Virtual Heritage Cairo’s 1st International Conference (VHC 2017):
“Sustaining Heritage in the Digital Age: Towards Virtual Environments for Middle East’s Cultural Heritage”, 20-21 February 2017 in Cairo.
VHC 2017 Conference attracts researchers, scholars, scientists, academics, technologists and entrepreneurs from several universities, research centers, government agencies, and specialist industries and firms from around the world. The Conference aims to uncover latest trends, innovative practices, projects and policies that engage with technological applications of preserving heritage in the digital age. It will also highlight main challenges and obstacles that face the recording, documentation and archival of cultural heritage through virtual environments.
VHC 2017 is the first international forum on virtual heritage to take place in Cairo, where academics, professional and entrepreneurs demonstrate their technological breakthroughs, projects and groundbreaking research in the field. The Conference is organised in collaboration with the University of Wolverhampton, Nottingham Trent University, Egypt’s State Ministry of Antiquities, National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics, Queen’s University Belfast. The Conference is sponsored by the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) of the United Kingdom.
We accept proposals to organise a specialist panel that focuses on a specilist topic and made of 4-5 speakers. Each Panel will have specific section in the Conference Proceeding for its participants’ papers to be published. These are short briefing papers of 1500-2000 Words.
Papers and project presentations submissions are invited under one of the following conference themes, with the deadline for normal abstract submission is 1st December 2016; special panels deadline 15th December 2016.
Conference Themes are:
A. Digital preservation of heritage
B. Policy-making and heritage management in the digital age
C. Digital archives and sustainable recording of cultural heritage
D. Virtual environments and the future economies of tourism
E. Technologies and applications for virtual heritage.
We expect high demand on the conference bookings, with first-come-first serve basis. To book your place, please book your place during the Early-Bird period that ends at 13.59pm, on 15th February 2017.
The Registration to this Conference is FREE OF CHARGE and is supported by Public Insitutions both in Egypt and the United Kingdom
Students (PhD students, Research Assistants): FREE
Authors, Academic Participants, Researchers: FREE
Businesses & Tech Companies: FREE
The Conference Organising Committee has agreed with "Cambridge Scholars Publishing" to publish its conference proceeding in an edited volume based on accepted peer-reviewed full papers (May 2017). Also the Committee has agreed to publish a Special Issue for the highly rated academic Journal; "International Journal of Architectural Research (IJAR)" (Nov 2017) for selected high quality papers.