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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Sixteen PhD student positions and four postdoctoral positions in digital cultural heritage, various locations in Europe

Call for 16 PhD-Fellowships and 4 Post-Doc Positions in the area of
Digital Heritage

The "Initial Training Network for Digital Cultural Heritage: Projecting
our Past to the Future" with acronym ITN-DCH (, is the
first and one of the largest Marie Curie fellowship projects in the area
of the e-documentation / e-preservation and Cultural Heritage protection
funded by the European Union under the FP7 PEOPLE research framework.
The Project started on the 1st of October 2013 and its a consortium
comprising of 14 full partners and 9 associate members covering the
entire spectrum of European CH actors, ranging from academia, research
institutions, industry, museums, archives and libraries. The project
aims to train 20 fellows (16 Early Stage Researchers and 4 Experienced
Researchers - 500 person months) in the area of CH digital
documentation, preservation and protection in order to create for them a
strong academic profile and market oriented skills which will
significantly contribute to their career prospects. The consortium and
the fellows training programme will be supported by a prestigious
advisory board.

ITN-DCH aims -for the first time worldwide- to analyze, design,
research, develop and validate an innovative multidisciplinary and
inter-sectorial research training framework that covers the entire
lifecycle of digital CH research for a cost- effective preservation,
documentation, protection and presentation of cultural heritage. CH is
an integral element of Europe and vital for the creation of a common
European identity and one of the greatest assets for steering Europe's
social, economic development and job creation. However, the current
research training activities in CH are fragmented and mostly design to
be of a single discipline, failing to cover the whole lifecycle of
Digital Cultural Heritage (DCH) research, which is by nature a
multi-disciplinary and inter-sectorial research agenda. ITN-DCH targets
all aspects of CH ranging from tangible (books, newspapers, images,
drawings, manuscripts, uniforms, maps, artefacts, archaeological sites,
monuments) to intangible content (e.g., music, performing arts,
folklore, theatrical  erformances) and their inter-relationships. The
project aims to boost the added value of CH assets by re-using them in
real application environments (protection of CH, education, tourism
industry, advertising, fashion, films, music, publishing, video games
and TV) through research on (i) new personalized, interactive, mixed and
augmented reality enabled e-services, (ii) new recommendations in data
acquisition, (iii) new forms of representations (3D/4D) of both tangible
/intangible assets and (iv) interoperable metadata forms that allow easy
data exchange and  archiving.

The ITN-DCH project is seeking highly motivated and valuable researchers
for PhD positions in the entire field of Digital Heritage, such as: Data
Acquisition (Photogrammetry, Terrestrial laser scanning, GIS) and
Computer Vision data processing, 3D reconstruction and modeling,
symbolic, semantic and ontology representation, metadata, mixed and
augmented reality technologies, CH e-services. All the fellows are
supposed to travel between the project partners and attend a series of
complementary training courses, scientific workshops and summer schools.
The call for fellows is available on the ITN-DCH website:

For more information:

  Dr. Marinos Ioannides

Cyprus University of Technology

Department of Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering and

Digital Heritage Research Laboratory

Arch. Kyprianou 31, CY 3036 Limassol, CYPRUS ,


Tel. +357-25-002020, Fax. 00357-25-002899

Marie Curie Intial Training Network on Digital Heritage:

Cultural Heritage Conference:

Journal on Digital Heritage:

Digitizing the Past: