السبت، 25 يوليو 2015

The 5th International Euro-Mediterranean Conference (EuroMed 2014) Amathus, Limassol Cyprus

The 5th International Euro-Mediterranean Conference (EuroMed 2014). 
The venue of this event is at the entrance of the ancient city of Amathus, by Limassol Cyprus 

Call for Participation

The International Conference on Cultural Heritage (CH) brings together researchers, policy makers, professionals and practitioners to explore some of the more pressing issues concerning cultural heritage today. In particular, the main goal of the conference is to focus on interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary research on tangible and intangible Cultural Heritage, the use of cutting edge technologies for the protection, restoration, preservation, massive digitalization, documentation and presentation of the CH content. At the same time, the event is intended to cover topics of research ready for exploitation, demonstrating the acceptability of new sustainable approaches and new technologies by the user community, SME's, owners, managers and conservators of cultural patrimony.
Several organizations have decided to join together in order to create an optimal environment for the discussion, explanation of new technologies, exchange of modern ideas and in general to allow the transfer of knowledge between a maximum number of professionals and participants during one common time period.
Its main objectives are further to:
  1. Highlight the role of European cultural heritage research and developments within international activities and co-operation.
  2. Assess the impact of EU policies on the protection, restoration, preservation and digitalisation (e-documentation) of European CH and evaluate the positive contribution of cultural heritage innovative research and developments for competitiveness and job creation.
  3. Disseminate the results of EU cultural heritage innovative research and developments acquired at large research facilities and discuss new development and innovations in research infrastructure.
  4. Discuss and consolidate co-ordination of national research into and educational programmes for CH within Europe and the world.
  5. Refine, amend and publish main ideas and visions of any technological platforms opened to the entire field of CH in the context of preparation of the EU Horizon 2020 Framework Programme (2014-2020).
  6. Emphasize the relation of conservation practice to contemporary legislation, especially experienced by SMEs, problems of orphan works, fraud and crime regarding movable cultural heritage market; health and safety issues in conservation practice.
  7. Discuss the influence of research on the impact of EU policies and directives on CH, and mitigation of possible adverse effects.
  8. Underline and discuss the role of the current and future developments on international activities, agreements and co-operations:
    1. against demolishing and/or looting in CH (UNESCO, Interpol, Europol, ICOMOS, ICCROM, etc).
    2. on the e-documentation and e-preservation in CH (Google, UNESCO, World Library, mSoft, etc);
    3. on the establishment of standards in the field of CH;
    4. on conventions (like the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible CH; EU CH Label, WHL, etc);
    5. on monitoring, protecting and presenting worldwide the CH using innovative ICT solutions;
    6. on the legal and ethical responsibilities of CH Informatics.
Those researchers who wish to participate in this event are invited to submit papers on original work addressing the following subjects or related themes in the following two categories:
  1. Protection, Restoration, and Preservation of Tangible and Intangible CH:
    • Damage assessment, diagnosis and monitoring for the preventive conservation and maintenance of CH;
    • Assessment of new conservation treatments (effectiveness, compatibility, reversibility)
    • Development and application of methodologies, technologies, models and tools for damage assessment, monitoring and adaptation to climate change impacts (including extreme events)
    • Groundbreaking applications in the field of monitoring and protecting the tangible CH (for example: earth satellite observation monitoring systems, GIS, etc).
    • Information Management systems in CH.
    • Innovative topics related to the current and future implementation, use, development and exploitation of the EU CH Identity Card
    • Framework conditions to enhance and market most promising prototypes used in tangible and intangible CH
    • Protecting cultural heritage assets from risks and damages resulting from earthquakes, fires, storms, looting and "extreme events"
    • Non-destructive diagnosis technologies for the safe conservation and traceability of cultural assets
    • Compatible solutions for improving the resource and energy efficiency of historic buildings in urban and rural areas
    • Innovative solutions for archaeology, as well as cultural landscapes, taking into account the promotion of (and protection from) cultural tourism and quality of life
    • Benchmarking for furthering guidelines and best practices on methodologies, and standards for CH protection, restoration, preservation and documentation, in relation with CEN (TC 346), Europeana and implementation of EU directives affecting CH and its end-users
    • Research needs to further improve conservation & restoration practices and strengthen the involvement of end-users: owners & managers, conservators, restorers, SMEs, industry etc.
    • Protection of submerged CH: maritime, coastal, marshes and lakes including archaeological assets
    • Contribution to the JPI Initiative on CH for furthering the coordination of all European public efforts together with Member States and wide range of stakeholders
    • Contribution to the ECTP and Focus Area on CH especially for the efforts from private sector especially SMEs and industry
    • Innovative solutions for the consolidation, dissemination, demonstration and exploitation of results, training and education related to the tangible and intangible CH (including open access to scientific results in cultural heritage as well as their preservation)
    • e-Infrastructure networks and applications in the field of CH
    • Contribution to the efficient estimation of costs of the maintenance, conservation, restoration, preservation, digitalization and documentation of the tangible and intangible heritage.
  2. Digital CH:
    • Digital Data Acquisition Technologies in CH
    • 2D and 3D Data Capture Methodologies and Data Processing in CH
    • On-site and remotely sensed data collection
    • 2D and 3D GIS in CH
    • Remote Sensing for Archaeology and CH Management & Monitoring
    • CAD and FEM based Digital Reconstructions and 3D Modelling
    • Reproduction Techniques and Rapid Prototyping in CH
    • Visualisation Techniques (desktop, Virtual and Augmented Reality)
    • Virtual Reality in Archaeology and Historical Research
    • Multimedia, Multilingua, Data Management and Archiving
    • Construction and indexing of large scale Multimedia/Multilingual
    • Encyclopedias in CH
    • Computer Animation for CH Applications and Virtual Heritage
    • Game Technologies in CH
    • Non-Photorealistic Rendering of CH Data
    • Virtual Museum Applications (e-Museums and e-Exhibitions)
    • Digital/Virtual Documentation of Archaeological Excavations
    • Novel Internet-based CH Applications
    • Portals and Digital Libraries of CH
    • Usability, Effectiveness and Interface Design for CH Applications
    • Innovative Graphics Applications and Techniques
    • Interactive Environments and Applications
    • e-Libraries and e-Archives in CH
    • National Digital Libraries and Aggregators as cross-domain systems
    • Long term availability of content and its long term accessibility
    • Effective IC-Technologies for the creation, management and reuse of content and knowledge
    • Storytelling and authoring tools
    • e-Learning in CH
    • e-Infrastructures on digital libraries applications
    • Tools for Education, Documentation and Training in CH
    • Archaeological Analysis and Interpretive Design
    • Standards, Metadata, Ontologies and Semantic Processing in CH
    • Authentication, Accreditation and Digital Rights Management
    • Legal issues: Water-Marking, Orphan Works, Copyrights and IPR
    • Professional and Ethical Guidelines
    • The Economics of Cultural Informatics and Tourism
    • Natural and Man initiated deconstruction of CH and prevention techniques.
    • ICT assistance in monitoring and restoration



Assist. Prof. Dr. EMAD HANI ISMAEEL 
             Ph.D. in Technologies for the Exploitation
                of the Built Heritage .
                 Faculty Member in the Dept. of Architecture
                 College of Engineering , University of Mosul
                 Mosul - Iraq .
E-mail:     emadhanee@yahoo.com
                 emadhanee@gmail.com
                 http://emadhani.blogspot.com/
Tel :          +964 (0)770 164 93 74

الخميس، 23 يوليو 2015

Twelfth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic, and Social Sustainability

Twelfth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic, and Social Sustainability

3Portland, OR, USA
Portland State University
Smith Memorial Student Union
21-23 January 2016


 2016 Conference

Portland, OR, USA

Final Proposal Submission Deadline to Qualify for Regular Registration:
17 October 2015


The International Advisory Board is pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the Twelfth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic, and Social Sustainability and the Call for Submissions to On Sustainability Collection of Journals. The 2016 Sustainability Conference will be held at Portland State University, Smith Memorial Student Union in Portland, OR, USA, from 21-23 January 2016. 

CONFERENCE THEMES

Proposals for paper presentations, workshops, poster presentations, or colloquia are invited that discuss the broader themes listed below. In addition to the special focus, paper presentations will be grouped into one of the following categories for presentation at the conference:

Theme 1: Environmental Sustainability
Theme 2: Sustainability in Economic, Social and Cultural Context
Theme 3: Sustainability Policy and Practice
Theme 4: Sustainability Education
Special Focus: Urban Sustainability: Inspiration and Solution


 
With more than 50 percent of the global population living in urban or urbanizing areas, developing and recognizing urban models of sustainability have become imperative. In the search for solutions many urban centers struggle with the full inclusion of their indigenous, immigrant and marginalized populations in policy solutions and implementation. As we envision sustainable development in cities and strive for livable futures, being intentional about inclusion is critical. A future with sustainable cities requires initiatives that grow from the nexus of social, economic, cultural, and environmental research and policy development and implementation.

INSTITUTE FOR SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS AND THE SUSTAINABILITY CONFERENCE

The 2016 Sustainability Conference is pleased to be partnering with the Institute for Sustainable Solutions at Portland State University. The Institute for Sustainable Solutions (ISS) is a hub for sustainability at Portland State, supporting interdisciplinary research, curriculum development, student leadership, and meaningful community partnerships that contribute to a just, prosperous, and vibrant future for our region and the world.

Presenters also have the option to submit completed papers to one of fully peer-reviewed journals in On Sustainability Journal Collection. If you are unable to attend the conference, you may still join the community and submit your article for peer review and possible publication, upload an online presentation, and enjoy subscriber access to the journal. 

Proposals are reviewed on rolling deadlines. The next proposal submission deadline is 21 March (title and short abstract). 

For more information and to submit a proposal visit: http://onsustainability.com/portland-2016. 

Enquiries: conferencedirector@commongroundpublishing.com
Web address: http://onsustainability.com/portland-2016  


Assist. Prof. Dr. EMAD HANI ISMAEEL
 
                Ph.D. in Technologies for the Exploitation
                 of the Built Heritage .
                 Faculty Member in the Dept. of Architecture
                 College of Engineering , University of Mosul
                 Mosul - Iraq .
E-mail:     emadhanee@yahoo.com
                 emadhanee@gmail.com
                 http://emadhani.blogspot.com/
Tel :          +964 (0)770 164 93 74

الاثنين، 20 يوليو 2015

International Conference on Architecture, Structure and Civil Engineering (ICASCE'15) Sept. 7-8, 2015 Antalya (Turkey)

International Conference on Architecture, Structure and Civil Engineering (ICASCE'15) Sept. 7-8, 2015 Antalya (Turkey)
7th to 8th September 2015
Antalya, Turkey


New Paper/Abstract/Poster Submission Deadline: August 11, 2015

All accepted papers of ICASCE'15 will be published in the printed conference proceedings with valid International ISBN number that will be registered at: London, UK. Each Paper will be assigned Digital Object Identifier(DOI) from CROSSREF. The Proceeding will be submitted to SCPOUS/ISI Thomson for review and possible indexing

Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:

-Architecture Engineering
-Structural Engineering
-Civil Engineering
-Transport Engineering
-Waste Management 
-Smart Materials 
-Green Buildings and Pollution
-Construction Engineering Systems 
-GIS 
-Water Conservation
-Urban Planning


International Conference on Architecture, Structure and Civil Engineering (ICASCE'15) on Sept. 7-8, 2015 at Antalya (Turkey) is aimed for the scientists, scholars, engineers and students from the Universities all around the world and the industry to present ongoing research activities, and hence to foster research relations between the Universities and the industry. This conference provides opportunities for the delegates to exchange new ideas and application experiences face to face, to establish business or research relations and to find global partners for future collaboration.
ICASCE'15 is sponsored by Universal Researchers in Civil and Architecture Engineering (URCAE).

All full paper submissions will be peer reviewed and evaluated based on originality, technical and/or research content/depth, correctness, relevance to conference, contributions, and readability. 
All accepted papers of ICASCE'15 will be published in the printed conference proceedings with valid International ISBN number that will be registered at: London, UK. 
The Proceedings of the Conference will be published by UR-CPS (Conference Publishing Services) and will be will be archived in UR's Engineering & Technology Digital Library. Each Paper will be assigned Digital Object Identifier(DOI) from CROSSREF. The Proceeding will be submitted to ISI Thomson for review and indexing. In addition the proceedings will be indexed at Google and Google Scholar google.com and all major search engines.
Best Presentation Award certificates will also be distributed at the time of the conference
English is the official language of the conference. We welcome paper submissions. Prospective authors are invited to submit full (and original research) papers (which is NOT submitted or published or under consideration anywhere in other conferences/journal) in electronic (DOC or PDF) format alongwith the contact information.
Submission Deadline: August 11, 2015
Half day city tour is on Sept. 8, 2015. Charges for tour USD 50.
Please submit your papers by email at: editor@urcae.org
Contact Email:
For any inquiry about the submission and conference, please feel free to contact us at: editor@urcae.org

SUBMISSION
Submit your Article/Review/Research Paper/Abstract/Poster to email id: 
editor@urcae.org 

Enquiries: editor@urcae.org
Web address: http://icasce.urcae.org/index.php
Sponsored by: Universal Researchers

Assist. Prof. Dr. EMAD HANI ISMAEEL
 
                Ph.D. in Technologies for the Exploitation
                 of the Built Heritage .
                 Faculty Member in the Dept. of Architecture
                 College of Engineering , University of Mosul
                 Mosul - Iraq .
E-mail:     emadhanee@yahoo.com
                 emadhanee@gmail.com
                 http://emadhani.blogspot.com/
Tel :          +964 (0)770 164 93 74

الثلاثاء، 14 يوليو 2015

EUROSDR/ISPRS WORKSHOP ON 'OBLIQUE CAMERAS AND DENSE IMAGE MATCHING' 19 - 20 October 2015 (Southampton - UK

EUROSDR/ISPRS WORKSHOP ON 'OBLIQUE CAMERAS AND DENSE IMAGE MATCHING'

19 - 20 October 2015 (Southampton - UK)
Organized by:
  • Fabio Remondino, FBK Trento, Italy
  • Norbert Haala, University of Stuttgart, Germany
  • Norbert Pfeifer, TU Wien, Austria
  • Malcolm Havercroft, Ordnance Survey, UK
Geospatial data generated automatically from images is currently experiencing a technological boost: increasing quality of digital airborne imagery,  developments and availability of oblique multi-camera systems, and innovations in dense image matching algorithms. National Mapping and Cadastral Agencies (NMCAs) consider changing their production pipelines while photogrammetric companies consider upgrading their airborne cameras to multi-view systems. These developments and considerations motivated the launch of two EuroSDR / ISPRS benchmarks:
1)     "Multi-platform photogrammetry" which aims to assess the accuracy and reliability of current methods for calibration and orientation of images acquired by different platforms (oblique cameras, UAV, terrestrial) as well as their integration for image matching and dense point cloud generation
http://www2.isprs.org/commissions/comm1/icwg15b/benchmark_main.html
2)     "High Density Aerial Image Matching" which aims to evaluate the potential of photogrammetric 3D data capture in view of the ongoing developments of software for automatic image matching, building upon the first, very successful EuroSDR benchmark of High Density Image Matching  http://www.ifp.uni-stuttgart.de/ISPRS-EuroSDR/ImageMatching/index.en.html
Following these activities, the EuroSDR / ISPRS workshop onOblique Cameras & Dense Image Matching will bring together experts and users of these technologies and solutions to discuss the latest developments and present the latest results.
The event will have a free registration fee and will be held on 19-20 October 2015 at the Ordnance Survey's headquarter, Explorer House at Adanac Drive in Southampton, UK(https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/about/head-office/index.html).Here you can find a list of recommended hotels in Southampton(word doc).
Presentations will come from industry, academia, and NMCAs.
Confirmed speakers are:
  • Yuri Raizman (VisionMap): "A3 Edge for oblique and dense DSM – practical case study"
  • Lennart Flem (Blom): "Experiences with techniques for 3D modelling from oblique imagery in Blom"
  • Mathias Rothermel (nFrames): "Oblique image processing in SURE: first experiments and results"
  • Philipp Grimm (IGI): "From 2.5 D to 3D: surface reconstruction from oblique images with IGImatch"
  • Antonio Magariños & Julia Talaya (ICGC Spain): "First experiences on the use of an oblique camera at ICGC"
  • Görres Grenzdörffer (Rostock University, Germany): "Development and tests of the "Four Vision" oblique camera system for Micro-UAS"
  • David Holland (Ordnance Survey, UK): "Ordnance Survey's experience in creating dense point clouds and 3D building models from oblique imagery"
  • Ruediger Wagner (Leica / Hexagon): "Oblique sensors, workflows and information - a practical perspective"
  • Hans Joachim Benfer (Aerowest): TBD
  • Michael Gruber (Vexcel / Microsoft): TBD
  • Markus Gerke (Twente University / ITC, The Netherlands): TBD
  • Andy McGill (Ordnance Survey, Ireland): "LOD 2 from vertical & oblique imagery"
Further speakers from the R&D, NMCA and industrial communities are warmly invited to attend the event and present their results. In particular researchers using the benchmarking datasets are kindly asked to join the event and present their achievements. Please send an email before September 21st, 2015 to Fabio Remondino - remondino@fbk.eu - if you are willing to give a presentation.
In the evening of October 19th, the first workshop's day, participants will be invited to a social dinner. We gratefully acknowledge the sponsorship of Leica Hexagon for this event.  

Assist. Prof. Dr. EMAD HANI ISMAEEL
 
                Ph.D. in Technologies for the Exploitation
                 of the Built Heritage .
                 Faculty Member in the Dept. of Architecture
                 College of Engineering , University of Mosul
                 Mosul - Iraq .
E-mail:     emadhanee@yahoo.com
                 emadhanee@gmail.com
                 http://emadhani.blogspot.com/
Tel :          +964 (0)770 164 93 74