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Wireless and Mobile Technologies for Cultural Heritage

Call for Papers

Mobile and wireless technologies are becoming very common in the field of Cultural Heritage for several purposes ranging from tangible and intangible heritage preservation to Digital Heritage fruition, while museums are widely permeated by the use of digital technologies. Wireless sensor networks and IoT infrastructures are employed to monitor archaeological and historical sites while the concept of Virtual Museum has been deeply discussed.

Low cost pervasive wireless monitoring architectures may be crucial to adequately protect large monumental structures, while mobile devices may act as instruments to collect intangible cultural assets. Similarly, virtual and augmented reality may become the perfect instruments to make invisible or no more existing cultural sites accessible.

Technical advances in short range communication technologies as well as potential issues of applying next generation 5G communication technologies are then relevant for the field of Cultural Heritage. Networking solutions based on ZigBee or LPWAN technologies can be customized for fragile environments and novel architectures may be studied ad hoc for these scenarios. Similarly, advances in indoor and outdoor localization technologies would allow the deployment of innovative fruition solutions for museums and cultural sites.

The purpose of this special issue is to collect state-of-the-art contributions and ideas about wireless and mobile solutions for the preservation, fruition, and valorization of Cultural Heritage, both tangible and intangible. The call aims at receiving technical papers focusing on technological advances in wireless and mobile networks and architectures as well as papers dealing with higher level application scenarios in the wide context of Cultural Heritage. The issue then seeks high-quality, unpublished papers, covering different topics in the field of Digital Heritage.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Wireless and mobile technologies for archaeology
  • Wireless sensor networks for Cultural Heritage
  • Remote sensing for archaeology and Cultural Heritage management and monitoring
  • Damage assessment, diagnosis, and monitoring for the preventive conservation and maintenance of Cultural Heritage
  • Network architectures for Cultural Heritage
  • Wireless sensor networks for safety and security in cultural sites
  • Sensor deployment techniques in cultural sites
  • RFID and NFC technologies for Cultural Heritage
  • ZigBee and LPWAN technologies for Cultural Heritage
  • 5G issues in the Digital Heritage domain
  • Network architectures for cultural sites
  • IoT architectures for Cultural Heritage
  • Indoor localization techniques and algorithms
  • Bluetooth LE architectures and solutions for cultural sites
  • High-precision outdoor localization
  • Remote sensing for cultural sites
  • Virtual museums and digital archives
  • Digital data acquisition technologies in Cultural Heritage
  • 2D and 3D data capture methodologies and data processing in Cultural Heritage
  • Visualization techniques in Cultural Heritage
  • Virtual and augmented reality in Cultural Heritage
  • Virtual reality in archaeology and historical research
  • Mobile solutions for the valorization of Cultural Heritage
  • Interactive applications for Cultural Heritage
  • Analysis of user experience
  • 3D reconstructions of cultural sites
  • Storytelling and gaming in Cultural Heritage
  • Multimedia, multilingua, data management, and archiving
  • Tools for education, documentation, and training in Cultural Heritage
  • Mobile and wireless solutions for intangible Cultural Heritage
  • ICT assistance in monitoring and restoration

Authors can submit their manuscripts through the Manuscript Tracking System at

Submission DeadlineFriday, 28 September 2018
Publication DateFebruary 2019

Papers are published upon acceptance, regardless of the Special Issue publication date.

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