cfp: final call for DMACH 2011

cfp: DMACH 2011 Digital Media and its Applications in Cultural Heritage

Organized by The Center for the Study of Architecture in the Arab Region, Jordan Al-Turath Foundation, Saudi Arabia

In collaboration with Queen Rania Institute of Tourism and Heritage, Hashemite University

16-17 March, 2011 Amman -Jordan

Over the past few years, a remarkable increase has occurred in the use of digital techniques for the documentation, management, and communication of cultural heritage. This has drastically transformed the way we capture, store, process, represent and disseminate information. The techniques employed have evolved from standard surveying and CAD tools and/or traditional photogrammetry into laser scanning virtual reality and fully automated video-based techniques. However, it is often argued that digital media tend to create and compile value-free content and thus are inefficient in capturing and communicating cultural and symbolic meanings. Digital media, as any other medium, tend to amplify or reduce the cultural phenomena as a result of their constraints and limitations. Thus the issue of using digital media for cultu

Abstract submission must be in English with a length of max. 500 words. Full paper submission could be in either English or Arabic. You are asked to identify the research track for your paper.

Abstracts should be e-mailed to scientific committee co-chairs (dmach11). Full paper submissions are required to be done online through the conference Website:

http://www.csaar-center.org/conference/DMACH2011/openconf/

Submissions will be peer reviewed.

All papers accepted for publication will be published inthe conference proceedings, which will be available to delegates at the time of registration. In addition, papers will be published in a volume of CSAAR Transactions on the Built Environment (ISSN 1992-7320).

Best Paper Award (3 Awards)

The Best Paper Award is presented to the individual(s) judged by a separate awards committee to have written the best paper appearing in DMACH & CSAAR conference proceedings. The Award shall be 300 USD and a certificate. In case there is more than one author for the paper, the award shall be divided equally among all authors and each shall receive a certificate. Judging shall be on the bases of general quality, originality, subject matter, and timeliness.

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