CFP: DigitalHeritage2013


DIGITALHERITAGE2013 International Congress

Over 13 Conferences, Symposia, Workshops and Exhibitions under one roof

28 October – 1 November 2013
Marseille, France

Join us in the 2013 European Capital of Culture, Marseille, this fall for the world’s largest gathering ever focused on Digital Heritage. A federated event of the leading scientific meetings in information technology for heritage, the Congress will for the first time bring: VSMM, Eurographics GCH, UNESCO’s Memory of the World, Arquaeologica2.0, Archeovirtual, Digital Art Week and special events from CAA, CIPA, Space2Place, ICOMOS IPCH, and multiple others together in one venue with a prestigious joint proceedings. A ground-breaking public display of cutting edge digital heritage projects will grace the conference venue at the new museum complex on the Marseille waterfront. Organized by CNRS-MAP, in collaboration with other local research organisms (Aix-Marseille University, Arts et Métiers ParisTech, CICRP, INRIA), the venue will be Marseille’s architecturally stunning new waterfront museums, MuCEM and La Villa Mediterranée.

The Congress covers heritage in all its forms, focusing around 5 heritage themes:

Built Heritage (sites to cities, towns and cultural landscapes, ie World Heritage)
Culture & Traditions (folklife to languages, song, dance, craft… ie Intangible Heritage),
Museums & Collections (movable objects and their museums, ie Movable Heritage)
Libraries & Archives (books to maps, manuscripts, …, ie Documentary Heritage)
Art & Creativity (digital / new media art to creative digital and online culture)

Whether you are a researcher or practitioner, a cultural or digital professional, student or teacher, policy maker or vendor, we invite you to participate. Attend, submit a paper or poster, propose a panel or workshop, prepare a video or exhibit, or bring your product booth.

The Congress’ International Scientific Committee is seeking:

Technical & Application Papers

Posters & Short Works
Panel, Workshop & Tutorial Proposals
Videos for a public screening

Functional Exhibits for a public exhibition of digital heritage works

Submissions are sought in the 6 Congress tracks spanning the challenges and opportunities brought by digital technology to heritage:

Digitization trackDigital Documentation & Input
Analysis trackDigital Content Management & Analysis
Visualization trackDigital Presentation & Output
Projects trackDigital Heritage Solutions & Best Practices
Policy trackDigital Heritage Policy & Societal Issues
Preservation trackDigital Preservation & Standards

Key Deadlines:

June 9 Abstract(mandatory for all papers); Panel/Workshop/Tutorial proposals due (notification Jun 1)
June 16 Full Papers, Short Papers due (notification July 28)
July 28 Exhibits proposals due (notification Sept 1)
August 4 Opening of Early Registration
Sept 15 Final Camera Ready due for accepted works

A rich array of Panels, Workshops and Special sessions are being organized by the many federating event chairs. Selected submissions will also be invited by the federated event chairs to participate in relevant special sessions.
Papers, panels and workshops can be submitted around one or more heritage themes and technical tracks. Submissions may be theoretical or applied but must be original, innovative and previously unpublished.

All paper submissions will be double-blind peer-reviewed by at least 3 referees from the Intl Scientific Committee. Every submission will have at least one technical and one cultural reviewer, to ensure a rich diversity of accepted works spanning both technology and the humanities. A two volume proceedings will be published in collaboration with IEEE and Eurographics. Selected papers will also have the option of being republished in a number of prestigious journals to be determined, including the ACM Journal on Computers in Cultural Heritage. Note that since this is a joint World Congress, you need to submit only once to be considered for the integrated joint proceedings of all affiliated events.

See the Congress website info.

the congress co-chairs:
Alonzo C. Addison, VSMM Society
Livio De Luca, French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS MAP)
Sofia Pescarin, Italian National Research Council (CNR ITABC)


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