12th International Conference on Metadata and Semantics Research @ Panos Solomonides Cultural Centre
Oct 23 @ 11:00 – Oct 26 @ 17:15
12th International Conference on Metadata and Semantics Research @ Panos Solomonides Cultural Centre

The H2020 ViMM Project is actively involved with a paper presentation in the 12th MTSR Conference.

The conference will take place from 23-26 October in Limassol, Cyprus.

 For more information regarding the conference visit the official website of the conference.

See the full program here


VR DAYS EUROPE 2018 @ DeLaMar Theatre (24 Oct), Kromhouthal (25-26 Oct)
Oct 24 – Oct 26 all-day

VR Days Europe is a three-day conference and exhibition focussed on Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality (XR) content, creativity and innovation. At this year’s festival attendees can expect a compelling range of keynotes, sessions, workshops and seminars with over 140 thought leaders and experts drawn  from the health, technology, business and arts sectors.

We have a rich mixture of speakers, including XR technology practitioners as well as ground-breaking creatives and technology developers. This year’s speakers include the Founder of Unity David HelgasonMorgan Mercer, Founder of Vantage Point, Mel Slater from the Universitat de Barcelona, Co-Founder and CEO of Beat Saber Jaroslav Beck and many many more.

Programme is available here.

Tickets available here.

Culture Youth Forum @ Tamna Culture Square,
Oct 29 – Nov 4 all-day
Culture Youth Forum @ Tamna Culture Square,

Talented, self-reliant and dynamic local artists from Jeju (Republic of Korea) as well as international
artists and architects who have interest in public space and work in any art media
(photography, installations, drawing, ceramics, video, performance, soundscapes, etc.) are
invited to apply for the opportunity to participate in the Global Youth Culture Forum Jeju 2018
to be held from 29th October to 4th November 2018.


The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, 31 July 2018.

For more information click here 

or visit the website culture 21 here

6th International Conference on Cultural Heritage-EUROMED 2018 @ Filoxenia Conference Centre
Oct 29 – Nov 3 all-day
6th International Conference on Cultural Heritage-EUROMED 2018 @ Filoxenia Conference Centre | Cyprus

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:

  1. Highlight the role of European cultural heritage research and developments within international activities and co-operation.
  2. 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.
  3. Disseminate the results of EU cultural heritage innovative research and developments acquired at large research facilities and discuss new development and innovations in research infrastructure.
  4. Discuss and consolidate co-ordination of national research into and educational programmes for CH within Europe and the world.
  5. Refine, amend and publish main ideas and visions of any technological platforms opened to the entire field of CH in the context of preparation of the EU Horizon 2020 Framework Programme (2014-2020).
  6. Emphasize the relation of conservation practice to contemporary legislation, especially experienced by SMEs, problems of orphan works, fraud and crime regarding movable cultural heritage market; health and safety issues in conservation practice.
  7. Discuss the influence of research on the impact of EU policies and directives on CH, and mitigation of possible adverse effects.
  8. Underline and discuss the role of the current and future developments on international activities, agreements and co-operations:
    1. against demolishing and/or looting in CH (UNESCO, Interpol, Europol, ICOMOS, ICCROM, etc).
    2. on the e-documentation and e-preservation in CH (Google, UNESCO, World Library, mSoft, etc);
    3. on the establishment of standards in the field of CH;
    4. on conventions (like the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible CH; EU CH Label, WHL, etc);
    5. on monitoring, protecting and presenting worldwide the CH using innovative ICT solutions;
    6. on the legal and ethical responsibilities of CH Informatics.

Those researchers who wish to participate in this event are invited to submit papers.

 For more information  and registrations click here
H2020 ViMM Project Workshop co-organised with the European Commission and the EU Parliament @ Filoxenia International Conference Centre
Oct 29 – Oct 30 all-day
H2020 ViMM Project Workshop co-organised with the European Commission and the EU Parliament @ Filoxenia International Conference Centre

H2020 ViMM Project Workshop on how digital technologies can contribute to the preservation and restoration of Europe’s most important and endangered cultural heritage sites.

The European Commission and the European Parliament are joining our event in Nicosia, Cyprus in 29th October – 3rd November 2018.

The event is organised by the UNESCO CHAIR on Digital Cultural Heritage and is a milestone scientific & networking event during the EYCH2018.

For more information click here


3rd Huangshan Dialogue on UNESCO Sites and Sustainable Development @ Huangshan International Hotel
Oct 31 – Nov 3 all-day

In collaboration with UNESCO World Heritage Centre, MAB Secretariat and UNESCO Global Geopark Program Secretariat,HIST is going to organize the 3rd Huangshan Dialogue on UNESCO Sites and Sustainable Development.

For detail, please look at the website:

Conference Theme

  • UNESCO Sites Facilitating Sustainable Development

Major Topics

  • Monitoring Methodologies and Technologies for   UNESCO Sites
  • Disaster Risk Assessment and Mitigation for UNESCO Sites
  • Multi-stakeholder Engagement for the Sustainable Development of Sites
  • Sustainable Tourism of UNESCO Sites
  • Cooperation and Common Development among UNESCO Sites along the One Belt and One Road
Transcribathon Cyprus – ΜΑΡΑΘΩΝΙΟΣ ΜΕΤΑΓΡΑΦΗΣ @ Filoxenia Conference Center
Oct 31 – Nov 2 all-day
Transcribathon Cyprus -  ΜΑΡΑΘΩΝΙΟΣ ΜΕΤΑΓΡΑΦΗΣ @ Filoxenia Conference Center

From Wednesday 31st October to Friday 2nd November 2018, an exciting transcription marathon will take place during the EUROMED 2018 Conference in Nicosia, Cyprus. At the  Transcribathon Cyprus, participants will compete in teams of three to four to transcribe and annotate specially-assigned documents from the First World War. Cypriot and international teams have 2 days’ time to complete as much work on their documents as they can. On the last day, Friday 2nd November, a jury will award winners in the categories transcription, annotation and presentation. Two members of the winning team will win a trip to attend the European Transcribathon in Brussels on 26th -27th November 2018!

The Transcribathon Cyprus will be held at the Filoxenia Conference Center, Nicosia, Cyprus and is organised by Europeana, Facts & Files, the UNESCO CHAIR on Digital Cultural Heritage, the Cyprus University of Technology and the EU H2020 Virtual Multimodal Museum Project, in cooperation with the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture, the National Library of Cyprus, the National Committee on Digital Cultural Heritage and the Digital Champion and ICOMOS Cyprus.

Registration is free via Eventbrite and closes on Monday 29th October 2018 »

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Workshop: Investing in the future of our Digital Cultural Heritage: The EU Horizon 2020 CSA ViMM Roadmap @ Filoxenia International Conference Centre
Nov 1 @ 9:00 – 13:00
Workshop: Investing in the future of our Digital Cultural Heritage: The EU Horizon 2020 CSA ViMM Roadmap @ Filoxenia International Conference Centre

Joint Event with the UNESCO Chair on Digital Heritage, the European Parliament and the European Commission

This special workshop is fully sponsored by the EU Horizon 2020 CSA Virtual Multimodal Museum (ViMM) Project

This open half-day workshop, is an opportunity for all participants to engage in finalising the EU Roadmap for Digital Cultural Heritage and Virtual Museums, created by the ViMM Action under the Horizon 2020 programme. A structured gaming activity will be followed by an intensive panel session, featuring leading experts in Europe and the world.

The following leading experts will be actively involved:

  • Dr. Susan Hazan, The Israel Museum
  • Prof. Nadia Thalman, University of Geneva, MIRALab
  • Dr. Eleanor Fink, Former Getty Director and Manager of the American Art Collaborative
  • Mrs France Desmarais, Director of Programmes and Partnerships at International Council of Museums (ICOM)
  • Prof. Koen Van Balen, UNESCO Chair on preventive conservation, monitoring and maintenance of monuments and sites
  • Mr. Harry Verwayen, Executive Director of Europeana

Registration is mandatory for all, free participation

For more information and registration here

Virtual Models and Scientific Value – Historic Studies and Virtual Models in the Age of Digital Humanities @ Technische Universität Berlin, Hauptgebäude, H2036
Nov 7 @ 9:00 – Nov 8 @ 13:00
3D-Models, virtual reconstructions and interpreted point clouds are since some time omni-present in Architectural History and Building Archeology. Usually the underlying complexelaboration processes are not apparent in the result. Backed by the London Charter forthe computer-based visualisation of cultural heritage, there are a lot of efforts to integrate(1) information about human processes of understanding and interpretation of data ob-jects (paradata) and (2) information about semiautomated interpretation processes into a scientifically valid computer model.The international conference not just shows the state of the art. It aims to bring together major exponents in the field, to discuss emerging standards and to disseminate shared best practices which enable us to fully exploit the potential of digital Architectural History.
“Conference on Cultural Heritage and New Technologies”- CHNT 2018 @ City Hall
Nov 12 – Nov 15 all-day
"Conference on Cultural Heritage  and New Technologies"- CHNT 2018 @ City Hall

Congress Visual Heritage

Digitize: Research – Record – Reactivate – Reconstruct

The next edition of CHNT (Cultural Heritage and New Technologies) will be organized in cooperation with the EG GCH (Eurographics Symposium and Graphics Cultural Heritage) in the City Hall of Vienna Austria.

The aim of this federated event is to bring together different communities, to share experiences and discuss methodologies concerning digital visual media and their use in the context of heritage applications, digital documentation on at-risk archaeological sites, historical buildings, museums… … and their texts, books, paints, pictures, objects …all records of through collecting original image collection’s source.

The 2018 edition will be a special and unique event, since 2018 has been declared by the European Commission the “European Year of Cultural Heritage”. Furthermore the event will take place during the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, at 2nd half of 2018.

Therefore, Visual Heritage 2018 will be an ideal context for discussing European policies on digital heritage and digital humanities.

For more information click here