22-24 MAY 2017




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
   Director, Galleria dell’ Accademia,    FI
Sentil Kumar
   ISPRS TC V, President
Pietro Laureano
    ICOMOS ITALIA President
Stefano F. Musso
SIRA President

Andrea Pessina
   Superintendence for
   Architectural Heritage, Tuscany
Giuseppe Poccia
   IGM Deputy Commander
Gianfranco Rossi
    IGM Commander
Mario Santana Quintero
    ICOMOS International
Giuseppina Vacca
    SIFET President
Antonio Vettore
    AUTEC 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


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



Andrea Adami
Alessandro Conti
Francesco Fassi
Roberto Perdicca



Grazia Tucci



Franco Montanari


Reza Aalaeifar | Adriano Bartolozzi | Roberto Buccioni | Angelo Faiazza


Niccolo’ De Ruvo | Anna Dorigoni | Alessio Ferroni | Arianna Gallo | Ardjana Gjnaj | Francesca Panighini | Erica Parisi || Elena Santi

Call For Papers

Geomatics and Restoration are both complementary disciplines in the field of Cultural Heritage (CH), because they are consecutive steps in the process of conservation, safeguarding and enhancement of CH.

Presently this relative complementarity finds new reasons in the notable development of geomatics technologies applied to the documentation of historical objects, monuments and sites. Range-based and image-based technologies, either terrestrial or with aerial platforms such as drones/ RPAS/ UAS/ UAV, with laser scanning and/or photogrammetric solutions, without forgetting GIS (Geographic Information Systems) and HBIM (Historic Building Information Modelling) technologies, they all enhance the work on CH from surveying to data management and the design of future interventions.

Starting from the main output coming from all the technologies – in the form of 3D point clouds and models – a myriad of new representations is offered for planning and analysis of conservation projects, and for disseminating information about heritage sites as well as new related problems.

The contributing authors are invited to submit versions of their papers to Applied Geomatics – the official journal of the Italian Society of Photogrammetry and Topography (SIFET) (ISSN: 1866-9298/1866-928X) for publication in a Special Issue. The call is open to all colleagues interested in taking a step forward to cross over the anachronistic disciplinary boundaries and to establish a constructive dialogue between Geomatics and Restoration.



This Special Issue on Geomatics and Restoration will provide the scientific community a dedicated forum, within the prestigious Springer Journal of Applied Geomatics, for discussing about (but not limited to) the need of reliable metric 3D digital models, how to limit improper use of the technologies and the spread of non-verifiable models, the research of a common and shared language between the different disciplinary sectors involved and, finally, the role of the education in the spread of such concepts.

The topics covered by this Special Issue are related to the following themes:

  • Risk and Resilience;
  • The use of digital images in visible and not-visible ranges;
  • Thematic data documenting pathologies, materials, decay, as well as data georeferencing;
  • HBIM for management and maintenance – relationship between recording and design processing;
  • Documentation of Monumental Complexes;
  • Digital and physical replicas – augmented reality, virtual restoration;
  • Education and Communication.


Manuscript Submission Information

Please submit your paper by registering and logging in to the following website:

Please note that you are submitting the manuscript for consideration for the special issue on “Geomatics and Restoration” (Assigned Editors: G. Tucci, J. L. Lerma).
Your paper will be peer reviewed in order to ensure that high quality papers are published in the special issue.
Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline October 30, 2017

Please, refer to the Instructions for Authors link in the menu section of the above mentioned webpage for additional information on how to prepare the manuscript, in order to meet the journal requirements. If you need further details, do not hesitate to contact us.
Accepted papers will be published online as soon as they will be accepted, thanks to the “online first” service of the journal.
The authors are kindly invited to inform the Assigned Editors, as soon as the paper is submitted, at the following email address:

Download the call for paper for Applied Geomatics






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DOWNLOAD all reports regarding the international Conference GEORES 2017, at this page

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 17th 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



 Keynote 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


Programme at a glance

 A health emergency response team and an ambulance from the CISOM (the Italian Order of Malta – Tuscany Group) will be present during the entire Conference.


Click here to go to detailed programme webpage

The proceedings of the conferene have been published and are available at this webpage


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 final programme