[Crm-sig] EU FP7-PEOPLE: ITN_DCH Project: Call for 16 PhD-Fellowships and 4 PostDoc Positions: Digital Heritage Research Training Project

Chryssoula Bekiari bekiari at ics.forth.gr
Thu Feb 27 15:07:38 EET 2014

With my apologies for any cross-posting


Call for 16 PhD-Fellowships and 4 Post-Doc Positions in the area of Digital
Cultural Heritage

All the calls available underwww.itn-dch.eu  

The "Initial Training Network for Digital Cultural Heritage: Projecting our
Past to the Future" with acronym ITN-DCH (<http://www.itn-dch.eu>
www.itn-dch.eu), is the first and one of the largest Marie Curie fellowship
projects in the area of the e-documentation / e-preservation and Cultural
Heritage (CH) protection funded by the European Union under the FP7 PEOPLE
research framework (<http://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/>
http://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/  ). The Project started on
the 1st of October 2013 and it is a consortium comprising of 14 full
partners and 9 associate members covering the entire spectrum of European CH
actors, ranging from academia, research institutions, industry, museums,
archives and libraries. The project aims to train 20 fellows (16 Early Stage
Researchers and 4 Experienced Researchers - 500 person months) in the area
of CH digital documentation, preservation and protection in order to create
for them a strong academic profile and market oriented skills which will
significantly contribute to their career prospects. The consortium and the
fellows training programme will be supported by a prestigious advisory

ITN-DCH aims -for the first time worldwide- to analyze, design, research,
develop and validate an innovative multidisciplinary and inter-sectorial
research training framework that covers the entire lifecycle of digital CH
research for a cost- effective preservation, documentation, protection and
presentation of cultural heritage. CH is an integral element of Europe and
vital for the creation of a common European identity and one of the greatest
assets for steering Europe's social, economic development and job creation.
However, the current research training activities in CH are fragmented and
mostly design to be of a single discipline, failing to cover the whole
lifecycle of Digital Cultural Heritage (DCH) research, which is by nature a
multi-disciplinary and inter-sectorial research agenda. ITN-DCH targets all
aspects of CH ranging from tangible (books, newspapers, images, drawings,
manuscripts, uniforms, maps, artefacts, archaeological sites, monuments) to
intangible content (e.g., music, performing arts, folklore, theatrical
performances) and their inter-relationships. The project aims to boost the
added value of CH assets by re-using them in real application environments
(protection of CH, education, tourism industry, advertising, fashion, films,
music, publishing, video games and TV) through research on (i) new
personalized, interactive, mixed and augmented reality enabled e-services,
(ii) new recommendations in data acquisition, (iii) new forms of
representations (3D/4D) of both tangible /intangible assets and (iv)
interoperable metadata forms that allow easy data exchange and  archiving.

The ITN-DCH project is seeking highly motivated and valuable researchers for
PhD positions in the entire field of Digital Heritage, such as: Data
Acquisition (Photogrammetry, Terrestrial laser scanning, GIS) and Computer
Vision data processing, 3D reconstruction and modeling, symbolic, semantic
and ontology representation, metadata, mixed and augmented reality
technologies, CH e-services. All the fellows are supposed to travel between
the project partners and attend a series of complementary training courses,
scientific workshops and summer schools.

The call for fellows is available on the ITN-DCH website:
<http://www.itn-dch.eu>  www.itn-dch.eu  


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