International Journal of Heritage in the Digital Era


The International Journal of Heritage in the Digital Era (IJHDE) is a quarterly high quality peer reviewed journal in the area of Digital Cultural Heritage and Digital Libraries. It is already in its second year and has been accepted by the Cultural Heritage community with great enthusiasm. The journal’s main scope is to advance the theory, research, practice and to provide a bridge of communication for academicians, researchers, professionals, scientists and students worldwide working in the different areas and disciplines of Digital Heritage. The IJHDE will focus on interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary research concerning both innovative Cultural Heritage Informatics and use of technology for the digitalization, representation, documentation, archiving, preservation, and communication of Cultural Heritage knowledge. The journal is designed to serve as a source reference and archive of advancements in the following themes:


  • Digital Data Acquisition Technologies in Cultural Heritage
  • 2D and 3D Data Capture Methodologies and Data Processing in Cultural Heritage
  • On-site and remotely sensed data collection in Cultural Heritage
  • 2D and 3D GIS in Cultural Heritage
  • Remote Sensing for Archaeology, GPS and GIS in Cultural Heritage Management & Monitoring
  • CAD and FEM based Digital Reconstructions and 3D Modeling
  • Reproduction Techniques and Rapid Prototyping in CH
  • Visualization Techniques (desktop, Virtual and Augmented Reality)
  • Virtual Reality in Archaeology and Historical Research
  • Multimedia, Multilingual, Data Management and Archiving in Cultural Heritage
  • Construction and indexing of large scale Multimedia/Multilingual data
  • Encyclopedias in Cultural Heritage
  • Computer Animation for CH Applications and Virtual Heritage
  • Game Technologies in Cultural Heritage
  • Non-Photorealistic Rendering of CH Data
  • Virtual Museum Applications (e-Museums and e-Exhibitions)
  • Digital/Virtual Documentation of Archaeological Excavations
  • Novel Internet-based Cultural Heritage Applications
  • Portals and Digital Libraries of Culture
  • Usability, Effectiveness and Interface Design for Cultural Heritage Applications
  • Interactive Environments and Applications in Cultural Heritage
  • e-Libraries and e-Archives in Cultural Heritage
  • National Digital Libraries and Aggregators as cross-domain systems
  • Long term availability of content and its long term accessibility
  • Effective IC-Technologies for the creation, management and reuse of content and knowledge
  • Storytelling and authoring tools
  • e-Learning in Cultural Heritage
  • Tools for Education, Documentation and Training in Cultural Heritage
  • Archaeological Analysis and Interpretive Design
  • Standards, Metadata, Ontologies and Semantic Processing in Cultural Heritage and Digital Libraries
  • Authentication, Accreditation and Digital Rights Management
  • Legal issues: Water-Marking, Orphan Works, Copyrights and IPR
  • Professional and Ethical Guidelines in Digital Cultural Heritage
  • The Economics of Cultural Informatics and Tourism
  • Natural and Man initiated deconstruction of Cultural Heritage and prevention techniques.
  • ICT assistance in monitoring and restoration of monuments, archeological sites and artifacts

This year a Special Issue of the journal is planned on the hot topic of Novel Technologies for the Safeguarding and Transmission of Intangible Cultural Heritage. Several overarching themes are planned including: multisensory technologies for capturing and analyzing different forms of ICH, novel multimodal data fusion techniques, semantic media analysis and interpretation approaches for the documentation of ICH, 3D visualization and game technologies, educational tools for enhancing teaching and learning process etc.

This special issue will focus on new and innovative solutions as well as on research projects in this particular area, which constitute real breakthroughs in this important scientific and interdisciplinary area. The deadline for the paper submission will be the 25th of April 2014, and a double blind review system will be applied. Authors will be notified of the review results and asked to provide the camera-ready manuscripts by the end of May 2014. The issue will be published latest in June 2014.


IJHDE Editor:

Marinos Ioannides, Digital Heritage Research Lab, CUT, Cyprus University of Technology

IJHDE Co-Editor:

Nikos Grammalidis CERTH, Greece


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