Invited speakers

Christian-Emil Ore


 Christian-Emil Ore is an associate professor and head of Unit for Digital Documentation (EDD) at the University of Oslo and has worked with digital methods in the humanities for 25 years. Ore works along three main lines: Methods for cultural heritage documentation, lexicography & corpus and electronic text editions (medieval charters). An important issue in Ore’s work is how to make the information in memory institutions electronically available: Standards like TEI for text encoding and common core ontologies like CIDOC-CRM for data interchange. Standards must not be straitjackets choking new research. Without them, however, we can never interlink our research data meaningfully, making it harder to argue for the usefulness of digital methods. Ore has been the principal investigator for several large scale national database and digitalization project for the university museums and cultural heritage collections in Norway and was one of the two founders of the Medieval Nordic Text Archive ( He has participated in and coordinated long term language documentation projects in Southern Africa, served on scientific and advisory boards in US, Germany and Scandinavia, chaired ICOM-CIDOC (2004-2010).

Ore co-chairs TEI ontology SIG and is one of the international editors of the conceptual model CIDOC-CRM (, and the current chair of the association Digital Humanities in the Nordic countries (DHN,

Ore is currently participating in the Norwegian infrastructure project Archaeological Digital Excavation Documentation (ADED) with the objective to create a common open repository for archeological data from excavations and from museums and archives. Ore is responsible for the overarching conceptual model for the archeological data from excavation and in museums and archives.


Christian-Emil Ore


 Giancarlo Guizzardi has a PhD (with the highest distinction) from the University of Twente, The Netherlands. He is a professor at the Faculty of Computer Science at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy, where he leads the Conceptual and Cognitive Modeling Research Group (CORE). He has been active for more than two decades in the areas of Ontologies, Conceptual Modeling and Enterprise Semantics, authoring more than 250 peer-reviewed publications, which received more than a dozen international awards (including at CAISE). He has been a keynote speaker in more than two-dozen international events, is currently an associate editor for the Applied Ontology journal, a member of a number of international editorial boards, and of the Advisory Board of the International Association for Ontology and its Applications (IAOA).