Programme committee (to be completed)

  • Andrea D’Andrea, Università degli Studi di Napoli L’Orientale, Italy
  • Nathalie Aussenac Gilles, Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse (IRIT), France
  • Aurélien Bénel, Université de technologie de Troyes, France
  • Olivier Bruneau, Université de Lorraine, France
  • Christophe Debruyne, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
  • Jean-Gabriel Ganascia, Université Paris 6, France
  • Eero Hyvönen, Aalto University and University of Helsinki (HELDIG Centre), Finland
  • Antoine Isaac, Europeana, The Netherlands
  • Leif Isaksen, Lancaster University, Great Britain
  • Elizabeth Mc Donald, Equipex Biblissima, Paris, France
  • Albert Meroño Peñuela, VU University Amsterdam and KNAW, The Netherlands
  • Harald Sack, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
  • Dagmar Schäfer, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Germany
  • Andrea Tettamanzi, Université Nice Sophia Antipolis, France
  • Jörg Waitelonis, Hasso Platner Institute (HPI), Germany

Workshop organizers:

Isabelle Draelants is director of research in Medieval History at Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), in the IRHT institute in Paris. She completed her PhD in Medieval history in 2001 in Université Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium) and defended her Habilitation thesis at the Paris-IV Sorbonne University in 2008 on Natural philosophy, encyclopedies and transfer of rationality before 1300. Since 2003, she is responsible of the Atelier Vincent de Beauvais, specialized in the study of medieval encyclopedism; she organized several related worshops and led a project called SourcEncyMe (Sources of medieval encyclopedias), aiming at developing an annotated online corpus of encyclopedic medieval texts, with a collaborative platform allowing to tag and identify the textual sources. She founded an electronic journal called Spicae focusing of medieval compilations of knowledge. She is the scientific referent of IRHT for the Zoomathia network.

Catherine Faron Zucker is assistant professor of Computer Science at University Nice Sophia Antipolis (UNS) since 2002. She is vice-head of the Wimmics joint research team between Inria, CNRS and UNS. Her research domains are on Graph based Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, Ontologies, Semantic Web and Social Web. She participates to several national and international R&D projects on these domains, among which she is the scientific referent of I3S for the Zoomathia network. She co-organized the CrEDIBLE workshops in 2012, 2013 and 2014 on federating distributed biomedical imaging data and knowledge. She co-organized a French workshop on Artificial Intelligence and e-Education in 2013 and another one on Artificial Intelligence and Information Systems in 2015. She was the general and scientific chair of the French national conference on Knowledge Engineering in 2014. She was workshops co-chair of ESWC 2015. She was program co-chair of the Int. Conference on Conceptual Structures (ICCS) in 2016. She will be scientific co-chair of SEMANTiCS 2017.

Alexandre Monnin is researcher at Inria in the Wimmics team (UCA, I3S, CNRS, Inria) since 2014. There, in 2011, he initiated the French DBpedia project with the Ministry of Culture, Wikimedia France and Inria. He holds a PhD in philosophy from Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne on the philosophy of the Web. Since 2013, he has acted as senior expert for Etalab, the Prime Minister Open Data agency of the French government. He is also the architect of the digital platform of Lafayette Anticipation (the Galeries Lafayette foundation for contemporary art) since 2014. Previously he was fellow at the Digital Cultures Research Lab (DCRL) of Leuphana University (Lüneburg), fellow at the IKKM (Bauhaus University, Weimar), senior expert for UNESCO on Semantic Web technologies and controversy analysis and Head of Web Research at the Institute for Research and Innovation (IRI) of Centre Pompidou in Paris. He co-founded the W3C « PhiloWeb » Community Group in 2012 with Harry Halpin and Henry Story and, more recently, the « Web We Can Afford » one in 2016. Organizer of the PhiloWeb conferences since 2010, he co-edited the book Philosophical Engineering: Toward a Philosophy of the Web (Wiley-Blackwell) with Harry Halpin.

Arnaud Zucker is full professor of Classics (Greek Literature) at University Nice Sophia Antipolis since 2005. Her research domain is the transmission of zoological knowledge and sciences in ancient Greece. He published several books and papers on ancient zoology and astronomy, and was twice awarded from the French Association for Greek Studies. He is Deputy Director of the CEPAM laboratory gathering archeologists, chemists, historians and philologists. He founded and is director of the electronic journal RURSUS on rewriting process in antiquity and is member of the editorial board of other journals or series (Anthropozoologica, Blityri, Polymnia). He participated to the French national project SourcEncyMe on an annotated corpus of medieval encyclopaedias and since 2014 he coordinates the international and interdisciplinary scientific network Zoomathia on the formation and transmission of ancient zoological knowledge. Since 2010 he organizes each year several international conferences and scientific meetings.