September 12, 2022, 9:30 AM – Cultural Heritage Workshop

Dr. Marinos Ioannides – Director of the Digital Heritage lab of the Cyprus University of Technology in Limassol

Title : Digital Cultural Heritage 2.0: The Knowledge based reconstruction of the Past – Risks and Challenges

Abstract : At the beginning of the 21st century, during the digital transformation era and the time when Cultural Heritage stakeholders, museum and monument curators are asked to digitize their assets and undertake all measures for the data long-term preservation, they are facing the reality that there is a lack of worldwide accepted standards and methodologies for the documentation of the Past. This presentation will focus on the digital documentation of two unique objects representing an outstanding and universal value for humanity and highlight the existing risks and challenges for the current digital documentation, archiving and long-term preservation.

Bio : Dr. Marinos Ioannides is since the 1st of January 2013 the director of the Digital Heritage lab of the Cyprus University of Technology in Limassol. The lab has been awarded several EU projects within its  nine years’ debut (total budget for CUT: 9 MEuro). After receiving his MSc in CS at the University of Stuttgart, Germany where his thesis was undertaken at the HP European Headquarters, he continued with his PhD (Dr.-Eng) in Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. His pioneering work on the 3D Volumetric Reconstruction of any objects from digitized scattered data during his PhD has let him to receive several awards such as the prestigious IBM Award in 1993,  the European Commission EU KIT award, the Spanish and European Association of Virtual Archaeology Tartessos prize, the unique UNESCO Chair Award on Digital Cultural Heritage, as well as in 2018 the EU Innovation Award at the Innovators in Cultural Heritage Fair in Brussels and the unique EU ERA Chair project on Digital Heritage with a 2.5 MEuro financial support in order to establish in Cyprus a regional centre of Excellence.