VSMM 2008 Call for Papers
Digital Heritage: Our Hi-tech-STORY for the Future
Technologies to Document, Preserve, Communicate, and Prevent the
Destruction of our Fragile Cultural Heritage October 20. - 26th, 2008
You are kindly invited to submit a paper to the VSMM 2008 joint conference
which will provide an opportunity to exchange research results, opinions,
experiences and proposals on the best practice and hi-tech tools from
Information and Communications Technology to document, preserve, manage
and communicate Cultural Heritage (CH). The main goal of the event is not
only to illustrate the programs underway but also excellent work wherever
it is located and however it is supported, in order to promote a common
approach to the tasks of e- documentation of World Cultural Heritage.
Furthermore, regional capacities in the area of Cultural Heritage and IT
will be facilitated in advancing their know-how through the exchange of
information and generation of new ideas and cooperation's, where the world
meets the finger prints of several ancient civilizations on earth.
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 to integrate the results obtained to build up new tools
and/or experiences as well as improved methodologies for documenting,
managing and communicating CH.
The VSMM 2008 joint event will focus on interdisciplinary and multi-
disciplinary research concerning both cutting edge Cultural Heritage
Informatics and use of technology for the representation, documentation,
preservation, archiving and communication of CH knowledge. The scope
includes every phase of CH information technology: initial data
capture/digitization, information/data processing, reconstruction,
visualization and documentation as well as dissemination of results to the
scientific and cultural heritage communities and to the general public
(Multilingua, Multimedia Digital Library). We are also interested in
aspects of the wider legal and ethical responsibilities of Cultural
Heritage Informatics. Research subjects parallel the interests of VSMM,
CIPA, ISPRS and EuroMed including culturally significant monuments,
artefacts and sites as well as the activities of museums, libraries,
archives, and organizations involved with their care.
Topics: Those researchers who wish to participate in this event are
invited to submit papers on original and unpublished work addressing the
following subjects: . Data Acquisition Technologies focusing on
Photogrammetry and Laser scanning, . 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 Encyclopaedias 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.
Submission of Papers: Submissions for the joint event are completely
electronic, and both the paper and all supplementary material must be
submitted through the on-line submission website. The conference accepts
only original, unpublished work written in English. We are soliciting
three types of contributions: . Full research papers presenting new
innovative results. These papers will have a full-length oral presentation
and will be published in a high-quality proceedings volume. Each submitted
paper must not exceed 8 pages in total. . Project papers focusing on the
description of project organization, use of technology, and lesson
learned. These papers will have a short oral presentation and will be
included in a "Projects & Short Papers" proceedings volume. Each submitted
paper must not exceed 8 pages in total. . Short papers presenting
preliminary ideas and works-in-progress. These papers will have a short
oral presentation and will be available as posters in conference breaks.
They will be published in the "Projects & Short Papers" proceedings
volume. Each submitted paper must not exceed 6 pages in total.
For information concerning style and format of all submissions, please
http://www.vsmm2008.org and then choose Paper Submissions.
Important Dates: . Abstract (full-/project-/short papers): June 2nd,
2008 . Paper submission full papers June 16th, 2008 . Paper submission
project/short papers June 30th, 2008 . Notification of Refereeing results
July 31st, 2008 . Camera ready FULL papers to printer August 24th, 2008 .
Camera ready PROJECT/SHORT papers to printer August 29th, 2008 Proposals
for showcases/ demo's June 30th, 2008
For more information about the joint conference please visit the webpage:
http://www.vsmm2008.org or directly contact the chair of the event at:
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The event is in cooperation with the European Commission Projects: .
MINERVA+ (http://www.minervaeurope.org/whatis/minervaplus.htm) . MICHAEL+
(http://www.michael-culture.org/en/hom) . The Member States' Expert Group
on Digitisation and Digital Preservation.
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