Wednesday 16 October 2013

Seminar: Ordinary racism(s) and anti-racism(s) within French Internet discussions, Matthieu Mazzega, Univ Grenoble. Thursday October 17th 2013 at 10:00 AM

Exploring the usual knowledge about racism and its limits.

Mazzega's doctoral research seeks to understand how ordinary people define and talk about racism in user comments interfaces on two French press websites: Liberation and Le Figaro.  Read more ..

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Wednesday 16 October 2013

Monks and markup. Author: Herve Dejean

Markup is about enriching text with tags so computers can automatically process written words. XML and HTML are typically what come to mind when we think of today’s markup languages, but in fact, the first markup appeared hundreds of years ago.

This is the 9th  article in the XRCE 20th  anniversary series

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Monday 14 October 2013

XRCE in the Press: Smart Cities and Smart Buildings make smart people

The Telegraph, Monday 14th October, 2013

Friday 11 October 2013

Do computers need grammar books too? Author: Agnes Sandor

The world’s first known grammar “book” was conceived by Pānini   in fourth century B.C. India, when only a tiny minority of people could read or write, and when their greatest challenge was bare survival. His grammar contained 3,959 rules of the Sanskrit language, which describe how words are composed, how they combine into sentences, and what they mean. 

This is the 8th article in the XRCE 20th anniversary series.

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Thursday 03 October 2013

20 Years of Innovation - interactive timeline. 1993 - 2013

The XRCE interactive timeline will take you through the history of the centre in 5 Themes and 4 Research competencies.

Themes: Office of the Future, Content Management and Printing, Smarter Document Management, News Services Verticals, Collaboration/Organisational.

Research: Natural Language Processing and Information Retrieval, Computer Vision, Collaborative and Interactive Systems, Data Analysis and Process Modelling.

Thursday 03 October 2013

Xerox Research Centre Europe 20th anniversary book

Book in PDF  and ePub format .


  • Foreword by Monica Beltrametti, Director XRCE
  • Emerging Trends Presentations, Technology Demonstrations and Distinguished Seminar Series.
  • 13 anniversary articles written by research staff.
  • 20 Years of Innovation Timeline.
  • XRCE Overview.
  • Our People
  • Technology Showrrom
  • Open and Collaborative Innovation

Monday 30 September 2013

Xerox Research Centre Europe Celebrates Two Decades of Innovation by Looking at the Future

Xerox Research Centre Europe Celebrates Two Decades of Innovation by Looking at the Future

Researchers open labs to the public on Oct. 4, offer world view of the future

GRENOBLE, France, Sept. 30, 2013 – What will the work place of the future look like?  What will the adoption of self-driving cars lead to?  What do economics and machine learning have to do with transportation? These and many other questions will be answered on Oct. 4 as Xerox celebrates 20 years of research at Xerox Research Centre Europe  (XRCE). The center will be opening its doors for invited guests to attend technology demonstrations and talks by Xerox  scientists and other distinguished speakers.

One of Xerox’s five global labs , XRCE is home to 60 researchers with expertise in areas such as ethnography (studying how people work); natural language processing, computer vision and data analytics. Over the years, the center has produced breakthrough technology to help automate document intensive business processes. Today, researchers are applying their expertise to solve new challenges in a wide range of industries including transportation , health care and customer care.

Thursday 26 September 2013

How economics and machine learning can tackle transportation congestion. Authors Eduardo Cardenas, Stephane Clinchant, Chris Dance and Onno Zoeter

In an ideal world, when you want to travel from point A to point B, it’s just you, your horse and the empty prairie. When you need to park, you just tie your horse to the nearest saloon and you’re done. However, as we all know, we do not live in an ideal world. And when we travel from A to B it’s not that simple. It’s you and your car… and a whole lot of other cars.

This is the 7th article in the XRCE 20th anniversary series.

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Thursday 26 September 2013

XRCE 20th anniversary distinguished speaker series: Marco Susani, September 27th 3.00pm

As part of the XRCE's 20th anniversary events  the centre is running a series of distinguished speaker seminars  

Seminar: Envisioning the collaborative work of the future: spaces, tools, experiences; from user observation to design strategies.


Marco Susani  is a design consultant based in Chicago. He is co-founder and partner of Koz Susani Design, where he is responsible of the disciplines of Experience Design, Interaction Design and Strategic Design. Among his recent projects are a concept for the office space of the future, an Experience Vision for Allstate, second largest insurance company in USA, the Experience Design of NextTV, and a 'cloud-TV' tablet app with MIT MediaLab in USA. His main interest is in combining high technology with emotional design, aesthetic sensibility with strategic thinking, and to use his design vision to drive toward a more human future.

Monday 16 September 2013

Do you act like your computer (designer) thinks you ought to? Author: Jacki O'Neill

To make systems design successful requires understanding exactly how work is carried out, including the often unnoticed human expertise used every day in what we call unskilled jobs.

This is the 6th article in the XRCE 20th anniversary series.

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