Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

European Initiatives

FP7 & H2020 Projects

CrossCult (H2020 Project, 2016-2020)

Participants : Miguel Couceiro, Nyoman Juniarta, Amedeo Napoli, Chedy Raïssi.

CrossCult aims at making reflective history a reality in the European cultural context, by enabling the re-interpretation of European (hi)stories through cross-border interconnections among cultural digital resources, citizen viewpoints and physical venues. The project has two main goals. The first goal is to lower cultural EU barriers and create unique cross-border perspectives, by connecting existing digital historical resources and by creating new ones through the participation of the public. The second goal is to provide long-lasting experiences of social learning and entertainment that will help for achieving a better understanding and re-interpretation of European history. To achieve these goals, CrossCult aims at using cutting-edge technology to connect existing digital cultural assets and to combine them with interactive experiences that all together are intended to increase retention, stimulate reflection and help European citizens appreciate their past and present in a holistic manner. CrossCult has to be implemented on four real-world flagship pilots involving a total of 8 sites across Europe.

The role of the Orpailleur Team (in conjunction with the LORIA Kiwi Team) is to work on knowledge discovery and recommendation. The focus is on the mining of visitor trajectories for analysis purposes [32], [33] and on the definition of a visitor profile in connection with domain knowledge for recommendation [31].

The numerous partners of the Orpailleur team in the CrossCult project are: Luxembourg Institute for Science and Technology and Centre Virtuel de la Connaissance sur l'Europe (Luxembourg, leader of the project), University College London (England), University of Malta (Malta), University of Peloponnese and Technological Educational Institute of Athens (Greece), Università degli Studi di Padova (Italy), University of Vigo (Spain), National Gallery (London, England), and GVAM Guìas Interactivas (Spain).