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Congress Chair: Prof. Alonzo C. Addison, President, VSMM Society

Congress Co-Chair: Mr. Max Hollein, CEO & Director, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Prof. Francesco Bandarin, Assistant Director General for Culture, United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization

Prof. Gilberto Corbellini, Director, Dept of Social Sciences, Humanities & Cultural Heritage, Italian NatÕl Research Council

Dr. Leslie Hartzell, Cultural Resources Division Chief, California State Parks

Dr. Pascal Lievaux, Chief of Research & Scientific Policy, Directorate of Heritage, French Ministry of Culture & Communications


Federated Event Chairs

VSMM 2018 Conference – Alonzo Addison & Harold Thwaites

PNC 2018 Conference & Meetings – Ling-Jyh Chen

ARCHAEOVIRTUAL2018 (via livestream connection to Paestum Italy) Expo – Sofia Pescarin

Space2Place Symposium – Maurizio Forte & Stefano Campana

CAA Symposium – Lisa Fischer & Heather Richards-Rissetto

Assoc of Canadian Archivists Session – Luciana Durante

ICOMOS CIPA Special Session – Andreas Georgeopolous, Mario Santana, Fabio Remondino

ICOMOS ICIP Special Session – Sue Hodges & John Jameson

SEAV Arqueologica 2.0 – Victor Lopez-Menchero


Special Track Chairs

Middle East Virtual Heritage – Gamal Abdelmonem

         Tangible & Embodied Experiences – Daniela Petrelli

2+3D Photography – Cecile van der Harten

E-RIHS Panel on Infrastructure for Heritage Sciences – Luca Pezzati & Sofia Pescarin

ARIADNE Panel on Archaeological Data – Franco Niccolucci & Sorin Hermon

PARTHENOS Roundtable on Research Data Openness – Franco Niccolucci & Sorin Hermon

REVEAL Session on Videogames & Multimedia – Sofia Pescarin & CNR ITABC & CNR ITD


Program Committee

Dr. Gamal Abdelmonem, Chair Middle East Virtual Heritage Network, Professor, Nottingham Trent Univ., UK

Dr. Stefano Campana, Co-Chair Space2Place Symposia & Prof. of History & Cultural Heritage, Univ. of Sienna, Italy

Dr. Eugene ChÕng, Dir., NVIDIA Media Lab, Prof. Nottingham Ningbo Univ., China

Dr. Erik Champion, Prof. & UNESCO Chair in Cultural Heritage & Visualization, Curtin University, Australia

Dr. Ling-Jyh Chen, CEO, Pacific Neighborhood Consortium, Academia Sinica

Dr. Nicol— DellÕUnto, Assoc. Prof. Archaeology & Sci. Coord., Digital Archaeology Lab-DARKLab, Inst. of Archaeology & Ancient History, Lund Univ., Sweden

Dr. Luciana Durante, President, Assoc. of Canadian Archivists & Prof., Archival Studies, Univ. of British Columbia, Canada

Dr. Maria Economou, Sr. Lecturer in Museum Studies & Curator, School of Humanities & Hunterian Museum, Univ. of Glasgow

Mr. Human Esmaeili, 3D Visualization & Multimedia Research, Centre for Research-Creation in Digital Media (CRCDM), Sunway Univ., Malaysia

Dr. Steven Fai, Director, Immersive Media Studio & Assoc. Prof. Carleton Univ., Canada

Dr. Mohamed Farouk, Director, Center for Documentation of Cultural and Natural Heritage (CULTNAT), Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt

Ms. Lisa Fischer, Chair, CAA North America & Director, Digital Initiatives, Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation, USA

Prof. Franz Fischnaller, Albertina Academy of Fine Arts, Milan, Italy

Dr. Maurizio Forte, Co-Chair, Space2Place Symposia & Prof. of Classical Studies, Duke Univ., USA

Dr. Bernie Frischer, Prof. of Informatics, Indiana Univ., USA

Dr. Marco Gaiani, Prof. of Architecture, Univ. of Bologna, Italy

Dr. Andreas Georgeopolous, President, ICOMOS CIPA, and Prof. of Photogrammetry, National Technical Univ. of Athens, Greece

Dr. Lizbeth Goodman, VP, VSMM Society & Prof., Univ. College Dublin, Ireland

Dr. Halina Gottlieb, Director, Digital Heritage Center Sweden, NODEM and Coordinator of Knowledge Triangle Program at Nordic Council of Ministers

Dr. Gabriele Guidi, VP, VSMM Society & Prof., Polytechnic of Milan, Italy

Dr. Susan Hazan, Curator of New Media, The Israel Museum, Israel

Dr. Heather Richards-Rissetto, Asst. Prof. Anthropology & Faculty Fellow, Ctr for Digital Res. in the Humanities, Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

Dr. Maria Roussou, Asst. Prof., Dept of Informatics & Telecommunications, National and Kapodistrian Univ. of Athens, Greece

Dr. Sorin Hermon, Assoc Prof., Digital Cultural Heritage, The Cyprus Institute, Cyprus

Ms. Sue Hodges, President, ICOMOS IntÕl Scientific Committee for Interpretation & Presentation of Cultural Heritage Sites (ICIP)

Dr. John Jameson, Vice President, ICOMOS ICIP and US National Park Service (Ret.), USA

Dr. Sarah Kenderdine, Prof. of Digital Museology & Director ArtLab & Lab for Experimental Museology, EPFL, Switzerland

Dr. Lewis Lancaster, Prof. Emeritus, UC Berkeley & Director, Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative (ECAI), USA

Dr. Nicola Lercari, Asst. Prof. of World Heritage, Univ. of Calif. Merced, USA

Dr. Thomas Levy, Prof. of Archaeology & Director, Cyber-Archaeology Lab, UC San Diego, USA

Dr. Josˇ Lu’s Lerma, Prof. of Geomatic Engineering, Polytechnic Univ. of Val¸ncia, Spain

Dr. Ioannis Liritzis, Prof. of Archaeometry, Univ. of the Aegean, Greece

Dr. Vincenzo Lombardo, Assoc. Prof. of Informatics, Univ. of Turin, Italy

Dr. Victor Manuel L—pez-Menchero, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

Dr. Livio De Luca, Research Director, Modeling & Simulation for Architecture & Heritage, French Ministry of Culture / French National Res. Council (CNRS)

Dr. Franco Niccolucci, Scientific Coordinator, ARIADNE – PARTHENOS and Prof. & Director VAST-LAB-PIN, Univ. of Florence, Italy

Mr. Richard OÕConnor, Chief, Heritage Doc. Programs, US National Park Service, USA

Dr. Sofia Pescarin, Director Virtual Heritage Lab, Italian NatÕl Research Council, Italy

Dr. Daniela Petrelli, Prof. of Interaction Design, Sheffield Halam University, UK

Dr. Luca Pezzati, Coordinator, E-RIHS (European Research Infrastructure for Heritage Science), Italian NatÕl Research Council, Italy

Dr. Francesco Piccialli, Asst. Prof., Electrical Engineering & Information Technology, Univ. of Naples Federico II, Italy

Dr. Ulla Rajala, Docent, Classical Archaeology & Ancient History, Stockholm Univ., Sweden

Dr. Fabio Remondino, VP, ICOMOS CIPA & Head of 3D Optical Metrology, B. Kessler Foundation, Italy

Dr. Michele Russo, Asst. Prof, Dept. of History, Restoration & Representation of Architecture, Sapienza Univ. of Rome, Italy

Dr. Donald H. Sanders, President, Learning Sites, Inc. and the Institute for the Visualization of History, Inc.

Dr. Mario Santana, VP, ICOMOS CIPA & Assoc. Prof., Carleton Univ., Canada

Prof. Marc Aurel Schnabel, Dean, Faculty Architecture & Design, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Mr. Zi Siang See, AR/VR Research, Centre for Research-Creation in Digital Media (CRCDM), Sunway University, Malaysia

Prof. Jeffrey Shaw, Chair Professor, School of Creative Media, City Univ. Hong Kong

Prof. Harold Thwaites, Prof. & Head of Centre for Research Creation in Digital Media (CRCDM), Sunway University, Malaysia

Dr. Juan Carlos Torres, Prof. of Computer Science & Director Virtual Reality Lab, Univ of Granada, Spain

Dr. Ruth Tringham, Prof. Emerita of Anthropology, Univ. of California, Berkeley, USA

Ms. Cˇcile van der Harten, Chair 2+3D Photography Conference & Head Image Department, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Dr. Krzysztof Walczak, Assoc. Professor, Poznań University of Economics and Business, Poland

Dr. Hyun Seung Yang, Professor of the School of Computing and Co-Director of Center for AI Research, KAIST, South Korea

Dr. Mike Zyda, Director USC GamePipe Lab & Prof. of Computer Science Practice, Univ. of Southern Calif., USA


Advisory Committee

Dave Alpert, CEO, Geopogo Corp.

Dr. Michael Ashley, President, Codifi, Inc.

Gene Cooper, CEO, GIGAmacro Corp.

Chance Coughenour, Program Manager, Google Arts & Culture

Tatjana Dzambazova, Evangelist, Autodesk Corp.

Chris Edwards, Office of the CIO, J Paul Getty Trust

Jay Gascoigne, Innovation Partnerships, University of Exeter, UK

Damon Hernandez, Samsung NEXT Labs

Linda Jacobson, Director of VR/AR Projects, Treasure8 LLC

Erik Landsberg, CEO, Cultural Heritage Digitization Consulting

Matt Lasher, Executive Director, SS Jeremiah OÕBrien National Liberty Ship Memorial

Mark Lindeman, CEO, Picturae Corp.

Dr. Jacki Morie, Vice President, Education, UPLOAD VR LLC

Tricia Robson, Director of Digital Strategy, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Thomas Rydell, CEO, Interspectral Corp.

Peter Samis, Assoc. Curator, Interpretation, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Aaron Selverston, CEO, Owlized Corp.

Peter Siegel, Owner, Digital Transitions - Division of Cultural Heritage

Don Williams, CEO, Image Science Associates


Organizing Committee

Alonzo C. Addison, Chair

Max Hollein, Co-Chair

Harold Thwaites, Proceedings

Sofia Pescarin, Digital Heritage Expo

Gabriele Guidi, Reality Capture Track

         Sorin Hermon, Theory & Methodology Track

Franco Niccolucci, Digital Preservation & Standards Track

Nicola Lercari, Workshops

Tricia Robson, Museums

Linda Jacobson, Production

Dave Alpert, Partnerships

Phil Ryan & Human Esmaeili, Web