ITN-DCH FINAL CONFERENCE is an international event for the professionals of multiple disciplines and scholars working in the Digital Cultural Heritage domain. The aim of the conference is to bring together experts, stakeholders and researchers from the cultural domain and, addressing the current challenges, start a dialogue that will lay the foundation for the creation of a multidisciplinary community of practice..
The“Initial Training Network for Digital Cultural Heritage: Projecting our Past to the Future” with acronym ITN-DCH, is the first and one of the largest Marie Curie fellowship projects in the area of the e-documentation / e-preservation and CH protection funded by the European Union under the FP7 PEOPLE research framework. The Project started on the 1st of October 2013 and its consortium comprising of 14 full partners and 10 associate members covering the entire spectrum of European CH actors, ranging from academia, research institutions, industry, museums, archives and libraries. The project aims to train 20 fellows (16 ESR’s and 4 ER’s – 500 person months) in the area of CH digital documentation, preservation and protection in order to create them a strong academic profile and market oriented skills which will significantly contribute to their career prospects.
Digital Cultural Heritage is a complex domain that requires new requires new skills, advanced techniques and constantly upgrading know-how; for the fulfillment of which a multilevel training and an interdisciplinary collaboration among experts is necessary in order for common methodologies and best practises for the profound understanding of our past to be established. It is important to create a forum of discussion where diverse leading academic scientists, researchers, practitioners and educators are brought together to exchange and share their experience, as well as confront each others on the challenges and advancements in each of their domain. The scope of the conference is, therefore, to:
To this cause, we are seeking for original and innovative contributions in theoretical and practical applications on Digital Cultural Heritage, in the following themes., we are seeking original and innovation contributions in theoretical and practical applications of digital cultural heritage.
|Nicola Carboni, Centre Nationale de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), France|
|Margarita Papaefthymiou, FORTH, Greece|
|Vasiliki Nikolakopoulou, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus|
|Matevz Domajnko, Fraunhofer IGD, Germany|
|Eirini Papageorgiou, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus|
|George Leventis, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus||Local committee|
|Roko Zarnic, president of SAEE, Slovenia|
|Meta Kržan, Secretary General of SAEE, Slovenia||Main chair|
|Marinos Ioannides, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus|
|Abstract submission deadline|
|Notification of acceptance|
|Registration deadline||01st May 2017|
|Conference||23rd-25th May 2017|
|Paper submission deadline||01st September 2017|
Submitted contributions should be in the form of extended abstract or poster. The conference adopts a blind reviewing process, and the authors must ensure that any information such as affiliations, contact details, e-mails or other type of information that can help identify the authors of the papers, are removed from the submitted version.
The extended abstract should not exceed 1000 words, including title and 3 – 5 keywords, and should focus on at least one of the scientific themes of the conference. See the template for instructions of how to format the document. Contribution not conforming with the rules outlined in the template will not be accepted.
Poster will be presented during the event by either an oral presentation or by an e-poster presentation. Please check the guidelines
The authors of the accepted papers will be later contacted for the submission of a full paper, which will be published in the conference proceedings.
The conference aims at encouraging the discussion between young researchers, scientists and experts in the area of digital applications for the analysis of cultural heritage object/practices, as well as exchange of ideas and opinions. One of the aims is also to inform the researchers and professionals interested in safeguarding heritage assets in earthquake prone areas about possibilities offered by digital technologies.
The conference provides the perfect platform for examining the new research opportunities and professional collaborations. Furthermore, it will support the networking between different disciplines; support the initial stage of researchers' carriers and the enhancement of young researchers' networks.
A brief outline of the goals of the conference is:
On the first day the FP7 Marie Sklodowska Curie ITN-DCH project and its results will be presented. The presentation will be open to the general research and professional audience and it will be an official part of the conference.
The conference will be launched by the welcome addresses and presentations of ITN-DCH project and INCEPTION Project. Two invited speakers will follow with presentations of the cultural heritage preservation in Kozjansko region where the Conference is taking place.
The achievements of the ITN DCH project will be reviewed through the fellows' presentations of their experiences and knowledge gained during the progress of Project. Individual presentations will be followed by the case studies where knowledge and scientific results of fellows were applied.
An exhibition, comprising material connected each case studies, as well as more artefacts coming from the different institutions, will be hosted in the mail hall. The exhibit will accompany the overall conference and it will act as catalyst for enhancing the conversation around the technological and scientific possibilities in the field of digital cultural heritage.
The second day will be the dedicated to the open conference programme. The idea of conference is to learn from the experiences gained in the ITN DCH and INCEPTION projects and from the experiences of other researchers as well as professionals who are not involved in those two projects. In order to participate to the conference, the researchers will be asked to submit an abstract. The participants will be invited to submit full papers after the conference which will be peer reviewed and published by Springer in the book of the refereed conference proceedings similarly to series of books that emerged from the biennial EuroMed conferences. In order to participate to the conference, the researchers will be asked to submit an abstract. Conference sessions will be chaired by ITN DCH fellows.
The third day will be dedicated to practical session and open space discussions. Three main subjects will be identified during the meeting. Two cultural heritage sites will be visited: Olimje Monastery and Podsreda Castle. On each site the use of equipment and data acquisition exercise will be presented and the discussion on various aspects of digital heritage related to visited sites will be organized.
The Workshop aims to introduce the audience in the current state of the 3D documentation in CH. Through practical session; the participants will be introduced into the most common techniques in 3D documentation of CH (photogrammetry, laser scanner, structured light scanner) and software. Additionally, the workshop has the goal to enhance the skills of the audience and create a young scientist space for debating and exchange of ideas, knowledge and trace future research and technological directions.
|09:00-09:30||Opening of the Conference||Keynotes on digital heritage||Travel to demonstration site|
|09:30-10:15||Presentations of ITN-DCH and INCEPTION European projects||Session I : Data acquisition in CH||Guided visit of Olimje monastery Workshop Theme I: Data acquisition of Cultural Heritage at Olimje site - demonstration of equipment and discussion|
|10:15-10:45||Key note presentations of local experts|
|11:00-13:00||Presentation of ITN DCH case studies and Fellow's work||Session II: Visualization techniques: VR AR||Workshop Theme I: Data acquisition of Cultural Heritage at Olimje site - demonstration of equipment and discussion|
|14:00-16:00||Workshop Theme II: Re-use of Tangible/ Intangible Heritage digital resources: scientific and cultural challenges||Session III: Ontologies and Metadata in digital CH||Guided visit of Podsreda Castle and demonstration of data acquisition equipment|
|16:15-17:00||Workshop Theme II: Re-use of Tangible/ Intangible Heritage digital resources: scientific and cultural challenges||Session IV: 3D modelling in CH||Workshop Theme I: Data acquisition of Cultural Heritage at Podsreda Castle site|
|17:00-18:00||Poster and exhibition presentation||Closing of the conference|
|Registration fees||300 euros||Registration open|
Registration fees include the conference's fully equipped facilities, the transportation to the Monastery Olimje and the Podsreda castle, 2 coffee breaks/day, the social event that will take place in the evening of 24th May, a souvenir, the entrance fees to cultural places and the brochure printing.
The fees will be collected by Hotel Sotelia together with room booking.