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Call for papers: AVI-CH 16 - Advanced Visual Interfaces for Cultural


The rapid development of information and communication technologies (ICT)
and the Internet, and recently also of Internet of Things (IoT) approaches,
has enabled cultural heritage (CH) institutions to provide access to their
collections in multiple various ways, both on-site and online, and to
attract even wider audiences than those that visit the physical museums.

In parallel and part of the above, there is an enormous growth in user
interfaces and in information visualization technologies. The range of
visualization devices is growing by the day – from tiny smart watch screens,
trough wall-size large public displays, to the latest generation of
immersive Head-Mounted Displays. Three Dimensional (3D) visualization
techniques, boosted by the recent advances in web-based 3D rendering
facilities, together with virtual reality (VR) technologies, play a
fundamental role in the dissemination of cultural heritage information. For
promotional purpose, they allow for the general public to live immersive
experiences in virtual, reconstructed locations, like ancient towns, and to
visit existent but remotely located locations, such as worldwide cultural
institutions and museums (such as Google Art Project). For preservation
purposes, 3D scanning and visualization technologies provides scholars and
cultural heritage professionals with a way to consult and maintain visual
repositories of real exhibits, with the possibility of visualizing,
comparing and studying 3D digital equivalents of real artworks physically
situated in different locations.

Cultural heritage is one challenging domain of application for such novel
ICT technology. CH is ubiquitous – just look around you. There is abundance
of CH related information available, about almost every object we can think
of. How can we access and enjoy this information in Ubiquitous Computing

Advanced and natural human-computer interaction is a key factor in enabling
such access and visual interfaces, whether they are tiny mobile screens or
large wall mounted displays, they can all be part of the CH IoT and be part
of an ubiquitous CH infrastructure, where information can be personalized
and displayed/projected, on screens or overlaid on real objects.

The goal of the workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners
interested in exploring the potential of state of the art of advanced visual
interfaces in enhancing our daily cultural heritage experience.


Topics: Any work which is at the same time relevant to the AVI 2016 general
list of topics and that is being applied to cultural heritage is relevant to
the workshop. Specific topics of interest, when applied to cultural heritage


• Adaptive and Context-Aware Interfaces

• Information Visualization

• Interface Metaphors

• Interfaces for e-Culture and e-Tourism

• Mobile Interaction

• Multimodal Interfaces

• (Multi) Sensory Interfaces

• (Multi) Touch Interaction

• User Interfaces for the Internet of Things

• Virtual and Augmented Reality

• 3D technologies in Cultural Heritage

• IoT in cultural Heritage


Important dates:

Submission: April 1st 2016; Notification to authors: April 22nd 2016; Camera
ready: April 29th 

Submission: via easychair:


Submission types may be long research papers – reporting on complete
research (8 pages), short papers reporting on work in progress (4 papers) or
position papers presenting novel ideas (2-4 pages). Especially encouraged
late breaking ideas and results related to studies presented at the main AVI
conference. All submission must be formatted according to the ACM SIG



Berardina (Nadja) De-Carolis,          University of Bari, Italy,
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Cristina Gena,                                      University of Torino,
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Tsvi Kuflik,                                            The University of
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Fabrizio Nunnari,                                                 DFKI/MMCI,
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