The XIIth Annual International Conference on the Digitization of Cultural Heritage will be held at the Van Leer Institute, Jerusalem on the 8-9th of November, 2015. This conference provides the opportunity for the community of professionals working in the digitization of cultural heritage both in Israel and their international colleagues, to come together and share their latest projects, research and perspectives and supply fresh discussions.
This year the conference will host two archaeological sessions organized in collaboration with the Israel Antiquities Authority.

Session title:
Session organizers:
Sveta Matskevich (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Liat Weinblum (Israel Antiquities Authority)
Language: English
Length of the paper: 20 min

Despite the literal name of their profession (“the science of old things”); archaeologists are among the most active producers of digital records of our cultural heritage. This stems from the essential unrepeatability of the archaeological record. In order to get her data, the archaeologist needs to excavate it out, and hence in effect destroy the context in which it was found. All that remains after the process is complete are the records; whether memories in the archaeologist’s mind, or written, drawn, or photographed records, now increasingly as time goes on we have a range of digital records.
Constantly developing data acquisition methods and complex data formats pose distinct challenges in the preservation of archaeological archives and their presentation to the archaeological community and the wider public. We, the archaeological communities in different parts of the world, need to join our efforts together in the management of our digital cultural heritage.
Session themes:
This session is intended to bring together innovative practices in collection, preservation and dissemination of archaeological data. We welcome papers that discuss various facets of digital archaeology with the emphasis on data management in the field of:
– Field recording
– Spatial data
– Scientific datasets
– Dissemination via Web, Linked Data
– Digital archives
– 3D and Visualisation
The call for papers close on August 15, 2015. Please submit your abstracts (up to 250 words) to Sveta Matskevich (
All presenters whose papers have been accepted, need to register for the conference online with a code that will be provided to you. This will allow you to register for the conference free of charge

Key dates: . Please note that no on-site registrations will be possible.
20 June, 2015 – call for papers opens
15 August, 2015 – call for papers closes
1 September 2015 – notification of acceptance
8 – 9 November 2015 – conference
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