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EUROMED 2016: Cyprus, 31 October - 5 November

6th International European-Mediterranean Conference on Cultural Heritage Documentation, Preservation and Protection.

Papers by 30 July.

The International Conference on Cultural Heritage (CH) brings together researchers, policy makers, professionals 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, the use of cutting edge technologies for the protection, restoration, preservation, massive digitalization, documentation and presentation of the CH content. 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, SME’s, owners, managers and conservators of cultural patrimony.

Those researchers who wish to participate in this event are invited to submit papers on original work addressing the following subjects or related themes in the following two categories:

1. Protection, Restoration, and Preservation of Tangible and Intangible CH:

  1. Damage assessment, diagnosis and monitoring for the preventive conservation and maintenance of CH;
  2. Assessment of new conservation treatments (effectiveness, compatibility, reversibility)
  3. Development and application of methodologies, technologies, models and tools for damage assessment, monitoring and adaptation to climate change impacts (including extreme events)
  4. Groundbreaking applications in the field of monitoring and protecting the tangible CH (for example: earth satellite observation monitoring systems, GIS, etc).
  5. Information Management systems in CH.
  6. Innovative topics related to the current and future implementation, use, development and exploitation of the EU CH Identity Card
  7. Framework conditions to enhance and market most promising prototypes used in tangible and intangible CH
  8. Protecting cultural heritage assets from risks and damages resulting from earthquakes, fires, storms, looting and "extreme events"
  9. Non-destructive diagnosis technologies for the safe conservation and traceability of cultural assets
  10. Compatible solutions for improving the resource and energy efficiency of historic buildings in urban and rural areas
  11. Innovative solutions for archaeology, as well as cultural landscapes, taking into account the promotion of (and protection from) cultural tourism and quality of life
  12. Benchmarking for furthering guidelines and best practices on methodologies, and standards for CH protection, restoration, preservation and documentation, in relation with CEN (TC 346), Europeana and implementation of EU directives affecting CH and its end-users
  13. Research needs to further improve conservation & restoration practices and strengthen the involvement of end-users: owners & managers, conservators, restorers, SMEs, industry etc.
  14. Protection of submerged CH: maritime, coastal, marshes and lakes including archaeological assets
  15. Contribution to the JPI Initiative on CH for furthering the coordination of all European public efforts together with Member States and wide range of stakeholders
  16. Contribution to the ECTP and Focus Area on CH especially for the efforts from private sector especially SMEs and industry
  17. Innovative solutions for the consolidation, dissemination, demonstration and exploitation of results, training and education related to the tangible and intangible CH (including open access to scientific results in cultural heritage as well as their preservation)
  18. e-Infrastructure networks and applications in the field of CH
  19. Contribution to the efficient estimation of costs of the maintenance, conservation, restoration, preservation, digitalization and documentation of the tangible and intangible heritage.

2. Digital CH:

  1. Digital Data Acquisition Technologies in CH
  2. 2D and 3D Data Capture Methodologies and Data Processing in CH
  3. On-site and remotely sensed data collection
  4. 2D and 3D GIS in CH
  5. Remote Sensing for Archaeology and CH Management & Monitoring
  6. CAD and FEM based Digital Reconstructions and 3D Modelling
  7. Reproduction Techniques and Rapid Prototyping in CH
  8. Visualisation Techniques (desktop, Virtual and Augmented Reality)
  9. Virtual Reality in Archaeology and Historical Research
  10. Multimedia, Multilingua, Data Management and Archiving
  11. Construction and indexing of large scale Multimedia/Multilingual
  12. Encyclopedias in CH
  13. Computer Animation for CH Applications and Virtual Heritage
  14. Game Technologies in CH
  15. Non-Photorealistic Rendering of CH Data
  16. Virtual Museum Applications (e-Museums and e-Exhibitions)
  17. Digital/Virtual Documentation of Archaeological Excavations
  18. Novel Internet-based CH Applications
  19. Portals and Digital Libraries of CH
  20. Usability, Effectiveness and Interface Design for CH Applications
  21. Innovative Graphics Applications and Techniques
  22. Interactive Environments and Applications
  23. e-Libraries and e-Archives in CH
  24. National Digital Libraries and Aggregators as cross-domain systems
  25. Long term availability of content and its long term accessibility
  26. Effective IC-Technologies for the creation, management and reuse of content and knowledge
  27. Storytelling and authoring tools
  28. e-Learning in CH
  29. e-Infrastructures on digital libraries applications
  30. Tools for Education, Documentation and Training in CH
  31. Archaeological Analysis and Interpretive Design
  32. Standards, Metadata, Ontologies and Semantic Processing in CH
  33. Authentication, Accreditation and Digital Rights Management
  34. Legal issues: Water-Marking, Orphan Works, Copyrights and IPR
  35. Professional and Ethical Guidelines
  36. The Economics of Cultural Informatics and Tourism
  37. Natural and Man initiated deconstruction of CH and prevention techniques.
  38. ICT assistance in monitoring and restoration

Submissions for the joint event are completely electronic, and both the paper and all supplementary material must be submitted through the online submission website. The EuroMed2016 Proceeding will be published by Springer Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series (www.springer.com/lncs). 

Important Dates

Paper submission for full papers 30th of July, 2016 (24:00 London-UK time)
Paper submission for project and short paper 30th of July, 2016 (24:00 London-UK time)
Proposals for showcases 30th of July, 2016 (24:00 London-UK time)
Notification of Refereeing results 13th of August, 2016
Camera ready FULL papers to printer 8th of September 2016
Camera ready SHORT papers to printer 8th of September 2016
Camera ready PROJECT papers to printer 8th of September 2016
Workshops paper submission 30th of Sept. 2016 (24:00 London-UK time)
Early registration 30th of Sept. 2016
Registration for Exhibitors 30th of Sept. 2016
Event October 31st - November 5th, 2016


Further information, including registration details, and access to online submission system, available at http://euromed2016.eu/

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