We strongly encourage interdisciplinary papers and would like to keep a wide scope.
However, due to the potentially very large scope and in order to align the workshop with ACCV
audience we will require that all papers:
1. Be related (either as primary or secondary focus) to one of ACCV topics as listed in
ACCV call for papers
2. Papers actually involving e-Heritage (versus "can be applied to e-Heritage") will be given highest priority.
Digitally archived world heritage sites are broadening their value for preservation and access. The UNESCO (United Nations Educational
Scientific and Cultural Organization) has just opened a web site gWorld Digital
Library,h where people can access to the cultural materials from libraries and
archives around the world. Listed sites to UNESCO are now 890, of which, 689
are cultural sites, 176 are natural and 25 have mixed properties.
The preservation and
digital access projects are necessary not only to open the heritage sites to
public, but also to preserve the sites of goutstanding
cultural or natural importance to the common heritage of humanity.h
Unfortunately, many valuable objects that form part of our cultural heritage assets have
been decayed by time, weathering and natural disasters such as Indonesiafs
recent earthquake. Other objects have been destroyed through man-made disasters
such as the Talibanfs destruction of the great Buddhas of Bamyan
in Afghanistan, or the recent destruction by fire of a 600 years old South Gate
in Seoul. Capturing digital
representations provides a mechanism for preservation, as well as access, and
even scholarly study.
World cultural heritage however, is not limited to sites. It includes Music, Languages,
Dances, and Customs that are fast becoming extinct as the world moves toward a
global village. It includes art master
pieces that face the danger of time, theft, and destruction by fire and war.
Even if we had not faced the challenge of preservation, we would still face a
problem of accessibility. Most of these
sites are out of reach to most people. A significant amount of archeological
and art objects are carefully kept in museums cellars and are not displayed.
Digital acquisition and display of cultural heritage, art, historical and
archeological objects can assist preserving their original look, in case
something happens to them. This can assist restoration efforts, and can
significantly enhance the ability of people all over the work to view and enjoy them.