Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence Techniques for Cultural Heritage special issue

in Special Issue   Posted on June 21, 2019 

Information for the Special Issue

Submission Deadline: Wed 25 Sep 2019
Journal Impact Factor : 3.255
Journal Name : Pattern Recognition Letters
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Artificial Intelligence is rapidly contaminating new areas of our life day by day. On the other hand, the management of Cultural Heritage is increasingly in need of new solutions to document, manage and visit (even virtually) the enormous amount of artifacts and information that come from the past. The contamination of these two worlds is now a reality and creates the bounds of the main topics of this Virtual Special Issue (VSI).

Currently, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Pattern Recognition (PR) technologies are already employed in the fields of cultural heritage preservation and exploitation. From these fields, two main issues arise:

· the information contained in digital representations of physical objects like scanned documents, scanned artifacts, maps, digital music, etc. are not easy to exploit and some kind of smart analysis is needed;

· at the same time, the production of digital material such as augmented reality, Cultural Heritage games, robotics applications, etc. need innovative techniques and methodologies.

The above issues are leading AI and PR researchers to develop new methodologies and applications, which are able to analyze the available data or to generate new ones in a smart way (for augmented reality, serious games, etc.).

The aim of this special issue is to present recent advances in AI and PR for data analysis and representation in Cultural Heritage, bringing together the works of many experts in this multidisciplinary subject that involves different skills and knowledge, which span from the study of the cultural heritage to the development of PR/AI techniques for cultural heritage analysis, reconstruction and understanding. At the same time, the SI is aimed at highlighting the advances on these topics from a wide-angle perspective, as well as to stimulate new theoretical and applied research for better characterizing the state of the art in this subject.


We are interested in original research that addresses the multitude of issues in artificial intelligence for cultural heritage. Topics include, but are not limited to the following:

· Ancient document analysis

· Digital artifact capture, representation and manipulation

· Automatic annotation of tangible and intangible heritage

· Interactive software tools for cultural heritage applications

· Multimedia music classification and reconstruction

· Augmented and Virtual Reality applications

· Image processing, classification and retrieval

· Semantic segmentation

· Serious Game for Cultural Heritage

· Robotic applications

· Ontology Learning for cultural heritage domain

· Knowledge representations and reasoning

· Techniques for exploring and interacting with repositories of digital artifacts


First submission paper due: June 30, 2019

First review notification: August 10, 2019

Revision submission: September 25, 2019

Second review notification: October 30, 2019

Final notice of acceptance/rejection: November 8, 2019


Paper submissions must conform to the Pattern Recognition Letters format guidelines

Manuscripts can have no more than 7 pages (plus one page after revision) and must be submitted to the online submission system. When submitting their papers through the online system, authors must select the acronym ”VSI:PRAICH” as the article type.

Submissions to the special issue must include new, unpublished, original research. Papers must be original and have not been published or submitted elsewhere.

If the submissions are extended works of previously published papers, the original works should be included and a description of the changes that have been made should be provided.

Guest editors will make an initial determination of the suitability and scope of all submissions.


For enquiries regarding the special issue, send an email to the managing guest editor at:


Francesco Colace, Università di Salerno (ITALY)

Francesco Fontanella, Università di Cassino e del Lazio meridionale (ITALY)

Mario Molinara, Università di Cassino e del Lazio meridionale (ITALY)

Alessandra Scotto di Freca, Università di Cassino e del Lazio meridionale (ITALY)

Filippo Stanco, Università di Catania (ITALY)

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