International Committee for the Digitalisation and e-Preservation
Ministry of Education and Culture. Cyprus
Marinos Ioannides studied computer science at the University of Stuttgart in Germany where he finished his master’s degree at the Central European research laboratory of Hewlett-Packard in security complex information banks. He continued his studies in mechanical engineering and automation and completed his doctoral thesis with honors at the University itself. The final software that was developed during the thesis is on 107 licenses (software licenses) to popular universities and research centers on five continents.
He has worked both in academia and in managerial positions in the industry for more than 20 years, culminating in the award of by IBM in 1993 as the best young researcher in Germany and the European Commission in 1995 to return to Cyprus with five-KIT-204 Surfmod program how 75 KECU. From 1994 until the completion of the Higher Technical Institute’s activities was a member of the academic staff of the IT industry and responsible for all research work in the industry. In 1995 he created and was the administrative and scientific officer of the Laboratory of Graphics and multimedia applications ATI. Since 2011 among academic staff of the Technological University of Cyprus in Limassol. To 2010 the European and Hispanic link Virtual Archaeology of Tartezos awarded the prize for his work and contribution to the field of digitization of cultural heritage.
In active work Ioannides Marinos are the first digitization projects in Cyprus, such as digital reconstruction of the temple of Aphrodite in ancient Amathus in 1997, the statue of Venus, the larger vase / jar in the world (the Amathus vase in the Louvre) and the exact three-dimensional virtual reconstruction of the monument Asinou (UNESCO WHL) in 2006 which is the first 3D object in digital EU Library – Europeana.
CHI. Cultural Heritage Imaging
San Francisco. California. USA
Mark Mudge is President and co-founder of Cultural Heritage Imaging (CHI) and the current Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mark’s academic training was in philosophy and sculpture. He worked as a professional bronze sculptor for a decade, casting his own work. His bronze work led him to digital 3D modeling environments and the laser-scanning capture tools that were just emerging in the late 1980s. Since then, for over 20 years, Mark has worked in 3D information capture environments and digital photography.
From 1993 to 2001, Mark taught advanced computer graphic modeling and animation techniques to more than 800 students in the San Francisco Bay area at both the Academy of Art University and the Expression College for Digital Arts. Mark is a co-inventor, with Tom Malzbender of HP Labs, of the computational photography technique called Highlight Reflectance Transformation Imaging. Mark has published many articles and book chapters related to imaging scientific and cultural heritage materials, and he serves on several international committees, including the International Council of Museum (ICOM) Documentation Committee (CIDOC).
In 1990, Mark became a certified operator of Cyberware laser scanning systems and has subsequently scanned more than a thousand subjects. To make CHI’s vision of the democratization of technology and the long-term preservation of knowledge a reality, Mark works to foster the adoption of robust and practical digital techniques. His work for CHI is focused on the ease of use, cost-effectiveness, and self-documentation of digital imaging techniques through new equipment designs, open source software, and methodology enhancements. His most recent efforts have been on enhancing the trustworthiness of “born archival” images, building up the semantic richness of metadata records about digital representations, and easing the burdens of sustainable, long-term digital archiving.
CULTNAT. Center for Documentation of Cultural and Natural Heritage
Dr. Fathi Saleh is currently professor of computer engineering at Cairo University. He is the Founder and Emeritus Director of CULTNAT “Center for Documentation of Cultural and Natural Heritage”, which is a part of Bibliotheca Alexandrina and supported by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. He is also the president of Herimed (Association for the documentation, preservation and valorization of Euro-Mediterranean Cultural Heritage) and member of the Supreme Council of Culture and the Board of the Director of the Supreme Council of Antiquities. During the years 1995-97 he occupied the position of Cultural Councilor at the embassy of Egypt in Paris and from 1997-1999, he was the ambassador of Egypt to the UNESCO. Dr Saleh was graduated from the Faculty of Engineering – Cairo University and got his PhD from the University of Paris – France. His main interest is the application of the new technologies in the different fields of Cultural and Natural Heritage.