams join us in […]

ISDS win at the SciRoc 2021 challenge

Last week, from the 6th to the 10th of September, the 2nd International Smart Cities and Robotics Challenge (SciRoc) was held in Bologna  (Italy) in the historic location of Palazzo Re Enzo. As a part of the European Robotics League (ERL), the event was aimed at showcasing the integration of robots in smart urban environments […]

SciRoc arrives in Bologna

SciRoc has officially arrived in Bologna! The competition will take place at Palazzo Re Enzo, in the main square and heart of Bologna. We are busy preparing the venue for our teams and audience arrival. The full competition will begin on Wednesday 8th September at 09.30 when our audience will join us at the historic […]