IMEKO TC-4 MetroArchaeo 2020 Organizing Committee is closely following the latest developments about the COVID-19 sanitary emergency. Please know that our thoughts are with those affected by COVID-19.
The health and well-being of our speakers, invited participants, and the seminary community is our first priority.
With the continuously changing travel restrictions due to COVID-19, MetroArchaeo 2020 will be held online.
The online platform will be a virtual environment where the attendees can present the paper and can participate in all sessions and activities.
All MetroArchaeo plenary and technical sessions will be held remotely via Microsoft Teams. Pre-recorded presentations will be available on-demand to all registered attendees.
Registration fees have been adjusted for the online platform (See more).
Take advantage of the reduced rates while they are available.
The online event will allow attendees the chance to participate in a variety of unique ways to interact with each other, speakers and sponsors.
We look forward to seeing you online!
The word metrology has a long tradition, deriving from the Greek word for measure. The knowledge about anything is complete only when it can be expressed in numbers and something is known about it. Measurements play a fundamental role in every field of investigation and present day scientific and technological progress has resulted from progress in the field of measurements. Metrology, the science of measurements, includes all aspects both theoretical and practical with reference to measurements, whatever their uncertainty, and in whatever fields of science or technology they occur. Consequently the field of valorisation, characterisation and preservation of Cultural Heritage too is deeply related to the metrological issues for the collection, interpretation and validation of data collected with the different analytical, physical-chemical, mechanical techniques, digital technologies, new ICT tools, etc… Measurements deriving from the large number of analytical methodologies and tools, molecular and elemental spectroscopic techniques, chemometrics, chemical reactivity and modeling, etc., nowadays available are of interest for the conference. Data on the impacts of natural and anthropogenic environmental stressors, the decaying pathways of the different materials in the surrounding environment, the development of new remediation processes as cleaning, consolidation, rehabilitation, etc., based on the chemical knowledge can be considered.
MetroArchaeo brings together researchers and operators in the enhancement, characterization and preservation of archaeological and cultural heritage with the main objective of discussing production, interpretation and reliability of measurements and data.
The conference is conceived to foster exchanges of ideas and information, create collaborative networks and update innovations on “measurements” suitable for cultural heritage for archaeologists, conservators and scientists.
All contributions will be peer-reviewed on the basis of a full length manuscript and acceptance will be based on quality, originality and relevance. Accepted papers will be published in the Workshop Proceedings and indexed by SCOPUS.
Extended versions of presented papers are eligible for post publication.
Special Session Proposal Deadline
Long-Distance Timber Trading in the Roman Empire
What’s Next in Past Landscapes Studies? Drone-Based Platform a Killer Application in Archaeological Survey
In-Situ Differentiation of Black Rock Paintings in the Palaeolithic Caves
Early Pyrotechnology: Lithic Heat Treatment.
Art and architecture, nature and museums have made Trento a cultural hotspot.
Provincial and (autonomous) Regional Capital, this city in Trentino Alto Adige boasts a long, rich tradition and some of the most important monuments in Italian history.
Trento was struck at the base of the rocky spur of the Doss Trento, on the Adige River's right bank (and beneath the Mausoleum of Cesare Battisti), as early as the Roman age....
Special sessions have the main aim of creating a mini-workshop on a specific topic, where researchers working on the same argument can make knowledge, familiarize, exchange ideas, create cooperation.