Virtualization and Participation in Art and Culture


The COVID-19 crisis has significantly changed the way we live, the practices of art, and how we perceive and engage with art and cultural heritage. Reduced travel and increased digitization have led to reduced environmental impact and faster access to culture by making museum collections, archives, or recordings available on the Internet for the general public and often even free of charge. Institutions are experimenting with new formats of distribution, e.g. stage performances, museum tours, or exhibitions in virtual reality or interactive music applications. The importance of digital spaces such as digital media and the Internet as places for culture and cultural events has strongly increased. Following the mechanics of the digital era, exchange, collaboration and networking are becoming central aspects of art and heritage work. This initiative from institutions to be more accessible, entertaining, and collaborative should be maintained even after the crisis has been overcome.

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Contributors are invited to submit high-quality original research in the form of full papers, work in progress (posters), workshops, and panel/symposium proposals. The call for papers is aimed at people across a wide spectrum of interests and disciplines, including (but not limited to):

  • Platforms to present and engage with Art and Cultural Heritage;
  • Platforms for sharing, networking, participation and co-creation;
  • Platforms for science communication, cultural education, knowledge transfer;
  • Digitalization of Art and Cultural Heritage;
  • Reconstruction of Art and Cultural Heritage;
  • Digital Distribution of Art and Cultural Heritage;
  • Virtual Environments; e.g. augmented or virtual environments, games, exhibitions.


All registered papers will be submitted for publishing by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library.

Proceedings will be submitted for inclusion in leading indexing services, such as Web of Science, EI Engineering Index (Compendex and Inspec databases), DBLP, EU Digital Library, Google Scholar, IO-Port, MathSciNet, Scopus, Zentralblatt MATH.

Additional publication opportunities:

Community Review

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Abstracts of all authors who opt in to Community Review during submission will be published and available for Bidding here.

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Paper submission

Papers should be submitted through EAI ‘Confy+‘ system, and have to comply with the Springer format (see Author’s kit section).

Important dates

Full Paper Submission deadline
30 July 2021
Notification deadline
9 September 2021
Camera-ready deadline
9 October 2021
Start of Conference
2 December 2021
End of Conference
4 December 2021