CALL FOR PAPERS

DACH 2007
International Conference on Digital Applications in Cultural Heritage 2007
Tainan, Taiwan, January 12-14, 2007

Hosted by:
National Center for Research and Preservation of Cultural Properties &
Graduate Institute of Architecture, National Chiao Tung University

http://www.arch.nctu.edu.tw/dach2007

INTRODUCTION
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The International Conference on Digital Applications in Cultural Heritage
2007 (DACH 2007) brings together researchers and experts from academia,
field work, arts, industry and government, who work on different aspects of
preservation and research of cultural heritage but all use digital
technology as their tool and media. The goal of this conference is to serve
as a platform for all participants to share and exchange knowledge,
experiences, and expertise in this particular field that preserve precious
heritage and explore potential properties by means of digital technology.
English will be the official language of the conference.

CALL FOR PAPERS
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Although a wide range of related fields are involved in the research and
application of digital technology and cultural heritage, the conference will
focus on the practice-oriented research and applications of cultural
heritage using various digital technologies. Specific topics include (but
not limited to) the following aspects of cultural heritage:

   - 3D and Scene Modeling
   - 3D Data Capturing and Processing
   - Application of 3D Simulation and Animation
   - Archaeological and Architectural Heritage Conservation
   - Cultural Informatics and Tourism
   - Data Acquisition Technologies and applications focusing on
         Photogrammetry and Laser scanning
   - Development and Integration of Close-Range Vision Techniques
   - Documentation and Monitoring of Cultural Heritage
   - e-Libraries and Virtual Museums
   - GIS and Spatial Information System
   - Human Computer Interaction Design
   - Innovative Graphics Applications and Techniques
   - Interactive Environments and Applications
   - Internet-based Cultural Heritage Applications
   - Multimedia, Data Management and Archiving of Digital Information
   - Reproduction Techniques and Rapid Prototyping
   - Standards and Documentation
   - Tools for Education and Learning
   - Visualization, Animation and VR Techniques
   - VR in Heritage Construction/Reconstruction

DACH 2007 seeks papers that reflect the full breadth and scope of the listed
topics and related areas. Authors should write for the broader audience of
cultural heritage and make clear how their work contributes to the whole.
Submission of papers involves a two-stage process: In the first stage,
interested participants should submit only an abstract of the proposed
study. In the second stage, authors who receive the notification of abstract
acceptance should submit a full paper. Abstracts are reviewed on the basis
of originality and significance of the contribution to the field. Abstracts
and papers submitted should not have been published previously in other
conferences, journals, or magazines.

Authors should submit an abstract of the paper within 300-500 words by July
21, 2006. The abstract submission will be handled electronically via an
online submission system. Notification of abstract acceptance will be sent
out around August 7, 2006 with a guideline to prepare the full paper (a
template will be provided). Camera-ready full papers should be submitted no
later than September 21, 2006. Authors of accepted papers must register to
the conference in order for papers to appear in the conference proceedings.

IMPORTANT DATES
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Call for papers                     June 7, 2006
Abstract submission due             July 21, 2006.
Notification of abstract acceptance August 7, 2006
Full-paper submission due           September 21, 2006.
Conference                          January 12-14, 2007
Cultural tour                       January 15-16, 2007

Please visit the conference website for more information:
http://www.arch.nctu.edu.tw/dach2007