Wednesday, 10 December 2008

e-Humanities at ieee and e-science down under

Today is the first proper day of the ieee conference and I’m currently in the e-Humanities workshop which is being chaired by Tobias Blanke from the Arts and Humanities e-Science Support Centre (AHeSSC) at Kings College London.

There have been some very interesting presentations this afternoon (I’m afraid that I missed the morning session) including 2 on the use of grid computing in linguistical analysis. There was an interesting presentation from TextGrid who is part of the D-Grid initiative in Germany. They are aiming to create a community grid for the collaborative editing, annotation, analysis and publication of specialist texts.

I missed the morning e-Humanities session as I was having a very interesting chat with Ann Borda from VeRSI. VeRSI is a multi-million dollar funded initiative in Australia which aims to provide a coordinated approach to accelerating the uptake of eResearch by Victorian researchers. I should point out that Victorian does not refer to a historical time period but to the state of Victoria in Australia!. The project is a collaboration between the University of Melbourne, Monash University, La Trobe University and the Department of Primary Industries.

They are funding some very interesting projects including neuroimaging, mouse brain map, dataset mining and much more. Details of all their projects can be found here.

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