Workshop on 3D digital libraries & Europeana

Computational Geometry and Ontologies for Cultural Heritage 3D Digital Libraries: What are the future alternatives for Europeana?

Livio de Luca of MAP-GAMSAU, a partner in 3D ICONS, will be speaking about 3D virtual reconstruction and complex architectural structures as part of this Euromed workshop on recent rapid progress in 3D and the potential, challenges and opportunities for future developments.  The workshop includes speakers from several current research initiatives and projects such as 3D-Coform and CARARE.

In recent years, the use of approaches based on 3D geometry has seen rapid progress in many different areas from digital factories of the future to car, flight and surgical training simulators to 3D maps, 3D TV/Cinema and games but also in cultural heritage applications. In general, the handling of 3D data poses different challenges but also provides new, exciting and innovative opportunities compared to more established media like texts, images or sound. The goal of this workshop is to present a selection of recent advances, some of which are already used in the cultural heritage domain while others have a high potential for it. The topics are presented with the goal to take into account how these 3D technologies could be used in Digital Libraries for Cultural Heritage (like Europeana, ), where they could open up far-reaching new opportunities for re-use. Consequently, the workshop will be concluded by a panel discussion including both 3D experts as well as representatives from Digital Libraries and Cultural Heritage Management Systems on 3D potential and future directions.

Programme :

  • The state of the art and the 21st century challenges on 3D Multimedia Digital Libraries (such as Europeana, Memory of the World), Marinos Ioannides, Cyprus University of Technology
  • A research road map for 3D knowledge technology in the cultural heritage domai,n Ewald Quak, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia
  • The Potential of 3D Internet in the Cultural Heritage Domain, Dieter Fellner and Andre Stork, Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics, Germany
  • CARARE Experience and Lesson learned, Kate Fernie, MDR Partners, UK
  • Embedding 3D Documentation in Institutional Practice, David Arnold, Brighton University, UK
  • 3D Modelling, Image manipulation, Data management, Archiving and Backup in the Movies, Neil Dodgson, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Computer Graphics and Analysis in Archaeology, Ayellet Tal, TECHNION, Haifa, Israel
  • A Geometric Processing Approach to study Chisel Marks, Massimiliano Corsini, CNR-ISTI, Pisa, Italy
  • Geometric Issues in Reconstruction of Virtual Heritage involving Large Populations, Daniel Thalmann, EPFL, Switzerland
  • LR B-splines: New Spline Technology for Compact Representation of Measured Shape, Tor Dokken, SINTEF Applied Mathematics, Oslo, Norway
  • Shape Analysis and Semantic Annotation, Michela Spagnuolo, CNR-IMATI, Genova, Italy
  • 3D Models and 3D Reproduction in Cultural Heritage, Patrick Callet ECP, Ecole Centrale Paris, France
  • 3D Virtual Reconstruction and Visualization of Complex Architectures Livio de Luca, GAMSAU, Marseille, France

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