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2 Oct 2015: The abstracts of the papers presented in the converence are available here.

4 Sep 2015: Full programme is online.

16 Jun 2015: The online registration is now active

26 May 2015: *Deadline extention* until the 25th of June. See dates.

26 May 2015:Fees have been reduced to 200e, all-inclusive. See registration for details.

28 Arp 2015: Deadline for paper submission has been extended to the 1st of June. See dates for details.

12 Jan 2015: A preliminary programme has been added.

10 Jan 2015: Online submission is now open!

23 Dec 2014: Submission info has been updated and template for extended abstracts has been added.

30 Nov 2014: International Scientific Committee has been published and Registration Fees have been updated.

25 Oct 2014: Site is up.

Aims and Scope

The debate on issues concerning digital processing and presentation of museum collections, monuments and sites started in the late 90s and it continues today.

Interest now focuses on the relationships between museums, artifacts, digital technologies and the Web (WWW), and their role in the redefinition of the museum itself as “communication engine”. The interaction between real ontologies, the empirical perception of material culture – objects – and their virtual ontologies – the digital representations - creates new perspectives in the domain of data analysis, data sharing, data contextualization and cultural transmission. In this way, every museum is a meta-museum since artifacts, sites and objects exist in relation and interaction with cultural processes. The meta-museum promotes the action of recontextualization of sites and objects, otherwise impossible in an exhibit or museum display. In other words, in the digital domain, a museum artifact is the outcome of a very sophisticated informational and communicational process, contextualized in a virtual network of relations. The museum and its collections are themselves a site or a “sitefact”, because they create new contexts and territories of knowledge.

The international symposium entitled VIRTUAL ARCHAEOLOGY: Museums & Cultural Tourism aims at investigating all new trends in the field of digital (e.g., online, virtual) museums, virtual communities, archaeometric studies, digital cultural tourism and related topics.

The symposium is open to students, museum and cultural heritage professionals, scholars, archaeologists, historians, ethnologists, IT specialists and engineers and others working on digital applications in cultural heritage, public and private museums, etc. The symposium is intended to enable collaborations and projects on Greek and international archaeological case studies.

Topics include, but are not restricted to, the following: