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Cultural heritage informatics research oriented network

Objective

CHIRON aims at providing training opportunities to graduates wishing to start a research career in the field of IT applications to the research, conservation, and presentation of material Cultural Heritage. Here IT has proven to be an effective tool, using state-of-art technology adapted from other sectors or purposely developed to take into account the peculiar necessities of cultural applications. Interdisciplinarity is therefore essential. Young researchers need to be exposed to a variety of specialized techniques as well as to on-site experience. Moreover, specialization in a single discipline has placed the focus on individual steps of the production process (the pipeline) that leads from data acquisition, management and processing to exploitation and c ommunication. Fragmentation is thus an issue to be addressed promptly and needs a holistic approach that at present no training institution can provide. Partners proposing CHIRON cover complementary parts of the potential training field. Their collaboratio n in a joint project will provide an integrated coverage of the different specializations adding a common perspective and coherent approach. This will be developed through a joint training activity, to which all the young researchers will participate, and specific research projects carried out by individual partners in a co-ordinated way, which will be the main training/research activity of hosted fellows. CHIRON partners offer researchers a spectrum covering different archaeological periods and different l ocations ¿ from Northern/Central Europe to the Mediterranean Area and the Near East. A wide range of technologies is covered, from database to multimedia and state-of-art 3D modelling and visualization applications to Cultural Heritage. Economic and social implications will also be considered. It must be highlighted that the proposing partnership includes the leading European academic and research centres on the subject and the ones offering training on it.

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-MOBILITY-2
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Funding Scheme

EST - Marie Curie actions-Early-stage Training

Coordinator

PIN SCRL SERVIZI DIDATTICI E SCIENTIFICI PER L'UNIVERSITA DI FIRENZE
Address
Piazza Ciardi 25
Prato
Italy

Participants (6)

UNIVERSITY OF THE AEGEAN
Greece
Address
University Hill
Mytilene
BEN GURION UNIVERSITY OF THE NEGEV
Israel
Address
Ben-gurion Avenue
653 Beer-sheva
UNIVERSITY OF BRIGHTON
United Kingdom
Address
Mithras House, Lewes Road, Moulescoomb
Brighton
ENAME CENTER FOR PUBLIC ARCHAEOLOGY AND HERITAGE PRESENTATION
Belgium
Address
Abdijstraat 13-15
Oudenaarde
UNIVERSITY OF YORK
United Kingdom
Address
Heslington
York
EIDGENOSSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZURICH
Switzerland
Address
Eth Zentrum, R??mistrasse 101
Zurich