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Introduction Ralf Klamma

From: Dr. Ralf Klamma <klamma@informatik.rwth-aachen.de>
Date: Mon, 06 Oct 2008 10:44:48 +0200
To: public-media-annotation@w3.org
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Dear all,

My name is Ralf Klamma and I am a senior researcher in the information
systems group at RWTH Aachen University computer science department. I
worked in several international and national research projects, mostly in an
interdisciplinary and basic research setting in areas like multimedia
metadata, social software, technology enhanced learning, requirements
engineering, and knowledge management. My research covers information
systems theory, the application of information systems in engineering,
cultural sciences, and virtual communities, social software, social network
analysis, technology enhanced learning, geographic information systems,
cultural heritage management, and new product development.

In 2001, I spent several months as a visiting fellow at the MIT
Entrepreneurship Center of Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, to experience Entrepreneurship Teaching and
Research. Since 2002, I am project leader in the collaborative research
center "Media and Cultural Communication" and 2004-2008 core member and work
package leader for "Social Software" of the EU IST Network of Excellence on
Professional Training PROLEARN. I am a member of the research cluster "Ultra
High Speed Mobile Information and Communication" (UMIC) at RWTH Aachen

I am the editor-in-chief of the multimedia metadata community website [1]. I
have organized some of the workshops of the community in the last couple of
years. They are all documented at the community website. We have created
many media annotation systems based on MPEG-7 technologies like the Virtual
Entrepreneurship Lab [2], MECCA [3], MEDINA [4] and many more. In the
context of our excellence research cluster UMIC (Ultra High-Speed Mobile
Information and Communication, [5]) at RWTH Aachen University we are
currently buying new 3D Scanning hardware for wide-range and short-range
scans of places, buildings, monuments, sculptures etc., especially in the
area of cultural heritage management and archeology. We integrate the
digital information with multimedia ontologies for new information systems
on mobile devices. A good example for what we have done so far is the 3D
visualization of the Buddha Cave in the valley of Bamiyan in Afghanistan.
The 3D visualizaion is demonstrated now in our cave at RWTH Aachen
University [6]. We are also working on the integration of MPEG-7 based
annotation systems with Web 2.0 technologies. I am new to W3C activities and
like to learn more.  More information can be found on my webpage [7] and my
blog [8].

Best Regards,

[1] http://www.multimedia-metadata.info
[5] http://www.umic.rwth-aachen.de
[8] http://beamtenherrschaft.blogspot.com/

 Dr. Ralf Klamma, Akad. Rat mailto:klamma@informatik.rwth-aachen.de 
  RWTH Aachen   www   : http://beamtenherrschaft.blogspot.com 
  Informatik 5  phone : +492418021513,+491735228052 fax: +492418022321
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