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FORUM UNESCO – UNIVERSITY AND HERITAGE

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									                                                            Universita degli Studi di Firenze




             FORUM UNESCO - UNIVERSITY AND HERITAGE

                           11TH INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR



          Documentation for Conservation and Development:
                New Heritage Strategies for the Future
                                11-16 September 2006

                                CALL FOR PAPERS

      The conference is arranged around seven major themes (please see over).

       The conference will be hosted by the Faculty of Architecture of the Universita Degli
Studi di Firenze, Florence, Italy.

For further information please contact:
Professor Marco BINI
Director, Department of Architectural Design
University of Florence
c/o Plesso Didattico di Santa Verdiana,
Piazza Ghiberti, 27
50134 Firenze (FI) Italy
tel. 00+39 (0) 55 20 00 72 96                  fax 00+39 (0) 55.20 00 72 36
E-mail info@fuupfirenze.net                    website: www.fuupfirenze.net
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                                    INTRODUCTION




       The theme of the 11th International Seminar of Forum UNESCO – University and
Heritage is both ambitious and crucial to the future of heritage conservation as well as to the
development of communities, cities and civil society at large.

       Currently, documentation is approached in a very linear fashion and in most situations
uses only traditional methods of recording; deals solely with traditional heritage themes such
as architecture and; is devoid of any human element. In challenging the way we think about
documentation, ways may be established of using it to benefit development and sustainability,
a priority of the World Heritage Convention. By exploring this field, new technologies may be
found that help record complex concepts such as Intangible Heritage, and this in turn may be
able to safeguard against the loss of identity communities, cities and civil society.

       The purpose of this Seminar therefore is two-fold. Primarily, it aims to look at new and
innovative ways of using documentation not only as a tool for conservation but also as a way
to help and encourage development. Secondly, it wishes to explore new ways in which the
process of documentation is carried out such as using new technologies that will allow different
themes to be recorded (e.g. 3D virtual reality, image-based modelling, 3D scanning and data
capture, remote sensing and satellite imaging, etc., data management and modelling,
networked cultural databases, image-based rendering, large scale terrain modelling, geo-
temporal 3D databases, 3D GIS for cultural and natural sites, object and image restoration and
modelling, search engines, etc., and the latest in presentation and dissemination, virtual and
immersive reality for museums, kiosks and sites; projection technologies; multimedia delivery
and exemplary web, DVD and other media presentations; etc).

       Thus abstracts should allow the academic community and World Heritage conservation
networks to discover new, innovative ways of conservation and development through
documentation that will open up a wealth of possibilities not previously explored. These new
proposals should aid heritage practitioners in their mission as well as civil society in its
sustainable development.

       Essentially, the Seminar is a place for new and creative ideas to be showcased and
abstracts that do not present an element of this will not be considered. However, examples of
successful projects that are being carried out or have already been completed by students
under the leadership of academics may also be presented during the Seminar.

      It is hoped that links between qualitative documentation, successful site management
and sustainable development will be found during this Seminar and that all participants will
appreciate this unique opportunity to approach an important tool such as documentation in a
new and refreshing light.
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                                 THEMATIC AREAS


    The papers or posters must to refer to seven thematic areas as follows:

1. DOCUMENTATION TOOLS FOR MANAGEMENT OF CULTURAL HERITAGE
  Legislation, legal framework and normative action for cultural and natural heritage
    conservation (national, regional and international)
  Policies and strategies for natural and cultural World Heritage listing
  Documentation for risk-mitigation and risk management in situations of human and natural
    disasters for the conservation of sites
  Higher education policies for conservation and development
  The role of international / intergovernmental and non governmental organisations in
    conservation and development.

2. DOCUMENTATION FOR SUSTAINABLE CONSERVATION OF BUILT HERITAGE
  Managing historic buildings, monuments and their context
  Inventory and monitoring documentation and technologies
  Vernacular architecture and traditional building techniques
  Traditional knowledge and techniques and information technologies
  Documentation and information technologies for site interpretation and promotion
  New technologies used for sustainability of conservation
  Architecture and modelling
  Virtual reality in architectural development
  Graphics and visual arts for architecture
  Architecture and lighting

3. DOCUMENTATION FOR THE CONSERVATION OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL PROPERTIES
  Non destructive techniques : applications and development
  Information and documentation technologies in archaeology
  Photo-interpretation, remote-sensing and new technological systems for monitoring and
    exploration

4. DOCUMENTATION FOR THE CONSERVATION OF HISTORIC CENTRES, CITIES AND
URBANSCAPES
  Historic centres, documentation and conservation policies
  Conservation and innovation in diachronic urban sites
  Documentation technologies and methodologies for the management of townscapes and
    cultural landscapes

5. DOCUMENTATION FOR MUSEUM CONSERVATION AND INTERPRETATION
  New technologies for interpretation
  virtual museum science
  Eco-museums, archaeological parks and interpretation centres
  New technologies for museum management
  Paintings, sculptures for qualifying architectural space
  Ornamental and painted architecture, scenography
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6. EVALUATION TOOLS TO EVALUATE THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPACT OF WORLD
HERITAGE LISTING

   Measuring the role of heritage conservation in sustainable development
   Evaluating site carrying capacity, for the benefit of conservation, measuring over-visitation
    and exhaustion
   Building a matrix of socio-economic indicators as a decision-making tool for conservation
    and site management
   Evaluating the impact of tourism, site visitation and over-visitation
   Cultural Landscapes and city/townscapes as an economic resource
   Tourism and economic sustainability
   Measuring / Evaluating the social, economic and cultural impacts of World Heritage
    inscription

7. DOCUMENTATION FOR CONSERVATION OF INTANGIBLE HERITAGE

   New technologies applied to identification, inventorying and conservation of practices,
    representations, oral traditions and expressions, including languages, knowledge and
    skills, performing arts, social practices, rituals and festive events, knowledge and practices
    concerning nature and the universe
   New technologies applied to intangible heritage dissemination
   Oenological and gastronomic traditions
   Traditional craftsmanship: transmission and adaptation to new economic patterns
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       ABOUT FORUM UNESCO –UNIVERSITY AND HERITAGE




       Forum UNESCO - University and Heritage (FUUH) is a worldwide network of
universities created in 1995 by the Culture Sector of UNESCO. It is currently managed by the
World Heritage Centre of UNESCO, jointly with the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV),
Spain.

       The FUUH network aims to share the experience and expertise of its members and to
contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the field of heritage in a spirit of solidarity and
inter-cultural dialogue.

       The network also aims to link together over 400 universities and their staff and students
with researchers and heritage professionals in the multiple cross-cutting disciplines related to
cultural and natural heritage.

       FUUH comprises a number of joint activities such as team research projects, regional
and national workshops, international seminars and conferences, students associations and
youth fieldwork (summer universities and/or conservation field projects), publications, etc.

      Forum UNESCO University and Heritage 11th International Seminar will be hosted by
the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Florence from 11 to 16 September 2006.

      The Seminar is also being supported by other Italian Institutions.
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                   Requirements to be met for abstract
                         or poster submissions:

1. Abstracts or posters should be submitted before 31 December 2005 and should include
the following information:
a. Author’s name;
b. title of paper or poster;
c. E-mail address;
d. telephone number and fax number;
e. institution name and complete postal address;
f. abstract (500 words maximum) or posters;
g. thematic area.
2. Abstract or posters should be submitted in any of the three official languages of the
Seminar, i.e., English, French or Spanish. Abstracts or posters submitted in Italian will not be
accepted.
3. Abstracts should be single-spaced, in Times New Roman, font size 12. Authors should also
indicate with which thematic area their abstract should correspond. Authors should indicate
the bibliography of their sources. This bibliography is not included in the 500 words.
4. Abstracts and papers may count more than one author. However, the number of authors is
limited to two (2) persons. Abstracts and/or papers signed by more authors will not be
accepted. Each team should designate a team leader, in order to register the candidature
under only one name. Once accepted by the Scientific Committee, the paper may be
presented by all the team. All the team is welcome to attend the Seminar.
5. Each proposed abstract and/or poster will be assessed by a Scientific Committee whose
decision will be passed on to the authors as soon as possible, and not later than 30 January
2006. Those interested in obtaining a certificate to support their application for travel aid from
their respective institutions should contact the Seminar Secretary, at info@fuupfirenze.net
6. Participants needing a letter of support to help them obtain a visa to access the European
Union, should apply to info@fuupfirenze.net .
7. The accepted abstracts of authors who have registered for the Seminar will be published
and will be available at the meeting.
8. The Scientific Committee may wish to change the thematic area chosen by the author of an
abstract, when it considers it relevant. In this case, authors will be notified in the letter of
acceptance.
9. The Scientific Committee may request that some abstracts be reformulated or refocused.
Notification of this request will be made by 15 February 2006 to the authors. Reformulated or
refocused abstracts should be submitted no later than 15 March 2006.
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10. Once the abstract or poster has been accepted, a full version of the paper should be sent
electronically to: fullpapers@fuupfirenze.net. All papers must be received by 1 July 2006.
They are to be included in the original official language of submission (English, French or
Spanish) in a CD-Rom of conference papers to be available at the seminar.
11. Full papers or text posters should be single-spaced, in Times New Roman, font size 12.
The paper's length should not exceed 6 A4 sheets. Posters should not exceed 3 standard-
measure sheets A1, 3 plates maximum. A bibliography should complete papers. This
bibliography comes in addition to the 6 A4 sheets.
12. The Organizing Committee will establish the time and place in which each paper will be
read, and will include it in the official programme. The time allotted to each participant will be
15 minutes maximum, in order to allow debate to take place every day.
13. Papers have to be imperatively presented by their author(s). Should their author(s) be
absent in Florence when the presentation is foreseen in the Seminar Agenda, these papers
will not be presented. Furthermore, even when sent by their author(s) in full after the Seminar,
these papers will not be published in the final proceedings of the Seminar.
14. It will be possible to use PowerPoint for presentations. Academics wishing to use
PowerPoint must provide the Organizing Committee with a CD-Rom or USB key copy prior to
the start of the session they pertain. Interpretation services will be provided in English, French
and Spanish in plenary sessions and in thematic areas workshops. Retro-projectors and slide
presentation will also be possible.
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                                  REGISTRATION FEES

EARLY ACADEMIC REGISTRATION RATE*
Academic/Professor/Heritage Professional/Researcher from OECD countries: 300 euros
Academic/Professor/Heritage Professional/Researcher from non OECD countries: 150 euros
Deadline for early academic registration: 30 April 2006


LATE ACADEMIC REGISTRATION RATE*
Academic/Professor/Heritage Professional/Researcher from OECD countries: 450 euros
Academic/Professor/Heritage Professional/Researcher from non OECD countries: 250 euros
NB. Late academic registration date will start from 1 May 2006


STUDENT REGISTRATION RATE*
Student from OECD countries: 100 euros
Student from non OECD countries: 50 euros



RATE FOR PARTICIPANTS WHO DO NOT PRESENT PAPERS*: 50 €
Remember to fill in and send your registration form before submitting the abstract or send it
together with the abstract. Please refer to the following link for registration:
www.fuupfirenze.net (registration form will be available soon).


Fees have to be sent by bank transfer in euros to the following address:
Bank account number CC: 000009500281
Holder: Università degli Studi di Firenze, piazza San Marco 4, Firenze, Italy
Bank name and postal address: Banca Toscana, via del Corso 6, 50122 Firenze, ITALY
Subject: Registration fee to the 11th International Seminar of Forum UNESCO - University
and Heritage - Firenze 2006
IBAN CODE (For Participants from Italy): Y 03400 02800 000009500281
IBAN CODE (For participants from the EU or extra EU): IT 75 Y 03400 02800 000009500281


Please indicate the name(s) of participant(s) and purpose
Please send a copy of payment receipt by fax to: 00 +39 (0) 55 20007236
*All above-mentioned registration rates include coffee breaks and welcome cocktail.
They do not include meals and excursions.
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CANCELLATION - REFUNDS
Pre-registered participants who are unable to attend the seminar will receive the printed
proceedings at the address they communicated in the registration form.

REGISTRATION AND INFORMATION DURING THE SEMINAR
The Seminar Organizing Committee will operate a registration desk at the venue. The
provisional list of participants and preparatory documents, as well as badges will be handed
out to the participants at the registration desk.
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                                        Contacts




Main phone numbers and E-mail contacts where additional information on the Seminar can be
found.




     Information desk for the Forum UNESCO - University and Heritage Seminar in
     Florence:

     E-mail info@fuupfirenze.net

     Fax 0039 (0)55 20007236

     Contact : Prof. Marco Bini, Director, Department of Architectural Design
     Tel. 00+39 (0)55 20 00 72 96                               Fax 00+39 (0)55.20 00 72 36
      or
     Prof. Stefano Bertocci, c/o plesso didattico di Santa Verdiana, Piazza Ghiberti, 27
     50100 Firenze, Italy
     Tel. 00 + 39 (0)55 2631023                             Fax 00 + 39 (0)55 2631031




                                           Links
    www.unifi.it                    Florence University


    http://whc.unesco.org/         UNESCO World Heritage Centre


    www.comune.firenze.it           City of Florence

    www.rilievo.org                 Survey Laboratories, Faculty of Architecture,
                                    University of Florence
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