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Martin-Rodilla P.,Institute of Heritage science Incipit
Proceedings - International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science | Year: 2012

In most cases, the studied software in the cultural heritage domain has been designed from the perspective of other disciplines, such as forestry engineering, geography or documentation. In the Institute of Heritage Sciences, the cultural heritage is studied as a research topic, with methodologies to study the cultural heritage activities and considering the processing of data derived from these processes like a way to add value and knowledge in these contexts [4]. From this perspective, this paper shows a process of requirement elicitation with cultural heritage professionals and the needs identified by them. It mainly focuses on the identification of interaction human-computer (IHC) needs. © 2012 IEEE.

Gonzalez-Perez C.,Institute of Heritage science Incipit
Proceedings - International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science | Year: 2012

Conceptual modelling is usually accepted as a crucial technique for exploring, understanding, documenting and communicating complex domains. It is then paradoxical that a context where highly complex domains are very common, that of humanities and social sciences specialists reasoning about their fields, lacks appropriate conceptual modelling tools. This paper introduces ConML, a conceptual modelling language designed to be affordable for end users with no previous exposure to information technologies, and created with humanities and social sciences in mind. Some practical experiences about its usage in different scenarios are described, and future research directions and presented. © 2012 IEEE.

Larrucea X.,Tecnalia | Gonzalez-Perez C.,Institute of Heritage science Incipit | McBride T.,University of Technology, Sydney
Computer Standards and Interfaces | Year: 2016

Safety critical system development includes a wide set of techniques, methods and tools for assuring system safety. The concept of evidence is one of the key notions used to provide safety confidence to stakeholders. Safety goals must be identified during safety analysis. In addition, risks should also be considered and managed, and linked to the achievement of safety goals. This paper proposes an extension of the ISO/IEC 24744 metamodel for development methodologies in order to integrate the management of goals, risks and evidence into system development lifecycles in an ISO/IEC 15026-compliant manner that is related to the approach of assurance cases. The proposed extension is illustrated through a real-life scenario in the automotive domain where the system being developed must comply with ISO 26262, a standard in this domain. By using the proposed approach, the management of goals, risks and evidence in critical systems development is formalized and harmonized with different ISO/IEC standards, resulting in a more robust and systematic treatment of these crucial aspects. © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Martin-Rodilla P.,Institute of Heritage science Incipit
GRAPP 2013 IVAPP 2013 - Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications and International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications | Year: 2013

We investigate on how to build software systems that assist cultural heritage researchers to reconstruct past events on the basis of present data. In this setting, knowledge-assisted visualization can be a useful mechanism to improve the knowledge generation process and emphasise collaboration. However, a useful visualization depends on the goals of the user and the specific research problem involved. In this position paper we present a set of case studies to defend the study of cognitive inferences through discourse analysis and its typologies as a starting point in the knowledge-assisted elicitation process. Once a complete study of usual inferences in the cultural heritage domain is done, the visualization needs in this domain will be easier to determine and apply, attaining our objective of knowledge-assisted visualization.

Costa-Casais M.,Institute of Heritage science Incipit | Caetano Alves M.I.,University of Minho
Geoheritage | Year: 2013

Over the last decade, a knowledge base has been built up worldwide in relation to geological heritage and geodiversity, and respective working methodologies. However, the absence of knowledge and technical information by the local, regional and national authorities about geosites makes it difficult to create appropriate legislation and to assure a good management. There is also a public ignorance about geological processes and their relationship to biodiversity, as well as their value as natural heritage. This study focuses on the Autonomous Community of Galicia (NW Spain), specifically the "Southern Coast" area established in the Planning Programme for the Coast (POL) and brings to light the importance of the Quaternary deposits and associated landforms. The study concludes that the Southern Coast should be recognized as an area-type geosite. Taking into account the evaluation of their scientific value, the landforms of Oia and San Xián are proposed as geosites. Legal mechanisms of protection need to be reinforced and new, more specific ones, developed in tandem that make reference to the fact that these landforms exemplify environmental records of the past. This area is unique on a national level due to the scientific and educational value of the deposits. Therefore, they should be proposed to the Spanish Geological Survey (IGME) for inclusion in the general list of geosites of the Spanish State. © 2013 The European Association for Conservation of the Geological Heritage.

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