Web-Conference EuroMed 2020 on Digital Cultural Heritage Documentation, Preservation and Protection 2-5 November 2020 Cyprus
The newly established UNESCO and European Research Area (ERA) Chairs on Digital Heritage are announcing the International Web-Conference EuroMed 2020 on Digital Cultural Heritage Documentation, Preservation and Protection which will take place in Cyprus 2-5 November 2020!
The 8th biannual European-Mediterranean (EUROMED) conference is co-organised by the UNESCO and the EU ERA Chairs on Digital Cultural Heritage. It brings together multidisciplinary researchers, policy makers, professionals, fellows, practitioners and stakeholders to explore some of the more pressing issues concerning Cultural Heritage today. In particular, the main goal of the conference is to focus on interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary research on tangible and intangible Cultural Heritage, using cutting edge technologies for the protection, restoration, preservation, massive digitisation, documentation and presentation of the Cultural Heritage contents. At the same time, the event is intended to cover topics of research ready for exploitation, demonstrating the acceptability of new sustainable approaches and new technologies by the user community, owners, managers and conservators of our cultural patrimony.
This unique conference is in cooperation with the European Parliament, the European Commission and the EU digital library Europeana and in collaboration with the prestigious publisher Springer-Nature to celebrate the 1.500.000 downloads of our publications.
The International Conference on Cultural Heritage (CH) brings together researchers, policy makers, professionals and practitioners to explore some of the more pressing issues concerning cultural heritage today. In particular, the main goal of the conference is to focus on interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary research on tangible and intangible Cultural Heritage, the use of cutting edge technologies for the protection, restoration, preservation, massive digitalization, documentation and presentation of the CH content. At the same time, the event is intended to cover topics of research ready for exploitation, demonstrating the acceptability of new sustainable approaches and new technologies by the user community, SME’s, owners, managers and conservators of cultural patrimony.
Several organizations have decided to join together in order to create an optimal environment for the discussion, explanation of new technologies, exchange of modern ideas and in general to allow the transfer of knowledge between a maximum number of professionals and participants during one common time period.
Its main objectives are further to:
- Highlight the role of European cultural heritage research and developments within international activities and co-operation.
- Assess the impact of EU policies on the protection, restoration, preservation and digitalisation (e-documentation) of European CH and evaluate the positive contribution of cultural heritage innovative research and developments for competitiveness and job creation.
- Disseminate the results of EU cultural heritage innovative researchand developments acquired at large research facilities and discuss new
- Discuss and consolidate co-ordination of national research into and educational programmes for CH within Europe and the world.
- Refine, amend and publish main ideas and visions of any technological platforms opened to the entire field of CH in the context
- Emphasize the relation of conservation practice to contemporary legislation, especially experienced by SMEs, problems of orphan works,
- Discuss the influence of research on the impact of EU policies and directives on CH, and mitigation of possible adverse effects.
- Underline and discuss the role of the current and future developments on international activities, agreements and co-operations:
- against demolishing and/or looting in CH (UNESCO, Interpol, Europol, ICOMOS, ICCROM, etc).
- on the e-documentation and e-preservation in CH (Google, UNESCO, World Library, mSoft, etc);
- on the establishment of standards in the field of CH;
- on conventions (like the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible CH; EU CH Label, WHL, etc);
- on monitoring, protecting and presenting worldwide the CH using innovative ICT solutions;
- on the legal and ethical responsibilities of CH Informatics.
For more information please visit www.euromed2020.eu