Coimbra, Portugal, June 26 - 29, 2017
Deadline: Feb 1, 2017
CALL FOR PAPERS
3rd Annual International Conference of the Immersive Learning Research
Special Track 3: Digital Heritage and the Immersive City
The study of the city, as multifaceted and complex as it is, has gained
recently a new dimension. The digital has permeated the former and has
brought new possibilities and challenges to the scientific and academic
community. Virtual Reality (VR) and immersive environments have
dramatically changed the scope of historical research and its display.
Augmented/Mixed Reality (AR / MR) techniques can be used to provide an
in situ, contextualized and consequently richer experience. Cities that
are long gone or have suffered profound changes are now presented as
visual models open to interaction with different research experts and
wide audiences, often in real time. The way information is presented
and citizens are able to interact and explore these immersive
environments are crucial issues. Documental sources are being collected
and tested at a growing rate enabling the swift construction of working
hypothesis encompassing the different
aspects of cities through time and space. Historical data is no longer
restricted to the analogical sphere, it became also digital in nature
and it is able to reproduce and expand itself very quickly. This
reality has raised technological, methodological and epistemological
issues, which need to be addressed. In this context, the place of
cultural heritage in the contemporary city is also being reexamined.
Its value as a museum and tourism asset is also being questioned and
reevaluated urging the redefinition of concepts as theme parks and
interpretation centres. The memory of the past is being revisited as an
embodied experience in a contemporary social context. The past has
never been so present and so inextricably linked to the future.
This panel seeks papers that examine these topics from a technological
point of view and / or from a methodological and philosophical
standpoint. With regard to the latter, we are particularly interested
in the role of the digital in the widening of human conscience by
allowing the sensorial fruition of dimensions of the past that up until
now only belonged to the sphere of ideas.
We especially welcome papers that address (but are not necessarily
limited to) the following topics:
- The historic city as an immersive digital representation.
- VR, AR and MR in Cultural Heritage and Digital Heritage.
- Virtual exploration of historic spaces: techniques, methods and case
- Digital heritage and the concept of the theme park.
- Digital Heritage and Tourism: challenges and impact.
- Digital Heritage and City Museums.
- Education for Cultural Heritage and Digital Heritage.
- Digital Citizenship and the Knowledge City.
We invite scholars and experts in the fields of heritage studies,
digital humanities, history, history of art and information technology
to submit a paper on their work as a work-in-progress or/and research
- Full papers accepted for Springer publication must not exceed of 14
- Long papers accepted for publication at Online Proceedings must not
exceed of 10-12 pages.
- Short papers accepted for publication at Online Proceedings must not
exceed of 6 – 8 pages.
- Poster submissions must be accompanied with a description not
exceeding of 2 pages, which will be published in the Online Proceedings.
All papers (including papers selected for Springer publication, Online
Proceedings and poster submissions) must follow Springer’s style
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All submissions will be evaluated taking into account the following
criteria: appropriate content and relevance of the subject; clarity
and objectivity of the proposal. Each submission will be judged
according to a blind-review process by a Program Committee of experts.
For submitting a paper to this special track, please use the submission
system https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ilrn2017, log in
account or register, and select the track “Special Track 3: Digital
Heritage and the Immersive City” to add your submission.
Submission deadline: February 1st, 2017
Special Track Chairs:
Alexandra Gago da Câmara – Universidade Aberta, Lisbon; Centre for Art,
History and Artistic Research (CHAIA)/University of Évora, Portugal
Helena Murteira - Centre for Art History and Artistic Research
(CHAIA)/University of Évora, Portugal
Maria Leonor Botelho - CITCEM/Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the
University of Porto, Portugal
Programme Committee (to be expanded):
Jim (CS) Ang, School of Engineering and Digital Arts, University of
Elizabeth Carvalho, Universidade Aberta, Lisbon, Portugal
Luís Magalhães, University of Minho, Portugal
Mauro Figueiredo, University of Algarve, Portugal
António Fernando Coelho, University of Porto, Portugal
Contact: Prof. Alexandra Gago da Câmara (firstname.lastname@example.org)