[DHd-blog] Call for Short Papers: Round Table „Visualizing Hypotheses: Practical Handling of Uncertainty in Digital 3D Models“ at CHNT 2019 (November 4-6, 2019)


The call for papers for the 24th conferenceon Cultural Heritage and New Technologies (CHNT 24), taking place onNovember 4-6, 2019 in Vienna, is open with extended deadline: July 10, 2019.

Short presentations of 10 minutes are welcome for theround table Visualizing Hypotheses: Practical Handling of Uncertainty inDigital 3D Models, which is organized by Christiane Clados (University ofMarburg) and Heike Messemer (Universität Würzburg, Urban History 4D) as membersof the working group “AG Digitale Rekonstruktion”.

The aim of this round table is to bring togetherscholars from different disciplines to discuss how hypotheses and uncertaintiesare visualized in scientific 3D reconstructions and how this can be handled inthe future:

Digital 3D reconstructions of cultural artefacts, historical characters and architecture contribute to a better understanding of cultural heritage. In the broad user community, experts from various fields such as architecture, archaeology, art history, palaeontology, forensic anthropology, museology generate 3D reconstructions in order to gain insights into no longer existing evidence. Therefore, such reconstructions are a critical tool for the „translation“ of scientific data into visualizations, which make these accessible to the expert community and the general public.

However,due to knowledge gaps within the diverse set of underlying sources,uncertainties are part of nearly all digital models. As user communities handlethe visualization of hypotheses in 3D reconstructions differently, thesituation is still unsatisfactory. When can (a part of) a reconstruction beregarded as being hypothetical in the first place? How are uncertaintiesindicated visually? So far, no common principles for the visualization ofhypotheses within 3D models have been established, leaving experts andpractitioners with no guidance on hypothesis modeling.

The aim of this roundtable, an initiative of theworking group “AG Digitale Rekonstruktion”, is to discuss these issues fromdifferent disciplinary perspectives. Presenters are invited to address thefollowing questions: How shall we deal with uncertainties in digital 3Dreconstructions of cultural heritage architecture, cultural artefacts,individuals, and fossils? How can hypotheses be visualized in presentations forexperts and the general public? What is the state of the art, and which factorsinfluence the visualization of hypotheses? What can be themethods/designs/visions for the future?

The deadline for submitting abstracts is July 10,2019.

Link toinformation about the Round Table Visualizing Hypotheses and the submission process: https://www.chnt.at/visualizing-hypotheses-practical-handling-of-uncertainty-in-digital-3d-models/