DIGITAL HERITAGE 2013 International Congress, 27 October – 1 November 2013, Marseille, France | Call for paper

Join us in the 2013 European Capital of Culture, Marseille, this fall for the world's largest gathering ever focused on Digital Heritage. A federated event of the leading scientific meetings in information technology for heritage, the Congress will for the first time bring: VSMM, Eurographics GCH, UNESCO's Memory of the World, Arquaeologica2.0, Archeovirtual, Digital Art Week and special events from CAA, CIPA, Space2Place, ICOMOS ICIP, and multiple others together in one venue with a prestigious joint proceedings. A ground-breaking public display of cutting edge digital heritage projects will grace the conference venue at the new museum complex on the Marseille waterfront. Organized by CNRS (French National Center for Scientific Research) on behalf of the MAP Laboratory, in collaboration with other local research organisms (Aix-Marseille University, Arts et Métiers ParisTech, CICRP, School of Architecture and INRIA), the venue will be Marseille's architecturally stunning new waterfront museums, MuCEM and La Villa Mediterranée.

The Congress covers heritage in all its forms, focusing around 5 heritage themes:

  • Built Heritage (sites to cities, towns and cultural landscapes, ie World Heritage)
  • Culture & Traditions (folklife to languages, song, dance, craft... ie Intangible Heritage)
  • Museums & Collections (movable objects and their museums, ie Movable Heritage)
  • Libraries & Archives (books to maps, manuscripts, ..., ie Documentary Heritage)
  • Art & Creativity (digital / new media art to creative digital and online culture)

Whether you are a researcher or practitioner, a cultural or digital professional, student or teacher, policy maker or vendor, we invite you to participate.  Attend, submit a paper or poster, propose a panel or workshop, prepare a video or exhibit, or bring your product booth.

The Congress' International Scientific Committee is seeking:

Technical & Application Papers
Posters & Short Works
Panel, Workshop
 & Tutorial Proposals
 for a public screening
Functional Exhibits
 for a public exhibition of digital heritage works

Submissions are sought in the 6 Congress tracks spanning the challenges and opportunities brought by digital technology to heritage:

  • Digitization track - Digital Documentation & Input
  • Analysis track - Digital Content Management & Analysis
  • Visualization track - Digital Presentation & Output
  • Projects track - Digital Heritage Solutions & Best Practices
  • Policy track - Digital Heritage Policy & Societal Issues
  • Preservation track - Digital Preservation & Standards

Key Deadlines:

June 9            Abstracts (mandatory for all papers);

Panel/Workshop/Tutorial proposals

June 16       Full Papers, Short Papers (notification July 28)
July 28
        Exhibits proposals due (notification Sept 1)
August 4
     Opening of Early Registration
Sept 15
        Final Camera Ready

A rich array of Panels, Workshops and Special sessions are being organized by the many federating event chairs.  Selected submissions will also be invited by the federated event chairs to participate in relevant special sessions.

Papers, panels and workshops can be submitted around one or more heritage themes and technical tracks. Submissions may be theoretical or applied but must be original, innovative and previously unpublished.

All paper submissions will be double-blind peer-reviewed by at least 3 referees from the Intl Scientific Committee.  Every submission will have at least one technical and one cultural reviewer, to ensure a rich diversity of accepted works spanning both technology and the humanities.  A two volume proceedings will be published in collaboration with IEEE and Eurographics. Selected papers will also have the option of being republished in a number of prestigious journals to be determined, including the ACM Journal on Computers and Cultural Heritage. Note that since this is a joint World Congress, you need to submit only once to be considered for the integrated joint proceedings of all affiliated events.

See the Congress website for full details on submission types and requirements and deadlines.  For further information

Federated Event Chairs

ArchaeoVirtual2013: Sofia Pescarin, CNR - Italian National Research Council (Italy)
Arqueologica2.0: Victor Lopez Manchero, SEAV (Spanish Society of Virtual Arch.)
CAA2013 Fall Workshop, Jeffrey Clark, North Dakota State University (USA)
CIPA Workshop: Mario Santana, Carleton Univ. (Canada)
Digital Art Week: Art Clay, ETH-Zurich (Switzerland)
GCH2013: Dieter Fellner, Franuhofer Inst. (Germany)
ICOMOS ICIP: Claudia Liuzza, Stanford Univ. (USA)
Space2Place: Maurizio Forte, Duke Univ (USA) & 
Stefano Campana, Univ. of Siena (Italy)
VSMM2013: Lon Addison & Livio De Luca, VSMM Society

Congress Co-Chairs

Alonzo C. Addison, VSMM Society
Livio De Luca, French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS-MAP)
Sofia Pescarin, Italian National Research Council (CNR ITABC)

Program Committee

Program & Papers Chair: Gabriele Guidi, Polytechnic of Milan (Italy)
Scientific Chairs: 

Roberto Scopigno, CNR - Italian Nat'l Research Council
Hyun-Seung Yang
, KAIST - Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology

Scientific Commissioners:

  • Digitization track: J. Angelo Beraldin, Canadian Nat'l Research Council (Canada)
  • Analysis track: Robert Sablatnig, Technical University of Vienna (Austria)
  • Visualization track: Holly Rushmeier, Yale University (USA)
  • Policy track: Hal Thwaites, Universiti Malaya (Malaysia)
  • Preservation track: Julian Richards, Archaeology Data Service (UK)
  • Projects track: Maurizio Forte, Duke University (USA)
  • Built Heritage theme: Lisa Fischer, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation (USA)
  • Museums & Collections theme: Sarah Kenderdine, City Univ. of Hong Kong (China)
  • Documentary Heritage theme: Joie Springer, UNESCO

Panels Chair: Costis Dallas, University of Toronto (Canada)
Workshops Chair: Denis Pitzalis, UNESCO
CFP & Posters Chair: Holger Graf, Fraunhofer IGD (Germany)
Reviews Chair: Sorin Hermon, Cyprus Institute (Cyprus)
Exhibition Chair: Art Clay, ETH Zurich (Switzerland)

Organizing Committee

Local Chair: Livio De Luca, CNRS, Marseille
Local Board:

  • Pierre Alliez, INRIA Sophia Antipolis - Mediterranée,
  • Denis Chevallier, MuCEM, Marseille
  • Marc Daniel, Aix-Marseille University, Marseille
  • Philippe Jockey, Aix-Marseille University, Aix-en-Provence
  • Jean-Marc Vallet, CICRP, Marseille
  • Philippe Véron, Arts et Métiers ParisTech, Aix-en-Provence

EU Meetings Chair: Erik Champion, Aarhus University (Denmark)