The Seventh International Conference on Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific HeritageDiPP2017 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.

First Information Day "Innovation ecosystems of digital cultural assets", which will present the Research project No. DN02/06/15.12.2016 Concepts and Models for Innovation Ecosystems of Digital Cultural Assets (2016 - 2018) , funded by the National Sciences Fund, Competition for financial support of fundamental research – 2016, and the capacity of its current research results.

First Information Day "Serious Games as Contemporary Tools for New Educational Applications", which will present scholarly and scholarly-practical outcomes of the “Serious Education Games as Contemporary Tools for New Educational Applications” project, Contract DSD-2/05.04.2017 between Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, activity “Introduction of Contemporary Methods in Educating and Fostering Young Talent” (PMC №347).

 Еxhibition "Between God and People", which will present photographic archives of unique bells from all over Bulgaria.


DiPP2017 co-organisers: Regional Academic Center - Burgas, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Regional Historical Museum – Burgas, Burgas Free University, and Index Ltd.

The DiPP2017 is organized under the patronage of: UNESCO and Burgas District Administration.

DiPP2017 is partly funded by the National Scientific Fund of Bulgaria.


DiPP2017 Conference: September 07–09, 2017


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


Working language of the conference: English


DiPP2017 grant:

Conference fees of 10 PhD students, PostDoc students* and young researchers** will be supported by the conference organizers.

To apply for a grant the PhD students, PostDoc students and young researchers have to send a CV with their papers.

For more information contact to the conference secretaries.

 *Up to 5 years after the PhD defense.

**Up to 10 years after the first Master degree.


Deadline for papers submission: June 05, 2017 June 20, 2017

Submission of proposals for workshops and discussions: June 16, 2017

Notification of acceptance: July 10, 2017 July 25, 2017

Submission of final versions of papers: July 17, 2017 July 30, 2017


Call for papers