Technologies and Services to support the sustainability of the Cultural Heritage Sector.
7th February 2012, Grand Parade, University of Brighton, Brighton UK
Ubiquitous, personalised and context aware: these are some of the advantages offered by applications and services based on mobile web technologies. Unsurprisingly, the Cultural Heritage sector’s interest in these and 3D technologies has increased in the last few years. This is not just due to the huge popularity of smart phones and the predicted growth and improvement in 3D capabilities in the mobile device market. This increased interest is also generated by the nature of the assets that the Cultural Heritage sector cares for.
Cultural Heritage is universally available and yet is individually experienced by each of us. As a result, mobile technology represents an exceptional opportunity for the sector to offer innovative approaches to the individual to interact with cultural assets- including those which are not always visible or accessible. In return, these innovations could offer sustainable business models and valuable revenue streams across the sector.
The aim of this Workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners from diverse fields of both the production and consumption of 3D content for cultural heritage. Together they will explore the opportunities and challenges offered by the type of experiences that are enabled by mobile technologies and which might be different to those experiences enabled by more traditional devices such as PCs, 3D TVs or large scale installations.
The Workshop will be fully hands-on and interactive, with lively discussions on how 3D technologies on mobile devices could support key ideas. These will include:
- Innovative approaches for 3D digitisation
- Information and knowledge enrichment of 3D content
- Mobile access and intelligent search of 3D repositories
- Visualisation of 3D cultural assets (e.g. in their original state or setting).
In addition, participants will be introduced to a range of business models in which to embed and develop relationships between people and cultural assets and which, critically, add value. These relationships can be between people, for example social networking; between people and assets, for example bringing together people with new online resources as customers, suppliers or creators; or between assets, for example data mining and aggregation.
The Workshop will operate at the intersection of all these themes and is expected to produce a "palette" of products and services, revenue models and, importantly, consider the cultural and community acceptability of their deployment.
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|10:00 – 10:30||Registration|
|10:30 – 10:50||
Karina Rodriguez-Echavarria, University of Brighton
|10:50 – 11:15||
|11:15 – 11:40||
Karina Rodriguez-Echavarria and Jaime Kaminski, University of Brighton
|11:40 – 12:05||
David Tingdahl, K.U. Leuven
|12:05 – 12:30||
Sebastian Peña Serna, Fraunhofer, IGD
|12:30 – 13:30||Lunch|
|13:30 – 13:55||
Jan Molendijk, Europeana Foundation
Marco Callieri, ISTI-CNR
|14:20 – 14:45||
Lyn Pemberton and Marcus Winter, University of Brighton
|14:45 – 15:10||
Jens Keil, Fraunhofer, IGD
|15:10 – 15:25||Coffee break|
|15:25 – 16:30|
|16:30 – 16:50||
David Arnold, University of Brighton
|16:50 – 17:00||Conclusions|
The Workshop would be of interest to researchers and practitioners in different areas of Cultural Heritage research and dissemination, as well as in the fields of 3D data acquisition, 3D information management and retrieval, 3D visualisation.
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A position paper will be published outlining a vision for 3D Heritage in the Mobile Web and associated business opportunities. This will include the content and discussions from the Workshop with regards to current and future developments. The Workshop will also contribute towards developing ideas for future project proposals among the attendees.
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A limited number of places are available to attend the Workshop. For this we are asking for a contribution of £10 towards costs. Refreshments and lunch will be provided on the day of the workshop. We regret that we are unable to refund this contribution in the event that you cannot attend the Workshop for whatever reason.
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For any further information please contact H.C.Williams@brighton.ac.uk
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The Workshop will take place in the Boardroom of the University of Brighton Grand Parade building. This is very close to the city centre and train station. Brighton is on the mainline from London Victoria and London Bridge stations and is a 30 minute train ride from Gatwick Airport. Travel instructions and a map can be found here.