Special sessions

Special Sessions will include:

• Tutorials

• Workshops

• Panels


For a Special Session proposal to be considered for acceptance at Digital Heritage 2015, the proposed topic needs to be a presentation of teaching objectives (tutorials), contributions to the state-of-the-art, new initiatives or an emerging area in one of the core themes of the conference. The topic should be timely and significantly important to the audience, and the speakers need to convey compelling information about it.


Tutorials should be planned as half-day or full-day, at introductory, intermediate or advanced levels, and could cover any theme among the entire spectrum of topics of the Conference. They could focus vertically on technology, or could demonstrate its potential for creative applications. Tutorials are intended to show what can be done, but even more importantly, how this is done and what kind of tools can be used to do it. While proposing a tutorial, authors should consider that tutorial attendees come from diverse backgrounds, ranging from research and development to education, curatorship and applications.


Proposals for Workshops and Panels will be judged by the ability to bring together key researchers from the CH as well as ICT domains, aiming at introducing a new area to the overall community, to further develop it, and to help establishing a larger research community beyond that area. Special session proposals covering multidisciplinary areas are particularly encouraged, as well as those proposals regarding common challenges, e.g. (and not restricted to) Methods in Archaeology, Museums and Technology, etc.


Special Session submissions (up to 4 A4-pages) should contain the following information:

• Full contact information for all tutorial instructors or workshop leaders, including a one-paragraph statement of their research interests and areas of expertise.

• A short CV for each presenter, participant or authors who have agreed to participate with their results to the session.

• A description of target audience and expected number of participants (based, if possible, on past experience).

• Any special requirements for technical support.A title and brief description of the content or topic and its relevance to the DH community (not more than 1,500 words).

Additionally, Tutorial proposals should include:

• A brief outline showing that the core content can be covered in a half day (approximately 3 hours, plus breaks). In exceptional cases, full-day tutorials may be supported as well.

Workshop proposals must include:

• The intended length and format of the workshop and the forecasted number of attendees.

• A proposed budget (as DH workshops are expected to be self-financing).