Conference on Digital Cultural Heritage

EuroMed 2022 – 9th International Euro-Mediterranean Conference

Date: 31 October – 4 November 2022
Venue: t.b.a
Registration: t.b.a
Deadlines: submission of projects and short papers: 31 July 2022

The ninth issue of the International Euro-Mediterranean Conference EuroMed invites all Cultural Heritage enthusiasts to come to Cyprus and join the international discussion on a variety of topics, such as:

  • interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary research on tangible and intangible Cultural Heritage
  • use of cutting edge technologies for the protection, preservation, conservation, mass digitalisation and visualization/presentation of Cultural Heritage content (archaeological sites, artefacts, monuments, libraries, archives, museums, etc.)

The ultimate aim of the conference will be to bring together as many stakeholders as possible from different backgrounds in order to achieve a high level of mutual understanding of the needs, the requirements and the technical means of meeting them. 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.

Workshops

Within the frame of the conference, participants will have the chance to take part in specific workshops, looking closer at different Cultural Heritage relevant issues.

Workshop “Citizen Science and Engagement in Cultural Heritage”

In the framework of the Citizen Heritage Erasmus+ project, our partner PHOTOCONSORTIUM organizes this workshop to discuss about citizen science in (digital) cultural heritage and education, also including a special co-creation activity aiming at engaging local citizens and communities with their tangible and intangible heritage.

The event also builds upon the work and research carried out by successful past projects such as WeAreEuropeForCulture in Nicosia, PAGODE – Europeana China and WEAVE.

Workshop “Innovative Cultural Tourism in European Peripheries”

The event is organized by the H2020 project INCULTUM, to discuss about the role of community engagement and citizen participation in enhancing and promoting sustainable tourism in peripheral areas that are not often part of the mass tourism itineraries. INCULTUM research, experiments and findings are oriented to foster positive impacts of cultural tourism, and to demonstrate the high potential of the marginal and peripheral places, cultural heritage and resources when managed by local communities and stakeholders.

This workshop is addressed at cultural managers, cultural heritage institutions, local communities with a stake on tourism potential of their areas, policy makers and researchers on sustainable tourism and local promotion.

Workshop “Scaffolding Creativity: Framework, toolchain, and case studies on how to Create Virtual Exhibitions”

The workshop is organized by the similarly titled ERASMUS+ project and will provide an opportunity for stakeholders and all those interested to learn about the recent developments in virtual exhibitions to share, exchange and discuss their expertise as well as practices in this field. This will enable them to gain insights in relation to this expanding field from a variety of perspectives. The event will focus on identifying technologies of digitization, documentation, digital preservation, dissemination, and presentation bringing together researchers and practitioners that will present best practices, success stories and use cases from various leveraging issues on virtual museums, digital collections, technologies, and open-source tools. Emphasis will also be given to identifying ways forward, especially in relation to synthesizing existing approaches, as well as improving or adapting them for specific needs or contexts, through the exchange of suggestions offered by participating stakeholders.

Call for participation

There is still time to make an active contribution to this vibrant conference and submit a paper, which shall be an original and unpublished work written in English and upon acceptance will be published in Springer Verlag’s “Lecture Notes in Computer Science” (LNCS) series. You are invited to submit two types of contributions: the PROJECT Papers (research/on-going innovation projects) and SHORT Papers (posters).

Deadline for submission: 31 July 2022

More information on format etc. of the submissions can be found on the conference website.