Ground Penetrating Radar for archaeological prospection and cultural-heritage management


 

Organizers

 

 

Lara Pajewski
Sapienza University of Rome, Department of Information Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunications
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Lara Pajewski is a professor of electromagnetic fields in the Department of Information Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunications of Sapienza University of Rome. She is an electronic engineer with a PhD in applied electromagnetics and electrophysics sciences earned in Sapienza University. Since 2013, Lara is chairing the COST Action TU1208 “Civil engineering applications of Ground Penetrating Radar." Her current research interests include Ground Penetrating Radar technology, methodology and applications, combined use of Ground Penetrating Radar and complementary non-destructive testing methods, electromagnetic modelling of complex scenarios, antenna design and characterization, measurement of electromagnetic pollution and evaluation of its impact.

 

 Abstract

 

Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) is a safe and non-destructive electromagnetic technique, which can be employed to obtain high-resolution images of the subsurface or to assess the inner status of a structure. In the field of archaeological prospection and management of cultural heritage, GPR is especially beneficial. It can be used to discover and map buried archaeological artifacts, to inspect ancient buildings, roads, bridges, columns and statues, to check frescoes, mosaics and other decorations, and to study the internal conditions of several other objects of historical value. The use of GPR is not limited to the investigation of man-made structures: this technique can also be successfully exploited for the inspection of natural structures of historical, geological, biological or landscape-conservation value, such as trunks and roots of veteran trees, glaciers, caverns, fossil beds, sand dunes, and more.

 

This Special Session is organized in the framework of COST (European COoperation in Science and Technology) Action TU1208 “Civil engineering applications of Ground Penetrating Radar” (www.GPRadar.eu) and will be an international forum of discussion where scientists will exchange and share experience on GPR, present advancements of their research activities and recent case studies, and identify challenges and opportunities for the GPR technique in archaeology and cultural-heritage management.

 

Contributions on the following topics are welcome:

1. Design, realization and testing of innovative GPR systems for archaeological prospection and cultural-heritage diagnostics.
2. GPR investigation of archaeological sites and landscapes: Methodology and case studies.
3. GPR inspection of monuments, ancient buildings, roads and bridges, columns, statues, decorations and any other manmade structure of historical value: Methodology and case studies.
4. GPR assessment of natural structures of historical, geological, biological or landscape-conservation value: Methodology and case studies.
5. Electromagnetic-modelling techniques for GPR.
6. Signal-processing, inversion and imaging approaches for GPR.
7. Combined use of GPR and complementary non-destructive testing techniques: Methodology, case studies and integrated data interpretation.

 


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IMPORTANT DATES

 

Special Session Proposal

April 30, 2017

 

Abstract Submission

June 30, 2017

 

Acceptance/Rejection Notification

July 31, 2017

 

Early Registration

August 31, 2017

 

Final Paper Submission

September 5, 2017

 

 

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