Call for papers:VAST2012: The 12th International Symposium on Virtual Reality, Archaeology and Cultural Heritage

Use inspired technological advances in heritage

Digital technology has the potential to influence every aspect of the cultural heritage environment. Archaeologists and cultural heritage scientists as well as Information and Communication Technology (ICT) experts have in the past collaborated to find solutions to optimise all aspects of capturing, managing, analysing and delivering cultural information, but many unsolved problems remain. The goal of VAST 2012 will be to build on the open dialogue between these different areas of expertise, and in particular allow ICT experts to have a better understanding of the critical requirements that cultural heritage professionals have for managing and delivering cultural information and for the ICT systems that support these activities.

To achieve this VAST 2012 will explore the entire pipeline of ICT in cultural heritage from background research to exploitation. The conference not only focuses on the development of innovative solutions, but it will investigate the issues of the exploitation of computer science research by the cultural heritage community. The transition from research to practical reality can be fraught with difficulty. The digital environment provides new opportunities and new business processes for sustainability, but with these opportunities there are also challenges. VAST 2012 will provide an opportunity for the heritage and ICT communities to understand these challenges and shape the future of ICT and heritage research.

We are seeking contributions that advance the state of the art in the information technologies available to support cultural heritage.


Dates: 19-21/11/2012
Lloc: Brighton, UK

General Co-Chairs:

David Arnold
Franco Niccolucci

International Program Committee Chairs:

Andre Stork – Fraunhofer IDG
Jaime Kaminski – University of Brighton

Important deadlines:

Submission of all types of papers: 23 September 2012
Early registration: 31 October 2012