Projects  SCV


SCV: Sistema Culturale Valchiavenna is a regional project funded by Fondazione Cariplo (Cultural Systems). The goal of the project is addressed to create a system for managing and recording georeferenced objects for the dissemination of cultural content through innovative and flexible tools, useful to scholars but at the same time able to satisfy needs of a wide audience.


Portale Culturale Valchiavenna

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CSLab role

CSLab's research activities, in the context of this project, can be placed on two different levels. A first objective concerns the need to rebuild a rich cultural heritage belonging to various public and private museums spread in the territory using innovative tools.

A second problem concerns the need to enrich this heritage through a network of knowledge able to contextualize the cultural objects in their original historical and cultural meaning. These content management techniques are designed in order to offer new models of knowledge in the field of protection, enhancement and dissemination of cultural heritage.

These models allow integration of semantic knowledge bases scattered across different databases, providing a transparent access to information of each data source. The approach, still under investigation and verification, is based on a combination of two different representations of the domain information. The first one is designed in order to show concepts, relationships and thinking strategies belonging to the conceptual model of domain experts (museum curators and historic, geographical, economic, chemical experts in the area) and the second representation is designed for presenting the same knowledge base in a form understandable by the machine (by using an ontology). 


CSLab outcomes

- Aliaga, D.G., Bertino, E., and Valtolina, S. 2011. DECHO - a framework for the digital exploration of cultural heritage objects. J. Comput. Cult. Herit. 3, 3, Article 12 (February 2011), 26 pages. 

- Barricelli, B. R. (2011). Making all voices heard and understood: a Web architecture to support global design communities. Proc. of The 9thInternational European Academy of Design Conference (pp. 124-134).

- Barricelli, B. R. (2011). Software localization to gender and culture: fostering female participation and creativity in the Web. Feminism and Interaction Design Workshop (CHI 2011). Vancouver, 7 12 May 2011. 

- Barricelli, B. R., Iacob, C., Mussio, P., Zhu, L. (2010). Map-Based Wikis as Culture, Role, and Platform Mediators. Technical report Department of Computer Science and Communication, Università degli Studi di Milano RT 37-10.

- Barricelli, B. R., Iacob, C., Zhu.L. (2009). Map-Based Wikis as Contextual and Cultural Mediators. Presented at Community Practices and Locative Media workshop at Mobile HCI09. Bonn, 15-18 September 2009.

- Valtolina S., Design of Knowledge Driven Interfaces in Cultural Contexts; International Journal on Semantic Computing - Special Issue on Human Centric Communications, ISSN: 1793-351X; Vol. 2, No. 4 (2008), pp. 525–553.

- Valtolina S., Mussio P., Barricelli B.R., Bordegoni M., Ferrise F., Ambrogio M., Distributed knowledge creation, recording and improvement in collaborative design. In:  2nd International Symposium on Intelligent Interactive Multimedia Systems and Services-KES IIMSS 09. Mogliano Veneto, Italy, 16-17 July 2009.

- Valtolina S., Mussio P., Knowledge and Learning Management in Cultural Contexts; Int. J. Knowledge and Learning, Vol. 5, Nos. 5/6 (2009), pp.519–538, ISSN: 1741-1009.

- Valtolina S., Mussio P., Mazzoleni P., Franzoni S., Bagnasco G., Geroli M., Ridi C., Media for Knowledge Creation and Dissemination: Semantic Model and Narrations for a New Accessibility to Cultural Heritage; Proceeding of the 6th Creativity & Cognition Conference (CC 2007), published by ACM, pp. 107-116, Washington DC, USA, June 13-15, 2007.

- Valtolina, S., Mussio, P., Barricelli, B. R. (2009). User-centered knowledge intensive interactive system. Presented at itAIS 2009.

- Zhu, L., Barricelli, B. R., Iacob, C. (in print). A Meta-design Model for Creative Distributed Collaborative Design. Accepted for publication on International Journal of Distributed Systems and Technologies, 2(4).

- Zhu, L., Mussio, P., Barricelli, B. R. (2010). Hive-Mind Space Model for Creative Collaborative Design. Proc. of DESIRE'10 Conference: Creativity and Innovation in Design (pp. 121-130). ACM press.

- Zhu, L., Mussio, P., Barricelli, B. R., Iacob, C. (2010). A Habitable Space for Supporting Creative Collaboration. Proc. di CTS2010 (pp. 617-622).

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