About the workshop


The workshop features experts from areas of competence closely related to preservation. In a genuine cross-disciplinary spirit, the workshop is an opportunity to learn about skills and competences that can be fruitful in preservation. The round table is a place for stimulating a discussion between the experts and the public.
The goal is to contribute to a high-level and long-term vision in the field of preservation.

We are proud to announce a rich program this year.

Giovanni De Poli, co-founder of the research group at the Centro di Sonologia Computazionale (CSC) at the University of Padova, pioneer and trend-setter in the field of Sound and Music Computing, will give a short communication during the opening of the Workshop. De Poli retires this fall after a brilliant career devoted to scientific research, a passion for art and cultural heritage. A visionary, we look forward to hearing what he has to say on the future of the Digital Humanities, multimedia and preservation.

We are honored to announce that the kyenote lecture will be given by Dietrich Schüller, consultant for the UNESCO Memory of the World Programme and former Director of the Phonogrammarchiv in Vienna. One of the most influential names in the field of preservation, he will speak about "Audiovisual documents: between information carriers and objects of art".

The workshop features experts from areas of competence closely related to preservation. In a genuine cross-disciplinary spirit, the workshop is an opportunity to learn about skills and competences that can be fruitful in preservation. Namely, Alessandro Arbo from the University in Strasbourg, France, will represent musicology and philosophy. Bruno Jehle and Raveendra Eduri from the bj institute in Switerland will share their expertise on the management of the rapid evolution of professional figures in preservation, and about their years-long experience and collaboration between Europe and India. Gianfranco Bilardi from the University of Padova is an world-wide respected professor in information engineering. He will give a very interesting insight on the many ways in which computer science contributes to the world of multimedia archiving, from a technologucal and a cultural point of view.

This year the Workshop will feature a nunber of demo stations with international guests to be announced soon.

The round table will be a moment for discussion, fruitful exchange of impressions about the day, and an opportunity to fomarlize the take-home messages that will hopefully keep being discussed in the community after the workshop.

Explore the Workshop's website from the first edition or watch the after-video:


On the Workshop's Youtube channel you can watch the full presentations from last year's speakers.



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Regione Veneto Provincia di Padova Città di Piazzola sul Brenta