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Digital Cultural Heritage Workshop May 2012

CYI 1613 P1050555 CYI 1632 CYI 1687

The Cyprus Institute in collaboration with the Cyprus Antiquities Department and the City of Scientific Research and Technological Applications in Egypt, the Fraunhofer‐Institut für Graphische Datenverarbeitung in Germany and the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche in Italy organised an international Workshop on Digital and Cultural heritage: 3D documentation, imaging technologies and knowledge repositories.

The 3-day international workshop took place on 9 – 11 May 2012, at the premises of The Cyprus Institute and focused on advanced technologies applied to Cultural Heritage research. It examined tools and methods for digital data acquisition (photogrammetry, laser scanning and polynomial texture mapping), the use of open-source software for data post-processing, metadata standards and semantic repositories, and knowledge management. Theoretical aspects were complemented with field-work activities at archaeological sites.

Some 40 participants attended the workshop from various countries including; Egypt, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Romania, Spain and Cyprus.

The workshop was part of the training activities of the EU FP7 funded projects LinkSCEEM-2 ( and V-Must ( LinkSCEEM-2 (Linking Scientific Computing in Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean) aims to establish a high performance computing eco-system in the Eastern Mediterranean region, by interlinking and coordinating regional compute, storage and visualization resources to form an integrated e-infrastructure.

V-MusT (Virtual Museum Transnational Network) is a Network of Excellence, aiming to provide the heritage sector with the tools, expertise, knowledge and support for the development of virtual museums. A key activity of V-MusT is the creation of the Cyprus Virtual Museum, in collaboration with the Department of Antiquities. 


Supporting Scientific Institutions:

The Cyprus Institute – STARC, Cyprus

The Cyprus Institute – CasTORc, Cyprus

Virtual and Augmented Reality Center

Fraunhofer-Institut fur Graphische Datenverarbeitung IGD, Germany

Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche – ITABC, Italy

University of Southern California, Usa

Informatics Research Institute - Mubarak City for Scientific Research, Egypt

University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign, USA

Supporting Projects

Linksceem 2



Detailed Information for this event can be found at the Linksceem 2 Website

TIEM (Tracing Identity in the Eastern Mediterranean)- IRG Marie Curie Project

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