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After more than an year of work, a team of University of Ruse “Angel Kanchev” in partnership with Ruse Regional Museum of History and The Museum of National History and archaeology Constanta, have prepared a project proposal for Interreg V-A Rоmania-Bulgaria Priority Axis 2: A green region. All documents for the project proposal were successfully prepared and submitted on 30 June 2015 to Cross Border Cooperation Regional Office in Calarasi. The goal of the project is to preserve and promote historical and cultural sites with significant impact from the lower part of the Roman Limes, a UNESCO World Heritage site candidate. The project proposal highlights the following main activities: Categorisation and selection of the ancient roman heritage sites; Digitalization of the available resources about the selected sites; On-site aerial and ground photoshoots, data processing and creation of the information database; Development of web-based information platform and mobile applications; Training events and dissemination activities; Information and publicity.

On January 12th 2016 the University of Ruse “Angel Kanchev” as a lead partner of project proposal received a fax from Joint Secretariat and Management Authority of Interreg V-A Rоmania Bulgaria Programme. The fax has contained information about the fact that the project “Ancient Roman Cultural Heritage Interactive Visualization Environment for the cross border area between Bulgaria and Romania ARCHIVE” code 15.2.1.038, has been within 23 accepted projects, which are founded in the first phase in Interreg V-A RO-BG Programme. On January 21th expert group from Management Institution of Cross Border Cooperation Programme visited the University of Ruse. The goal of this visitation was related to pre-contracting agreement to start the project. After this stage the signing of the contract for financing the project ahead. The project will run for 18 months with the budget of 494.928,67 euro.

On April 4th 2016 the formal project agreement has been signed to address the start of the implementation of Project “Ancient Roman Cultural Heritage Interactive Visualization Environment for the cross border area between Bulgaria and Romania ARCHIVE” code 15.2.1.038. The event was held in Calarasi, Romania and it was attended by Control Agency of Cross Border Cooperation (CBC) program, representatives of the lead partner – University of Ruse “Angel Kanchev” and representatives of Museum National History and Archaeology Constanta. Project duration, start and end date: 18 months, from April 5th, 2016 until October 4th, 2017.


                                                

After the formal signing of the project “Ancient Roman Cultural Heritage Interactive Visualization Environment for the cross border area between Bulgaria and Romania ARCHIVE” code 15.2.1.038, a kick-off meeting was held in University of Ruse, room 322 of Rectorate building. This was the first gathering of the project members after the contract was signed. The event was held on 20th April 2016 and the goal was to elect a Joint Management Board of the project. In addition, the main activities for the first 3 months have been defined per partners. The primary activity that was assigned to partners is categorization of the objects from ancient roman heritage in the cross border area between Bulgaria and Romania. (Click here for pictures)

On 21th April 2016 in Kaneff Center of University of Ruse, a press-conference took place in order to initialize the beginning of the Project “Ancient Roman Cultural Heritage Interactive Visualization Environment for the cross border area between Bulgaria and Romania ARCHIVE” code 15.2.1.038. The meeting was attended by representatives of University of Ruse “Angel Kanchev”, Ruse Regional Museum of History, Museum of National History and Archaeology Constanta, as well as representatives of regional media and business. The conference began with a speech of Prof. Velizara Pencheva – Rector of the University of Ruse. After her speech the Lead partner coordinator presented information about the project, main activity and future aspects. The attending guests were very interested and a lot of questions have arisen. (Click here for pictures)

On 27th April 2016 a press-conference was held in Romania. The goal of the press-conference was to popularised the beginning of the project. The event was attended by representatives of regional media and business, as well as members of the project teams – lead partner University of Ruse “Angel Kanchev”, Ruse Regional Museum of History and Museum of National History and Archaeology Constanta. The attending guests ware very interested. (Click here for pictures)

European Researchers’ Night is a mega event which takes places every year simultaneously in about 300 cities all over the Europe and beyond. This year the event took place also in 11 Bulgarian cities. Ruse is within those Bulgarian cities, in which the European Researchers’ Night was held on 30th September 2016. In this events members of the project “Ancient Roman Cultural Heritage Interactive Visualization Environment for the cross border area between Bulgaria and Romania ARCHIVE” code 15.2.1.038 has participated. A presentation about the project, its goals and activities was made and also some achieved results was shown. (Click here for pictures)

Expert Team of University of Ruse during the implementation of the project activities. Enjoy the incredible photos taken at impressive locations with archaeological significance from Roman times. The photographs were taken during the mission trip to Romania near the location Histria, Carsium and Capidava in September 2016(Click here for pictures)

October 2016 - Initial tests of newly purchased equipment, which is needed to implement the activities of the project "15.2.1.038 ARCHIVE". (Click here for pictures)

A two-day dissemination workshop was held from 17th to 18th October 2016 in Ruse. The goal of the Workshop was to popularize the results of the project “15.2.1.038 ARCHIVE” achieved during the first six mounts from the beginning of the project implementation. The events was attended by representatives of Ruse Regional Museum of History, Museum of National history and archaeology Constanta, project members from University of Ruse, as well as representatives of regional media, business and travel agencies from cross border area between Bulgaria and Romania. During the workshop a presentation was made in “Alexander I” hall of Ruse Regional Museum of History. The goal of the presentation was to introduce the achieved results as well as to announce future aspects of project activities related to creating available models which can be further recreated by using modern 3D printing technologies. All products implemented in the project will be further popularized by applications for Android and IOS mobile phones and terminals. At this stage, the partners believe that the project goes according to specified activities and they are convinced that a positive outcomes will be achieved. (Click here for pictures)

A Museum Exhibition Fair was held from 3rd to 5th of November 2016 in Ruse Regional Museum of History. The goal of the event was to gather professionals who work in the aria of history and culture. Highlights of the event were oriented towards digitalization of Roman heritage, so that the event was attended by "15.2.1.038 ARHIVE" project representatives. The agenda included presentations of different representatives who have one goal - introducing current "Digital Projects". On 4th of November representatives of the project "15.2.1.038 ARCHIVE" participated in the seminar. They have presented the project activities related to interactive visualisation of ancient roman cultural heritage. The presentation included some of the methods for digitalization of objects and location with roman significance and also the equipment which would be used for the implementation of the activities was shown. (Click here for pictures)

The Joint Secretariat within the Cross Border Cooperation Regional Office Calarasi for the Romania – Bulgaria border (CBC RO Calarasi) organised on Monday, 21st of November 2016, at the conference hall of Calarasi County Council, the Annual Conference of the Interreg V – A Romania – Bulgaria Programme. The goal of the event is to present the implementation status of the Interreg V-A Romania – Bulgaria Programme and to communicate the results achieved through the implementation of the Romania – Bulgaria Cross Border Cooperation Programme 2007 – 2013. The event was attended by representatives of project "15.2.1.038 ARCHIVE". The experts of the project have presented some already achieved results and also have shown some of the equipment purchased for the project implementation. In addition an impressive video was introduced which showed part of the activities included in the project for digitalization of locations with roman heritage. (Click here for pictures)


On 16th of March 2017, ICT Media hold a Second national forum titled "3D Printing - the precursor of the Fourth Industrial Revolution". The event took place in "New York City" hall of Capital Fort Conference Centre, where Assoc. Prof. Plamen Zahariev and Assoc. Prof. Georgi Hristov from department of Telecommunication in University of Ruse shared their experience. Assoc. Prof. Plamen Zahariev is a coordinatior of the project “Ancient Roman Cultural Heritage Interactive Visualization Environment for the cross border area between Bulgaria and Romania ARCHIVE” code 15.2.1.038 which is funded under Interreg V-A program, and Assoc. Prof. Georgi Hristov is a leading expert in the area of 3D technology of the same project. One of the main goals of this project is the use of the modern 3D technologies for creating three-dimensional digital models and miniature replicas of Roman fortresses, objects and artifacts from the lower part of the Danube Limes. The conference was held in partnership with SpaceCAD, TechnoLogica, Solidfill, B2N, 3dBGprint, Logicad. Among the key participants in the event were Prof. Georgi Todorov, PhD, Head of the Research Laboratory "CAD / CAM / CAE in Industry", Technical University of Sofia, Assoc. Prof. Ivan Georgiev, IICT - BAS, Denitsa Nikolova, Managing Partner, ECO Consult, Zornitsa Dimitrova, Intellectual Property Specialist, Dinova Roussev & Associates Law Firm. (Click here for pictures)

On 17th-18th of March 2017, a training workshop named "Introduction to modern unmanned aerial vehicles with fixed and rotary wing" was held in Constanta, Romania. The event was held within two days as part of the project "ARCHIVE" activities. On the first day of the workshop there was a presentation and the audience was introduced to the theoretical foundation of the modern UAV, while the main focus on the second day was practical training with the assistance of qualified instructors. Every participant has received a certificate for successfully pass the training technical seminar. On 19th of March 2017 the management board of the project "ARCHIVE" held a meeting in MNHAC. A presentation about the stage of the project implementation was made at the meeting and challenges and problems that are going to be solved for the successful completing the project ware discussed. (Click here for pictures)

On 19th of April 2017 the management board of the project "ARCHIVE" held a meeting in University of Ruse. A presentation about the stage of the project implementation was made at the meeting and challenges and problems that are going to be solved for the successful completing the project ware discussed. (Click here for pictures)

On 20th-21st April 2017, a training workshop with the name “Introduction to the modern methods, services and systems for development of augmented reality products and for using devices for scanning and printing of 3D objects” was organized and carried out in University of Ruse. The event was held jointly with Department of Telecommunication of University of Ruse and B2N Company, which is representative for Bulgaria of a number of world-known companies that are manufactures of specialized equipment for 3D scanning and printing. Every participant has received a certificate for successfully pass the training technical seminar. (Click here for pictures)

On the 20 May 2017 XIV Night at the Museum was held under the name: “Soare in Caliopa”. Experts of the project ARCHIVE 15.2.1.038 participated in the event with a presentation named “Application of 3D technologies for digitalization and visualization of cultural and historical heritage”.On the 26 of May 2017 Children Museum Night was also held in RRMH. Miniatures of Red Tower, obtained through digitalization and 3D printing technologies, ware given as souvenirs to the children.




From 2nd to 4th of June 2017, XIII Festival of the Ancient Heritage “Eagle on the Danube” was held in ancient camp Novae in Svishtov. In the frame of the event a Scientific Conference under the name “Ancient Heritage – Finding and Perspectives” was held. Assos. Prof Plamen Zahariev and Assos. Prof. Georgi Hristov, representatives of Department of Telecommunication of University of Ruse, participated in the conference section “Archaeology and History” with presentation named: “Application of 3D technologies for digitalization and visualization of cultural and historical heritage.” Both experts shared their experience in implementing activities of the project 15.2.1.038 “Ancient Roman Cultural Heritage Interactive Visualization Environment for the cross border area between Bulgaria and Romania ARCHIVE”. (Click here for pictures)

From 7th to 9th of June 2017, XXVII Annual conference of European Association for Education in Electrical and Information Engineering (EAEEIE) was held in Grenoble, France. Representatives of the Department of Telecommunication of University of Ruse participated with four papers. In section under the name “Life Long Learning & Mobile Learning” it was presented a paper with the name “Teaching hardware/software co-design of embedded systems - a case study”. Exclusive interest and serious discussion triggered the publication “Development of educational games using 3D models of historical locations, objects and artefacts”, which was presented in section “Educational games and simulations” and presents the possibilities to use 3D models of real objects in modern computer and mobile games.  (Click here for pictures)

From 10th to 12th July 2017, 16th International Conference on Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training (ITHET) was held in Ohrid, Macedonia. Representative of University of Ruse participated in the conference with two papers called: “Workflow for Development of a Virtual Museum That Will Provide Better Way for Learning the Cultural Heritage” and “Development of an Educational Three Dimensional Computer Game by Using Virtual Reality Utilities”. Both papers refer to the project “Ancient Roman Cultural Heritage Interactive Visualization Environment for the cross border area between Bulgaria and Romania ARCHIVE” code 15.2.1.038.  (Click here for pictures)

On 21st of July 2017, the University of Ruse was visited by the Minister of Tourism of Bulgaria, Mrs. Nikolina Angelkova. She was introduced with the project activities and results achieved during the implementation of the Project ARCHIVE, 15.2.1.038. Minister Angelkova was very impressed and proposed to sign a bilateral cooperation agreement between the Ministry of Tourism and the university. In addition, the minister invited project experts to take part in World Travel Market in London. On the 22 July 2017, Krasimir Valchev (Minister of Education and Sciences of Bulgaria) visited the University of Ruse "Angel Kanchev" and was introduced to the activities and to the obtained results from the implementation of Project 15.2.1.038 ARCHIVE. (Click here for pictures)

The result of the project were presented at a dissemination workshop under the ARCHIVE project and meeting under JMEE Tempus project both held in University of Ruse, 27.07.2017.

Second two-day dissemination workshop, held in Constanta on the 30th and the 31st of August 2017.

On 29th of September 2017, a European night of scientists was held in Ruse, Bulgaria. Part of the events were organized by Regional museum of history of Ruse. Experts from University of Ruse prepared and presented a presentation called “Application of modern information technologies for digitalization and visualization of historical and cultural heritage.” (Click here for pictures)

An exhibition with 3D miniatures of ancient roman artefact from 16 fortresses in the cross border area between Bulgaria and Romania was opened in Ruse Regional Museum of History. The event was held on 2nd October 2017 and it began with final press conference where the main results achieved during the implementation of the project ARCHIVE ware presented. (Click here for pictures)


A final press conference for representing achieved results of the project “Ancient Roman Cultural Heritage Interactive Visualization Environment for the cross border area between Bulgaria and Romania ARCHIVE” code 15.2.1.038 and opening an exhibition with 3D miniatures was also held in Constanta, Romania on 4th October 2017.The 3D miniatures of artefacts from 16 fortresses of cross border region between Bulgaria and Romania was exhibited in Museum of National History and Archaeology in Constanta. (Click here for pictures)

The 49th edition of the STROIKO 2000 exhibition will take place in the National Palace of Culture in Sofia from the 18th till the 22nd of October 2017. Part of this event will be the exhibition "The modern technologies reveal the forgotten history", which will be presented in the Marble Hall of the palace. During the exhibition, all visitors will be introduced to the latest digital products for preservation of historical and cultural heritage, and how they can be used to create new opportunities to promote "the forgotten history." The organizers will also show how the modern technologies can provide better user experience and how they can be used for more advanced scientific studies. Large part of the presented results were achieved during the implementation of Project 15.2.1.038 "Ancient Roman Cultural Heritage Interactive Visualization Environment for the Cross Border Area between Bulgaria and Romania – ARCHIVE”, co-financed by the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund under the INTERREG V-A Romania-Bulgaria Programme. Partners in the project are the University of Ruse "Angel Kanchev", the Regional History Museum in Ruse and the Museum of National History and Archeology in Constanta. Unmanned aerial vehicles, 3D scanners and printers, high performance servers and specialized software products have been used for the development of the exhibition materials, which represent artefacts, objects and archaeological locations. (Click here for pictures)

Between 5th and 7th of November 2017 World Travel Market was held in London. Experts of project ARCHIVE had a corner in the Bulgarian stand. They made demonstration of technologies for digitalization and 3D printing and represented how modern technologies could help popularization of historical and cultural heritage and support the development of the tourism. (Click here for pictures)