David Arnold

DavidFor the past 15 years Professor David Arnold has been leading research at the interface of technologies supporting the documentation and analysis of cultural heritage data. He has been the coordinator of two large EU projects since 2002, as Head of the Cultural Informatics Research Group. The first was the EPOCH (Network of Excellence in Processing Open Cultural Heritage) a project which involved 95 partners over 4 years and benefitted from €7.88M of EU support under contract no. IST-2002-507382). The second has been the 3D-COFORM project (Tools and Expertise for 3D Collection FORMation) – a large scale Integrating Project under FP7 which has involved 19 partners over 4 years since 2008 and an EU contribution €8.45M under grant agreement n° 231809; 2008-2012.
David was educated at Gonville and Caius College and was awarded his PhD, 'A Computer Model of Housing Layout,' by the Department of Architecture at the University of Cambridge in 1978. He was a research assistant at the Centre for Land Use and Built Form Studies at the University of Cambridge, before taking a lectureship in Computing Science at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, in 1978, where he was promoted to full Professor in 1989. In 2002 he joined the University of Brighton as Dean of the Faculty of Management and Information Sciences. Since 2010 he has been the Dean responsible for Doctoral Students – activities which were brought together across the University in 2011 under the Brighton Doctoral College. Alongside this and the work of the Cultural Informatics Research Group he also holds the role of Director of Research Initiatives.
Professor Arnold is a Chartered Engineer, a Chartered Information Technology Professional, a Member of the ACM and ACM SIGGRAPH and the UK Computing Research Committee (UKCRC). He is also a Fellow of the British Computer Society (FBCS) and the EUROGRAPHICS Association of which he is a past chairman.
He has been chair of many international programme committees including for VAST (Virtual reality, Archaeology and Cultural Heritage) on several occasions since 2001. He was the founding editor-in-chief of the ACM Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage (JOCCH).

Interests

David Arnold’s research interests lie in the conception of ICT tools that fundamentally empower new forms of enquiry and communication about cultural heritage. Experience in the adoption of technologies in other spheres suggests that this is a multi-facetted challenge, starting from the fundamental difficulties of discussing potential applications across disciplinary cultures and hence of perceiving meaningful applications in the fast paced change that characterises technological development. The challenges then involve addressing the practical issues of making tools usable and relevant to a variety of situations and working practices and ultimately to develop new paradigms for the use and communication of cultural heritage data whether to analyse research questions or to communicate and entertain the public.
The CIRG believe that to achieve our goals we must embed collaboration with museums archives and other heritage organisations within our work and to that end we have had active collaborations with both international icons in museums (including the Vistoria and Albert Museum, The Louvre Museum, the Academia Museum in Florence, the Royal Belgium Museum, The Rijksmuseum and the Berlin State museum) and in archealogical sites (e.g. the temples of Abu Simbel and UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Cyprus, as well as the UNESCO World Herirtage HQ in Paris). We work with these organisations and others to test prototype technologies and to develop new models of sustainable enterprises.

Major results

The EPOCH Research Agenda for the Applications of ICTs to Cultural Heritage has now been downloaded in full approaching 10,000 times. This book drew on the experience developed over 4 years of the EPOCH project to formulate the next set of challenges. The 3D-COFORM project is now addressing many of these in an integrated way so that data may be repurposed for multiple application scenarios, whilst addressing challenges such as referential integrity, long-term preservation and recording the provenance of digital artefacts.
The 3D-COFORM project is producing a public exhibition which will be held in Brighton from July 27th to August 25th 2012. This will showcase the project’s results across a wide range of experimental deployments of 3D documentation. Figure 1 shows the results of digitising a Ganesh figurine, which has been carved from Labrodorite – a semi-precious stone which exhibits highly directional light properties. This model was captured by a device developed under 3D-COFORM by the University of Bonn – a partner in the project. 3D-COFORM’s work with 3D documentation has recently been recognised by the signing of agreements with Europeana – the European digital library – for the supply of 3D data from June 2012.
The CIRG has been advising the Public Monuments and Sculptures Association on the design of new database schema to record data on public monuments in a form compatible with the CIDOC-CRM standard and suitable for supporting interactive web-based applications.

Publications by David Arnold

Number of items: 60.

Sá, Asla M., Rodriguez Echavarria, Karina and Arnold, David (2014) Dual joints for 3D-structures Visual Computer, 30 (12). pp. 1321-1331. ISSN 0178-2789

Arnold, David and Kaminski, Jaime (2014) 3D scanning and presentation of ethnographic collections – potentials and challenges Journal of Museum Ethnography, 27. pp. 78-97. ISSN 0954–7169

Kaminski, Jaime, Benson, Angela and Arnold, David (2014) Contemporary issues in cultural heritage tourism [Edited Collections]

Kaminski, Jaime, Benson, Angela and Arnold, David (2013) Contemporary Issues in Cultural Heritage Tourism: Introduction In: Kaminski, Jaime, Benson, Angela and Arnold, David, eds. Contemporary issues in cultural tourism heritage. Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility . Routledge, Abingdon, UK, pp. 3-18. ISBN 0415817722

Kaminski, Jaime, Arnold, David and Benson, Angela (2013) Cultural heritage tourism: future drivers and their influence In: Kaminski, Jaime, Benson, Angela and Arnold, David, eds. Contemporary issues in cultural tourism heritage. Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility . Routledge, Abingdon, UK, pp. 319-337. ISBN 0415817722

Arnold, David and Kaminski, Jaime (2013) Cultural heritage tourism and the digital future In: Kaminski, Jaime, Benson, Angela and Arnold, David, eds. Contemporary issues in cultural heritage tourism. Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility . Routledge, Abingdon, UK, pp. 259-282. ISBN 9780415817721

Rosenkind, Micah, Arnold, David and Winstanley, Graham (2013) A temporal pattern predictor for virtual characters In: ECAL 2013: 12th European Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems, Taormina, Italy, 2-6 September, 2013.

Calogero, Erica, Kaminski, Jaime and Arnold, David (2013) Using procedural modelling to explore alternative designs for the Louvre Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage, 6 (4). ISSN 1556-4673

Sá, Asla M., Rodriguez Echavarria, Karina, Griffin, Martin, Covill, Derek, Kaminski, Jaime and Arnold, David (2012) Parametric 3D-fitted frames for packaging heritage artefacts In: 13th international symposium on virtual reality, archaeology and cultural heritage VAST, Brighton, UK, 19-21 November, 2012.

Kaminski, Jaime, Rodriguez Echavarria, Karina, Palma, Gianpaolo, Arnold, David, Scopigno, Roberto, Stevenson, James and Proesmans, Marc (2012) Insourcing, outsourcing and crowdsourcing 3D collection formation: perspectives for cultural heritage sites In: VAST12: The 13th International Symposium on Virtual Reality, Archaeology and Intelligent Cultural Heritage, Brighton, UK, 19-21 Nov 2011.

Rodriguez Echavarria, Karina, Theodoridou, Maria, Georgis, Christos, Arnold, David, Doerr, Martin, Stork, Andre and Pena Serna, Sebastian (2012) Semantically rich 3D documentation for the preservation of tangible heritage In: VAST12: The 13th International Symposium on Virtual Reality, Archaeology and Intelligent Cultural Heritage, Brighton, UK, 19-21 November 2012.

Calogero, Erica, Tyson, N., Arnold, David and Morris, David (2011) Using procedural modelling as a framework for representing style: an example from Regency architecture Computer Graphics Forum, 30. pp. 41-48. ISSN 0167-7055

Calogero, Erica and Arnold, David (2011) Generating alternative proposals for the Louvre using procedural modeling In: Proceedings of the 4th ISPRS International Workshop 3D-ARCH 2011: 3D Virtual Reconstruction and Visualization of Complex Architectures, Trento, Italy, 2-4 March 2011.

Carillo, Erminia, Arnold, David, Kaminski, Jaime and Pemberton, Lyn (2011) Usability evaluation of a prototype iPhone App for Osaka Castle Museum: outcomes and reflections In: International Symposium on Virtual Reality, Archaeology and Cultural Heritage, VAST 2011, 18-21 October, 2011, Prato, Tuscany, Italy.

Kaminski, Jaime, Arnold, David and Benson, Angela (2010) Volunteer archeological tourism: An overview In: Volunteer Tourism: Theory Framework to Practical Applications. Routledge, Oxon, UK, pp. 157-174. ISBN 9780415576642

Carillo, Erminia, Kadobayashi, Rieko, Chikama, Masaki, Shimojo, Shinji, Rodriguez Echavarria, Karina and Arnold, David (2010) Making History Alive and Interactive. Designing an iPhone App to Present the Summer War of Osaka Byōbu In: VSMM 2010 - 16th International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia, 20-23 October 2010, Seoul, South Korea.

Carillo, Erminia, Kadobayashi, R., Kaminski, Jaime, Rodriguez Echavarria, Karina and Arnold, David (2010) ICT in Japanese museums: a strategic and contextual survey In: VAST 2010 - 11th International Symposium on Virtual Reality, Archaeology and Cultural Heritage, Paris, France, 21-24 September, 2010.

Rodriguez Echavarria, Karina, Morris, David and Arnold, David (2009) Enabling users to create and document 3D content for heritage In: The First International Conference on Creative Content Technologies, CONTENT 2009, 15-20 November, 2009, Athens/Glyfada, Greece.

Carillo, Erminia, Rodriguez Echavarria, Karina, Heath, Robin and Arnold, David (2009) Digital media to communicate Vindolanda’s intangible cultural heritage: preliminary reflections VAST 2009: Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Virtual Reality, Archaeology and Cultural Heritage, Workshop, VAST-STAR, Short and Project Papers. pp. 81-85.

Rodriguez Echavarria, Karina, Morris, David and Arnold, David (2009) Web based presentation of semantically tagged 3D content for public sculptures and monuments in the UK In: Web 3D: Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on 3D Web Technology, Darmstadt, Germany, 16-17 June, 2009.

Arnold, David (2008) Cultural heritage as a vehicle for basic research in computing science: Pasteur's quadrant and a use-inspired basic research agenda Computer Graphics Forum, 27 (8). pp. 2188-2196. ISSN 1467-8659

Arnold, David (2008) Digital artefacts: possibilities and purpose In: Greengrass, Mark and Hughes, Lorna, eds. The Virtual Representation of the Past. AHRC Digital Resarch in the Arts and Humanitites Series . Ashgate Publishing Ltd, Farnham, UK, pp. 159-170. ISBN 9780754672883

Carillo, Erminia, Rodriguez Echavarria, Karina and Arnold, David (2008) Digital storytelling and intangible heritage: Vindolanda Roman Fort case study In Ashley M., Hermon S., Proença A. and Rodriguez-Echavarria K. (eds.) VAST 2008: Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Virtual Reality, Archaeology and Cultural Heritage, Workshop, Short and Project Papers volume. pp. 85-89.

Carillo, Erminia, Rodriguez Echavarria, Karina, Heath, Robin and Arnold, David (2008) Effective user-centered design for the Vindolanda interactive multimedia application VSMM 2008: Digital Heritage; Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia Short Papers. pp. 337-343.

Morris, David, Rodriguez Echavarria, Karina and Arnold, David (2008) An open source head-eye tracking suite for immersive environments: Point of Regard In: IADIS International Conference on Computer Graphics and Visualization 2008, 24 - 26 July 2008, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Arnold, David (2008) Pasteur's quadrant: cultural heritage as inspiration for basic research in computer science Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage, 1 (1). pp. 1-13. ISSN 1556-4673

Arnold, David and Geser, G. (2008) The EPOCH research agenda for the applications of ICTs to cultural heritage Excellence in Processing Open Cultural Heritage, Archaeolingua, Budapest. ISBN 978963991103

Arnold, David, Day, A., Glauert, J., Haegler, S., Jennings, V., Kevelham, B., Laycock, R., Magnenat-Thalmann, N., Maïm, J., Maupu, D., Papagiannakis, G., Thalmann, D., Yersin, B. and Rodriguez Echavarria, Karina (2008) Tools for populating cultural heritage environments with interactive virtual humans, open digital cultural heritage systems In: EPOCH Conference on Open Digital Cultural Heritage Systems 2008, Rome, Italy.

Rodriguez Echavarria, Karina, Moore, Craig, Morris, David, Arnold, David, Delaney, Aidan and Heath, Robin (2008) Studying users' acceptability towards 3D immersive environments - virtual tours: a case study In: GRAPP 2008: Proceedings of the 3rd international conference on computer graphics theory and applications, Funchal, Madeira, 22-25 January, 2008.

Arnold, David, Geser, G. and Kaminski, Jaime (2008) Into the future: the EPOCH research agenda In: EPOCH 2008 Conference on Open Digital Heritage Systems, 25-26 Feb 2008, Rome, Italy.

Rodriguez Echavarria, Karina, Morris, David, Glauert, J., Jennings, V., Moore, C. and Arnold, David (2007) Developing effective interfaces for cultural heritage 3D immersive environments In: Arnold, D.B., Chalmers, A. and Niccolucci, F., eds. VAST 2007. The 8th International Symposium on Virtual Reality, Archaeology and Cultural Heritage. Eurographics, Aire-la-Ville, Switzerland, pp. 93-99. ISBN 9789638046895

Carillo, Erminia, Rodriguez Echavarria, Karina and Arnold, David (2007) Displaying intangible heritage using ICT. Roman everyday life on the frontier: Vindolanda In: Arnold, D.B., Chalmers, A. and Niccolucci, F., eds. VAST 2007. The 8th International Symposium on Virtual Reality, Archaeology and Cultural Heritage. Eurographics, Aire-la-Ville, Switzerland, pp. 51-55. ISBN 9789638046895

Wieneke, L., Nutzel, J. and Arnold, David (2007) Life 1.5: creating a task based reward structure in Second Life to encourage and direct user created content In: International cultural heritage informatics meeting (ICHIM07), 24-26 Oct 2007, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Danks, M., Rodriguez Echavarria, Karina, Griffiths, Richard and Arnold, David (2007) Producing interactive digital media based exhibitions to engage students with cultural heritage In: International cultural heritage informatics meeting (ICHIM07), 24-26 Oct 2007, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Arnold, David and Geser, G. (2007) EPOCH Research agenda for the applications of ICT to cultural heritage EPOCH. ISBN 9789638046802

Pitzalis, D., Lahanier, C., Aitken, G., Pillay, R., Rodriguez Echavarria, Karina and Arnold, David (2007) 3D techniques to create interactive virtual museums In: GRAPP 2007: 2nd International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory, 8-11 Mar 2007, Barcelona, Spain.

Carillo, Erminia, Rodriguez Echavarria, Karina and Arnold, David (2007) Displaying intangible heritage using ICT. Roman everyday life on the frontier: Vindolanda In: VAST 2007: Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Virtual Reality, Archaeology and Intelligent Cultural Heritage, Brighton, United Kingdom.

Danks, M., Goodchild, M., Rodriguez Echavarria, Karina, Arnold, David and Griffiths, Richard (2007) Interactive storytelling and gaming environments for museums: the interactive storytelling exhibition project In: Technologies for E-learning and Digital Entertainment: Second International Conference, Edutainment 2007, Hong Kong, China, June 11-13, 2007. Proceedings. Lecture notes in computer science, 4469/2 . Springer, Berlin, Germany, pp. 104-115. ISBN 9783540730101

Arnold, David and Ferko, A. (2007) Proceedings of cultural heritage stream at Eurographics 2007 [Edited Collections]

Arnold, David, Chalmers, A. and Niccolucci, F. (2007) VAST2007: Proceedings of the VAST 2007 symposium [Edited Collections]

Ioannides, M., Arnold, David, Niccolucci, F. and Mania, K. (2006) VAST2006: the e-volution of information communication technology in cultural heritage. Short papers from the joint event CIPA/VAST/EG EuroMed 2006 [Edited Collections]

Ioannides, M., Arnold, David, Niccolucci, F. and Mania, K. (2006) The e-volution of Information Communication Technology in Cultural Heritage. Where Hi-Tech Touches the Past: Risks and Challenges for the 21st Century. Project papers from the joint event CIPA / VAST / EG / EuroMed 2006 [Edited Collections]

Rodriguez Echavarria, Karina, Jenkins, T., Moore, C., Genereux, M. and Arnold, David (2006) Integration issues for tools to create interactive Cultural Heritage experiences In: The 7th International Symposium on Virtual Reality, Archaeology and Cultural Heritage (VAST 2006), 30 Oct - 4 Nov, Nicosia, Cyprus.

Ioannides, M., Arnold, David, Niccolucci, F. and Mania, K. (2006) Proceedings of CIPA/VAST/EG/EuroMed 2006: 37th CIPA international workshop dedicated on e-documentation and standardisation in cultural heritage [Edited Collections]

Arnold, David and Billinghurst, M. (2005) GRAPHITE2005: Proceedings of the 3rd international conference on Computer graphics and interactive techniques in Australasia and South East Asia ACM press, New York, USA. ISBN 1595932011

Arnold, David (2005) Virtual tourism, a niche in cultural heritage In: Novelli, M., ed. Niche tourism. Elsevier, Oxford, UK, pp. 223-232. ISBN 075066133X

Day, A.M., Arnold, David, Havemann, S. and Fellner, D. (2004) Combining polygonal and subdivision surface approaches to modelling and rendering of urban environments Computers and Graphics, 28 (4). pp. 497-507. ISSN 0097-8493

Arnold, David, Chalmers, A. and Niccolucci, F. (2003) VAST2003: Proceedings of the the 4th international symposium on virtual reality, archaeology and intelligent cultural heritage [Edited Collections]

Franzetti, T., Day, A.M. and Arnold, David (2003) A fan growing algorithm for efficient vertex caching Computers and Graphics, 27 (5). pp. 773-789. ISSN 0097-8493

Arnold, David and Wyvill, G. (2003) GRAPHITE 2003: Proceedings of the 3rd international conference on computer graphics and interactive techniques in Australasia and South East Asia [Edited Collections]

Arnold, David, Day, A.M., Fellner, D. and Havemann, S. (2003) The Charismatic approach to modelling and rendering urban environments In: Enter the Past. The E-way into the four Dimensions of Cultural Heritage. CAA 2003. Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, Vienna, Austria, 8-12 April, 2003.

Day, Andrew M., Arnold, David, Havemann, S. and Fellner, D.W. (2003) Combining polygonal and subdivision surface approaches to modelling of urban environments In: Second International Conference on Cyberworlds (CW'03), 3-5 December, 2003.

Havemann, S., Fellner, D.W., Day, Andrew M. and Arnold, David (2003) New approaches to efficient rendering of complex reconstructed environments In: VAST03: the 4th international symposium on virtual reality, archaeology and intelligent cultural heritage, Brighton, United Kingdom, 5-7 November, 2003.

Birch, P., Browne, S., Jennings, V., Day, A. and Arnold, David (2002) Rapid procedural-modelling of architectural structures In: Proceedings of the 2001 conference on virtual reality, archeology, and cultural heritage, Athens, Greece, 28 - 30 November, 2001.

Willmott, J., Wright, L., Arnold, David and Day, A. (2002) Rendering of large and complex urban environments for real time heritage reconstructions In: Proceedings of the 2001 conference on virtual reality, archeology, and cultural heritage, Athens, Greece, 28 - 30 November, 2001.

Flack, P., Willmott, J., Browne, S., Arnold, David and Day, A. (2002) Scene assembly for large scale urban reconstructions In: Proceedings of the 2001 conference on virtual reality, archeology, and cultural heritage, Athens, Greece, 28 - 30 November, 2001.

Arnold, David, Chalmers, A. and Fellner, D. (2002) VAST2001: Proceedings of the 2001 conference on virtual reality, archeology, and cultural heritage [Edited Collections]

Arnold, David (2002) Economic reconstructions of populated environments: progress with the CHARISMATIC project In: Niccolucci, Franco, ed. Virtual Archaeology: proceedings of the VAST Euroconference, Arezzo, Italy 24-25 November 2000. Archaeopress, Oxford, UK, pp. 203-208. ISBN 1841714542

Lovett, A., Kennaway, R., Sunnenberg, G., Cobb, D., Dolman, P., O'Riordan, T. and Arnold, David (2002) Visualising sustainable agricultural landscapes In: Fisher, P. and Unwin, D., eds. Virtual reality in geography. Taylor and Francis, London, UK, pp. 102-130. ISBN 074840905X

Arnold, David, Day, A.M., Jennings, V., Courtenay, A. and Duce, D.A. (2001) Haptic device control - will it fit standardised input models? Computer Graphics Forum, 20 (4). pp. 245-256. ISSN 1467-8659

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Figure. Ganesh 3D acquisition using the multi-view dome
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