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

Material related to: "PRESERVATION BY DESIGN"


Introductory text to combined scenario summaries

Presented in subsequent articles are illustrative summaries of workflow scenarios in the art & media and space science domains that have been used in the project to help in understanding stakeholders needs and the contextual challenges associated with long-term preservation of data. PERICLES aims to address the challenges of ensuring that digital content remains accessible, understandable, and usable over time. The...


‘Semantic Version Management based on Formal Certification’ wins ‘Best Paper Award’

We are proud to announce that the ICSOFT-PT 2015 ‘Best Paper Award’ has gone to PERICLES project partner Xerox Research Centre Europe (XRCE), a multidisciplinary organisation based in Grenoble, France, with experts in computer vision, text analytics, data analytics, machine learning and process modelling applied to information, data and documents (see Picture 1).  The winning paper entitled ‘ Semantic Version...

The Digital Ecosystem Model

We are pleased to introduce the Digital Ecosystem Model (DEM), which has been developed by project partner University of Goettingen in the framework of PERICLES’ integrated approach to model-driven preservation. The DEM is based on the Linked Resource Model ( LRM ) also developed within the PERICLES project. In contrast to the very high level of abstraction of the LRM, the DEM represents a middle layer ontology on the way to...


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...


PERICLES - 'Best Poster Award' at IDCC 2014

The poster was presented by DOT and B.USOC and won the Best Poster Award at the 9th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC14), which took place in San Francisco on 24-27 February 2014.

PERICLES - Promoting and Enhancing Reuse of Information throughout the Content Lifecycle taking account of Evolving Semantics - ESWC-2014

The poster was presented by the project partner ITI / CERTH at the European Project Networking Session at the Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC-2014) on May 27, 2014 at Anissaras, Crete, Greece.

IDCC15 - Decision Framework for Information Encapsulation Techniques - POSTER

This poster was presented by the project partner Göttingen State and University Library at the 10th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC15) in London, 9-12 February 2015. It introduced the early work on PERICLES Content Aggregation Tool (PeriCAT), which is still under development and is awaiting publication. The poster and and a demo of the tool was presented during the PERICLES workshop entitled "Automated capture...

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.

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 .

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...

PERICLES – Digital Preservation through Management of Change in Evolving Ecosystems - EPS book

This paper is based on work of the EU FP7 PERICLES project on digital preservation, and presents some general concepts including the modelling of digital ecosystems, in which abstract representations are used to assess risks to sustainability and support tasks such as appraisal. The paper also offers a description of selected research areas investigated by the project. The paper has been published in the EPS book “The Success of...


Initial Version of Technology Transfer Plan

Investigating the needs of modern preservation and archiving of digital repositories, it quickly becomes obvious that traditional practices and technologies are not cut out to meet the future demands that can easily be anticipated when looking at the fast development of user and technical requirements. Clearly, a new approach is needed to assure that the data generated today is available and useful tomorrow for the next generation...

Final version of integration framework and API implementation

This document describes the final version of the PERICLES integration framework which has been developed to support a scenario-based approach to archive and preservation operations and facilitate easier testability and usability evaluation.