ACM Journal on

Computing and Cultural Heritage (JOCCH)

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Fast Image Classification for Monument Recognition

Content-based image classification is a wide research field that addresses the landmark recognition problem. Among the many classification techniques... (more)

3D Artifacts Similarity Based on the Concurrent Evaluation of Heterogeneous Properties

Archaeological artifacts are often classified in homogeneous groups, according to either intangible properties (e.g., origin, use, age) or physical... (more)

Folk Dance Evaluation Using Laban Movement Analysis

Motion capture (mocap) technology is an efficient method for digitizing art performances, and is becoming increasingly popular in the preservation and... (more)

The ROV 3D Project

In this article, we present an approach for a deep-sea survey based on photogrammetry using a remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV). A hybrid technique gives us real-time results, sufficient for piloting the ROV from the surface vessel and ensuring a uniform coverage of the site, as well as... (more)

Adaptive Sparse Representation for Analyzing Artistic Style of Paintings

Inspired by the outstanding performance of sparse representation (SR) in a variety of image/video relevant classification and identification tasks, we... (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.

Alternative Representations of 3D-Reconstructed Heritage Data

By collecting images of heritage assets from members of the public and processing them to create 3D reconstructed models, the HeritageTogether project has accomplished the digital recording of nearly 80 sites across Wales, UK. A large amount of data has been collected and produced in the form of photographs, 3D models, maps, condition reports and more. Here we discuss some of the different methods used to realise the potential of this data in different formats and for different purposes. The data are explored in both virtual and tangible settings, and - with the use of a touch table - a combination of both. We examine some alternative representations of this community-produced heritage data for educational, research and public engagement applications.

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.

Developing 3D imaging programmes  workflow and quality control

This short paper reports on an ongoing project for 3D imaging research, digital applications and use of new technologies in the museum. The paper will focus on the development and implementation of a viable workflow for the production of high quality 3D models of museum objects, based on the 3D laser scanning and photogrammetry of selected ancient Egyptian artefacts. The development of a robust protocol for the complete process chain for imaging cultural heritage artefacts, from the acquisition of 2D and/or 3D images to the development of interactive applications for the public audience, was a specific objective of the project. The workflow devised by the university museum team combines reference photography and 3D imaging with a curatorial review of the actual object to its digital counterpart. It also integrates methodologies for managing the accompanying metadata sets to record these activities. As final stage deliverables from the process, the museum is making high quality 3D images of artefacts from its collection available through creation and dissemination of digital 3D multi-platform interactive applications in order to allow remote access and to enhance the Museum's public engagement. The short paper will conclude with practical considerations for a 3D imaging workflow such as time and skills needed, 3D model quality and expectation management.

Low-Cost Real-Time 3D Reconstruction of Large-Scale Excavation Sites using an RGB-D Camera

The 3D-reconstruction of archeological sites is still an expensive and time-consuming task. In this paper, we present a novel interactive low-cost approach for this purpose and compare it to a standard photogrammetry-pipeline based on high-resolution photographs. Our novel real-time reconstruction pipeline is based on a low-cost consumer-level hand-held RGB-D sensor. While scanning, the user sees a live view of the current reconstruction, allowing him to intervene immediately and to adapt the sensor path to the current scanning result. After a raw reconstruction has been acquired, the digital model is interactively warped to fit a geo-referenced map using a handle based deformation paradigm. Even large sites can be scanned within a few minutes, and no costly postprocessing is required. The quality of the acquired digitized raw 3D models is evaluated by comparing them to actual imagery, a geo-referenced map of the excavation site and a photogrammetry-based reconstruction. We made extensive tests under real world conditions on an archeological excavation in Metropolis, Ionia, Turkey. We found that the reconstruction quality of our approach is comparable to that of photogrammetry. Yet, both approaches have advantages and shortcomings in specific setups, which we analyze and discuss.


Publication Years 2008-2015
Publication Count 133
Citation Count 189
Available for Download 133
Downloads (6 weeks) 1238
Downloads (12 Months) 11148
Downloads (cumulative) 50971
Average downloads per article 383
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
Massimiliano Corsini 3
Livio Luca 3
Martin Doerr 3
Carlos Sanchez-Belenguer 2
George Lepouras 2
Francesco Bellotti 2
Szymon Rusinkiewicz 2
Tim Weyrich 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
Thomas Funkhouser 2
Valentina Fiore 2
Alessandro De Gloria 2
Fabio Marton 2
Nick Corps 2
Riccardo Berta 2
Rudolf Gschwind 2
Lily Diaz 2
Paolo Cignoni 2
Anke Ludeling 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
Qiong Li 1
Nazrita Ibrahim 1
Irene Katsouri 1
Fumio Okura 1
Immanuel Normann 1
Gerd Reis 1
Didier Stricker 1
Fabrice Evrard 1
Stephanie Schnorr 1
Suzanne De Jong-Kole 1
Ilan Shimshoni 1
Jennifer Gutierrez 1
Chandra Kambhamettu 1
Stuart Dunn 1
Alejandro León 1
M Luzón 1
Doron Goldfarb 1
Massimo Zancanaro 1
Jaime Kaminski 1
Jeffrey Trevino 1
Werner Purgathofer 1
Liz Sonenberg 1
Irving Finkle 1
Elwira Holowko 1
P Cignoni 1
Judith Aston 1
D Drinkwater 1
Alain Bonardi 1
Luís MagalhãEs 1
João Moura 1
David Koller 1
Zhijun Sun 1
Marco De Gemmis 1
Cataldo Musto 1
Sven Schutte 1
Fabio Remondino 1
Matthias Zeppelzauer 1
Andreas Vlachopoulos 1
Blanca Acuña 1
Giovanni Puglisi 1
Wei Ma 1
Yizhou Wang 1
Xin Ma 1
Wen Gao 1
Guido Brunnett 1
Yiping Hung 1
Masayuki Kanbara 1
César Gonzalez-Perez 1
Emilio Merella 1
Chiara Leoni 1
Miguel Sanchez-Lopez 1
Albert Kavelar 1
Niels Raes 1
Chaya Liebeskind 1
Jonathan Schler 1
Michael Kolomenkin 1
Ayellet Tal 1
Angelos Yannopoulos 1
Eva Pietroni 1
R Carvalho 1
Jérémy Laviole 1
Xavier Granier 1
S Baldissini 1
Hera Almpanoudi 1
Xuan Wang 1
Jaakko Suominen 1
Sadek Jbara 1
Andreas Reichinger 1
Lauto Magnani 1
Christopher Schwartz 1
Patrick Marais 1
Robert Sitnik 1
David Smith 1
Kaizhong Zhang 1
Rachid Thami 1
Klaus Riede 1
Franciska De Jong 1
Alessandro Rizzi 1
Michael Hofer 1
Fabiana Zeppa 1
Claus Fleischer 1
Stefano Girardi 1
Dalibor Mitrović 1
Uğur Güdükbay 1
Isaac Besora 1
P Nieri 1
G Cox 1
I Finkel 1
Stefano Capuzzi 1
Alexandra Poulovassilis 1
Carmen Diaz-Marin 1
Vanessa Lardinois 1
Alonzo Addison 1
Debra Norris 1
M Melo 1
Teresa Romao 1
A Glushkova 1
Anna Sivula 1
Karl Grieser 1
Timothy Baldwin 1
Tsvi Kuflik 1
Elisa Bertino 1
Chihhao Yu 1
Corey Toler-Franklin 1
Michael Weinmann 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
Cecilia Pisa 1
Greg Humphreys 1
Stephan Schreiber 1
Klaus Hinzen 1
Christian Breiteneder 1
Özgür Ulusoy 1
Giovanni Semeraro 1
Christos Doumas 1
Douglas Troy 1
Jordi Moyes 1
Stefano Paci 1
Filippo Stanco 1
Paolo Mazzoleni 1
Yingqing Xu 1
Nazlena Mohamad Ali 1
Richard Brownlow 1
Luciana Martins 1
Tobias Nöll 1
Daniel O’donnell 1
Martin Kampel 1
Holly Rushmeier 1
Hadas Zohar 1
A Ricardo 1
F Moutarde 1
Patrick Reuter 1
Stavroula Bampatzia 1
Tanguy Coenen 1
Lien Mostmans 1
Chiara Stefani 1
Julie Lombardo 1
Philippe Véron 1
Ariel Gorfinkel 1
Xiaojun Ding 1
Athina Kritsotaki 1
David Arnold 1
Stefan Maierhofer 1
Benedict Brown 1
Michela Mortara 1
David Bamman 1
Paul Matthews 1
Patrick Reuter 1
Guillaume Riviere 1
Jeremy Hutchings 1
Stefania Serafin 1
Karl Lampe 1
Douglas Oard 1
Yann Gousseau 1
Alexandrino Gonçalves 1
Santanu Chaudhury 1
Hiranmay Ghosh 1
Barbara Thuswaldner 1
Markus Seidl 1
Ismet Yalniz 1
Pasquale Lops 1
Peter Fornaro 1
Victor Obonyo 1
Alessandro Foni 1
Guido Ranzuglia 1
Pere Brunet 1
I Cacciari 1
Fabio Fumarola 1
Irene Rubino 1
Jane Tarakhovsky 1
Kyriakos Herakleous 1
Roberto Turco 1
Bilel Elayeb 1
Ying Yang 1
Ido Dagan 1
Tarquinio Mota 1
R Castro 1
Marcos Rodriguez 1
F Soler 1
Leith Chan 1
Engtat Khoo 1
Holly Rushmeier 1
John Ffrench 1
Max Arends 1
Bruce Merry 1
Oliviero Stock 1
Katerina Boutsika 1
Daniel Aliaga 1
Amy Friedlander 1
David Dobkin 1
Jerzy Wojsz 1
Hagen Hirschmann 1
Gregory Crane 1
Michael Makridis 1
Ashraf Hussein 1
Mohamed Djibril 1
Diego Gutierrez 1
Gualtiero Volpe 1
Farida Chériet 1
Robert Kalasek 1
Qixing Huang 1
Sven Havemann 1
Gabriele Fangi 1
Anupama Mallik 1
Bernard Frischer 1
Zheng Lu 1
Florian Muller 1
George Papagiannakis 1
Nadia Magnenat Thalmann 1
Antoni Chica 1
Antonio Felle 1
Giovanni Cignoni 1
Germana Barone 1
Wenching Liao 1
Mengchieh Yu 1
Noor Mohd Yatim 1
Charlotte Hug 1
George Roussos 1
Ibrahim Bounhas 1
Sebastian Zambanini 1
Genfang Chen 1
Sofia Pescarin 1
Gowri Somanath 1
A Miranda 1
Marco Agus 1
Juan Torres 1
Jeffrey Shaw 1
Min Kim 1
Irma Passeri 1
Chihhong Huang 1
Shahar Kats 1
Julia Sheidin 1
Roland Ruiters 1
Reinhard Klein 1
Minjun Jiang 1
Maciej Karaszewski 1
Mark Stevenson 1
Stephanie Mahut 1
Mark Mudge 1
Robert Laycock 1
Jonathan Smith 1
Dolores Iorizzo 1
Antonio Camurri 1
Lorenzo Gonzo 1
Hilke Thur 1
Michael Ashley 1
S Siano 1
Gianvito Pio 1
Michelangelo Ceci 1
Tommi Horttana 1
Giovanni Malnati 1
Lior Shamir 1
Christian Hörr 1
Elisabeth Lindinger 1
Chunko Hsieh 1
Khurshid Ahmad 1
Aimilia Tzanavari 1
Giorgio Trumpy 1
Theano Moussouri 1
Yahya Slimani 1
Maarten Heerlien 1
Joost Van Leusen 1
Kirsten Van Hulsen 1
David Buglio 1
Nicolas Mellado 1
Kirk Woolford 1
Christian Pere 1
Patrick Callet 1
Ryohei Nakatsu 1
Adrian Cheok 1
Dieter Merkl 1
Yiting Huang 1
Chawee Busayarat 1
Nadav Kashtan 1
Stefano Valtolina 1
Mark Greco 1
Erica Calogero 1
Craig Sapp 1
Josef Froschauer 1
Enzhi Ni 1
Annamaria D'ursi 1
Paul Clough 1
Mihalis Exarhos 1
Qing Sun 1
Hisham El-Shishiny 1
Torsten Ullrich 1
Fermin Gomez 1
Amalia De Götzen 1
Roeland Ordelman 1
Jérôme Barthélemy 1
Vinay Das 1
Simon Flöry 1
Oyvind Eide 1
Wei Luo 1
Moshe Ben-Ezra 1
Michael Brown 1
Kenneth Steiglitz 1
Daryl Baldwin 1
Lukas Rosenthaler 1
Ruth Tringham 1
S May 1
Daniel Isemann 1
Charalambos Poullis 1
Naokazu Yokoya 1
Sven Helmer 1
Johannes Kohler 1
Elvira Aura-Castro 1
George Leifman 1
Rohith Mv 1
Nuno Correia 1
Andrea Adami 1
Sotiris Manitsaris 1
Frédéric Bevilacqua 1
Brett Ridel 1
M Gaiani 1
Emmanuel Durand 1
Frédéric Mérienne 1
Sarah Kenderdine 1
David Tidmarsh 1
Kris Naessens 1
Daniele Mori 1
James Gain 1
Changle Zhou 1
Jane Hunter 1
Antonio Castañeda 1
Fabian Bohnert 1
Amir Zeldes 1
David Mimno 1
Loic Espinasse 1
Panayiotis Roussopoulos 1
Bin Ma 1
Andrew Day 1
Yogesh Garg 1
Thomas Hurtut 1
Fedelucio Narducci 1
Ismail Altingövde 1
James Clarke 1
Cinzia Perlingieri 1
Atte Timonen 1

Affiliation Paper Counts
University of Padua 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
University of London 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
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
Italian National Research Council 4
Universidad de Granada 4
Institute of Computer Science Crete 4
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) 4
National Technical University of Athens 5
Birkbeck University of London 5
National University of Singapore 5
University College London 5
University of Delaware 5
University of Pisa 5
Microsoft Research Asia 5
University of East Anglia 6
Graz University of Technology 6
University of Basel 6
New University of Lisbon 6
University of Haifa 7
Aalto University 7
CNRS Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique 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 19
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