Museums and the Web 2005
Speakers: Speaker Biography
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Speakers from around the world present their latest work at MW2005.

Kirk Martinez

University of Southampton
Intelligence Agents Multimedia
School of Electronics and Computer Science
Southampton Hampshire
SO17 1QP United Kingdom

Dr. Kirk Martinez's research interests include imaging and image processing for Cultural Heritage and he has been involved in seven EU projects in these areas: VASARI, MARC, Van Eyck, Viseum, ACOHIR, ARTISTE, SCULPTEUR. Recent research has included content-based retrieval and concept-based browsing of art collections as well as human interaction design for educational augmented reality. He is director of the centre for digital libraries research and has published in IEEE journals, Web conferences and Semantic Web conferences. Kirk is a member of the Intelligence, Agents and Multimedia Group within the School of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton. The Electronics and Computer Science Department of the University of Southampton received 5* ratings for both subjects in the latest UK Research Assessment Exercise. Within the department, the IAM Research Group is the largest with over 100 researchers. It follows a multi and inter disciplinary agenda centering on the key technologies of knowledge management, agent based computing, and multimedia information handling and their application in such domains as e-business, digital libraries and the grid. Members of the group are leading the Advanced Knowledge Technologies (AKT) Interdisciplinary Research Centre (IRC) and are partners in the Equator IRC in technological Innovation in Physical and Digital Life. The group also hosts the Digital Libraries and Learning Technologies Research Centres and has made major contributions in the field of hypermedia through the development of the Microcosm open hypermedia model and more recently its application to the web to provide greatly enhanced information management.

Kirk will present New Ways To Search, Navigate And Use Multimedia Museum Collections over the Web.