Just browsing and found the link to our presentation for a paper the CKM team gave at the Medical Informatics Europe conference in Bosnia, 2009.
Thought I’d share it here, in memory of an amazing conference and location:
And the reference to Herding Cats is explained (a little) in the embedded video – actually an advertisement for EDS:
I arrived after a 37 hour flight – Melbourne – London – Vienna – Sarajevo to join my Ocean CKM team – Ian McNicoll and Sebastian Garde. We presented our paper and also ran an openEHR workshop.
The conference was held at the Holiday Inn in Sarajevo – the hotel in which all the international journalists were holed up during the war, on ‘Sniper Alley’.
Despite it being 14 years after the war had ended, raw emotions were palpable many times during the conference. That a pan-European conference was being held in his beloved Sarajevo under his auspice was a very overwhelming event for the Professor of Informatics and he was often seen in tears!
From my hotel room window in the centre of the city I could see 6 cemeteries.
Walking through the inner city we came across many cemeteries, thousands of marble gravestones with the majority representing the young men aged between 18 & 26.
Bullet holes were still very obvious on the walls of buildings.
Yet the city was vibrant, alive and welcoming.
I won’t ever forget this visit.
Some photos of the experience: