Organised by

ICA Commission for Digital Technologies in Cartographic Heritage
   Vienna University of Technology, Research Group Cartography

Supported by

√Ėsterreichische Nationalbibliothek - Globenmuseum
Freytag und Berndt
Hölzel Verlag

Call for Papers

The ICA Commission on Digital Technologies in Cartographic Heritage and the Vienna University of Technology are pleased to invite you to contribute to the 5th International Workshop on Digital Approaches in Cartographic Heritage.

Participants and focus. This Workshop is addressed to scholars, researchers, map curators, map collectors, administrators, digital industry / market operators, and students coming from different cultural and educational backgrounds (humanistic, scientific and engineering) whose work is either focused on or affined to cartographic heritage. The Workshop will offer a common ground to colleagues from various disciplines and practice where they can meet, interact and exchange knowledge, experience, plans and ideas on how the digital revolution, modern information and communication technologies in general can or could be used to contribute to cartographic heritage in terms of acquisition, processing visualization and communication of relevant digital data.

Sessions. The following topics will be adressed:

  • multidisciplinary dimension of cartographic heritage
  • transformation of old maps, globes and cartographic documents in digital form
  • comparison of digital methods
  • standardisation
  • applying digital techniques for analysis and interpretation of cartographic heritage
  • map libraries and digital assistent tools for curators and virtual access for costumers
  • digital support for the preservation and restatoration of cartographic heritage
  • use of ICT for dissementation and education of cartographic heritage
  • digital improvements of map collections

Proceedings. The presented papers will be published in the proceedings of the Workshop. Some of the papers will also be published in the international web journal on sciences and technolgies affined to history of cartography and maps e-Perimetron following the journal’s editorial policy. Details on the procedures can be found in the authors section. Please submit all abstracts and papers through this website according to the following deadlines:

  • Abstract submission: 15 December 2009
  • Full paper submission: 31 January 2010

The Workshop will be held at Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria and is organized by Prof. Dr. Evangelos Livieratos (Commission Chair, and Prof. Dr. Georg Gartner (Vice President of the ICA,

For general questions please contact