Digital Repositories: Interoperability and Common Services

The Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH), Heraklion, Crete

11-13 May, 2005


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9th DELOS Network of Excellence thematic workshop

DELOS announces a forthcoming workshop on the topic of digital repositories. Digital repositories as 'managed collections of digital objects' are an essential part of the architectural framework within many domains. In this workshop we will focus in particular on the role of repositories within e-learning and e-research and related digital library services, and will consider such repositories as providers of both preservation and access services. Digital repositories support the requirements of a number of communities, and the workshop will welcome participation from content providers and practitioners, as well as those with a research interest in the development of repositories.

This is a joint workshop of the Semantic Interoperability and Preservation clusters of the DELOS project. DELOS is an interdisciplinary Network of Excellence funded by the European Union to support the development of the next generation of digital library technologies.


The workshop will provide a forum to explore such topics as inter-working between repositories, the role of repositories in enabling a workflow to support the digital object life-cycle, the potential for common services and interoperability amongst various types of repositories, mapping the repository landscape, and developing a distributed repository architecture.

Topics might include, but are not limited to, the following:


The workshop will provide a forum to exchange experiences and discuss problems, requirements and solutions within the area of digital repositories. The workshop will provide an opportunity for European researchers coming from academia and industry to exchange ideas and experience, and to meet with interested practitioners from application communities. The workshop will enable different communities to learn about the latest research developments in this field and will provide the opportunity to disseminate the results of the workshops in the form of workshop proceedings.

The format will include panel discussions as well as paper presentations.

Programme Committee


Michael Day - UKOLN, University of Bath, UK
Rachel Heery - UKOLN, University of Bath, UK
Andreas Rauber - Vienna University of Technology, Austria


Elisa Bertino - University of Milan, Italy
Leslie Carr - University of Southampton, UK
Stavros Christodoulakis - Technical University of Crete, Greece
Martin Doerr - ICS FORTH, Crete, Greece
Mariella Guercio - University of Urbino, Italy
Traugott Koch - Netlab, Lund University, Sweden
Liz Lyon - UKOLN, University of Bath, UK
Seamus Ross - HATII, University of Glasgow, UK
Dietrich Schueller - Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria
Heiko Schuldt - University for Health Studies, Medical Informatics and Technology (UMIT), Austria
Manfred Thaller - University of Cologne, Germany
Douglas Tudhope - University of Glamorgan

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