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Alonzo Addison, Unesco Paris, France

Alonzo C. Addison serves as Special Advisor to the Director of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre and as a consultant to numerous organizations including the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Friends of Humanity, and others. He is President of the Virtual Systems and Multimedia Society (VSMM), Vice President of the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee for Interpretation and Presentation of Cultural Heritage (ICIP) and serves on the boards of the ACM Journal of Computing in Cultural Heritage (JOCCH), European Heritage Network (EPOCH), the ICOMOS Heritage Documentation Committee, and numerous other organizations. He has led field projects at heritage sites from Angkor (Cambodia) to Bagan (Myanmar), Peru to Egypt, and Belize to Bhutan. He holds degrees in engineering, architecture, and computing from Princeton and the University of California at Berkeley and founded Berkeley's Center for Design Visualization.

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Alonzo Addison
Anna Arici,  Playable Fiction-Quest Atlantis, Indiana University, USA 

PhD Cognitive Scientist & Serious Games Designer - Expert in Social network domain. Quest Atlantis project on social network and e-learning through 3d real time games. Dr. Arici's work involves the design and research of a game-based learning environment for pre-service and in-service teachers. These game environments provide immersive experiences for teachers to explore learning theory, play out different roles and scenarios with virtual students, see the consequences of their choices via game trajectories, and provide a place for teachers to upload and watch clips of their classroom practices for reflection and interaction with other game colleagues.  Dr. Arici's research demonstrates the value of game platforms for both learning and motivation, while illuminating the importance of interaction, context, and agency in the process. Dr. Arici is also working in collaboration with the Teach for America program to build a similar system that will support these teachers in their teacher training and throughout their two-year placement.

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Anna Arici
Marco De Niet, DEN, Netherlands

Director of the DEN foundation, the Dutch knowledge center for digital heritage. He is a member of the Council for Dutch Language and Literature and board member of the Dutch National Museum Register. He is co-organiser of the international conference Digital Strategies for Heritage (DISH) and a core member of the EU-project ENUMERATE. He studied Dutch language and literature, and history of the book at Leiden University. Before DEN he worked at the Koninklijke Bibliotheek (National Library of the Netherlands) as head of Innovative Projects and Digital Preservation. In that capacity, he was one of the founders of The European Library service.

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Marco De Niet
Maurizio Forte, University of California, Merced, USA  

Undergraduate Institution Major Degree and Year: University of Bologna Ancient History (Archaeology) BS+MS, 1985. Graduate Institutions Major Degree and Year: University La Sapienza (Rome) Etruscology (Archaeology) PhD, 1993; University of Bologna Diploma of Specialization in Archaeology 1988. Postdoctoral Institution Area Dates: CINECA, Supercomputing Center Computing in Archaeology 1993-1996. He is currently Full Professor, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts, University of California, Merced (2008-present) and has been Senior Researcher, Institute of Technologies Applied to Cultural Heritage, National Research Council, Rome, Italy (1998-2007).

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Maurizio Forte
Sarah Kenderdine, City University Hong Kong, Applied Laboratory of Interactive Visualization and Embodiment (ALIVE), School of Creative Media, China

Dr Kenderdine researches at the forefront of interactive and immersive experiences for museums, galleries, and archives. She is a pioneer in the use of interactive augmented stereographic panoramas photography and panoramic videos for large-scale immersive display systems. A former maritime archaeologist, she is concurrently Director of Research at the Applied Laboratory for Interactive Visualization and Embodiment  (ALIVE) at the Hong Kong Science Park, Visiting Associate Professor at City University, Hong Kong; and head of Special Projects with Museum Victoria. She is an Adjunct Professor, School of Communication and Media at RMIT University and a Visiting Scholar at University of California, Berkeley. She is co-author and editor of Theorizing Digital Cultural Heritage: a critical discourse (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2007). In 2011 she will publish the art-house book Place-Hampi: Inhabiting the panoramic imaginary of Vijayanagara, Heidelberg: Kehrer Verlag. Sarah conceived and curated the exhibition Ancient Hampi: the Hindu Kingdom Brought to Life (2008-2010) at the Immigration Museum, Melbourne and is currently installing a permanent installation of this exhibition in a purpose built museum at Vidyanagara, Karnataka, India (2011). 

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Sarah Kenderdine
Edmondo Orlotti, NVIDIA, South Europe

Edmondo Orlotti is responsible for the business development of NVIDIA HPC Solutions in Southern Europe, for Education and Research. He joined NVIDIA in 2005 as marketing manager for the same region, then moving in 2008 to the professional solutions division. He has been addressing advanced visualization needs of industrial and academic environments, integrating the portfolio of NVIDIA technologies with the local contexts of users' needs.

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Edmondo Orlotti
Maria Roussou, MakeBelieve, Greece

Maria Roussou is an interaction designer, engaged in combining technology with education and culture. She is Founding Director of MakeBelieve design & consulting and Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Athens, teaching the ‘Museums and Digital Technologies’ graduate course and Human Computer Interaction. Previously (1998-2002), she established and directed the Virtual Reality Department at the Foundation of the Hellenic World in Athens. She has collaborated with many other museums including the Walker Art Center. Her projects have been featured internationally; she has been a regular member of the program and organizing committees of numerous exhibitions and conferences, and serves as Expert Evaluator to the European Commission. She holds a PhD in Computer Science (VR/HCI) from the University of London (UCL), a MFA degree in Electronic Visualization and a MSc in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a BSc from the Athens University of Economics and Business. 

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Maria Roussou

European Union Seventh Framework is a Network of Excellence. The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7 2007/2013) under the Grant Agreement 270404.