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Integrated e-Services for advanced access to heritage in cultural tourist destinations

Objective

ISAAC's main objective is to valorise the relationship between digital heritage and cultural tourism (CT) by developing a novel user-centric ICT environment providing tourism e-services that meet the needs of tourists and citizens in European cultural destinations, facilitating virtual access and stimulating learning experience of European cultural heritage (CH) assets before, during and after a real visit.

This will support:
A. Harmonisation of knowledge and practice in European CT destinations for the benefit of different categories of tourists and other users along the CT experience life cycle
B. Building a multi-stakeholder community of private/public destination managers, IT providers, citizens and tourists, for experiencing and managing CH in urban tourist destinations

Practical outcomes include:
1. A European Reference Model to standardise representation, annotation, presentation and retrieval of digital content in Cities' CH domain in context of interpretative strategies, by improving access to current and future information.
2. An ICT Architecture offering tourists and other users customised e-services for retrieving and accessing complex multimedia information, using cutting edge service-oriented, data mining and multi-agent technology capable of customising information in the CT sector.
3. An Intelligent Mapping System of CH for the preservation, interpretation and monitoring of urban tourism potential in 3 EU cities. This will include the development of a user-oriented satisfaction monitoring system and a GIS-based decision support tool in CT offers by cities.
4. An e-Governance Framework to assess the implications of strengthening ICT in promoting local heritage assets for enhancing the attractiveness and competitive advantages of CT destinations.
5. To disseminate and exploit the Project's Vision and Results to the wider research policy and cultural community and ensure their long-term durability and effects on European CH destinations.

Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM KARLSRUHE GESELLSCHAFT MIT BESCHRAENKTER HAFTUNG
Address
Weberstrasse 5
76133 Karlsruhe
Germany

Participants (13)

COMUNE DI GENOVA
Italy
Address
Via Garibaldi 9
16124 Genova
FONDAZIONE ENI ENRICO MATTEI
Italy
Address
Corso Magenta 63
Milano
GEMEENTE AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
Address
Stadhuis, Amstel 1
1011 PN Amsterdam
ISTITUTO GEOGRAFICO DE AGOSTINI S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Via Giovanni Da Verrazzano 15
28100 Novara
POLITECNICO DI TORINO
STADT LEIPZIG
Germany
Address
Neues Rathaus
04109 Leipzig
STATE RUSSIAN MUSEUM
Russia
Address
Insenernaya Street 4
191186 Saint-petersbourg
THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
TXT E-SOLUTIONS SPA
Italy
Address
Via Frigia 27
Milano
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II
Italy
Address
Corso Umberto 1
80138 Napoli
UNIVERSITY OF SUNDERLAND
United Kingdom
Address
Edinburgh Building, Chester Road
SR1 3SD Sunderland
VERENIGING VOOR CHRISTELIJK HOGER ONDERWIJS, WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK EN PATIENTENZORG
Netherlands
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
VERENIGING VOOR CHRISTELIJK HOGER ONDERWIJS, WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK EN PATIENTENZORG
Netherlands
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam