The theme for VSMM 2014 is ‘Image & Archive’.

Archives serve as basic tools for social accountability, the preservation and dissemination of historical memory, and the development of a richer understanding of cultural, social and political forces in an increasingly digital and networked world. Image & Archive focuses on technical aspects of the digital image and, on the numerous ways in which digital archives have become sources for innovation and dissemination.

Over the last decade technical advances including diverse areas in imaging technologies have allowed us to capture the world at increasingly high resolutions and contributed to vast reservoirs of data. New developments in social media and crowdsourcing have resulted in online archives of great diversity and application. Cultural collections are increasingly becoming sources for new methods in knowledge-based visualisation and, advances in web protocols make this data increasingly discoverable. There are rapidly emerging demands for theses digital resources to be analysed and ‘designed’ while simultaneously they become sources material for creative and artistic applications.

Image & Archive addresses numerous topics including:

Archival Science – Artificial Intelligence – Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality – Critical Theory – Cultural Heritage

HCI – Imaging Science (including Robotics) – Information Science – New Museology – Philosophy – Photography

Remote Sensing – Semantic Web – Social Media – Teaching and Learning – Visual Analytics – Visualization

In particular, contributions about VR & Learning Theories, Digital Humanities, New Museology, Virtual Storytelling and Serious Games in Cultural Heritage are solicited.

Abstract due: Sptember 4th 2014. For more information see!call-for-participation/c24gz

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