Late Breaking Posters VHNIreland 2018

Late Breaking Posters

Late breaking work is a concise report of ongoing work that has not reached a level of completion needed for an oral presentation or written publication.  VHN 2018 provides a unique opportunity to receive feedback on ongoing work in the form of a late breaking poster presentation.  We particularly encourage presentations of ongoing work and student work in this session.


The 2018 (VHN) conference will be hosted by the School of Information and Communication Studies, UCD and co-sponsored by the Digital Repository of Ireland.  VHN 2018 will be held at The Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2, from Wednesday 12th – Friday 13th April 2018. VHN Ireland aims to bring together people who work for the support, improvement and promotion of virtual heritage in Ireland and beyond across the academic, business, education, cultural heritage, policy, and tourism sectors. It welcomes people from a diverse range of backgrounds including archaeology, cultural studies, social sciences, arts, humanities, conservation, education, engineering, computer science, business, and industry. We particularly welcome international researchers and professionals who work on Virtual Heritage outside Ireland.


What is Virtual Heritage?

Virtual refers to computer-generated visualisations having three or more dimensions regardless of the method used to produce them (e.g. modelling, photogrammetry, scanning, additive manufacturing and 3D printing, virtual/augmented reality, RTI etc.). Heritage refers to tangible objects, such as cultural heritage sites, monuments and artefacts, as well as intangible elements, such as performing arts, social and ritual practices, knowledge and skills.


Objectives of VHN Ireland

  • To make connections between people from a variety of sectors in Ireland and beyond who share an active interest in virtual heritage;
  • To encourage and support the carrying out of virtual heritage activities of the highest international standards;
  • To promote knowledge, understanding and appreciation of virtual heritage in Ireland and beyond;
  • To undertake any other activity that benefits virtual heritage in Ireland and beyond.


Topics to be discussed this year may include but are not limited to:

  • 3D Data Capture and Representation
  • Visualisation and Interaction
  • Analysis and Interpretation
  • Theoretical issues, Ethics, Debates and Challenges
  • Policy and standards
  • Applications of Virtual Heritage
  • The Role of Social Media in Virtual Heritage
  • Virtual Heritage and Tourism Development



Abstracts for Late Breaking Posters

Submitted abstracts for late breaking posters should not exceed 250 words.  Photographs are a welcome accompaniment to the abstract, but are not necessary. The abstract should be accompanied by a brief bio note of the all authors and a short description of the topic (max. 100 words) to be used in the conference’s programme.



All proposals should be submitted in word (.doc, .docx) or pdf format using this form. Completed submission forms should be sent to our submissions and reviewing coordinators at

Please note: Acceptance to the conference is subject to positive review by the VHN: Ireland 2018 Scientific Committee.


Key Dates-Late breaking posters


5 March 2018 Deadline for Submission of Late breaking posters
12 March 2018 Notification of Acceptance to late breaking posters session