Call for Participation

A joint event for the exchange and sharing of know-how in the areas of Cultural Heritage (CH) and Information & Communication Technology (ICT) focusing on Multimedia Technologies, Computer Graphics and the digital documentation/preservation in Cultural Heritage(Multilingua, Multimedia Digital Library):

  • The 14th International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia VSMM 2008, dedicated on Digital Heritage (#)
  • The 38th CIPA International Workshop dedicated on e-Documentation and Standardisation in Cultural Heritage (
  • The 2nd Euro-Med Conference on IT in Cultural Heritage.

The event is in cooperation with the European Commission Projects:

The event will provide an opportunity to exchange opinions, experiences and proposals on the best practice and tools to document, preserve and manage the Cultural Heritage, whether architectural, archaeological and/or natural. The main goal of the event is to illustrate the programs underway, whether organised by public bodies (e.g. UNESCO, European Union, National States, etc.) or by private foundations (e.g. Getty Foundation, World Heritage Foundation, etc.) in order to promote a common approach to the tasks of recording, documenting, protecting and managing the World Cultural Heritage

To reach this ambitious goal the topics covered will include experiences in the use of innovative recording technologies & methods and how to take best advantage of the results obtained to build up new instruments and improved methodologies for documenting and managing the Cultural Heritage

Several organizations have decided to join together in order to create an optimal environment for the discussion, explanation of new technologies, exchange of modern ideas and in general to allow the transfer of knowledge between a maximum number of professionals and participants during one common time period.
The 2008 joint event will focus on interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary research concerning both innovative Cultural Heritage Informatics and use of technology for the representation, documentation, archiving, preservation, and communication of CH knowledge. The scope includes every phase of CH information technology: initial data capture/digitization, information/data processing, visualization, documentation, and preservation as well as dissemination of results to the scientific community and the general public, and the wider legal and ethical responsibilities of Cultural Heritage Informatics.
Research subjects parallel the interests of VSMM, CIPA, Euromed, including culturally significant monuments, artefacts and sites as well as the activities of museums, libraries, archives, and organizations involved with their care.

Those researchers who wish to participate in this event are invited to submit papers on original work addressing the following subjects or related themes:

  • Data Acquisition Technologies focusing on Photogrammetry and Laserscanning
  • 3D Data Capture and Processing in CH
  • On-site and remotely sensed data collection
  • 2D and 3D GIS in Cultural Heritage
  • CAD and FEM based Digital Reconstructions and 3D Modelling
  • Reproduction Techniques and Rapid Prototyping in CH
  • Visualisation Techniques (desktop, Virtual and Augmented Reality)
  • Virtual Reality in Archaeology and Historical Research
  • Multimedia, Multilingua, Data Management and Archiving
  • Construction and indexing of large scale Multimedia/Multilingua
  • Encyclopedias in Cultural Heritage
  • Computer Animation for CH Applications and Virtual Heritage
  • Game Technologies in Cultural Heritage
  • Non-Photorealistic Rendering of CH Data
  • Virtual Museum Applications (e-Museums and e-Exhibitions)
  • Digital/Virtual Documentation of Archaeological Excavations
  • Novel Internet-based Cultural Heritage Applications
  • Portals of Culture
  • Usability, Effectiveness and Interface Design for CH Applications
  • Innovative Graphics Applications and Techniques
  • Interactive Environments and Applications
  • e-Libraries and e-Archives in Cultural Heritage
  • National Digital Libraries as cross-domain systems
  • Long term availability of content and its long term accessibility
  • Effective IC-Technologies for the creation, management and reuse of content and knowledge
  • Storytelling and authoring tools
  • e-Learning in Cultural Heritage
  • Tools for Education, Documentation and Training in CH
  • Archaeological Analysis and Interpretive Design
  • Standards, Metadata, Ontologies and Semantic Processing in Cultural Heritage
  • Authentication, Accreditation and Digital Rights Management
  • Legal issues: Water-Marking, Orphan Works, Copyrights and IPR
  • Professional and Ethical Guidelines
  • The Economics of Cultural Informatics and Tourism
  • Natural and Man initiated deconstruction of Cultural Heritage and prevention techniques.
  • ICT assistance in monitoring and restoration