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This page lists upcoming conference opportunities for scientific dissemination:

EVA'2018 Florence Conference, Training & Workshops

Main Topics

  • 2D – 3D Digital Image Acquisition
  • Leading Edge Applications: Galleries, Libraries, Archaeological Sites, Museums & Historical Tours
  • Mediterranean Initiatives in Technology for Cultural Heritage:
  • Synergy with European & International Programmes
  • Integrated Digital Archives for Cultural Heritage and Contemporary Art
  • Management of Museums by using ICT Technology: Documentation, Access, Guides & Other

Services

  • The Impact of New Mobile Communications on Cultural Heritage and Modern Arts Area
  • Cloud Networks
  • Semantic Webs
  • Ontology Systems
  • Human - Computer Interaction for Cultural Heritage Applications
  • Copyright Protection (Watermarking & Electronic Commerce)
  • Cybersecurity
  • Culture and e-government
  • Activities and Programmes for e-learning
  • Digital TV and films
  • 3D Developments and Applications in the Cultural Heritage Area
  • Virtual Galleries and Exhibitions
  • Digital Music
  • Digital Theatre
  • Cultural Tourism & Travel Applications
  • Impact of Culture in the Smart City
  • Art and Medicine


Date / Venue: Florence (Italy), 9 - 10 May 2018
Registration: Paper proposals (8 pages draft or 1 page summary), Workshops & Demonstrations to be sent to the Chairmen: Vito Cappellini vito.cappellini@unifi.it and Enrico Del Re enrico.delre@unifi.it

VHN'2018 VHN Ireland (http://www.vhnireland.org/news) aims to bring together people who work for the support, improvement and promotion of virtual heritage in Ireland and beyond across the academic, business, education, cultural heritage, policy, and tourism sectors. It welcomes people from a diverse range of backgrounds including archaeology, cultural studies, social sciences, arts, humanities, conservation, education, engineering, computer science, business, and industry. International researchers and professionals who work on Virtual Heritage outside Ireland are particularly invited.

Topics of interest include a wide spectrum of interests and disciplines:

  • 3D Data Capture and Representation
  • Visualisation and Interaction
  • Analysis and Interpretation
  • Theoretical issues, Ethics, Debates and Challenges
  • Policy and standards
  • Applications of Virtual Heritage
  • The Role of Social Media in Virtual Heritage
  • Virtual Heritage and Tourism Development


Date / Venue: Dublin (Ireland), 11-13th April 2018
Registration: Please submit this completed form to submit.vhnireland@gmail.com

ArtsIT’2017 6th EAI International Conference: ArtsIT, Interactivity & Game Creation. ArtsIT, Interactivity & Game Creation 2017 is meant to be a place where people in arts, with a keen interest in modern IT technologies, meet with people in IT, having strong ties to arts in their works. Since 2009 the event has become a leading scientific forum for dissemination of cutting-edge research results in the area of Arts, Design & Technology – now extended to include the open related topics Interactivity (Interaction Design, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality etc) and Game Creation (e.g. Serious Games, Gamification, Leisure Gaming, GamePlay, etc.).

Topics of interest include a wide spectrum of interests and disciplines:

  • Games and Interactivity
  • Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality
  • Gamification
  • Interactive Art (innovative interactive installations)
  • Augmented Performing Arts (performances and shows enhanced by ICT), Augmented Reality in Art and Design
  • Information visualization
  • Big Data
  • Applications and interfaces for Mobile Devices
  • Virtual worlds, Metaverse, Avatars and Presence
  • Multimedia  Image Processing, Digital Photography
  • Audio Art, Sound Design
  • New Media Technologies
  • Corporeal Art/Design Systems (sensors, wearable computing, motion tracking etc.) Generative/Aleatoric Systems
  • Media Archeology
  • Virtual Museums and Curatorial Practices
  • Theoretical Studies and research output that resides at the intersection of the fields of art, design and technology


Date / Venue: Heraklion, Greece, by 30–31st October 2017
Registration: http://artsit.org/2017/show/registration/

ART'17 12th International Conference on non-destructive investigations and microanalysis for the diagnostics and conservation of cultural and environmental heritage.

Non-destructive analysis has turned out to be a crucial method to achieve more successful and long-lasting preservation of works of art and environmental heritage. With the aim to promote education and competence in this field, the "art" logo was created over twenty-five years ago and it still represents, in national and international meetings, one of the most successful initiatives in this area. The desired synergy among experts will lead to continuous development of new scientific methods in the fields of preservation, reconstruction and diagnostics of cultural and environmental artworks.

The last edition of the "art Conference" was held in Madrid in June 2014 and promoted cooperation among different specialists coming from all over the world and it strengthened the relationship especially between Italian and Spanish Society for NDT.

The "art'17 Conference" will strive to achieve the above–mentioned goals by bringing together delegates, conservation scientists and curators, art historians, analytical scientists and architectural researchers.

These experts will meet in Turin, important business and cultural center located in northern Italy and first capital city of Italy. The technical and scientific programme will include both invited and short presentations and poster sessions that will highlight the application of NDT in a large number of important sectors..

Topics of interest include:

  • Environmental Control and Protection
  • Microanalysis and Conservation of Cultural Heritage
  • Non-destructive Testing in Cultural Heritage
  • Structural Control and Monitoring of Cultural Heritage
  • Mechanical Characterizations of Historical Building Material


Date / Venue: Politecnico di Torino (Turin, Italy), November 22nd/24th, 2017
Registration: http://www.aipnd.it/art2017/registrations.php/

ITN-DCH FINAL CONFERENCE ITN-DCH FINAL CONFERENCE was an international event for the professionals of multiple disciplines and scholars working in the Digital Cultural Heritage domain. The aim of the conference is to bring together experts, stakeholders and researchers from the cultural domain and, addressing the current challenges, start a dialogue that will lay the foundation for the creation of a multidisciplinary community of practice..

The“Initial Training Network for Digital Cultural Heritage: Projecting our Past to the Future” with acronym ITN-DCH, is the first and one of the largest Marie Curie fellowship projects in the area of the e-documentation / e-preservation and CH protection funded by the European Union under the FP7 PEOPLE research framework. The Project started on the 1st of October 2013 and its consortium comprising of 14 full partners and 10 associate members covering the entire spectrum of European CH actors, ranging from academia, research institutions, industry, museums, archives and libraries. The project aims to train 20 fellows (16 ESR’s and 4 ER’s – 500 person months) in the area of CH digital documentation, preservation and protection in order to create them a strong academic profile and market oriented skills which will significantly contribute to their career prospects.

Digital Cultural Heritage is a complex domain that requires new requires new skills, advanced techniques and constantly upgrading know-how; for the fulfillment of which a multilevel training and an interdisciplinary collaboration among experts is necessary in order for common methodologies and best practises for the profound understanding of our past to be established. It is important to create a forum of discussion where diverse leading academic scientists, researchers, practitioners and educators are brought together to exchange and share their experience, as well as confront each others on the challenges and advancements in each of their domain..

Topics of interest include:

  • Encouraging interdisciplinary and innovative analysis in the cultural domain
  • Promoting synergies and knowledge exchange between the participants
  • Developing multidisciplinary connections for future development
  • Disseminating the results of innovative research
  • Publishing results of applied work and innovative concepts to help shape our understanding of Cultural Heritage


Date/Venue: Hotel Sotelia, Olimje, Slovenia, 23-25 May 2017

IC-EPSMSO'17 The Learning Foundation in Mechatronics (LFME), Athens, Greece, organized the 7th International Conference on Experiments/Process/System Modelling/Simulation/ Optimization (7th IC-EPSMSO) held in Athens, Greece, from July 5th to July 8th, 2017. The Chairman of the 7th International Conference on Experiments/Process/System Modelling/Simulation/Optimization (IC-EPSMSO), Prof. Demos T. Tsahalis, also Director of LFME, invited all scientists and engineers from the academic, scientific, engineering and industrial sectors to participate in the Conference and to contribute both in the promotion and dissemination of the scientific knowledge. Please forward to colleagues of yours that you think might be interested in participating.


Date/Venue: Athens, Greece, 5-8th July 2017
WEB link: http://www.epsmso.gr

SPA 2016 EUROPEANA SPACE 3RD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE CULTURAL HERITAGE: REUSE, REMAKE, REIMAGINE

Hidden in museums, archives and libraries around Europe sit artifacts that tell a story and are waiting for their day in the sun. The Cultural Heritage institutions began to digitize these artifacts making them available online, so that users would discover them and find value in learning more about Europe’s cultural heritage. Digitization is progressing and more hidden treasures are becoming visible. However, in today’s digital society existing on the web is not enough. Audiences want to engage with culture, they want to create their own stories not just read the ones that exist, they want to integrate the information in their teaching, their creative projects, they want to play with the material, not only look at it. They want to reuse, they want to remake, they want to re-imagine.

The EuropeanaSpace project is a catalyzer for generating new ways of engaging with digital cultural heritage through creative reuse in education and learning as well as in the creative industries. Cultural Heritage: Reuse, Remake, Re-imagine, the third conference from the Europeana Space project, will showcase the myriad ways that cultural heritage can be used and enriched through new technologies, innovation and the ingenuity of the creative industries.


Date/Venue: Hamburger Banhof - Museum, fur Gegenwart - Berlin, 21-22th November 2016
WEB link: http://www.europeana-space.eu/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/spa_berlin_flyer_25-7.pdf

NEM Summit 2016 The NEM Initiative, the New European Media Technology Platform, organized the 9th edition of its main annual conference (NEM Summit) in Porto (Portugal) on 23-25 November 2016. Building on successful previous Summits, the conference will address many of today’s hot topics related to the Future of Digital Media Experiences. These included research and business challenges, societal and user needs including accessibility, implementation requirements for smart content and media convergence, and the regulatory and standardization environment.


Date/Venue: 23-25 November 2016, Porto, Portugal
WEB link: http://nem-initiative.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/NEM-Summit2016-Call-for-Papers.pdf

Inside 3D Printing Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo is the leading B2B trade show for the 3D printing industry. As an attendee, you’ll explore the business applications of 3D printing through our conference sessions, hear keynote presentations from industry influencers, add valuable contacts to your network, and watch the latest 3D printers and services in action. Discover how the 3D printing boom will affect your brand or business and join us at our upcoming events.
  • 3DPrinting@Home, Berlin, September 4-7, 2016
  • 3DPrinting@home, Tokyo, October 4-7, 2016
  • Shanghai, 30 November - 2 December 2016
  • San Diego, December 14-15, 2016
  • Singapore, February 14-15, 2017
  • New York, Spring 2017


WEB link: http://inside3dprinting.com/

EuroMed 2016 The 6th EuroMed'2016 brought 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 was 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 was 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.


Date/Venue: 31 October - 5 November 2016, Limassol (Cyprus)
WEB link: http://www.euromed2016.eu

STREMAH'2017 15th International Conference on Studies, Repairs and Maintenance of Heritage Architecture.

The list of the topics to be presented at STREMAH'2017 includes, but is not limited to: Heritage architecture and historical aspects, Learning from the past, Surveying and monitoring, Maintenance issues, Rehabilitation of metallic structures, Earth construction, Modern (19th/20th century) heritage, Ports and coastal heritage, Heritage masonry structures, Wooden structures, Simulation and modelling, Material characterization, New technologies and materials, Corrosion and material decay, Seismic vulnerability and retrofit, Management and assessment of heritage buildings, Re-use of heritage buildings, Heritage and tourism, Conservation policies, Guidelines, codes and regulations for heritage, Heritage management, Defence heritage, Industrial heritage, Transportation heritage, Social, cultural and economic aspects, Adaptability and accessibility, Monitoring and damage detection, Vernacular architecture.
Date/Venue: 9-11 May 2017, Alicante (Spain)
WEB link: http://www.wessex.ac.uk/conferences/2017/stremah-2017

DCH'2017 The Digital Cultural Heritage conference is open for contributions that cover technical challenges as well as strategic guidance. Key messages relating to the impact of new technologies and processes on cultural heritage are especially welcome. Aims of the conference were:
  • raise awareness in Society, Science, and Technology fields about importance of the cultural dimensions and the growing potential of Digital Cultural Heritage
  • promote innovative content analysis from cross-organizational interoperability of digital humanities databases and XML methods, techniques, and approaches
  • indicate on the central role of spatial concepts enabling synergy for knowledge generation from massive granular digital cultural heritage content
  • create innovative cross-disciplines / cross sectors partnerships facilitate intercultural and interdisciplinary dialogue
  • elaborate roles and interest of information society

Strategic Keywords Heritage Informatics, Culture Big Data, Cultural Diversity, Knowledge Fusion and Emergence, Dynamics of the Cultural Sector, Cultural Sciences, History, Language, Literature. Libraries, Museums, Collections, Archives, Archaeology, Cybercartography, Creative Industries, Cultural Heritage Risk, Threat and Monitoring, DCH Coalitions, Alliances and Experts Networks.


Date/Venue: 30 August - 1 September 2017, Berlin, Germany
WEB link: http://dch2017.net/scope.shtml

CHNT'2016 The theme of CHNT 21 2016 was Urban Archaeology and Data: Re-use and Re-purposing of Archaeological and Historical Material and Data. Ever increasing understanding of our primary sources and technological progress have led to higher and higher standards of recording and analysis in archaeological and historical research.


Date/Venue: 16-18 November 2016, Vienna, Austria
WEB link: http://www.chnt.at

SPAR3D SPAR 3D Expo & Conference is the Premier Global Marketplace for 3D Technologies. It is the only vendor-neutral conference and exhibition focused on end-to-end 3D business and technology considerations for process and power, oil and gas, AEC (architecture, engineering, construction), surveying and mapping, transportation and civil infrastructure, law enforcement, digital historic preservation, industrial facilities, and more!


Date/Venue: 2-5 April 2017, Houston, USA
WEB link: http://www.spar3d.com/event/

3DV2016 The 4th International conference on 3D Vision was held in Stanford at the Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center on October 25th-28th 2016. Since 2013, under the name 3DV (3D Vision), the event has provided a premier platform for disseminating research results covering a broad variety of topics in the area of 3D research in computer vision and graphics, from novel optical sensors, signal processing, geometric modelling, representation and transmission, to visualization and interaction, and a variety of applications.


Date/Venue: October 25-28th, 2016
WEB link: http://3dv.stanford.edu

RAPID+TCT Entering its 26th year, SME’s RAPID event plays a vital role in defining additive manufacturing. As the leader and authority figure in 3D technologies, RAPID attracts buyers, sellers, and end-users of design, prototyping, tooling, and direct digital technologies to the preeminent event for discovery, innovation, and networking.

The RAPID conference is known worldwide as the unrivalled authority on 3D knowledge and expertise. The world’s foremost additive manufacturing experts speak on ground-breaking processes, applications, materials, and research in additive manufacturing.

The RAPID show floor is a visual, creativity-inspiring, hands-on learning playground. The exposition includes OEMs, service bureaus, and related technology consultants and partners.
Date/Venue: 8-11 May 2017, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Exhibits May 9-11
WEB link: http://www.rapid3devent.com/

IRUG12 The ORMYLIA FOUNDATION Art Diagnosis hosts the Twelfth Infrared and Raman Users Group (IRUG) Conference. The conference will include oral presentations and posters that address all aspects of the application of IR and Raman spectroscopies to the study of cultural artifacts and their preservation. Attendees are encouraged to submit papers related to the special topic of the Conference on “Advancements in Infrared and Raman Spectroscopies Applied in Archaeological Science”.


Date/Venue: 23-25th May 2016, Ormylia Chalkidiki, Greece
WEB link: http://www.irug12-ormylia.gr

CHNT 20 Conference on Cultural Heritage and New Technologies.

Urban Archaeology and Public Relations
Date/Venue: 2-4th NOVEMBER 2015, Vienna, Austria
WEB link: http://www.chnt.at

Symposium on Archaeometry The 41st International Symposium on Archaeometry (ISA), May 15 - 20, 2016 is a most welcome forum to present the latest data and updates of the archaeometry research and archaeological science, covering the full spectrum of topics, materials, techniques, time span and global applications. The 41st ISA will host two special sessions:
  • Environmental Remote Monitoring for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage
  • The Beginning of the Bronze Age in Eastern Mediterranean.


Date/Venue: 15–20th May 2016, Kalamata, Greece
WEB link: http://isa2016.uop.gr

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