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Virginio Cantoni
Emeritus Professor, Computer Vision and Multimedia Lab, Pavia University, Italy

Keynote on: New Technologies And The Support And Accessibility Of Cultural Heritage
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Prof. Dr. Jinghui Yang
Professor of Intelligent Manufacturing at the school of Intelligent Manufacturing and Control Engineering in Shanghai Polytechnic University

Keynote on: Construction of regional industrial Internet network cooperation platform

Biography: Prof. Jinghui Yang is the head of Intelligent Manufacturing Department.
Her work spans the intersection of management and engineering, recent research focuses on the theory and application of intelligent manufacturing and industrial Internet, she has completed more than 40 government and enterprise projects and published more than 20 related papers in this field. She has won the first prize of Shanghai Industry-university-Research Excellent Project Award.
She led a group to apply the research results to the enterprises, which won the government's financial support of 70 million yuan in Wuyi County, Zhejiang Province, and established Wuyi Intelligent Manufacturing Institute of Industrial Technology in the local area, which made fruitful achievements and was commended by the local government.

Jordan Kolev, IEEE Bulgaria Section LMAG Chair
Dr., Assoc. Professor, Ret., Former Dean of the Faculty of Electronics at the Technical University of Varna.

Keynote on: Increasing the interst of high school students to scientific and engineering professions
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Biography: Teaching and research activities in the fields of Embedded Systems, Digital Signal Processing, Control Systems and applications.

New Technologies And The Support And Accessibility Of Cultural Heritage
Virginio Cantoni

Abstract: My talk focuses on the innovative use of interactive digital technologies in humanities practices. In recent years, at CVML we have experimented with different approaches in the field of promotion and conservation of cultural heritage. In 2015, for the exhibition “1525-2015. Pavia, the Battle, the Future. Nothing was like before”, we applied multimodal interaction methods. Visitors were able to observe and examine seven ancient tapestries through 3D reconstructions, virtual simulations, eye interaction, and gestural navigation. Furthermore, a transposition of the tapestries into tactile imagery allowed for exploration by the visually impaired and blind. In 2018 a more ambitious project was undertaken, the 3D reconstruction of Pavia in the Renaissance for the promotion of the history of the city and its architectural richness through videos offering virtual tours of the mid-16th century city. In 2019, we proposed an international competition, "Digital Anastylosis of Frescoes challenge (DAFNE)", to provide virtual solutions that add to the fresco restorer's toolkit, with the digital anastylosis of "puzzles" formed by frescoes fragments, mixed with spurious elements. Finally, this year on the 1300th anniversary of the transfer to Pavia of the body of Saint Augustine, a 3D multimedia presentation of the Ark allows a complete view of the artifact which unfortunately in the last arrangement it's really compromised.

Increasing the interst of high school students to scientific and engineering professions
Jordan Kolev

Abstract: In most countries in transition (East European countries) for the past 30+ years we nave observed a change of preferences of young people from scientific and engineering university programs to programs in the fields of law, finance, economics, PR etc. Now we can see that this process went too far and we feel a lack in well qualified engineers and researchers. A similar process has place in the developed countries for many years as well. In many caces the solution applied is an import of scientist and engineers from abroad which give rise to “brain drain” phenomenon. In paralel there are a lot of “soft” measures which can be undertaken in order to equalize the situation. The sciense and engineering professions have many advantages and could be attractive for young people. We should to discover their specifics and show to the youth the challenges, benefits and the beauty of of these professions. Based on the own experience and the investigation of the international practice the author presents a number of such soft measures which can be aplied.

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