19 - 21 April 2018
  Veliko Tarnovo      Bulgaria


Contact person:  Kaloyan NIkolov

IV. International scientific conference
"Cultural and Historical Heritage: preservation, presentation, digitization“
Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria, April 19 – 21, 2018

From 19th till 21st of April 2018 accompanying with the next International tourist exhibition „Cultural tourism" – Veliko Tarnovo (MTI2018), the Fourth International scientific conference "Cultural and Historical Heritage: preservation, presentation, digitization“ (KIN2018).
Main directions of the conference are preservation, digitization and presentation of the world and national tangible and intangible cultural heritage. 
The Interdisciplinary Forum aims to present scientific and applied research, projects, innovations in the field of cultural and historical heritage (CHH). The main focus of KIN2018 will be the latest trends and the application of modern technologies and the Bulgarian experience in the preservation, presentation and digitization of Cultural and Historical Heritage.

The program of KIN2018 includes reports from leading experts in the field from Bulgaria and abroad, a round table, exhibition and demonstrations presenting the efforts of scientists, cultural institutions and organizations from different fields for the
  • documentation,
  • archiving,
  • presentation and preservation of the Cultural and Historical Heritage. 

Special attention is paid to

  • cultural tourism,
  • cultural routes,
  • archaeological heritage,
  • pilgrimage,
  • ethnology,
  • folklore,
  • innovative technologies,
  • interactive systems,
  • security in the cultural and creative industries,
  • serious games in the field of Cultural and Historical Heritage, and
  • access to Cultural and Historical Heritage sites for people with special needs, and more.
The conference is dedicated to 110 years since the announcement of Independence and 140 years since the Liberation of Bulgaria.

Within KIN2018 will be organized and presented:
- Exhibition "Mila Rodino" of the Scientific Archive of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences;
- Scientific reports and announcements on announced themes (presentations up to 20 minutes);
- Results of projects for documentation, preservation and provision of wide public access to cultural heritage in libraries, museums, archives and galleries in Northern and Central Bulgaria;
- Special section dedicated to Cultural Tourism where participants in MTI2018 can share experiences (presentations up to 10 min);
- Demonstration of Individual Travel Guides for Mobile Devices GUIDE@HAND;
- Round Table "Ensuring Accessibility of National Tourist Sites for People with Special Needs".
- Exhibition "Folklore - Shared Knowledge Past, Present, Future."
- Seminar "Preservation, Digitization and Presentation of the Intangible Cultural Heritage".
Participation in the conference, seminar and the round table can be done ONLINE via Skype.

The conference is expected to include well-established experts from Bulgaria, Hungary, Belarus and Germany with extensive experience in the preservation, presentation and digitization of Cultural and Historical Heritage.
Research institutes, universities, libraries, museums, archives, galleries, business representatives and tourist information centers are invited to exchange experiences, ideas and results on the subject of the conference.
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, National Archaeological Institute with Museum and Scientific Archives)
Union of Scientists in Bulgaria, Veliko Turnovo Branch
European Association of Folklore Festivals - EAFF
Veliko Tarnovo Municipality, Tourist Information Center "Tsarevgrad Turnov"
Host of the event: International Tourism Fair "Cultural Tourism"

Opening of the conference: April 19, 2018 within the framework of the International Tourism Fair "Cultural Tourism" - Veliko Tarnovo.
Working language of the conference: Bulgarian and English.
Conference Web site: http://www.math.bas.bg/vt/kin/
Deadline for submission of applications for participation with reports and announcements: until 1.03.2018
Applications (title and short summary) should be sent to kin@math.bas.bg.
Confirmation of acceptance of the papers and program of the conference - until 15.03.2018
The reports and research announcements, results and achievements in the field of KIN will be published in an online series.
Contacts of the Program Committee of KIN2018: e-mail: kin@math.bas.bg
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Galina Bogdanova (Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences), tel.: +359 88 8221825, e-mail: g.bogdanova@gmail.com
Prof. Dr. Petko St. Petkov, email: drpstpetkov@gmail.com (President of the Union of Scientists in Bulgaria, Veliko Tarnovo Branch)
Prof. Dr. Mirko Robov, tel: +359 89 9282111 (National Archaeological Institute with Museum at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)