The working group addresses the upcoming of Virtual Research Environments (VREs) in combination with semantic methods and techniques and their impact on documentation. A virtual research environment (VRE) is a (heterogeneous) digital infrastructure that supports various steps of the research process. The working group defines a Semantic Research Environment (SRE) as a VRE that relies consequently on semantic methods.
The working group discusses the following topics:
The Semantic Research Environments Working Group evolved from the former Transdisiplinary Approaches in Documentation Working Group (TrAiD), that aimed at applying the philosophical concept of transdisciplinarity to museum documentation. The work revealed a need for practical prerequisites. VREs in combination with semantic techniques have been identified as key enablers for transdisciplinary work. Finally, in 2012 this led to the re-orientation of the working group.
Siegfried Krause, Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org, Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Department of Cultural Informatics, Nuremberg, Germany
Günther Görz, Co-Chair, email@example.com, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Department of Computer Science, AG Digital Humanities, Germany
Georg Hohmann, Co-Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org, Deutsches Museum, Munich, Germany