VAST 2007 Workshop: Virtual Museums - Cultural Heritage, Education,

Workshop supported by INTUITION and EPOCH Networks of Excellence.

Workshop description:

Virtual Reality, Mixed Reality and Games Technologies have reached
the level of maturity and quality that makes possible their use in
a diversity of real life applications. Cultural heritage, education,
and entertainment are notable examples of application domains that
can largely benefit from the use of these technologies, especially
when the synergy between these domains is properly exploited. Virtual
museums offer convenient access to cultural heritage resources - both
existing and reconstructed - at the same time enabling creation of
highly educational and entertaining interactive experiences.

The workshop will focus on tools, techniques and case studies related
to presentation of cultural heritage and fine art with the use of
VR, MR and Game technologies. The addressed topics can range from
scanning and modelling techniques for cultural and educational objects,
through content management and scenario creation to interactive
of the virtual exhibitions either in local installations or remotely over
the Internet.

General Chairs:

Mirabelle D’Cruz, University of Nottingham, UK
Krzysztof Walczak, Poznan University of Economics, PL

Program Chairs:

Sue Cobb, University of Nottingham, UK
Martin White, University of Sussex, UK
Wojciech Wiza, Poznan University of Economics, PL

Program Committee:

Maria Economou, University of the Aegean, GR
Arjan Egges, Center of Advanced Gaming and Simulation, NL
Vitomir Jevremovic, Center for Digital Archaeology, RS
Katerina Mania, University of Sussex, UK
Daniel Pletinckx, Visual Dimension bvba, BE
Maria Roussou, Makebelieve, GR
Robert Sitnik, Warsaw University of Technology, PL
(approval pending for additional members)

Submission Guidelines:

All contributions must be original, unpublished work. Papers should
not exceed 8 pages (4 pages minimum). Contributions must be written
and presented in English. Authors should follow paper preparation
available at the VAST website ( Accepted papers will be
published in the VAST 2007 proceedings (project/short papers volume).

Papers should be submitted electronically to: [email protected]

Important Dates:

Paper submission: October 22nd
Notification of acceptance: October 26th
Event: November 29th

Akihiko Shirai, Ph.D
Invited Researcher
Presence & Innovation Laboratory ENSAM France
Ingenierium 4, rue de l’Ermitage 53000 Laval.
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