Research Papers and Domain Publications

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A Model-driven Approach to Preservation of Complex Digital Objects in Space Science

The paper discusses problems in preserving complex digital objects generated by experiments in space science. It describes PERICLES model-driven approach, how it can be applied to the automation of preservation processes such as technical appraisal and the relationship to the big data theme.

Simon Waddington
Open Access
An ontology supporting planning, analysis, and simulation of evolving Digital Ecosystems

Digital Ecosystems (DEs) are interwoven networks of Digital Objects (DOs), policies, processes, services and user communities, within constantly changing and interacting environments. Their complex grown structures can be difficult to maintain and it can be hard to foresee the impact of planned and unplanned change. The PERICLES EU FP7 project developed the Digital Ecosystem Model […]

Johannes Biermann, Anna-Grit Eggers, Fabio Corubolo, Simon Waddington
Closed Access
The Resource Action Language: Towards Designing Reactive RDF Stores

This paper introduces the main principles of ReAL (Resource Action Language), a language developed in the context of PERICLES model-driven approach to address the need for systems to react to the stimuli received from continually evolving environments. In an interconnected world such as the one envisioned by pervasive computing, systems should be able to react […]

Jean-Yves Vion-Dury, Nikolaos Lagos
Open Access
PREMIS Data Dictionary for Preservation Metadata, Version 3.0

The PREMIS Data Dictionary and its supporting documentation is a comprehensive, practical resource for implementing preservation metadata in digital archiving systems. The Data Dictionary is built on a data model that defines five entities: Intellectual Entities, Objects, Events, Rights, and Agents. Each semantic unit defined in the Data Dictionary is a property of one of […]

PREMIS Editorial Committee
Open Access
PERICLES – Policy Editor

This poster presents the Policy Editor that is a development by Space Applications Services in the PERICLES project ( The Policy Editor allows to create, refine and update a coherent and consistent set of policies for long term data preservation. The used policy model, whereof the properties can be defined or modified using the Policy […]

David De Weerdt, Rani Pinchuk, Emanuele Milani
Open Access
An Ontology Design Pattern for Digital Video

The paper proposes an Ontology Design Pattern (ODP) for modelling digital video resources, which was developed in the context of the PERICLES domain ontologies for Art & Media. The ODP can be found at this address:

Panagiotis Mitzias, Marina Riga, Simon Waddington, Efstratios Kontopoulos, Georgios Meditskos, Pip Laurenson, Ioannis Kompatsiaris
Open Access
Ontology-based Representation of Context of Use in Digital Preservation

The paper proposes a novel, ontology-based representation for modelling context and use-context of digital resources in the digital preservation field. At the core of the proposed representation lies the Linked Resource Model (LRM), an upper ontology for modelling dependencies between digital objects.

Efstratios Kontopoulos, Marina Riga, Panagiotis Mitzias, Stelios Andreadis, Thanos G. Stavropoulos, Nikolaos Lagos, Jean-Yves Vion-Dury, Georgios Meditskos, Patricia Falcão, Pip Laurenson, Ioannis Kompatsiaris
Open Access
Studying the Cohesion Evolution of Genes Related to Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Using Semantic Similarity in Gene Ontology and Self-Organizing Maps

This paper offers an interesting overview on the application of some of PERICLES results in the biomedicine domain. In particular, this publication deploys an ontology-based semantic similarity combined with self-organizing maps for studying the temporal evolution of cohesion among Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) -related genes and the extracted information. More information on the open-source tool […]

Efstratios Kontopoulos, Theodoros Moysiadis, Maria Tsagiopoulou, Sándor Darányi, Peter Wittek, Nikos Papakonstantinou, Stavroula Ntoufa, Georgios Meditskos, Kostas Stamatopoulos, Ioannis Kompatsiaris
Open Access
Digital Preservation Based on Contextualized Dependencies

This paper proposes a method that considers the preservation of a number of interdependent digital entities, including documents, in conformance with context related information. A change that influences one of these objects can be propagated to the rest of the objects via analysis of their represented dependencies.

Lagos, Nikolaos, Vion-Dury, Jean-Yves
Closed Access
On the Preservation of Evolving Digital Content – The Continuum Approach and Relevant Metadata Models

This paper describes a model-driven approach, termed the Continuum approach, in which models rather than the digital objects themselves can be analysed. In such setting, the use of appropriate metadata is very important, we therefore outline the PERICLES Linked Resource Model, an upper ontology for Modelling Digital ecosystems, and compare and contrast it to the […]

Lagos, Nikolaos, Waddington, Simon, Vion-Dury, Jean-Yves
Closed Access