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Thesis type
  • Master
Status Open
In times of the Corona pandemics a lot of fieldwork in archeology and cultural heritage could not be conducted. In some regions of the world, civil war, terrorism and political insecurity prevent field researchers to run their campaigns. In this situation, international and remote collaboration with local forces may help to overcome the unfortunate situation. However, the activation of networks and international as well as local communities needs organizational and technological support. Live training using reliable communication platforms, a variety of communication tools ranging from action cameras to head-mounted augmented reality devices and documentation tools are necessary to connect local workers with international expert for guided exploration of known cultural heritage sites, for example to document damages and execute simple emergency conservation works. This work has the goal to create and evaluate training materials from live training in an experimental training site, i.e. especially constructed training area. The training area is suited for recording and playing realistic training materials and to evaluate the training performance. To have a realistic scenario, the first training area is targeting at the UNESCO world heritage site Bamiyan Valley in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. Collaboration partners will include archaeologists and conservation experts from Japan (Tsukuba University and Teikyo University) for prototype testing.


Knowledge in social computing, web engineering, databases, mixed reality,

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