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
tel : +43 732-2468-865, fax +43-732-2468-878
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