Knowledge Infrastructures

Open Infrastructures for Open Science



The Directorate F - Emerging Technologies and Infrastructures is organizing a series of consultations for the preparation of Horizon 2020, the new Framework Program for research funding.  I was invited to participate also in the Rome event about  "open Infrastructures for open science". I expressed my opinion that the importance of semantic standards and linked open data technologies should not be underestimated.

The picture at the left is from a presentation, which analyzed institutional readines for open data 


An interesting intiative is EUDA with the intent to create trusted data services between public and private partners.

THe same issues that we are discussin in agINFRA (structures, vocabularies, relations, persistent identifiers, protocols)  are addressed in the EUDAT system.

more screenshots at my FlickR Gallery. 




ICUDL 2009, Pittsburgh

From November 6-8 I participated in the 5th International Conference on Universal Digital Library. (Pittsburgh, USA ICUDL -

ICUDL is a worldwide initiative with strong operations in China and India to digitize library content and to make it online available.

The picture shows Prof. Jaime Carbonell giving his presentation on the state of art in machine translation

The presentation that I gave at the meeting is attached.

ICSD 2009

The International Conference on Digital Libraries and the Semantic Web is an Initiative to bring together two communities: those who are working on semantic web technology and those who managing big digital libraries. Too often the work on Digital Library Systems is poor in Semantic Technology; too often also the work on Semantic tools is not aware of the issues when working with large real world data sets.

Global Research Library 2020

I am part of a working group with the title "Global Research Library 2020". Goal of this group is to discuss and to shape the Research Library of the future ( Next meeting of this working group is in February in Taiwan. I attach the position paper, which I submitted for this workshop.
This position paper was also presented at the Rome ShareFair . I posted about this sharefair at


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