Time Machine at CHNT 2020

Time Machine will host a round table at the “Conference on Cultural Heritage and New Technologies” which will take place from 4-6 November 2020 in Vienna (AT).

We kindly invite researchers and innovators to join our round table by sharing their research with regard to big data and cultural heritage.

The challenge

What would the world look like if we could access documents from the past as easily as present day‘s data? Could we use it to derive better forecasts for the future? Can historical 4D simulations improve our knowledge about history? Which innovative business models will promote tourism, transport and planning?

The Time Machine network consists of 650+ research facilities, GLAM institutions and private enterprises is currently aiming at nothing less than building a Time Machine as a spatiotemporal scaled digital twin. To succeed, a series of fundamental breakthroughs are targeted in Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and ICT. Massive digitisation infrastructures and High-Performance Computing will be coupled with Machine Learning techniques to produce a multi-scale simulation of more than 5000 years of history. Miles of archives and museum collections will be transformed into a digital information system. During an EU funded one-year preparation phase a 10-year research programme for the next stage of the Time Machine as a large scale research initiative has been compiled with contributions of 1000+ scholars.

The panel

The aim of our round table is (1) to present and discuss the planned research programme of Time Machine. (2) In addition, we would like to invite colleagues to present their research and projects in the field of big data & cultural heritage thus giving the audience of the round table the opportunity to get an idea of technologies, innovative methods and use cases. Finally, (3) we would like to invite audiences to provide feedback to prioritize actions and research priorities for the next stage of the Time Machine as a 10-year large scale research initiative.

Your contribution

We kindly invite researchers and innovators to present and share their research with regard to big data & cultural heritage. Possible contributions may address e.g.:

  • Technologies: How to create & combine digital data on a large scale by using Big Data & AI technologies?
  • Methodology: How to do humanities research by using big data technologies?
  • Outreach: What are heritage driven research perspectives and business models?

Contributions may be submitted until 30 June. Further information on the event and the submission details can be found via the link below.