The French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) is a publicly funded research organisation that defines its mission as producing knowledge and making it available to society. CNRS has 26,000 employees (including 11,600 researchers and 14,400 engineers and technical and administrative staff). Total revenues were 2.214 billion euros for the year 2004. The research planned in CASPAR will be carried out by the DOC group of the Heudiasyc laboratory. Heudiasyc was created in 1980 and since 1981 has been an associate laboratory of the CNRS, under whose auspices it now enjoys the status of a “joint” (CNRS-UTC) research laboratory. Heudiasyc’s guiding principle is to bring together research in control, signal, image and computer science with an emphasis on human factors. The objective is to develop ways of representing, analysing and controlling technical systems that impact on and are constrained by the economic, social and han spheres. The Doc group aims at studying knowledge engineering in the field of eLearning, document and content management and interactive systems. The main purpose is to make the most of knowledge representation and formal inference in real-life applications where close attention is paid to the users. Research consequently integrates user modelling, content semantics and knowledge theory. Heudiasyc/CNRS has led the MUSTICA project that dealt with contemporary music preservation, in collaboration with the UCLA Center for Information as Evidence, in connection also with InterPARESII.In CASPAR, Heudiasyc/CNRS will lead the WP devoted to OAIS-based access to content. Deeply involved in knowledge technologies, Heudiasyc/CNRS participates in modelling tasks and in the artistic testbed.

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