ACM Journal on

Computing and Cultural Heritage (JOCCH)

Latest Articles

Developing 3D Imaging Programmes--Workflow and Quality Control

This article reports on a successful project for 3D imaging research, digital applications, and use of new technologies in the museum. The article... (more)

Low-Cost Real-Time 3D Reconstruction of Large-Scale Excavation Sites

The 3D reconstruction of archeological sites is still an expensive and time-consuming task. In this article, we present a novel interactive, low-cost... (more)

Alternative Representations of 3D-Reconstructed Heritage Data

By collecting images of heritage assets from members of the public and processing them to create... (more)

Handheld Visual Representation of a Castle Chapel Ruin

We have experienced rapid development in Augmented Reality (AR) systems and platforms in the world of cultural heritage, namely in cultural settings... (more)


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Impact Factor Update

The journal Impact Factor (IF) is produced by ISI. A pre-condition to the application process is a record of timely publication of journal issues over a two-year period. I am pleased to announce that JOCCH followed a regular publishing schedule from 2012 through 2013 and so the procedure for requesting the ISI IF certification started early 2014. The evaluation period will take approximately two years.
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Forthcoming Articles

Automated Sentence Shortening via Morpho-Syntactic Data in Historical Language Learning

The present paper describes an algorithmical approach that shortens Ancient Greek sentences by using the morpho-synctatic information attached to each constituent word. This work underpins the content of our eLearning application, AncientGeek, whose unique teaching technique draws from primary Greek sources. A success rate of between 70% and 90% was reached following a single step of refinement.

Safeguarding and Accessing Drama as Intangible Cultural Heritage

Storytelling, especially in the form called drama, is a pervasive activity across cultures and ages. Though much attention has been devoted to the preservation of the media supports of drama (e.g., films and tapes), there is a widespread acknowledgement that such tangible heritage is the expression of an intangible notion of drama. This paper introduces the drama as a form of intangible cultural heritage and presents a solution for its preservation in terms of a formal encoding of metadata through a computational ontology. We develop an analysis that identifies the drama elements that abstract from the tangible dramatic media item. We also provide a method for accessing the intangible drama heritage through the visualization of the formal encoding and its mapping on the tangible elements (the drama text). The latter revealed to be useful in teaching and investigating drama.

Rule-based generation of ancient Chinese architectures from the Song dynasty

Ancient Chinese architecture is a prominent example of the ancient oriental architectures. It is based on a standardized module system (Yingzao Fashi). In this paper, we present a rule-based ancient Chinese architecture generation approach. Based on the hierarchical topology of structural patterns and the specification of construction methods in Chinese traditional architectures, the approach formalizes the knowledge of architecture construction rule for each style in a set of rule tables and parameterized the wooden elements of buildings to control the generation of models. XML based description could be generated for displaying of models. To demonstrate the efficiency of our approach, each type of architecture is generated based on the corresponding rules. The fundamental difference between our approach and previous work is that we implement module system in ancient Chinese architecture digitalization in real sense.

Displacement Mapping as a metric tool for optimizing mesh models originated by 3D digitization

In the past 20 years several methods have been proposed for re-coding 3D models with a low spatial frequency 3D representation plus a high frequency 2D map for recovering the details. This approach has been explored with different kind of mapping (bump, normal, relief, parallax, displacement), demonstrating to be effective for dramatically reducing the model size still maintaining a good visual appearance. For this reason it is widely applied in all those situation where the rendering time constraints are critical (e.g. real-time rendering of complex models for gaming). However, the significant difference between the original detailed 3D model and the re-coded version prevented till now to consider the latter as a metrically satisfying substitute of the former one. The purpose of this paper is to propose a re-coding method based on displaced subdivision surfaces, that allows to adapt the re-coded 3D representation to the metrological limitations of the 3D capturing technique used for generating the original mesh, in order to maintain the geometric incoherency between the re-coded and the acquired mesh, below a threshold determined by the natural capturing technology uncertainty. The resulting re-coded model can be therefore considered as close to the physical object/scenario, as the original acquired mesh, with a great advantage in terms of 3D representation size, UV parametrization, topological coherence and scalability. The method has been tested on three cultural heritage objects with different complexity: a damaged wooden painting by Leonardo da Vinci (nearly 2.5D shape), a Roman stone head sculpture (full 3D shape with simple topology), a full body bronze sculpture by Donatello (full 3D shape with complex topology), demonstrating the coherency between the re-coded models and the originals, with a minimal 1:20 model size compression.

Methodological Framework for the Design and Development of Applications for Reactivation of Cultural Heritage: Case Study Cisneros Marketplace at Medellin, Colombia.

The need to preserve and live in cities with value and care for cultural heritage makes information technologies a tool to locate, document, describe and visualize important urban contexts. With technology resources and the convergence of media such as text, data, maps, charts, pictures, virtual models, among others, the cultural heritage can be celebrated, contemplated and admired more easily. However, creating an application for learning of cultural heritage by citizens remains a challenge because there is no clear methodology to be followed for its development and as far as we know no one has proposed a methodological framework to determine for applications in this eld, whose aspects should be considered and whose tools should be used in order to improve cultural heritage learning of the people using the application. This paper proposes a methodological framework that allows a developer to categorize the type of cultural heritage application to develop, and determine which types and quality of resources should be used in the application in order to maximize the usability of the application, and cultural heritage learning achieved by the user while fitting to the technological constraints. The methodology is applied for the reactivation of Cisneros marketplace at Medellin in Colombia as a case study for testing the framework proposed. This paper is part of a project called Reactivation of Cultural Heritage in Colombia using Information and Communication technologies.

Access to recorded interviews: A research agenda

The dream of a global knowledge network—A new approach

The arrigo showcase reloaded—towards a sustainable link between 3D and semantics

Research challenges for digital archives of 3D cultural heritage models

A taxonomy of visualization strategies for cultural heritage applications

Modeling visitors' profiles: A study to investigate adaptation aspects for museum learning technologies

Using ontological and document similarity to estimate museum exhibit relatedness

A visitor's guide in an active museum: Presentations, communications, and reflection

Nrityakosha: Preserving the intangible heritage of Indian classical dance

IsoCam: Interactive Visual Exploration of Massive Cultural Heritage Models on Large Projection Setups


Publication Years 2008-2015
Publication Count 137
Citation Count 204
Available for Download 137
Downloads (6 weeks) 1114
Downloads (12 Months) 11335
Downloads (cumulative) 53181
Average downloads per article 388
Average citations per article 1
First Name Last Name Award
David P Dobkin ACM Fellows (1997)
Wen Gao ACM Fellows (2013)
Ugur Gudukbay ACM Senior Member (2008)
Tsvi Kuflik ACM Distinguished Member (2013)
ACM Senior Member (2012)
George Lepouras ACM Senior Member (2008)
Holly E Rushmeier ACM Distinguished Member (2006)
Kenneth Steiglitz ACM Fellows (1997)

First Name Last Name Paper Counts
Roberto Scopigno 6
Marco Callieri 5
Ruggero Pintus 4
Enrico Gobbetti 4
Matteo Dellepiane 4
Martin Doerr 3
Livio Luca 3
Massimiliano Corsini 3
Carlos Sanchez-Belenguer 2
Francesco Bellotti 2
Alberto Villanueva 2
Dieter Fellner 2
Stephen Laycock 2
Graham Bell 2
Markku Reunanen 2
Fabio Bettio 2
Angeliki Antoniou 2
Nadine Couture 2
David Mortimore 2
Alan Chalmers 2
Valentina Fiore 2
Thomas Funkhouser 2
Alessandro De Gloria 2
Fabio Marton 2
George Lepouras 2
Szymon Rusinkiewicz 2
Tim Weyrich 2
Nick Corps 2
Riccardo Berta 2
Rudolf Gschwind 2
Lily Diaz 2
Paolo Cignoni 2
Anke Lüdeling 2
Hijung Shin 2
Volker Settgast 2
Eduardo Vendrell-Vidal 2
Donato Malerba 1
Fabio Gadducci 1
Christine Chevrier 1
Claudia Barberis 1
Jetmir Xhembulla 1
Eliana Siotto 1
Fabrice Evrard 1
Panayiotis Charalambous 1
Bianca Falcidieno 1
Qingquan Li 1
Qiong Li 1
Nazrita Ibrahim 1
Irene Katsouri 1
Fumio Okura 1
Immanuel Normann 1
Gerd Reis 1
Didier Stricker 1
Stephanie Schnorr 1
Suzanne De Jong-Kole 1
Ilan Shimshoni 1
Jennifer Gutierrez 1
Chandra Kambhamettu 1
Alejandro León 1
M Luzón 1
Stuart Dunn 1
Jaime Kaminski 1
Elwira Holowko 1
Jeffrey Trevino 1
Werner Purgathofer 1
Doron Goldfarb 1
P Cignoni 1
Liz Sonenberg 1
Massimo Zancanaro 1
Judith Aston 1
Irving Finkle 1
D Drinkwater 1
Alain Bonardi 1
Luís MagalhãEs 1
João Moura 1
Fabio Remondino 1
Matthias Zeppelzauer 1
David Koller 1
Blanca Acuña 1
Zhijun Sun 1
Marco De Gemmis 1
Cataldo Musto 1
Sven Schutte 1
Andreas Vlachopoulos 1
Giovanni Puglisi 1
Miguel Sanchez-Lopez 1
Efstathios Stavrakis 1
Yiorgos Chrysanthou 1
Silvia Biasotti 1
Zhi Gao 1
Claudio Gennaro 1
Wei Ma 1
Yizhou Wang 1
Xin Ma 1
Wen Gao 1
César Gonzalez-Perez 1
Guido Brunnett 1
Yiping Hung 1
Albert Kavelar 1
Masayuki Kanbara 1
Emilio Merella 1
Chiara Leoni 1
Niels Raes 1
Michael Kolomenkin 1
Ayellet Tal 1
Angelos Yannopoulos 1
Chaya Liebeskind 1
Jonathan Schler 1
Eva Pietroni 1
R Carvalho 1
Jérémy Laviole 1
Xavier Granier 1
S Baldissini 1
Hera Almpanoudi 1
Xuan Wang 1
Robert Sitnik 1
Andreas Reichinger 1
Lauto Magnani 1
Jaakko Suominen 1
Christopher Schwartz 1
Patrick Marais 1
David Smith 1
Sadek Jbara 1
Kaizhong Zhang 1
Rachid Thami 1
Klaus Riede 1
Franciska De Jong 1
Michael Hofer 1
Stefano Girardi 1
Alessandro Rizzi 1
Dalibor Mitrović 1
Uğur Güdükbay 1
Isaac Besora 1
Claus Fleischer 1
Fabiana Zeppa 1
P Nieri 1
G Cox 1
I Finkel 1
Carmen Diaz-Marin 1
Mo Shan 1
Emmanuelle Seguin 1
Stefano Capuzzi 1
Alexandra Poulovassilis 1
Vanessa Lardinois 1
Alonzo Addison 1
Debra Norris 1
Teresa Romao 1
M Melo 1
A Glushkova 1
Chihhao Yu 1
Corey Toler-Franklin 1
Anna Sivula 1
Michael Weinmann 1
Karl Grieser 1
Timothy Baldwin 1
Tsvi Kuflik 1
Elisa Bertino 1
Nikolaos Aletras 1
Petros Daras 1
Gianpaolo Palma 1
Constantin Papaodysseus 1
Dimitris Arabadjis 1
Michail Panagopoulos 1
Deyun Zhang 1
Yifeng Fan 1
Veronica Sundstedt 1
Willemijn Heeren 1
Francis Schmitt 1
René Berndt 1
Christian Breiteneder 1
Cecilia Pisa 1
Özgür Ulusoy 1
Greg Humphreys 1
Jordi Moyes 1
Giovanni Semeraro 1
Stephan Schreiber 1
Klaus Hinzen 1
Christos Doumas 1
Douglas Troy 1
Stefano Paci 1
Filippo Stanco 1
Paolo Mazzoleni 1
Michela Spagnuolo 1
Bertrand Chemisky 1
Giuseppe Amato 1
Yingqing Xu 1
Martin Kampel 1
Nazlena Mohamad Ali 1
Richard Brownlow 1
Luciana Martins 1
Tobias Nöll 1
Daniel O’donnell 1
Holly Rushmeier 1
Hadas Zohar 1
A Ricardo 1
F Moutarde 1
Patrick Reuter 1
Stavroula Bampatzia 1
David Arnold 1
Stefan Maierhofer 1
Benedict Brown 1
Tanguy Coenen 1
Lien Mostmans 1
Michela Mortara 1
Chiara Stefani 1
Julie Lombardo 1
Philippe Véron 1
David Bamman 1
Ariel Gorfinkel 1
Xiaojun Ding 1
Athina Kritsotaki 1
Paul Matthews 1
Patrick Reuter 1
Guillaume Riviere 1
Jeremy Hutchings 1
Karl Lampe 1
Douglas Oard 1
Yann Gousseau 1
Barbara Thuswaldner 1
Alexandrino Gonçalves 1
Markus Seidl 1
Santanu Chaudhury 1
Hiranmay Ghosh 1
Ismet Yalniz 1
Peter Fornaro 1
Alessandro Foni 1
Guido Ranzuglia 1
Pere Brunet 1
Pasquale Lops 1
Stefania Serafin 1
Victor Obonyo 1
I Cacciari 1
Fabio Fumarola 1
Irene Rubino 1
Bilel Elayeb 1
Stephania Himona 1
Djamel Merad 1
Jean Boï 1
Luc Long 1
Jane Tarakhovsky 1
Kyriakos Herakleous 1
Roberto Turco 1
Ying Yang 1
Ido Dagan 1
Tarquinio Mota 1
R Castro 1
Leith Chan 1
Marcos Rodriguez 1
F Soler 1
Engtat Khoo 1
Jerzy Wojsz 1
Holly Rushmeier 1
John Ffrench 1
Amy Friedlander 1
David Dobkin 1
Max Arends 1
Bruce Merry 1
Hagen Hirschmann 1
Gregory Crane 1
Oliviero Stock 1
Katerina Boutsika 1
Daniel Aliaga 1
Michael Makridis 1
Ashraf Hussein 1
Mohamed Djibril 1
Diego Gutierrez 1
Gualtiero Volpe 1
Farida Chériet 1
Qixing Huang 1
Sven Havemann 1
Anupama Mallik 1
Bernard Frischer 1
Florian Muller 1
George Papagiannakis 1
Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann 1
Antoni Chica 1
Zheng Lu 1
Robert Kalasek 1
Gabriele Fangi 1
Antonio Felle 1
Giovanni Cignoni 1
Germana Barone 1
George Roussos 1
Ibrahim Bounhas 1
Andrea Cerri 1
Julien Seinturier 1
Charlotte Hug 1
Wenching Liao 1
Mengchieh Yu 1
Sebastian Zambanini 1
Genfang Chen 1
Noor Mohd Yatim 1
Sven Helmer 1
Sofia Pescarin 1
Gowri Somanath 1
A Miranda 1
Jeffrey Shaw 1
Marco Agus 1
Juan Torres 1
Kirk Woolford 1
Maciej Karaszewski 1
Min Kim 1
Irma Passeri 1
Chihhong Huang 1
Roland Ruiters 1
Reinhard Klein 1
Shahar Kats 1
Julia Sheidin 1
Minjun Jiang 1
Mark Stevenson 1
Stephanie Mahut 1
Mark Mudge 1
Jonathan Smith 1
Robert Laycock 1
Dolores Iorizzo 1
Antonio Camurri 1
Hilke Thur 1
Lorenzo Gonzo 1
Michael Ashley 1
S Siano 1
Gianvito Pio 1
Michelangelo Ceci 1
Tommi Horttana 1
Giovanni Malnati 1
Theano Moussouri 1
Yahya Slimani 1
Andreas Aristidou 1
Pierre Drap 1
Lior Shamir 1
Christian Hörr 1
Elisabeth Lindinger 1
Chunko Hsieh 1
Khurshid Ahmad 1
Aimilia Tzanavari 1
Giorgio Trumpy 1
Maarten Heerlien 1
Joost Van Leusen 1
Kirsten Van Hulsen 1
David Buglio 1
Nicolas Mellado 1
Christian Pere 1
Patrick Callet 1
Erica Calogero 1
Ryohei Nakatsu 1
Adrian Cheok 1
Craig Sapp 1
Josef Froschauer 1
Dieter Merkl 1
Yiting Huang 1
Chawee Busayarat 1
Nadav Kashtan 1
Enzhi Ni 1
Stefano Valtolina 1
Annamaria D'ursi 1
Paul Clough 1
Mark Greco 1
Mihalis Exarhos 1
Qing Sun 1
Hisham El-Shishiny 1
Torsten Ullrich 1
Fermin Gomez 1
Jérôme Barthélemy 1
Roeland Ordelman 1
Vinay Das 1
Oyvind Eide 1
Lukas Rosenthaler 1
Wei Luo 1
Moshe Ben-Ezra 1
Michael Brown 1
Kenneth Steiglitz 1
Amalia De Götzen 1
Simon Flöry 1
Ruth Tringham 1
Daryl Baldwin 1
S May 1
Elvira Aura-Castro 1
Bilal Hijazi 1
Fabrizio Falchi 1
Daniel Isemann 1
Charalambos Poullis 1
Naokazu Yokoya 1
Johannes Kohler 1
George Leifman 1
Rohith Mv 1
Andrea Adami 1
Nuno Correia 1
Sotiris Manitsaris 1
Frédéric Bevilacqua 1
Brett Ridel 1
M Gaiani 1
Sarah Kenderdine 1
Emmanuel Durand 1
Frédéric Mérienne 1
Jane Hunter 1
David Tidmarsh 1
Antonio Castañeda 1
Kris Naessens 1
Daniele Mori 1
James Gain 1
Amir Zeldes 1
David Mimno 1
Fabian Bohnert 1
Changle Zhou 1
Loic Espinasse 1
Panayiotis Roussopoulos 1
Bin Ma 1
Andrew Day 1
Yogesh Garg 1
Thomas Hurtut 1
Ismail Altingövde 1
Atte Timonen 1
Fedelucio Narducci 1
Cinzia Perlingieri 1
James Clarke 1

Affiliation Paper Counts
University of Padua 1
Shenzhen University 1
Universite Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2 1
Austrian Academy of Sciences 1
University of Ioannina 1
Universiti Tenaga Nasional 1
Xi'an University of Finance and Economics 1
The University of Hong Kong 1
Spanish National Research Council 1
Free University of Bozen-Bolzano 1
Technical University of Darmstadt 1
King's College London 1
Ionian University 1
City University of Hong Kong 1
University of Waterloo 1
University of Massachusetts Amherst 1
Imperial College London 1
Ain Shams University 1
Xi'an Jiaotong University 1
Polytechnic School of Montreal 1
Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas 1
Monash University 1
University of Maryland 1
University of Bristol 1
University of Surrey 1
Universite Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne 1
Aalborg University 1
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1
Ecole Centrale Paris 1
University of Lethbridge 1
Catholic University of Leuven 1
University of Thessaly 1
University of Bologna 1
University of New South Wales 1
Polytechnic Institute of Leiria 1
Universite Paris Descartes 1
University of Milan 1
University of Bath 1
IRIT Institut de Recherche Informatique de Toulouse 1
Ecole des Mines de Paris 1
Scuola Normale of Pisa 1
Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology 1
University of Cagliari 1
Tata Consultancy Services India 1
Hangzhou Normal University 1
Cultural Heritage Imaging, California 1
Universite de Bordeaux 1
E2v 1
University of Nicosia 1
Royal College of Art 1
Frederick University Cyprus 1
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia 2
Istituto Di Fisica Applicata Nello Carrara 2
The British Museum 2
Lawrence Technological University 2
VRVis Research Center 2
Chemnitz University of Technology 2
Purdue University 2
University of Oslo 2
University of Dublin, Trinity College 2
National Taipei University of Technology 2
Stanford University 2
University of Tras-os-Montes and Alto Douro 2
Universidad de Zaragoza 2
Universite Mohammed V-Agdal 2
University of the West of England 2
Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology 2
The University of Warwick 2
Tufts University 2
University of Turku School of Cultural Production and Landscape Studies 2
TELECOM ParisTech 2
University of Queensland 2
Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi 2
European Commission Joint Research Centre, Ispra 2
University of Manouba 2
Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig 2
Centro de Quimica fina e Biotecnologia 2
Fondazione Bruno Kessler 2
University of Cape Town 3
University of Sheffield 3
University of Geneva 3
University of Brighton 3
University of Catania 3
Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique Musique 3
Peking University 3
University of Twente 3
University of Virginia 3
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology 3
University of Cologne 3
Nara Institute of Science and Technology 3
University of California, Berkeley 3
University of Melbourne 3
Vrije Universiteit Brussel 3
University of Athens 3
Marche Polytechnic University 3
Miami University Oxford 3
Cyprus University of Technology 3
Arts et Metiers ParisTech 3
Humboldt University of Berlin 4
Bar-Ilan University 4
Warsaw University of Technology 4
University of Peloponnese 4
National Taiwan University 4
University of Bonn 4
Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya 4
Universidad Politecnica de Valencia 4
Polytechnic Institute of Turin 4
Bilkent University 4
Xiamen University 4
Universidad de Granada 4
Institute of Computer Science Crete 4
University of Cyprus 4
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) 4
National Technical University of Athens 5
University College London 5
University of Delaware 5
University of Pisa 5
Microsoft Research Asia 5
Aix Marseille Universite 5
University of East Anglia 6
Birkbeck University of London 6
Graz University of Technology 6
University of Basel 6
New University of Lisbon 6
University of Haifa 7
National University of Singapore 7
Aalto University 7
CNRS Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique 8
Italian National Research Council 8
Yale University 9
Princeton University 10
University of Bari 10
University of Genoa 13
Vienna University of Technology 15
Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell'Informazione A. Faedo 22
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