CIPA 2021 will be held at Tsinghua University from 28th August to 1st September 2021, jointly organized by Beijing Tsinghua Heritage Institute for Digitization, Together with Tsinghua University and Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture. This year’s symposium themed “Great Learning & Digital Emotion” focuses on the humanistic appeal of cutting-edge cultural heritage technologies; highlighting China’s digital cultural heritage work and its contribution to the construction of the discipline in theory and practice; promoting CIPA across all related fields of cultural heritage from technical data acquisition and management to comprehensive and integrated data application and services.

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Main topics

There are 29 sub-topics which your paper should be relevant to. You may submit your paper to the most relevant one in order to get it read by the specialists of specific areas.

Session A: Collecting and Inventorying Data of Monuments and Sites

Topic #1:Data collection methods and inventory technologies (RS/GIS/GNSS).

Topic #2:Photogrammetry and remote sensing (space, aerial and ground).

Topic #3:Application and special processing of information collection and technology inventory in special scenarios.

1.Historic buildings with wooden structure

2.Urban heritage properties and historic streets

3.Underwater archaeology and underwater heritage properties

4.Cultural heritage properties in war and armed conflict

5.Island properties as cultural heritage

6.Uniqueness of World Cultural Heritage

Topic #4:Recovery, restoration and perseverationof cultural heritage and its digital inventory.

Topic #5:Inventory and preservationof the intangible cultural heritage .

Topic #6:Development of new technologies and case studies.

Session B: Management of Heritage Data and Preventive Conservation

Topic #7:Monitoring, simulative, early-warning and adaptive measures for monuments and sites.

Topic #8:Innovations in technical integration for heritage information management system and several cases.

1.IoT technology

2.Big data




Topic #9:Rules for data identification,processing, categorization and indexing systems.

Topic #10:Heritage informationmanagement and storage aided by 3D printing technology.

Topic #11:Fragility, preventive assessment and risk management of cultural heritage.

Topic #12:Tools and solutions for noninvasive detection of cultural heritage.

Session C: Interpretation and Presentation of Cultural Heritage

Topic #13:Innovation and practices in the activation and promotion of industrialheritage properties.

Topic #14:Narrative interpretation of stone carvings and murals in cave temples.

Topic #15:Interpretation of wooden structure of buildings.

Topic #16:Digital restoration technology for cultural heritage and several cases.

1.Image mosaicing

2.Color restoration

3.3D reconstruction

Topic #17:Innovations and practices: interpretation and presentation of cultural landscapes/cultural routes.

Topic #18:Interpretation and creative practices of the intangible cultural heritage.

Topic #19:Innovative cloud presentation technology for museum displays and good practices.

Session D: Digitalization of Cultural Heritage in Post-Pandemic Era

Topic #20:Innovating immersive experience and the industry of culture and tourism.

Topic #21:Cultural heritage enriching scenario-based education.

Topic #22:Integrating traditional culture into pan-entertainment industry, in particulareSports.

Topic #23:Digital economy serving the cultural heritage sector.

Topic #24:“New Infrastructure Construction” of Smart City empowering digital-based creative industry.

Topic #25:Marketing of cultural and creative products in the era of media cloud broadcasting.

Session E: Ethical Value and Public Participation

Topic #26:Authenticity in digital inventory and presentation of cultural heritage.

Topic #27:Transnationalproperty conservation and digital collaboration .

Topic #28:Public awareness, obligations and involvementof the social sector.

Topic #29:Public accessibility to cultural resources and protection of intellectual property rights.

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