Innovative procedures, smart systems and intercomparison for Cultural Heritage applications



Carlo Trigona

Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettrica, Elettronica e Informatica, Università di Catania, Italy

Anna Maria

Anna Maria Gueli

Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia “Ettore Majorana” Università di Catania & INFN-CHNet Sez CT, Italy


Novel research in the field of cultural heritage (CH) need an approach based on innovative solutions concerning improvement of measurements, data analysis methodologies, implementation of smart systems and equipment. This approach concerns metrology for conservation, dating and characterization of artworks, restoration projects, fruition and valorization topics. To achieve high precision and accuracy, multidisciplinary studies based on the intercomparison of results obtained on artefacts and historical buildings play an important role.
The special session will be devoted to the development of advanced experimental procedures to contribute to the development of protocols and the establishment of guidelines for different applications. Special attention will also be addressed to the validation of innovative measurement methods and polarized transduction principles for cultural heritage.


Submissions are welcome but not limited to the following topics:

  • Algorithms and procedures for archaeometry;
  • Best practice, guidelines and legislation for CH;
  • Development of measurement and data analysis protocols;
  • Emerging technologies for the analysis of artworks;
  • Innovative transduction principle, sensors and devices for CH;
  • Intercomparison and accuracy studies;
  • Measurement methods and optimization strategies for CH;
  • Smart measurement systems for artefact and artworks.


Carlo Trigona, received the M.S. degree (cum Laude) in Automation Engineering and Control of Complex Systems from University of Catania, Catania, Italy in 2006. From 2006 to 2009 he was PhD student at the University of Catania. In 2010 he obtained his PhD degree in Electronic, Automation and Control of Complex Systems from University of Catania, Catania, Italy. From 2010 to 2011, he worked as a post-doc and lecturer at the University Montpellier II – LIRMM (France), from 2011 to 2017 as post-doc and lecturer at DIEEI, University of Catania (Italy) and from 2017 to 2018 he worked as a post doc at the Chemnitz University of Technology (Germany). From 2018 to 2020, he worked as an Assistant Professor of Electronic Instrumentation and Measurements at the DIEEI, University of Catania (Italy). Since 2020 he is a tenure track Professor of Electronic Instrumentation and Measurements at the DIEEI, University of Catania (Italy). He contributes in the Instrumentation and Measurement community with several activities also including editor and reviewer for several prestigious journals starting from 2006, until now. He received several awards for his research activity since 2007, including the 2020 IEEE I&M Outstanding Young Engineer Award for his outstanding contribution to the advancement of I&M concept in sensors and transducers for energy harvesting. Regarding his research activity, the first paper of Dr. Trigona appeared in 1997 and, at the moment, he is co-author of more than 200 scientific publications, with more than 1400 total citations, which include chapters in books, papers in international journals, proceedings of international conferences and patents. His research interests include sensors, transducers, MEMS, NEMS, fluxgate magnetometers, energy harvesting, green and biodegradable sensors.

Anna Maria Gueli, is a Professor in Applied Physics at the University of Catania and the Head of PH3DRA (Physics for Dating Diagnostics Dosimetry Research and Applications) laboratories, included in the European Research Infrastructure for Heritage Science through the INFN Cultural Heritage Network (CHNet). Her research mainly concerns the dating of archaeomaterials through stimulated luminescence (TL&OSL) and analytical techniques in Art Conservation. These last include interdisciplinary approaches to microclimate monitoring and applied colorimetry starting from the optical properties of materials. She received the Master in Physics cum laude from the University of Catania in 1993 discussing a thesis in archaeometry related to the experimental research performed during the Erasmus Project at the University of Bordeaux (France). In this last academy she obtained the DESS (Diplôme d'études supérieures spécialisées) in Physical Methods in Archaeology and Museography with distinction. After obtaining a scholarship from INFM, she received a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Catania in 1999. The subject of her Ph.D. thesis was radiation dosimetry, mainly focused on archaeological dating. She obtained a post-doc scholarship from CNR and a research grant from the University of Catania. She was Chercheur Associé of the European program GRUNDTVIG Adult Education Program (1999-2003) and Professeur Invitée à temps plein of the University of Bordeaux (2007-2008). She coordinated the activities of Italian researchers within the European Research Group GdRE-TCA “Ceramic Building Materials and new dating methods”. Elected member of the Executive Council of the Italian Association of Archaeometry (AIAr) covering the role of General Secretary (2008-2014) and Treasurer (2009-2011). Member of the Colour Group of the Italian Colour Association, she has been a member of both the Scientific and the Editorial Committee since 2008. Professor Gueli is the Catania’s University Delegate in the Permanent Thematic Working Group of the Regional Strategy of the Innovation for the Intelligent Specialization in the area of "Tourism, cultural heritage, culture" and in the National Technological Cluster Project TICHE - Technological Innovation in Cultural Heritage.

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