Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage – DiPP2013



The third international conference on Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage – DiPP2013 aimed at presenting innovative results, research projects and applications in the field of digitisation, documentation, archiving, representation and preservation of global and national tangible and intangible cultural and scientific heritage. The main focus was to provide open access to digitised cultural heritage and to set up sustainable policies for its continuous digital preservation and conservation. The priority area was the digital presentation and preservation of cultural and historical objects under conditions of risk, including those from the Veliko Tarnovo region. The forum has demonstrated innovative technologies and prototypes, including digital repositories, digital archives, virtual museums and digital libraries, which result from established practices and achievements in the field. Representatives were invited to participate and exchange experiences, ideas, knowledge and best practices of the field from a number of public and specialised libraries, museums, galleries, archives, centres, both national and foreign research institutions and universities. Special attention was given to the session “Veliko Tarnovo region – a candidate for European capital of culture 2019”, which has presented the initiative to promote the region on the European and international cultural scene.

Main Topics:

Authors were invited to submit original, unpublished research and project papers that were not simultaneously under consideration for publication elsewhere. General areas of interests include (but are not limited to) the following topics:

•    Digital libraries, e-archives, repositories, virtual museums, e-exhibitions and encyclopedias of cultural heritage
•    Virtual reconstructions and interactive multimedia solutions for museums, theatres, concert halls, exhibitions, etc.
•    Restoration and preservation of tangible and intangible cultural heritage
•    Acceleration and facilitation of the sharing and exchange of research data
•    Issues of the protection of intellectual property: determination, accreditation and management of rights to digital content
•    Documentation, visualisation and interaction in museums and archives
•    e-Infrastructures for digitised scientific heritage. Open access to digitised cultural and scientific heritage
•    Digital libraries and aggregators for transfer of digitised wealth within the European and global digital environment (incl. European digital library – Europeana, EuDML, etc.)
•    Semantic processing of cultural heritage knowledge. Techniques for extracting digital data and knowledge
•    Use, efficiency and design of interfaces for applications in cultural heritage. Multilingualism
•    Interactive systems in cultural and creative industries
•    Social games for presenting scientific and historical heritage
•    Digital storytelling in cultural heritage
•    Digital Humanities
•    Educational applications of digital libraries with cultural and scientific content
•    Digitalisation of cultural heritage and economics of cultural tourism


Working language of the conference: English

DiPP2013 Conference: September 18-21, 2013

Location of the Event: Regional Museum of History and the Regional Public Library “P.R. Slaveykov” in Veliko Tarnovo


For more information visit the official web-site:


Principal Organiser: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 1113 Sofia, 8, Acad. G Bonchev Str., website:, office phone +359 2 870 1072, e-mail:

Co-Organisers: Veliko Turnovo Municipality, Regional Museum of History and Regional Public Library “P.R. Slaveykov” in Veliko Tarnovo, St Cyril and St Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo.


Hosts of the Event:

  • Regional Museum of History in Veliko Tarnovo
  • Regional Public Library “P.R. Slaveykov” in Veliko Tarnovo

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