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 – Academic Association of Topography and Cartography, SIRA – Academic Association of Architectural Restoration, and IGMI – 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 IV/2, WG V/1, WG V/2, WG II/8) and CIPA Heritage Documentation.

Starting from the main 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 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 a 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 between these worlds should be helpful in order to develop a common language and to share common goals.


Important dates

End of November: First call (download the first call for paper)

27th of January: Extended Abstract Submission
15th of February: Notification to Authors
20th of February: Young Researchers Workshop Early Bird Registration
17th of March: Conference Early Bird Registration
07th 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.

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 do not have one before)

Be ready to:

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

  • provide the list of authors and their affiliations

  • choose the topic among the proposed ones

  • 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).

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.


100 € [before 04 02 2017]
130 € [before 14 04 2017]


350 € [before 04 02 2017]
400 € [after 04 02 2017 and on site]



Tentative programme

Download programme

PhD workshop

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.


Palazzina della Livia
San Marco Square, 52, Florence