October 24-26, 2007
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Speakers: Biography

Speaker: Costis Dallas


Costis Dallas

Research Fellow
Digital Curation Unit
13 G. Anastasiou street

Costis Dallas is Lecturer of Cultural Heritage Management and Advanced Technologies in the Department of Communication, Media and Culture, Panteion University, and Researcher, Digital Curation Unit, “Athena” Research Center; he is, also, Vice Chairman and Head of the Innovation Strategic Business Unit of PRC Group – The Management House SA, a consulting firm specialising in intangible assets management for public, private and third sector organisations. Costis holds Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in archaeology from the University of Oxford. His current research focuses on archaeological discourse theory and analysis, audience experience and the construction of meaning in museum exhibitions and cultural hypermedia applications, on and on social knowledge construction practices in organisational settings. He has served as Special Advisor of the Greek Foreign Minister on information and cultural affairs (1997-2000), Special Secretary for libraries and archives in the Greek Ministry of Education (1996-1997), General Director of the Foundation of the Hellenic World (1994-1996), and Head of the Documentation department of the Benaki Museum (1989-1994). He was co-founder and Chair of the Multimedia Working Group of the International Council of Museums (CIDOC/ICOM), co-founder and Vice-President of leading Greek Internet Service Provider Hellas Online SA, and served as a consultant of the Greek Information Society authority (2002-2004) for its large-scale digitisation of cultural heritage action plan. He was a member of the Steering Committee or management board in leading digital heritage IST projects such as Digicult, Digicult Forum, ERPANET and CALIMERA, and is currently principal co-investigator, on behalf of PRC, in the NEPOMUK – The Social Semantic Desktop IST integated project.

Costis will present An Agency-oriented Approach to Digital Curation Theory and Practice. [Paper]