MHAC: 1st International Workshop on Mobile Hypermedia Applications for Culture


Nowadays, the technological advancement in mobile devices has made possible the development of hypermedia applications that exploit their features. A potential application domain for mobile devices is applications for culture and related fields. Such applications may be shared, commented and further reused under other circumstances through the spatial interface environment of mobile devices. Various mobile devices may be exploited ranging from small smartphones to large tablets in combination with large displays or other projectors. Applications’ scope may regard the management and preparation of cultural content and processes including museum management, archaeological excavations and cultural events and its dissemination in archaeological sites, museums, cultural organizations and sites via augmented reality, navigation, voice commands and other related features. Furthermore, secure mechanisms for the distribution and commercial exploitation of multimedia cultural content in mobile devices should be taken into consideration along with the exploitation of web 2.0 applications and social media in general. Finally, educational multimedia applications and games may further present and disseminate multimedia cultural content through mobile devices inside and outside of classroom.


The paper may focus on mobile hypermedia applications targeted for culture, ranging from management to dissemination.

The topics include but are not limited to:

  • Mobile hypermedia applications for cultural content management and processes
  • Mobile hypermedia educational applications and games – cultural education
  • Distributed mobile hypermedia cultural applications
  • Digital rights management for hypermedia cultural content in mobile devices
  • Interoperability in mobile hypermedia cultural applications
  • Accessibility and adaptability in mobile hypermedia cultural applications
  • Web 2.0 applications for culture in mobile devices
  • Technologies and applications for disseminating cultural content in mobile devices
  • Mobile cultural routes and GIS
  • Mobile cultural – tourism routes and maps


  • Georgios Styliaras

Assistant Professor
Department of Cultural Heritage Management and New Technologies
University of Patras, Greece

  •  Dimitrios Tsolis

Department of Cultural Heritage Management and New Technologies
University of Patras, Greece

Committee Members:

  • Evangelia Kavakli, University of the Aegean, Greece
  • Dimitrios Koukopoulos, University of Patras, Greece
  • George Koutromanos, University of Athens, Greece
  • George Lekakos, Athens University of Business and Economics, Greece
  • Enric Mayol, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
  • Alessandro Piva, University of Florence, Italy
  • Alfredo Ronchi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Spyros Sioutas, Ionian University, Greece
  • Krzysztof Walczak, Poznan University of Economics, Poland
  • Panayotis Zaphiris, Cyprus University of Technology
  • Sotiris Christodoulou, Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece
  • Eleni Christopoulou, University of Patras, Greece


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