The 16th EUROGRAPHICS Workshop on Graphics and Cultural Heritage (EG GCH)

Vienna, Austria, November 12-15, 2018

is organized in cooperation with CHNT (Cultural Heritage and New Technologies) as Visual Heritage 2018

Therefore, this page presents only info related to the GCH track of Visual Heritage 2018

GCH 2018: Ultimate Call for Papers

Due to popular request, the deadline for GCH 2018 will be extended one final time to July 4, 2018!

Note: if you are working on a short paper, you can think about extending it to a regular paper and submitting it to this final deadline. In case of non-acceptance, it can still be submitted as a short paper.

Visual Heritage 2018

Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline Regular Papers July 4, 2018 (ultimate final deadline!)
  • Review notification (regular papers) August 6, 2018
  • Submission Deadline Short / Invited Project PapersAugust 13, 2018
  • Review notification (other submission types) September 10, 2018
  • Submission of camera ready (regular papers) September 10, 2018
  • Submission of camera ready (other papers) September 21, 2018
  • Registration deadline for all speakers (and payments) September 21, 2018

General Information

Since 2018 is a key year for the Cultural Heritage community, two established communities working on the domain of ICT & CH have decided to join forces and to organize a federated event. The aims of this federated event are: to bring two slightly different communities together in the same venue (one more oriented to research in visual technology, the other one focusing more on the application of those technologies to CH); to share experiences and discuss methodologies concerning digital visual media and their use in the context of cultural heritage applications; to enable an increased cross-fertilization among those communities and foster collaboration.

GCH 2018 aims to foster an international dialogue between ICT experts and CH scientists to advance the understanding of critical requirements for processing, managing, and delivering cultural heritage information to a broad audience. The objective of the workshop is to introduce and showcase new techniques and applications for supporting Cultural Heritage information ranging from data acquisition, analysis and synthesis, 3D documentation, and data management, to new forms of interactive presentation and 3D printing solutions. Interdisciplinary approaches for analysis, classification and interpretation of cultural artefacts are particularly relevant to the event. GCH 2018 as part of Visual Heritage 2018 provides a scientific forum to exchange novel ideas and techniques in research, education and dissemination of Cultural Heritage information, to transfer them into practice, and identify future research and application opportunities.


We seek original, innovative and previously unpublished contributions in the visual computing area applied to digital cultural heritage, challenging the state-of-the-art solutions, presenting experiences and projects in this domain and leveraging new ideas for future developments. Equally, original contributions in the cultural heritage field of relevance to visual computing are welcome. Contributions are solicited in (but not limited to) the following areas:

  • 2/3/4D data acquisition and processing in Cultural Heritage
  • Multispectral imaging and data fusion
  • Digital acquisition, representation and communication of intangible heritage
  • Material acquisition analysis
  • Heterogeneous data collection, integration and management
  • 3D printing of cultural assets
  • Shape analysis and interpretation
  • Similarity search of digital artefacts
  • Visualization and Virtual Museums including storytelling and design of heritage communications
  • Multi-modal and interactive environments and applications for Cultural Heritage
  • Spatial and mobile augmentation of physical collections with digital presentations
  • Semantic-aware representation of digital artefacts (metadata, classification schemes, annotation)
  • Digital libraries, archiving and long-term preservation of 3D documents
  • Standards and documentation
  • Serious games in Cultural Heritage
  • Organizational aspects of cooperation between ICT and CH experts for project development
  • Best practices for deployment of novel ICT solution in the CH domain, including budgeting and maintenance
  • User demand and reception of ICT solutions in CH institutions

In cooperation with CHNT, GCH is also planning for a half-day tutorial program, addressing practices and challenges in the important areas of acquisition and presentation of CH content.

All accepted papers will be published by the Eurographics Association and archived in the EG Digital Library.

Best papers will be selected and awarded at the conference; those will be invited in extended version for further review and publication in the ACM Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage (ACM JOCCH).


The following people will contribute to the organization of the GCH 2018 track of Visual Heritage 2018:

  • IPC Co_Chairs:
    • Robert Sablatnig
    • Michael Wimmer
  • IPC Members:
    • Alliez Pierre
    • Andujar Carlos
    • Artusi Alessandro
    • Barcelo Juan
    • Biasotti Silvia
    • Blaise Jean-Yves
    • Bockholt Ulrich
    • Brown Benedict
    • Catalano Chiara Eva
    • Chalmers Alan
    • Chrysanthou Yiorgos
    • Cignoni Paolo
    • De Luca Livio
    • Dellepiane Matteo
    • Diem Markus
    • Doulamis Anastasios
    • Fellner Dieter
    • Giachetti Andrea
    • Gobbetti Enrico
    • Guidazzoli Antonella
    • Hermon Sorin
    • Ioannidis Marinos
    • James Stuart
    • Kampel Martin
    • Kaplan Frederic
    • Kleber Florian
    • Linaza Maria Teresa
    • Marroquim Ricardo
    • Marton Fabio
    • Mortara Michela
    • Mühlberger Günter
    • Ohrhallinger Stefan
    • Pescarin Sofia
    • Pratikakis Ioannis
    • Preiner Reinhold
    • Reuter Patrick
    • Rizvic Selma
    • Rodriguez Echavarria Karina
    • Rushmeier Holly
    • Santos Pedro
    • Schreck Tobias
    • Scopigno Roberto
    • Sipiran Ivan
    • Spagnuolo Michela
    • Stanco Filippo
    • Weinmann Michael
    • Weyrich Tim
    • Ynnerman Anders
    • Zambanini Sebastian

The organizing staff of the wider Visual Heritage 2018 event is presented at:


Paper Categories

We accept four categories of papers: full papers, short papers, project papers, tutorials. Note that full papers and other paper categories have different deadlines as indicated above.

Full papers showcase original research in visual heritage.

Short papers showcase recent results, work in progress, and new ideas.

Project papers offer an opportunity to present results of projects in the visual heritage field. Participants to the project presentation sessions will have a unique opportunity for the dissemination of their project developments and products to a broad multi-disciplinary, multi-national and multi-organisational community, which satisfies the core demand of dissemination and valorisation of every funded project.The paper should describe the research and development activities.

Tutorials instruct participants about the background of visual heritage technologies. Tutorial proposals should include the topics to be covered in the presentation session. Presentation time will be longer than regular papers, please contact us for individual requirements.

Page limits are 10 pages for full papers, and 4 pages for all other categories.

Paper Submission

GCH 2018 uses the Submission and Review Management (SRM) system of EUROGRAPHICS. Online submission is now open on the SRM site, which also provides detailed information about the submission process:

Please use the EUROGRAPHICS LaTeX Package to prepare your submission according to the EUROGRAPHICS style guide. Submissions can be accompanied by electronic supplementary material (e.g., images, video, demo).

Submitted content must be original work; papers or summaries of papers that have already been published or submitted elsewhere (including in another language) are not acceptable as paper submission to GCH 2018 and will be rejected without review.

Submitted papers will be carefully reviewed by members of the Program Committee and selected external reviewers. GCH 2018 uses a double-blind peer-review process to evaluate the submissions, so submission need to be properly anonymized. However, the complete information about all co-authors needs to be entered into SRM.

All accepted papers will be published by the Eurographics Association and archived in the EG Digital Library. In addition, best papers will be selected and awarded at the conference; those will be invited in extended version for further review and publication in the ACM Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage (ACM JOCCH).

Note: In case you would like to submit a paper to any of the CHNT tracks, the corresponding submission instructions are available at:


GCH and CHNT will have a joint program in 2018, please check the complete Program at

Concerning ONLY the GCH paper submission call, the list of papers accepted for presentation and their organization in sessions is as follows:


3D Annotation Platform, Nordbuffet
8:40Hands on Aïoli, a reality-based 3D annotation platform for the collaborative documentation of CH artefacts
Livio De Luca, Manuel Adeline, Alaoui M'Darhri Anas, Pamart Anthony, Abergel Violette
Scanning for Cultural Heritage, Room 319
16:20GCH Opening
Sablatnig Robert, Wimmer Michael
16:30CultArc3D_mini: Fully Automatic Zero-Button 3D Replicator
Ritz Martin, Knuth Martin, Santos Pedro, Fellner Dieter
16:55Development of a high resolution topography and color scanner to capture craquelure patterns of paintings
Van Hengstum Mathijs, Essers Tessa, Elkhuizen Willemijn, Dodou Dimitra, Song Yu, Geraedts Jo, Dik Joris
17:20Improving Marker-Based Tracking for Augmented Reality in Underwater Environments
Cejka Jan, Zuzi Marek, Agrafiotis Panagiotis, Skarlatos Dimitrios, Bruno Fabio, Liarokapis Fotis
17:45Atalaya3D: making universities' cultural heritage accessible through 3D technologies short paper
Melero Francisco Javier, Revelles Jorge, Bellido Maria Luisa


VR in CH Applications, Festsaal
9:00Virtual Reality (VR) interactions with multiple interpretations of archaeological artefacts
Gaugne Ronan, Samaroudi Myrsini, Nicolas Theophane, Barreau Jean-Baptiste, Garnier Laurent, Rodriguez Echavarria Karina, Gouranton Valérie,
9:25VR-assisted Architectural Design in a Heritage Site: the Sagrada Família Case Study
Andujar Carlos, Brunet Pere, Buxareu Jeronimo, Fons Joan, Laguarda Narcis, Pascual Jordi, Pelechano Nuria
9:50VR Video Storytelling for Intangible Cultural Heritage Preservation
Selmanovic Elmedin, Rizvic Selma, Harvey Carlo, Boskovic Dusanka, Hulusic Vedad, Chahin Malek, Sljivo Sanda
3D Reconstruction for CH, Festsaal
10:40Towards the reconstruction of wide historical sites : A local graph-based representation to resample gigantic acquisitions
Bletterer Arnaud, Payan Frédéric, Antonini Marc, Meftah Anis
11:05Digital workflow for creating 3D puzzles to engage audiences in the interpretation of archaeological artefacts
Rodriguez Echavarria Karina, Samaroudi Myrsini
11:30Objective and Subjective Evaluation of Virtual Relighting from Reflectance Transformation Imaging Data
Pintus Ruggero, Dulecha Tinsae Gebrechristos, Jaspe Villanueva Alberto, Giachetti Andrea, Ciortan Irina Mihaela, Gobbetti Enrico
Visualization and Visual Analytics for CH, Wappensaal
14:00Proxy Painting
Lange Vanessa, Kurth Philipp, Keinert Benjamin, Boss Martin, Stamminger Marc, Bauer Frank
14:25Visualizing Networks of Maya Glyphs by Clustering Subglyphs
Bogacz Bartosz, Feldmann Felix, Prager Christian, Mara Hubert
14:50Data visualization of decoration occurrence and distribution. A comparative study of Late Egyptian funerary decoration in Thebes short paper
Wutte Anja
Virtual Museums and Virtual Documentation, Wappensaal
15:20Evaluation of Multi-Platform Mobile AR Frameworks for Roman Mosaic Augmentation
Cardoso Jorge, Belo Andre
15:45A configurable design approach for VR museums short paper
Tsita Christina, Sinanis Anastasis, Dimitriou Nikolaos, Papachristou Kostas, Karageorgopoulou Anastasia, Drosou Anastasios, Tzovaras Dimitrios
16:00A Social Platform to support Citizens Reuse of Open 3D Visualisations: a Citizen Science approach short paper
De Donato Renato, De Santo Massimo, Negro Alberto, Pirozzi Donato, Rizzolo Diletta, Santangelo Gianluca, Scarano Vittorio
16:15Earthquake Simulation for Ancient Building Destruction short paper
Fita Josep Lluis, Besuievsky Gonzalo, Patow Gustavo
Digital Documentation for Conservation, Wappensaal
16:50Aging Prediction of Cultural Heritage Samples Based on Surface Microgeometry
Ciortan Irina Mihaela, Marchioro G., Daffara C., Pintus Ruggero, Gobbetti Enrico, Giachetti Andrea
17:15Multiple Material Layer Visualization for Cultural Heritage Artifacts short paper
Moutafidou Anastasia, Adamopoulos Georgios, Drosou Anastasios, Tzovaras Dimitrios, Fudos Ioannis
17:30Gloss Characterization and Calibration for Material Appearance Reproduction of Paintings short paper
Elkhuizen Willemijn S., Essers Tessa T.W., Song Yu, Pont Sylvia C., Geraedts Jo M.P., Dik Joris
17:45Elastic Flattening of Painted Pottery Surfaces short paper
Preiner Reinhold, Karl Stephan, Bayer Paul, Schreck Tobias


Tools for Multimedia or Museum Installations, Hofburg - Ahnensaal
9:00Developing and Maintaining a Web 3D Viewer for the CH Community: An Evaluation of the 3DHOP Framework
Potenziani Marco, Callieri Marco, Scopigno Roberto
9:25Granitic recumbent statue reproduction by a seven axes robotic milling machine short paper
Barreau Jean-Baptiste, Jouneau J., Mérelle J., Maillard L., Bernard Y., Quesnel L.
9:40Browsing Spatial Photography for Dissemination of Cultural Heritage Research Results using Augmented Models short paper
Niebling Florian, Bruschke Jonas, Latoschik Marc Erich
9:55Visualization of Orientations of Spatial Historical Photographs short paper
Bruschke Jonas, Niebling Florian, Wacker Markus
10:10Visualising Dudsbury Hillfort: Using Immersive Virtual Reality to Engage the Public with Cultural Heritage short paper
John David, Hurst D., Cheetham P., Manley H.
3D Scanning & Digitization, Hofburg - Ahnensaal
10:45Multi-Light Energy Map short paper
Lardeux Florian, Marchand Sylvain, Gomez-Krämer Petra
11:00An Investigation of Optimal Light Source Setups for Photometric Stereo Reconstruction of Historical Coins short paper
Brenner Simon, Zambanini Sebastian, Sablatnig Robert
11:153D Reconstruction and Transparent Visualization of Indonesian Cultural Heritage from a Single Image short paper
Pan Jiao, Li Liang, Yamaguchi Hiroshi, Hasegawa Kyoko, Fadjar I Thufail, Mantara Bra, Tanaka Satoshi
11:30Participatory co-creation of public sculpture incorporating 3D digital technologies short paper
Rodriguez Echavarria Karina, Janzon Karin, Wright Jonathan
11:45An Image-based Approach for Detecting Faces Carved in Heritage Monuments short paper
Lai Yu-Kun, Rodriguez Echavarria Karina, Song Ran, Rosin Paul L.
Virtual Archaeology, Room 319
14:00Deep Mapping Tarn Hows: Automated Generation of 3D Historic Landscapes short paper
Reinhold Alexander, Gregory Ian, Rayson Paul
14:15On Combining Epigraphy, TLS, Photogrammetry, and Interactive Media for Heritage Documentation: The Case Study of Djehutihotep’s Tomb in Dayr al-Barsha short paper
de Lima Roberto, Sykora Toon, De Meyer Marleen, Willems Harco, Vergauwen Maarten
14:30Integrated Volume Visualisation of Archaeological Ground Pentrating Radar Data short paper
Bornik Alexander, Wallner Mario, Hinterleiter Alois, Verhoeven Geert, Neubauer Wolfgang
14:45Integrated spatio-temporal documentation and analysis of archaeological stratifications using the Harris Matrix short paper
Neubauer Wolfgang, Traxler Christoph, Andreas Lenzhofer, Kucera Matthias
15:00Virtual Restoration of the Wooden Artifact under Non-Rigid Deformation: A Case of the First Solar Boat of King Khufu short paper
Takashi Nemoto, Tetsuya Kobayashi, Takeshi Oishi, Masataka Kagesawa, Hiromasa Kurokochi, Sakuji Yoshimura, Eissa Zidan, Mamdouh Taha
15:15New Haven Building Archive: A Database for the Collection, Study, and Communication of Local Built Heritage short paper
Rubin Elihu, Akhtar Saima, Brown Benedict, Rushmeier Holly
15:30Towards an automatic 3D patterns classification: the GRAVITATE use case short paper
Moscoso Thompson Elia, Biasotti Silvia, Sorrentino Giusi, Polig Martina, Hermon Sorin
15:45Shape analysis techniques for the Ayia Irini case study short paper
Scalas Andreas, Vassallo Valentina, Mortara Michela, Spagnuolo Michela, Hermon Sorin
16:00GCH Closing
Sablatnig Robert, Wimmer Michael

Registration and Venue


  • the Visual Heritage registration will be in common with CHNT, see the web page with the registration form at
  • Registration fees are presented at

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