Pericles project
Promoting and Enhancing Reuse of Information throughout the Content Lifecycle taking account of Evolving Semantics

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A technical workshop in Grenoble

A technical workshop in Grenoble  Jean-Yves Vion-Dury, Nikolaos Lagos, Jean-Pierre Chanod Xerox Research Centre Europe January 7, 2014   In early December 2013, we organized a small technical workshop at the Xerox European Research premises, in Grenoble, France to present our latest thoughts on the LRM (Linked Resource Model), which represents the Xerox core contribution to Pericles. The hope was that...

Introducing Significant Environment Information and the PERICLES Extraction Tool

Good news everyone: The PERICLES Extraction Tool (PET) has been set free! PET is a framework for the extraction of information from the creation and use environments of digital data. PET works outside the established metadata perspectives and their firm structures by monitoring and collecting information from the whole system environment during the use of data. It extracts scenario related information, which increases the data...

The Second (LRM focused) Technical Workshop in Grenoble

      Xerox Research Centre Europe (XRCE) organized a second technical workshop, focused on the latest version of the Linked Resource Model (LRM) and on using/experimenting with its descriptive power on a few selected cases relevant to PERICLES partners working within Work Package 3 (Dependency and change management models for digital ecosystems). The LRM is a general purpose modelling language that is being...

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...

Another successful work meeting on ontologies

The Centre for Research & Technology, Hellas (CERTH) hosted our fourth technical workshop on the Linked Resource Model (LRM), the LRM service, domain ontologies, ecosystem model and policies. The workshop took place in Thessaloniki, Greece, on 28-30 July 2015 (see the other blog entries of the past meetings [1] [2] [3] ). The LRM provides the concepts and languages for the other models, such as primarily the...

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...

"Preservation and access to born-digital culture" Brussels, 30 - 31 October 2015

In late October 2015 in Brussels, iMAL and PACKED organised a symposium to discuss with over 100 international experts central challenges regarding “Preservation and Access to Born-Digital Culture”.   Anna Henry (Digital Preservation Manager) and John Langdon (Archive Curator) from Tate gave a presentation that summarised Tate’s approach to Digital Preservation as well...

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...

A workshop on the use of Mediainfo, MediaConch and FFmpeg in the preservation of digital video

During late July 2016, Dave Rice and Ashley Blewer delivered two workshops at Tate Britain in London on the use of Mediainfo, MediaConch and FFmpeg in the preservation of digital video. These two workshops are a good example of the type of impact projects such as PERICLES can have and the resulting motivation they can engender, in this case leading on from the collaboration between Dave Rice and the PERICLES Project on...

Policy implementation and change management - the PERICLES way

In this blog post we present a practical example of how the PERICLES model-driven approach can help to implement, automate and manage change in a policy. 'Automatic policy application and change management’ was also the focus of one of the 'PERICLES in Practice' sessions at the final project conference ‘Acting on Change: New Approaches and Future Practices in LTDP’ . In this presentation (available on...

The Entity Registry and Model Repository (ERMR)

A central objective of the PERICLES project is to develop and implement new ways of managing the digital assets in evolving ecosystem, across different technologies and software infrastructures, in order to promote long-term sustainability of collections and to foster collaborative research on shared data. In this brave new world, greater focus is now being laid on the much larger challenges of exploiting big data and how to...

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...


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: We look forward to hearing your feedback and thoughts!   1. Christine Sauter Question : The research undertaken...

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:...


Initial Report on Preservation Ecosystem Management

This document introduces the concept of a digital ecosystem as an approach to conceptualize digital preservation. In comparison to other approaches the digital ecosystem concept explicitly tries to capture dependencies involving non-technical aspects, in addition to technical ones. In the current version the digital ecosystem is considered to consist of entities which are subject to different kinds of change and which...

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.

Linked Resource Model

This document describes the Linked Resource Model (LRM), an OWL ontology that can be used to model dependencies between digital resources and enable the description of evolving digital ecosystems.

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.

Full report on Digital Ecosystem Management

This deliverable describes the results from task 3.5 on two main topics: the functional architecture and the Digital Ecosystem Model.

Complete tool suite for Ecosystem Management and Appraisal Processes

This document provides primarily a summary of the tools and approaches developed in support of digital ecosystem management (WP5), as well as reference to tools, models and approaches developed elsewhere in the project, including the project’s functional architecture described in the deliverable D3.5 Full Report on Digital Ecosystem Management.


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. 

Digital preservation activities at Tate, iMAL 2015

Presentation by Anna Henry (Digital preservation Manager, Tate) and John Langdon (Archive Curator, Tate) on the use of ontologies for describing and modelling artworks and their environments

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.

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.

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.

The PERICLES Process Compiler - WEBIST 2016

This paper was presented by Noa Campos-Lopez at WEBIST 2016, the 12th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies . This event took place in Rome, Italy on 23-25 April 2016. The full paper entitled " The PERICLES Process Compiler: Linking BPMN Processes into Complex Workflows for Model-Driven Preservation in Evolving Ecosystems" is available in the SCITEPRESS website .

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.

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...

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...


MEDES'16 - Hendaye, 2-4 November 2016

The 8th International ACM Conference on Management fo Digital EcoSystems aims to develop and bring together a diverse community from academia, research laboratories and industry interested in exploring the manifold challenges and issues related to web technologies and resource management of Digital Ecosystems and how current approaches and technologies can be evolved and adapted to this end. Johannes Biermann and Anna Eggers from...