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2008 Events

This page lists the 2008 events at which Cultural Heritage Imaging (CHI) presented talks and papers. Please use the links in the right column to see events from other years.



VAST 2008

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Roundtable Discussion

This discussion focused on the concept of accessibility and the sharing of high-quality resources from and for world cultural heritage. It included an overview of the current tools and practices that can bring reliability and effectiveness to the future of digital conservation.


Co-chair, VAST 2008 Michael Ashley
Presenter Mark Mudge
Presented at VAST 2008
Date and Location December 2–6, 2008: Braga, Portugal


QCon 2008

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Session and Panel: “Open Standards Development: Opportunity or Constraint?”

The participants on this panel shared their diverse practical experience with open standards and open source development, and they engaged in a question/answer session on this topic with the audience.


Panelist Michael Ashley
Presented at QCon 2008
Date and Location November 17–21, 2008: San Francisco, California


Museum Computer Network (MCN) 2008

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Panel: “Opening IT Up, Using Open Source Software”

The participants on this panel shared their diverse practical experience with open standards and open source development, and they engaged in a question/answer session on this topic with the audience.


Panelist Carla Schroer
Presented at MCN 2008
Date and Location November 12–15, 2008: Washington, DC


Digital Heritage in the New Knowledge Environment

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Session: “Widening the Audience”

Abstract excerpt: “We are at a unique point in history, the cusp of a Digital Dark Age, where cultural heritage professionals must work to care for the physical past while assuring that there will be a digital Rosetta Stone for future generations. This contribution describes the state-of-the-field in digital preservation and access, and is a call to action for individuals and institutions alike to work beyond our comfort zones and competitive boundaries to help define a sustainable digital future.”


Sponsored by Directorate of the National Archive of Monuments, under the General Directorate of Antiquities and Cultural Heritage of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture
Presenter Michael Ashley
Presented at Digital Heritage in the New Knowledge Environment Conference
Date and Location October 31–November 2, 2008: Athens, Greece
Abstract (PDF) Deep Thinking in Shallow Time: Sharing Humanity’s History in the Petabyte Age (300 KB)
Program (PDF) Digital Heritage in the New Knowledge Environment:
Shared Spaces and Open Paths to Cultural Content
(745 KB)


Scientifically Reliable Digital Imaging for Documentation, Public Access and Conservation

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“Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI): New digital photography technology offers scholars and conservators new ways of looking at humanity's cultural heritage”

This was presented as a full-day workshop.

Presenters Mark Mudge and Carla Schroer
Presented at Museu D. Diogo de Sousa
Date and Location July 9, 2008: Braga, Portugal
Poster (PDF) Download a poster of the event (713 kb)


Sixth World Archaeological Congress (WAC-6)

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“Archaeology in the Digital Age 2.0”

Paper: “Democratization and adoption of digital technology”

Paper: “Robust image-based rock art documentation”

Workshop Slides: “Open Archaeology: Fundamentals of Intellectual Property and Open Source”

CHI President Mark Mudge and CHI Director Carla Schroer presented the two papers. Carla Schroer presented the workshop.

Presenters Mark Mudge and Carla Schroer
Presented at The Sixth World Archaeological Congress (WAC-6)
Date and Location June 29–July 4, 2008: Dublin, Ireland
Workshop slides (PDF) Download the slides (881 kb)


Eurographics 2008

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“Image-Based Empirical Information Acquisition, Scientific Reliability, and Long-Term Digital Preservation for the Natural Sciences and Cultural Heritage”

CHI President Mark Mudge presented a full-day tutorial in which he explained the role of semantically-based knowledge-management strategies and how to simplify their use by natural science and cultural heritage professionals, including long-term preservation measures.

Presenter Mark Mudge
Presented at Eurographics 2008
Date and Location April 14–18, 2008: Crete, Greece
Related Publication View the paper


CAA 2008

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Paper: “Not All Content is 'Born Archival': Empirical Acquisition, Scientific Reliability, and Long-Term Digital Preservation”

Paper: “Open Archaeology: Fundamentals of Intellectual Property and Open Source”

At this event, the authors/presenters delivered a paper and held a workshop, exploring a digital future for cultural heritage through key principles: adoption of digital surrogates, empirical provenance, perpetual digital conservation, and the democratization of technology.


Presenters Mark Mudge, Michael Ashley, Carla Schroer
Presented at CAA 2008: “On the Road to Reconstructing the Past—Advanced technological means to illuminate our past”, 36th Annual Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology
Date and Location April 2–6, 2008: Budapest, Hungary