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Working Group on Graphics and Cultural Heritage

Mission statement

The aim of the EG Working Group on Graphics and Cultural Heritage is to promote the discussion and exchange of information between researchers on Visual Media technologies and the Cultural Heritage community (scholars in arts and humanities, museum curators, restorers, etc). We aim at working at the crossing between the technological domain (design of new methodologies and technologies for digitizing, processing, visualizing and storing visual data) and the application domain (innovative methodologies based on technological tools, use of visual tools for solving CH problems and improving insight and comprehension capabilities).

The main activity of the WG is to supervise the organization of the annual Eurographics Symposium on Graphics and Cultural Heritage (GCH). The symposium was started in year 2003, co-organized with VAST in the first ten editions. The GCH Symposium is an independent event since 2013. In year 2013 and 2015 it was part of the federated conference Digital Heritage.

All symposium proceedings are stored and accessible on the EG Digital Library

Other aims of the WG are fostering contacts for new activities (such as cooperative research projects), and providing a repository for shared resources.

Charta – Rules of procedure

The charta of the Eurographics Working Group on Graphics and Cultural Heritage can be found here.


The WG on GCH was created under the auspices of the Eurographics association.

WG chairs are:

  • Karina Rodriguez Echavarria, Univ. of Brighton, UK
  • Dieter Fellner, Fraunhofer IGD & Graz Univ., Germany / Austria

Steering Committee members:

  • Alan Chalmers, Warwick Univ., UK
  • Enrico Gobbetti, CRS4, Italy
  • Holly Rushmeier, Yale Univ., USA
  • Livio de Luca, CNRS, France
  • Mark Mudge, CHI, USA
  • Michael Wimmer, TUWien, Austria
  • Michela Spagnulo, CNR-IMATI, Italy
  • Pierre Alliez, INRIA, France
  • Patrick Reuter, INRIA, France
  • Pedro Santos, Fraunhofer IGD, Germany
  • Reinhard Klein, U. Bonn, Germany
  • Robert Sablatnig, TU Vien, Austria
  • Roberto Scopigno, CNR-ISTI, Italy
  • Scott Geffert, Metropolitan Museum, USA
  • Selma Rizvic, Univ. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Sofia Pescarin, CNR-ISPC, Italy
  • Tim Weyrich, UCL, UK
  • Vedad Hulusic, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom

Next Event

The next EG Workshop for 2022 is still to be announced.

Previous Events

  • EG GCH 2021 was organised as a hybrid event by Bournemouth University, UK by general chair Dr. Vedad Hulusic (
  • EG GCH 2020 was organised as an online event by the Universidad de Granada, Spain by general chair Prof. Javier Melero Rus
  • EG GCH 2019 was held in Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina), organized by University Sarajevo School of Science and Technology, general chair Dr. Belma Ramic-Brkic.
  • EG GCH 2018 was held in Vienna (Austria) on Nov. 12-15, 2018. This was a federated event named Visual Heritage, co-organized by EG GCH and CHNT. The conference was a considerable success, with more that 500 registered attendees. General chairs were Wolfgang Boerner and Roberto Scopigno, IPC chairs Robert Sablatnig and Michael Wimmer (both of them from TUVien).
  • EG GCH 2017 was held in Graz (Austria) on Sept. 27-29, 2017, organized by Graz University of Technology and by Fraunhofer Austria, General chairs Dieter Fellner and Bettina Habsburg-Lothringen, IPC chairs Tobias Schreck and Tim Weyrich.
  • EG GCH 2016 was held in Genova (Italy) on Oct. 5-7, 2016, organized by IMATI-CNR and chaired by Bianca Falcidieno and Dieter Fellner, IPC chairs Chiara Eva Catalano and Livio de Luca.
  • EG GCH 2015 was part of the federated event Digital Heritage 2015,
    held in Granada (Spain) on Sept.28 – Oct. 2, 2015.
  • EG GCH 2014 was held in Darmstadt (Germany) on Oct. 6-8, 2014, organized by FhG-IGD and chaired by Dieter Fellner and Roberto Scopigno
  • EG GCH 2013 was part of the federated event Digital Heritage 2013, held in Marseille (France) on Oct. 28 – Nov. 1, 2013.
  • The previous editions of EG GCH were part of the VAST symposium, proceedings are available on the EG Digital Library

Research Labs and Projects

This page will contains links to the research labs active on the theme ICT & CH and to related projects.

Best papers

At every edition of EG GCH a committee selects a few best papers, which are awarded at the end of the symposium and subsequently invited to submit an extended version to ACM J. on Computing and Cultural Heritage (JOCCH).

A list with the most recent awardees is on this page.


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