The Eighth International Conference on Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific HeritageDiPP2018 aims at presenting innovative results, research projects and applications in the field of digitisation, documentation, archiving, representation and preservation of global and national tangible and intangible cultural and scientific heritage. The main focus is to provide open access to digitised cultural heritage and to set up sustainable policies for its continuous digital preservation and conservation. The priority area is the digital presentation and preservation of cultural and historical objects under conditions of risk, including those from the Burgas region. The forum will demonstrate innovative technologies and prototypes, including digital repositories, digital archives, virtual museums and digital libraries, which result from established practices and achievements in the field. Representatives of public and specialised libraries, museums, galleries, archives, centres, both national and foreign research institutions and universities are invited to participate and exchange experiences, ideas, knowledge and best practices of the field.

There will also:

Workshop on Open Access to Scientific Publications, Data and Data Science, which will primarily focus on the following activities:

  • Open Access indicators;
  • Disseminate partners’ best practices;
  • Discuss research problems in the field;
  • Discuss the possibilities of establishing a network of open-access repositories;
  • Contribute to the problems of the harmonization of national legislation and practices; and
  • Discuss the possibilities of developing training courses for creators and managers of scientific digital repositories to ensure interoperability.

One-day Symposium on Future Trends in Serious Games for Cultural Heritage, organized in the frame of the Joint research project Development of Software Systems for Multimedia and Language Technologies between Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IMI-BAS) and Computer and Automation Research Institute (SZTAKI), Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Chairs: Radoslav Pavlov and János Demetrovic, Secretaries: Desislava Paneva-Marinova and Zsolt László Márkus.

European Researchers Night 2018 organized by Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Regional Academic Center - Burgas, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia University, etc.


The DiPP2018 is organized under the patronage of: UNESCO and the support of Burgas District Administration and Institute for Computer Science and Control, Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

The conference is supported by the National Scientific Fund (Contract No. ДПМНФ 01/22 27.08.2018).

DiPP2018 co-organisers: Regional Academic Center - Burgas, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Regional Historical Museum – Burgas, Burgas Free University, Index Ltd., European Association of Folklore Festivals - EAFF.

DiPP2018 Conference: September 27–29, 2018


Location of the Event: Conference center "Sea casino" (Морско казино), Burgas, Bulgaria


Working language of the conference: English


Deadline for papers submission (extended): June 20, 2018

Submission of proposals for workshops and discussions: June 16, 2018

Notification of acceptance: July 25, 2018

Submission of final versions of papers: July 30, 2018

Call for papers

Preliminary Programme

Conference presentations