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ECLAP Conference:

ECLAP 2012 Conference on
Information Technologies for Performing Arts, Media Access and Entertainment

7-9 May 2012, Florence, Italy

Location: Convitto della Calza, Firenze, Italy

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 It has been a long history of Information Technology innovations within the Cultural Heritage areas. The Performing arts has also been enforced with a number of new innovations which unveil a range of synergies and possibilities. Most of the technologies and innovations produced for digital libraries, media entertainment and education can be exploited in the field of performing arts, with adaptation and repurposing.  Performing arts offer many interesting challenges and opportunities for research and innovations and exploitation of cutting edge research results from interdisciplinary areas. For these reasons, the ECLAP 2012 can be regarded as a continuation of past conferences such as AXMEDIS and WEDELMUSIC (both pressed by IEEE and FUP). ECLAP is an European Commission project to create a social network and media access service for performing arts institutions in Europe, to create the e-library of performing arts, exploiting innovative solutions coming from the ICT. 


The ECLAP 2012 conference is open to researchers, professionals, industries, institutions, technicians and practitioners in the area of performing arts and information technologies, media entertainment, technology enhanced learning, intelligent media systems, acoustic systems, cultural heritage, and many others. The ECLAP conference should become a place where institutions, industries and European Commission and Europeana projects in the areas of cultural heritage can find a place to collaborate and present results. Thus, we invite all the interested groups to organize a workshop/section into ECLAP conference providing their proposal (see Call for Workshop). Exhibition/demos section offers settings (booth and tables) to host demonstrators.  

The ECLAP 2012 conference has a general ICT stream and a set of workshops and panels, with excellent keynote speakers. The ECLAP conference programme is constituted by top level research papers, that will be published in the proceedings pressed by Florence University Press, with ISBN, and promoted in the most relevant indexing engines. The proceedings will be pressed before the conference. Abstracts taken from the papers, slides presented and video taken at the meeting would be also available on ECLAP portal.

See Conference Programme with a general track and thematic workshops

The Conference has an Exposition area. If you are interested to propose an exposition, please submitt your idea on a two pages proposal containing: title, authors, (reference person), affiliation, purpose, needed space in terms of square meters, if you need a panel, if you need power supply, if you need network connection or you can avoid, if you need a table and how many chairs, number of people attending the conference supporting the exposition for the whole duration, etc. Call for Exposition deadline is reported below.

Organized by: University of Florence, Italy; University of Leeds; National Technical University of Athens, Greece; Beeld en Geluid, Netherlands; University of Cambridge, UK;  Universidad de Castilla La Mancha, Spain; University of Glasgow, UK; University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy; University of Amsterdam, Netherlands; Fondazione Rinascimento Digitale, Italy;  Dario Fo & Franca Rame Archive, Italy; Escola Superior de Música, Artes e Espectáculo do Porto, Portugal; AXMEDIATECH, Italy; Festival International de Films de Femmes de Créteil, France; The Institute of Polish Culture University of Warsaw, Poland; Museu de les Arts Escèniques Institut del Teatre de Barcelona, Spain; La Bellone, House of Performing Arts, Belgium; Muzeum, Ljubljana, Slovenia; Hungarian Theatre Institute, Hungary; Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology.

Groups and single interested in organizing a section/workshop and/or an exposition should contact ECLAP coordinator Paolo Nesi at .

Deadlines are closed:


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main Conference page           Call for Papers of Workshops           Call for Papers

Register                  Program                        Keynote Speakers            Speaker Information      

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Program and Organizing Committee 
International Attendees                             Hotel & Travel                         Venue & Location 

See EVA 2012, as a strictly related event in Florence, just after this event:
 EVA 2012 Florence
Date: 9-11 May 2012 Place: Firenze,
Hotel Minerva Description: Electronic Imaging & the Visual Arts.
'The Foremost European Electronic Imaging Events in the Visual Arts'

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