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UNESCO. World Heritage Centre
Paris. France
Alonzo C. Addison serves as Special Advisor to the Director of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre and as a consultant to numerous organizations including the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Friends of Humanity, and others. He is President of the Virtual Systems and Multimedia Society (VSMM), Vice President of the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee for Interpretation and Presentation of Cultural Heritage (ICIP) and serves on the boards of the ACM Journal of Computing in Cultural Heritage (JOCCH), European Heritage Network (EPOCH), the ICOMOS Heritage Documentation Committee, and numerous other organizations.
He has led field projects at heritage sites from Angkor (Cambodia) to Bagan (Myanmar), Peru to Egypt, and Belize to Bhutan. He holds degrees in engineering, architecture, and computing from Princeton and the University of California at Berkeley and founded Berkeley’s Center for Design Visualization. He divides his time between San Francisco and Paris.

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University of Kent
Kent. UK
Nick Ryan is a member of the Pervasive Computing research group in the Computing Laboratory at the University of Kent, Canterbury, UK. The group has a wide range of experience, particularly in deploying systems in rugged outdoor environments. He has worked in ubiquitous/pervasive computing since the mid-nineties, concentrating in the area of data capture and information access applications for use in the field sciences, including archaeology and ecology. This work led to an interest in support infrastructures for a wide range of ubiquitous applications, including the development of the Kent MobiComp infrastructure.

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ISTI-CNR. The Insitute of Information Science and Technologies
Pisa. Italy
Roberto won a permanent researcher position at CNR-CNUCE in 1986, become Senior Researcher in 1997 and finally Research Dierctor in 2001 at ISTI.
Since 1990 he had joint appointments at the Department of Computer Engineering and at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Pisa, where he taught Computer Graphics courses. He was Visiting Researcher at the Univ. of Vigo (Spain) and at the Univ. of California at Santa Cruz (USA); he has been invited for short stages, seminars and PhD courses by several other international universities.
Roberto has been appointed coordinator of the national research action on Cultural Heritage & ICT (entitled in Italian “Fruizione e Valorizzazione del Patrimonio Culturale”), which is one of the six actions of the Cultural Heritage Department. He has been engaged in several research projects (funded by EU and national agencies) concerned with: multiresolution data modeling and rendering, 3D scanning, surface reconstruction, interactive graphics and virtual reality, scientific visualization, volume rendering. Cultural Heritage (CH) and Computer-Aided Medicine/Surgery are the main fields of application for the methodologies and technologies developed.
He published more than one hundred eighty papers in international refereed journals/conferences/books, including papers in top conferences proceedings (ACM Siggraph, Eurographics, IEEE Viz) and first-rank journals. According to Google Scholar ranking, he has 6329 citations and H-Index 37 (Jan. 2013).

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