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 extended 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 extended abstracts to the special session, follow the submission instructions for regular sessions, but remind to specify the special session to which the paper is directed.

List of Special Sessions

  1. Special Session #1: Multiscale and multitemporal high resolution remote sensing and non-destructive testing for archaeology and monumental heritage: From research to preservation

    Organized by: Giovanni Leucci, Salvatore Piro, Nicola Masini, Istituto di Scienze del Patrimonio Culturale - Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Sebastiano D'Amico, University of Malta

  2. Special Session #2: Measurement and Instrumentation for Structural Health Monitoring in Cultural Heritage Structures

    Organized by: Emanuele Rizzuto, Livio D'Alvia, Ludovica Apa, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

  3. Special Session #3: Inorganic, organic, and hybrid materials for the conservation and consolidation of cultural heritage

    Organized by: Luca Tortora, Roma Tre University, Italy, Gabriella Di Carlo, CNR-ISMN, Angelja K. Surca, National Institute of Chemistry (NIC), Slovenia

  4. Special Session #4: Biodeterioration of cultural heritage: evaluation of damages and new approaches for prevention and control

    Organized by: Flavia Bartoli, Annalaura Casanova Municchia, Istituto di Scienze del Patrimonio Culturale - Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche

  5. Special Session #5: Historical gardens and archaeological landscape: knowledge and valorization

    Organized by: Giulia Caneva, Seyedh Zohreh Hosseini, University of Roma Tre, Italy, Flavia Bartoli, Istituto di Scienze del Patrimonio Culturale, CNR, Italy

  6. Special Session #6: Nuclear Techniques for Cultural Heritage

    Organized by: Lorenzo Giuntini, INFN and University of Florence, Italy, Lisa Castelli, Mirko Massi, INFN, Italy, Francesco Arneodo, New York University Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Fernando Marte, Marcos Tascon, National University of San Martin (UNSAM) in Buenos Aires, Argentina

  7. Special Session #7: Non-Invasive Systems and Techniques for "On-Site" Monitoring and Diagnosis

    Organized by: Emanuele Piuzzi, Erika Pittella, Sapienza University of Rome - DIET, Italy, Andrea Cataldo, University of Salento - DII, Italy, Livio D'ALvia, Sapienza University of Rome - DIMA, Italy

  8. Special Session #8: Diagnostic for Cultural Heritage: contribution of Raman spectroscopy and other non-destructive techniques to the investigation of art objects

    Organized by: Armida Sodo, Roma Tre University, Italy, Vittoria Guglielmi, University of Milan, Italy

  9. Special Session #9: Advancement in surface treatments and analyses in the field of conservation science

    Organized by: Francesca Volpi, Weththimuni Maduka Lankani, Giacomo Fiocco, University of Pavia, Italy

  10. Special Session #10: Damage and Radiological Risk Assessment: Diagnosis and Monitoring for the Restoration, Preventive Conservation, Usability and Maintenance of Cultural Heritage

    Organized by: Giuseppe Paladini, University of Catania, Italy, Francesco Caridi, University of Messina, Italy

  11. Special Session #11: Geomatics for Cultural Heritage by integrating multi-source and multi-scale data

    Organized by: Gabriele Bitelli, University of Bologna, Italy, Maria Grazia D'Urso, University of Bergamo, Italy

  12. Special Session #12: Colours and coloured materials: non-invasive and micro-invasive approaches for Cultural Heritage studies

    Organized by: Rita Deiana, Alfonso Zoleo, University of Padova, Patrizia Tomasin, Luca Nodari, CNR-ICMATE, Italy

  13. Special Session #13: Non-destructive Imaging Techniques for the Characterization of Cultural Heritage

    Organized by: Fulvio Mercuri, Noemi Orazi, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy, Eva Pietroni, Giovanni Caruso, Institute of Heritage Science, National Research Council, Italy

  14. Special Session #14: Advances in Imaging Techniques for 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, Andrea Maria Gennaro, Italian Ministry of Culture, SABAP-RC, Archaeological Superintendence of Reggio Calabria and Vibo Valentia, Italy

  15. Special Session #15: Digital tools in Cultural Heritage: 3D modelling and metaverse

    Organized by: Sofia Ceccarelli, CNR-ISPC, Italy, Roberta Manzollino, Università di Roma Sapienza, Italy

  16. Special Session #16: Semantic enrichment of 3D models for the knowledge representation of archaeology and built heritage: Strategies for documentation, conservation and management

    Organized by: Elena Gigliarelli, Letizia Martinelli, Michele Calvano, Stefano Cursi, Gianluca Cantoro, Institute of Heritage Science - National Research Council, Italy

  17. Special Session #17: Understanding the human contribution in sediment/soil formation employing geochemical methods

    Organized by: Gianni Gallello, University of Valencia, Spain

  18. Special Session #18: Multiscalar Approaches to Digital Documentation of Archaeology: Challenges, implications, and solutions

    Organized by: Alfonso Ippolito, Martina Attenni, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

  19. Special Session #19: Size matters. High-resolution survey of small artifacts: acquisition strategies and methodologies, level of detail, dissemination

    Organized by: Sara Antinozzi, University of Salerno, Italy, Bruno Fanini, Daniele Ferdani, CNR - Institute of Heritage Science, Italy, Marco Limongiello, University of Salerno, Italy, Diego Ronchi, CNR - Institute of Heritage Science, Italy

  20. Special Session #20: GENIUS LOCI: Methods and code for measuring historical phenomena, ancient landscape dynamics, and mechanisms through IT heritage methodologies

    Organized by: Paolo Rosati, DigiLab Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy, Augusto Palombini, CNR ISPC, Italy, Saverio Giulio Malatesta, DigiLab Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy

  21. Special Session #21: Remote sensing methods and approaches for Underwater Cultural Heritage research and management

    Organized by: Crescenzo Violante, Institute of Heritage Sciences - National Research Council, Italy, Barbara Davidde, Ministry of Culture, Italy, Nikos Papadopoulos, Foundation for Research and Technology, Greece

  22. Special Session #22: Artificial Intelligence for Cultural Heritage: Tools and applications

    Organized by: Andrea D’Andrea, Zied Mnasri, Università di Napoli L’Orientale , Italy

  23. Special Session #23: Organic components in archaeological findings and works of art: current challenges in their identification and characterization

    Organized by: Leila Birolo, University of Naples Federico II, Italy, Giulia Germinario, Institute of Cultural Heritage Sciences - CNR, Italy

  24. Special Session #24: Cultural heritage at synchrotrons

    Organized by: Ilaria Carlomagno, Giuliana Aquilanti, Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste, Italy

  25. Special Session #25: Microclimate for Cultural Heritage: Conservation in Indoor Environments

    Organized by: Chiara Coletti, University of Padova, Italy, Eleonora Ballianai, Ca' Foscari University, Italy, Claudia Cecamore, Sovrintendenza – Direzione Musei archeologici e storico - artistici, Italy, Ombretta Tarquini, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy

  26. Special Session #26: The interaction between atmospheric pollution and cultural heritage: From outdoor to indoor environments

    Organized by: Valeria Comite, Andrea Bergomi, University of Milan, Italy, Concetta Pironti, Maria Ricciardi, University of Salerno, Italy

  27. Special Session #27: How do we measure scientific reliability? Semantic approaches and software solutions for 3D virtual reconstruction in archaeology

    Organized by: Emanuel Demetrescu, Simone Berto, Eleonora Scopinaro, National Research Council - ISPC, Italy

  28. Special Session #28: Multi-analytical approaches for the study of written archaeological artefacts

    Organized by: Claudia Colini, Olivier Bonnerot, Leah Mascia, University of Hamburg, Germany

  29. Special Session #29: Heritage wood: diagnosis and monitoring to develop a preservation strategy

    Organized by: Sveva Longo, Cristiano Riminesi, Silvia Capuani, National Research Council – Institute of Heritage Science, Italy, Valeria Stagno, Sapienza University of Rome - Dep. of Earth Science, Italy

  30. Special Session #30: Building Materials and Decay Assessment for On-Land and Underwater Cultural Heritage (CH)

    Organized by: Michela Ricca, University of Calabria, Italy, Luciana Randazzo, University of Palermo, Italy, Silvestro Antonio Ruffolo, University of Calabria, Italy

  31. Special Session #31: Terahertz, millimeter wave and optical techniques applied to cultural heritage

    Organized by: Alexandre Locquet, Shi Haolian, International Research Lab 2958 GeorgiaTech - CNRS, France, Manuel Greco, Roma Tre University, Italy

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