culture and computing

Culture and Computing is a new research area which aims to overcome different cultural issues in international communities using information and communication technologies (ICT). There are various research directions in the relations between culture and computing: to archive cultural heritages via ICT (cf. digital archives), to empower humanities researches via ICT (cf. digital humanities), to create art and expressions via ICT (cf. media art), to realize a culturally situated agent (cf. cultural agent), to support multi-language, multi-cultural societies via ICT (cf. intercultural collaboration), and to understand new cultures born in the Internet and Web (cf. net culture).

The International Conference on Culture and Computing provides an opportunity to share research issues and discuss the future of culture and computing, which was established in Kyoto, the cultural heart of Japan in 2010, and has been held once every two years in Kyoto, Japan since 2011. The conference is also held in even years when there is a voluntary host city (e.g., Culture and Computing 2012 in Hangzhou, China).

Culture and Computing 2015 will also be organized with an exhibition on the integration of state of the art cultural computing technologies and Japanese traditional culture, along with a number of organized sessions. To understand the proceedings at the previous conferences, please visit below.

Culture and Computing 2015 was a great success!
The Conference attracted 72 participants from 22 countries. Enthusiastic and productive discussions were held for three days. We would like to send out special thanks to all the authors, reviewers, committee members and staffs, who made the conference possible.

Best of Culture and Computing 2015 Awards

This conference initiated a Best of Culture and Computing 2015 awards program. The reviewing process for the conference as a whole ensures the quality of published contributions.

Best Paper:
  • Modeling and Evaluating a Bayesian Network of Culture-Dependent Behaviors
    Birgit Lugrin, Julian Frommel, and Elisabeth André
Best Poster::
  • New Approach of Cultural Aesthetic Using Sound and Image
    Yunian Pang and Naoko Tosa
Best Paper Candidates:
  • Content Sharing in Global Brand from Geographic Perspective
    Amit Pariyar, Yohei Murakami, Donghui Lin, and Toru Ishida
  • Perception of Affective Body Movements in HRI Across Age Groups: Comparison Between Results from Denmark and Japan
    Matthias Rehm, Anders Krogsager, and Nicolaj Segato
  • Visual Point-Based Analysis of Laser-Scanned Historical Structures
    Wang Sheng, Atsushi Okamoto, and Satoshi Tanaka
Best Poster Candidates:
  • An Approach to Named Entity Extraction from Mongolian Historical Documents
    Biligsaikhan Batjargal, Garmaabazar Khaltarkhuu, and Akira Maeda
  • Virtual Show, Go In!: Walk-through System and VR Goggles of a Temple for Museum Exhibits
    Asako Soga

Update History

(2015.9.4) Exhibition Information is Announced.
(2015.9.3) Early registration due is extended to September 10th!
(2015.8.19) Program is Announced.
(2015.8.11) Timetable is Announced.
(2015.7.27) Accepted Papers are announced.
(2015.7.17) Acceptance Notifications have been sent.
(2015.7.8) Registration Information is Announced. Application form is here.
(2015.7.2) Accommodation Information is Announced.
(2015.6.15) Submission deadline of demonstration extended!
Submission deadline of demonstration is extended to June 30, 2015!
(2015.5.25) Submission deadline extended!
Submission deadline is extended to June 14, 2015!
(2015.4.16) Social Event Information is Announced.
(2015.4.16) Invited Talk is Announced.
Speaker: Professor Mark Burry, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, University of Melbourne, Australia
(2015.4.2) Organized Sessions is Announced.
(2015.4.1) Keynote Information is Announced.
Speaker: Masataka Goto, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST),Japan
(2014.10.21) Conference Website is Open.


October 17-19, 2015


Kyoto University, Japan
The Clock Tower Centennial Hall

Organized by:

Organization Committee of International Conference on Culture and Computing 2015
Kyoto Laboratory for Culture and Computing

Co-sponsored by:

Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University
Kyoto Research Park Corp
Advanced Scientific Technology & Management Research Institute of KYOTO
Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies, Kyoto University

Supported by:

The Kyoto University Foundation
Support Center for Advanced Telecommunications Technology Research, Foundation
The Telecommunications Advancement Foundation
The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers
The Japan Society for Artificial Intelligence
Information Processing Society of Japan
The Society for Art and Science
Kyoto Prefecture
Kyoto City

Previous Conference:

Culture and Computing 2013 (Web, Proceedings)
Culture and Computing 2012 (Web, Proceedings)
Culture and Computing 2011 (Web, Proceedings)
Culture and Computing 2010 (Web, Proceedings)