Information Systems Laboratory


Category: european

Project Title: Initial Training Networks for Digital Cultural Heritage: Projecting our Past to the Future

Funding Organization: European Commission FP7-ITN, Research Executive Agency

Programme:  Initial Training Network (ITN)

Coordinator: Cyprus University of Technology

• Universite de Geneve
• National Technical University of Athens
• University of Stuttgart
• Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas
• Fraunhofer
• Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
• Fondazione Bruno Kessler
• Centre National de la Researche Scientifique
• Universidad de Murcia
• Univerzav Ljubljani
• ArcTron 3D
• 7Reasons Medien Gmbh
• University of Warwick

Duration: 1/10/2013 - 30/09/2017

Expiration Date: 30/09/2017

Total Budget: 3.719.140

FORTH ICS budget: 308.708

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Project Objective: The project aims to analyze, design, research, develop and validate an innovative multi-disciplinary and inter-sectoral research training framework that covers the whole lifecycle of digital CH research for a cost–effective preservation, documentation, protection and presentation of Cultural Heritage (CH). ITN-DCH targets innovations that covers all aspects of CH ranging from tangible (books, newspapers, images, drawings, manuscripts, uniforms, maps, artefacts, archaeological sites, monuments) to intangible content (e.g., music, performing arts, folklore, theatrical performances) and their inter-relationships. The project aims to boost the added value of CH assets by re-using them in real application environments (protection of CH, education, tourism industry, advertising, fashion, films, music, publishing, video games and TV) through research on (i) new personalized, interactive, mixed and augmented reality enabled e-services, (ii) new recommendations in data acquisition, (iii) new forms of representations (3D/4D) of both tangible /intangible assets and (iv) interoperable metadata forms that allow easy data exchange and archiving.

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