img. Panagia Asinou Church in Cyprus.
The newly established UNESCO CHAIR on Digital Heritage is announcing the International Conference EuroMed 2018 dedicated on Digital Cultural Heritage Documentation, Preservation and Protection. This conference is a milestone event in the EU Year 2018, which is dedicated to Cultural Heritage. It’s in cooperation with the European Parliament, the European Commission and the EU digital library Europeana and in collaboration with the prestigious publisher Springer-Nature to celebrate the 1.000.000 downloads of our publications. The conference brings together researchers, policy makers, professionals, fellows and practitioners to explore some of the more pressing issues concerning Cultural Heritage today. In particular, the main goal of the conference is to focus on interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary research on tangible and intangible Cultural Heritage, using cutting edge technologies for the protection, restoration, preservation, massive digitalization, documentation and presentation of the Cultural Heritage contents. At the same time, the event is intended to cover topics of research ready for exploitation, demonstrating the acceptability of new sustainable approaches and new technologies by the user community, owners, managers and conservators of our cultural patrimony.
In cooperation with: the EU Projects: DARIAH-EU Research Infrastructure on e-Humanities and Art, ViMM: Virtual Museums, INCEPTION, the COST Action Innovation in Intelligent Management of Heritage Buildings, the EU Photoconsortium, the CARARE Consortium and the Michael-Plus Association and others more…
CALL FOR PAPERS – submission deadline: 31st of May, 2018 (24:00 London-UK time)
Topics and themes:
Researchers and practitioners willing to participate to the EUROMED 2018 conference are invited to submit papers on original works addressing the following subjects and research themes:
i) DIGITAL HERITAGE DOCUMENTATION and PRESERVATION
ii) PROTECTION, RESTORATION AND PRESERVATION OF TANGIBLE AND INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE.
Panel Discussion on Looting and Destruction of CH with prominent professionals from UNESCO, ICOM, ICOMOS, Interpol, etc
Workshops – Open to all participants:
1. The EU Workshop on on how digital technologies can contribute to the preservation and restoration of Europe’s most important and endangered cultural heritage sites:
– Which technologies need to be developed to allow the creation a digital replica which must be of such definition and detail enabling their use for research and future preservation and reconstruction of damaged artefacts or sites?
– Which standards needs to be agreed upon so that the digitised material will be accessible (long term) to all through a single access point, also providing access to complementary material (images, books, descriptions, drawings) illustrating the cultural and historic significance of the sites.
2. The 4th International Workshop on 3D Research Challenges in Cultural Heritageto be organized by the EU H2020 INCEPTION project and the Europeana’s Task Force Group on Advanced documentation of 3D Digital Assets.
The EUROMED event is organized by PHOTOCONSORTIUM member Dr. Marinos Ioannides
Cyprus University of Technology / Department of Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering and Informatics
Director of UNESCO Chair on Digital Heritage
Digital Heritage Research Laboratory: http://www.digitalheritagelab.eu/