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.
Special Sessions are being developed by designated chairs.
If you, as an author, have a paper that could be included in one of these sessions, you may submit an abstract selecting your favourite session. If the abstract is not selected for the session, it may be included in another part of the technical program.
To submit abstracts or draft papers to the special session, please follow the submission instructions for regular sessions, but remind to specify the special session to which the paper is directed.
Special Session #1: WOODEN ARTWORKS DIAGNOSIS AND CONSERVATION
Organized by: Sveva Longo, National Research Council – Institute of Heritage Science (CNR-ISPC), Italy, Cristiano Riminesi, National Research Council – Institute of Heritage Science (CNR-ISPC), Italy, Benedetto Pizzo, National Research Council – Institute of BioEconomy (CNR-IBE), Italy, Nicola Macchioni, National Research Council – Institute of BioEconomy (CNR-IBE), Italy
Special Session #2: ARCHAEOMETRY OF ARTEFACTS IN MEDIAEVAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXTS. INTEGRATING CONVENTIONAL AND NON-CONVENTIONAL DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES FOR MORTARS, CERAMIC BODIES, GLAZE AND DECORATION PIGMENTS ANALYSIS
Organized by: Paola Di Leo, CNR-IMAA; SSBA-Dicem Unibas, Giovanna Rizzo, DIS Unibas, Francesca Sogliani, SSBA-Dicem Unibas
Special Session #3: ARCHAEOMETRY FOR ARCHAEOLOGY AND CONSERVATION SCIENCES: PROVENANCING, TECHNOLOGY AND CONSERVATION OF CULTURAL HERITAGE MATERIALS FROM SITES AND MUSEUMS
Organized by: Fabrizio Antonelli, Iuav University of Venice, Italy, Domenico Miriello, University of Calabria, Italy, Michele Secco, University of Padova, Italy, Elena Tesser, Iuav University of Venice, Italy
Special Session #4: DAMAGE ASSESSMENT: DIAGNOSIS AND MONITORING FOR THE RESTORATION, PREVENTIVE CONSERVATION AND MAINTENANCE OF CULTURAL HERITAGE (CH)
Organized by: Michela Ricca, Department of Biology, Ecology and Earth Science (DiBEST), University of Calabria, Luciana Randazzo, Department of Earth and Sea Sciences (DiSTeM), University of Palermo
Special Session #5: ARCHAEOMETRIC CHARACTERIZATION OF PIGMENTS IN ART
Organized by: Francesco Caridi, Sebastiano Ettore Spoto, Giuseppe Paladini, Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, Physical Sciences and Earth Sciences (MIFT), University of Messina
Special Session #6: WALL PAINTINGS IN THE HISTORY: MATERIALS, TECHNIQUES, DIAGNOSIS AND CONSERVATION
Organized by: Cristina Maria Belfiore, University of Catania, Italy, Maria Francesca Alberghina, University of Calabria, Italy, Chiara Germinario, Celestino Grifa, University of Sannio, Italy
Special Session #7: THE INTERACTION BETWEEN ATMOSPHERIC POLLUTION AND CULTURAL HERITAGE: FROM OUTDOOR TO INDOOR ENVIRONMENTS
Organized by: Valeria Comite, Andrea Bergomi, University of Milan, Concetta Pironti, Maria Ricciardi, Antonio Faggiano, University of Salerno
Special Session #8: ARCHAEOMETRY FOR PREHISTORY: MODERN APPROACHES AND NEW TECHNIQUES FOR THE EVALUATION, CHARACTERISATION AND CONSERVATION OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL REMAINS
Organized by: Clarissa Dominici, Matteo Rossini, Università degli Studi di Siena, Italy, Noé Valtierra Pereiro, Andrea Díaz-Cortés, Institut Català de Paleoecologia Humana i Evolució Social (IPHES), Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV), Spain, Chiaramaria Stani, Central European Research Infrastructure Consortium (CERIC-ERIC), in AREA Science Park, Basovizza, Trieste, Italy
Special Session #9: UNDERWATER CULTURAL HERITAGE: FROM SENSING TO MANAGEMENT
Organized by: Crescenzo Violante, Institute of Heritage Science (IHS), National Reserch Council (CNR), Napoli, Italy, Barbara Davidde, National Superintendence for Underwater Cultural Heritage, Taranto, Italy, Fabio Bruno, Department of Mechanical, Energy and Management Engineering, University of Calabria, Nicola Masini, Institute of Heritage Science (IHS), National Reserch Council (CNR), Potenza, Italy
Special Session #10: GEOSCIENCES FOR ARCHAEOLOGICAL contexts AND CULTURAL HERITAGE
Organized by: Daniele Malfitana, Department of Humanities (DISUM), University of Catania, Italy, Antonino Mazzaglia, Institute of Heritage Science, National Research Council of Italy (CNR-ISPC), Catania, Italy, Rosaria Ester Musumeci, Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture, University of Catania, Italy, Domenico Patanè, National Institute of Geophysics and Vulcanology (INGV), Catania, Italy, Roberta Somma, Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, Physical Sciences and Earth Sciences (MIFT), University of Messina, Italy, Luca Trombino, Department of Earth Sciences “Ardito Desio”, University of Milan, Italy.
Special Session #11: PREHISTORIC LITHIC RAW MATERIALS CHARACTERIZATION
Organized by: Alicia Muñoz del Pozo, University of Zaragoza (UNIZAR) / Calalan Institute of Human Paleoecology and Social Evolution (IPHES-CRECA), SPAIN, Bruno Gómez de Soler, Calalan Institute of Human Paleoecology and Social Evolution (IPHES-CRECA) /University Rovira i Virgili (URV), Tarragona, SPAIN
Special Session #12: IOT BASED SYSTEMS FOR THE MONITORING AND ANALYSIS OF STRUCTURES, CULTURAL HERITAGE BUILDINGS AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES: A TRIBUTE TO PROF. RENATO OLIVITO CAREERS.
Organized by: Francesco Lamonaca, Department of Computer Engineering, Modelling, Electronics and Systems Engineering, University of Calabria, Italy, Carmelo Scuro, Department of Physics, University of Calabria, Italy, Gabriele Milani, Department of Architecture, Built Environment and Construction Engineering ABC, Technical University of Milan, Italy, Mario Daniele Piccioni, Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture Sciences (dICAR) Polytechnic University of Bari (PoliBa), Italy
Special Session #13: MULTISCALE AND MULTITEMPORAL HIGH RESOLUTION REMOTE SENSING AND NON-DESTRUCTIVE TESTING FOR ARCHAEOLOGY AND MONUMENTAL HERITAGE: FROM RESEARCH TO PRESERVATION
Organized by: Giovanni Leucci, Nicola Masini, Salvatore Piro, ISPC-CNR, Sebastiano D'Amico, University of Malta.
Special Session #14: INNOVATIVE PROCEDURES, SMART SYSTEMS AND INTERCOMPARISON FOR CULTURAL HERITAGE APPLICATIONS
Organized by: Carlo Trigona, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettrica, Elettronica e Informatica, Università di Catania, Italy, Anna Maria Gueli, Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia “Ettore Majorana” Università di Catania & INFN-CHNet Sez CT, Italy.
Special Session #15: GREEN CONSERVATION: INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS AND METHODS
Organized by: Andrea Macchia, YOCOCU, Raffaella Mancuso, Silvestro Antonio Ruffolo, University of Calabria.
Special Session #16: ANALYTICAL APPROACHES IN THE STUDY OF MULTI-LAYERED AND MULTI-MATERIAL SYSTEMS IN CULTURAL HERITAGE
Organized by: Giacomo Fiocco, Marco Malagodi, Laboratorio Arvedi di Diagnostica Non-INvasiva, CISRiC, Università di Pavia.
Special Session #17: ADVANCES IN SENSING AND NON-INVASIVE TECHNIQUES FOR THE DISCOVERY, MONITORING AND DIAGNOSIS OF THE STATE OF CONSERVATION OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL DISCOVERIES AND HISTORIC SITES
Organized by: Rosario Morello, University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria, ITALY, Laura Fabbiano, Politecnico di Bari, ITALY.
Special Session #18: GEOMATICS AND CULTURAL HERITAGE: MULTI-SOURCE DATA FOR RECORDING, MODELING, VISUALIZATION AND METRIC DOCUMENTATION OF HISTORICAL SITES, MONUMENTS, STRUCTURES AND PAST LANDSCAPE
Organized by: Gabriele Bitelli, University of Bologna, Italy, Maria Grazia D'Urso, University of Bergamo, Italy.