International Workshop on Visions on Internet of Cultural Things and Applications


The widespread diffusion of Internet of Things (IoT) represents a potentially huge amount of data to manage, store and explore. In this scenario, it requires more efficient and scalable data analysis methods and raises additional challenges on data mining and analytics. A research challenge is how to manage and process the data to adapt the issues of data mining and analysis in the IoT. There is no simple answer to the question of where and how data should be processed, analysed and stored. Moreover, the combination of the Internet and emerging technologies such as near-field and BLE communications, real-time localization, and embedded sensors lets us transform everyday objects into smart objects that can understand and react to their environment.
In the last years, Cultural Heritage has turned out to be one of the most suitable domains in which such achievements can be profitably exploited, since it characterizes a domain where several aspects have to be considered at the same time. In line with SITIS tradition of promoting interdisciplinary research, the international workshop on Visions on Internet of Cultural Things and Applications, VICTA 2018, aims to be a profitable informal working day to discuss together hot topics about Internet of Things and its applications within the Smart City and the Cultural Heritage domain.

Topics for the workshop include, but are not limited to:

  • Internet of Things,
  • Internet of Knowledge,
  • Internet of Data,
  • Innovative ICT solutions within Cultural environments (e.g. museums, exhibitions, etc.);
  • Smart Objects and Smart Environments,
  • Smart City solutions,
  • Knowledge classification and semantic representation in Cultural environments;
  • Embedded platforms and sensors,
  • Multimedia systems, applications and services for Cultural Heritage
  • Multimedia recommendations and User profiling techniques,
  • Interactive 3D media and immersive environments,
  • Data in social networks,
  • Data mining analytics applied to Smart Cities;
  • Data collection and management,
  • Semantic-Web data,
  • Big Data in Cultural Heritage applications;
  • User studies, such as museum and sites applications, human interfaces, interaction and usability;
  • e-Learning: Tools for Education, Documentation and Training in Cultural Heritage

Workshop Co-Chairs

Francesco Piccialli, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Jason J. Jung, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, South Korea


Journal Special Issues

Selected high-quality papers in the area of the Internet of Things will be selected to submit an extended version to the following special issues:

  • Towards the Internet of Things of year 2020: Applications and future trends, Concurrency and Computation: Practice & Experience, Wiley
  • Context-aware Computing for the Internet of Things: Trends and Challenges, Internet of Things; Engineering Cyber Physical Human Systems, Elsevier