Conservation of Cultural Heritage in the Digital Era

22 – 24 May 2017, Florence

Preliminary Young Researcher Workshop

19 – 21 May 2017, Florence


Conservation of Cultural Heritage in the Digital Era

22 – 24 May 2017, Florence

Preliminary Young Researcher Workshop

19 – 21 May 2017, Florence



AUTEC – the Academic Association of Topography and Cartography, SIRA – the Academic Association of Architectural Restoration, and IGMI – the Italian Geographic Military Institute are organizing the 1st International Conference on “Geomatics and Restoration: Conservation of Cultural Heritage in the Digital Era”. The conference is supported by ISPRS (  WG V/1, WG V/2 WG II/8, WG VI/2) and CIPA Heritage Documentation and is under the patronage of  “Commissione Nazionale Italiana per UNESCO”, MIBACT,  ICOMOS – Italy, Città Metropolitana di Firenze, Municipality of Firenze, UNIFI and SIFET. The Conference will take place in Florence, Italy (22 – 24 May 2017) with the aim of bringing together the community of researchers in geomatics and restoration.

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Beginning with the principal output coming from all technologies – 3D point clouds –  a myriad of new representations are offered for planning and analysis of conservation projects, and for disseminating information about heritage sites as well as many new problems. But traditionally specialists in geomatics and restorers approach cultural heritage from different perspectives. For example, data producers often overestimate the importance of accuracy, while data users do not appreciate the importance of  correct methodology in creating a reliable survey of an architectural complex.  Sharing, exchanging, and exploring new approaches, good practices, and research results in this cross-disciplinary arena  should be helpful in order to develop a common language and to share common goals.



Luigi Dei
Rector UNIFI
Carlo Francini
   UNESCO Florence
Andreas Georgopuolos
    CIPA President
Cecilie Hollberg
    Head Gallerie Accademia
Sentil Kumar
    ISPRS TC V, President
Pietro Laureano
   ICOMOS ITALIA President
Giuseppe Poccia
    IGM Deputy Commander
Gianfranco Rossi
     IGM Commander
Mario Santana Quintero
    ICOMOS International
Giuseppina Vacca
    SIFET President
Antonio Vettore
   AUTEC President
Stefano F. Musso
   SIRA President


Andrea Adami
Aldo Aveta
Valerio Baiocchi
Caterina Balletti
Gabriele Bitelli
Valentina Bonora
Raffaella Brumana
Alessandro Capra
Gabriella Caroti
Giuseppe Centauro
Domenica Costantino
Stefano Della Torre
Donatella Dominici
Maria Grazia D’Urso
Riccardo Dalla Negra
Maurizio De Vita
Francesco Fassi
Donatella Fiorani
Pierre Grussenmeyer
Francesco Guerra
José Luis Lerma
Minna Lonnqvist
Eva Malinverni
Bianca Gioia Marino


Andrea Masiero
Maria Marsella
Camilla Mileto
Pietro Matracchi
Stefano Nicolodi
Federica Ottoni
Andrea Pane
Fabio Remondino
Fulvio Rinaudo
Emanuele Romeo
Elisabetta Rosina
Paolo Salonia
Enzo Santoro
Hosea Scelza
Nannina Spanò
Valerio Tesi
Grazia Tucci
Andrea Ugolini
Fernando Vegas
Geert Verhoeven
Domenico Visintini
Anjana Vyas
Sisi Zlatanova


Grazia Tucci
Elena Torretta
Michele Coppola
Andrea Adami
Valentina Bonora
Lidia Fiorini



Andrea Adami
Alessandro Conti
Francesco Fassi
Roberto Perdicca



Important dates

End of November: First call (download the first call for paper)
Second call (download the second call)
27th of January: 10th of February: Extended Abstract Submission
15th of February: 27th of February: Notification to Authors
17th of March: Young Researchers Workshop Early Bird Registration
17th of March 24th of March: Conference Early Bird Registration
10th of April: Full Paper Submission
14th of April: Young Researchers Workshop Late Registration
18th of May: Conference Late Registration on line (on site Registration will be available at the Conference Desk)
19-21 May: Young Researcher Workshop
22-24 May: Conference



Contributions in the form of papers and short multimedia presentations are invited on the following topics:

  1. Documentation of monumental complexes

  2. The use of digital images in visible and not-visible ranges

  3. Thematic data documenting pathologies, materials, decay, data georeferencing

  4. Risk and resilience

  5. HBIM for management and maintenance

  6. Digital and physical replicas – augmented reality, virtual restoration

  7. Education: courses, workshops, summer schools…. developing new professional skills

  8. The relationship between recording and design processing

  9. Communication

Authors should present an extended abstract, which will be blind reviewed. Accepted papers will be published in the ISPRS International Archives of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences and indexed in Scopus. Each submitted paper needs at least one paid registration fee in order to be published in the ISPRS Archives.
***One paid registration fee allows to present only one paper***

A special issue of  Applied Geomatics (Scopus Citescore 1.08, SJR 2015: 0.323) and of ‘ANANKE (A-class journal) will publish a reviewed version of the best papers.

Extended abstract should present the project/idea/work in a concise way; it should be clear and written in English with correct spelling and good sentence structure. The submission of a contribution carries with it the obligation that it is actually presented at the Conference by the author or by one of the co-authors.

Please submit your abstract from here.


(you need to create an account if you don’t already have one

Be ready to:

  • choose the preferred presentation type (oral presentation/short multimedia presentation)

  • provide a list of authors and their affiliations

  • choose a topic among those proposed

  • insert the title (max 250 characters)

  • upload the text of the abstract (min 800 – max  1.200 words)

  • upload a significant figure (max 200 Kbytes).

 Abstract submissions are accepted only for participants attending the conference


The final full paper should be formatted following the ISPRS format, with a max length of 8 pages

Template and guidelines for the accepted full paper can be downloaded here



The regular registration fee includes: participation at the event, proceedings, coffee breaks, lunches and social dinner.
The registration fee for the Preliminary Workshop includes: partecipation at the workshop, lunches during the workshop and access  to the first day of the Conference.


350 € [before 17 03 2017  24 03 2017]
400 € [after 17 03 2017 and on site]


100 € [before 17 03 2017]
130 € [before 14 04 2017]



 Keynotes speakers








 Carleton University, Canada

 Univesidad Politecnica Valencia, Spain

 Geographic Military Institute, Italy

  Harnessing Digital Workflows for  Conserving Historic Places Survey and restoration   The acquisition, production and dissemination of geospatial data for emergency management and preservation of cultural heritage.
 Abstract and biography     Abstract and biography    Abstract and biography


Tentative programme

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The workshop (19-21/05) is open to PhD students, postdoctoral fellows and young researchers. It is devoted to establish a first contact between geomatics and restorers, to discuss and to interchange ideas about Cultural Heritage documentation, training activities, share experiences and points of view. The workshop will take place, as the conference, at the Palazzina della Livia, in Florence. The main topic will be the processing of previously acquired data, as well the demonstrations with the most innovative instruments. However, the workshop core will be the exchange of skills and expertize among participants with different backgrounds.

In the first day of the conference, a special session is reserved for the presentation of the results in order to highlight the most important raised issues.

The workshop fee is 100 € before 20_02_2017 or 130 € before 14_04_2017.

First call 

Workshop specifications and programme


The conference venue will be communicated as soon as possible

The workshop will take place at Palazzina della Livia
San Marco Square, 52, Florence


ACCOMODATION – The IGM offers the possibility to book single or double rooms in its guestrooms in Florence, via della Scala, 68. Special prices are reserved for Conference partecipants. Rooms are limited! Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact