The VAST 2011 Conference had originally been planned to take place in Alexandria, Egypt, but, with the agreement of the local organizers, in recognition of the difficult situation in the North African Region that might discourage a wide attendance, the Symposium has been relocated to Prato (Italy), at the local university, on the same dates as originally planned, i.e. from 18 to 21 October 2011.
Prato is a town in Tuscany, 20 km from Florence and well connected to it and to the international airports of Florence, Bologna and Pisa (hubs of low-cost airlines), and via the High-Speed main Italian train line to the intercontinental airports in Rome and Milan. The Conference organization has secured a sufficient number of rooms in Prato at favorable prices for conference attendees.
We are seeking contributions that advance the state of the art in the information technologies available to support cultural heritage. In particular:
Data Acquisition and Processing:
Other relevant works concerning the application of information technologies to Cultural Heritage, not explicitly included in the above categories, are also welcome for submission.
Accepted papers will be presented in the form of:
The best papers of the Conference will be proposed for an extended submission to ACM Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage (http://jocch.acm.org/).
Tutorials and Workshops: the conference will host also half-day and full-day working sessions that provide an opportunity to educate and share on key topics of interest face-to-face. Suitable tutorial documentation will be published in the "Projects & Short Papers" proceedings volume. Workshops that provide supplementary material in time for the CD-ROM printing will also be included. Authors of accepted tutorials and workshops who wish to produce suitably complete material may be given the option of producing a separate publication if funding can be secured. Please contact the Conference Chairs for any Tutorial/Workshop proposal.
VAST will use the EG paper submission system. Submission will be available in short from the VAST2011 web site. All submissions will be reviewed and feedback given to the authors. See detailed information on the VAST 2011 website.
To have the paper published in the proceedings, at least one of the authors must register to the Conference after being notified of acceptance but before submitting camera-ready copies.
The Conference Chairs: