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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] […]

KMi member wins ISWS Summer School 2019 Award

The 2nd edition of the International Semantic Web Research Summer School (ISWS) was organised by STLab-ISTC National Research Council at the University Residential Centre of Bertinoro between 30th June and 6th July 2019. Following the success of last year, the Summer School was held once again in Bertinoro, a small village on a scenic hill […]

New Publication (June 2019): ‘All We Do is “Stalking”: Studying New Forms of Reading in Social Networks’

READ-IT team member Dr Alessio Antonini (The Open University) and Associate Partner Dr Gustavo Gomez Mejia (Université François Rabelais, Tours) have a new peer-reviewed workshop article – ‘All We Do is “Stalking”: Studying New Forms of Reading in Social Networks’. This article provides an outline of an emerging reading practice – reading as stalking – […]

New Publication (June 2019): ‘Modelling Changes in Diaries, Correspondence and Authors’ Libraries to support research on reading: the READ-IT approach’

READ-IT Project PI-5 Prof Guillaume Gravier (CNRS-IRISA, Rennes) and team members Dr Alessio Antonini (The Open University), Dr Francesca Benatti (The Open University) and Dr François Vignale (Le Mans Université) have co-authored a new peer-reviewed workshop article, “Modelling Changes in Diaries, Correspondence and Authors’ Libraries to support research on reading: the READ-IT approach”.  The workshop […]

New Publication (April 2019): Alessio Antonini, ‘Developing a meta-language in multidisciplinary research projects: the case study of READ-IT’

READ-IT UK project team member Dr Alessio Antonini has a new peer-reviewed workshop article – “Developing a meta-language in multidisciplinary research projects: the case study of READ-IT”. In the workshop article, Antonini reports on the use of philosophy in developing a research language in a project involving multiple disciplines. He discusses the case of READ-IT […]

Linked Data Tutorial @ DH2019

“Linked Data for the Humanities: methods and techniques” is the title of the tutorial on foundational Semantic technologies held in Utrecht, last 8th July, in the context of the Digital Humanities (DH2019) conference organised by the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO). The half-day Tutorial, organised by Enrico Daga in collaboration with Aldo Gangemi (University […]

SciRoc at MK Futures 2050

The SciRoc team (specifically, Matthew Studley and Mark Wilson from UWE and Enrico Motta, Ian Pulford, Gianluca Bardaro and Agnese Chiatti from the OU) are currently camping in Middleton Hall in Central Milton Keynes, showcasing robotics technology and advertising the forthcoming ERL Smart CIty RObotic Challenge, which will be held in Milton Keynes on 16-21 […]

The official sponsors for the 2019 SciRoc Challenge are announced!

The 2019 SciRoc Challenge will involve several industrial and academic partners.   PAL Robotics is on-board for the project-level organisation. This company, leader in the Research and Development of humanoid robots, provides a platform for companies, universities and end-customers at all levels to customise, based on their daily tasks.   The competition will be hosted […]