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


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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 physical and petrochemical characterization
  • Methods and instruments for the conservation diagnosis and treatments
  • Restoration with plasma technologies
  • Nanomaterials and novel technologies for restoration


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
  • 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


Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Monitoring of Cultural Heritage indoor environments
  • Climate change and underwater cultural heritage: Impacts and challenges
  • Earthquake risk mitigation of urban cultural heritage assets
  • Restoration and Rehabilitation of CH sites
  • Climate change and underwater cultural heritage: Impacts and challenges
  • Disaster risk management of cultural heritage



Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Built cultural heritage and sustainable urban development
  • Smart materials for architecture and cultural heritage
  • Biomimetics and bioinspiration for the design of innovative materials and systems
  • Validation and LCA
  • Governance for the enhancements of the cultural heritage as key element for sustainable urban strategies


Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Technology applications on art conservation and restoration on archaeological sites
  • 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



Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Virtual museums
  • Methods and systems for enhancing heritage fruition and storytelling
  • New methods for Education on art, conservation 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
  • 3D scanning, image scanning, remote sensing and no-contact and non-destructive methods
  • Rural / urban regeneration based on cultural heritage
  • Cultural Tourism & Travel Applications




  • Success cases
  • Ongoing projects
  • Opportunities and Perspectives

Geomatics 4 water-related CH

  • 3D acquisition methods and systems for totally or partially submerged Cultural Heritage.
  • Monitoring of underwater Cultural Heritage for planned conservation and risk protection.
  • Preserving the landscape: how water changes the land
  • Acquisition systems for the detection of  water pollutants.
  • BIM and HBIM for river, lake and maritime structures and infrastructures.
  • Gardens and fountains: measurements and operations of historical and contemporary water supply systems.
  • 3D modelling for X-reality applications in and under water
  • Between land and water: Cartography as synthesis of history, art and nature
  • Measuring underwater: techniques, education and storytelling

Cultural heritage Microbiomes
Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Diagnostic and monitoring.
  • Analysis of biodeterioration of cultural heritage.
  • Eco-friendly (o low-impact) treatment procedures of biodeterioration.
  • Bio-restoration of cultural heritage by using biological-driven techniques.
  • Molecular approaches for exploitation of damaged cultural heritage.
  • Omics approaches for cultural heritage.