IoT based Systems for the Structural Health Monitoring, Architectural survey and the Analysis of Cultural Heritage Building and Archaeological Sites



Francesco Lamonaca

DIMES, University of Calabria, Italy


Carmelo Scuro

Department of Physics, University of Calabria, Italy


Gabriele Milani

Technical University of Milan, Italy

Della Torre

Stefano Della Torre

Technical University of Milan, Italy


Marco Scaioni

Technical University of Milan, Italy


The session will provide new information about the structural assessment of the entire cultural heritage buildings, allowing the analysis of structures belonging to different typologies and realized with different materials (Steel, wood and masonry), also, for example, related to industrial archeology.
New trends and applications in the field of nondestructive and semi destructive techniques will be discussed in order to identify and apply new Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) systems also based on the paradigm of Internet of Things (IoT). Post-seismic and pre-seismic evaluation protocols of historical and monumental buildings will be also presented in order to safeguard and preserve all types of structures.
In the framework of the preservation of the cultural heritage, one of the most important aspects deals with the monitoring of the archaeological sites and cultural heritage buildings. To this aim, new technologies are nowadays available for the acquisition and elaboration of several parameters used for the health and safety assessment and the development of new mathematical model describing the structural behavior of these buildings and sites. Main challenges concern with heterogeneity and mobility of the Smart Objects used to acquire data, different kind of connections, energy saving, energy harvesting, the collection and management of the acquired data, the development and validation of new numerical models, and last but not least the development of new sensor and methodologies to manage the different materials typically used in cultural heritage building and constituting the archaeological sites. The special session "IoT based Systems for the Structural Health Monitoring, Architectural survey and the Analysis of Cultural Heritage Building and Archaeological Sites." is trying to examine common ideas and directions among different contemporary theoretical and technical approaches. The special session will collect scientific expertise and the technologies nowadays available. The goal is to give a set of triggering contributions useful to propose new and common approaches for the design and realization of new systems for the preservation of cultural heritage.


Francesco Lamonaca is associate professor of Electronic Measurements at the University of Calabria. He won competitions as first classified: University of Calabria, Young Researchers 2010, and 2012; Italian Group of Electric and Electronic Measurements (GMEE), mobility research grants 2011; TE-RE-RD, Best Paper Awards 2014; GMEE, Best Poster Awards 2019; Best Paper presented by a Young Researcher MetroArchaeo 2020. Outstanding Reviewer 2017 of Measurement Journal and 2019 of MeMeA IEEE Conference. He is Senior Member IEEE and member of: TC-10 - Waveform Generation, Measurement & Analysis, TC 25 Medical Measurement and TC-37 - Measurements and Networking of the IEEE Society on Instrumentation and Measurement (IM), IEEE, IM, GMEE, IAHR. He is Officer of Commission A– Electromagnetic Metrology of the Union Radio Scientifique Internationale (URSI) - Italian National Committee and URSI Senior Member. He has authored and co-authored over 220 papers published in international journals and conference proceedings. He is Editor in Chief of Acta IMEKO Journal, Associate Editor of Sensors MDPI Journal and reviewer of several international journals and conferences. He organized and chaired several special sessions in the field of time synchronization, distributed measurement system IoT based and measurement for health. He was Technical Program Co-Chair of MetroArchaeo 2019, Associate Technical Program Chair of I2MTC 2018-2020, Awards Chair of MetroAgriForest 2019, Special Session Chair of MeMeA 2016. His current researches include: measurements, signal processing for structural health monitoring, noninvasive monitoring and testing, IoT based monitoring systems, synchronization of networking measurement instruments and sensors measurements for medical use.

Carmelo Scuro is a research at the University of Calabria and works at Physics and Civil Engineering departments. He received the master's degree in engineering and architecture and the Ph.D. degree in "science and engineering of the environment construction and energy" at the University of Calabria, Rende, Italy, in 2012 and 2017, respectively. He has authored and co-authored over 65 papers published in international journals and conference proceedings and several book chapters. He is Reviewer of international journals.
His current research interests include the analysis of the fracture in the brittle materials through the use of acoustic emissions and structural monitoring systems based on the IoT paradigm, mechanical and physical characterization of traditional masonry techniques, numerical analysis, experimentation on FRCM, micro-tomography, 3-D printing, Genetic Algorithm, Math Modeling and Mathematical Physics.
He was the chairman of the session presented at the 2020 Metroarcheo conference in Trento, and it was re-proposed, given the great success achieved.

Gabriele Milani is a Full Professor of Structural Mechanics at Politecnico di Milano, Department of Architecture, Built Environment and Construction Engineering. He has authored more than 200 papers on international journals and edited two books. He is the first author in Scopus under the keyword ‘masonry’. He organised, as the Chairman, the last International Masonry Conference IMC 2018. He has been awarded an ICE Telford Premium (2012), a most cited author diploma by Computers and Structures (2008) and a Bathe award (2014). He has been a visiting professor abroad in different countries, including UK and China. He is an editor-in-chief of two international journals, one devoted to masonry constructions (International Journal of Masonry Research and Innovation by Inderscience Publishers) and in the editorial board of several high rank journals.

Stefano Della Torre. Born in Cernobbio (Como, Italy) in1955, he graduated at Politecnico di Milano, in Civil Engineering, Structural section, in 1980, and in Architecture in 1986. Full professor of Restoration in Politecnico di Milano since 2001. He served as the Director of the Department of Architecture, Built Environment and Construction Engineering at Politecnico di Milano in the years 2013-2019. President of Building Smart Italy, the Italian Chapter of Building Smart International in the years 2011-2018. Member of several Commissions appointed by Italian Government and Coordinator of the group of experts for the sector "Patrimonio culturale (Cultural Heritage)" for the National Research Program 2021-2027. He was responsible for conservation works, or anyway involved in conservation activities, on important monuments. He has been Principal Investigator of awarded National and European projects. Author of more than 370 publications.

Marco Scaioni. Full Professor of Geomatics and Head of PhD Programme at Dept. of Architecture, Built Environment and Construction Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy.
Chairman of the WG III/2 on "Information Extraction from LiDAR data" of the Int. Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS). Associate Editor of the ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.

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