The first International Heritage Symposium and Exhibition (IHSE) 2020 is being jointly organized by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), the Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology (KSCST) and the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi.
This event will attempt to bring together for the first time, communities from diverse disciplines such as science, technology, culture and social sciences who are engaged in conservation, preservation and management of World Heritage in the physical and digital space. It will allow for an inter-disciplinary dialogue to take place between scientists, academicians, historians, social-scientists, practitioners, museologists, policy-makers, and industry – all stake-holders in promoting Digital Heritage specifically in the Indian context.
The main objective of organizing this engagement is:
Emerging technologies such as the ones listed here, can lead to transformational changes in preservation, conservation and, communication of our heritage and culture.
This engagement will be focused on interventions driven by these technologies to well beyond tangible heritage such as monuments, to art, architecture and will be extended to all forms of cultural and historical knowledge.
A major agenda of the Symposium would be to pin-point the relevant scientific know-how and technological gaps in heritage management, specifically in the Indian context. It will have
|Day 1: 15th Jan|
|9:00 am - 10:00 am||Registration|
|10:00 am - 11:30 am||
Inauguration and Exhibition Opening
|11:30 am - 12:30 pm||Keynote Address by Invited Speaker|
|12:30 pm - 1:30 pm||
Panel 1: Conservation Technologies
The focus in this session is on the latest technologies which are being applied in the physical and digital conservation of tangible heritage structures focussing on their structural health. This session will involve discussions on documenting and maintaining the structures by using Imaging, Modeling, Simulation and Consistent Interventions required for this objective.
|1:30 pm - 2:10 pm||Lunch|
|2:10 pm - 3:00 pm||Plenary Talk by Invited Speaker|
|3:00 pm - 4:00 pm||
Panel 2: Understanding Traditional Engineering Systems for Future (Tangible)
This session will discuss the Traditional Indian Engineering systems and discuss the possibilities of applying them in contemporary architectural designs. Discussion would be about the Documentation, Modeling and Simulation of traditional engineering systems such as energy managment systems found in vernacular living spaces in India.
|4:00 pm - 4:15 pm||Tea/Coffee Break|
|4:15 pm - 5:15 pm||
Panel 3: Performing Arts: Preserving the Tradition (Intangible)
This session will focus on the preservation of the treasure and tradition of Indian Dance and Music, folk traditions, theatre and discuss the various technologies suitable for an experiential exploration of these Performing Arts in New Media.
|Day 2: 16th Jan|
|9:30 am - 10:30 am||Plenary Talk by Invited Speaker|
|10:30 am - 11:30 am||
Panel 4: Understanding Archeo-acoustics and Music Traditions (Intangible)
The focus of this session is the use of acoustical study as a methodological approach within the field of archaeology. Archaeoacoustics examines the acoustics of archaeological sites and artifacts. It is an interdisciplinary field that includes archaeology, ethnomusicology, acoustics and digital modelling. The technology aspects discussed would include signal processing and structural analysis of musical instruments and artifacts.
|11:30 am - 11:45 am||Tea/Coffee Break|
|11:45 am - 12:45 pm||
Panel 5: Paintings and Murals: Physical Restoration vs Digital Rendering (Tangible)
This session will focus on use of technology in the authentic Physical Restoration of Paintings and Murals as well as their true Digital Rendering. Issues and challenges in both these efforts will be discussed highlighting techniques like Colour matching, Degradation model and Conjectural restoration.
|12:45 pm - 1:30 pm||Industry Session|
|1:30 pm - 2:10 pm||Lunch|
|2:10 pm - 3:15 pm||
Panel 6: Re-construction and Re-creation of Damaged Sites and Artefacts (Tangible)
This is session will focus on the efforts in the physical and digital reconstruction of damaged sites and arteacts based upon historical and architectural evidences and context. Possibilities with using the technologies of 3D modeling, prototyping with 3D printing, simulations, inpaiting of cracks etc will be discussed. This session will highlight the possibilities of combining data from different sensing modalities to create authentic replicas of sites in digital and physical space.
|3:15 pm - 4:20 pm||
Panel 7 : Folk Traditions, Culture and Regional Dialects: Multimedia Experience (Intangible)
The focus of this session is on preserving Folk Tradition - in folk dance, music, story-telling and rituals. Panel will discuss the linked modality and use of technology in building up the context and experience of these folk traditions.This session will also focus on the documenting and preserving of low-denstity languages like tribal dialects with computational linguistics, script analysis and parallel corpora.
|4:20 pm - 4:35 pm||Tea-Coffee Break|
|4:35 pm - 5:40 pm||
Panel 8: Heritage and AI
This session will focus on leveraging the power of Artificial Intellignce in preservation and dissemination of Cultural heritage. It will discuss use of techniques such as semnatic linkages, contextual recognition, machine learning and mixed reality to provide immersive experiences of heritage to tourists and museum visitors.
|6:00 pm - 7:30 pm||Book Launch and Closing Ceremony|
|Book Launch by Chief Guest|
|Closing Address by Prof. Santanu Chaudhury, Program Chair|
|Vote of Thanks by Prof. Vijay Chandru|
|7:30 pm onwards||Dinner at National Museum|
|15th Jan to 15th Feb, 2020|
|10:00 am - 5:00 pm||Special Exhibition Hall, National Museum, Janpath, New Delhi|
The event will also see the inauguration of a month-long Exhibition at the National Museum by the honourable Minister of Culture and Tourism. It will have a major focus on interventions in the Heritage domain driven by latest technologies such as AI, AR, VR and IOT, with a showcase of the DST projects implemented by Start-ups and premier academic institutes such as the IITs and NID. Honourable Minister of Science and technology is expected to launch an edited book on indigenous digital technologies in heritage “Digital Hampi: preserving Indian Cultural Heritage” (www.digitalhampi.in) published by Springer.
The success of such events depends on valuable contributions made by generous patrons. We encourage agencies and individuals from the government, industry and student bodies to engage with and contribute to this area. This will be a fantastic opportunity for sponsors to network with experts and researchers of this area in India, and also bring greater visibility to their own efforts and offerings.
The possible sponsorship options can be seen here or click below to download the document with full details.