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Together with Markus Lassnig (head of e-motion competence centre for ICT in the tourism- and leisure-industries) we edited an HMD special issue on eTourism.
„Experience Economy“ is a term to describe a phenomenon in our society, which describes that the experience itself is being made a product. Tourism is one of the branches that takes the role of the dream factory. And because tourism is information intensive it makes heavy use of information and communication technologies.
This special issue has two types of contributions
- on the one hand, we have socio-economic papers that explain the cultural and societal backgrounds and provide facts and figures;
- on the other hand, we have technical contributions which are showcases of knowledge-based systems that explain the state-of-the-art of advanced IS systems.
See http://hmd.dpunkt.de/270/ for further details.
December 21st, 2009
Today we celebrated the fifth anniversary of Salzburg NewMediaLab, a so-called industrial competence centre (it was the first competence centre in Salzburg). Peter Reiser principial field technologist of Sun Microsystems gave an excellent key note on community equity. See http://www.slideshare.net/peterreiser/how-to-build-vibrant-communities-presentation?type=powerpoint for the slides.
The key messages I personally took from his talk
- He really believes in sharing vs. ownership of knowledge (sharing is power vs. knowledge is power)
- He argued that there was a shift from “know-how” to “know-how knows how”
- and he believes that IT-support for processes will be less important. Which is probably the only thing in his talk that I would agree with.
BTW: Salzburg Research has a strong relationship wih Sun Microsystems. We hosted a SunTREC, an AAJC, got awarded a Sun Center of Excellence for map-based online participation and we are in the process of establishing a follow-up agreement for a CoE for a “Mobility Lab – A Lab on Engineering of Location-based Systems”.
October 2nd, 2008
www.arnetminer.org is a great (not to say incredible) site/tool implementing a researchers’ social web, see e.g. arnetminer.org with Siegfried Reich. I am impressed by the quality of the findings, the number (and quality of links) of people I have published papers with. Well done guys!
BTW: I came across arnetminer while looking at www.yasni.de, a site that I was pointed to by my colleague Sandra Schaffert. It also includes my Amazon wish list which is less desirable …
And: both, artminer.org and yasni.de are technically highly professional Web 2.0 sites with an almost desktop application like appearance.
May 10th, 2008
Tagit is a small dissemination project supported by Land Salzburg (Wissenschaftsressort). The innovation is in students/pupils themselves contributing to a virtual atlas on Salzburg. See tagit.salzburgresearch.at.
The first tag was set by Frau Landeshauptfrau.
November 14th, 2007
www.wikiwoods.org, a project about planting trees in order to raise awareness for the climate change (and do something about it). This was mentioned to me by Ingo Frost (see ).
October 31st, 2007
… a WIKI with experts and real names. Thomas Gruber from Salzburg Research pointed me to that new development of a wiki. In his diploma thesis he is concerned with aspects of content quality in systems with high “rates” of user generated contents.
English version at citizendium.org.
Also, I would like to point to a regional effort, hosted by “Salzburger Nachrichten“: the Salzburg-Wiki.
September 19th, 2007
To appear in December 2007: a special issue of the renowned magazine “HMD – Praxis der Wirtschaftsinformatik”, published by dpunkt on Enterprise content management (ECM).
September 13th, 2007
www.carsonified.com argues that with Apple’s iPhone the move from (Desktop) Web-applications to mobile devices is becoming much easier: the browser (Safari) will be the same/similar, the operating system (OS X) will be the same, etc.
Interesting point! The core argument against it will be that mobile applications are due to their nature of changing locations inherently more complex and difficult than desktop applications. Hence, it would rather be the other way round, i.e., mobile web-apps could be moved more easily to desktop web-apps …
P.S.: I read the reference to canonified in a footnote fo Web 2.0 by tom ALBY (Hanser Verlag)
August 2nd, 2007
makezine.com is a pretty cool magazine site for do-it-yourself technology freaks. For instance, they have a 10 minutes podcast on how to build yourself a geocaching hardware/software piece based on a GPS module and an LCD display. See www.makezine.com
July 24th, 2007
wirkle.com is an innovative startup, headquartered in California but with Sunil and his team doing the basic research and development in India. Sunil did an internship at Salzburg Research and also stayed with us as researcher for almost two years.
Wirkle is a middleware platform for content syndication for mobile platforms. A pretty cool thing!
January 26th, 2007