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

Objective

Cultural Heritage (CH) is an integral element of Europe and vital for the creation of a common European identity and one of the greatest assets for steering Europe’s social, economic development and job creation. However, the current research training activities in CH are fragmented and mostly design to be of a single-discipline, failing to cover the whole lifecycle of Digital Cultural Heritage (DCH) research, which is by nature a multi-disciplinary and inter-sectoral research agenda.
ITN-DCH aims for the first time worldwide that top universities, research centers, industries and CH stakeholders, end-users and standardized bodies will collaborate to train the next generation of researchers in DCH. 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 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.

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2013-ITN
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Coordinator

TECHNOLOGIKO PANEPISTIMIO KYPROU
Address
Archbishop Kyprianos 31 Savings Cooperative Bank Building 3rd Floor
3036 Lemesos
Cyprus

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Charalambos Chrisostomou (Dr.)
EU contribution
€ 693 789,24

Participants (13)

UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 379 535,61
Address
Rue Du General Dufour 24
1211 Geneve

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dimitri Konstantas (Prof.)
ETHNICON METSOVION POLYTECHNION
Greece
EU contribution
€ 343 671,90
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
157 80 Athina

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Andreas Georgopoulos (Prof.)
UNIVERSITY OF STUTTGART
Germany
EU contribution
€ 152 445,92
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dieter Fritsch (Prof.)
IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 308 707,85
Address
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Zinovia Papatheodorou (Ms.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 226 468,88
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christoph Schulte (Mr.)
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 157 960
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sofie Heroes (Ms.)
FONDAZIONE BRUNO KESSLER
Italy
EU contribution
€ 164 958,64
Address
Via Santa Croce 77
38122 Trento

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Umberto Silvestri (Mr.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 264 748,66
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Béatrice Saint-Cricq (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE MURCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 155 521,08
Address
Avenida Teniente Flomesta S/n - Edificio Convalecencia
30003 Murcia

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
María Sánchez-Merenciano Juárez (Ms.)
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 305 741,34
Address
Kongresni Trg 12
1000 Ljubljana

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Roko Zarnic (Prof.)
ARCTRON 3D VERMESSUNGSTECHNIK-UND SOFTWAREENTWINCKLUNGS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 198 257,40
Address
Ringstrasse 8
93177 Altenthann

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Katrin Reimer (Mrs.)
7REASONS MEDIEN GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 204 568,10
Address
Seefeldgasse 72
3462 Absdorf

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Guenther Weinlinger (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 162 764,80
Address
Kirby Corner Road - University House
CV4 8UW Coventry

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Peter Hedges (Dr.)