The Initial Training Network on digital cultural heritage project is coming to an end and it is organising a unique conference in the domain of digital cultural heritage.

The event will present the final results of the project and to bring together experts, stakeholders, policymakers and leaders from the domain. It will address current challenges in the field and starting a dialogue that will lay the foundation for the creation of a multidisciplinary community in this particular field.

To find out more details, visit the project webpage and have a look on the call for extended abstracts

The conference will take place in the beautiful region of Olimje, Slovenia.

Important dates

  • Notification of acceptance: 30 March 2017
  • Registration deadline: 1 May 2017
  • Conference: 23-25 May 2017
  • Extended abstract submission deadline: 24 March 2017
  • Camera Ready Paper submission deadline: 1 August 2017

Aim and topics

ITN-DCH Final Conference seeks original and innovative contributions in theoretical and practical applications of digital cultural heritage focusing on three main thematic topics:

  1. data acquisition and modelling
  2. semantic enrichment and ontologies
  3. creative re-use

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • 3D scanning & digitisation (laser, structured light, motion capture, etc.)
  • image matching and 3D reconstruction
  • low-cost 3D reconstruction - Building Information Modeling (BIM / HBIM)
  • 4D modelling - multi-source data/multi-sensors approaches - linked data and applications
  • authenticity and provenance -metadata aggregation
  • digital preservation for DCH - Quality metrics
  • data representation - ontology engineering - Principles, guidelines, and best practices

Application profile 

  • interoperability and mapping across domains
  • digital curation workflows and application
  • audio/video digital libraries - annotations and annotation management
  • data visualisation - interactive visualisation
  • storytelling and serious games
  • mixed/augmented reality


Two main workshops are going to be organised:

  • data acquisition of cultural heritage
  • re-use of tangible/intangible heritage digital resources: scientific and cultural challenges


Authors of all the accepted abstracts will be invited to submit a full paper by 1 August 2017, which will be published by Springer-Nature in the LNCS proceedings.

Local committee

  • Roko Zarnic, president of SAEE, Slovenia
  • Meta Krzan, Secretary General of SAEE, Slovenia

Organising committee (ITN-DCH fellows)

  • Margarita Papaefthymiou, FORTH, Greece
  • Vasiliki Nikolakopoulou, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
  • Matevz Domajnko, Fraunhofer IGD, Germany
  • Eirini Papageorgiou, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
  • George Leventis, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
  • Nicola Carboni, Centre Nationale de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), France

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