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Cultural Heritage and Computer Graphics: What Are the Issues?
Tuesday, 3:45 - 5:30 pm
Room 502A

In many parts of the world, governments are allocating more financial support for projects that use technology to preserve and communicate cultural heritage. This panel considers several key related questions: What is the role of computer graphics in these projects? Is cultural heritage just an interesting area for using graphics, or does it present unique research challenges? How successful have projects in computer graphics and cultural heritage been? Are the basic tools and techniques developed in graphics adequate for use in cultural heritage, or are we missing opportunities?

This panel brings together the growing population of people who work in the area of computer graphics and cultural heritage. People who have worked on these projects report on their experiences (what has worked and what has not) and explore unsolved problems. The goal is to determine what we need to move past the current "yet-another-project" phase and build a formal body of knowledge in computer graphics and cultural heritage.

Holly Rushmeier
Yale University

David Arnold
University of Brighton

Alan Chalmers
University of Bristol

Katsushi Ikeuchi
The University of Tokyo

Mark Mudge
Cultural Heritage Imaging

Roberto Scopigno
Istituto Scienza e Tecnologie dell'Informazione

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