2024 IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON
Metrology for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage
OCTOBER 7-9, 2024
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. The field of valorisation, characterisation and preservation of Cultural Heritage 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...
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. 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.
The Program Committee is inviting contributions to the IEEE MetroArchaeo 2024.
Interested researchers, academics, practitioners and industry partners are invited to submit papers for the Conference. Papers that involve joint authorship with students, industry and community partners are encouraged. Early career researchers and research students are also encouraged to contribute papers.
All contributions will be peer-reviewed and acceptance will be based on quality, originality and relevance.
Extended versions of presented papers are eligible for post publication.
SPECIAL SESSION PROPOSAL DEADLINE
The IEEE MetroArchaeo 2024 Organizing Committee invites proposals for Special Sessions on new or emerging topics in metrology for archaeology and cultural heritage that have the potential to have a major impact on the field in the near future.
The goal of these special sessions is to provide a forum for focused discussions on new topics or innovative applications of established approaches. A special session could address a particular theme or consist of work done in some particular international project.
CALL FOR SPECIAL SESSIONS
Malta is currently home to three UNESCO world heritage sites. The old town center of Valletta is one of these sites.
The Maltese republic consists of multiple islands. Malta is the longest one of these islands, with a lenght of 27 kilometers. The island state is made up of the three inhabited islands of Malta, Gozo and Comino. Comino and Gozo are beautiful islands and worth visiting. You can find the famous Blue Lagoon on Comino. You can find the spot where the "Azure Window" used to stand on Gozo.
Founded in 1566, Valletta is Malta’s capital city and is one of Europe’s smallest (and southern-most) capital cities, with many buildings having a strong Baroque character.