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Symposium: VIRTUAL AND INTERACTIVE MUSEUMS: VISIONS, CONCEPTS AND INITIATIVES Call for Paper
Keywords:

Virtual and interactive museums are located at the cross- roads of many knowledge areas. Technology has been the driving force while organisational, social and cognitive constraints, and end-user requirements have been neglected. Design of such museums requires many knowledge areas, such as history, documentation science, and educational psychology and show-business (edutainment). This intertwining requires a discourse between domains experts, documentation experts, computer scientists, psychologists, sociologists, designers, economists, usability engineers, communication specialists and artists.

The symposium is intended to provide a forum for the different disciplines for the exchange of views and know-how and should trigger cross-fertilization of ideas. Participants will benefit from expert knowledge and from knowledge transfer from other disciplines. Areas of interest include but are not limited to:

A: Development - Frameworks, Methodologies, and Methods Besides the core activities in the development of virtual and interactive museums, i.e. requirements analysis including content provision, end user profiling, design and specification, coding and testing, also novel methods for development and evaluation are expected.

B: Usability Engineering Virtual and interactive museums are intended to support knowledge transfer and to preserve cultural heritage in a context-sensitive and interactive way. User groups are teachers and students, documentation experts, citizens, customers in cybercommerce, etc.

C: Experience Reports Descriptions of experience with existing virtual museums, their contents, their validation and user-acceptance are especially welcome. This includes case-studies, detailed experiments, and open problem reports.

Paper Submissions: Send five copies (English, single-spaced, up to 15 pages in length) of original contributions. E-mail is acceptable. Video Submissions: Please send two copies of your video up to 15 minutes lengths in PAL VHS format. The language should be English. Presentations: The presentations should be in English. Upon special arrangements some presentations could be in German.

Submissions are to be sent to:
Prof. Gerhard. Chroust
Systems Engineering and Automation
Kepler University Linz
Altenberger Strasse 69
A-4040 Linz, Austria
Email: GC@sea.uni-linz.ac.at
tel : +43 732-2468-865, fax +43-732-2468-878


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Dates: 

31.01.1999  Final Paper
  03.11.1999  Deadline for submissions
  07.12.1999  Notification
  27.04.2000  Symposium
      

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