Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage.

Volume 11, Sofia : Institute of Mathematics and Informatics at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 2021

Preface

 

Table of Contents

 

Invited Papers

 

Michael E. Farmer – Human Cognitive Models for Heritage Site Monitoring

Abstract. Integrating evidence from a single sensor over time is becoming more common due to the Internet of Things (IoT). It can play a critical role in Heritage site monitoring, as networks of sensors are required to catalog and analyze data over extended periods of time. Researchers have often adopted the mechanisms used for multi-source integration, such as Bayesian conditioning and Dempster-Shafer reasoning. Research in human cognitive models provides an interesting alternative insights for accumulating evidence over time. We used this research as a foundation for the current approach which integrates the set theoretic nature of Dempster-Shafer theory with an estimation structure based on Kalman filtering. It is well suited for applications to Wide-area Sensor Networks (WSN) that are commonly found in heritage sites.

Title: Human Cognitive Models for Heritage Site Monitoring

Authors: Michael E. Farmer1

1 Department of Computer Science, Kettering University, 1700 University Dr., Flint, MI, USA

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Keywords: Evidential Reasoning, Dempster-Shafer, Kalman Filter.

Received: July 23, 2021 Reviewed: August 07, 2021 Final Accepted: August 09, 2021

Citiation: Farmer, M.E. (2021), Human Cognitive Models for Heritage Site Monitoring. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 11, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2021, pp.19-32, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Alexander I. Iliev – Modern Challenges in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

Abstract. The usage and development of Machine Learning models along with the advancement and popularization of Artificial Intelligence, naturally leads to new challenges in multiple levels in the field. In one hand the trust in the field of AI needs to be boosted in order to increase the adoption rate, on the other hand the usage of AI has been largely abused by those who decided to adopt the term in their line of work. A clear line of what is expected from AI and what AI is, must be drawn so that the trust, acceptance and adoption of AI can be increased. These, and other data related problems are the primary subject of this paper.

Title: Modern Challenges in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

Authors: Alexander I. Iliev1,2

1 SRH University Berlin, Charlottenburg, Germany

2 Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria

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Keywords: Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, AI Acceptance, Bias in Data.

Received: July 16, 2021 Reviewed: July 30, 2021 Final Accepted: August 03, 2021

Citiation: Iliev, A.I. (2021), Modern challenges in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 11, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2021, pp. 33-40, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Yanislav Zhelev, Mariya Monova-Zheleva, Radovesta Stewart – The Digital Future of Intangible Cultural Heritage – Challenges and Initiatives

Abstract. Access to digital resources and overcoming the digital divide are key factors in the development of today's society and affect education and culture as much as economic development. The intercultural dialogue and the preservation and development of the cultural diversity of each country and region are fundamental principles of the cultural policy of the European Union (EU). A special focus is put on the strategic framework for the EU’s cultural policy and the main priorities regarding empowering digital change in the cultural sector. The paper also presents some initiatives supported by the European Commission aiming to strengthen and foster European identity creation as well as to support active citizenship, increase cultural participation and promoting common values, inclusion, and intercultural dialogue within Europe and in a global perspective.

Title: The Digital Future of Intangible Cultural Heritage – Challenges and Initiatives

Authors: Yanislav Zhelev1, Mariya Monova-Zheleva1, Radovesta Stewart2

1 Laboratory of Digitization – Burgas, Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Burgas, Bulgaria

2 University “Prof. Asen Zlatarov”, Burgas, Bulgaria

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Keywords: Digitalization, Cultural Heritage, Intangible Cultural Heritage, Cultural Sector, Digital Change in Cultural Sector.

Received: June 15, 2021 Reviewed: July 02, 2021 Final Accepted: July 10, 2021

Citiation: Zhelev, Y., Monova-Zheleva, M., Stewart, R. (2021), The Digital Future of Intangible Cultural Heritage – Challenges and Initiatives. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 11, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2021, pp. 41-50, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Radovesta Stewart, Yanislav Zhelev, Mariya Monova-Zheleva – Development of Digital Collections of Intangible Cultural Heritage Objects - Base Ontology

Abstract. The digitization of the intangible cultural heritage covers a much wider range of knowledge, digitization techniques, processing of digital resources, coding and storage. Therefore, it requires extension of the standard ontology for digitalization of cultural heritage and the ways of interaction with the data. An entry for the intangible cultural heritage may be a custom, craft, event, sport or art passed down through the generations. It is complex and combines many elements. The DigiCult project helps us develop an extended model that fits the process of ICH digitalization Europe wide.

Title: Development of Digital Collections of Intangible Cultural Heritage Objects - Base Ontology

Authors: Radovesta Stewart1, Yanislav Zhelev2, Mariya Monova-Zheleva2

1 University “Prof. Asen Zlatarov”, Burgas, Bulgaria

2 Laboratory of Digitization – Burgas, Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Burgas, Bulgaria

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Keywords: Digitalization, Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH), Digital Collection, ICH Ontology.

Received: June 15, 2021 Reviewed: July 15, 2021 Final Accepted: July 20, 2021

Citiation: Stewart, R., Zhelev, Y., Monova-Zheleva, M. (2021), Development of Digital Collections of Intangible Cultural Heritage Objects – Base Ontology. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 11, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2021, pp. 51-56, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Marco Scarpa, Constanta Burlacu, Desislava Paneva-Marinova – New Digital Life for Fourteenth Century South Slavonic Scriptoria

Abstract. Written testimonies about the activity of South Slavic scribes and their monastic scriptoria in the 14th century are an essential resource of information, part of the world’s cultural and historical heritage which is at risk. Their tracking as well as the systematization and digitalization, will show how the information derived from medieval manuscripts is a source for the history of the Bulgarian state, but also for understanding the state policy in the fields of science and culture, and for constructing and managing new knowledge in today’s modern society. In this article we present the objectives of the Fourteenth Century South Slavonic Scribes and Scriptoria project. After giving a brief introduction to the cultural context of South Slavic lands in the 14th century, we proceed with describing how we intend to bring digital palaeography to the field of Slavonic Studies.

Title: New Digital Life for Fourteenth Century South Slavonic Scriptoria

Authors: Marco Scarpa1, Constanta Burlacu2, Desislava Paneva-Marinova3

1 Cyrillo-Methodian Research Center at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 13, Moskovska Str., Sofia, 1000, Bulgaria

2 University of Oxford, Merton College, Merton Str., OX1 4JD, Oxford, UK

3 Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria

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Keywords: Fourteenth Century, Digital Palaeography, Script Analysis, Scribes, Scriptoria.

Received: June 12, 2021 Reviewed: July 03, 2021 Final Accepted: July 12, 2021

Citiation: Scarpa, M., Burlacu, C., Paneva-Marinova, D. (2021), New Digital Life for Fourteenth Century South Slavonic Scriptoria. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 11, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2021, pp. 57-64, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Full Papers

 

Sebiha Madanska, Sheban Bilyanov, Asya Stoyanova-Doycheva, Stanimir Stoyanov – Ontological Presentation of Bulgarian Revival Residential Architecture

Abstract. This article presents a symbiosis between science and art, future and past, building and preserving the old. The ontological approach used for this purpose presents a world from the past for the future - namely the old Bulgarian Revival architecture in and around the Revival Period.

Title: Ontological Presentation of Bulgarian Revival Residential Architecture

Authors: Sebiha Madanska1, Sheban Bilyanov2, Asya Stoyanova-Doycheva1, Stanimir Stoyanov1

1 Plovdiv University "Paisii Hilendarski", 236 Bulgaria Blvd., 4003, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

2 University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy, 1 Hristo Smirnenski Blvd., 1046, Sofia, Bulgaria

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Keywords: Ontology, Semantic Modeling, Protégé, Bulgarian Revival Architecture, Cultural Heritage.

Received: June 03, 2021 Reviewed: June 21, 2021 Final Accepted: July 06, 2021

Citiation: Madanska, S., Bilyanov, S., Stoyanova-Doycheva, A., Stoyanov, S. (2021), Ontological Presentation of Bulgarian Revival Residential Architecture. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 11, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2021, pp. 67-76, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Jordan Stoikov – Using Conditional Probability for Discovering Semantic Relationships between Named Entities in Cultural Heritage Data

Abstract. This paper introduces a method for extracting information from various cultural heritage data sources using word embedding with feature extraction from the sentence and structured representation of the sentence. The focus is on discovering the named entities’ relations including part of speech tags and positons tags by the means of conditional probability.

Title: Using Conditional Probability for Discovering Semantic Relationships between Named Entities in Cultural Heritage Data

Authors: Jordan Stoikov1

1 Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria

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Keywords: Word Embedding, Conditional Probability, Cultural Heritage, Word Vector, Semantic Relationship.

Received: June 15, 2021 Reviewed: July 05, 2021 Final Accepted: July 15, 2021

Citiation: Stoikov, J. (2021), Using Conditional Probability for Discovering Semantic Relationships between Named Entities in Cultural Heritage Data. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 11, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2021, pp. 77-88, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Maria Teresa Artese, Isabella Gagliardi – Machine Learning and Neural Networks Tools to Address Noisy Data Issues

Abstract. In this paper, we present tools for addressing noisy keyword issues in digital libraries. Two tasks, language detection and misspelling detection and correction, are addressed using both machine learning and deep learning techniques. To train and validate the models, different datasets were used/created/scraped. Encouraging preliminary results are presented and discussed.

Title: Machine Learning and Neural Networks Tools to Address Noisy Data Issues

Authors: Maria Teresa Artese1, Isabella Gagliardi1

1 IMATI - CNR (National Research Council), Milan, Italy

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Keywords: Digital Library, Unsupervised Tools, Noisy Data, Tags, Content Based Retrieval.

Received: June 28, 2021 Reviewed: July 15, 2021 Final Accepted: July 23, 2021

Citiation: Artese, M.T., Gagliardi, I. (2021), Machine Learning and Neural Networks Tools to Address Noisy Data Issues. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 11, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2021, pp. 89-98, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Oleg Iliev, Radoslav Yoshinov – Component-based Software Architecture Applied for Design of Heritage Content

Abstract. The paper designs a model for creating heritage content, composed as a combination of multiple components, thanks to the opportunities provided by a component-based software architecture. The result is the ability to annotate different types of heritage objects available in public databases, such as video, sound, image, text, 3D model, and more, to obtain meaningful content. Moreover, the “component” types that contribute to a more complete presentation of the information delivered can be constantly increased without requiring a significant change in the software environment, but only a simple configuration change.

Title: Component-based Software Architecture Applied for Design of Heritage Content

Authors: Oleg Iliev1, Radoslav Yoshinov1

1 Laboratory of Telematics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Bl. 8, Akad.G.Bonchev Str., 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria

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Keywords: Heritage Objects Modeling, Heritage Content, Component-Based Software Architecture.

Received: June 20, 2021 Reviewed: July 18, 2021 Final Accepted: July 28, 2021

Citiation: Iliev, O., Yoshinov, R. (2021), Component-based Software Architecture Applied for Design of Heritage Content. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 11, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2021, pp. 99-110, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Desislava Paneva-Marinova, Maxim Goynov, Detelin Luchev, Lubomir Zlatkov – Presentation Layer in a Virtual Museum for Cultural Heritage Artefacts

Abstract. This paper aims to show the presentation layer of a virtual museum for cultural heritage artefacts. The three-dimensional representation and the main components of a 3D environment of the virtual museum are discussed. The composing 3D objects in the virtual museum, with different viewing options, as well as an implementation of a three-dimensional representation and the means for greater realism of the three-dimensional image, are described.

Title: Presentation Layer in a Virtual Museum for Cultural Heritage Artefacts

Authors: Desislava Paneva-Marinova1, Maxim Goynov1, Detelin Luchev1, Lubomir Zlatkov1

1 Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria

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Keywords: Virtual Museum, Presentation Layer, Cultural Heritage, 3D Objects, Three-dimensional Representation.

Received: June 06, 2021 Reviewed: June 29, 2021 Final Accepted: July 15, 2021

Citiation: Paneva-Marinova, D., Goynov, M., Luchev, D., Zlatkov, L. (2021), Presentation Layer in a Virtual Museum for Cultural Heritage Artefacts. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 11, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2021, pp. 111-122, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Maria Teresa Artese, Isabella Gagliardi – Visualize and Communicate Tangible and Intangible Cultural Heritage with the QueryLab System

Abstract. QueryLab is a platform designed to query different cultural databases at the same time in a transparent way. This paper presents the design of a new section, ICH Discovery, dedicated to the intangible heritage, where we tried to improve the structuring, querying and visualization of the results, alternative to the classically available ones, to facilitate the sharing, dissemination, and preservation of cultural heritage.

Title: Visualize and Communicate Tangible and Intangible Cultural Heritage with the QueryLab System

Authors: Maria Teresa Artese1, Isabella Gagliardi1

1 IMATI - CNR (National Research Council), Milan, Italy

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Keywords: Living Heritage, ICH Collection, Common Metadata Model, Inventory Integration, Data Visualization.

Received: June 28, 2021 Reviewed: July 17, 2021 Final Accepted: July 22, 2021

Citiation: Artese, M.T., Gagliardi, I. (2021), Visualize and Communicate Tangible and Intangible Cultural Heritage with the QueryLab System. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 11, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2021, pp. 123-134, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Evita Pilege, Sandra Plota, Girts Pilegis, Marga Zivitere – ACT Digital: The Strategic Role of Analytics, Creativity and Technologies for Cultural and Creative Sector and Education

Abstract. The aim of the paper is to discuss the impact of information technology on socio-economic, cultural processes and the consequent need for a balanced digital transformation, especially in higher education and the creative and cultural sectors, bridging the digital divide and fostering analytical thinking without underestimating creative skills.

Title: ACT Digital: The Strategic Role of Analytics, Creativity and Technologies for Cultural and Creative Sector and Education

Authors: Evita Pilege1, Sandra Plota2, Girts Pilegis3, Marga Zivitere4

1 Latvian College of Culture at Latvian Academy of Culture, Bruninieku street 57, Riga, Latvia

2 SIA Evolution Latvia, Brivibas iela 151, Riga, Latvia

3 ISMA University of Applied sciences, 1 Lomonosova Str., build. 6, Riga, Latvia

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Keywords: Digital Transformation, Education, Culture, Creative Sector.

Received: June 14, 2021 Reviewed: July 15, 2021 Final Accepted: July 21, 2021

Citiation: Pilege, E., Plota, S., Pilegis, G., Zivitere, M. (2021), ACT Digital: The Strategic Role of Analytics, Creativity and Technologies for Cultural and Creative Sector and Education. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 11, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2021, pp. 135-150, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Evgeniya Nikolova, Yanislav Zhelev, Mariya Monova-Zheleva – Digitisation of Cultural Heritage and Interoperability in the Context of Competences of the Culture Industry Human Resources

Abstract. The competencies of the cultural domain workforce related to the Cultural Heritage (CH) digitization standards and the standardization process in general are crucial to the success of any digitalisation initiative. Based on some research and surveys conducted among specialists in the cultural domain, the article provides information on the current situation in terms of the extent to which the professionals who are expected to present and preserve digitally CH are familiar with the digitization-related standards and the processes of their application. The paper also presents an approach and solution for improving the knowledge and competencies of current and future cultural professionals regarding the standards related to the digitalization of CH.

Title: Digitisation of Cultural Heritage and Interoperability in the Context of Competences of the Culture Industry Human Resources

Authors: Evgeniya Nikolova1, Yanislav Zhelev1, Mariya Monova-Zheleva1

1 Laboratory of Digitization – Burgas, Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 5 Demokratsiya Blvd, 8000 Burgas, Bulgaria

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Keywords: Digitalization, Cultural Heritage, Standardization, Standards, Culture Industry Human Resources.

Received: June 07, 2021 Reviewed: July 05, 2021 Final Accepted: July 15, 2021

Citiation: Nikolova, E., Zhelev, Y., Monova-Zheleva, M. (2021), Digitisation of Cultural Heritage and Interoperability in the Context of Competences of the Culture Industry Human Resources. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 11, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2021, pp. 151-158, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Nektarios Moumoutzis, Nikos Pappas, Chara Xanthaki, Stelios Perrakis, Yiannis Maragkoudakis, Stavros Christodoulakis, Desislava Paneva-Marinova – Coursevo: A Multimedia Online Learning Platform to Support Onlife Communities and its Extension with Gamification Facilities

Abstract. Coursevo (http://coursevo.com/) is a multilingual multimedia information system for managing courses, supporting learning processes and learning communities through the Web. Its multi-tenant architecture supports multiple instances of the underlying server infrastructure using the same core to serve the needs of multiple communities. An advantage of Coursevo in comparison with other eLearning systems is the emphasis that is given in the use of multimedia as a powerful learning means. Learning activities using multiple media can be more effective than doing it through a single medium (such as text), but what is important is combining media effectively. Coursevo is used in several vocational training and life-long-learning initiatives to establish and continuously support Onlife Communities. An Onlife Community is an aggregation that emerges in hyperconnected spaces when humans engage with other humans as well as with machines and natural entities in mindful interactions with sufficient human feeling to form webs of personal relationships. The paper presents how Coursevo is extended with gamification facilities to enable game-based learning scenarios within the context of the GAME IT project and beyond.

Title: Coursevo: A Multimedia Online Learning Platform to Support Onlife Communities and its Extension with Gamification Facilities

Authors: Nektarios Moumoutzis1,2, Nikos Pappas1, Chara Xanthaki3, Stelios Perrakis3, Yiannis Maragkoudakis1, Stavros Christodoulakis1, Desislava Paneva-Marinova2

1 Laboratory of Distributed Multimedia Information Systems and Applications, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Technical University of Crete, 73100, Chania, Crete, Greece

2 Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria

3 Directorate of Secondary Education, Chania, 73100, Chania, Crete, Greece

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Keywords: Onlife Communities, Gamification, eLearning.

Received: June 19, 2021 Reviewed: July 09, 2021 Final Accepted: July 21, 2021

Citiation: Moumoutzis, N., Pappas, N., Xanthaki, Ch., Perrakis, S., Maragkoudakis, Y., Christodoulakis, S., Paneva-Marinova, D. (2021), Coursevo: A Multimedia Online Learning Platform to Support Onlife Communities and its Extension with Gamification Facilities. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 11, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2021, pp. 159-174, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Zsolt László Márkus, Tibor Szkaliczki, György Szántó, Miklós Veres, Zsolt Weisz, László Molnár, László Csaba Szarka – Educational Competition for Digital Presentation and Preservation of Scientific Heritage

Abstract. Educational competitions belong to the most effective ways for motivating students to gain new knowledge on a specific domain. They can even bring scientific heritage closer to the next generation. The coronavirus pandemic put the organisation of competitions at risk. This paper presents how digital tools could help in organising educational competitions and transfer new knowledge during these events.

Title: Educational Competition for Digital Presentation and Preservation of Scientific Heritage

Authors: Zsolt László Márkus1, Tibor Szkaliczki1, György Szántó1, Miklós Veres1, Zsolt Weisz1, László Molnár2, László Csaba Szarka3

1 Institute for Computer Science and Control (SZTAKI), 13-17 Kende u., H-1111 Budapest, Hungary

2 ELTE Savaria University Centre 4 Károlyi Gáspár tér, H-9700 Szombathely, Hungary

3 Institute of Earth Physics and Space Science 6-8 Csatkai E. u., H-9400 Sopron, Hungary

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Keywords: Scientific Heritage, Educational Competition, eLearning.

Received: June 20, 2021 Reviewed: July 15, 2021 Final Accepted: July 22, 2021

Citiation: Márkus, Z.L., Szkaliczki, T., Szántó,G., Veres, M., Weisz, Z., Molnár, L., Szarka, L.C. (2021), Educational Competition for Digital Presentation and Preservation of Scientific Heritage. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 11, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2021, pp. 175-186, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Nektarios Moumoutzis, Chara Xanthaki, Stelios Perrakis, Manousos Manousakas, Lilia Pavlova – Promoting Python Code Clubs in Greece: A Teacher Training Program and a Case Study

Abstract. We present the design, implementation and evaluation of a training programme for Computer Science teachers on the educational use of the Python programming language inside and outside school. The programme used pre-existing educational resources centered on meaningful, self-contained programming projects. The training programme followed a blended-learning approach thus offering an opportunity to many computer science teachers make their first steps towards the educational use of the Python language within a very promising learner-centered pedagogical framework. After the initial training phase, the participating teachers were supported to establish and run local Python code clubs. The paper presents the experience from establishing, running and evaluating one of them, established at Chania, Crete by three of the authors. The evaluation clearly demonstrates the effectiveness of the code club approach to learning to code in a manner that is engaging, fun and meaningful for the students and opens up new creative opportunities for them.

Title: Promoting Python Code Clubs in Greece: A Teacher Training Program and a Case Study

Authors: Nektarios Moumoutzis1,2, Chara Xanthaki3, Stelios Perrakis3, Manousos Manousakas3, Lilia Pavlova4

1 Laboratory of Distributed Multimedia Information Systems and Applications, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Technical University of Crete, 73100, Chania, Crete, Greece

2 Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria

3 Computer Science Teacher, Chania, Crete, Greece

4 Laboratory of Telematics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria

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Keywords: Onlife Communities, Code Club, Python.

Received: June 22, 2021 Reviewed: July 17, 2021 Final Accepted: July 25, 2021

Citiation: Moumoutzis, N., Xanthaki, Ch., Perrakis, S., Manousakas, M., Pavlova, L. (2021), Promoting Python Code Clubs in Greece: A Teacher Training Program and a Case Study. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 11, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2021, pp. 187-202, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Magdelena Stoyanova, Margarita Krylova, Lilia Pavlova – The Plan of S. Maria Assunta in Torcello Designed by N. Brjullov at the Service of the Virtual 4D Reconstruction of the Cathedral Towards May 1855

Abstract. The plan of S. Maria Assunta in Torcello designed by the Russian architect and painter N. Brjullov in 1855 is analyzed in the context of less or more known written historic documents, of architectural and archaeological evidence, in order to virtually reconstruct by faithful images and interactive narratives the cathedral as it was immediately before the restorations 1854-58.

Title: The Plan of S. Maria Assunta in Torcello Designed by N. Brjullov at the Service of the Virtual 4D Reconstruction of the Cathedral Towards May 1855

Authors: Magdelena Stoyanova1, Margarita Krylova2, Lilia Pavlova3

1 CISBI Ca’ Foscari University, Venice, Italy

2 State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russian Federation

3 Laboratory of Telematics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria

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Keywords: Nikolaj Brjullov, Basilica of Torcello, Interactive Digital Storytelling, Virtual Documentation of Cultural Heritage, 4D Reconstruction.

Received: June 04, 2021 Reviewed: July 05, 2021 Final Accepted: July 15, 2021

Citiation: Stoyanova, M., Krylova, M., Pavlova, L. (2021), The Plan of S. Maria Assunta in Torcello Designed by N. Brjullov at the Service of the Virtual 4D Reconstruction of the Cathedral Towards May 1855. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 11, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2021, pp. 203-214, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Ankitha Raksha, Raghul Krishna Rajasekaran, Praveen Francis, Suhas Yogeshwara, Alexander I. Iliev – Home Automation through Hand Gestures Using ResNet50 and 3D-CNN

Abstract. This paper talks about using hand movements for the operations of electrical equipment at home. With the use of the much-advanced algorithms - 3D-CNN and ResNet50 to increase the accuracy in detecting the hand gesture to correctly predict the right motion for the functioning of the electrical device. Eventually, the project focuses on the comparative study between different architectures so that we can determine the best-suited model for these kinds of image detection. We aim to bring about a good accurate model for detecting the hand signals.

Title: Home Automation through Hand Gestures Using ResNet50 and 3D-CNN

Authors: Ankitha Raksha1, Raghul Krishna Rajasekaran1, Praveen Francis1, Suhas Yogeshwara1, Alexander I. Iliev1,2

1 SRH University Berlin, Charlottenburg, Germany

2 Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria

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Keywords: Hand Gestures, Home Automation, ResNet50, 3D-CNN.

Received: June 05, 2021 Reviewed: July 15, 2021 Final Accepted: July 22, 2021

Citiation:Raksha, A., Rajasekaran, R.,K., Francis, P., Yogeshwara, S., Iliev, A.I. (2021), Home Automation through Hand Gestures Using ResNet50 and 3D-CNN. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 11, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2021, pp. 215-226, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Ivan Derzhanski, Olena Siruk – The Image of Bread in Closely Related Languages through Word Associations

Abstract. We perform a comparative study of the culturological characteristics of closely related languages through associative connexions which exist in the minds of their speakers and are registered in lexicographic sources. We examine the stimulus ‘bread’, which is one of the most important European and global culturally marked concepts. Our work addresses Bulgarian and Ukrainian in a broader comparison to Belarusian and Russian.

Title: The Image of Bread in Closely Related Languages through Word Associations

Authors: Ivan Derzhanski1, Olena Siruk1

1 Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria

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Keywords: Bread, Word Associations, Linguistic Culturology, Slavic Languages.

Received: June 15, 2021 Reviewed: July 14, 2021 Final Accepted: July 21, 2021

Citiation: Derzhanski, I., Siruk, O. (2021), The Image of Bread in Closely Related Languages Through Word Associations. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 11, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2021, pp. 227-236, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Emanouil Atanassov, Aneta Karaivanova, Sofiya Ivanovska, Mariya Durchova – A Monte Carlo Method for Image Classification Using SVM

Abstract. Support Vector Machines are a widely used tool in Machine Learning. They have some important advantages with regards to the more popular Deep Neural Networks. For the problem of image classification, multiple SVMs may be used and the issue of finding the best hyperparameters adds additional complexity and increases the overall computational time required. Our goal is to develop and study Monte Carlo algorithms that allow faster discovery of good hyperparameters and training of the SVMs, without impacting negatively the final accuracy of the models. We also employ GPUs and parallel computing in order to achieve good utilisation of the capabilities of the available hardware. In this paper we describe our methods, provide implementation details and show numerical results, achieved on the publicly available Architectural Heritage Elements image Dataset.

Title: A Monte Carlo Method for Image Classification Using SVM

Authors: Emanouil Atanassov1, Aneta Karaivanova1, Sofiya Ivanovska1, Mariya Durchova1

1 Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Acad. G. Bonchev str., Block 25A, Sofia 1113, Bulgaria

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Keywords: Deep Neural Networks, Monte Carlo method, Image Classification, Support Vector Machines.

Received: June 15, 2021 Reviewed: July 10, 2021 Final Accepted: July 25, 2021

Citiation: Atanassov, E., Karaivanova, A., Ivanovska, S., Durchova, M. (2021), A Monte Carlo Method for Image Classification Using SVM. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 11, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2021, pp. 237-244, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Short Papers

 

Silvi-Maria Gurova, Aneta Karaivanova – Fast Monte Carlo Method for Condition Number Estimation

Abstract. This paper presents theoretical results on estimation the condition number with application in image restoration problems.

Title: Fast Monte Carlo Method for Condition Number Estimation

Authors: Silvi-Maria Gurova1, Aneta Karaivanova1

1 Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Bulgaria Academy of Sciences, Acad. G. Bonchev St., bl.25A, Sofia, Bulgaria

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Keywords: Monte Carlo Method, Markov Chain, Condition Number, Eigen-value.

Received: June 25, 2021 Reviewed: July 18, 2021 Final Accepted: July 27, 2021

Citiation: Gurova, S., Karaivanova, A. (2021), Fast Monte Carlo Method for Condition Number Estimation. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 11, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2021, pp. 247-252, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Emanuela Mitreva, Alexandra Nikolova, Vladimir Georgiev – Web Mining Techniques Applicable for Cultural Heritage Observations

Abstract. The rapid digitalization in the cultural domain generated enormous amounts of data. But that data is not personalized or processed, thus the benefit for different users is limited, due to the variety of users – people learn through different methods. However if techniques used in the last decade to personalize web content are applied to cultural content more users could easily absorb and process the cultural heritage knowledge. Also techniques could be applied to cluster and extract useful knowledge.

Title: Web Mining Techniques Applicable for Cultural Heritage Observations

Authors: Emanuela Mitreva1, Alexandra Nikolova2, Vladimir Georgiev3

1 Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, Sofia, Bulgaria

2 Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria

3 Department of Computer Science, American University in Bulgaria, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria

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Keywords:: Data Mining, Recommendation Systems, Cultural Heritage, Data Collection.

Received: June 14, 2021 Reviewed: July 10, 2021 Final Accepted: July 21, 2021

Citiation: Mitreva, E., Nikolova, A., Georgiev, V. (2021), Web Mining Techniques Applicable for Cultural Heritage Observations. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 11, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2021, pp. 253-260, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Orlin Kouzov – The Influence of the Artificial Intelligence on the Development of the Economy - Some Cultural Aspects

Abstract. In an era of mass digitalization and revolutionary changes in the labor market, more and more people need to change profession and the development of new forms of digital art is a niche with expected growth. The associated reasons are complex, but it is possible to predict and guide them.

Title: The Influence of the Artificial Intelligence on the Development of the Economy - Some Cultural Aspects

Authors: Orlin Kouzov1

1 GATE Institute – Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, 125 Tsarigradsko shosse Blvd., Block 2, Floor 1, 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria

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Keywords: Artificial Intelligence, Digital Art, Knowledge Economy, Digital Workplace, Data Science.

Received: , 2021 Reviewed: , 2021 Final Accepted: , 2021

Citiation: Kouzov, O. (2021), The Influence of the Artificial Intelligence on the Development of the Economy - Some Cultural Aspects. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 11, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2021, pp. 261-266, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Vladimir Georgiev, Aleksandra Nikolova – Virtual Reality Simulations for Presenting Cultural-historic Content in e-Learning for Kids

Abstract. Cultural heritage is a priceless asset for humanity, as it shows our achievements throughout the ages. Rapidly developing technologies and tools provide new opportunities in the process of preserving the cultural heritage. That process includes searching, research, identification, documentation, registration, conservation, restoration and adaptation of cultural-historic objects and resources. It is very important to include children in this process, to increase their awareness, stimulate their willingness to participate in its preservation and develop their affiliation with the values of the pan-European cultural heritage. Access to these resources, however, is not always possible or suitable for kids that are increasing their national identity and patriotism. That brings the need of developing new and different tools and methods for presenting digital cultural assets to a wider and more diverse audience and using them for educational purposes. In this article we describe a software component for Virtual Reality simulations and using them to present cultural-historic content to kids. We also demonstrate a three-dimensional lesson, taught in the web browser, which includes a collection of 3D objects for simulating the authentic room of the Bulgarian revolutionary Vasil Levski.

Title: Virtual Reality Simulations for Presenting Cultural-historic Content in e-Learning for Kids

Authors: Vladimir Georgiev1, Aleksandra Nikolova2

1 Computer Science Department, American University in Bulgaria, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria

2 Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria

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Keywords: e-Learning for Children, Virtual reality, 3D, Education for Kids, Serious Games, Gamification.

Received: June 13, 2021 Reviewed: July 05, 2021 Final Accepted: July 15, 2021

Citiation: Georgiev, V., Nikolova, A. (2021), Virtual Reality Simulations for Presenting Cultural-historic Content in e-Learning for Kids. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 11, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2021, pp. 267-272, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Stefka Kovacheva, Ludmila Dimitrova – Presentation of UNESCO Bulgarian Cultural Heritage Sites - а Methodological Framework for Designing a Web based Application as a Didactic Resource in an Information Environment

Abstract. The paper describes а methodological framework for designing a web based application that present integrated knowledge about historical sites of cultural heritage as a didactic resource in an information environment. The tool realizes database containing information about seven world-famous historical sites of the Bulgarian cultural heritage under the protection of UNESCO. The I create module, oriented towards creation of well-organized content (knowledge) of new site of the national heritage that allows learners to show what they know, can do and how they have created their product, is also presented. The database and the web application were designed and developed in IMI (BAS).

Title: Presentation of UNESCO Bulgarian Cultural Heritage Sites - а Methodological Framework for Designing a Web based Application as a Didactic Resource in an Information Environment

Authors: Stefka Kovacheva1, Ludmila Dimitrova1

1 Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria

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Keywords: Cultural Heritage, Database, Web Based Application, Methodological Framework, UNESCO.

Received: June 15, 2021 Reviewed: July 13, 2021 Final Accepted: July 25, 2021

Citiation: Kovacheva, S., Dimitrova, L. (2021), Presentation of UNESCO Bulgarian Cultural Heritage Sites - а Methodological Framework for Designing a Web based Application as a Didactic Resource in an Information Environment. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 11, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2021, pp. 273-278, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Project Papers

 

Detelin Luchev, Maxim Goynov, Desislava Paneva-Marinova, Jordan Stoykov, Lilia Pavlova – Synergy of National Cultural Heritage and Technology

Abstract. This paper presents the specification of the Humanities and Social Sciences (CHCS) data storage, retrieval and curation environment developed by the IMI-BAS team within the Bulgarian National Interdisciplinary Research E-infrastructure for Bulgarian Language and Cultural Heritage Resources and Technologies (CLaDA-BG). The architecture and functional components of the environment and the technologies used for the development of the environment are presented. The aim of the development is to provide and propose technologies and tools to unify the processes of access, preservation and use of cultural and historical content in accordance with established best practices and regulations in the field.

Title: Synergy of National Cultural Heritage and Technology

Authors: Detelin Luchev1, Maxim Goynov1, Desislava Paneva-Marinova1, Jordan Stoykov1, Lilia Pavlova2

1 Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria

2 Laboratory of Telematics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria

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Keywords: Research e-infrastructure, Digital Humanities, Digital Content Management Systems.

Received: June 02, 2021 Reviewed: July 05, 2021 Final Accepted: July 15, 2021

Citiation: Luchev, D., Goynov, M., Paneva-Marinova, D., Stoykov, J., Pavlova, L. (2021), Synergy of National Cultural Heritage and Technology. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 11, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2021, pp. 281-286, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Dimitar Minev, Ivan Kratchanov – The Future of the Past: Bringing Attention to Plovdiv's Forgotten Mural Art

Abstract. This paper presents a project initiated by National Library “Ivan Vazov”, which aims to raise awareness of Plovdiv’s socialist-era mural artworks and to rethink the essence of their presence in the city. The library holds 95 project proposals for monumental art which will be digitized and included within the discourse. The 30-year distance allows a dispassionate view of this heritage, fostering a sense of awareness for their value. The project includes the realization of a bilingual monograph, a traveling exhibition and a website.

Title: The Future of the Past: Bringing Attention to Plovdiv's Forgotten Mural Art

Authors: Dimitar Minev1, Ivan Kratchanov1

1 National Library “Ivan Vazov”, 17 Avksentii Veleshki St., 4000 Plovdiv, Bulgaria

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Keywords: Digitization, Plovdiv, Cultural Heritage, Mural.

Received: June 17, 2021 Reviewed: July 16, 2021 Final Accepted: July 22, 2021

Citiation: Minev, D., Kratchanov, I. (2021), The Future of the Past: Bringing Attention to Plovdiv's Forgotten Mural Art. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 11, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2021, pp. 287-296, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Daniela Pavlova – New Art Forms and Process Management Strategy in an Era of Mass Digitalization

Abstract. In ancient times it took centuries before a genre of art was adopted as cultural development (like painting, sculpture etc.), while with the bursting expansion of modern audiovisual forms this process occurs much more frequently, and the need for publicly recognized criteria for valuating these new media becomes more apparent.

Title: New Art Forms and Process Management Strategy in an Era of Mass Digitalization

Authors: Daniela Pavlova1

1 University of Library Studies and Information Technologies, 119 Tsarigradsko Shosse Blvd., 1784 Sofia, Bulgaria

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Keywords: Augmented Reality, 3D Objects, Audiovisual Forms, Digital Art, E-Culture Criteria Training.

Received: June 03, 2021 Reviewed: July 05, 2021 Final Accepted: July 15, 2021

Citiation: Pavlova, D. (2021), New Art Forms and Process Management Strategy in an Era of Mass Digitalization. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 11, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2021, pp. 297-302, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Mirena Todorova-Ekmekci, Todor Todorov, Kalina Sotirova-Valkova – Usage of Innovative Technologies and Online Media Tools for Digital Presentation of Cultural Heritage in Bulgaria

Abstract. The paper presents implementation of digital media tools and innovative technologies in open access presentation and sustainable preservation of cultural heritage objects, stored in museums. New digital preservation and curation tools like web sites, 3D modeling, virtual tours, and repositories, have been analyzed for usage in cultural heritage fields for memory institutions, museums, institutions, tourist routes, information centers and sites.

Title: Mirena Todorova-Ekmekci1, Todor Todorov2,3, Kalina Sotirova-Valkova2 – Usage of Innovative Technologies and Online Media Tools for Digital Presentation of Cultural Heritage in Bulgaria

Authors: Mirena Todorova-Ekmekci, Todor Todorov, Kalina Sotirova-Valkova

1 Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Studies with Ethnographic Museum, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria

2 Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria

3 St. St. Cyril and Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

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Keywords: Digital Preservation, Cultural Heritage, Museum Informatics, Open-access, Storytelling, Virtual Tours, 3D Models.

Received: June 15, 2021 Reviewed: July 06, 2021 Final Accepted: July 15, 2021

Citiation: Todorova-Ekmekci, M., Todorov, T., Sotirova-Valkova. K. (2021), Usage of Innovative Technologies and Online Media Tools for Digital Presentation of Cultural Heritage in Bulgaria. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 11, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2021, pp. 303-308, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Michela Tramonti, Alden Dochshanov – Game Environment and Design Thinking Approach for New Digital Careers

Abstract. To compete with today’s rapidly changing labour market one has to continuously self-adapt towards new attitudes and mindset. To assist such an endeavor the combination of entrepreneurship and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) skills is considered favorable. Following these basic premises, the paper presents a European project, TEAM_STAR, focused on developing a 3D game environment to promote these new skills in secondary school students for new digital careers.

Title: Game Environment and Design Thinking Approach for New Digital Careers

Authors: Michela Tramonti1, Alden Dochshanov1

1 EU-Track- European Training and Research for a Key Cooperation to business, Viale Europa 95, Terracina, Italy

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Keywords: Serious Games; Entrepreneurship Education, Design Thinking and STEM.

Received: May 26, 2021 Reviewed: July 05, 2021 Final Accepted: July 15, 2021

Citiation: Tramonti, M., Dochshanov, A. (2021), Game Environment and Design Thinking Approach for New Digital Careers. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 11, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2021, pp. 309-314, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Michela Tramonti, Alden Dochshanov, Mariya Monova-Zheleva, Yanislav Zhelev – Approaches and Models for Application of Gamification Techniques in v-Learning

Abstract. Nowadays, the effectiveness of technology integration into teaching and learning approaches is widely recognised, mainly, in those pedagogical practices where students are the centre and co-constructors of their knowledge process. Specifically, the authors underline the potentialities of combining the gamification techniques and 3D virtual environments to design innovative learning settings through the description of two projects, TALETE and AVATAR, funded by the European Commission.

Title: Approaches and Models for Application of Gamification Techniques in v-Learning

Authors: Michela Tramonti1, Alden Dochshanov1, Mariya Monova-Zheleva2, Yanislav Zhelev2

1 EU-Track- European Training and Research for a Key Cooperation to business, Terracina, Italy

2 Laboratory of Digitization – Burgas, Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Burgas, Bulgaria

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Keywords: Gamification Concept, Virtual Reality, v-Learning, e-Tivities Model.

Received: May 31, 2021 Reviewed: July 05, 2021 Final Accepted: July 15, 2021

Citiation: Tramonti, M., Dochshanov, A., Monova-Zheleva, M., Zhelev, Y. (2021), Approaches and Models for Application of Gamification Techniques in v-Learning. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 11, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2021, pp. 315-324, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Nikolay Noev, Todor Todorov, Galina Bogdanova, Negoslav Sabev – About Semantic Knowledge for Accessibility

Abstract. The paper presents an interdisciplinary research project "Digital Accessibility for People with Special Needs: Methodology, Conceptual Models and Innovative Ecosystems". The research is focused on research and creation of innovative methodology for building accessible environments and systems and improved performance for people with disabilities. One of the main tasks of the project is to create optimal and applicable conceptual models for digital accessibility.

Title: About Semantic Knowledge for Accessibility

Authors: Nikolay Noev1, Todor Todorov1,2, Galina Bogdanova1, Negoslav Sabev1

1 Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria

2 St. St. Cyril and Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

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Keywords: Accessibility, Semantic Web, Ontology.

Received: June 17, 2021 Reviewed: July 07, 2021 Final Accepted: July 18, 2021

Citiation: Noev, N., Todorov, T., Bogdanova, G., Sabev, N. (2021), About Semantic Knowledge for Accessibility. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 11, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2021, pp. 325-330, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Workshops and Information Days

 

Peter Stanchev, Hristiyaniya Ancheva, Aneta Karaivanova, Radoslav Pavlov, George Simeonov – The 12th National Information Day: Open Science, Open Data, Open Access, Bulgarian Open Science Cloud

Abstract. The paper gives an overview the current landscape and the activities on national and institutional level regarding Open Science, Open Access to scientific information, Open Data and the overall development of the Bulgarian Open Science Cloud.

Title: The 12th National Information Day: Open Science, Open Data, Open Access, Bulgarian Open Science Cloud

Authors: Peter Stanchev1,2, Hristiyaniya Ancheva3, Aneta Karaivanova4, Radoslav Pavlov1, George Simeonov1

1 Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria

2 Kettering University, Flint, USA

3 Ministry of Education and Science, Sofia, Bulgaria

4 Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria

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Keywords: Open Access, Access to Knowledge, Open Science, European Open Science Cloud, Bulgarian Open Science Cloud.

Received: June 20, 2021 Reviewed: July 07, 2021 Final Accepted: July 21, 2021

Citiation: Stanchev, P., Ancheva, H., Karaivanova, A., Pavlov, R., Simeonov, G. (2021), The 12th National Information Day: Open Science, Open Data, Open Access, Bulgarian Open Science Cloud. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 11, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2021, pp. 333-340, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Radoslav Pavlov, Desislava Paneva-Marinova, Detelin Luchev, Lubomir Zlatkov, Nikolay Noev – Workshop on New Educational Applications of Digital Cultural Content

Abstract. The workshop on New Educational Applications of Digital Cultural Content presents outcomes of the National Scientific Program “Cultural and Historical Heritage, National Memory and Social Development”, funded by the Ministry of Education and Science (approved by DCM No 577 of 17 August 2018), achieved during the third year under the Work Package No. 4 “Activities for the Development of Scientific and Applied Products” (Activity "Digitization and virtualization of cultural heritage"). The workshop outlines also some future trends for educational applications of digital cultural content.

Title: Workshop on New Educational Applications of Digital Cultural Content

Authors: Radoslav Pavlov1, Desislava Paneva-Marinova1, Detelin Luchev1, Lubomir Zlatkov1, Nikolay Noev1

1 Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria

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Keywords: Virtual Museums, Educational Application, Cultural Heritage.

Received: June 15, 2021 Reviewed: July 10, 2021 Final Accepted: July 21, 2021

Citiation: Pavlov, R., Paneva-Marinova, D., Luchev, D., Zlatkov, L., Noev, N. (2021), Workshop on New Educational Applications of Digital Cultural Content. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 11, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2021, pp. 341-342, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage.

Volume 10, Sofia : Institute of Mathematics and Informatics at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 2020

Preface  

Table of Contents

 

Invited Papers

 

Nektarios Moumoutzis, Nikolaos Apostolos Rigas, Chara Xanthaki, Yiannis Maragkoudakis, Stavros Christodoulakis>, Desislava Paneva-Marinova, Lilia Pavlova – Employing Theatrical Games to Establish and Support Onlife Learning Communities on Mathematical Principles of Informatics

Abstract. This paper presents how the PerFECt Framework for establishing and sustaining learning communities can be combined with innovative approaches of teaching mathematics using drama, to develop unplugged activities to introduce the binary system in primary and secondary school students. The resulting Human Calculator theatrical game enables students, using their bodies, to learn the binary representation of numbers and discover the algorithms of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

Title: Employing Theatrical Games to Establish and Support Onlife Learning Communities on Mathematical Principles of Informatics

Authors: Nektarios Moumoutzis1,2, Nikolaos Apostolos Rigas1, Chara Xanthaki3, Yiannis Maragkoudakis1, Stavros Christodoulakis1, Desislava Paneva-Marinova2, Lilia Pavlova4

1 Laboratory of Distributed Multimedia Information Systems and Applications, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Technical University of Crete, 73100, Chania, Crete, Greece

2 Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria

3 Directorate of Secondary Education, Chania, 73100, Chania, Crete, Greece

4 Laboratory of Telematics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria

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Keywords: Onlife Communities, Theatrical Games, Teaching Informatics, Binary System.

Received: June 15, 2020 Reviewed: July 01, 2020 Final Accepted: July 19, 2020

Citiation: Moumoutzis, N., Rigas, N.A., Xanthaki, Ch., Maragkoudakis, Y., Christodoulakis, S., Paneva-Marinova, D., Pavlova, L. (2020), Employing Theatrical Games to Establish and Support Onlife Learning Communities on Mathematical Principles of Informatics. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 10, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2020, pp. 19-44, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Vladimir Alexiev, Plamen Tarkalanov, Nikola Georgiev, Lilia Pavlova – Bulgarian Icons in Wikidata and EDM

Abstract. We briefly describe Wikidata, its importance for GLAM institutions, iconographic authorities in Mix-n-Match. Then we propose an Icon Knowledge Graph Model comprising the entities: iconographer, iconographic school, herminia, icon, measurements, material, technique, iconographic subject (saint or a title of the Virgin Mary), location (city, monastery, church, museum), scientific article, academic journal, issue, links to LOD datasets (e.g. VIAF, Getty AAT, ISBN, ISSN, academia.edu). Then we introduce the Virtual Encyclopedia of Bulgarian Icons (BIDL) and describe how we ex-ported it to Wikidata, while coreferencing to iconographers, saints, locations; and the extra info we added for such entities. Finally, we describe a conversion to the Europeana Data Model, including details such as links to Wikidata, bilingual descriptions, language tags, providers. The online version of the paper includes live links; the accompanying presentation includes more images and queries.

Title: Bulgarian Icons in Wikidata and EDM

Authors: Vladimir Alexiev1, Plamen Tarkalanov1, Nikola Georgiev1, Lilia Pavlova2

1 Ontotext Corp, Sofia, Bulgaria

2 Laboratory of Telematics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria

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Keywords: Knowledge Graphs, Semantic Integration, GLAM, Wikidata, OpenRefine, Icons, Religious Icons, Iconography, Iconographic Subject, GLAM, CLADA, BIDL, Virtual Encyclopedia of Bulgarian Icons.

Received: June 30, 2020 Reviewed: July 15, 2020 Final Accepted: July 23, 2020

Citiation: Alexiev, V., Tarkalanov, P., Georgiev, N., Pavlova, L. (2020), Bulgarian Icons in Wikidata and EDM. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 10, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2020, pp. 45-64, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Dimitar Iliev – Laptops in the Auditorium: Facing Educational Challenges in Classics by Teaching Digital Tools

Abstract. Higher education in the Arts and Humanities nowadays faces global challenges. By its very nature, Classics is among the disciplines which experience the harshest consequences of the large economic and cultural shifts we are witnessing. In the last decades, the students graduating from the BA curriculum of the Department of Classics to the University of Sofia have decreased in number, their profiles, motivation and interests have gone through various changes, their devotion to reclusive, slow and thorough acquisition of knowledge – so characteristic of the typical figure of the classicist a century ago – has significantly diminished. On the other hand, new technologies not only became ubiquitous in the lives of students and teachers alike but also gave rise to the multidisciplinary field of Digital Humanities, and Digital Classics in particular. Several such initiatives have been developing at the Department of Classics to the University of Sofia and, as of late, have also been introduced to the BA curriculum in Classics. The paper will discuss how getting involved in activities such as encoding ancient Greek inscriptions or working on parallel text alignment can serve as a quick and efficient introduction to more complex research problems and approaches in advanced fields like epigraphy. The general request of policy-makers and public alike for practically oriented higher education yielding quick and relevant results often leads to shallower educational results of lesser quality. Solving research issues through working on ancient sources with digital tools can be a way of acquiring deeper knowledge of the subject matter of Classics more quickly. Examples from different courses and project activities will be examined in order to observe how digitally-aided research works in practice.

Title: Laptops in the Auditorium: Facing Educational Challenges in Classics by Teaching Digital Tools

Authors: Dimitar Iliev1

1 Department of Classics, Faculty of Classical and Modern Languages, St. Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria

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Keywords: Classics, Digital Humanities, BA Curriculum, Education, Practice.

Received: May 30, 2020 Reviewed: June 15, 2020 Final Accepted: July 13, 2020

Citiation: Iliev, D., (2020), Laptops in the Auditorium: Facing Educational Challenges in Classics by Teaching Digital Tools. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 10, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2020, pp. 65-78, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Dimitar Minev, Ivan Kratchanov – Useful in Times of Crisis: Improved Access to Online Content

Abstract. This paper gives an overview of the current efforts of National Library “Ivan Vazov” in the field of digitization. It focusses on the technical aspects of a digitalization project, involving OCR and provides insight into the library’s joint efforts with its partners to develop relevant tools and methodologies.

Title: Useful in Times of Crisis: Improved Access to Online Content

Authors: Dimitar Minev1, Ivan Kratchanov1

1 National Library “Ivan Vazov”, 17 Avksentii Veleshki St., 4000 Plovdiv, Bulgaria

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Keywords: Digitization, Plovdiv, Cultural Heritage, Digital Library.

Received: June 16, 2020 Reviewed: June 30, 2020 Final Accepted: July 15, 2020

Citiation: Minev, D., Kratchanov, I. (2020), Useful in Times of Crisis: Improved Access to Online Content. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 10, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2020, pp. 79-86, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Full Papers

 

Alexander Iliev, Ameya Mote, Arjun Manoharan – Cross-Cultural Emotion Recognition and Comparison Using Convolutional Neural Networks

Abstract. The paper sets to define a comparison of emotions across 3 different cultures namely Canadian French, Italian, and North American. This was achieved using speech samples for each of the three languages subject to our study. The features used were MFCCs and were passed through convolutional neural network in order to verify their significance for the task of emotion recognition through speech. Three different systems were trained and tested, one for each language. The accuracy came to 71.10%, 79.07%, and 73.89% for each of them respectively. The aim was to prove that the feature vectors we used were representing each emotion well. A comparison across each emotion, gender and language was drawn at the end and it was observed that apart from the emotion neutral, every other emotion was ex-pressed somewhat differently by each culture. Speech is one of the main vehicles to recognize emotions and is an attractive area to be studied with ap-plication to presenting and preserving different cultural and scientific heritage.

Title: Cross-Cultural Emotion Recognition and Comparison Using Convolutional Neural Networks

Authors: Alexander Iliev1,2, Ameya Mote1, Arjun Manoharan1

1 SRH University Berlin, Charlottenburg, Germany,

2 Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria

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Keywords: Cross-Cultural Emotion Recognition and Comparison using Convolutional Neural Networks

Received: June 16, 2020 Reviewed: June 27, 2020 Final Accepted: July 05, 2020

Citiation: Iliev, A., Mote, A., Manoharan, A. (2020), Cross-Cultural Emotion Recognition and Comparison Using Convolutional Neural Networks. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 10, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2020, pp. 89-102, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Akash Apturkar, Alexander I. Iliev, Amruth Anand, Arush Oli, Swadesh Reddy Siddenki, Vikram Reddy Meka – Sentiment Analysis of Speech with Application to Various Languages

Abstract. In this paper we aim to explore and implement a modern speech recognition system using Natural Language Processing (NLP) and sentiment analysis that can be applied in the area of audio and text archive investigation from various languages. To that end we developed a project that can be used to convert speech to text and perform various analysis on a converted text. Furthermore, we focused on recognizing different information such as names, emotions and also determine the overall sentiment of a script. Furthermore, we perform web scraping for names and organizations of importance used in speech. To achieve this, we used Python with various specialized modules. In order to simplify the task of collecting and storing audio inputs for processing we have developed an Android app with connection to a cloud database. This methodology can easily be applied for the purposes of digital presentation and preservation of cultural and scientific heritage.

Title: Sentiment Analysis of Speech with Application to Various Languages

Authors: Akash Apturkar1, Alexander I. Iliev1,2, Amruth Anand1, Arush Oli1, Swadesh Reddy Siddenki1, Vikram Reddy Meka1

1 SRH Berlin University, Charlottenburg, Germany

2 Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria

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Keywords: Emotion Recognition, Speech Analysis, Language Processing, Android, Digital Archives.

Received: June 10, 2020 Reviewed: June 25, 2020 Final Accepted: June 30, 2020

Citiation: Apturkar, A., Iliev, A.I., Anand, A., Oli, A., Siddenki, S.R., Meka, V.R. (2020), Sentiment Analysis of Speech with Application to Various Languages. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 10, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2020, pp. 103-118, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Paola Branduini, Mattia Previtali, Marco Quaggiotto, Monica Resmini – Unravelling Landscape Permanencies: A Digital Historical Journey into the Milanese Countryside

Abstract. The objective of the applied research is the construction of a cross-media map to discover the agricultural landscape, through the digitization and geo-referencing on Google maps of historical maps and photos of the Cà Granda Foundation Archive. It allows the visualization and immediate accessibility of landscape transformations, in a sort of multimedia journey through time.

Title: Unravelling Landscape Permanencies: A Digital Historical Journey into the Milanese Countryside

Authors: Paola Branduini1, Mattia Previtali1, Marco Quaggiotto2, Monica Resmini3

1 ABC Department, Politecnico of Milan, Via Ponzio 31, Milan, Italy

2 DESIGN department, Politecnico of Milan, Via Giovanni Durando 38/A, Milan, Italy

3 DASTU Department, Politecnico of Milan, Via Edoardo Bonardi 3, Milan, Italy

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Keywords: Landscape, Geo-reference, Digital Mapping, Cultural Heritage, Interactive Device.

Received: June 08, 2020 Reviewed: June 19, 2020 Final Accepted: July 10, 2020

Citiation: Branduini, P., Previtali, M., Quaggiotto, M., Resmini, M. (2020), Unravelling Landscape Permanencies: A Digital Historical Journey into the Milanese Countryside. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 10, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2020, pp. 119-128, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Desislava Paneva-Marinova, Lubomir Zlatkov, Lilia Pavlova, Detelin Luchev, Maxim Goynov – Beneficial Learning Observation of a Virtual Museum for Ancient History

Abstract. For a long time, cultural heritage has been preserved in archiving institutions such as museums, libraries, galleries, and restoration laboratories, resulting in access and review limitations. Digital technologies are introducing new solutions for documentation, maintenance and distribution of this valuable treasure. Among these new technologies are virtual museums, which have already proven their worth as a contemporary solution for attractive presentation of cultural archives. This article aims to present an innovative virtual museum, managing diverse collections of digital objects, organized in various ways by a complex specialized functionality. We focus on tools for improved content observation and enhanced learning experience, giving new solutions for effective use of virtual museum content for learning purposes.

Title: Beneficial Learning Observation of a Virtual Museum for Ancient History

Authors: Desislava Paneva-Marinova1, Lubomir Zlatkov1, Lilia Pavlova2, Detelin Luchev1, Maxim Goynov1

1 Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria

2 Laboratory of Telematics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria

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Keywords: Ancient History, Learning Experience, Personalization, Virtual Museum.

Received: June 02, 2020 Reviewed: June 25, 2020 Final Accepted: July 05, 2020

Citiation: Paneva-Marinova, D., Zlatkov, L., Pavlova, L., Luchev, D., Goynov, M. (2020), Beneficial Learning Observation of a Virtual Museum for Ancient History. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 10, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2020, pp. 129-138, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Joanna Spassova-Dikova – The Challenges for Live Performance Arts in the Digital Era and New Digimodern Art Hybrids

Abstract. The paper is in the frame of the proposed topic about virtual re-constructions and interactive multimedia solutions especially for performance arts in the digital era and the newly opened possibilities and challenges. Examples from the world and Bulgarian practices for the emergence of different new digimodern art hybrids are analyzed.

Title: The Challenges for Live Performance Arts in the Digital Era and New Digimodern Art Hybrids

Authors: Joanna Spassova-Dikova1

1 Institute of Art Studies – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 21 Krakra Str., Sofia, Bulgaria

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Keywords: Posthumanism, Live Performance Arts, Digimodernism, Art Hybrids.

Received: June 05, 2020 Reviewed: June 18, 2020 Final Accepted: June 22, 2020

Citiation: Spassova-Dikova, J. (2020), The Challenges for Live Performance Arts in the Digital Era and New Digimodern Art Hybrids. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 10, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2020, pp. 139-148, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Zsolt László Márkus, Tibor Szkaliczki, György Szántó, Miklós Veres, Zsolt Weisz – Preservation and Presentation of Roland Eötvös' Scientific Heritage

Abstract. In association with UNESCO, the world’s scientific community commemorated in 2019 the 100th anniversary of the death of Roland Eötvös, a world-famous Hungarian polyhistor. This paper presents various multimedia tools and services applied in the commemorative year to preserve and present his multifold scientific and societal heritage on Web and mobile platforms.

Title: Preservation and Presentation of Roland Eötvös' Scientific Heritage

Authors: Zsolt László Márkus1, Tibor Szkaliczki1, György Szántó1, Miklós Veres1, Zsolt Weisz1

1 Institute for Computer Science and Control (SZTAKI), 13-17, Kende u., H-1111 Budapest, Hungary

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Keywords: Scientific Heritage, Physics Digitization, Mobile Applications, Web Sites, Panorama Pictures.

Received: June 10, 2020 Reviewed: June 23, 2020 Final Accepted: July 12, 2020

Citiation: Márkus, Z.L., Szkaliczki, T., Szántó,G., Veres, M., Weisz, Z. (2020), Preservation and Presentation of Roland Eötvös' Scientific Heritage. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 10, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2020, pp. 149-158, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Evita Pilege, Sandra Plota, Girts Pilegis – Impact of Digital Technologies on Development of Creative Industries

Abstract. The aim of the paper is to analyze the impact of information technology on the development of creative industry in general, as well as during the Covid-19 pandemic. Finally, the Latvian Colleges of Culture project for the promotion of the competitiveness of the creative sector in the digital age will be described.

Title: Impact of Digital Technologies on Development of Creative Industries

Authors: Evita Pilege1, Sandra Plota1, Girts Pilegis2

1 Latvian College of Culture at Latvian Academy of Culture, Bruninieku street 57, Riga, Latvia

2 SIA Evolution Latvia, Brivibas iela 151, Riga, Latvia

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Keywords: Creative Industries, Information Technologies, Education, Digitalization, Covid-19.

Received: June 25, 2020 Reviewed: July 13, 2020 Final Accepted: July 20, 2020

Citiation: Pilege, E., Plota, S., Pilegis, G. (2020), Impact of Digital Technologies on Development of Creative Industries. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 10, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2020, pp. 159-172, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Magdelena Stoyanova, Diego C. Stoyanov, Lilia Pavlova – Digital Reconstruction by Imaging and Post Processing Techniques of the Nicopeia Icon Transformations

Abstract. The famous palladium of Venice, the Nicopeia icon kept in the basilica of San Marco, 1968 underwent spectral and micro chemical investigations. Their largely overlooked to the moment findings proved the existence of more superimposed images of Our Lady, not identical with the one visible today. The present paper analyzes the issues of these laboratory ex-aminations from technical-technological point of view to the end to gain as many as possible insights into the composition, sequence and plastic construction of the original painting and its successive transformations. The visualization of the outcomes and the evaluation of the various work hypotheses are supported by imaging and post processing techniques ranging from digitization and optimization of old analogue photos to image manipulation methods. The results allow to draw conclusions not only about the appearance of the hidden Mother of God and about its original significance, but al-so to address for first time with scientific criteria the question of the icon’s date and provenance.

Title: Digital Reconstruction by Imaging and Post Processing Techniques of the Nicopeia Icon Transformations

Authors: Magdelena Stoyanova1, Diego C. Stoyanov2, Lilia Pavlova3

1 Ca’ Foscari University, Centro Interdisciplinare di Studi Balcanici ed Internazionali, Venice, Italy

2 University of Padova, Faculty of Engineering, Padova, Italy

3 Laboratory of Telematics, Sofia, Bulgaria

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Keywords: Image Post Processing, Mother of God Nicopeia, Technical-technological Analysis.

Received: May 22, 2020 Reviewed: June 10, 2020 Final Accepted: June 26, 2020

Citiation: Stoyanova, M. Stoyanov, D.C., Pavlova, L. (2020), Digital Reconstruction by Imaging and Post Processing Techniques of the Nicopeia Icon Transformations. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 10, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2020, pp. 173-184, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Stefka Kovacheva, Ludmila Dimitrova – Web-based Application for Presentation of UNESCO Bulgarian Cultural Heritage as a Knowledge-based Tool for E-Learning

Abstract. The article briefly describes the database “Bulgarian cultural and historical heritage under the protection of UNESCO” and its realization through web based application. The web application follows the approach Understanding by Design, a modern pedagogical strategy aiming presentation of additional learning content. The web based application provides additional content in a multimedia environment that encourages the learners to manipulate information and learn through specific experiences upon re-search. The database and its realization – a web application as a knowledge-based tool for e-learning, were designed and developed in IMI (BAS).

Title: Web-based Application for Presentation of UNESCO Bulgarian Cultural Heritage as a Knowledge-based Tool for E-Learning

Authors: Stefka Kovacheva1, Ludmila Dimitrova1

1 Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria

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Keywords: Cultural Heritage, Database, Web based application, e-Learning, UNESCO.

Received: June 06, 2020 Reviewed: June 23, 2020 Final Accepted: July 12, 2020

Citiation: Kovacheva, S., Dimitrova, L. (2020), Web-based Application for Presentation of UNESCO Bulgarian Cultural Heritage as a Knowledge-based Tool for E-Learning. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 10, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2020, pp. 185-194, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Ahlem Kebir, Sabrina Kacher, Daniel Meneveaux – PRADO: An Education Tool for Moorish Architectural Heritage through Virtual Reality

Abstract. This article presents a workflow for creating a 3D virtual environment, dedicated to the architectural heritage education. The objective is to make the process accessible to any museum, through a space by space construction. The obtained results are employed in a virtual tour of the Bardo of Algiers, a witness to Moorish palatial architecture.

Title: PRADO: An Education Tool for Moorish Architectural Heritage through Virtual Reality

Authors: Ahlem Kebir1, Sabrina Kacher1, Daniel Meneveaux2

1 Ecole polytechnique d’Architecture et d’urbanisme, LVAP laboratory, Algiers, Algeria

2 Poitiers University, XLIM laboratory, 11 Bd Marie et Pierre Curie, Poitiers, France

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Keywords: Built Heritage, Heritage education, Moorish Architecture, Virtual Reality, 3D modeling.

Received: May 11, 2020 Reviewed: June 17, 2020 Final Accepted: July 12, 2020

Citiation: Kebir, A., Kacher, S., Meneveaux, D. (2020), PRADO: An Education Tool for Moorish Architectural Heritage through Virtual Reality. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 10, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2020, pp. 195-204, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Short Papers

 

Rodica-Mariana Ion, Dan Adrian Vasile – Digital Restoration and Preservation of Deteriorated Mural Paintings by Advanced 3D Measurement Technologies

Abstract. The external factors from nature are responsible for weathering of different monuments and cause considerable deterioration of Old mural Paintings. This paper presents a virtual reconstruction scheme useful for subsequent restoration processes of the degraded versions of the murals from Matia Loggia, Corvins’Castle, Hunedoara, Romania. The analysis of materials and techniques and the possible deterioration mechanisms are dis-cussed, too, correlated with the colour digital photography and mapping of visible painting degraded area were conducted.

Title: Digital Restoration and Preservation of Deteriorated Mural Paintings by Advanced 3D Measurement Technologies

Authors: Rodica-Mariana Ion1,2, Dan Adrian Vasile1

1 ICECHIM, Research Group Evaluation and Conservation of Research Group, 202 Splaiul Independentei, Bucharest, Romania

2 University of Valahia, Materials Engineering Dept., 13 Aleia Sinaia, Targoviste

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Keywords: Restoration, Preservation, Mural Paintings.

Received: June 17, 2020 Reviewed: June 12, 2020 Final Accepted: July 27, 2020

Citiation: Ion, R.-M., Vasile, D.A. (2020), Digital Restoration and Preservation of Deteriorated Mural Paintings by Advanced 3D Measurement Technologies. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 10, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2020, pp. 207-212, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Galina Bogdanova, Todor Todorov, Nikolay Noev – Accessibility Testing of Digital Cultural Heritage

Abstract. In the paper we discuss the problem of building a web site that is accessible to the people with different disabilities. We show some basic guidelines that should be followed by the web site developers in order to complete this task. Also, some special web content accessibility testing tools are presented. Finally, we make special attention to accessibility of some of the most popular digital cultural heritage web archives.

Title: Accessibility Testing of Digital Cultural Heritage

Authors: Galina Bogdanova1, Todor Todorov1,2, Nikolay Noev1

1 Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria

2 St. St. Cyril and Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

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Keywords: Accessibility, Digital Cultural Heritage, Europeana.

Received: June 07, 2020 Reviewed: June 23, 2020 Final Accepted: July 12, 2020

Citiation: Bogdanova, G., Todorov, T., Noev, N. (2020), Accessibility Testing of Digital Cultural Heritage. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 10, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2020, pp. 213-218, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Orlin Kouzov – Using Big Data for Solving Big Problems of the Cultural and Historical Heritage

Abstract. Damage or destruction of cultural and historical objects due to time and other factors is a key problem in culturology and archaeology. The article examines the use of technologies related to processing of the so-called „big data“ in search of a rational solution to this important scientific and social problem.

Title: Using Big Data for Solving Big Problems of the Cultural and Historical Heritage

Authors: Orlin Kouzov1,2

1 GATE Institute – Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, 125 Tsarigradsko shosse Blvd., Block 2, Floor 3, Sofia, Bulgaria

2 Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Acad. Georgi Bonchev Str., Block 8, 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria

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Keywords: Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Digital Reconstruction, Machine Learning, Computational Model.

Received: May 14, 2020 Reviewed: June 10, 2020 Final Accepted: July 10, 2020

Citiation: Kouzov, O. (2020), Using Big Data for Solving Big Problems of the Cultural and Historical Heritage. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 10, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2020, pp. 218-224, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Daniela Pavlova – Digital Preservation of Cultural Heritage and Opportunities Created by the Pandemic Crisis for Bringing New Life to Historical and Cultural Artefacts

Abstract. The article describes possible strategies for saving the cultural heritage and accelerated digitization of cultural artefacts and items of national historical significance. Emphasis is placed on the specific opportunities posed by the pandemic crisis and the labor market fluctuations to introduce ICT innovations in museums, libraries, and other cultural institutions.

Title: Digital Preservation of Cultural Heritage and Opportunities Created by the Pandemic Crisis for Bringing New Life to Historical and Cultural Artefacts

Authors: Daniela Pavlova1

1 University of Library Studies and Information Technologies, 119 Tsarigradsko Shosse Blvd., 1784 Sofia, Bulgaria

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Keywords: Internet of Things, Digital Cultural Heritage, RFID, Mobile Technology, 3D Scanning.

Received: June 05, 2020 Reviewed: June 25, 2020 Final Accepted: July 07, 2020

Citiation: Pavlova, D. (2020), Digital Preservation of Cultural Heritage and Opportunities Created by the Pandemic Crisis for Bringing New Life to Historical and Cultural Artefacts. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 10, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2020, pp. 225-230, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Project Papers

 

Mariya Monova-Zheleva, Yanislav Zhelev, Evgeniya Nikolova – Intangible Cultural Heritage Presentation and Preservation – Challenges and Opportunities for Museum Specialists

Abstract. Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) is a term invented to represent living practices, representations, expressions, skills and knowledge that communities, groups and individuals recognize as distinct but important aspects of identity. The safeguarding of ICH has become a topic of international concern primarily through the work of UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) (UNESCO, 2018). Digital technologies and the internet bring unprecedented opportunities to present and preserve cultural assets globally and from a long-term perspective. The use of new technologies in the preservation and transmission of intangible heritage imposes urgent and significant changes in the museum specialists' competency matrix. The paper presents the main results from research con-ducted within the scope of the international project DigiCult in four European countries, aiming to identify the main gaps and constraints regarding the active inclusion of museum professionals in the ICH digital presentation and safeguarding processes.

Title: Intangible Cultural Heritage Presentation and Preservation – Challenges and Opportunities for Museum Specialists

Authors: Mariya Monova-Zheleva1, Yanislav Zhelev1, Evgeniya Nikolova1

1 Laboratory of Digitization – Burgas, Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Burgas, Bulgaria

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Keywords: Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH), ICH Digitisation, Safeguarding, Museum Specialists’ Competencies.

Received: May 28, 2020 Reviewed: June 17, 2020 Final Accepted: July 12, 2020

Citiation: Monova-Zheleva, M., Zhelev, Y., Nikolova, E. (2020), Intangible Cultural Heritage Presentation and Preservation – Challenges and Opportunities for Museum Specialists. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 10, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2020, pp. 233-240, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Rahaf Orabi – Architectural Analysis of the First Mosque in Aleppo Using Terrestrial Laser Scanning (Al- Shuaybiyya Mosque)

Abstract. Al- Shuaybiyya Mosque in the old city of Aleppo is recorded in Arabic chronicles as the first mosque built in the city by the Muslims. Its position commemorates the location of their first prayer. It is suggested that it was built on over Roman remains, then rebuilt in Zengid period during the reign of Nur al- Din al- Zengi. It underwent a renovation in the 14th century, and possibly most of the surviving structure either dates to the Ayyubid or the Mamluk period. However, to our knowledge, this mosque has not been explored in the con-text of an analytical architectural study to trace the remains of each period. This paper aims to examine the architectural development of the mosque using terrestrial laser scanning to identify the elements of the previous structures. The use of laser scanning offers highly accurate survey results, in addition to a better identification of architectural elements and their relation to the structure and the modern-day city. The conducted survey-study suggests the chronology of the building (phases of construction and their limits), based on the architectural analysis of the digital model and consultation of previous studies and historical text.

Title: Architectural Analysis of the First Mosque in Aleppo Using Terrestrial Laser Scanning (Al- Shuaybiyya Mosque)

Authors: Rahaf Orabi1,2

1 Pazmany Peter Catholic University, Budapest, Hungary

2 Directorate General of Antiquities and Museums, Damascus, Syria

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Keywords: Mosques, Old city of Aleppo, Terrestrial Laser Scanning, Architectural Analysis.

Received: May 30, 2020 Reviewed: June 15, 2020 Final Accepted: June 22, 2020

Citiation: Orabi, R. (2020), Architectural Analysis of the First Mosque in Aleppo Using Terrestrial Laser Scanning (Al- Shuaybiyya Mosque). Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 10, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2020, pp. 241-250, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Maria Teresa Artese, Isabella Gagliardi – Automatic Identification of Domain Terms: An Approach for Italian

Abstract. The problem of creating a fully automated specific-domain thesaurus is very topical. The paper presents a novel method to address this problem in the Italian language. The main feature of this approach is the integration of different methods: machine learning classification methods working on the semantic representation of candidate terms, word embed-dings models, able to capture the semantics of words, and a computation of the degree of specialization of a term. The work is in progress and results obtained so far are promising.

Title: Automatic Identification of Domain Terms: An Approach for Italian

Authors: Maria Teresa Artese1, Isabella Gagliardi1

1 IMATI – CNR, Via Bassini 15, 20133 Milan, Italy

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Keywords: Classification Methods, Word Embedding Models, Probability, Food, Italian Language.

Received: June 19, 2020 Reviewed: July 12, 2020 Final Accepted: July 30, 2020

Citiation: Artese, M.T., Gagliardi, I. (2020), Automatic Identification of Domain Terms: An Approach for Italian. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 10, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2020, pp. 251-258, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Adarsh Appannagari, Manideep Chittineni, Sathvik Jetty, Zinnia Sarkar, Vinod Eslavath, Raj Ramachandran, Emmanuel Ogunshile – Preserving Linguistic Heritage for Generations to Come!

Abstract. Speech to Text is the ability to convert spoken word to text. There are many speech to text conversion applications available for different languages. Tamil is an ancient classical language which is vastly spoken in southern parts of India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, and Singapore. The speech to text application is de-signed from an indigenous perspective to enable the native speakers to preserve their linguistic heritage. The application was developed using agile methodology and the testing of the application suggested that the existing API do not support in the notion of preserving the language in its original form.

Title: Preserving Linguistic Heritage for Generations to Come!

Authors: Adarsh Appannagari1, Manideep Chittineni1, Sathvik Jetty1, Zinnia Sarkar1, Vinod Eslavath1, Raj Ramachandran1, Emmanuel Ogunshile1

1 University of the West of England, Bristol, United Kingdom

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Keywords: Linguistic Heritage, Tamil, Speech to Text, Indigenous Method, Software Engineering.

Received: June 05, 2020 Reviewed: June 20, 2020 Final Accepted: July 12, 2020

Citiation: Appannagari, A., Chittineni, M., Jetty, S., Sarkar, Z., Eslavath, V., Ramachandran, R., Ogunshile, E. (2020), Preserving Linguistic Heritage for Generations to Come!. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 10, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2020, pp. 259-266, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Maria Teresa Artese, Isabella Gagliardi – A Unified Data Model for ICH Online Inventories: A Proposal

Abstract. This paper proposes an investigation about problems arising when searching and managing Intangible Cultural Heritage data: how to find out which websites are dealing with them in the world, how to collect and evaluate web services provided to make integrated queries, how to model a com-mon metadata structure able to collect ICH entities coming from different realities and provide them in Linked Open Data format. The study is based on the QueryLab prototype, an ongoing experimentation used to integrate different inventories to provide new and easy ways to query data.

Title: A Unified Data Model for ICH Online Inventories: A Proposal

Authors: Maria Teresa Artese1, Isabella Gagliardi1

1 CNR IMATI – Milano, Via A. Corti 12, 20133 Milan, Italy

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Keywords: Living Heritage, ICH Collection, Common Metadata Model, Inventory Integration, ICH Web Services.

Received: June 19, 2020 Reviewed: July 25, 2020 Final Accepted: July 31, 2020

Citiation: Artese, M.T., Gagliardi, I. (2020), A Unified Data Model for ICH Online Inventories: A Proposal. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 10, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2020, pp. 267-272, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Workshops and Information Days

 

Peter Stanchev, Hristiyaniya Ancheva, Radoslav Pavlov, George Simeonov – The Eleventh National Information Day: Open Science, Open Data, Open Access, Bulgarian Open Science Cloud

Abstract. The paper gives an overview the current landscape and the activities on national and institutional level regarding Open Science, Open Access to scientific information, Open Data and the overall development of the Bulgarian Open Science Cloud.

Title: The Eleventh National Information Day: Open Science, Open Data, Open Access, Bulgarian Open Science Cloud

Authors: Peter Stanchev1,2, Hristiyaniya Ancheva3, Radoslav Pavlov1, George Simeonov1

1 Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, BAS, Bulgaria

2 Kettering University, Flint, USA

3 Ministry of Education and Science, Bulgaria

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Keywords: Open Access, Access to Knowledge, Open Science, European Open Science Cloud, Bulgarian Open Science Cloud.

Received: June 21, 20202 Reviewed: July 15, 2020 Final Accepted: July 25, 2020

Citiation: Stanchev, P., Ancheva, H., Pavlov, R., Simeonov, G. (2020), The Eleventh National Information Day: Open Science, Open Data, Open Access, Bulgarian Open Science Cloud. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 10, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2020, pp. 275-282, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Radoslav Pavlov, Desislava Paneva-Marinova, Detelin Luchev, Jordan Stoikov – Workshop on Virtual Museums and Their Educational Applications

Abstract. The workshop on Virtual Museums and their Educational Applica-tions presents outcomes of the National Scientific Program “Cultural and Historical Heritage, National Memory and Social Development”, funded by the Ministry of Education and Science (approved by DCM No 577 of 17 August 2018), achieved during the second year under the Work Package No. 4 “Activities for the Development of Scientific and Applied Products” (Ac-tivity "Digitization and virtualization of cultural heritage"). The workshop outlines also some future trends for educational applications of virtual mu-seums.

Title: Workshop on Virtual Museums and Their Educational Applications

Authors: Radoslav Pavlov1, Desislava Paneva-Marinova1, Detelin Luchev1, Jordan Stoikov1

1 Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria

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Keywords: Virtual Museums, Educational Application, Cultural Heritage.

Received: June 20, 2020 Reviewed: July 13, 2020 Final Accepted: July 23, 2020

Citiation: Pavlov, R., Paneva-Marinova, D., Luchev, D., Stoikov, J. (2020), Workshop on Virtual Museums and Their Educational Applications. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 10, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2020, pp. 283-284, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage.

Volume 8, Sofia : Institute of Mathematics and Informatics at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 2018

Preface

Table of Contents

 

Vladimir Alexiev – Museum Linked Open Data: Ontologies, Datasets, Projects

Abstract. The Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (GLAM) sector deals with complex and varied data. Integrating that data, especially across institutions, has always been a challenge. Semantic data integration is the best approach to deal with such challenges. Linked Open Data (LOD) enable large-scale Digital Humanities (DH) research, collaboration and aggregation, allowing DH researchers to make connections between (and make sense of) the multitude of digitized Cultural Heritage (CH) available on the web. An upsurge of interest in semtech and LOD has swept the CH and DH communities. An active Linked Open Data for Libraries, Archives and Museums (LODLAM) community exists, CH data is published as LOD, and international collaborations have emerged. The value of LOD is especially high in the GLAM sector, since culture by its very nature is cross-border and interlinked. We present interesting LODLAM projects, datasets, and ontologies, as well as Ontotext's experience in this domain. An extended version of this paper is available. It has 77 pages, 67 figures, detailed info about CH content and XML standards, Wikidata and global authority control.

Title: Museum Linked Open Data: Ontologies, Datasets, Projects

Authors: Vladimir Alexiev1

1Ontotext Corp, Sofia, Bulgaria

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Keywords: semantic technologies, museum data, LODLAM, CIDOC CRM.

Received: June 15, 2018 Reviewed: June 28, 2018 Final Accepted:July 07, 2018

Citation: Alexiev, V. (2018), Museum Linked Open Data: Ontologies, Datasets, Projects.Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 8, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2018, pp. 19-50, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Nektarios Moumoutzis, Marios Christoulakis, Stavros Christodoulakis, Desislava Paneva-Marinova – Renovating the Cultural Heritage of Traditional Shadow Theatre with eShadow. Design, Implementation, Evaluation and Use in Formal and Informal Learning

Abstract. Digital storytelling is an engaging learning environment that gained worldwide popularity over the last years. It offers a rich cross-curricular learning environment within which children design, create and present their own stories and develop many skills including literacy, presentation and communication skills as well as inquiry-based learning and digital skills. In this paper we present a new way of digital storytelling, a form of dramatized storytelling inspired by the rich tradition of Shadow Theater. This form of storytelling showcases an engaging way of renovating cultural heritage with the use of digital technologies. It combines a number of digital tools for the production of the digital stories covering all five phases of film making: scenario development, pre-production, production, post-production and distribution. eShadow can be used (a) to create digital shadow puppets, and (b) to set up, perform and record the scenes of the digital story (production phase). This way, digital story creation is wrapped around engaging learning scenarios, playful improvisations and creative learning. eShadow has been extensively used to support cross-curricular learning mainly in Greek schools. It is extended to support marionette-like interactions to promote its use in countries with relevant storytelling cultures.

Title: Renovating the Cultural Heritage of Traditional Shadow Theatre with eShadow. Design, Implementation, Evaluation and Use in Formal and Informal Learning

Authors: Nektarios Moumoutzis1, Marios Christoulakis1, Stavros Christodoulakis1, Desislava Paneva-Marinova2

1Laboratory of Distributed Multimedia Information Systems and Applications, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Technical University of Crete, Greece

2Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria

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Keywords: digital storytelling, shadow theatre, cross-curricular learning, digital storytelling, digital marionettes.

Received: June 14, 2018 Reviewed: June 30, 2018 Final Accepted: July 10, 2018

Citation: Moumoutzis, N., Christoulakis, M., Christodoulakis, S., Paneva-Marinova, D. (2018), Renovating the Cultural Heritage of Traditional Shadow Theatre with eShadow. Design, Implementation, Evaluation and Use in Formal and Informal Learning.Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 8, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2018, pp. 51-70, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Zsolt László Márkus, Gábor Kaposi, Miklós Veres, Zsolt Weisz, György Szántó, Tibor Szkaliczki, Desislava Paneva-Marinova, Radoslav Pavlov, Detelin Luchev, Maxim Goynov, Lilia Pavlova – Interactive Game Development to Assist Cultural Heritage

Abstract. Serious educational games provide a novel way to transfer knowledge on cultural heritage, which can especially attract young people by using interactive multimedia technology. The paper presents a new flexible tool for developing, managing and presenting games. This server-based solution can facilitate the game development by applying game templates, layout styles and question pools. It also supports the development of game packages for multiple languages and multiple platforms (Web and mobile). The games can easily be customised for various learning domains. Complex games can be composed from several so-called minigames (e.g. puzzle, multiple choice, memory game, crossword etc.) and the tool also supports the evaluation of the user answers and organising competitions. The games were applied to deepen knowledge on various topics related to our cultural heritage. The latest game development is represented by the serious educational game “The Thracians” running in a virtual 360º panorama environment, which presents the life, beliefs and traditions of the ancient tribes.

Title: Interactive Game Development to Assist Cultural Heritage

Authors: Zsolt László Márkus1, Gábor Kaposi1, Miklós Veres1, Zsolt Weisz1, György Szántó1, Tibor Szkaliczki1, Desislava Paneva-Marinova2, Radoslav Pavlov2, Detelin Luchev2, Maxim Goynov2, Lilia Pavlova3

1Institute for Computer Science and Control, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA SZTAKI), H-1111 Budapest, Hungary, Kende u. 13-17.

2Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IMI-BAS), 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria, Acad. G. Bonchev st. Bl. 8.

3New Bulgarian University, 1618 Sofia, Bulgaria 21 Montevideo Str.

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Keywords: Mobile Applications, Interactive Games, Serious Games, Game Development, Thracian Civilization

Received: June 05, 2018 Reviewed: June 22, 2018 Final Accepted: July 02, 2018

Citation: Márkus, Z.L., Kaposi, G., Veres, M., Weisz, Z., Szántó, G., Szkaliczki, T., Paneva-Marinova, D., Pavlov, R., Luchev, D., Goynov, M., Pavlova, L. (2018), Interactive Game Development to Assist Cultural Heritage.Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 8, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2018, pp. 71-82, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Malvina Rousseva – Challenges in the Design and the Development of the Educational Serious Game “The Thracians”

Abstract. The paper presents the key challenges that we faced in the creation of the serious educational game “The Thracians”. We had to choose the most appropriate architectural environment and methodology to apply in all stages. The selection of historical facts, archaeological and artistic artefacts for the Thracian civilization was based on Thracians lifestyle, beliefs and traditions that will provoke students interests and wish to play the game.

Title: Challenges in the Design and the Development of the Educational Serious Game “The Thracians”

Authors: Malvina Rousseva1

1Institute of Art Studies at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 6, G. Bontchev Str., 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria

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Keywords: serious educational games, methodology, design, development, Ancient Thracian Civilization, Improved Knowledge Understanding.

Received: June 18, 2018 Reviewed: June 28, 2018 Final Accepted: July 10, 2018

Citation: Rousseva, M. (2018), Challenges in the Design and the Development of the Educational Serious Game “The Thracians”Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 8, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2018, pp. 83-86, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Gita Senka – Business Partnership Models and Creative Strategies for Co-operation between Technology Companies and Cultural Organizations

Abstract. Digital technologies have changed the way people access, produce and use the cultural content. What are background needs, problems, and advantages for co-operation between technology companies and cultural institutions? The paper maps existing platforms and business models creating art, cultural content and experiences in Latvia.

Title: Business Partnership Models and Creative Strategies for Co-operation between Technology Companies and Cultural Organizations

Authors: Gita Senka1

1Latvia Culture college, Riga, Latvia

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Keywords: technologies and art; creative entrepreneurship; digital tools.

Received: June 20, 2018 Reviewed: July 03, 2018 Final Accepted: July 10, 2018

Citation: Senka, G. (2018), Business Partnership Models and Creative Strategies for Co-operation between Technology Companies and Cultural Organizations Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 8, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2018, pp. 87-92, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Evita Pilege, Sandra Plota – Challenges and Opportunities for Creative Industries in Age of Data Economics

Abstract. The aim of the paper is to outline the main challenges and opportunities for creative industries in age of data economics and characterize the Latvian Colleges of Culture project “Data design training programme” that is aimed to overcome the problem with lack of professionals of specialists in business data visualization.

Title: Challenges and Opportunities for Creative Industries in Age of Data Economics

Authors: Evita Pilege1, Sandra Plota1

1Latvian College of Culture at Latvian Academy of Culture, Bruninieku street 57, Riga, Latvia

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Keywords: Data analytics, business analysis, visualisation, education.

Received: June 20, 2018 Reviewed: July 06, 2018 Final Accepted: July 10, 2018

Citation: Pilege, E., Plota, S. (2018), Challenges and Opportunities for Creative Industries in Age of Data Economics Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 8, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2018, pp. 93-98, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Peretz Shoval – A Method for Modeling a Schema for Graph Databases

Abstract.

Title: A Method for Modeling a Schema for Graph Databases

Authors: Peretz Shoval1,2

1Department of Software and Information Systems Engineering, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), Beer-Sheva, Israel

2Faculty of Computer Science, Netanya Academic College, Israel

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Received: June 15, 2018 Reviewed: June 29, 2018 Final Accepted: July 08, 2018

Citation: Shoval, P. (2018), A Method for Modeling a Schema for Graph DatabasesDigital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 8, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2018, pp. 99-104, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Еlena Pavlovska – “Grey Literature” in Electronic Archives

Abstract. The term „grey literature“ is used for documents disseminated through non-traditional channels. As a general rule, these documents are accessible outside the book publishing and distribution system. In recent years, this kind of literature is in high demand, in so far that the "grey documents" often contain most up-to-date information. They are stored in institutional electronic archives – repositories. In the report is introduced the most popular electronic archive - Open Grey and the repositories of the Balkan countries, incl. Bulgaria.

Title: “Grey Literature” in Electronic Archives

Authors: Elena Pavlovska1

1Index Information Center, Hristo Belchev Str., 2, 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria

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Keywords: grey literature, electronic archive, repository, Open Access

Received: June 30, 2018 Reviewed: July 11, 2018 Final Accepted: July 16, 2018

Citation: Pavlovska , E. (2018), “Grey Literature” in Electronic ArchivesDigital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 8, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2018, pp. 105-108, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Orlin Kouzov – Art, Social and Culture Education Supported by Artificial Intelligence Tools

Abstract. The use of tools, based on AI, will become a regular practice in education due to the dynamic social development. The role of the artificial intelligence in social sciences, arts and culture is key to the achievement of emotional empathy of people in view of the future symbiosis of man and machine.

Title: Art, Social and Culture Education Supported by Artificial Intelligence Tools

Authors: Orlin Kouzov1

1Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, 8 Acad. Georgi Bonchev Str., Sofia, Bulgaria

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Keywords: artificial intelligence, knowledge economy, educational transformation, critical thinking.

Received: June 12, 2018 Reviewed: June 28, 2018 Final Accepted: July 04, 2018

Citation: Kouzov, O. (2018), Art, Social and Culture Education Supported by Artificial Intelligence Tools. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 8, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2018, pp. 111-120, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Magdelena Stoyanova, Diego C. Stoyanov, Lilia Pavlova – Non Algebraic Techniques for Digital Processing of Historic Painting Research Documentation

Abstract. Conservation of historic painting requires comprehensive and correct information to be analyzed during the diagnostic and decision making process in a systematic and rational approach. This paper aims to contribute for the setting of an optimal working process tailored for digital image processing of historic painting research documentation, to be used also in other interdisciplinary areas. To the end it integrates the purely algebraic approach with expediencies derived from the specific scientific background of multidimensional and multimodal images of different types (MMI). Following key tasks have been addressed: 1)Presentation involving non algebraic methods whose main advantages are the functionality to the objectives of the scientific study, the relatively reduced computational complexity and the possibility of parallel processing of MMI; 2) Simulation of new digital expedients based on developed methods by using test databases containing different types of MMIs; 3) MMI analysis based on non-algebraic intelligent segmentation methods that expand the possibilities for proper detection, recognition and evaluation of the changes in the surveyed objects; 4) MMI processing based on adaptive interpolation, which is of small computational complexity and provides high quality interpolated areas (objects) in 2,5D, facilitating the decision-making process on the basis of the relevant information. The effectiveness of the proposed approaches in terms of scientific functionality, accuracy of the diagnosis, and low computational complexity is demonstrated with examples of applications to typical real data in the respective subject area.

Title: Non Algebraic Techniques for Digital Processing of Historic Painting Research Documentation

Authors: Magdelena Stoyanova1, Diego C. Stoyanov2, Lilia Pavlova3

1Ca’ Foscari University, Centro Interdisciplinare di Studi Balcanici ed Internazionali, Venice, Italy

2University of Padova, Faculty of Engineering, Padova, Italy

3New Bulgarian University, Sofia, Bulgaria

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Keywords: Digital Image Procession, Non Algebraic Digital Techniques, Historic Painting Research Documentation.

Received: June 16, 2018 Reviewed: June 29, 2018 Final Accepted: July 09, 2018

Citation: Stoyanova, M., Stoyanov, D.C., Pavlova, L. (2018), Non Algebraic Techniques for Digital Processing of Historic Painting Research Documentation. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 8, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2018, pp. 121-132, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Galya Georgieva-Tsaneva, Nikolay Noev, Galina Bogdanova – Serious Educational Games and the Study of the Military Historical Heritage

Abstract. The report examines the issue of serious educational games in the field of military and historical heritage. The world-wide research experience in the field of serious educational games has been studied. The uses of games in the learning process and the impact effects of information and communication based teaching methods on learners have been examined. The factors and the contribution of the games to improve the interest and the activity of the students and to get better results from the training are analyzed. The report presents a specific model of a serious game in the field of military-historical heritage.

Title: Serious Educational Games and the Study of the Military Historical Heritage

Authors: Galya Georgieva-Tsaneva1, Nikolay Noev2, Galina Bogdanova2

1Institute of Robotics, Bulgarian Academy of Science, Sofia, Bulgaria

2Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Science, Sofia, Bulgaria

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Keywords: Serious Games, Gaming Training, Cultural and Historical Heritage, Military and Historical Heritage.

Received: June 14, 2018 Reviewed: June 27, 2018 Final Accepted: July 03, 2018

Citation: Georgieva-Tsaneva, G., Noev, N., Bogdanova G. (2018), Serious Educational Games and the Study of the Military Historical Heritage. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 8, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2018, pp. 133-140, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Galya N. Georgieva-Tsaneva, Negoslav Subev – Technologies, Standards, and Approaches to Ensure Web Accessibility for Visually Impaired People

Abstract. The report presents the technologies, tools and methods for achieving accessibility of information databases containing annotated information for people with disabilities and in particular people with visual deficits. An overview of existing web accessibility standards is made. Suggested approaches to achieving web accessibility in development of digitized information databases and software systems for processing and analyzing digitized information. The findings were used by the authors to create a model of digitalised database of physiological data.

Title: Technologies, Standards, and Approaches to Ensure Web Accessibility for Visually Impaired People

Authors: Galya N. Georgieva-Tsaneva1, Negoslav Subev2

1Institute of Robotics, Bulgarian Academy of Science, Sofia, Bulgaria

2Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Science, Sofia, Bulgaria

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Keywords: Web accessibility, Web standards, WCAG, database, people with visual deficits.

Received: June 13, 2018 Reviewed: June 29, 2018 Final Accepted: July 06, 2018

Citation: Georgieva-Tsaneva, G., Subev, N. (2018), Technologies, Standards, and Approaches to Ensure Web Accessibility for Visually Impaired People. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 8, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2018, pp. 143-150, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Nikolay Noev, Iliya Valev, Stefka Kancheva, Vladimir Sapundjiev – A Model of Content Structure for a Serious Educational Game Related to the Military and Historical Heritage Presented through the “Mission Opalchenets”

Abstract. The article discusses methodology and structure of the content of Serious Educational Game related to the military and historical heritage “Mission Opalchenets” (working title) according to learning objective. The goal of this initiative is to achieve a specific level of knowledge and skills in users in the area of military and historical heritage of Bulgaria. The authors' thesis is that any cognitive level can be appropriately represented in the IT environment of the serious educational game.

Title: A Model of Content Structure for a Serious Educational Game Related to the Military and Historical Heritage Presented through the “Mission Opalchenets”

Authors: Nikolay Noev1, Iliya Valev2, Stefka Kancheva3, Vladimir Sapundjiev1

1Institute of Mathematics and Informatics at Bulgarian Academy of Science, Sofia, Bulgaria

2Regional Historical Museum, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

3University of Veliko Tarnovo “St. St. Cyril and Methodius”, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

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Keywords: Serious game, Military-historical heritage, Interactive teaching method.

Received: June 10, 2018 Reviewed: June 26, 2018 Final Accepted: July 03, 2018

Citation: Noev, N., Valev, I., Kancheva, S., Sapundjiev, V. (2018), A Model of Content Structure for a Serious Educational Game Related to the Military and Historical Heritage Presented through the “Mission Opalchenets”. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 8, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2018, pp. 151-158, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Elena Zaharieva-Stoyanova, Damyan Beshevliev – Digital Representation of Crochet Symbols Sets

Abstract. This paper views problems related to the development of crochet software. It presents an approach for developing a software module representing crochet symbols for describing basic and advanced crochet stitches. The purpose is to develop a functionality that creates advanced crochet stitches made by combinations of basic ones. The module can be embedded in a crochet software to facilitate the process of crochet pattern design. The application is oriented to digital representation of crochet patterns, a part of old traditional costums and homemade textiles.

Title: Digital Representation of Crochet Symbols Sets

Authors: Elena Zaharieva-Stoyanova1, Damyan Beshevliev1

1Technical University - Gabrovo, 4 H Dimitar str., 5300 Gabrovo, Bulgaria

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Keywords: Crochet Software, Knitting Software, CAD Systems, Home Crafts, Digitalization, Computer-aided Design.

Received: June 21, 2018 Reviewed: July 09, 2018 Final Accepted: July 12, 2018

Citation: Zaharieva-Stoyanova, E., Beshevliev, D. (2018), Digital Representation of Crochet Symbols Sets. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 8, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2018, pp. 159-164, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Radu Claudiu Fierascu, Irina Fierascu, Valentin Raditoiu, Cristian-Andi Nicolae, Mihnea Dulea, Dragos Alexandru Mirea – Transdisciplinary Studies for Valorisation of National Cultural Heritage Using Nuclear Techniques and Other Associated Methods

Abstract. The presented project aims to offer integrated methodologies for the valorisation of national cultural heritage using nuclear and other analytical techniques. The results of the project will offer the potential stakeholders the opportunity to identify the most appropriate methods for the scientific investigation of a large variety of artifacts.

Title: Transdisciplinary Studies for Valorisation of National Cultural Heritage Using Nuclear Techniques and Other Associated Methods

Authors: Radu Claudiu Fierascu1, Irina Fierascu1, Valentin Raditoiu1, Cristian-Andi Nicolae1, Mihnea Dulea2, Dragos Alexandru Mirea2

1The National Institute for Research & Development in Chemistry and Petrochemistry - ICECHIM, 202 Spl. Independentei, 060021, Bucharest, Romania

2“Horia Hulubei” National Institute for Physics and Nuclear Engineering, 30 Reactorului Str., 077126, Magurele, Ilfov, Romania

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Keywords: Cultural Heritage Artifacts, Nuclear Techniques, Analytical Techniques.

Received: June 10, 2018 Reviewed: June 23, 2018 Final Accepted: July 02, 2018

Citation: Fierascu, R.C., Fierascu, I., Raditoiu, V., Nicolae, C., Dulea, M., Mirea, D.A. (2018), Transdisciplinary Studies for Valorisation of National Cultural Heritage Using Nuclear Techniques and Other Associated Methods. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 8, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2018, pp. 165-170, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Irina Fierascu, Radu Claudiu Fierascu, Iulia Florentina Dana-Negula, Ioana Popitiu, Gabriel Rustoiu, Constantin Ioan Inel, Alina Ortan – Nanotechnology – Materials and Techniques for Safeguarding Cultural Heritage

Abstract. The presented project aims to provide practical solutions for ceramic and paper artifacts, based on new antifungal recipes, in order to reduce the impact of biodegradation of cultural heritage artifacts. The developed recipes, specific for each type of support material (ceramic and paper), will be based on the use of soft nanomaterials, applicable in the form of xerogels or spraying. The recipes will take into consideration the interaction between the developed materials and the support materials.

Title: Nanotechnology – Materials and Techniques for Safeguarding Cultural Heritage

Authors: Irina Fierascu1, Radu Claudiu Fierascu1, Iulia Florentina Dana-Negula2, Ioana Popitiu3, Gabriel Rustoiu4, Constantin Ioan Inel4, Alina Ortan5

1The National Institute for Research & Development in Chemistry and Petrochemistry - ICECHIM, 202 Spl. Independentei, 060021, Bucharest, Romania

2Romanian Space Agency, 21-25 Mendeleev Str., 010362, Bucharest, Romania

3Museum of Dacian and Roman Civilization Deva, 31 1 Decembrie Blvd., 330005, Hunedoara, Romania

4National Museum of the Union Alba Iulia, 12-14 Mihai Viteazu Str., 510010, Alba, Romania

5University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest, 59 Marasti Blvd., 011464, Bucharest, Romania

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Keywords: Nanomaterials, Ceramic Artifacts, Paper Artifacts, Antimicrobial Recipes.

Received: June 15, 2018 Reviewed: June 29, 2018 Final Accepted: July 08, 2018

Citation: Fierascu, I., Fierascu, R.C, Dana-Negula, I.F., Popitiu, I., Rustoiu, G., Inel, C.I., Ortan, A. (2018), Nanotechnology – Materials and Techniques for Safeguarding Cultural Heritage. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 8, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2018, pp. 171-176, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Stefka Kovacheva, Ludmila Dimitrova – Knowledge-Based E-environment for Bulgarian Cultural Heritage with Focus on Learning

Abstract. The article discusses the “Bulgarian cultural and historical heritage under the protection of UNESCO” database, developed in IMI (BAS). The database will be used to integrate new learning content to an e-course – a project still in its development stage. The database has been developed with the aim to give students the opportunity for broader knowledge and understanding of the national cultural heritage. Understanding of history helps develop a sense for the general advancing of society. The project is regarded as a modern teaching strategy, based on the learning approach Understanding by Design, with an emphasis on the interaction between the learner and the learning content.

Title: Knowledge-Based E-environment for Bulgarian Cultural Heritage with Focus on Learning

Authors: Stefka Kovacheva1, Ludmila Dimitrova1

1Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria

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Keywords: Cultural Heritage, Database, Digital Object, e-Learning Content, UNESCO.

Received: June 12, 2018 Reviewed: June 28, 2018 Final Accepted: July 06, 2018

Citation: Kovacheva, S., Dimitrova, L. (2018), Knowledge-Based E-environment for Bulgarian Cultural Heritage with Focus on Learning. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 8, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2018, pp. 177-186, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Yanislav Zhelev – Improvement the Competences of the Specialists Engaged with the Cultural and Scientific Heritage Digitization in the Information Security and Risk Management Systems: ISTRA Approach

Abstract. The standards are crucial part of any activity on nowadays life. The necessity of education about standardization is already recognized at European level. As the culture sector evolves and changes, so do the skills required of individuals active in the sector. These changes can only be met by relevant and demand sensitive vocational and continuous vocational education and training (VET and C-VET). Application of the standards for information security and risk management systems in the digitization of cultural and scientific heritage and its preservation and relevant presentation is an issue of key importance. The current paper presents the main outcomes and results achieved so far in the framework of the Erasmus+ Project “International Standards training in VET for promotion of market relevant education” – ISTRA №2016-1-BG01-KA202-023738 aiming at the development and piloting of innovative training approaches and contents for VET and C-VET training on two widely applicable series of standards - ISO/IEC 27000 and ISO 31000.

Title: Improvement the Competences of the Specialists Engaged with the Cultural and Scientific Heritage Digitization in the Information Security and Risk Management Systems: ISTRA Approach

Authors: Yanislav Zhelev1

1Burgas Free University, Burgas, Bulgaria

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Keywords: ISO/IEC 27000, ISO 31000, standardization, VET, C-VET, digitalization, cultural and scientific heritage, digital skills.

Received: June 10, 2018 Reviewed: June 26, 2018 Final Accepted: July 06, 2018

Citation: Zhelev, Y. (2018), Improvement the Competences of the Specialists Engaged with the Cultural and Scientific Heritage Digitization in the Information Security and Risk Management Systems: ISTRA Approach. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 8, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2018, pp. 189-196, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Maria Dimova, Stanislava Slavova-Petkova, Detelin Luchev – Models of Digital Book Trailers and Applications of Digital Storytelling Approach for Educational Purposes

Abstract. The paper presents models for digital book trailers and possibility for their uses for educational purposes. Models and stiles for creation of digital book trailers are discussed. Bulgarian digital book trailers are included as examples of the models. Digital storytelling is presented as a pedagogically valuable approach.

Title: Models of Digital Book Trailers and Applications of Digital Storytelling Approach for Educational Purposes

Authors: Maria Dimova1, Stanislava Slavova-Petkova1, Detelin Luchev1

1Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria

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Keywords: Digital Book Trailers, Digital Storytelling, Education

Received: June 20, 2018 Reviewed: July 05, 2018 Final Accepted: July 10, 2018

Citation: Dimova, M., Slavova-Petkova, S., Luchev, D. (2018), Models of Digital Book Trailers and Applications of Digital Storytelling Approach for Educational Purposes. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 8, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2018, pp. 197-206, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Radovesta Stewart – Aquae Calidae MusLib - to Connect 20 Centuries of History

Abstract. The following article presents the first steps towards the digitalization of the museum collection with artefacts, found over a period of 65 years in the archaeological site Aquae Calidae in the district Burgas Mineral Baths. The text includes representation of the data model and platform structure, which will offer further look into the process of digitizing movable cultural heritage and the compatibility with Bulgarian legislation.

Title: Aquae Calidae MusLib - to Connect 20 Centuries of History

Authors: Radovesta Stewart1,2

1Regional Historical Museum - Burgas, Bulgaria

2University “Prof. Asen Zlatarov” Burgas, Bulgaria

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Keywords: Digitalization, Cultural heritage, Museum Collections.

Received: June 18, 2018 Reviewed: July 03, 2018 Final Accepted: July 11, 2018

Citation: Stewart, R. (2018), Aquae Calidae MusLib - to Connect 20 Centuries of History Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 8, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2018, pp. 207-212, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Michela Tramonti, Alden Dochshanov – Students’ Engagement through Computational Thinking and Robotics

Abstract. Nowadays, school systems are underlining the relevance of “computational thinking” and educational robotics not only in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education, but also in other humanistic disciplines as reinforcement of student creativity and problem-solving capacity. This paper presents an example of educational robotics tool used to engage students in their learning process through the manipulation and construction of artifacts.

Title: Students’ Engagement through Computational Thinking and Robotics

Authors: Michela Tramonti1,2, Alden Dochshanov2

1Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Science, Sofia, Bulgaria

2EU-Track - European Training and Research Association for Cooperation Key to Business, Terracina, Italy

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Keywords: Robotics, Technology-enhanced learning, Inquiry-based learning, Learning by doing.

Received: June 14, 2018 Reviewed: June 28, 2018 Final Accepted: July 06, 2018

Citation: Tramonti, M., Dochshanov, A. (2018) Students’ Engagement through Computational Thinking and Robotics. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 8, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2018, pp. 213-220, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Vladimir Georgiev, Alexandra Nikolova, Emanuela Mitreva – Using Unity and Shield UI for Displaying 3D Medical Education Objects in the Web Browser

Abstract. In this paper we describe how Unity and Shield UI frameworks are used for building the three-dimensional object rendering section of an online knowledge management system for human anatomy. 3D models of humans are organized in multiple levels of hierarchy and each component contains different types of related information. To allow seamless navigation, like searching for and selecting a specific organ, and viewing its medical description in several languages, developers would need to rely on an optimized and stable framework that can target web browsers as well as other platform builds. The specific requirements of this project called for trying the Unity package for building our 3D rendering scene and exporting it to the WebGL platform to make it available to its viewers on all mod-ern web browsers. To build the rich web user interface and bring high-level user experience to the viewers, the Shield UI framework is integrated on top of the Unity webgl build.

Title: Using Unity and Shield UI for Displaying 3D Medical Education Objects in the Web Browser

Authors: Vladimir Georgiev1, Alexandra Nikolova2, Emanuela Mitreva3

1Computer Science Department, American University in Bulgaria

2Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

3Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”

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Keywords: Unity, Shield UI, WebGL, 3D, e-Learning, Medical Education

Received: June 10, 2018 Reviewed: June 30, 2018 Final Accepted: July 10, 2018

Citation: Georgiev, V., Nikolova, A., Mitreva, E. (2018), Using Unity and Shield UI for Displaying 3D Medical Education Objects in the Web Browser. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 8, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2018, pp. 221-224, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Radovesta Stewart, Yanislav Zhelev, Maria Monova-Zheleva – ORCHIS - Technology in Help of Botanists and Foresters on Both Sides of the Border

Abstract. This paper presents the technology developed as a part of the project ORCHIS. It aimed to research, record and digitalize data on the species of orchids that live in Standzha Mountain, which is separated between Bulgaria and Turkey. The collected information is fed to a specialized software installed on mobile devices available to the local foresters and biologists and then presented in a summarized way on a web platform. Both – software and web platform are tools which succeed the easy identification of orchid species as well as base for sustainable research of their population and habitats.

Title: ORCHIS - Technology in Help of Botanists and Foresters on Both Sides of the Border

Authors: Radovesta Stewart1, Yanislav Zhelev2, Maria Monova-Zheleva2

1Non-profit Organization for Conservation One Nature, Burgas, Bulgaria

2Burgas Free University, Burgas, Bulgaria

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Keywords: Digitalization, Biodiversity, Orchids, Distributed Software System, Biodiversity Software.

Received: June 18, 2018 Reviewed: July 04, 2018 Final Accepted: July 12, 2018

Citation: Stewart, R., Zhelev, Y., Monova-Zheleva, M. (2018), ORCHIS - Technology in Help of Botanists and Foresters on Both Sides of the Border. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 8, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2018, pp. 225-232, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Peter Stanchev, Milena Damyanova, Yanita Zherkova, Zlatina Karova, Guenoveva Jecheva, Radoslav Pavlov, George Simeonov – The Ninth National Information Day: Open Science, Open Data, Open Access

Abstract. The paper draws current state of Bulgarian Open access (OA) activities and discussion points for the Ninth National Information Day: Open Science, Open Data, and Open Access.

Title: The Ninth National Information Day: Open Science, Open Data, Open Access

Authors: Peter Stanchev1,2, Milena Damyanova3, Yanita Zherkova3, Zlatina Karova3, Guenoveva Jecheva3, Radoslav Pavlov1, George Simeonov1

1Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, BAS, Bulgaria

2Kettering University, Flint, USA

3Ministry of Education and Science, Bulgaria

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Keywords: Open Access, Access to Knowledge, Open Science, European Open Science Cloud

Received: June 18, 2018 Reviewed: June 30, 2018 Final Accepted: July 06, 2018

Citation: Stanchev, P., Damyanova, M., Zherkova, Y., Karova, Z., Jecheva, G., Pavlov, R., Simeonov, G. (2018), The Ninth National Information Day: Open Science, Open Data, Open Access. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 8, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2018, pp. 235-240, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Desislava Paneva-Marinova, Radoslav Pavlov – Mini-symposium on Future Trends in Serious Games for Cultural Heritage

Abstract. In combination with the appropriate content, serious games become an important modern-day educational tool, which reflects both the current state of technology and learners’ social profiles. The method helps instructors to motivate student learning, curiosity, creative and logical thought, as well as develop a variety of skills and competencies. Serious educational games aim to cultivate better comprehension strategies, creative thinking, learning-by-doing (production, authorship), and students’ engagement in their own cognition and learning processes. This mini-symposium on Future Trends in Serious Games for Cultural Heritage will present outcomes of the Serious Education Games as Contemporary Tools for New Educational Applications project, Contract DSD-2/05.04.2017, between the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, activity Introduction of Contemporary Methods in Educating and Fostering Young Talent (PMC №347), other projects in the field and will outline some future trends for cultural heritage game development.

Title: Mini-symposium on Future Trends in Serious Games for Cultural Heritage

Authors: Desislava Paneva-Marinova1, Radoslav Pavlov1

1Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria

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Keywords: Serious Games, Gamification, Contextually-related Culture and Media Resources for Education.

Received: June 10, 2018 Reviewed: June 28, 2018 Final Accepted: July 06, 2018

Citation: Paneva-Marinova, D., Pavlov, R. (2018), Mini-symposium on Future Trends in Serious Games for Cultural Heritage. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 8, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2018, pp. 241-244, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Maria Todorova, Teodor Martev – Museum Space – Model-driven Web-based Platform for Digitalisation and Preservation of Cultural Heritage

Abstract. Museum Space is an end-to-end Museum Management Software Suite developed to help Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums (GLAM) make the World’s Cultural Treasure accessible to and meaningful for all. Museum Space utilizes Sirma Enterprise Platform (SEP), a comprehensive open-source platform with a service‐orientated model-driven architecture (SOA, MDA) for high performance and reliability in the cloud. SEP incorporates open source components and semantic technologies which are used to implement enterprise content management (ECM) applications covering document and collaboration management, business process management, semantic search, optical character recognition (OCR), image annotation, managing email correspondence, security and permission management, integrations with legacy systems, etc. The semantic technology allows representing highly interlinked data and application of data scheme updates without increasing implementation and maintenance complexity.

Title: Museum Space – Model-driven Web-based Platform for Digitalisation and Preservation of Cultural Heritage

Authors: Maria Todorova1, Teodor Martev1

1Sirma Solutions, Tzarigradsko shose 135, Sofia, Bulgaria

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Keywords: museum, GLAM, model-driven application, open-source, semantic

Received: June 10, 2018 Reviewed: June 28, 2018 Final Accepted: July 06, 2018

Citation: Todorova, M., Martev, T. (2018), Museum Space – Model-driven Web-based Platform for Digitalisation and Preservation of Cultural Heritage. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 8, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2018, pp. 245-258, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage.

Volume 9, Sofia : Institute of Mathematics and Informatics at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 2019

General Pages

 001-006

Preface

007-012

Table of Contents

015-018

Invited Papers

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Charalampos Symeonidis, Iason Karakostas, Efstathia Martinopoulou, Ioannis Pitas – Image-based 3D Shape Reconstruction of Byzantine and Paleochristian Monuments

Abstract. In the last decade, visual 3D object surface reconstruction has been increasingly applied in the fields of cultural heritage preservation and archaeology. In this paper, we present a variety of state-of-the-art algorithms and commercial software used in 3D reconstruction and employ one of them for generating 3D monument surface models of some of the most popular Paleochristian and Byzantine monuments located in Thessaloniki, Greece.

Title: Image-based 3D Shape Reconstruction of Byzantine and Paleochristian Monuments

Authors: Charalampos Symeonidis1, Iason Karakostas1, Efstathia Martinopoulou1, Ioannis Pitas1

1Department of Informatics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece

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Keywords: 3D Surface Reconstruction, Computer Vision, Cultural Heritage.

Received: July 18, 2019 Reviewed: July 30, 2019 Final Accepted: August 10, 2019

Citiation: Symeonidis, C., Karakostas, I., Martinopoulou, E., Pitas, I. (2019), Image-based 3D Shape Reconstruction of Byzantine and Paleochristian Monuments. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 9, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2019, pp. 21-26, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Nektarios Moumoutzis, Yiannis Sifakis, Stavros Christodoulakis, Desislava Paneva-Marinova – A Reference Framework to Establish and Sustain Onlife Communities and Its Use. Rich Learning Experiences in History with ViSTPro

Abstract. This paper employs the overarching concept of communities to express the social contexts within which human creativity is exercised and learning happens. With the advent of digital technologies, these social contexts, the communities we engage in, change radically. The new landscape brought about by digital technologies is characterized by new qualities, new opportunities for action, new community affordances. The term onlife is adopted from the Onlife Manifesto and used to distinguish the new kind of communities brought about by the modern digital technologies, the Onlife Communities. Design principles are presented to foster such communities and support their members. To showcase the use of these design principles, the paper presents a concrete system addressing creativity and learning in the field of cultural heritage (history teaching and learning): ViSTPro. ViSTPro enables the visualization of spatiotemporal processes, thus facilitating active learning of historical events. To demonstrate the flexibility of the ViSTPro and its capability to provide insightful visualizations, a pilot application has been elaborated on the Battle of Marathon, 490 BC.

Title: A Reference Framework to Establish and Sustain Onlife Communities and Its Use. Rich Learning Experiences in History with ViSTPro

Authors: Nektarios Moumoutzis1,2, Yiannis Sifakis1, Stavros Christodoulakis1, Desislava Paneva-Marinova2

1Laboratory of Distributed Multimedia Information Systems and Applications, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Technical University of Crete

2Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

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Keywords: Onlife Communities, Spatiotemporal Processes, Google Maps, Visualization.

Received: June 25, 2019 Reviewed: July 05, 2019 Final Accepted: July 15, 2019

Citiation: Moumoutzis, N., Sifakis, Y., Christodoulakis, S., Paneva-Marinova, D. (2019), A Reference Framework to Establish and Sustain Onlife Communities and Its Use. Rich Learning Experiences in History with ViSTPro. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 9, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2019, pp. 27-42, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Szabolcs Czifra, Adrienn Pálinkás, Zsolt László Márkus, Tibor Szkaliczki, Miklós Veres, Zsolt Weisz – Smart Solutions for Guided Cultural Routes along the Iron Age Archaeological Sites of the Danube Basin

Abstract. Reverberating on the social expectations connected to the cultural heritage, international cooperation was launched in order to communicate a lively image of archaeological research and to raise awareness for the importance of fragile monumentalized landscapes. The EU funded Iron-Age-Danube project resulted in several working camps, scientific and informative papers, presentations and new museum programmes. A smart device solution offers easy and wide access to the outputs and is the best suited to the present-day experience-oriented tourism approach. The GUIDE@HAND application offers archaeological sites by using a variety of interactive multimedia objects including maps, serious games, augmented reality, videos, panorama pictures, guided tours and a lot of other functions. The content is based on archaeological researches and can be updated even by the non-experts.

Title: Smart Solutions for Guided Cultural Routes along the Iron Age Archaeological Sites of the Danube Basin

Authors: Szabolcs Czifra1, Adrienn Pálinkás1, Zsolt László Márkus2, Tibor Szkaliczki2, Miklós Veres2, Zsolt Weisz2

1Hungarian National Museum

2Institute for Computer Science and Control, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA SZTAKI)

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Keywords: Cultural Heritage, Digitization, Public Value, Tourism, Smart Solutions, Multilingual Application

Received: June 10, 2019 Reviewed: June 25, 2019 Final Accepted: July 07, 2019

Citiation: Czifra, S., Pálinkás, A., Márkus, Z.L., Szkaliczki, T., Veres, M., Weisz, Z. (2019), Smart Solutions for Guided Cultural Routes along the Iron Age Archaeological Sites of the Danube Basin. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 9, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2019, pp. 43-54, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Niv Ahituv – What Should be Taught in an Academic Program of Data Sciences?

Abstract. The new academic discipline of Data Sciences (DS) has been developed in recent years mainly because of the need to make decisions based on huge amounts of data -- Big Data. In parallel, there has been a huge progress in the development of technologies that enable to identify patterns, to filter big data, and to provide relevant meanings to information, due to machine learning and sophisticated inference techniques. The profession of Data Scientist (or Data Analyst) has become highly demanded in recent years. It is required in the business sector where data is the “oxygen” for business survival; it is needed in the governmental sector in order to improve its services to the citizens; and it is very imperative in the scientific world, where large data depositories collected in varied disciplinJune 05es have to be integrated, mined and analyzed, in order to enable interdisciplinary research. The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate how the scientific discipline of Data Sciences fits into academic programs intended to prepare data analysts for the business, public, government, and academic sectors. The article first delineates the Data Cycle, which portrays the transformation of data and their derivatives along the route from generation to decision making. The cycle includes the following stages: problem definition → identifying pertinent data sources → data collection, and storing (including cleansing and backup) → data integration → data mining → processing and analysis → visualization → learning and decision-making → feedback for future cycles. Within this cycle, there might be sub cycles, where a number of stages are repeated and reiterated. It should be noted that the data cycle is generic. It might have slight variations under various circumstances, however, there is not much difference between the scientific cycle and all the other cycles. Each stage within the cycle requires different tools, namely hardware and software technologies that support the stage. This article classifies these tools. The final part of the article suggests a typology for academic DS programs. It outlines an academic program that will be offered to those wishing to practice the Data Analyst profession. An introductory course that should be mandatory to all students campus-wide is sketched.

Title: What Should be Taught in an Academic Program of Data Sciences?

Authors: Niv Ahituv1

1Coller School of Management, Tel Aviv University

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Keywords: Data Sciences, Big Data, Data Mining, Academic Program in Data Sciences, Data Analyst.

Received: May 05, 2019 Reviewed: June 25, 2019 Final Accepted: July 05, 2019

Citiation: Ahituv, N. (2019), What Should be Taught in an Academic Program of Data Sciences? Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 9, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2019, pp. 55-64, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Kiril Simov – Integrated Language and Knowledge Resources for a Bulgarian-Centric Knowledge Graph

Abstract. This paper reports on the integration of language and knowledge resources within CLaDA-BG infrastructure. The idea is to encode linguistic knowledge on all levels of language starting from text, grammatical annotation and lemmatization to semantic and conceptual annotation. Our goal is to support conceptual annotation of various research objects (mainly texts). One of the main applications will be the management of a Bulgaria-centric Knowledge Graph.

Title: Integrated Language and Knowledge Resources for a Bulgarian-Centric Knowledge Graph

Authors: Kiril Simov1

1Linguistic Modelling and Knowledge Processing Department, Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Bulgarian Academy of Science

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Keywords: Language Resources, Language Technology, Knowledge Graph, Digital Humanities

Received: June 15, 2019 Reviewed: July 05, 2019 Final Accepted: July 20, 2019

Citiation: Simov, K. (2019), Integrated Language and Knowledge Resources for a Bulgarian-Centric Knowledge Graph. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 9, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2019, pp. 65-74, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Full Papers

075-202

Danail Dochev, Radoslav Pavlov, Desislava Paneva-Marinova, Lilia Pavlova – Towards Modeling of Digital Ecosystems for Cultural Heritage

Abstract. The aim of the present paperis to give a brief information about the innovative functionalities and potential of the Digital Ecosystems for Cultural Heritage. The main features of digital ecosystems are shortly presented. A brief overview of some recent European projects dedicated to research and development of digital cultural ecosystems sketches their specifics, reveal some common characteristics and some development trends.

Title: Towards Modeling of Digital Ecosystems for Cultural Heritage

Authors: Danail Dochev1, Radoslav Pavlov2, Desislava Paneva-Marinova2, Lilia Pavlova3

1Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

2Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

3Laboratory of Telematics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

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Keywords: Digital Ecosystems, Cultural Heritage, Digital Cultural Assets.

Received: June 10, 2019 Reviewed: June 30, 2019 Final Accepted: July 10, 2019

Citiation: Dochev, D., Pavlov, R., Paneva-Marinova, D., Pavlova, L. (2019), Towards Modeling of Digital Ecosystems for Cultural Heritage. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 9, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2019, pp. 77-88, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Joanna Spassova-Dikova – Transdisciplinarity and the New Ways for Preservation and Investigation of the Cultural and Historical Heritage

Abstract. The main objective of the paper is to present the latest developments and achievements of the scientific field Cultural and Historical Heritage (CHH) and National Identity of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) for digitization and preservation of the Bulgarian cultural and historical heritage by using transdisciplinary approaches.

Title: Transdisciplinarity and the New Ways for Preservation and Investigation of the Cultural and Historical Heritage

Authors: Joanna Spassova-Dikova1

1Institute of Art Studies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

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Keywords: Transdisciplinary Approaches, Digitalization, Cultural and Historical Heritage, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

Received: June 04, 2019 Reviewed: July 05, 2019 Final Accepted: July 15, 2019

Citiation: Spassova-Dikova, J. (2019), Transdisciplinarity and the New Ways for Preservation and Investigation of the Cultural and Historical Heritage. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 9, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2019, pp. 89-100, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Huiling Feng, Xiaoshuang Jia, Yanyan Wang, Li Niu, Yongjun Xu – Digital Memory: A New Paradigm for Cultural Heritage

Abstract. This article explores the backgrounds of the new paradigm of digital memory emerging in digital preservation and presentation of cultural heritage field. It highlights some of the conceptual work that frames the new paradigm. We believe this new paradigm can bring together the main theoretical areas under consideration for the future development of cultural heritage.

Title: Digital Memory: A New Paradigm for Cultural Heritage

Authors: Huiling Feng1,2, Xiaoshuang Jia1,2, Yanyan Wang1, Li Niu1,2, Yongjun Xu1,2

1School of Information Resource Management, Beijing, China

2Humanities Beijing Research Center, Renmin University of China

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Keywords: Digital Memory, Cultural Heritage, Paradigm.

Received: June 07, 2019 Reviewed: June 30, 2019 Final Accepted: July 15, 2019

Citiation: Feng, H., Jia, X., Wang, Y., Niu, L., Xu, Y. (2019), Digital Memory: A New Paradigm for Cultural Heritage. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 9, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2019, pp. 101-110, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Rosen Ivanov – An Approach to Developing Internet of Things (IoT)-Based Services for Smart Museums

Abstract. The aim of each museum is to present its exhibits in a way that enhances the visitor experience, satisfaction and knowledge. This objective is difficult to achieve, especially in museums with a very large number of exhibits and visitors. One possible solution is to use the modern Internet and mobile technologies in order to implement a service for personalized information delivery. The content that is delivered to visitors should be consistent with their preferences and free time. The paper presents an Internet of Things (IoT)-based solution for delivering personalized content to museum visitors, which includes: (1) Mobile app for visitors and curators; (2) Sensor network; and (3) Edge Computing Gateway. The main advantages of this solution are the following: platform independent service thanks to its full-stack JavaScript architecture; the service allows visitors to use it in multiple museums, not just in a particular museum; the service does not require permanent Internet access to operate; ability to deliver personalized content during the movement of visitors along the exhibits; relatively low price of the service thanks to the used hardware and open source software. Preliminary experiments in simulated and real environments show that proposed solution can be successfully used to create personalized content delivery services in smart museums.

Title: An Approach to Developing Internet of Things (IoT)-Based Services for Smart Museums

Authors: Rosen Ivanov1

1Technical University - Gabrovo

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Keywords: Museum Guide Systems, Visitors Profiling, Digital Heritage, IoT.

Received: June 12, 2019 Reviewed: June 30, 2019 Final Accepted: July 15, 2019

Citiation: Ivanov, R. (2019), An Approach to Developing Internet of Things (IoT)-Based Services for Smart Museums. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 9, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2019, pp. 111-122, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Benjamin Hanussek – Out of Order: How External Multimedia Companies "Errorize" Archaeological Exhibitions

Abstract. This paper discusses the influence of private companies in the museum sector. For that I will use qualitative accounts and my empirical research to evaluate and interpret the issue. This article shall present the delegation of multimedia development to outsourced companies at expense of the museum’s integrity.

Title: Out of Order: How External Multimedia Companies "Errorize" Archaeological Exhibitions

Authors: Benjamin Hanussek1

1Faculty of Archaeology, University of Warsaw

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Keywords: Outsourcing, Digital Archaeology, Museum Apps, Virtual Museum, Digital Heritage.

Received: June 04, 2019 Reviewed: June 25, 2019 Final Accepted: July 23, 2019

Citiation: Hanussek, B. (2019), Out of Order: How External Multimedia Companies "Errorize" Archaeological Exhibitions. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 9, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2019, pp. 123-130, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Desislava Paneva-Marinova, Jordan Stoikov, Maxim Goynov, Detelin Luchev, Radoslav Pavlov, Lilia Pavlova – Intelligent Data Curation in Virtual Museum for Ancient History and Civilization

Abstract. The virtual museum is an advanced system managing diverse collections of digital objects that are organized in various ways by a complex specialized functionality. The management of digital content requires a well-designed architecture that embeds services for content presentation, management, and administration. All elements of the system architecture are interrelated, thus the accuracy of each element is of great importance. These systems suffer from the lack of tools for intelligent data curation with the capacity to validate data from different sources and to add value to data. This paper proposes a solution for intelligent data curation that can be implemented in a virtual museum in order to provide opportunity to observe the valuable historical specimens in a proper way. The solution is focused on the process of validation and verification to prevent the duplication of records for digital objects, in order to guarantee the integrity of data and more accurate retrieval of knowledge.

Title: Intelligent Data Curation in Virtual Museum for Ancient History and Civilization

Authors: Desislava Paneva-Marinova1, Jordan Stoikov1, Maxim Goynov1, Detelin Luchev1, Radoslav Pavlov1, Lilia Pavlova2

1Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

2Laboratory of Telematics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

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Keywords: Database Management, System Architecture, Functionality, Data Integrity, Knowledge Retrieval, Data Validation, Record De-duplication, Cultural Heritage.

Received: June 01, 2019 Reviewed: June 25, 2019 Final Accepted: July 05, 2019

Citiation: Paneva-Marinova, D., Stoikov, J., Goynov, M., Luchev, D., Pavlov, R., Pavlova, L. (2019), Intelligent Data Curation in Virtual Museum for Ancient History and Civilization. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 9, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2019, pp. 131-144, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Michela Tramonti – Art and Science: Combining Learning Tool

Abstract. This article presents how the art-works, part of our cultural heritage, can become effective learning tools to be used for the study of scientific subjects, mainly science and mathematics. In particular, it intends to show some preliminary results and works gathered during the piloting phase with Italian secondary school students of the first and second cycle.

Title: Art and Science: Combining Learning Tool

Authors: Michela Tramonti1,2

1Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Science

2EU-Track - European Training and Research Association for Cooperation Key to Business

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Keywords: Mathematics Education, Art, Learning, Teaching.

Received: June 04, 2019 Reviewed: July 10, 2019 Final Accepted: July 23, 2019

Citiation: Tramonti, M. (2019), Art and Science: Combining Learning Tool. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 9, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2019, pp. 145-152, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Orlin Kouzov – The Role of the Educational Multimedia Games to Build Lasting Interest among Young People in the Cultural and Historical Heritage

Abstract. At present we are witnessing the growth of an entirely digital generation. Young people who, from a very early age, use a computer or tablet and are strong supporters of computer games, can be successfully inspired using that same technologies to love and preserve the cultural and historical heritage of the country.

Title: The Role of the Educational Multimedia Games to Build Lasting Interest among Young People in the Cultural and Historical Heritage

Authors: Orlin Kouzov1

1Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria

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Keywords: Digital Technology, Multimedia Literacy, Cultural and Historical Heritage, Virtual Reality, Computer Games.

Received: June 05, 2019 Reviewed: July 05, 2019 Final Accepted: July 23, 2019

Citiation: Kouzov, O. (2019), The Role of the Educational Multimedia Games to Build Lasting Interest among Young People in the Cultural and Historical Heritage. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 9, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2019, pp. 153-162, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Magdelena Stoyanova, Lilia Pavlova – Edge Detection Algorithms in Mapping the Condition and Historic Phases of the Last Judgment Mosaics in Torcello/Venice

Abstract. Whenever innovative survey techniques allow gathering detailed information about fixed building interiors, establishing the conditions, authenticity or the structural problems of historic built in mosaics rests a quite complex process. This paper analyzes the reliability of digital post processing techniques to support distinguishing among application methods, original and remade areas, and for detailed damage assessment. The results are destined to form an interdisciplinary repository regarding the Byzantine mosaics of Torcello as hearth of the Veneto-Byzantine mosaic school of the 13th c.

Title: Edge Detection Algorithms in Mapping the Condition and Historic Phases of the Last Judgment Mosaics in Torcello/Venice

Authors: Magdelena Stoyanova1, Lilia Pavlova2

1CISBI Ca’ Foscari University

2Laboratory of Telematics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

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Keywords: Image Post Processing, Digital Repositories, Byzantine Mosaics of Torcello.

Received: May 19, 2019 Reviewed: June 15, 2019 Final Accepted: June 30, 2019

Citiation: Stoyanova, M., Pavlova, L. (2019), Edge Detection Algorithms in Mapping the Condition and Historic Phases of the Last Judgment Mosaics in Torcello/Venice. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 9, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2019, pp. 163-176, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Ivan Derzhanski, Olena Siruk – The Intensifying Prefix pre- in a Corpus of Bulgarian and Ukrainian Parallel Texts

Abstract. The subject of this study is the intensifying (elative) adjectival prefix pre- in Bulgarian and Ukrainian. The material comes from a bilingual corpus of parallel texts. The results demonstrate that the productivity of this prefix in the two languages is superficially similar, but its use shows significant mismatches, often motivated by structural and semantic peculiarities. The study also reveals some unexpected aspects of elative derivation in Ukrainian.

Title: The Intensifying Prefix pre- in a Corpus of Bulgarian and Ukrainian Parallel Texts

Authors: Ivan Derzhanski1, Olena Siruk1

1Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

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Keywords: Prefix pre-, Elative, Reduplication, Parallel Corpus, Bulgarian Language, Ukrainian Language.

Received: June 25, 2019 Reviewed: July 05, 2019 Final Accepted: July 15, 2019

Citiation: Derzhanski, I., Siruk, O. (2019), The Intensifying Prefix pre- in a Corpus of Bulgarian and Ukrainian Parallel Texts. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 9, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2019, pp. 177-188, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Radoslav Pavlov, Detelin Luchev – Providing Open Access in Digital Repositories for Social Sciences and Humanities Publications – Problems and Best Practices

Abstract. The report presents some problems and best practices for providing open access to digital repositories for scientific publications in social sciences and humanities (SSH). Editions in SSH have specifics that concerns publications in many national languages, deep archives, metadata, search, etc. As an example, the Central and Eastern European Online Library – CEEOL has been chosen, because CEEOL is a leading provider and a repository offering a highly specialized and comprehensive collection of fulltext publications in SSH. Over 75% of the editions indexed in CEEOL are open access. The study analyzes the main characteristics of CEEOL as: services, functionalities, opportunities for using its resources and the state of the Bulgarian collection.

Title: Providing Open Access in Digital Repositories for Social Sciences and Humanities Publications – Problems and Best Practices

Authors: Radoslav Pavlov1, Detelin Luchev1

1Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

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Keywords: Open Access, Repository, Content Management System, Central and Eastern European Online Library, CEEOL, Social Sciences, Humanities, Bulgaria.

Received: June 05, 2019 Reviewed: July 10, 2019 Final Accepted: July 23, 2019

Citiation: Pavlov, R., Luchev, D. (2019), Providing Open Access in Digital Repositories for Social Sciences and Humanities Publications – Problems and Best Practices. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 9, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2019, pp. 189-202, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Short Papers

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Radovesta Stewart, Stanislav Simeonov – Transformed Into Digital Resources - a New Life for the Cultural Heritage Related Research and Scientific Archives

Abstract. For decades, museum specialists have kept their research on paper - precious invaluable work. Today, this lost knowledge can be made available again. By digitalizing these studies and providing them with open access will offer scope for a deeper study of the Bulgarian cultural heritage, an integral part of which are the works of the investigators, ethnographers, historians, archaeologists. The paper gives a further look into the process of digitalizing old studies related to the cultural heritage initially from the archives of Regional historical museum Burgas. The described model is universal and can be a base for other cultural organizations that would like the ability to open their archives up to third parties, make them easy accessible, easy to maintain and become more sustainable.

Title: Transformed Into Digital Resources - a New Life for the Cultural Heritage Related Research and Scientific Archives

Authors: Radovesta Stewart1,2, Stanislav Simeonov2

1RHM Burgas

2University "Prof. Dr. Asen Zlatarov",

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Keywords: Digital resources, Digitalization, Science heritage, Cultural heritage.

Received: June 15, 2019 Reviewed: June 30, 2019 Final Accepted: July 18, 2019

Citiation: Stewart, R., Simeonov, S. (2019), Transformed Into Digital Resources - a New Life for the Cultural Heritage Related Research and Scientific Archives. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 9, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2019, pp. 205-212, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Nikolay Noev, Galina Bogdanova, Todor Todorov, Negoslav Sabev – Innovative Approach to the Presentation of Cultural Heritage in the Game Module of Serious Game for Blinded People

Abstract. This research presents some of the problems in developing digital cultural resources for educational application of serious games. A model of wide access to context-based knowledge is considered. Some elements of gaming have been explored when creating learning modules and tools for contextual use of digital cultural resources and making them accessible to people with visual disabilities. The modeling of an accessible game module is presented by applying selected accessibility criteria to people with special educational needs.

Title: Innovative Approach to the Presentation of Cultural Heritage in the Game Module of Serious Game for Blinded People

Authors: Nikolay Noev1, Galina Bogdanova1, Todor Todorov1,2, Negoslav Sabev1

1Institute of Mathematics and Informatics at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

2University of Veliko Tarnovo “St. St. Cyril and Methodius”

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Keywords: eLearning, Serious Games, Accessibility of Digital Content, Digital Learning Resources.

Received: June 05, 2019 Reviewed: June 28, 2019 Final Accepted: July 10, 2019

Citiation: Noev, N., Bogdanova, G., Todorov, T., Sabev, N. (2019), Innovative Approach to the Presentation of Cultural Heritage in the Game Module of Serious Game for Blinded People. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 9, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2019, pp. 213-218, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Neli Simeonova, Radovesta Stewart, Ekaterina Gospodinova – Technologies for the Introduction of Digitalized Cultural Heritage to Visually Impaired People

Abstract. This paper presents the place of technologies and digitalization for the creation of an opportunity for visual impaired people to become acquainted with the cultural heritage not only as text and as sound but also images. A concept for hardware realization of graphic tactile display is outlined based on a technology using tactile actuators bi-stable, solenoids and PIC based control board. The selected algorithm for series activation of each row of display allows using minimal number of active components to set and reset the solenoids and make possible the representation of an image, described additionally through text to sound readings of an object description.

Title: Technologies for the Introduction of Digitalized Cultural Heritage to Visually Impaired People

Authors: Neli Simeonova1, Radovesta Stewart1, Ekaterina Gospodinova1

1University “Prof. Dr. Assen Zlatarov”

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Keywords: Digital Resources, Cultural Heritage, Visually Impaired People.

Received: June 30, 2019 Reviewed: July 10, 2019 Final Accepted: July 22, 2019

Citiation: Simeonova, N., Stewart, R., Gospodinova, E. (2019), Technologies for the Introduction of Digitalized Cultural Heritage to Visually Impaired People. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 9, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2019, pp. 219-224, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Elena Zaharieva-Stoyanova – Digital Representation of Color Stitches in Craft Software

Abstract. This paper studies problems related to the development of craft software. It proposes an approach to developing an application for digital representation of color stitches in cross stitch pattern and crochet software. A database containing information about the most popular embroidery floss brands in Bulgaria has been built. The software module can be used independently for digital representation of a needlework thread catalog and floss conversion or to be embedded for digital representation of color stitches in cross stitch and crochet software. The software is oriented to people manufacturing national Bulgarian costumes and clothing with national Bulgarian embroidery.

Title: Digital Representation of Color Stitches in Craft Software

Authors: Elena Zaharieva-Stoyanova1

1Technical University - Gabrovo

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Keywords: Crochet Software, Cross Stitch Pattern Software, Craft Software, CAD Systems, Domestic Handicrafts, Digitalization, Computer-aided Design.

Received: June 19, 2019 Reviewed: June 30, 2019 Final Accepted: July 15, 2019

Citiation: Zaharieva-Stoyanova, E. (2019), Digital Representation of Color Stitches in Craft Software. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 9, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2019, pp. 225-230, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Galina Bogdanova, Todor Todorov, Nikolay Noev – Digital Cultural Heritage APIs

Abstract. In the paper we present services provided by some of the popular cultural heritage application programming interfaces (API). We show how they could be used from third applications software applications. Finally, we develop tools that use this APIs in order to search and visualize data.

Title: Digital Cultural Heritage APIs

Authors: Galina Bogdanova1, Todor Todorov1,2, Nikolay Noev1

1Institute of Mathematics and Informatics at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

2University of Veliko Tarnovo “St. St. Cyril and Methodius”

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Keywords: Digital Cultural Heritage, API, Europeana.

Received: June 05, 2019 Reviewed: June 25, 2019 Final Accepted: July 23, 2019

Citiation: Bogdanova, G., Todorov, T., Noev, N. (2019), Digital Cultural Heritage APIs. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 9, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2019, pp. 231-236, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Stefka Kovacheva, Ludmila Dimitrova – Web based Application for Presentation of Bulgarian Cultural and Historical Heritage under the Protection of UNESCO

Abstract. The paper briefly describes the web based application “Me and UNESCO” for the realization of the database “Bulgarian cultural and historical heritage under the protection of UNESCO”, developed in IMI (BAS). The web based application follows a modern learning strategy based on the Understanding by Design approach. In a multimedia environment, additional content is provided on study topics commenting on the Bulgarian cultural and historical heritage sites under the protection of UNESCO.

Title: Web based Application for Presentation of Bulgarian Cultural and Historical Heritage under the Protection of UNESCO

Authors: Stefka Kovacheva1, Ludmila Dimitrova1

1Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences,

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Keywords: Cultural Heritage, Database, Digital Object, e-Learning Content, UNESCO.

Received: June 05, 2019 Reviewed: June 24, 2019 Final Accepted: July 01, 2019

Citiation: Kovacheva, S., Dimitrova, L. (2019), Web based Application for Presentation of Bulgarian Cultural and Historical Heritage under the Protection of UNESCO. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 9, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2019, pp. 237-244, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
237-244

George Simeonov, Peter Stanchev – Using Dspace Platform for Creation of Open Access Local Repositories

Abstract. The paper presents a brief review of the Dspace software platform for long-term data storage with indexing and search system used for open access repository creation. The experience of using and maintaining the platform for building BulDML and BGOpenAIRE repositories are highlighted.

Title: Using Dspace Platform for Creation of Open Access Local Repositories

Authors: George Simeonov1, Peter Stanchev1,2

1Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

2Kettering University

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Keywords: Dspace, Open Access Repositories, BulDML, BGOpenAIRE.

Received: June 15, 2019 Reviewed: July 05, 2019 Final Accepted: July 20, 2019

Citiation: Simeonov, G., Stanchev, P. (2019), Using Dspace Platform for Creation of Open Access Local Repositories. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 9, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2019, pp. 245-250, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Atanas Georgiev, Krassen Stefanov – Bulgarian Open Science Digital Library - First Prototype

Abstract. In this paper we present the process of development of Bulgarian Open Science Digital Library (BOSDL) as the first and main ingredient of Bulgarian Open Science Cloud (BOSC). We introduce and discuss main principles involved in the Open Science movement. We also give a lot of technical details related to BOSDL development.

Title: Bulgarian Open Science Digital Library - First Prototype

Authors: Atanas Georgiev1, Krassen Stefanov1

1Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski"

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Keywords: Open Science, Open Access, Open Data, European Open Science Cloud, Bulgarian Open Science Cloud, Research Information System, Digital Library, Metadata.

Received: June 04, 2019 Reviewed: July 05, 2019 Final Accepted: July 25, 2019

Citiation: Georgiev, A., Stefanov, K. (2019), Bulgarian Open Science Digital Library - First Prototype. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 9, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2019, pp. 251-258, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
251-258

Peter Stanchev, Krassen Stefanov – Bulgarian Open Science Cloud

Abstract. The paper presents the current state of Building the Bulgarian Open Science Cloud (BOSC).

Title: Bulgarian Open Science Cloud

Authors: Peter Stanchev1,2, Krassen Stefanov3

1Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, BulgarianAcademy of Sciences

2Kettering University

3Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski"

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Keywords: Open Science, European Open Science Cloud, Bulgarian Open Science Cloud.

Received: June 25, 2019 Reviewed: July 10, 2019 Final Accepted: July 20, 2019

Citiation: Stanchev, P., Stefanov, K. (2019), Bulgarian Open Science Cloud. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 9, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2019, pp. 259-264, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
259-264

Project Papers

265-400

Jihong Liang, Dazhi Sun, Xiaoyu Wang, Kejing Lin, Xinxin Wang – Rite in the Forbidden City: The Cultural Interpretation and Digital Reconstruction of Guangxu Emperor’s Wedding

Abstract. On the basis of the historical classics of Guangxu emperor’s wedding held in the Forbidden City, we build a website to preserve and reappear Guangxu Emperor’s wedding, with the purpose of promoting the rite and the royal wedding culture of Qing dynasty.

Title: Rite in the Forbidden City: The Cultural Interpretation and Digital Reconstruction of Guangxu Emperor’s Wedding

Authors: Jihong Liang1, Dazhi Sun1, Xiaoyu Wang1, Kejing Lin1, Xinxin Wang1

1School of Information Resource Management, Renmin University of China

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Keywords: Guangxu Emperor’s Wedding, Rite, Digital Preservation, DigitalReappearance.

Received: June 05, 2019 Reviewed: June 18, 2019 Final Accepted: July 11, 2019

Citiation: Liang, J., Sun, D., Wang, X., Lin, K., Wang, X. (2019), Rite in the Forbidden City: The Cultural Interpretation and Digital Reconstruction of Guangxu Emperor’s Wedding. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 9, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2019, pp. 267-272, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
267-272

Dongqi He, Qingtang Wang, Jia Fei, Sitong Zhou – On Inheriting Kunqu Opera – Digital Teaching and Mass Popularization of Gong-Che Notation

Abstract. To meet the needs of the inheritance and dissemination of intangible cultural heritage in the Internet era, our project team digitally processed the Kunqu Gongche Notation to build its exclusive memory website, thereby achieving the goal of teaching and popularization.

Title: On Inheriting Kunqu Opera – Digital Teaching and Mass Popularization of Gong-Che Notation

Authors: Dongqi He1, Qingtang Wang1, Jia Fei2, Sitong Zhou2

1School of Information Resources Management, Renmin University of China

2School of Chinese Classics, Renmin University of China

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Keywords: Kunqu Gongche Notation, Teaching, Digitization, Popularization, Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Received: June 05, 2019 Reviewed: June 17, 2019 Final Accepted: July 11, 2019

Citiation: He, D., Wang, Q., Fei, J., Zhou, S. (2019), On Inheriting Kunqu Opera – Digital Teaching and Mass Popularization of Gong-Che Notation. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 9, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2019, pp. 273-280, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
273-280

Xiaoshuang Jia, Yue Tan, Qianyun Xiong, Yifang Li, Wei Hai – Designing Edutainment Games for Intangible Cultural Heritage: the BNREG Project

Abstract. This paper presents the preliminary investigation and game design process of Beijing Nursery Rhyme Edutainment Game (hereinafter referred to as BNREG), from which we think edutainment concept can provide an innovative gamification method for the impart and inheritance of Intangible Cultural Heritage (hereinafter referred to as ICH). It will also finally identify and discuss the most significant challenges in the design and adoption of edutainment games in ICH field.

Title: Designing Edutainment Games for Intangible Cultural Heritage: the BNREG Project

Authors: Xiaoshuang Jia1,2, Yue Tan1, Qianyun Xiong1, Yifang Li1, Wei Hai1

1School of Information Resource Management, Beijing, China

2Humanities Beijing Research Center, Renmin University of China

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Keywords: Edutainment Game, Intangible Cultural Heritage, Nursery Rhymes, Beijing.

Received: June 04, 2019 Reviewed: June 18, 2019 Final Accepted: July 11, 2019

Citiation: Jia, X., Tan, Y., Xiong, Q., Li, Y., Hai, W. (2019), Designing Edutainment Games for Intangible Cultural Heritage: the BNREG Project. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 9, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2019, pp. 281-286, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
281-286

Alden Dochshanov, Michela Tramonti – G.A. STEM Project: Gaming through Cultural Heritage

Abstract. The article introduces G.A.STEM project aiming at improving STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) skills acquisition through the use of Arts and mini-games design and development. The project favors STEM learning through valorization and re-evaluation of cultural heritage coming from the promotion of art-works and cultural exchanging among partner countries (Finland, Italy, Belgium, and Estonia), considering art as an effective interconnector focused on problem-oriented creativity development. The work summarizes the intermediate results achieved so far according to the project’s progress

Title: G.A. STEM Project: Gaming through Cultural Heritage

Authors: Alden Dochshanov1, Michela Tramonti1,2

1EU-Track - European Training and Research Association for Cooperation Key to business

2Institute of Mathematics and Informatics

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Keywords: STEM, Arts, Mini-games, Design Thinking.

Received: June 03, 2019 Reviewed: June 18, 2019 Final Accepted: June 21, 2019

Citiation: Dochshanov, A., Tramonti, M. (2019), G.A. STEM Project: Gaming through Cultural Heritage. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 9, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2019, pp. 287-294, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Daniela Pavlova – Conceptual Model of a Mobile Application for Educational Purposes to Help Preserve the Country's Historical Heritage and Promote the Cultural Identity of the Nation

Abstract. The increase of smartphones with Internet access has been a steady trend over the last 10 years and already represents a solid infrastructure that can be easily used for educational purposes. The creation of a mobile application in the field of cultural heritage can be a valuable aid for the dissemination of cultural and historical data.

Title: Conceptual Model of a Mobile Application for Educational Purposes to Help Preserve the Country's Historical Heritage and Promote the Cultural Identity of the Nation

Authors: Daniela Pavlova1

1University of Library Studies and Information Technologies

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Keywords: Mobile Penetration, Cultural Heritage, Digital Technology, Smartphone, Historical Memory.

Received: June 05, 2019 Reviewed: June 21, 2019 Final Accepted: June 28, 2019

Citiation: Pavlova, D. (2019), Conceptual Model of a Mobile Application for Educational Purposes to Help Preserve the Country's Historical Heritage and Promote the Cultural Identity of the Nation. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 9, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2019, pp. 295-302, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
295-302

Yanyan Wang, Yuhan Zhou, Weiwen Liu, Huiru Chen, Yifang Li – Using Digital Storytelling in a Virtual 3D-Museum for Beijing Old Objects

Abstract. This paper presents an overview of the construction of a virtual online 3D-museum for Beijing old objects (3D-BOOM) through digital storytelling. The project of 3D-BOOM proposed, implemented and evaluated an innovative conceptual and technological framework applying digital storytelling in 3D-museums, which will enable both the experiencing of personalized interactive stories for the visitors of cultural heritage and the authoring of narrative structures by the cultural experts. The emotive virtual cultural experience provided by 3D-BOOM will make cultural heritage more attractive and effective.

Title: Using Digital Storytelling in a Virtual 3D-Museum for Beijing Old Objects

Authors: Yanyan Wang1, Yuhan Zhou1, Weiwen Liu1, Huiru Chen1, Yifang Li1

1School of Information Resource Management, Renmin University of China

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Keywords: Virtual Museum, Beijing Old Objects, Storytelling, 3D Technology.

Received: June 05, 2019 Reviewed: June 28, 2019 Final Accepted: July 17, 2019

Citiation: Wang, Y., Zhou, Y., Liu, W., Chen, H., Li, Y. (2019), Using Digital Storytelling in a Virtual 3D-Museum for Beijing Old Objects. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 9, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2019, pp. 303-308, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Pavel Hristov, Emiliyan Petkov – Study of 3D Technologies for Web

Abstract. This paper presents solutions for objectives and presentation related to 3D technology exploration and three-dimensional web visualization, implementation of approaches for 3D reconstruction of museum exhibits, creation of models for three-dimensional imaging systems and geometric models of museum exhibits on web environment, development of web application for displaying three-dimensional images and geometric patterns of museum exhibits.

Title: Study of 3D Technologies for Web

Authors: Pavel Hristov1, Emiliyan Petkov1

1Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, University of Veliko Tarnovo “St. St. Cyril and Methodius”

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Keywords: 3D Technologies, 3D Visualization, 3D Website, Stereoscopy, Computer Graphics.

Received: June 05, 2019 Reviewed: June 20, 2019 Final Accepted: July 15, 2019

Citiation: Hristov, P., Petkov, E. (2019), Study of 3D Technologies for Web. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 9, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2019, pp. 309-314, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Guancan Yang, Huilin Zhang, Xiaomei Zhang, Yue Yu, Jie Yang – Digital Inheritance of POPF Based on Image Database and Identification Model

Abstract. Pecking Opera Painted Faces (POPF) is a Chinese intangible cultural heritage full of aesthetic value. However, their cultural connotations become less known in modern society. It is therefor, necessary to make public easily understand unique cultural connotation and aesthetic value of POPF. In this project, we built a POPF image database based on the image classification model, with the aim to better showcase POPF. The images are classified into multiple categories according to the traditional connotation patterns. By using the MLP (Multi-layer Perceptrons) algorithm classifier, the classification accuracy of model has approached 70%. Using those tools, the uncertainty of information about images of POPF can be reduced appreciably, and would benefit the innovation of derivatives around POPF.

Title: Digital Inheritance of POPF Based on Image Database and Identification Model

Authors: Guancan Yang1, Huilin Zhang1, Xiaomei Zhang1, Yue Yu1, Jie Yang1

1School of Information Resource Management, Renmin University of China

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Keywords: Pecking Opera Painted Faces (POPF), Intangible Cultural Heritage, Image Database, Identification Model.

Received: June 05, 2019 Reviewed: June 25, 2019 Final Accepted: July 17, 2019

Citiation: Yang, G., Zhang, H., Zhang, X., Yu, Y., Yang, J. (2019), Digital Inheritance of POPF Based on Image Database and Identification Model. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 9, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2019, pp. 315-322, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Lichao Liu, Shushu Zheng, Li Niu, Luolin Wang – Digital Preservation and Presentation of Institution Photo Archives: the Anhui University Memory Project Experience

Abstract. Institution photo archives are important digital resource with a large proportion of old photos, which makes them of great value in aspects of history and culture. Based on OAIS (Open Archival Information System) Model, the Anhui University Memory Project (AMP) designed and realized a Long-term Preservation Process, which included a series of standard procedures for lifecycle management. Then digital resource repository and digital memory site were developed according to demands of Anhui University for constructing and presenting memory. This paper aims to introduce the architecture and achievements of AMP, as well as the design and implementation of long-term preservation process and two distinctive ways of resource organization and memory presentation.

Title: Digital Preservation and Presentation of Institution Photo Archives: the Anhui University Memory Project Experience

Authors: Lichao Liu1,2, Shushu Zheng1, Li Niu1,2, Luolin Wang1

1School of Information Resource Management, Beijing, China

2Humanities Beijing Research Center, Renmin University of China

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Keywords: Digital Photo Archive, Digital Preservation, Digital Presentation, OAIS Model, Memory Construction.

Received: June 05, 2019 Reviewed: June 26, 2019 Final Accepted: July 16, 2019

Citiation: Liu, L., Zheng, S., Niu, L., Wang, L. (2019), Digital Preservation and Presentation of Institution Photo Archives: the Anhui University Memory Project Experience. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 9, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2019, pp. 323-330, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Alexander Herschung, Martin Oelgeklaus – File Format Migration as Digital Preservation Strategy – A Report on Practical Experiences

Abstract. The Open Archive Information System reference model is a first solution for handling the big number of digital documents. With startext SORI we created a ready-to-use software, based on the OAIS model. So files get prepared for the future, but like every model, there are still aspects to improve.

Title: File Format Migration as Digital Preservation Strategy – A Report on Practical Experiences

Authors: Alexander Herschung1, Martin Oelgeklaus1

1startext GmbH

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Keywords: Digital Archive, OAIS, Long-Time Preservation, Software.

Received: June 05, 2019 Reviewed: June 21, 2019 Final Accepted: July 01, 2019

Citiation: Herschung, A., Oelgeklaus, M. (2019), File Format Migration as Digital Preservation Strategy – A Report on Practical Experiences. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 9, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2019, pp. 331-336, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
331-336

Maria Teresa Artese, Isabella Gagliardi – Sharing ICH Archives: Integration of Online Inventories and Definition of Common Metadata

Abstract. We present here an ongoing study and experimentation of a system (QueryLab) able to query different inventories at the same time, providing a larger virtual collection that can be explored through intuitive and attractive search tools. The aim is twofold: overcome data silos archives and develop a common metadata able to collect lists of intangible cultural heritage that is not yet included in any online database.

Title: Sharing ICH Archives: Integration of Online Inventories and Definition of Common Metadata

Authors: Maria Teresa Artese1, Isabella Gagliardi1

1A CNR IMATI – Milano

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Keywords: Global and Local Archives, Multimodal Search Criteria, Open Archives, Storytelling, Common Metadata.

Received: May 25, 2019 Reviewed: June 26, 2019 Final Accepted: July 16, 2019

Citiation: Artese, M.T., Gagliardi, I. (2019), Sharing ICH Archives: Integration of Online Inventories and Definition of Common Metadata. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 9, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2019, pp. 337-344, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Xinyu An, Qi Zhou, Qianyun Xiong, Jiaqi Wang – Further Reflection on the Protection of Cultural Heritage: The AOH Project

Abstract. AOH (Animal Ornaments on House-ridges), as an important part of Chinese Traditional Architectural Decoration, have gradually formed a cultural system. Through the exploration of the cultural connotation behind them and the design of a serious game closely related, we hope to cultivate people's interest in AOH and achieve the sustainable preservation of animal ornaments.

Title: Further Reflection on the Protection of Cultural Heritage: The AOH Project

Authors: Xinyu An1, Qi Zhou2, Qianyun Xiong1, Jiaqi Wang1

1School of Information Resource Management, Renmin University of China

2School of Public Administration and Policy, Renmin University of China

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Keywords: Material Cultural Heritage, Animal Ornaments, Serious Game.

Received: June 05, 2019 Reviewed: June 25, 2019 Final Accepted: July 16, 2019

Citiation: An, X., Zhou, Q., Xiong, Q., Wang, J. (2019), Further Reflection on the Protection of Cultural Heritage: The AOH Project. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 9, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2019, pp. 345-352, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Neli Simeonova, Ivaylo Belovski, Georgi Torlakov – Preservation and Protection of Cultural Heritage through Digital Security System

Abstract. The preservation and protection of cultural heritage is of special importance nowadays. With the development of technologies, violation methods became more sophisticated. This requires taking stronger security measures for protection of museum items. The aim of the present paper is to present a design of digital security system for museum exhibits based on a microcontroller combined with sensors of different functions and principles of operation.

Title: Preservation and Protection of Cultural Heritage through Digital Security System

Authors: Neli Simeonova1, Ivaylo Belovski1, Georgi Torlakov1

1University "Prof. Dr. Assen Zlatarov"

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Keywords: Sensor Systems, Museum Security, Exhibits Protection.

Received: June 30, 2019 Reviewed: July 10, 2019 Final Accepted: July 22, 2019

Citiation: Simeonova, N., Belovski, I., Torlakov, G. (2019), Preservation and Protection of Cultural Heritage through Digital Security System. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 9, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2019, pp. 353-358, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Xiaoshuang Jia, Yuan Liang, Kexin Wang, Shengnan Yao, Leiqian Han, Xingzhuan Chai – Designing a Mini-Program for Culture Learning and Creative Product Customization: DIY RADP

Abstract. Taking Chinese royal architecture decorative patterns as an example, this paper explores an overall socioeconomic framework of culture learning and culture creative product customization as well as the technological framework for developing a WeChat mini-program. It highlights the results so far and the challenges of it.

Title: Designing a Mini-Program for Culture Learning and Creative Product Customization: DIY RADP

Authors: Xiaoshuang Jia1, Yuan Liang2, Kexin Wang1, Shengnan Yao1, Leiqian Han1, Xingzhuan Chai1

1School of Information Resource Management, Renmin University of China

2School of Art, Renmin University of China

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Keywords: Royal Architecture Decorative Patterns, Creative Product Customization, Mini-Program, Culture Learning.

Received: June 05, 2019 Reviewed: June 30, 2019 Final Accepted: July 24, 2019

Citiation: Jia, X., Liang, Y., Wang, K., Yao, S., Han, L., Chai, X. (2019), Designing a Mini-Program for Culture Learning and Creative Product Customization: DIY RADP. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 9, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2019, pp. 359-366, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Mariya Monova-Zheleva, Yanislav Zhelev, Radovesta Stewart – An Approach for Valorisation of the Emerging Tacit Knowledge and Cultural Heritage in Rural and Peripheral Communities

Abstract. Much of the European cultural heritage is embedded in rural areas and remote regions, often closely linked with the natural environment. As the culture sector evolves and changes due to digitization, so do the skills required of individuals active in the sector. These changes can only be met by relevant and demand-sensitive educational offers. The current paper presents the main outcomes achieved so far in the framework of the Erasmus+ Project VAL.oR “Tacit knowledge emerging for a sustainable valorization of the cultural heritage in rural and peripheral communities” aiming to propose new approach supporting and sustaining local and regional cultural heritage and the economic benefits for communities that result from well managed and organized festivals and events.

Title: An Approach for Valorisation of the Emerging Tacit Knowledge and Cultural Heritage in Rural and Peripheral Communities

Authors: Mariya Monova-Zheleva1, Yanislav Zhelev1, Radovesta Stewart2

1Burgas Free University

2RHM Burgas

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Keywords: Cultural Heritage, Intangible Cultural Heritage, Tacit Knowledge, Non-Formal Learning Accreditation.

Received: June 15, 2019 Reviewed: June 29, 2019 Final Accepted: July 05, 2019

Citiation: Monova-Zheleva, M., Zhelev, Y., Stewart, R. (2019), An Approach for Valorisation of the Emerging Tacit Knowledge and Cultural Heritage in Rural and Peripheral Communities. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 9, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2019, pp. 367-374, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Ivan Kratchanov – Sustainable Development of the Practices of Digitization in National Library “Ivan Vazov” – Plovdiv

Abstract. National Library “Ivan Vazov” in Plovdiv is the second largest library in Bulgaria. It is established as the second national depository of Bulgarian printed output and has contributed significantly to the preservation of the national cultural and historical heritage. This article offers an overview of the library’s history and current developments in the field of automation and digitization.

Title: Sustainable Development of the Practices of Digitization in National Library “Ivan Vazov” – Plovdiv

Authors: Ivan Kratchanov1

1National Library “Ivan Vazov”

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Keywords: Digitization, Plovdiv, Cultural Heritage, Digital Library.

Received: July 01, 2019 Reviewed: July 10, 2019 Final Accepted: July 23, 2019

Citiation: Kratchanov, I. (2019), Sustainable Development of the Practices of Digitization in National Library “Ivan Vazov” – Plovdiv. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 9, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2019, pp. 375-382, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Dimitar Iliev, Elina Boeva, Polina Yordanova – Challenges and Perspectives in Creating a Digital Epigraphy Collection Using TEI XML and Front-end Services

Abstract. The article presents the main tools and methods applied in the creation of the Telamon database of the ancient Greek inscriptions from Bulgaria encoded in TEI XML. The work so far on the project is reported, the modifications to the existing services are enumerated and some future perspectives are discussed.

Title: Challenges and Perspectives in Creating a Digital Epigraphy Collection Using TEI XML and Front-end Services

Authors: Dimitar Iliev1, Elina Boeva1, Polina Yordanova2

1Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski"

2University of Helsinki

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Keywords: Digital Epigraphy, TEI XML, EpiDoc, Front-end Services.

Received: June 05, 2019 Reviewed: July 16, 2019 Final Accepted: August 04, 2019

Citiation: Iliev, D., Boeva, E., Yordanova, P. (2019), Challenges and Perspectives in Creating a Digital Epigraphy Collection Using TEI XML and Front-end Services. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 9, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2019, pp. 383-390, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Petros Alvanitopoulos, Sotiris Diplaris, Beatrice de Gelder, Alexander Shvets, Maurice Benayoun, Panagiota Koulali, Ayman Moghnieh, Yash Shekhawat, Christos Stentoumis, Tyson Hosmer, Refik Anadol, Marta Borreguero, Alejandro Martin, Piera Sciama, Kostas Avgerinakis, Panagiotis Petrantonakis, Alexia Briassouli, Simon Mille, Anastasios Tellios, Luis Fraguada, Holger Sprengel, Ilias Kalisperakis, Nestor Cabanas, Spiridon Nikolopoulos, Stavros Skouras, Verena Vogler, Despoina Zavraka, Jens Piesk, Lazaros Grammatikopoulos, Leo Wanner, Tobias Klein, Stefanos Vrochidis, Ioannis Kompatsiaris – MindSpaces: Art-driven Adaptive Outdoors and Indoors Design

Abstract. MindSpaces provides solutions for creating functionally and emotionally appealing architectural designs in urban spaces. Social media services, physiological sensing devices and video cameras provide data from sensing environments. State-of-the-Art technology including VR, 3D design tools, emotion extraction, visual behaviour analysis, and textual analysis will be incorporated in MindSpaces platform for analysing data and adapting the design of spaces.

Title: MindSpaces: Art-driven Adaptive Outdoors and Indoors Design

Authors: Petros Alvanitopoulos1, Sotiris Diplaris1, Beatrice de Gelder2, Alexander Shvets3, Maurice Benayoun13, Panagiota Koulali4, Ayman Moghnieh5, Yash Shekhawat6, Christos Stentoumis7, Tyson Hosmer8, Refik Anadol9, Marta Borreguero10, Alejandro Martin11, Piera Sciama12, Kostas Avgerinakis1, Panagiotis Petrantonakis1, Alexia Briassouli2, Simon Mille3, Anastasios Tellios4, Luis Fraguada5, Holger Sprengel6, Ilias Kalisperakis7, Nestor Cabanas10, Spiridon Nikolopoulos1, Stavros Skouras5, Verena Vogler5, Despoina Zavraka4, Jens Piesk6, Lazaros Grammatikopoulos7, Leo Wanner3, Tobias Klein13, Stefanos Vrochidis1, Ioannis Kompatsiaris1

1Centre for Research and Technology Hellas

2Universiteit Maastricht

3Universitat Pompeu Fabra

4Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

5McNeel Europe SL

6Nurogames

7UP2METRIC

8Zaha Hadid Architects

9analogNative

10Ajuntament de L’ Hospitalet de Llobregrat

11Espronceda

12E-Seniors

13City University of Hong Kong

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Keywords: Virtual Reality (VR), Visual Behavior Analysis, 3D reconstruction, Emotion extraction, Style transfer, Text Analysis.

Received: June 05, 2019 Reviewed: June 24, 2019 Final Accepted: August 20, 2019

Citiation: Alvanitopoulos, P., Diplaris, S., Gelder, B., Shvets, A., Benayoun, M., Koulali, P., Moghnieh, A., Shekhawat, Y., Stentoumis, C., Hosmer, T., Anado, R., Borreguero, M., Martin, A., Sciama, P., Avgerinakis, K., Petrantonakis, P., Briassouli, A., Mille, S., Tellios, A., Fraguada, L., Sprengel, H., Kalisperakis, I., Cabanas, N., Nikolopoulos, S., Skouras, S., Vogler, V., Zavraka, D., Piesk, J., Grammatikopoulos, L., Wanner, L., Klein, T., Vrochidis, S., Kompatsiaris, I. (2019), MindSpaces: Art-driven Adaptive Outdoors and Indoors Design. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 9, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2019, pp. 391-400, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Workshops and Information Days

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Peter Stanchev, Karina Angelieva, Yanita Zherkova, Radoslav Pavlov, George Simeonov – The Tenth National Information Day: Open Science, Open Data, Open Access, Bulgarian Open Science Cloud

Abstract. The paper presents the current state of Bulgarian Open access (OA) activities on Open Science, Open Data, Open Access and Bulgarian Open Science Cloud. Discussion points for the Tenth National Information Day are highlighted.

Title: The Tenth National Information Day: Open Science, Open Data, Open Access, Bulgarian Open Science Cloud

Authors: Peter Stanchev1,2, Karina Angelieva3, Yanita Zherkova3, Radoslav Pavlov1, George Simeonov1

1Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

2Kettering University

3Ministry of Education and Science, Bulgaria

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Keywords: Open Access, Access to Knowledge, Open Science, European Open Science Cloud, Bulgarian Open Science Cloud.

Received: June 30, 2019 Reviewed: July 10, 2019 Final Accepted: July 22, 2019

Citiation: Stanchev, P., Angelieva, K., Zherkova, Y., Pavlov, R., Simeonov, G. (2019), The Tenth National Information Day: Open Science, Open Data, Open Access, Bulgarian Open Science Cloud. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 9, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2019, pp. 403-408, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Radoslav Pavlov, Desislava Paneva-Marinova, Detelin Luchev, Lubomir Zlatkov – Workshop on Serious Games and their Educational Applications

Abstract. The workshop on Serious Games and their Educational Applicationspresents outcomes of the National Scientific Program “Cultural and Historical Heritage, National Memory and Social Development”, funded by the Ministry of Education and Science (approved by DCM No 577 of 17 August 2018), achieved during the first year under the Work Package No. 4 “Activities for the Development of Scientific and Scientific-Applied Products” (Activity "Digitization and virtualization of cultural heritage"). The workshop outlines also some future trends for educational applications of serious games.

Title: Workshop on Serious Games and their Educational Applications

Authors: Radoslav Pavlov1, Desislava Paneva-Marinova1, Detelin Luchev1, Lubomir Zlatkov1

1Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

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Keywords: Serious Games, Gamification, Educational Application, CulturalHeritage.

Received: June 28, 2019 Reviewed: July 15, 2019 Final Accepted: July 23, 2019

Citiation: Pavlov, R., Paneva-Marinova, D., Luchev, D., Zlatkov, L. (2019), Workshop on Serious Games and their Educational Applications. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 9, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2019, pp. 409-410, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage.

Volume 7, Sofia : Institute of Mathematics and Informatics at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 2017

Preface

Table of Contents

 

Alexandros Kontarinis, Claudia Marinica, Dan Vodislav, Karine Zeitouni, Anne Krebs, Dimitris Kotzinos – Towards a Better Understanding of Museum Visitors’ Behavior through Indoor Trajectory Analysis

Abstract. Nowadays, electronic museum guides have evolved to a point that can act as navigational and informational devices in the museum context; thus they also enable the collection of large volumes of spatiotemporal visitor movement data, from which individual visitor trajectories can be extracted and analyzed. These trajectories have individual characteristics expressed through unique semantics in each museum context (based on the museum, its exhibits and its visitors) and they are restricted in an indoor environment that provides additional constraints. This work presents the benefits, the challenges, and a direction for studying museum visitor movements through context-aware indoor trajectory modeling, mining and analysis.

Title: Towards a Better Understanding of Museum Visitors’ Behavior through Indoor Trajectory Analysis

Authors: Alexandros Kontarinis1,2, Claudia Marinica1, Dan Vodislav1, Karine Zeitouni2, Anne Krebs3, Dimitris Kotzinos1

1
ETIS UMR 8051, Université Paris Seine, Université de Cergy-Pontoise, ENSEA, CNRS, F-95000, Cergy, France
2 DAVID, Université Paris-Saclay, Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, F-78035, Versailles, France
3 Centre Dominique-Vivant Denon, Direction de la recherche et des collections, Musée du Louvre, F-75058, Paris, France

alexandros.kontarinis @ ensea.fr, {claudia.marinica,dan.vodislav,dimitrios.kotzinos} @ u-cergy.fr, anne.krebs @ louvre.fr, karine.zeitouni @ uvsq.fr

Keywords: Indoor Trajectories, Trajectory Mining, Movement Patterns, Mobility Patterns, Museum Experience.

Received: July 13, 2017 Reviewed: July 27, 2017 Final Accepted: August 02, 2017

Citation: Kontarinis, A., Marinica, C., Vodislav, D., Zeitouni, K., Krebs, A. Kotzinos, D. (2017), Towards a Better Understanding of Museum Visitors’ Behavior through Indoor Trajectory Analysis. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 7, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2017, pp. 19-30, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Desislava Paneva-Marinova, Maxim Goynov, Detelin Luchev – Multimedia Digital Library as a Constructive Block in Ecosystems for Digital Cultural Assets

Abstract. Libraries have always been a valuable source of knowledge. The technology evolution transformed the traditional libraries into digital ones which arose the need of efficient serve of the huge amount of information that now exists in the form of digitized content. The focus of the monographic study “Multimedia Digital Library: Constructive Block in Ecosystems for Digital Cultural Assets. Basic Functionality and Services” is on the search of innovations especially in areas and subareas relevant to digital library data management and processing—innovative and creative tools for approaching cultural assets, applications and services for better access and exploiting of the rich and diverse digital cultural heritage in a sustainable way, intelligent curation, creative use/re-use and remix, reinterpretation, study, understanding, analysis, personalization, adaptation, semantics, etc. The research deals with important issues of handling data directly, affecting the economy (as presented by creative and re-creative industry), the public sector (cultural institutions—museums, libraries, galleries, etc.), education, and society as a whole.

Title: Multimedia Digital Library as a Constructive Block in Ecosystems for Digital Cultural Assets

Authors: Desislava Paneva-Marinova, Maxim Goynov, Detelin Luchev

Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria

dessi @ cc.bas.bg, goynov @ gmail.com, dml @ math.bas.bg

Keywords: Cultural Heritage, Data Management, Data Processing, Data visualization, Digital Culture, Digital libraries, e-Learning, Services, Ecosystems for Digital Cultural Assets

Received: June 5, 2017 Reviewed: June 15, 2017 Final Accepted: June 20, 2017

Citation: Paneva-Marinova, D., Goynov, M., Luchev, L. (2017), Multimedia Digital Library as a Constructive Block in Ecosystems for Digital Cultural Assets. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 7, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2017, pp. 31-40, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Boyan Bontchev, Radina Panayotova – Generation of Educational 3D Maze Games for Carpet Handicraft in Bulgaria

Abstract. Serious video games applied for learning purposes play a significant and important role for the modern technology enhanced education. The paper presents an educational 3D maze video game dedicated to the development of carpet fabrication in Bulgaria since 17th century until modern days. The game was automatically generated by means of declarative description of the maze processed by an open software tool named Maze Builder and built on top of Unity game platform and specially designed for automatic generation and easy modification of maze video games. There are explained the maze game design process, the educational tasks embedded into the maze, and a practical experiment conducted with the generated game. The initial results obtained from these experiments are very positive and encouraging with regard of playability of such educational mazes and, as well, concerning their easy and straightforward generation by educators, who are not IT professionals.

Title: Generation of Educational 3D Maze Games for Carpet Handicraft in Bulgaria

Authors: Boyan Bontchev, Radina Panayotova

Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, Sofia University, Bulgaria

bbontchev @ fmi.uni-sofia.bg, radinai @ gmail.com

Keywords: Video Game, Maze, Generation, Education, Carpet

Received: July 21, 2017 Reviewed: July 28, 2017 Final Accepted: August 02, 2017

Citation: Bontchev, B., Panayotova, R. (2017), Generation of Educational 3D Maze Games for Carpet Handicraft in Bulgaria. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 7, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2017, pp. 41-52, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Svetla Baykoucheva – Designing a Science Information Literacy Program for the Digital Age

Abstract. The rapid growth of scientific information is presenting many challenges to researchers and students, who need to learn to use new tools and approaches for finding and managing scientific literature and research data more efficiently. This paper describes a large-scale information literacy program implemented at the University of Maryland College Park (USA), which has trained more than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students how to use new digital technologies to find, filter, manage, share, and communicate scientific information.

Title: Designing a Science Information Literacy Program for the Digital Age

Author: Svetla Baykoucheva

White Memorial Chemistry Library, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20752, USA

sbaykouc @ umd.edu

Keywords: Science Information Literacy, Bibliographic Management, Electronic Laboratory Notebooks (ELNs), eScience

Received: June 30, 2017 Reviewed: July 09, 2017 Final Accepted: July 16, 2017

Citation: Baykoucheva, S. (2017), Designing a Science Information Literacy Program for the Digital Age. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 7, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2017, pp. 53-62, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Gita Senka – Digital Technology Products in Arts and Entertainment: a New Business Paradigm for e-Learning

Abstract. The paper represents study into who engages with culture subject studies online and via mobile, looking at available products, marketing patterns, customer behavior, attitudes, barriers and future trends.

Title: Digital Technology Products in Arts and Entertainment: a New Business Paradigm for e-Learning

Author: Gita Senka

Latvia Culture College, Riga, Latvia

gita.senka @ lkk.gov.lv

Keywords: Digital Audiences, e-Learning products, Digital strategy

Received: June 5, 2017 Reviewed: June 15, 2017 Final Accepted: June 20, 2017

Citation: Senka, G. (2017), Digital Technology Products in Arts and Entertainment: a New Business Paradigm for e-Learning. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 7, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2017, pp. 63-67, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Olga V. Kirillova – Scopus Database as a Source of Representing Bulgarian Science to the International Academic Community: The Present and Future Prospects

Abstract. The assessment of research performance using international abstract and citation databases, or so-called global citation indexes, is currently the key criterion against which the advance of science is measured practically in all countries. In 2004 the publishing company Elsevier launched a new database – Scopus, which became a major competitor with the reputable resource Web of Science operating since 1964. Developing very successfully, Scopus has become the leading and largest abstract and citation database in the world. The indicators and data provided by Scopus are used in international university rankings and, in general, in the performance assessment of researchers, scientific schools, organizations and countries all over the world. The sources of such information are publications coming from over 150 countries, both from leading international journals and publishing houses, as well as from regional titles indexed in international data-bases. This paper sets out to characterize the Scopus database as a whole, along with its categories and inclusion criteria. Bulgarian Scopus publications and titles are analyzed, with the information about 48 Bulgarian journals reviewed for inclusion and included in Scopus given. The number of Bulgarian journals included in Scopus is expected to rise, provided that international publication standards and Scopus requirements are met.

Title: Scopus Database as a Source of Representing Bulgarian Science to the International Academic Community: The Present and Future Prospects

Author: Olga V. Kirillova

National Electronic Information Consortium (NEICON), Moscow, Russia and Association of Science Editors and Publishers (ASEP), Moscow, Russia

ovkir @ list.ru

Keywords: Information Resources, Abstract Databases, Citation Indexes, Scopus, Scholarly Journals, Indexing, Evaluation, Selection, Criteria, Research Assessment, Bulgaria

Received: June 10, 2017 Reviewed: July 02, 2017 Final Accepted: July 15, 2017

Citation: Kirillova, O. V. (2017), Scopus Database as a Source of Representing Bulgarian Science to the International Academic Community: The Present and Future Prospects.Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 7, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2017, pp. 69-78, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Еlena Pavlovska – Digital Object Identifier (DOI) – an Important Element in Scientific Communication

Abstract. Digital object identifier (DOI), which appeared in the late 1990s, allows users to immediately find on the Internet the digital object they are interested in – an article, book, journal, dissertation, etc. Nowadays the DOI technology is widely used by foreign publishers. The availability of DOI in scientific documents, as well as the inclusion of DOI in bibliographic references in the literature, has already become a mandatory requirement for journals indexed in the Web of Science and Scopus databases. Unfortunately, DOI is included only by some journals published in Bulgaria. The article presents some new opportunities which DOI opens not only to scientific journals, but also to authors

Title: Digital Object Identifier (DOI) – an Important Element in Scientific Communication

Author: Еlena Pavlovska

Index Information Center, Hristo Belchev Str., 2, 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria

e.pavlovska @ index2000.bg

Keywords: Digital Object Identifier (DOI), Scientific Communication, CrossRef, Scientific Journal, Article, ResearcherID , ORCID.

Received: July 13, 2017 Reviewed: July 30, 2017 Final Accepted: August 10, 2017

Citation: Pavlovska, E. (2017), Digital Object Identifier (DOI) – an Important Element in Scientific Communication.Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 7, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2017, pp. 79-85, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Feng Zhao, Soo Choon Loy – A Practical Approach to Ascertaining the Accuracy and Resolution of Post Rendered 3D Models Acquired Originally via 3D Digitization

Abstract. 3D digitization is becoming the norm in the preservation of tangible cultural properties be it movable or immovable. In the case of mobile cultural objects, 3D models are normally acquired through non-destructive methods such as photogrammetry or 3D scanning using structured light or laser. The continuing improvements in scanning equipment which result in higher accuracy and resolution can be translated to mean higher level of 3D data acquired. At times, the quantity of 3D data of a single model can get too large and beyond what a normal workstation can process. This is where optimization comes in. However, the level of optimization will vary to suit the final purpose or usage of the 3D model. During optimization, the resulting optimized 3D model is bound to suffer from some level of data loss when compared to the original 3D model acquired directly from laser scanning. This paper discusses a practical method devised by Amber Digital Solutions in maintaining a high level of accuracy of the final optimized model for national archival purposes which requires the highest form of quality.

Title: A Practical Approach to Ascertaining the Accuracy and Resolution of Post Rendered 3D Models Acquired Originally via 3D Digitization

Authors: Feng Zhao, Soo Choon Loy

Amber Digital Solutions Co., Ltd., Beijing, Shijingshan District, 19 Jingyuan Road, Block 4, 10 Floor, Room 1001, Postal Code: 100043

zhaofeng @ amberdigit.com, scloy @ amberdigit.com

Keywords: 3D Models, 3D Scanning, 3D Digitization, 3D Optimization, 3D Accuracy

Received: May 16, 2017 Reviewed: June 21, 2017 Final Accepted: June 26, 2017

Citation: Zhao, Z., Loy, S. C. (2017), A Practical Approach to Ascertaining the Accuracy and Resolution of Post Rendered 3D Models Acquired Originally via 3D Digitization. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 7, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2017, pp. 89-105, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Rodica-Mariana Ion, Valentin Gurgu, Ioan Alin Bucurica, Sofia Teodorescu, Mihaela-Lucia Ion, Dana Postolache, Ioan Darida – 3D-Reconstruction of the Complex Stuccoes from Patrimony Buildings

Abstract. The paper deals with 3D scanning techniques and instruments to survey the complex stuccoes from the architectural building Nanu-Muscel from Bucharest. EXAscan Portable 3D Laser Scanner has been used to exploit the advantages of the 3D surveying techniques and produce digital models and other geometric representations useful for the protection of historic architectures and a correct solution for their restoration. After the parameterization, the scanning of two stucco-objects surface yielded to a network of points. The program analyzes the points and joins them, so the final result being the scanned object in electronic format (digitized), by "Digitized Shape Editor" module in the Catia program. The not useful surfaces have been removed and for the symmetrical reconstruction the mirroring operation was applied.

Title: 3D-Reconstruction of the Complex Stuccoes from Patrimony Buildings

Authors: Rodica-Mariana Ion1,2, Valentin Gurgu3, Ioan Alin Bucurica3, Sofia Teodorescu3, Mihaela-Lucia Ion1, Dana Postolache4, Ioan Darida4

1 Valahia University of Targoviste, Faculty of Materials Engineering and Mechanics, 13 Sinaia Alley, 130004, Targoviste, Romania
2 National Institute of Research and Development for Chemistry and Petrochemistry – ICECHIM, 202 Splaiul Independentei, 060021, Bucharest, Romania
3 Valahia University of Targoviste, Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Science and Technology, 13 Sinaia Alley, 130004, Targoviste, Romania
4 S.C. DANART SRL, 73, Sandu-Aldea Constantin Str., 012062, Bucharest, Romania

rodica_ion2000 @ yahoo.co.uk

Keywords: 3D Scanning, Stucco, EXAscan Portable 3D Laser Scanner

Received: June 20, 2017 Reviewed: July 05, 2017 Final Accepted: July 11, 2017

Citation: Ion, R., Gurgu, V., Bucurica, I. A., Teodorescu, S., Ion, M., Postolache, D., Darida, I. (2017), 3D-Reconstruction of the Complex Stuccoes from Patrimony Buildings. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 7, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2017, pp. 107-112, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Detelin Luchev, Desislava Paneva-Marinova, Radoslav Pavlov, Lilia Pavlova, Zsolt László Márkus, Gábor Kaposi, Tibor Szkaliczki, Miklós Veres – Presenting Bulgarian Cultural and Historical Sites with Panorama Pictures

Abstract. The paper presents the application of panorama pictures for presenting cultural heritage sites in an attractive way. High-resolution interactive spherical panorama pictures of several famous locations (churches, museum, bridges) in Veliko Tarnovo region, Bulgaria, and presentation tools on both – mobile application and web pages, were created in a cooperation of MTA SZTAKI and IMI BAS under a joint research project. The paper introduces the latest developments related to the integration of the panorama picture viewer on multiple platforms and specific implementations of panorama pictures presentations.

Title: Presenting Bulgarian Cultural and Historical Sites with Panorama Pictures

Authors: Detelin Luchev1, Desislava Paneva-Marinova1, Radoslav Pavlov1, Lilia Pavlova2, Zsolt László Márkus3, Gábor Kaposi3, Tibor Szkaliczki3, Miklós Veres3

1 Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IMI-BAS), 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria, Acad. G. Bonchev st. Bl. 8.
2 Laboratory of Telematics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria
3 Institute for Computer Science and Control, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA SZTAKI), H-1111 Budapest, Hungary, Kende u. 13-17.

dml @ math.bas.bg, dessi @ cc.bas.bg, radko @ cc.bas.bg, lilia.pavlova @ gmail.com, {markus.zsolt, kaposi.gabor, szkaliczki.tibor, veres.miklos} @ sztaki.mta.hu

Keywords: Mobile Application, Panorama Picture, Virtual Reality

Received: June 19, 2017 Reviewed: June 30, 2017 Final Accepted: July 05, 2017

Citation: Luchev, D., Paneva-Marinova, D., Pavlov, R., Pavlova, L., Márkus, Z. L., Kaposi, G., Szkaliczki, T., Veres, M. (2017), Presenting Bulgarian Cultural and Historical Sites with Panorama Pictures. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 7, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2017, pp.113-122, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Ambrus Gönczi, Zsolt László Márkus, Gábor Kaposi, Tibor Szkaliczki, Miklós Veres – Thematic Walk and Competition in Budapest

Abstract. The paper presents a guided smartphone walk (Attila József Literary Walk) and its latest supplements, based in district 9 of Budapest. The thematic guided walk developed 2 years ago covers the scenes of the childhood of the poet Attila József. Several interactive games related to the life of the poet were developed and integrated into the application. This April, the developers of the walk prepared and arranged a special orientation field competition based on the mobile games for students studying in the district.

Title: Thematic Walk and Competition in Budapest

Authors: Ambrus Gönczi1, Zsolt László Márkus2, Gábor Kaposi2, Tibor Szkaliczki2, Miklós Veres2

1 Ferencváros Local History Collection, Budapest, H-1092, Budapest, Hungary, Ráday u. 18.
2 Institute for Computer Science and Control, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA SZTAKI), H-1111 Budapest, Hungary, Kende u. 13-17.

gonczister @ gmail.com, {markus.zsolt, kaposi.gabor, szkaliczki.tibor, miklos.veres} @ sztaki.mta.hu

Keywords: Mobile Applications, Tourist Guide Application, Interactive Games, Literature Education

Received: June 21, 2017 Reviewed: July 03, 2017 Final Accepted: July 08, 2017

Citation: Gönczi, A., Márkus, Z. L., Kaposi, G., Szkaliczki, T., Veres, M. (2017), Thematic Walk and Competition in Budapest. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 7, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2017, pp. 123-132, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Galya Georgieva-Tsaneva, Galina Bogdanova, Negoslav Subev – Characteristics of Interactivity and Using the Interactive Technologies in System North+

Abstract. The present study examines the interactivity, categories and levels of interactivity and its various forms in the digital environment. The issue of the characteristics of interactive learning communication has been investigated. The study outlines the specificities of ensuring the integration and interactive representation of cultural heritage artifacts in the North+ region. The problems of people with visual difficulties in accessing interactive systems and digital cultural heritage are being addressed.

Title: Characteristics of Interactivity and Using the Interactive Technologies in System North+

Authors: Galya Georgieva-Tsaneva1, Galina Bogdanova2, Negoslav Subev2

1 Institute of Robotics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria
2 Institute of Mathematics and informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria

galicaneva @ abv.bg, g.bogdanova @ gmail.com, negi4a @ gmail.com

Keywords: Interactive Systems, Cultural Heritage, Interactive Learning System

Received: June 15, 2017 Reviewed: June 28, 2017 Final Accepted: July 03, 2017

Citation: Georgieva-Tsaneva, G., Bogdanova, G., Subev, N. (2017), Characteristics of Interactivity and Using the Interactive Technologies in System North+.Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 7, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2017, pp. 133-141, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Radovesta Stewart, Maria Zheleva-Monova, Yanislav Zhelev – Expanding the Knowledge Base and Development of New Skills of Museum Specialists in Line with the Digital Era

Abstract. The absence of adequate training is one of the main problems for museum specialists in the process of digitalization of tangible and intangible cultural heritage. The first part of the paper presents the main results of a survey related to the topic among the staff of Regional historical museum Burgas. The second half discuss-es the paradigm of Massive open online courses (MOOC) as one innovative and flexible solution for continuing vocational education and training. Presented are the results of a large scale research conducted in the framework of BizMOOC project regarding the usage of MOOCs for corporate training in European organizations including cultural institutions such as museums, libraries, archives etc.

Title: Expanding the Knowledge Base and Development of New Skills of Museum Specialists in Line with the Digital Era

Authors: Radovesta Stewart1, Maria Zheleva-Monova2, Yanislav Zhelev2

1 Regional historical museum - Burgas, Bulgaria
2 Burgas Free University, Burgas, Bulgaria

radadeva @ yahoo.com, mariya @ zhelev.com, jelev @ bfu.bg

Keywords: Vocational Education, Corporate Training, Digitalization, Museum Specialists, MOOC, Digital Skills.

Received: June 26, 2017 Reviewed: July 10, 2017 Final Accepted: August 02, 2017

Citation: Stewart, R., Zheleva-Monova, M., Zhelev, Y. (2017), Expanding the Knowledge Base and Development of New Skills of Museum Specialists in Line with the Digital Era. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 7, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2017, pp. 143-157, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Michela Tramonti – Reinforcing Learning Setting through the Use of Digital Tools

Abstract. The tremendous digital revolution is generating, in our society, complex trans-formations in teaching and learning setting. This will conduct innovation in education towards a new quality. This paper presents some possible examples on how digital tools can be introduced and used to make a learning setting more effective.

Title: Reinforcing Learning Setting through the Use of Digital Tools

Author: Michela Tramonti

Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Science, Sofia, Bulgaria and EU-Track - European Training and Research Association for Cooperation Key to Business, Terracina, Italy

m.tramonti @ eu-track.eu

Keywords: Digital Tools, Learning/Teaching Settings, Learning Approach

Received: May 28, 2017 Reviewed: June 15, 2017 Final Accepted: June 25, 2017

Citation: Tramonti, M. (2017), Reinforcing Learning Setting through the Use of Digital Tools Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 7, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2017, pp. 159-167, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Stefka Kovacheva, Ludmila Dimitrova – An E-Learning Environment – a Tool for Presentation of Knowledge about Bulgarian Cultural Heritage Sites

Abstract. The article describes an interactive software environment for learning as an accessible tool to supplement the learning content. The environment, under development, is in line with the State Educational Standards (SES) of educational content for the cycle Social Sciences and Civic Education. The E-learning environment uses a database those objects describe Bulgarian architectural heritage under the protection of UNESCO. The project focuses on understanding by design of new learning content and its application to educational courses on the history and culture of Bulgaria.

Title: An E-Learning Environment – a Tool for Presentation of Knowledge about Bulgarian Cultural Heritage Sites

Authors: Stefka Kovacheva, Ludmila Dimitrova

Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria

kovacheva.stefka @ gmail.com, ludmila @ cc.bas.bg

Keywords: Cultural Heritage, Database, Digital Dictionary, Digital Object, E-Learning Environment, Interactive Software, Taxonomy, UNESCO.

Received: June 15, 2017 Reviewed: June 30, 2017 Final Accepted: July 05, 2017

Citation: Kovacheva, S., Dimitrova, L. (2017), An E-Learning Environment – a Tool for Presentation of Knowledge about Bulgarian Cultural Heritage Sites Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 7, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2017, pp. 169-179, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Elena Zaharieva-Stoyanova, Stefan Bozov – Application of XML-based Language for Digital Representation of Crochet Symbols

Abstract. This paper views the problems related to the development of crochet software. It presents an extension of PKF - XML-based language for digital representation of crochet patterns. Its purpose is to develop a uniform and platform independent description of simple graphic primitives corresponding to different types of stitches. Due to the crochet symbols’ features the suggested format is particularly suitable for their description. Graphic primitives are described in vector format, character transformations are allowed, and there are possibilities for creating combinations of symbols, called clusters – major components in crochet diagram.The XML language can be built on crochet software.

Title: Application of XML-based Language for Digital Representation of Crochet Symbols

Authors: Elena Zaharieva-Stoyanova, Stefan Bozov

Technical University of Gabrovo, 4, H. Dimitar Str., 5300, Gabrovo, Bulgaria

zaharieva @ tugab.bg, stefan.bozov @ outlook.com

Keywords: Crochet Software, Knitting Software, CAD Systems, XML, Home Crafts, Digitalization, Computer-aided Design.

Received: June 20, 2017 Reviewed: July 05, 2017 Final Accepted: July 24, 2017

Citation: Zaharieva-Stoyanova, E., Bozov, S. (2017), Application of XML-based Language for Digital Representation of Crochet Symbols. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 7, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2017, pp. 181-189, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Magdelena Stoyanova, Lilia Pavlova – Deep Belief Networks for Multimodal, Images-based Non Contact Material Characterization

Abstract. Our growing cognisance about the chemo-physical properties of electromagnetic waves and of their interaction with various materials provides expanding range of possibilities for quantification and non contact material characterization even in difficult to computation, « non-standard » domains as this of the cultural heritage. This review - thematically part of the IFIDA project dedicated to digitization of archaeometric and conservation-restoration praxis - deals with the possibilities latest neuroinformatic methods offer for a more efficient and fast interrogation, understanding and classification of multi-modal spectral records of paintings on various supports. The workflow followed during their routine non destructive (ND) analysis by human experts is described in terms of specific technical characteristics, research objectives and concrete application for the artworks' characterization as a prototype to simulate artificially. References to techniques for high semantic level information extraction from low-level features are suggested. The strengths and limitations in application of Deep Belief Networks (DBNs) for compression, visualization and data recognition are also considered. Examples of most appropriate architectures and topological maps of Deep Learning Networks for interpretation of UV, IR, XR, β, γ and CT records performing simple characterization and classification tasks - from single layer perceptron to multi-layer deep belief neural networks for unlabelled data - are presented and explained.

Title: Deep Belief Networks for Multimodal, Images-based Non Contact Material Characterization

Authors: Magdelena Stoyanova1, Lilia Pavlova2

1 CISBI Ca’ Foscari University, Venice, Italy
2 Laboratory of Telematics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria

mgstoyanova @ hotmail.it, lilia.pavlova @ gmail.com

Keywords: Deep Belief Networks, Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, Knowledge Extraction

Received: June 14, 2017 Reviewed: July 01, 2017 Final Accepted: July 07, 2017

Citation: Stoyanova, M., Pavlova, L. (2017), Deep Belief Networks for Multimodal, Images-based Non Contact Material Characterization. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 7, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2017, pp. 191-204, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Alexander Herschung, Marit Kleinmanns – Accession of Unstructured File Collections

Abstract. Unstructured file collections will keep archives increasingly busy, as the digitisation of the workplace as well as the private correspondence proceeds. But the archiving of this kind of data requires a lot of time and personnel. startext COMO is a software tool that helps to organize and evaluate unstructured file collections.

Title: Accession of Unstructured File Collections

Authors: Alexander Herschung, Marit Kleinmanns

startext GmbH, Dottendorfer Straße 86, 53129 Bonn, Germany

Alexander.Herschung @ startext.de, Marit.Kleinmanns @ startext.de

Keywords: Digitisation, Digital Long Term Preservation, Unstructured File Collections

Received: June 02, 2017 Reviewed: June 25, 2017 Final Accepted: July 11, 2017

Citation: Herschung, A., Kleinmanns, M. (2017), Accession of Unstructured File Collections. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 7, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2017, pp. 207-214, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Galina Bogdanova, Todor Todorov, Stefka Kancheva – Virtual Museum of Russian Bells in Bulgaria

Abstract. The aim of our research is to trace and passport the Russian bells in Bulgaria on the way of the Russian troops from the Danube to Shipka, given in gratitude for the help provided during the Russian-Turkish War (1877-1878). We base our research on previous similar projects that we have successfully completed. In this paper we formulate stages of our project and present current situation in their completeness.

Title: Virtual Museum of Russian Bells in Bulgaria

Authors: Galina Bogdanova1, Todor Todorov1,2, Stefka Kancheva2

1 Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria
2 St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

g.bogdanova @ gmail.com, todorvt @ abv.bg, stefany_k @ abv.bg

Keywords: Bells, Campanology, Passportization, Digitalization, Virrtual Museum

Received: June 15, 2017 Reviewed: June 30, 2017 Final Accepted: July 05, 2017

Citation: Bogdanova, B., Todorov, T., Kancheva, S. (2017), Virtual Museum of Russian Bells in Bulgaria.Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 7, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2017, pp. 215-221, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Alexandra Nikolova, Vladimir Georgiev – A Method for Assessing the Development of Children under Six Years of Age

Abstract. In this paper we propose a method for monitoring and evaluating the development and early education of children under the age of six by using historical and cultural heritage objects. We begin with outlining several problems identified in our research and then describe the internals of our method. Last, we define an architecture for and describe the characteristics of an online platform for managing the full process assessing and improving skills of young kids.

Title: A Method for Assessing the Development of Children under Six Years of Age.

Authors: Alexandra Nikolova1, Vladimir Georgiev2

1 Shield UI Ltd, Sofia, Bulgaria
2 American University in Bulgaria, Department of Computer Science, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria

Keywords: e-Learning for Kids, Children Development, Skill Improvement

Received: June 14, 2017 Reviewed: July 01, 2017 Final Accepted: July 28, 2017

Citation: Nikolova, A., Georgiev, V. (2017), A Method for Assessing the Development of Children under Six Years of Age. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 7, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2017, pp. 223-227, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Darina Ilieva, Gabriela Vaptzarova – Research Project for the Preservation of the Cultural and Historical Heritage

Abstract. The exceptional contribution of Felix Kanitz to Bulgarian scientific and cultural development is an occasion to present to Bulgarian and European public his artistic and documentary heritage, to turn again our attention to the personality and the significant achievements of the great explorer of the Balkans in the 60s and 70s of the nineteenth century. Kanitz`s imagery and literary heritage belong to the most valuable elements of our material and spiritual culture. In the prospect of association of our society to the European community Kanitz`s works should be understandably promoted in the scientific space so as to point out Felix Kanitz`s cultural contributions to Bulgaria and to better identify his relationship with both the national Bulgarian identity and the Balkans and European nations. The artistic works and literary heritage of F. Kanitz which have been preserved until today are valuable elements of the common European material and spiritual culture. The time has come for them to be presented correctly in the scientific world and through the new communication technologies to become available for the public. The Scientific Archive and the Central Library of BAS have a mutual project for specifying and broadening the knowledge about the life and work of Kanitz, and for digitalizing and publishing pages of his private archives. This is a responsible researchers` task which has an important significance for affiliating the Bulgarian culture into European cultural environment.

Title: Research Project for the Preservation of the Cultural and Historical Heritage

Authors: Darina Ilieva, Gabriela Vaptzarova

Scientific archive of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria

dari_bas @ abv.bg, archiv2 @ abv.bg

Keywords: Digitization, Felix Kanitz, Drawings

Received: June 14, 2017 Reviewed: June 28, 2017 Final Accepted: July 05, 2017

Citation: Ilieva, D., Vaptzarova, G. (2017), Research Project for the Preservation of the Cultural and Historical Heritage.Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 7, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2017, pp. 231-238, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Maria Dimova – Towards Models and Tools to Increase and Customize Visitors' Experiences in a Digital Cultural Content Management System

Abstract. The current project is aimed at seeking new knowledge and achieving scientific results in the field of visitor experiences, visualization techniques, eLearning, storytelling, and serious games / gamification. The aim will be achieved through the use of scientific and research approaches and methodology in the field of ICT and informatics. Project results are models and tools for contextual use of digital cultural resources for learning purposes with support and customization of user experiences in digital systems and repositories.

Title: Towards Models and Tools to Increase and Customize Visitors' Experiences in a Digital Cultural Content Management System

Author: Maria Dimova

Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria

dimovam @ gmail.com

Keywords: Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), Visitor Experiences, Storytelling, Technology-supported Learning, Cultural and Historical Heritage

Received: June 15, 2017 Reviewed: June 30, 2017 Final Accepted: July 05, 2017

Citation: Dimova, M. (2017), Towards Models and Tools to Increase and Customize Visitors' Experiences in a Digital Cultural Content Management System Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 7, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2017, pp. 239-242, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Stanislava Slavova-Petkova – Project “Models and Applications of Serious Games in Education of Cultural Heritage and National Identity”

Abstract. The current project aims to develop innovative models and technology-based solutions for contextual use of digital cultural resources for educational application through serious educational games. The author plans to implement fundamental and applied research mainly in the field of information and communication technologies (ICT) in order to acquire new knowledge without direct commercial application or use. The project is oriented towards the achievement of scientific results in the field of: technology-enhanced learning/training, serious games, visualization techniques, etc. In order to achieve this goal, the research approaches and methodology in the field of ICT used in the practice of Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences will be used. The expected results are creating new models and tools for contextual use of digital cultural re-sources for educational application through serious educational games.

Title: Project “Models and Applications of Serious Games in Education of Cultural Heritage and National Identity”

Author: Stanislava Slavova-Petkova

Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria

stanislava_slavova_bg @ yahoo.com

Keywords: Information and Communication Technologies, Serious/Applied Games, Gamification, Technology-enh anced Training, Cultural Heritage

Received: June 15, 2017 Reviewed: June 30, 2017 Final Accepted: July 05, 2017

Citation: Slavova-Petkova, S. (2017), Project “Models and Applications of Serious Games in Education of Cultural Heritage and National Identity”. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 7, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2017, pp. 243-248, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Nikolay Noev, Maxim Goynov, Vladimir Sapundjiev, Iliya Valev – A Serious Educational Game of Bulgarian Military and Historical Heritage

Abstract. This article present work on the project of developing the models and concepts of serious educational games through related multimedia resources of military and historical heritage.

Title: A Serious Educational Game of Bulgarian Military and Historical Heritage

Authors: Nikolay Noev1, Maxim Goynov1, Vladimir Sapundjiev1, Iliya Valev2

1 Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria
2 Regional Museum of History, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

nickey @ math.bas.bg, goynov @ gmail.com, sapundjiev @ sophama.bg, ilia_valev85 @ mail.bg

Keywords: Visualization Techniques, eLearning, Serious Games/Gamification, Semantic Relations

Received: June 15, 2017 Reviewed: July 10, 2017 Final Accepted: July 17, 2017

Citation: Noev, N., Goynov, M., Sapundjiev, V., Valev, I. (2017), A Serious Educational Game of Bulgarian Military and Historical Heritage. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 7, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2017, pp. 249-254, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Dzheni Ivanova – Women in the History of Academic Science in Bulgaria

Abstract. The goal of this paper is to present the project “Women in the history of academic science in Bulgaria” of the BAS Scientific Archive. In this regard, will be created an encyclopedic reference book and an archival database about the academic career of women. The expected scientific results are as follows: establishment of an information body with free access to the materials and options to extract concepts from them; building a comprehensive interdisciplinary theoretical framework for analysis of information on women in science; the popularization of themed archives will enrich the vision of women history and science history, as well as about the cultural and historical heritage.

Title: Women in the History of Academic Science in Bulgaria

Author: Dzheni Ivanova

Scientific Archive, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 1, “15 Noemvri”, Str, Sofia, Bulgaria

dzheni.ivanova @ gmail.com

Keywords: Women, History of Science, Gender History, Archival Database

Received: June 02, 2017 Reviewed: July 04, 2017 Final Accepted: July 23, 2017

Citation: Ivanova, D. (2017), Women in the History of Academic Science in BulgariaDigital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 7, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2017, pp. 255-258, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Maria M. Nisheva-Pavlova, Peter L. Stanchev, Pavel I. Pavlov – Towards Building a Semantic Repository of Bioinformatics Resources

Abstract. The paper presents a work in progress directed to the creation of a semantic digital repository of scholarly resources in the area of bioinformatics. A special attention has been paid to the design of a lightweight subject ontology that will be used for automated conceptual annotation of the dynamically entering new materials and as a knowledge source for intelligent search over the repository. Some issues concerning the implementation of the repository and a suitable tool for search and document retrieval over its resources are discussed as well.

Title: Towards Building a Semantic Repository of Bioinformatics Resources

Authors: Maria M. Nisheva-Pavlova1,2, Peter L. Stanchev2,3, Pavel I. Pavlov1

1 Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, Sofia University, Sofia, Bulgaria
2 Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria
3 Kettering University, Flint, USA

marian @ fmi.uni-sofia.bg, pstanche @ kettering.edu, pavlovp @ fmi.uni-sofia.bg

Keywords: Digital Repository, Metadata, Ontology, Semantic Search, Knowledge Discovery, Bioinformatics

Received: July 13, 2017 Reviewed: July 24, 2017 Final Accepted: August 02, 2017

Citation: Nisheva-Pavlova, M. M., Stanchev, P. L., Pavlov, P. I. (2017), Towards Building a Semantic Repository of Bioinformatics Resources. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 7, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2017, pp. 259-263, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Anelia Krandeva, Anton Mitov – Web Based System of BNR Archive. First Stage: Multimedia Web Portal of the BNR Archive

Abstract. The paper describes Multimedia Web Portal of the Bulgarian National Radio (BNR) archive. The Web Portal provides efficient services of modern information technologies in radio archiving.

Title: Web Based System of BNR Archive. First Stage: Multimedia Web Portal of the BNR Archive

Authors: Anelia Krandeva, Anton Mitov

Bulgarian National Radio

{krandeva, mitov} @ bnr.bg

Keywords: Digital Radio Archive, Multimedia, Radio

Received: July 14, 2017 Reviewed: July 28, 2017 Final Accepted: August 02, 2017

Citation: Krandeva, A., Mitov, A. (2017), Web Based System of BNR Archive. First Stage: Multimedia Web Portal of the BNR Archive.Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 7, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2017, pp. 265-269, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Peter L. Stanchev, Zlatina Karova, Yanita Zherkova, Radoslav Pavlov, George Simeonov – The Eight National Information Day: Open Science, Open Data, Open Access

Abstract. The paper draws current state of Bulgarian Open access (OA) activities and discussion points for the Eight National Information Day: Open Science, Open Data, and Open Access.

Title: The Eight National Information Day: Open Science, Open Data, Open Access

Authors: Peter L. Stanchev1,2, Zlatina Karova3, Yanita Zherkova3, Radoslav Pavlov1, George Simeonov1

1 Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, BAS, Bulgaria
2 Kettering University, Flint, USA
3 Ministry of Education and Science, Bulgaria

pstanche @ kettering.edu, z.karova @ mon.bg, y.zherkova @ mon.bg, radko @ cc.bas.bg, gsimeonov @ math.bas.bg

Keywords: Open Access, Access to Knowledge, Open Science

Received: July 13, 2017 Reviewed: July 24, 2017 Final Accepted: August 02, 2017

Citation: Stanchev, P. L., Karova, Z., Zherkova, Y., Pavlov, R., Simeonov, G. (2017), The Eight National Information Day: Open Science, Open Data, Open AccessDigital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 7, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2017, pp. 273-278, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Desislava Paneva-Marinova, Radoslav Pavlov, Peter L. Stanchev – The First Information Day: Innovation Ecosystems of Digital Cultural Assets

Abstract. The first information day on innovation ecosystems of digital cultural assets will present current results of the research project Concepts and Models for Innovation Ecosystems of Digital Cultural Assets. The project aims at the search for and creation of new scientific knowledge and the achievement of fundamental results in the areas of big data, massive data mining, data management, data processing, data analytics, data visualization, etc. in the digital cultural heritage domain.

Title: The First Information Day: Innovation Ecosystems of Digital Cultural Assets

Authors: Desislava Paneva-Marinova1, Radoslav Pavlov1, Peter L. Stanchev1,2

1 Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria
2 Kettering University, Flint, USA

dessi @ cc.bas.bg, radko @ cc.bas.bg, pstanche @ kettering.edu

Keywords: Digital Culture Ecosystem, Analysis, Improved Usage, Digital Cultural Assets, Non-formal Learning

Received: June 10, 2017 Reviewed: July 05, 2017 Final Accepted: July 15, 2017

Citation: Paneva-Marinova, D., Pavlov, P., Stanchev, P. L. (2017), The First Information Day: Innovation Ecosystems of Digital Cultural Assets Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 7, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2017, pp. 279-282, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Desislava Paneva-Marinova, Radoslav Pavlov, Detelin Luchev, Malvina Ruseva, Boyan Bontchev – The First Information Day: Serious Games as Contemporary Tools for New Educational Applications

Abstract. In technology-enhanced education, the “serious games” method is accepted as a research, pedagogic, and evaluative tool. The method helps instructors to motivate student learning, curiosity, creative and logical thought, as well as develop a variety of skills and competencies. Serious educational games aim to cultivate better comprehension strategies, creative thinking, learning-by-doing (production, authorship), and students’ engagement in their own cognition and learning process-es. The first information day will present the scholarly and scholarly-practical outcomes of the Serious Education Games as Contemporary Tools for New Educational Applications project, Contract DSD-2/05.04.2017, between the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, activity Introduction of Contemporary Methods in Educating and Fostering Young Talent (PMC №347).

Title: The First Information Day: Serious Games as Contemporary Tools for New Educational Applications

Authors: Desislava Paneva-Marinova1, Radoslav Pavlov1, Detelin Luchev1, Malvina Ruseva2, Boyan Bontchev3

1 Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria (IMI—BAS)
2 Institute of Art Studies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria
3 Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, Sofia University, Bulgaria

dessi @ cc.bas.bg, radko @ cc.bas.bg, dml @ math.bas.bg, malvina.rousseva @ gmail.com, bbontchev @ fmi.uni-sofia.bg

Keywords: Serious Games, Gamification, Contextually-related Culture and Media Resources for Education

Received: June 10, 2017 Reviewed: June 30, 2017 Final Accepted: July 10, 2017

Citation: Paneva-Marinova, D., Pavlov, R., Luchev, D., Ruseva, M., Bontchev, B. (2017), The First Information Day: Serious Games as Contemporary Tools for New Educational Applications Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 7, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2017, pp. 283-285, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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