Cultural Heritage

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Track Chair: Gary Lock, University of Oxford

Heritage has never been higher on the world's agenda. Heritage resource managers around the world are using Information and Communication Technologies to enhance access to their collections, partly in response to global initiatives like those of UNESCO and also through individual governmental initiatives. Exciting new technologies and methodologies are being used to manage, present, exchange and study information from our past. From the managing of national collections databases to the public understanding of the past through VR modelling, ICT is becoming fundamental to the cultural heritage.

Heritage is here regarded in the widest possible sense, and includes all forms of collections management, museums and artefacts, archaeological sites and standing buildings, academic research, field-based archaeology and landscapes, and archival material.

The objectives of the track are to disseminate findings, to exchange experiences on the development of new research theories, methodologies and applications. In particular, we welcome contributions examining new methods of heritage data exchange and interoperability, and the use of Open Standards in Heritage management.

Suggested topics:
 -  Selling Heritage: Innovations in e-commerce
 -  Web Services and Heritage Data Exchange
 -  VR and Virtual Reconstructions
 -  New Approaches to Heritage Management
 -  State-of-the-Art
 -  Artefact Analysis and Imaging Solutions
 -  ICT in Display and Presentation
 -  Spatial Studies, Web Map Services and GIS
 -  ICT and Public Access
 -  Applied Mobile Technologies