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*** Call for papers ***

Special issue on advanced interfaces for cultural heritage 

International Journal of Human-Computer Studies (IJHCS)


The rapid development of information and communication technologies, the Internet, and recently also of Internet of Things (IoT), has enabled cultural heritage (CH) institutions to provide enhanced access to their collections, whether online or onsite in order to enhance the visitor's’ experience and attract wider audiences in various ways. Novel interfaces such as three dimensional interfaces, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), provide new means for the dissemination of CH information. They allow for the general public to engage in immersive experiences in virtual reconstructed locations, such as ancient towns, and to visit existent but remotely located locations, such as worldwide cultural institutions and museums (such as in the Google Art Project). For preservation purposes, 3D scanning and visualization technologies provide 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.

Within museums and cultural heritage sites, advanced interfaces allow new ways of interacting with artefacts, receiving personalized information and experiencing the museum.  Novel interfaces, whether they are mobile devices, wearables such as Smartwatches or smart glasses, or large wall-mounted displays, need to be carefully designed to fit within the complex environment of the museum. This can be done as part of the cultural heritage IoT, or as part of a ubiquitous CH context-aware infrastructure, where information can be personalized and displayed on screens or overlaid on real objects, with the ultimate goal of enabling improved access and a better overall museum experience for visitors.
This special issue invites submission presenting original research that explores the potential of the state of the art in advanced interfaces to enhance our daily cultural heritage experiences both within and outside CH sites. We encourage submissions that include but are not limited to the following topics in relation to Cultural Heritage:

●	Adaptive and Context-Aware Interfaces
●	Interfaces for e-Culture and e-Tourism
●	Multimodal Interfaces 
●	Natural User Interfaces
●	Gesture and/or speech interaction
●	(Multi) Sensory Interfaces
●	Virtual and Augmented Reality
●	3D scanning and 3D access to cultural exhibits
●	Internet of Things (IoT) and cultural Heritage
●	Navigation in digital and physical cultural heritage collections
●	Mobile museum guides & personal museum assistants
●	Human Robot Interaction (HRI) in the museum


Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the Instructions for authors for the International journal of Human-Computer Studies. The complete manuscript should be submitted through the submission system of the journal. Please make sure that you select “SI:Advanced UI for CH” when you reach the “Article Type” step in the submission process.


Submission deadline: 		March 1st, 2017
First round of notifications:	June 10th 2017
Revised papers due:		August 10th, 2017
Acceptance deadline:		October 10th, 2017
Expected publication date: 	December 1st, 2017


Berardina (Nadja) De Carolis, The University of Bari
Cristina Gena, University of Torino
Tsvi Kuflik, University of Haifa
Joel Lanir, University of Haifa

For inquiries regarding the special issue, please email Joel Lanir: [log in to unmask]

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