CNR ISPC Special Issue of “Heritage” by MDPI: Immersive Virtual Reality for Heritage and Museums

Now online the Special Issue “Immersive Virtual Reality for Heritage and Museums”, directed by Bruno Fanini, Daniele Ferdani and Alfonsina Pagano, researchers of the CNR ISPC of Rome, within the open access Journal “Heritage” by MDPI, indexed in Scopus.

This Special Issue offers an opportunity to deal with immersive Virtual Reality (VR) technologies for the Heritage Science domain, fueling innovative developments in such directions and discussing methods, techniques, and approaches to design, develop, and evaluate immersive VR applications, in order to draft future standards and toolkits for effective immersive VR experiences.

The recent advancements in immersive virtual reality experiences are indeed creating fertile grounds and opportunities for crafting interactive applications for a multitude of scientific fields, including the heritage science domain. Currently, more and more museums and cultural sites are enriching their exhibitions with multimedia itineraries and immersive experiences, radically changing the way that heritage is communicated to visitors. Stakeholders aim at improving the educational offering, promoting VR applications and applied games directly in the museum or at home to engage visitors and communicate through a vivid and effective cultural experience.

Some of the accepted topics are:

  • Immersive VR applications and effective interaction models
  • Immersive VR experiences in museums
  • Information visualization in VR experiences
  • narrative strategies in VR experiences
  • gamified experiences for immersive VR
  • Sense of realism, technological challenges and content accessibility in VR
  • Cognitive processes applied to the immersive experience of the 3D-reconstructed Past

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2022