From September 26th to 28th, 2019 in Burgas, Bulgaria, the Institute of Mathematics and Informatics at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, under the patronage of UNESCO and Burgas Municipality and with the support of the National Science Fund, organizes the Ninth International Conference on Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage—DiPP2019.

Co-organisers of the event are: the Regional Academic Center – Burgas, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences; the Regional Historical Museum – Burgas; the Burgas Free University; Index Ltd.

The prestigious scientific event will be opened on September 26, 2019 at 11:30, in Expo Center “Flora”, Burgas, Bulgaria.

The conference aims at presenting innovative results, research projects and applications in the field of digitisation, documentation, archiving, representation and preservation of global and national tangible and intangible cultural and scientific heritage. The focus is to provide open access to digitised cultural heritage and to set up sustainable policies for its continuous digital preservation and conservation.

The priority area is the digital presentation and preservation of cultural and historical objects under conditions of risk. The forum will demonstrate innovative technologies and prototypes, including digital repositories, digital archives, virtual museums and digital libraries, which result from established practices and achievements in the field. Representatives of public and specialised libraries, museums, galleries, archives, centres, both national and foreign research institutions and universities are invited to participate and exchange experiences, ideas, knowledge and best practices in the field.

The International Conference on Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage is becoming a traditional meeting of scientists working in the country and abroad with their colleagues from prestigious scientific centres all over the world, presenting the latest scientific achievements in the field of ICT for cultural and scientific heritage and laying out the paths for future research. The previous 8 DiPP conferences have welcomed more than 350 participants from 20 countries (Bulgaria, China, Czech Republic, Holland, Hungary, Germany, Greece, France, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Portugal, Russia, Rumania, Serbia, Switzerland, Ukraine, USA, etc.), presenting scientific and project reports, published in the Conference proceedings (available with open access at:

Accompanying Events

  • A workshop and a National Information Day Workshop on Open Access to Scientific Publications, Data and Data Science, organized by the Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.
  • A workshop on Serious Games and their Educational Applications, organized by IMI-BAS in the frame of the Cultural Heritage, National Memory and Social Development National Research Program approved by DCM No 577 of  17 August 2018.

More information about the conference can be found on the DiPP2019 website.