AREAS AND TOPICS

Materials Science, Diagnostic and Monitoring, Engineering, Ict and digital Heritage, Environment and CH, Sustainable Architecture of CH

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MATERIALS SCIENCE

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Chemical and Physical advancement in the development of new materials and methods for the conservation/restoration of CH
  • Future trends in conservation and restoration technology: biotechnology, nanotechnology, tailored materials, physical techonologies
  • Assessment of effectiveness, compatibility, reversibility of new conservation treatments and methods
  • Ice-dry sandblasting method (CO2)
  •  Stone material decay
  • Stone decay processes
  • Stone physical and petrochemical characterization
  • No stone material
  • Decay processes
  • Stone petrochemical characterization
  • Diagnosis of conservation state
  •  Methods and instruments for the conservation diagnosis
  • Conservation treatments
  • European Commission Projects and Plans regarding Cultural Heritage

DIAGNOSTICS AND MONITORING

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Advancement in damage assessment: diagnosis (I.R., U.V., Raman, X-ray spectrophotometric technologies, tomography, X-ray, gas-chromatography and other analytical methods) and monitoring for the restoration, preventive conservation and maintenance of CH
  • Development and application of mathematic modelling as tools for damage assessment, monitoring and adaptation to climate change impacts (including extreme events), etc.
  • Protecting cultural heritage assets from risks and damages resulting from earthquakes, fires, storms, looting and "extreme events
  • Assessing Heritage damages and diagnosing spell-over effects of wars and armed conflicts.
  • Scientific techniques and methods developed in materials science to offer invaluable information to archaeology, art history and conservation
  • Scheduled Conservation: preventive and predictive conservation
  • Education and painting conservation

ENVIRONMENT AND CULTURAL HERITAGE

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Creating the Right Environment for the Heritage/Cultural Visitor
  • A smart environment for cultural heritage applications
  • Monitoring of Cultural Heritage indoor environments
  • The smarts Museums
  • Index of cultural heritage sustainability in conflict and war regions
  • Climate change and underwater cultural heritage: Impacts and challenges
  • the earthquake risk mitigation of urban cultural heritage assets
  • Restoration and Rehabilitation of CH sites
  • European Commission Projects and Plans regarding Cultural Heritage

SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE FOR CULTURAL HERITAGE

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Built cultural heritage and sustainable urban development
  • innovative materials and technologies for landscape architecture
  • Smart materials in architecture, interior architecture and design for exhibition
  • Biomimetics and bioinspiration as tools for the design of innovative materials and systems
  • Governance for the enhancements of the cultural heritage as key element for sustainable urban strategies

 

ENGINEERING

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Technology applications on art conservation and restoration on archaeological sites
  • Restoration and Rehabilitation of CH sites at armed conflicts zones, using digital technology
  • Restoration and Rehabilitation of CH sites at Earthquake zone, using digital technology
  • Conservative restoration of the built-in model
  • Technologies for the design of conservative intervention
  • Interactive methods and augmented reality for virtual exploration and fruition of cultural heritage
  • User-centred experience of CH
  • 3D modelling and 3D printing for education and for societal challenges
  • Underwater 3D acquisition methods and systems for archaeology
  • Robot and robotic platforms for service tasks in CH Restoration
  • Geomatics and Structural Modelling for CH

ICT AND DIGI TAL HERITAGE

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Architectural 3D design and rendering;
  • Virtual museums
  • Methods and systems for enhancing heritage fruition and storytelling
  • New methods for Education on art, conservation and restoration
  • Reviews on new technologies on art and restoration
  • Applications: document image processing and analysis, ancient photograph digital processing, ancient paper digital processing. Automatic understanding of writing and/or symbols on ancient documents
  • Systems, methods and applications for measurement, analysis and understanding of artistic artefacts
  • Ubiquitous and remote access to digital cultural heritage
  • 4D Reconstruction of Tangible Cultural Heritage
  • Multimedia, Multilingua, Data Management, Archiving
  • Archaeological Analysis and Interpretive Design
  • Innovative solutions for the consolidation, dissemination, demonstration and exploitation of results, training and education related to the tangible and intangible CH (including open access to scientific results in cultural heritage as well as their preservation)
  • Systems, Methods and applications for Virtual and Digital Restoration
  • Systems, Methods and applications for 3D scanning, image scanning, remote sensing and no-contact and non-destructive methods
  • Image Processing Applications
  • Rural / urban regeneration based on cultural heritage