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Monday, September 28
 

14:30 CEST

Digital Heritage 2015 Opening Ceremony
  • Ernesto Páramo: Director of Parque de las Ciencias
  • Livio de Luca, Lisa Fischer, Victor Lopez Menchero, Juan Carlos Torres: DigitalHeritage 2015 General Co-Chairs
  • Antonio Ramírez de Arellano: Ministry of Economy and knowledge of Andalusian Goverment
  • Pilar Aranda: Chancelor of the University of Granada
  • Reynaldo Fernández: Director of the Council of Alhambra and Generalife
  • Alfonso Muñoz Cosme: Subdirector General del Instituto de Patrimonio Cultural

Speakers
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Lisa Fischer

Director, Center for Digital Initiatives, Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation
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Livio de Luca

Research Director, DigitalHeritage 2013 chair, CNRS- french National Centre for Scientific Research
Architect, PhD in engineering, HDR (habilitation) in Computer Science, Livio De Luca is research director at CNRS (french national centre for scientific research) and director of the MAP (Models and simulations for architecture and cultural heritage) lab. Scientific advisor and member... Read More →
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Juan Carlos Torres

DigitalHERITAGE 2015 Chair and Prof. of Computer Science & Director Virtual Reality Lab, University of Granada


Monday September 28, 2015 14:30 - 15:30 CEST
Parque de las Ciencias - Auditorio Avenida de la Ciencia, s/n, 18006 Granada

15:00 CEST

Keynote - Guy Berthiaume
Digital Technology, the Need for Connection, and the Role of National Memory Institutions

The digital world has transformed how we think, how we communicate, and how we retain our collective memory.  In this landscape, memory organizations such as libraries and archives hold the key to keeping that collective memory alive, and making sure that it persists into the future. How do we use digital technology and our position as memory organizations to connect beyond the tendency to pursue only information which reflects isolated professional and personal interests? Can the digital world really dissolve the boundaries between memory organizations and others? How can we make the promise of connection, which is so basic to the digital environment, do more? What is the role of a national library and archives in all this? And how do we go beyond connecting to a process that achieves results? These are just a few of the questions being posed by Dr. Guy Berthiaume, the Librarian and Archivist of Canada, in this presentation.

Speakers
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Guy Berthiaume

CEO, Library and Archives Canada
Dr. Guy Berthiaume assumed the position of Librarian and Archivist of Canada on June 23, 2014. Prior to joining Library and Archives Canada, he was the Chair and Chief Executive Officer of the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec between 2009 and 2014, following a... Read More →


Monday September 28, 2015 15:00 - 16:00 CEST
Parque de las Ciencias - Auditorio Avenida de la Ciencia, s/n, 18006 Granada

16:30 CEST

Opening Panel: Potential and Pitfalls of Digital Heritage
  • Federico Mayor, Honorary Chair of the Conference, Chairman of the Foundation for a Culture of Peace, and former Director-General of UNESCO
  • Milagros Del Corral, Author, former National Librarian of Spain, and former Deputy Assistant Director General for Culture, UNESCO
  • Javier Hernández-Ros, Head of Creativity Unit, DG Communication Networks, Content and Technology, European Commission

Moderators
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Alonzo C. Addison

Exec Dir, DigitalHeritage
Lon Addison brings over 30 years of leadership in strategic planning and management of digital technology and research in design & engineering, architecture & the arts, heritage & culture, the environment and more. With executive roles spanning the United Nations to Silicon Valley... Read More →

Speakers
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Milagros del Corral

Chair of Expert Advisor Board, European SUCCEED Program
Milagros del Corral Beltrán (born in Madrid) is an Spanish librarian. She has been secretary General of the Spanish Federation of Publishers, and Deputy Assistant Director-General for Culture at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris (1990-2005). She was Director-General of... Read More →
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Javier Hernández Ros

Head of Unit G2, Directorate G, DG CNECT, European Commission
Javier Hernández-Ros carried out Civil Engineering studies and holds a Masters in Business Administration. Joined the European Commission in 1986 and was involved in technology transfer and innovation policies. From June 2002 to December 2010 he was Head of the “Access to Information... Read More →


Monday September 28, 2015 16:30 - 17:30 CEST
Parque de las Ciencias - Auditorio Avenida de la Ciencia, s/n, 18006 Granada

17:30 CEST

Digital Heritage 2015 Overview
  • Livio de Luca, Lisa Fischer, Victor Lopez Menchero, Juan Carlos Torres: DigitalHeritage 2015 General Co-Chairs
  • Gabriele Guidi, Roberto Scopigno: DigitalHeritage 2015 Scientific Program Co-Chairs
  • Holger Graf: DigitalHeritage 2015 Publication Chair
  • Sofia Pescarin, Alfredo Grande, Pedro Cano: DigitalHeritageExpo 2015 co-chairs

Speakers
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Pedro Cano

University of Granada
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Lisa Fischer

Director, Center for Digital Initiatives, Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation
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Holger Graf

DH2015 Publication Chair, Fraunhofer IGD
Holger Graf received his diploma degree in ‘Technomathematik‘ (Industrial Mathematics) from the University of Karlsruhe in 1997 and graduated in 1998 from the department of computer science at the University of Bristol (England) with a M.Sc. in ‘Global Computing and Multimedia... Read More →
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Gabriele Guidi

VSMM Vice President, Politecnico di Milano
Gabriele Guidi is Associate Professor of Computer Vision and Reverse Engineering at Politecnico di Milano (Italy). He received his M.S. degree in Electronic Engineering in 1988 and Ph.D. in 1992 from the Universities of Florence and Bologna respectively. He started his researches... Read More →
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Livio de Luca

Research Director, DigitalHeritage 2013 chair, CNRS- french National Centre for Scientific Research
Architect, PhD in engineering, HDR (habilitation) in Computer Science, Livio De Luca is research director at CNRS (french national centre for scientific research) and director of the MAP (Models and simulations for architecture and cultural heritage) lab. Scientific advisor and member... Read More →
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Sofia Pescarin

Director Virtual Heritage Lab, Italian Nat’l Research Council
Archaeologist, PhD in History and Computing, specialist in GIS, 3d terrain, Open Source approach to Cultural Heritage. She is a researcher at the Institute of Technologies applied to Cultural Heritage of the National Council of Researches in Rome (CNR ITABC), in the Virtual Heritage... Read More →
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Roberto Scopigno

Research Director at CNR-ISTI, Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell'Informazione (ISTI) Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR)
Roberto won a permanent researcher position at CNR-CNUCE in 1986, become Senior Researcher in 1997 and finally Research Dierctor in 2001 at ISTI. Since 1990 he had joint appointments at the Department of Computer Engineering and at the Department of Computer Science of the University... Read More →
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Juan Carlos Torres

DigitalHERITAGE 2015 Chair and Prof. of Computer Science & Director Virtual Reality Lab, University of Granada


Monday September 28, 2015 17:30 - 18:00 CEST
Parque de las Ciencias - Auditorio Avenida de la Ciencia, s/n, 18006 Granada
 
Tuesday, September 29
 

09:00 CEST

Keynote - Tatjana Dzambazova
Witness

Tatjana will share developments at the convergence of digital 3D capture and 3D creation. She will explore the concept of what bearing witness means now that the digital 3d world is becoming as accessible as the digital 2d world through pioneering examples in both cultural and natural heritage. How can democratization of high end tech such as Autodesk Memento help scientists , archeologists, museums, artists, marine biologist and others extend our collective vision?
An experienced architect and passionate technology leader, Tatjana is Autodesk's Technology Whisperer and Product Manager in the Reality Computing team.

Speakers
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Tatjana Dzambazova

Sr. Product Manager, Emerging Technologies, Autodesk
Tatjana Dzambazova is a trained architect with 12 years experience in architecture and design in Vienna and London. Perennially fascinated by how technology enables a more creative life, she decided to continue her career in the digital design world and has now been with Autodesk... Read More →


Tuesday September 29, 2015 09:00 - 10:00 CEST
Parque de las Ciencias - Auditorio Avenida de la Ciencia, s/n, 18006 Granada
 
Thursday, October 1
 

09:00 CEST

Keynote - Luc Van Gool
Photometric Stereo Lets the Small Look Great

Photometric stereo extracts the shape of objects by illuminating them from know directions and by observing how the shading patterns change. At the KU Leuven a "mini-dome" has been built to ease such processes. This mini-dome consists of a hemi-spherical structure, enclosing the object, with a camera looking down towards the center from the top, and covered with multiple LEDs. The latter are activated one by one and each time the camera takes a picture. The object shape can then be integrated out of the estimated local surface orientations. The overall shape (low frequency component of the 3D information) can best be acquired through an additional scanning, but photometric stereo is great at capturing small details (e.g. imprints, residues of writing, ...) that often are crucial for scholars (high frequency shape information). The good news about the mini-dome is that it can be brought to the artefacts rather than the other way round. Moreover, we have been working on ensuring fast computation, such that throughput can be kept reasonable. Last but not least, such photometric devices also allow one to capture surface reflectance properties that go far beyond fixed texture mapping.

Speakers
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Luc Van Gool

ETH Zurich / KULeuven


Thursday October 1, 2015 09:00 - 10:00 CEST
Parque de las Ciencias - Auditorio Avenida de la Ciencia, s/n, 18006 Granada
 
Friday, October 2
 

09:00 CEST

Keynote - María Del Mar Villafranca Jiménez

The Restoration of the Fountain of the Lions as a Knowledge Process

This important Congress is an opportunity to present in such a highly qualified forum a brief summary of the process of restoration of the Fountain and the Court of the Lions of the Alhambra.

The conservation and restoration of this important monument, the only surviving mediaeval Islamic palace, is grounded on a well-established tradition based around the following aspects:

  • Preventive conservation.
  • Maintenance of its materials and structures.
  • Conservation projects.
  • Restoration processes.
  • Maintenance protocols.


The general criteria that must be borne in mind are the values of authenticity and integrity, which form part of the commitment accepted by the Council of the Alhambra, as befits a place that has been a World Heritage Site since 1984. Restoration is a scientific process over a series of stages including:

  • Preliminary studies/reports.
  • Analyses of different kinds.
  • Suitable, reversible restoration work.
  • Respect for International Rules and Charters.


The restoration of the Fountain of the Lions was conceived as a coherent methodological process aimed at broadening our KNOWLEDGE of the fountain and its surrounding constructions.

  • The Fountain and the Court of the Lions are the best-known, most widely-recognized and most symbolic features of the Alhambra because of their unique qualities.
  • We were faced with the challenge of assessing the feasibility of restoring the whole or most of the Fountain in situ without sacrificing any of its authenticity and integrity.
  • Another important challenge was that the work had to be performed without closing off the space to the public. We wanted to try to make visitors understand both the need to conserve our heritage and on occasions to feel part of a historical process. A key element in this phase was a communication strategy to provide updated information on each phase of the process. The guides that show visitors around the monument were given training courses to enable them to explain the work that was taking place and were informed about new details and discoveries. Three educational exhibitions were organized to complete and present the knowledge acquired during the process. New contents were added to the website and a documentary film was made covering all the different phases of the intervention, all of them made whith tecnological resources.


The Fountain of the Lions is in the Al-Qasr al Sultan, the Royal House of the Sultans from the Nasrid dynasty. It was commissioned by the Sultan Muhammad V (during his second reign between 1362 and 1391). The Fountain is the central feature of the rectangular courtyard, which is organized into two terraces at different levels. Two pavilions jut out into the courtyard from the narrower sides, and a number of rooms are laid out around it. It is made of white marble quarried in Macael in Almeria.

The Fountain consists of 12 lion figures arranged in a circle. Resting on their backs is a large dodecagonal basin with a diameter of 2.52 m. The basin has a water spout in the centre and is decorated with epigraphic, geometric and plant motifs. It sits on a cylindrical stand made of limestone.

The water spout has eight jet-holes arranged in a circle from which the water spurts out. Just below, there are eight drainage holes, which allow the basin to fill without ever brimming over so achieving a smooth balance. The circuit is also connected with the Lions. Water jets out of their mouths and is then collected in the channels in the courtyard.


Speakers
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María Del Mar Villafranca Jiménez

Former Director of the Council of the Alhambra and Generalife, Junta de Andalucía
Maria del Mar Villafranca Jiménez studied History of Art in Granada University in 1984. Her specialist researches of heritage was manifested in her Doctoral Thesis dedicated to the origin and History of the Granada's museums. She is a cultural management and museology expert. From... Read More →


Friday October 2, 2015 09:00 - 10:00 CEST
Parque de las Ciencias - Auditorio Avenida de la Ciencia, s/n, 18006 Granada

17:00 CEST

Closing Ceremony and Presentation of Awards
Tartessos prize

  • Donald H. Sanders, President, The Institute for the Visualization of History, Inc. & Learning Sites, Inc. (USA)
  • Alfredo Grande León, President of Spanish Society of Virtual Archaeology (SEAV) & President of INNOVA Network (Spain)
  • Alan Chalmers, Professor Alan Chalmers, WMG, University of Warwick & Innovation Director, goHDR Ltd.  (United Kingdom)

Best Papers

Best Student Papers

Friday October 2, 2015 17:00 - 18:30 CEST
Parque de las Ciencias - Auditorio Avenida de la Ciencia, s/n, 18006 Granada