Coordinator: prof. Sylvia Ilieva
DiSPAtCHes aims to establish an ERA Chair in data spaces for cultural heritage in GATE Institute Big Data for Smart Society at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. The project will set up and maintain a team of excellent researchers at GATE Institute addressing a coherent set of research challenges accompanying the establishment and the evolution of the European cultural heritage data space.
GATE Institute is a Center of Excellence in big data and artificial intelligence and one of the eight European data space hubs of the International Data Spaces Association. The European data space for cultural heritage is in its initial stages and a programme of focused research and strong cross-sector collaboration will contribute to the ongoing shift in the digital cultural heritage domain.
Attracting as a potential chair Professor Seamus Ross, currently in the University of Toronto, Canada, GATE seeks to achieve:
Establishing the unit as a permanent one by the end of the project will help to consolidate the currently dispersed digital cultural heritage expertise at the host, enhance the GATE Institute excellence and the diversity in its staff and contribute to the efforts for creating European data space in cultural heritage.