Call for Papers

Each publication needs to be accompanied by a full or an additional paper registration.

The event aims at engaging practitioners and researchers across the world working at novel digital technologies and approaches to Cultural Heritage. This year, the event will take place in the historical center of Lecce, in Italy.

The first half of the week will be dedicated to GCH (4-6.09.2023), while the second half to XRSalento (6-9.09.2023).

On the 6th of September, a special interactive session will be held by the two conferences, jointly, dedicated to “XR for Cultural Heritage“, that will contribute to cross fertilisation among sectors. The event will run in presence.

GCH 2023 welcomes presentations of new research, projects, applications and best practices that demonstrate how computer graphics and digital technologies are impacting cultural heritage research, preservation, simulation, dissemination and promotion of sustainable cultural tourism. Specific sessions are organised to seek new challenges and projects involving different stakeholders of the heritage ecosystem. Interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches are particularly welcome to the event. Focus of this year’s forum is to present and showcase new developments at the crossroads of AI technologies with rendering, reconstruction and advanced user experiences applied to the cultural heritage.

Aim of EG GCH is to foster discussion between AI, Computer Vision, Computer Graphics, HCI and Digital Heritage researchers, in a collaborative environment with cultural institutions, scholars in the cultural heritage domain and creative industries.

We encourage the community to participate in the panel discussion on promises and concerns about the adoption of AI and reconstruction technologies by scientists and practitioners in the field of Creative Industries and Cultural Heritage.

For the research community, GCH 2023 will provide an excellent scientific forum to exchange novel ideas and groundbreaking developments as well as to identify future research opportunities. For practitioners and students, GCH 2023 will provide a unique opportunity to feed into technical developments as well as to identify new techniques and ideas which can be transferred into practice.

Types of Contributions

The event seeks different types of contributions including:

  1. Full Research papers: original and innovative research (max. 10 pages incl. refs.)
  2. Short Papers: research activities, applications or projects (max. 4 pages inc. refs.)
  3. Posters / Demo: overview of activities or national/international Interdisciplinary projects (2 pages)


Contributions are solicited within the following topics (but not limited to):

  • Digitisation of Cultural Heritage resources, such as 3D scanning, motion capture, multispectral imaging, X-ray, terahertz imaging, etc.
  • Semantic technologies for digital libraries
  • Material acquisition, reconstruction, preservation
  • AI-based view synthesis for ad-hoc 2d and 3d reconstruction
  • AI-based material reconstruction for rendering and presentation
  • General AI technologies beneficial for eXtended Reality CH environments
  • Advanced Image Based Rendering techniques
  • Collaborative interactive eXtended and hybrid environments
  • Emotional and cognitive user experience design
  • Visualisation, AR, VR, MR
  • Multi-modal and interactive environments
  • Spatial and mobile augmentation of physical collections
  • Digital fabrication, including 3D printing and smart objects for tangible interfaces
  • Virtual Museums, Digital Technologies and Applications for Museums
  • eXtended Reality Applications for Tangible or Intangible Heritage

Important dates

DeadlineNotificationCamera ReadyDeadline for Journal2nd Notification
Short papersApril 30th
May 7th May 15th
June 1st
May 30th June 30th
June 15th
June 30th July 15th
To be communicated directly by publishing journal *To be communicated directly by publishing journal *
GCH Full PapersApril 30th
May 30th June 7th
June 1st
July 7th (latest)
June 15th
July 15th
To be communicated directly by publishing journal *To be communicated directly by publishing journal *
Interactive Demo / PostersJune 1st / April 30th
June 30th
June 1st / Sept 1st
July 30th

September 1st

* Due to the different procedures in the reviewing process of the journals, the deadline for the camera ready and final publication might be delayed.

For camera-ready submission you will be required to prepare the final print-ready contribution and poster following the specifications in the acceptance notification.