Author’s Instructions

Full & short scientific papers

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We are seeking original, innovative and previously unpublished contributions in theoretical or applied areas of the digital heritage to the scientific programme track. All papers will be double-blind peer-reviewed by at minimum 3 referees from the Intl. Scientific Committee. Every submission will have at least one technical and one cultural reviewer to ensure a rich diversity of accepted works spanning both technology and the humanities. All submissions will be reviewed for originality, significance, clarity, impact, and soundness. A two-volume publication of the Scientific Paper Programme is being produced in collaboration with IEEE and Eurographics. Best selected scientific papers will be invited for republication of an extended version to the ACM Journal on Computers in Cultural Heritage (ACM JOCCH).

Note : since this is a joint World Congress, you need to submit only once to be considered for the integrated joint proceedings of all affiliated events. VSMM & Arqueologica 2.0 will also award best paper prizes, while Archeovirtual & V-MUST will award best virtual museums.
Several submissions have to indicate adequate Digitalheritage2013 topics that are relevant to it.
Submissions that are foreseen for Special Events (e.g. CAA Symposium, ARQUEOLOGICA 2.0, CIPA 2013 Special Workshop, CAA Fall Symposium, FROM SPACE TO PLACE Special Workshop, ICOMOS Digital Interpretation Panel, MUSEUM & TECHNOLOGY special session, EU Project special workshop) can be re-directed directly to the adequate program chairs by ticking the adequate checkbox.

Author’s Instructions. The length for paper submissions should not exceed 8 pages for long papers (including figures, tables and references) and not exceed 4 pages for short paper presentations. Prospective paper presentations will be given in dedicated scientific tracks. Short papers are presented within special scientific tracks throughout the event and might aligned to an oral presentation or by means of a poster or e-posters presentation.
The full and short papers must be formatted in IEEE double column, single space format, A4 page. The word style or the LaTeX template can be downloaded from the IEEE site.

Regulation for Plagiarism. Submissions will be administratively rejected without review if it is found that:
[1] The submission violates the IEEE & EG Policy and Procedures on Plagiarism.
[2] The submission is a dual submission; that is, if the submission is simultaneously under review for any other conference or publication.
[3] Electronic files have been submitted that have been designed to have side effects other than presenting the submitted work to reviewers and committee members (for example, a « phone home » script).
[4] It appears that the paper contains material for which the submitters have not secured the necessary copyrights.

Special Sessions (Workshops, Panels, Tutorials)
Digital Heritage 2013 is composed of a number of tracks, including tutorials, sessions, workshops, exhibitions, and panel discussions. Special Sessions will by organised by means of
•    Tutorials
•    Workshops
•    Panels
For a Special Session proposal to be considered for acceptance at DigitalHeritage2013, the proposed topic needs to be a presentation of teaching objectives (tutorials), contributions to the state-of-the-art, new initiatives or an emerging area in one of the core themes of the conference. The topic should be timely and significantly important to the audience, and the speakers need to convey compelling information about it :

  • Tutorials should be planned as half-day or full-day tutorials at introductory, intermediate and advanced levels covering the entire spectrum of the topics of the Conference. They envision teaching the technical background to a given subject, or demonstrating its potential for creative applications. Tutorials are intended to show what can be done, but even more importantly, how this is done and what kind of tools can be used to do it. In a proposal for a tutorial authors should consider that tutorial attendees come from diverse backgrounds, ranging from research and development to education, curatorship and application.
  • Proposals for workshops and panels will be judged by the ability to bring together key researchers from the heritage as well the ICT domain in the state-of-the-art area, introduce a new area to the overall community, further develop the area, and help establishing a larger research community beyond the area. Special session proposals covering multi-disciplinary areas are particularly encouraged, as well as those proposals regarding common challenges, e.g. (and not restricted to) Methods in Archaeology, Museums and Technology, etc.

Special Session submissions should provide a proposal (up to 4 A4-pages) after the mandatory abstract. Proposals for special sessions must indicate its nature, i.e. workshop, tutorial or panel within the ‘Title’ followed by a topics title, rationale, session outline, its motivations, a short description of the material to be covered, contacts information including: name; affiliation; email; mailing address; a short CV for each presenter, participant or authors who have agreed to participate with their results to the session, with a tentative title and short abstract (150 chars) for each presentation.

Exhibitions & Installations
The community is invited to submit proposals for installations, applications, digital artworks, or technical  demos to DigitalHeritage2013. During this important international event, dedicated spaces for Virtual Archaeology, Virtual Museums and Digital Art will provide an additional forum to showcase project results and present applications. Spaces will be provided by the Villa Mediterranee museum and will be accessible and open not only to the conference participants but to also to museum visitors. Best showcases and projects are selected at international level by the scientific committee, and will be assigned space and visibility within the exhibition area. Applications and artworks must be finished and submitted by the deadlines set-out in this call. Aside the mandatory abstract of 300 words, submissions should not exceed 3 A4-pages (including images, references, etc.) addressing the scope of the exhibition themes and highlight innovation (cultural/technological), impact (cognitive, artistic, communicative), novelty of the approach, and typology of the installation/application, of contents and of interactive system. Several submissions must be complemented by supplementary visual material.


Visual Material

Paper submissions, Applications, Exhibitions & Showcases are encouraged to submit visual materials, promotional videos or multimedia presentations that demonstrate and describe the results of the work, application, exhibit or showcase. Visual Materials will be required by the scientific committee for the selection of the best working results to be awarded. A dedicated upload area will be provided for final paper submission.