Vrettakis, E., Kourtis, V., Katifori, A., Karvounis, M., Lougiakis, C., Ioannidis, Y. (2019). Narralive – Creating and experiencing mobile digital storytelling in cultural heritage, Digital Applications in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage, Volume 15, December 2019.

Philip J., Gharbi, M., Zhou, T., Efros, A., & Drettakis, G. (2019).  Multi-view Relighting Using a Geometry-Aware Network. ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG)SIGGRAPH, 38(4)

T.  Alderighi, L. Malomo, D. Giorgi, B. Bickel, P. Cignoni, N. Pietroni (2019) Volume-Aware Design of Composite Molds ACM Trans. on Graphics, Volume 38, Number 4, page 12 - jul 2019

Perry, Sara (2019). The Enchantment of the Archaeological Record, European Journal of Archaeology 22(3), 354-371. 

Hedman, P., Philip J., Price, T., Frahm, J-M., Drettakis, G., & Brostow, G. (2018).  Deep Blending for Free-Viewpoint Image-Based Rendering. ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG)SIGGRAPH Asia, 37(6)

Deschaintre, V., Aittala, M., Durand, F., Drettakis, G., & Bousseau, A. (2018). Single-image SVBRDF capture with a rendering-aware deep network. ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG)SIGGRAPH, 37(4), 12

Alderighi, T., Malomo, L., Giorgi, D., Pietroni, N., Bickel, B., & Cignoni, P. (2018). Metamolds: computational design of silicone molds. ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG)37 (4), SIGGRAPH, 136.

Roussou, M., & Katifori, A. (2018). Flow, Staging, Wayfinding, Personalization: Evaluating User Experience with Mobile Museum Narratives. Multimodal Technologies and Interaction2(2), 32.

Koulieris, G.-A., Bui, B., Banks, M. S., & Drettakis, G. (2017). Accommodation and comfort in head-mounted displays. ACM Transactions on Graphics36(4), 1–11.

Roussou, M., Ripanti, F., & Servi, K. (2017). Engaging Visitors of Archaeological Sites through “EMOTIVE” Storytelling Experiences: A Pilot at the Ancient Agora of Athens. Journal of Archeologia E Calcolatori28(2), 405–420. (PDF)


Conference Proceedings (peer-reviewed)

Katifori, A., Roussou, M., Kaklopoulou, I., Servi, K. (2019). Mobile interactive storytelling in the Athens Ancient Agora: exploring the right balance between the Site and the App, XVII. Culture and Computer Science, May 23-24, 2019, Konzerthaus Berlin.

Roussou, M., Perry, S., Katifori, A., Vassos, S., Tzouganatou, A., & McKinney, S. (2019). Transformation through Provocation? Designing a ‘Bot of Conviction’ to Challenge Conceptions and Evoke Critical Reflection. In CHI 2019: ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (Paper 627). Glasgow, Scotland, UK. 

Katifori, A., Kourtis, V., Restrepo, C., Petousi, D., Karvounis, M., Roussou, M., & Ioannidis, Y. (2019). Approaching dark heritage through “essential questions”: An interactive digital storytelling experience for the University of Athens Criminology Museum. In MW19: Museums and the Web 2019. Boston, MA, USA. Retrieved from

Katifori, Α., Roussou, Μ., Perry, S., Drettakis, G,. Vizcay, S., Philip, J. (2019). “The EMOTIVE Project – Emotive Virtual Cultural Experiences through Personalized Storytelling,” CIRA@EuroMed 2018, 11-20. Ireland: IEEE

Economou, M.,  Young, H., Sosnowska, E., (2019). Evaluating emotional engagement in digital stories for interpreting the past. The case of the Hunterian Museum’s Antonine Wall EMOTIVE experiences, 2018 3rd Digital Heritage International Congress (DigitalHERITAGE) held jointly with 2018 24th International Conference on Virtual Systems & Multimedia (VSMM 2018), San Francisco, CA, USA, 2018, pp. 1-8. doi: 10.1109/DigitalHeritage.2018.8810043 

Rodriguez S.,  Bousseau A., Durand F., Drettakis G. (2018). Exploiting Repetitions for Image-Based Rendering of Facades, Computer Graphics Forum (Proceedings of the Eurographics Symposium on Rendering), Volume 37, Number 4 - 2018.

Thonat, T., Djelouah, A., Durand, F., Drettakis, G. (2018). Thin Structures in Image Based Rendering, Computer Graphics Forum (Proceedings of the Eurographics Symposium on Rendering), Volume 37, Number 4, page 12 - 2018.

Bickel, P., Cignoni, P., Malomo, L. & Pietroni, N. (2018). State of the Art on Stylized Fabrication, Computer Graphics Forum (Proceedings of the Eurographics Symposium on Rendering), Volume 37, Number 6, page 325-342 - 2018

Andritsou, A., Katifori, A., Kourtis, V. & Ioannidis, Y. (2018). MoMaP – An interactive gamified app for the Museum of Mineralogy. In IEEE (Ed.), Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Virtual Worlds and Games for Serious Applications (VS Games 2018). IEEE, 2018.

Philip, J.,  Drettakis, G. (2018) Plane-Based Multi-View Inpainting for Image-Based Rendering in Large Scenes. In Proceedings of the ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics and Games – May 2018. Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Diakoumakos, I. P., Katifori, A., Kourtis, V., Karvounis, M., & Ioannidis, Y. (2017). Demonstrating the use of the alphabetic telegraph through a collaborative AR activity. In Proceedings of 23rd Int’l Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia -VSMM 2017. Dublin, Ireland: IEEE.

Economou, M. (2017). Use and Impact of Digital in Cultural Heritage: Insights from the Scottish Network of Digital Cultural Resources Evaluation. In Museums and the Web 2017. Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

Lambrakopoulos, G., Begetis, N., Katifori, A., Karvounis, M., & Ioannidis, Y. (2017). Experimental evaluation of the impact of virtual reality on the sentiment of fear. In Proceedings of 23rd Int’l Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia -VSMM 2017 (forthcoming). Dublin, Ireland: IEEE.

Perry, S., Roussou, M., Economou, M., Young, H., & Pujol, L. (2017). Moving Beyond the Virtual Museum: Engaging Visitors Emotionally. In 23rd Int’l Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia-VSMM (pp. 1–8). Dublin, Ireland: IEEE.


Book Chapters

Katifori, A., Tsitou, F., Pichou, M., Kourtis, V., Papoulias, E., Ioannidis, Y., & Roussou, M. (2020). Exploring the potential of visually-rich animated digital storytelling for cultural heritage: The mobile experience of the Athens University History Museum. In F. Liarokapis, N. Doulamis, A. Doulamis, & A. Voulodimos (Eds.), Visual Computing in Cultural Heritage (in press). Springer Nature.

Perry, S., Roussou, M., Mirashrafi, S. S., Katifori, A., & McKinney, S. (2019). Shared Digital Experiences Supporting Collaborative Meaning-Making at Heritage Sites. In H. Lewi, W. Smith, D. vom Lehn, & S. Cooke (Eds.), The Routledge International Handbook of New Digital Practices in Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums and Heritage Sites (1st ed., pp. 143–156). London: Routledge.

McKinney, S., Perry, S., Katifori, A., and Kourtis, V. (2019). Developing Digital Archaeology for Young People: A Model for Fostering Empathy and Dialogue in Formal and Informal Learning Environments. In: S. Hageneuer, ed., Communicating the Past in the Digital Age. Proceedings of the International Conference on Digital Methods in Teaching and Learning in Archaeology (12th-13th October 2018). London: Ubiquity, pp. (In press)

Katifori, A., Karvounis, M.,Kourtis, V., Perry, S., Roussou, M., and Ioannidis, Y. (2018). Applying Interactive Storytelling in Cultural Heritage: Opportunities, Challenges and Lessons Learned. In 11th International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling, ICIDS 2018, Dublin, Ireland, December 5–8, 2018.





ICOM Europe / ICOM-Greece's Embracing the virtual: European museums respond to the digital challenge

On the occasion of the 10-year anniversary of the new Acropolis Museum, ICOM Europe and ICOM Greece jointly organised a conference that looked into the embedding of digital practices in the museum world (21-22 November 2019, Athens). “Embracing the virtual: European museums respond to the digital challenge” was a two-day conference that aimed to address the opportunities and challenges arising from the implementation of new technologies and methods (e.g., 3D reconstructions, virtual and augmented reality, multimodal interactive systems) in the cultural sector. One of the EMOTIVE partners, Maria Roussou (ATHENA) presented a keynote titled: "Extending the virtual: the museum as a hybrid experience". Download/view full programme here.

Games and Learning Alliance conference

The Games and Learning Alliance conference is an international conference dedicated to the science and application of serious games. The conference aims at bringing together researchers, developers, practitioners and stakeholders. The goal is to share the state of the art of research and market, analysing the most significant trends and discussing visions on the future of serious games. One of the EMOTIVE partners, Maria Roussou (ATHENA) was invited to give a keynote titled "Immersive Games for Culture: from Representation to Experience". The conference took place in Athens on 27-29 November 2019. Read more about the keynote here.

New Narratives for Cultural Heritage: 3D and Immersive Experiences

4th Cultural Heritage day on “New Narratives for Cultural Heritage: 3D and Immersive Experiences” organised by the Catalan Cultural Heritage Agency, 30 October 2019, Barcelona. The University of Glasgow EMOTIVE team was invited to present the project’s innovations at this event and although they couldn’t attend physically (as this coincides with the date of the EMOTIVE public demo event in Glasgow), they submitted to the related competitions videos of the two Hunterian experiences, “Ebutius’s Dilemma” and “Views on Verecunda’s Life”. These were both selected to be included in the Heritage and Technology playlist on their YouTube channel: “Views on Verecunda’s Life” was also selected by the Jury to be shown in the afternoon seminar on the 30th October 2019.

Glasgow Digital Cultural Heritage Showcase

EMOTIVE was presented as part of the Glasgow Digital Cultural Heritage Showcase organised on 8 October 2019 as part of the Smithsonian Institution Delegation visit to UGLA (following a Memorandum of Understanding signed between the two organisations in 2018). This was organised by the Glasgow Digital Cultural Heritage Network (supported by the UGLA Arts Lab).

Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions (ASVA)

The UGLA team was invited to present the EMOTIVE innovations and tools at a sold-out event on Immersive Experiences - AR, VR and Visitor Expectations in the Attractions Sector (1 October 2019) with over 70 participants from the cultural, creative, and tourism industries sectors (related blog written up after the event).

Metamolds for Creating Cheap replicas

Demonstration by Thomas Alderighi, Luigi Malomo, Paolo Cignoni (CNR) at MakerFaire Rome 2018 in October 2018. Read the full paper that was presented at ACM Transactions on Graphics, SIGGRAPH 2018, here.

Single-Image SVBRDF Capture with a Rendering-Aware Deep Network

Conference paper presentation by Valentin Deschaintre, Miika Aittala, Frédo Durand, George Drettakis, Adrien Bousseau at ACM Transactions on Graphics, SIGGRAPH 2018 in Vancouver, Canada (11-17 August 2018). Read the full paper here. 

Metamolds for Creating Cheap replicas

Conference paper presentation by Thomas Alderighi, Luigi Malomo, Daniela Giorgi, Nico Pietroni, Bernd Bickel, Paolo Cignoni (CNR) at ACM Transactions on Graphics, SIGGRAPH 2018 in Vancouver, Canada (11-17 August 2018). Read the full paper here. 

Network Exploiting Repetitions for Image-Based Rendering of Facades

Conference paper presentation by Simon Rodriguez, Adrien Bousseau, Fredo Durand, George Drettakis at the Eurographics Symposium on Rendering 2018, Karlsruhe, Germany (2-4 July 2018). Read the full paper here.

Plane-Based Multi-View Inpainting for Image-Based Rendering in Large Scenes

Conference paper presentation by Julien Philip and George Drettakis at the ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics and Games (i3D) 2018, Montreal, Canada (15 May 2018). Read the full paper here. 

Chatbots for museums and heritage sites: ChatÇat, a ‘bot of conviction’ for Çatalhöyük

Presentation by Angeliki Tzouganatou, Sierra McKinney, Sara Perry (University of York) at XXXXVI Annual Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, Tübingen, Germany (19-23 March 2018). 

Hands on demonstration and evaluation of the University of Athens History Museum digital storytelling app

Demonstration by Dr Akrivi Katifori and Vassilis Kourtis (ATHENA) at the International Museum Day 2018 celebrations, The History Museum of the University of Athens, 18 May 2018.

EMOTIVE in keynote speech for the Greek ICOM International Museum Day 2018 event May 18, 2018

Our team member and Assistant Professor of the University of Athens, Dr Maria Roussou, was one of the two keynote speakers of the main ICOM Greece celebration, which took place at the OTE Museum of Telecommunications in Athens on 18 May 2018. Maria Roussou presented, among others, the value of emotions to promote engagement with cultural heritage and presented EMOTIVE and its objectives..

Interactive storytelling in the Museum – The technological challenges

Presentation by Yannis Ioannidis (ATHENA) at the History Museum of the University of Athens, for the International Museum Day 2018 on 18 May 2018. It included an evaluation of the digital storytelling guided tour created in collaboration with the Museum.

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Designing and evaluating emotionally engaging digital stories in cultural heritage setting

Presentation at the  Researching Digital Cultural Heritage Conference in Manchester, United Kingdom, 30 November 2017. Co-authors: Dr Maria Economou (University of Glasgow), Dr Hilary Young (University of Glasgow), Dr Laia Pujol Post (University of Glasgow, University of York), Dr Maria Roussou (University of Athens & ATHENA RC, Greece) and Dr Sara Perry (University of York).

Stuff and Knowledge: the future of teaching and learning in University Museums

Presentation by Maria Economou (University of Glasgow) at the University Museums Group Conference 2017, that took place at the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom on 11 September 2017

Generating Universal Human Values at UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Presentation by Dr Sara Perry (University of York) at the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA) 23rd Annual Meeting in Maastricht, the Netherlands (30 August – 3 September 2017). Read the abstract here.

Accommodation and Comfort in Head-Mounted Displays

Presentation and paper by George-Alex Koulieris, Bee Bui, Martin S. Banks, George Drettakis (INRIA) at the SIGGRAPH, the 44th International Conference & Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, Los Angeles, United States, 30 July – 3 August 2017.

Emotive Virtual Cultural Experiences through Personalised Storytelling

Presentation by Dr Maria Economou (University of Glasgow), at the XVIII UNIVERSEUM Network Meeting, in Belgrade, Serbia (8-10 June 2017).

A digital storytelling application for the University of Athens’ History Museum

Presentation by Dr Akrivi Katifori (ATHENA) at the 'Digital Tools and Cultural Management' event organised by the Greek Ministry of Digital Policy, Telecommunications and Media, Athens, Greece, 26 May 2017. Watch the video here.

Designing for the emotive engagement of visitors of cultural sites via storytelling

Presentation by Dr Maria Roussou (University of Athens & ATHENA RC, Greece) at the 'Digital Tools and Cultural Management' event organised by the Greek Ministry of Digital Policy, Telecommunications and Media, Athens, Greece, 26 May 2017. Watch the video here.

Emotionally engaging with the distant past: The EMOTIVE Project and cultural heritage stories that make us feel

Presentation by Dr Sara Perry (University of York) at the International workshop “New technologies and intangible cultural heritage”, XXVI International Festival of Ethnological Film Belgrade, Ethnographic Museum in Belgrade, Serbia, 12 October 2017. 

Explorathon: Researchers’ Night Scotland

During the Explorathon – Explorathon – Researchers’ Night Scotland, at the University of Glasgow on 29 September 2017, the visitors to the Hunterian’s Antonine Wall were testing new digital stories and learning about the EMOTIVE research, museum objects and Roman history, and participated in the story-design process assisting researchers from our University of Glasgow team.

Researchers’ Night Greece

The EMOTIVE project was showcased during the Researcher’s Night in Athens on Friday September 29, 2017 at the main Researchers Night venue Hellenic Cosmos, Pireos 254. The event was led by the Athena Research and Innovation Center in Information Communication & Knowledge Technologies (Greece) team.

Engaging Visitors of Archeological Sites through ‘EMOTIVE’ Storytelling Experiences

Presentation by Dr Maria Roussou (University of Athens & ATHENA RC, Greece) at KAINUA 2017, International conference on Knowledge, Analysis and Innovative Methods for the study and the dissemination of Ancient Urban areas, Bologna, Italy, 18-27 April 2017.