GCH 2018: Ultimate Call for Papers

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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.

The 16th EUROGRAPHICS Workshop on Graphics and Cultural Heritage

held in Vienna, Austria, November 12-15, 2018

is organized in cooperation with CHNT (Cultural Heritage and New Technologies) as 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 / project papers August 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 speaker 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 organize a federated event. The aims of this federated event are: to bring two slightly different communities together in the same venue (one oriented to research in visual technology, the other focusing 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; and to enable an increased cross-fertilization among those communities and foster collaboration.

GCH 2018 aims to establish 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.

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.


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).

Robert Sablatnig, TU Wien

Michael Wimmer, TU Wien

GCH2018 Program Co-Chairs