25th Berlin EVA – Conference



November 07 - 09, 2018

Click here to download the Call for Papers for EVA Berlin 2018.

Click here to download the Template for contributions for EVA Berlin 2018.

«Digital Twins» are regarded as a key concept in the process of digital transformation that Museums, Archives and Libraries are jointly engaged in. The Digital Twin creates a parallel representation of real world culture in the virtual world experience. It covers a variety of usage scenarios. Visualization, algorithmic networking and translocal accessibility are most popular application domains. As digital tools they support documentation and restoration, as information carriers they modulate new approaches to cultural heritage. Material properties and dimensions of the original collection objects can be assigned to the 2- and 3-dimensional digital models as precisely as the patina of historical contexts and functions. With regard to e-installations or streaming services, the digital twin gives duration to the performative arts in the virtual space or makes the concert a unique experience in the digital concert hall.

The range of the concept is fairly wide! In particular curatorial practice and strategies of the Museum 4.0 draw on the digital twins. The blending of physical and virtual reality has become a standard of institutional and social communication and understanding of culture and history. 3- and 4-dimensional simulation technologies make possible innovative services, presentation concepts and gamification strategies. In the cyber race for attention, cultural heritage has to find its position in the virtual space through the use of AI technologies and intelligent VR applications. The ability of the twins to process large amounts of data efficiently and to keep them accessible in the long term touches most of the preservation-, documentation- and value chains in the cultural area – all processes and collection objects can be digitally referenced, simulated and controlled on interactive system platforms.

The feedback between the digital twin and the original artwork, thus, proves to be a crucial ethical, technical, legal and documentary requirement. How can real and virtual spheres be combined without challenging the unique experience of materiality or revealing, on the other hand, the fast-paced arbitrariness of digital objects in the ecosystem of the IoT? How can we certify the authentic quality of digital reproductions? What kind of complementary functions does the digital twin finally fulfill as a reference in science and entertainment, in the creative economy and gaming industry?

Click here for the PDF version of the Call for Papers.

  • Digital Twins. Visualization, simulation and hybrid technologies in museums, libraries and archives
  • Digital Aura. Heritage in 2D, 3D, sound, video & gaming
  • 3D technologies, Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality
  • Digital Storytelling and multi-perspective narration
  • Sharing, Posting, Liking. Collaborative cultures on the Web
  • Open Access and “Yellow Milkmaids”
  • E-installations, performing arts and digital concert halls
  • Documentation Networked. Semantic Web, AI, metadata, data standards and exchange formats
  • Digital Dark Age. Long-term availability and quality of data
  • Authenticity, Referentiality and Blockchain Technologies in cultural heritage
  • Digital DNA. Institutional areas of activity, services and innovative business models in the virtualized museum
  • Initiatives and co-operations: Europeana, German Digital Library to specialized gateways and portals
Submission of Proposals:
  • Lectures

Please submit an abstract of your proposals for papers (1-2 pages). The abstract should contain title, author and the scope of the paper and refer to focus areas and topics outlined in the Call for Papers. The time allotted for presentations is 20 minutes.

  • Workshops

Workshops can be offered on specific topics addressed. The planned duration (2 to 4 hours) is to be arranged individually.

  • Exhibition/ Postersession

Presentations, projects, posters and new products for the accompanying exhibition on November 8th, 2018, can be submitted.  Commercial companies and vendors are asked to cover a booth fee of 100 €.

  • Proceedings:

The accepted speakers and exhibitors will be asked for a manuscript or a presentation slide for the conference proceedings. The proceedings will be published both in print and online.

Please submit your proposals online at:


Submission of Manuscripts

Speakers and exhibitors are asked to submit the full version of their contribution for the conference proceedings. Please use the following model to edit your manuscript:

Download Template Contribution Long Version (English)

Please submit your contribution as a Word or as a Open-Office document (no PDF, document size 10 MB max.). The scope of the article remains at the author’s discretion. The  page count should, however, range from 1 to 12 pages. 

01/09/2018     Submission of proposals

15/09/2018     Information about acceptance of papers

20/10/2018     Submission of manuscripts for the conference proceedings