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Blog

Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) workshop on Data Management and Transfer

On 4 February 2015, the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) held a workshop on Data Management and Transfer, which set out to address some of the fundamental challenges relating to the long-term management of scientific research data. The meeting was initiated to establish the relationship of core PERICLES technologies to a number of complementary data management projects undertaken at STFC, as well as those for...

Linked Resource Model for modelling evolving systems (3rd PERICLES Technical Workshop in Grenoble, France)

Xerox Research Centre Europe (XRCE) organized a third technical workshop on using/extending the Linked Resource Model (LRM). The workshop was hosted by the XRCE in Grenoble, and took place on the 27-29 April 2015 (see blogs for the first two meetings). [1] [2] The LRM is an upper level ontology that is being developed within PERICLES, to enable the description of evolving digital ecosystems. Versions of the LRM that could...

October workshops: Introducing experts to key PERICLES concepts

Last month PERICLES ran two workshops with practitioners and experts in the fields of digital preservation and science data. The full-day events were organised at two different locations, London (15 October) and Brussels (29 October) to introduce specific topics that are key elements within PERICLES research and development. The first workshop entitled 'Model-driven approach to preservation management' was focussed on the...

How much metadata is too much (and how little is too little)?

How much metadata is too much (and how little is too little)? Practical Preservation and People, December 3rd 2015, Public Records Office of Northern Ireland The DPC metadata event brought together a spirited collection of people from projects and heritage institutions, all interested in seeking an answer to the question posed in the workshop's title: when collecting metadata, how much is too much? It sounds like a dry...

Back from Budapest

The surprisingly high number of European conferences and symposia in the past four months addressing the challenges related to long-term preservation and access to time-based artworks and media, contradicts the disappearance of digital preservation research from the European funding programmes. Within the arts and heritage community, however, it seems that the challenges of LTDP have become more pressing now that works generated in...

Exploring appraisal, quality assurance and risk assessment in the data continuum

PERICLES was invited by the IDCC to run a workshop on 25 February 2016 as part of the 11th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC16, Amsterdam). We prepared a half-day session on appraisal, quality assurance and risk assessment in relation to the lives of complex digital objects. The workshop was designed to introduce participants to some of the key concepts being explored in the PERICLES approach of...

Toward the integration of emulation and virtualization strategies into the conservation of software-based art collections

Part of PERICLES core mission is finding ways to manage the challenges posed by the changing technical environments of complex digital content. For software-based artworks, obsolescence of the original technical platform and the resulting need to migrate the work to a new one, can result in inaccurate performance of the work, or at worst, render it completely inaccessible. Emulation and virtualization techniques offer potential...

The EcoBuilder - A Tool to Integrate the Digital Ecosystem Model into the PERICLES picture

We are delighted to announce the release of the Digital Ecosystem Model (DEM) and the EcoBuilder , a Java tool to create DEM instances. The DEM is an ontology for modelling the interwoven relations, dependencies, and interactions of entities in digital ecosystems. Digital ecosystems encompass digital objects and their environments including their technical infrastructure, community relations, policies, and processes. The DEM...

Managing policies using the Policy Editor

In this blog post we introduce the Policy Editor, a web application to manage change in policies, which has been developed by PERICLES project partner Space Application Services (SpaceApps). The tool was developed within WP5 , which focused on Tools for the preservation management of ecosystems and processes We interviewed Rani Pinchuk, Division Manager at SpaceApps to find out more.   What is the Policy Editor and...

The Digital Ecosystem Model

We are pleased to introduce the Digital Ecosystem Model (DEM), which has been developed by project partner University of Goettingen in the framework of PERICLES’ integrated approach to model-driven preservation. The DEM is based on the Linked Resource Model ( LRM ) also developed within the PERICLES project. In contrast to the very high level of abstraction of the LRM, the DEM represents a middle layer ontology on the way to...

Videos

Interviews with project partners - Part 2

As we go deeper into the project we continue our series of interviews with project partners ( see part 1 ) by highlighting the key concepts and approaches underpinning our research. If one or more topics caught your interest while watching, please do get in touch with us: info@pericles-project.eu We look forward to hearing your feedback and thoughts!   1. Christine Sauter Question : The research undertaken...

PERICLES seminar - Göteborg Book Fair, 22 September 2016

How can we access digital objects created 20 years ago and 100 years from now? Music, photographs, videos, scientific data and art are all examples of content which is now stored digitally. How are the institutions that are collecting enormous amounts of digital content – libraries, museums, archives and research institutes – going to make sure that the material is accessible in the future as well? 100 years from now, will we...

Acting on Change: New Approaches and Future Practices in LTDP

In this series of videos we offer some highlights from PERICLES final project conference 'Acting on Change: New Approaches and Future Practices in LTDP' , which took place at the Wellcome Collection Conference centre in London on 30 Nov - 1 Dec 2016. This conference took a closer look at what research is being carried out as regards the challenge of changing environments, and what solutions are being proposed in support of...

The EcoBuilder and Digital Ecosystem Modelling

This is an introduction to the Ecobuilder, a tool for the creation of Digital Ecosystem Models (DEMs) via Java API or via GUI developed by Anna-Grit Eggers with the University of Goettingen (Germany). The DEM is a means to express the network of dependencies, and interactions of entities in digital ecosystems. The tool has been developed within PERICLES, a four-year Integrated Project (2013-2017) funded by the European Union under...

An introduction to the Entity Registry Model Repository (ERMR)

In this video we introduce the Entity Registry Model Repository (ERMR), a scalable data management system based on open standards that can be used to store data and capture the provenance of data and workflows. The ERMR was developed by project partner University of Liverpool. As a central building block in the architectural PERICLES framework, the ERMR contributes to the change management approach. The ERMR is available on:...

PERICLES Technical Appraisal tool

This is an introduction to the PERICLES Technical Appraisal Tool, which was developed by Simon Waddington and Jun Zhang from King's College London with input from other project partners. The tool has been developed within PERICLES, a four-year Integrated Project (2013-2017) funded by the European Union under its Seventh Framework Programme (ICT Call 9). The PERICLES Technical Appraisal tool will be available by 31 March 2017 under...

PRESERVEWARE - a digital preservation hub

In this video, we introduce PRESERVEWARE an open portal for all IT solutions and relevant research dedicated to managing and preserving digital assets over time. PRESERVEWARE was developed by PERICLES project partner DOTSOFT to offer a sustainable digital preservation hub bridging the gap between research, practice and technology. PRESERVEWARE is a community-led platform free for all to browse, discover and contribute with...

Publications

PERICLES - 'Best Poster Award' at IDCC 2014

The poster was presented by DOT and B.USOC and won the Best Poster Award at the 9th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC14), which took place in San Francisco on 24-27 February 2014.

Some Perspectives on Change Management

This presentation was delivered by the project partner Jean-Yves Vion-Dury, senior scientist at Xerox Research Centre Europe at the ACM DChange Workshop, in September 2014.

The PERICLES FP7 model-driven approach and ecosystem modelling - Repository Fringe 2015 POSTER

This poster was presented by PERICLES partner Adam Carter (EPCC) at Repository Fringe 2015 (3-4 August) an annual forum where repository administrators, developers/coders, and information professionals interact and explore the application of innovative technologies including cultural developments (such as research data management principles and open data, social media, altmetrics) to their ongoing repository work. The poster...

PERICLES: towards model-driven preservation - ICSOFT-EPS 2015 POSTER

This poster was presented by project partner Jean-Yves Vion-Dury of XRCE at ICSOFT 2015 European Project Space (EPS ) on 21 July in Colmar, France. It introduces PERICLES Model-Driven preservation approach.

Integrating Preservation into experimental workflows for space science - PV 2015

This presentation was delivered by project partner Simon Waddington (King's College London) during the PV 2015 conference held 3-5 November 2015 in Darmstadt (Germany) and organised by EUMETSAT. The presentation introduced PERICLES approach to long term preservation of data and environmental information generated by the SOLAR experiment, being run on the International Space Station. 

Semi-automated metadata extraction in the long term - DPC 2015

This presentation was delivered by project partner Emma Tonkin (King's College London) at the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) event entitled 'Practical Preservation and People: a briefing about metadata' , which took place at the Public Records Office of Northern Ireland, Belfast on 3 December 2015.

Digital Preservation through a Model-driven Approach and Ecosystem Modelling - DIACHRON final event 2016

This presentation was delivered by Stratos Kontopoulos from project partner CERTH during the final event of EU-funded project DIACHRON, which took place on 24 March 2016 in Athens, Greece.

Management of change to enable long term reuse - Our Digital Future 2016

This poster introducing the PERICLES project was presented by Simon Waddington from project partner King's College London at the two-day conference ' Our Digital Future' (14-15 March 2016). The event was organised by the University of Cambridge and focused on 'Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Long Term Data Preservation and Access'.

EU FP7 PERICLES Project - PASIG 2016

This presentation was delivered by Simon Waddington from project partner King's College London at the 2016 digital preservation event run by PASIG (Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group) in Prague, Czech Republic on 9-11 March. http://pasig.schk.sk/wordpress/agenda

PERICLES Policy Editor - IDCC 2016

This poster was presented by Emanuele Milani from project partner SpaceApps at the 11th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC16), which took place in Amsterdam on 22-25 February. The poster introduces PERICLES Policy Editor, a tool to integrate and model policies with the semantic models. One of the anticipated features would be automatic compliance verification.

A Model-driven Approach to Preservation of Complex Digital Objects in Space Science - SciDataCon 2016

This paper was presented by Simon Waddington from project partner King's College London at the SciDataCon 2016 workshop entitled 'Curating all that Big Data: Modeling Challenges and New Implementation Innovations' (Denver, Colorado, USA, 13 September 2016). The paper discussed PERICLES work on Space Science Data with respect to Big Data workflows, curation and modeling strategies.

Dependency modelling for inconsistency management in Digital Preservation – The PERICLES approach - Springer Journal

An extended version of the PERICLES paper presented at SW4CH 2015 by Nikolaos Lagos from project partner XEROX is now available on the Springer Journal "Information Systems Frontiers" at the link below: http://rdcu.be/lmNA This paper presents one of the key outcomes of the PERICLES FP7 project, the Linked Resource Model, for modelling dependencies as a set of evolving linked resources. The adoption of the proposed model...

A Physical Metaphor to Study Semantic Drift - SuCCESS'16

This paper was presented by Sándor Darányi from project partner University of Boras at the 1st Int. Workshop on Semantic Change & Evolving Semantics (SuCCESS'16) co-located within SEMANTiCS 2016 (Leipzig, Germany 12-15 September 2016). The full proceedings fo the workshop are available here: http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1695/

Taking a long-term perspective - Maintaining digital assets by managing their evolving digital ecosystems

As digital content and its related metadata are generated and used across different phases of the information lifecycle, and in a continually evolving digital environment, the concept of a fixed and stable ‘final’ version that needs to be preserved becomes less appropriate. As well as dealing with technological change and obsolescence, long-term sustainability requires us to address changes in context. Such a changing...

An ontology supporting planning, analysis, and simulation of evolving Digital Ecosystems - MEDES 2016

This paper introduces the PERICLES model-driven approach for the long-term preservation of digital objects in evolving ecosystems. It describes the Digital Ecosystem Model (DEM), an ontology to model those complex digital entities (DEs) and the EcoBuilder tool to support scenario experts in modelling aspects of interests of their DEs with the DEM for further investigation and maintenance. This paper was presented by Johannes...

SemaDrift: A Protégé Plugin for Measuring Semantic Drift in Ontologies - Drift-a-LOD workshop

This paper was presented by Efstratios Kontopoulos from PERICLES project partner CERTH/IT at the DRIFT-a-LOD workshop (Detection, Representation and Management of Concept Drift in Linked Open Data), which took place in Bologna (Italy) on 20 November 2016. This full-day workshop aimed at bringing together different communities that define, identify and manage the dynamics of concepts in their knowledge bases using various...

PERICLES – Digital Preservation through Management of Change in Evolving Ecosystems - EPS book

This paper is based on work of the EU FP7 PERICLES project on digital preservation, and presents some general concepts including the modelling of digital ecosystems, in which abstract representations are used to assess risks to sustainability and support tasks such as appraisal. The paper also offers a description of selected research areas investigated by the project. The paper has been published in the EPS book “The Success of...

An overview on the reuse of data in the science domain

This report results from over a year (2016) of discussions and knowledge sharing within the PERICLES Community of Practice related to the Reuse of Science Data , which brought together scientists, researchers and project managers from leading institutions in Europe to discuss barriers, developments and examples of data management strategies for long-term access. The setup of this discussion group was inspired by challenges...

Interdisciplinary Discussions about the Conservation of Software-Based Art

This report summarises the outcomes and examines some key questions from the discussions hosted by Tate for the Community of Practice group on Software-based Art Conservation Challenges. The idea for this series of meetings arose from the realisation that managing technical change in software-based art is not only a common concern for practitioners working in the field but also of interest to the research community. A group of...

The Lives of Digital Things: A Community of Practice Dialogue

This report summarises the key topics and take-home messages from the discussions hosted by Tate for the Community of Practice group on the Lives of Digital Things. The report was compiled from four virtual conversations the primary aim of which was to explore the different ways in which the ‘Lives of digital things’ are thought about through different digital preservation practices and contexts.

ACTING ON CHANGE. Model-driven management of evolving digital ecosystems.

This white paper outlines current discussions and proposals to meet emerging challenges with regards to the management of digital assets in the face of continually evolving digital ecosystems. It makes case for a stronger collaboration between preservation experts and record managers, proposing a model-driven approach to be integrated into current management frameworks to prepare for managing change impacting or threatening the...

Deliverables

Semantics for change management

A number of different topics are described in this report, including: extensions to the previous version of the Linked Resource Model (LRM) to take into account dynamic issues and be able to represent change management related concepts; definitions of the different lifecycle stages of resources and corresponding semantics; algorithms that based on the previous notions can perform change propagation within the whole dependency graph...

Basic Tools for Digital Ecosystem Management

This deliverable describes the current state of the WP5 Digital Ecosystem (DE) research and tools developed for the PERICLES project, together with the concepts, models and software associated with them. The developed tools can be used independently or in combination with test scenarios, which will be part of the WP6 test beds.

Language for change management

In this deliverable we expose the main principles of ReAL (Resource Action Language), a language designed to address the need for systems to react to the stimuli received from continually evolving environments hence supporting change management in long-term digital preservation.

Events

ICSOFT-PT 2015, the 10th International Conference on Software Paradigm Trend, 20-22 July 2015

The purpose of the ICSOFT-PT 2015, the 10th International Conference on Software Paradigm Trends, is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested on information technology and software development. This edition will focus in priority on the four main paradigms that have been intensively studied during the last decade for software and system design, namely: Models, Aspects, Services and Context....

1st Int. Workshop on “Semantic Change & Evolving Semantics - SuCCESS’16"

Co-located with SEMANTiCS 2016   Date: 12 September 2016 Workshop length: half day (9:00-12:30) Venue: Campus Augustusplatz - Leipzig, Germany   Follow us on Twitter #semanticsconf @PericlesFP7   Aims & Scope This half-day workshop aims at exploring emerging research in the areas of semantic change and evolving semantics. Semantics differ across contexts, domains,...

EKAW2016 - Bologna, 19-23 November 2016

The 20th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management is concerned with the impact of time and space on the representation of knowledge. The special focus of this year's EKAW is "evolving knowledge", which concerns all aspects of the management and acquisition of knowledge representations of evolving, contextual, and local models. This includes change management, trend detection, model evolution,...