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published: March 2004
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Marek Hatala
Assistant Professor
Simon Fraser University
School of Interactive Arts and Technology
2400 Central City
10153 King George Highway
Surrey British Columbia
V3T 2W1 Canada

Marek Hatala joined the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University in May 2002. Before this appointment Dr. Hatala was a faculty at The Technical University of British Columbia, Research Fellow at the Knowledge Media Institute at The Open University, UK and Assistant Professor at Department of Cybernetics and Artificial Intelligence at The Technical University of Kosice, Slovakia. Dr Hatala’s main research areas include knowledge representation and management, ontologies and semantic web, intelligent information retrieval, organizational learning and eLearning. In the ec(h)o project Dr Hatala combined his expertise in user modeling to facilitate an information retrieval of sound objects for museum visitors from the object repository based on user model dynamically built based on the user observations. Dr Hatala was a technical lead for several repository projects including the development of an interoperability framework called the eduSource Communications Layer (ECL). The ECL strategically links both individual repositories with communities of repositories and provides a robust mechanism for building a federated network of repositories and digital libraries. Currently Dr Hatala a technical lead in the Mellon LionShare Project that extends the ECL with a security layer supporting a distributed trust mechanism. Dr Hatala is also a principal investigator in the LORNET project that investigates semantic web approaches in supporting interoperability at different levels.

Marek will present Interactive Audio Content: An Approach to Audio Content for a Dynamic Museum Experience through Augmented Audio Reality and Adaptive Information Retrieval.