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 a contribution (short abstract or full paper) selecting your favourite session. If the contribution is not selected for the session, it may be included in another part of the technical program.

To submit contribution 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, Lara De Giorgi, National Research Council, Italy, Sebastiano D'Amico, University of Malta, Malta

  2. Special Session #2: Damage and Radiological Risk Assessment: Diagnosis and Monitoring for the Restoration, Preventive Conservation, Usability and Maintenance of Cultural Heritage

    Organized by: Francesco Caridi, University of Messina, Italy, Simona Mancini, University of Salerno, Italy

  3. Special Session #3: Engineering the Future, Honoring the Past: Cultural Heritage in Civil Engineering

    Organized by: Alessio Cascardi, University of Calabria, Italy; Salvatore Verre, University E-Campus, Italy; Francesco Micelli, University of Salento, Italy

  4. Special Session #4: Cutting-edge approaches and innovations in Terahertz applications for Cultural Heritage

    Organized by: Massimo Petrarca, Anna Candida Felici, Candida Moffa, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

  5. Special Session #5: Non-destructive imaging and interferometric techniques for cultural heritage diagnostics and metrology

    Organized by: Melania Paturzo, Vito Pagliarulo, Massimo Rippa, ISASI, National Research Council, Italy; Claudia Daffara, Università degli Studi di Verona, Italy

  6. Special Session #6: Time through colors: past present and future of pigments and paintings, exploring diagnostics, dating and conservation in cultural heritage.

    Organized by: Daniele Chiriu, Stefania Porcu, University of Cagliari, Italy

  7. Special Session #7: Remote sensing methods and approaches for Underwater Cultural Heritage research and management

    Organized by: Crescenzo Violante, Institute of Heritage Sciences - National Research Council, Italy; Nikos Papadopulos, Foundation for Research and Technology, Hellas (FORTH), Greece

  8. Special Session #8: Traditional and Remote Sensing Methods for Cultural Heritage Buildings Monitoring

    Organized by: Jessica Clementi, Paolo Mazzanti, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Daniele Spizzichino, Institute for Environmental Protection and Research, Italy; Alessandra Bonazza, ISAC - National Research Council, Italy

  9. Special Session #9: Innovative sensors and smart procedures in preventive conservation

    Organized by: Carlo Trigona, Anna M. Gueli, University of Catania, Italy

  10. Special Session #10: Preserving the Past: Safeguarding Cultural Heritage from Earthquakes and their devastating impacts

    Organized by: Carla Bottari, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Italy; Francesco Panzera, BUniversity of Catania, Italy; Laura Pecchioli, Humboldt Universität/Technische Universität Wien/Universität Bern; Aysegul Askan, Middle East Technical University, Turkiye; Michele Betti, University of Florence, Italy

  11. Special Session #11: The Synergic Use of Artificial Intelligence, Chemometrics, Imaging and Analytical Techniques in the Field of Cultural Heritage

    Organized by: Vittoria Guglielmi, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy; Alessio Carullo, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

  12. Special Session #12: Building Materials and Decay Assessment for On-Land and Underwater Cultural Heritage (CH)

    Organized by: Natalia Rovella, Institute on Membrane Technology, National Research Council, Italy; Michela Ricca, University of Calabria, Italy; Luciana Randazzo, University of Palermo, Italy

  13. Special Session #13: Vibroacoustic metrological characterization for archaeology and cultural heritage

    Organized by: Fabrizio Barone, Marco Casazza, Rosa Fiorillo, Università degli Studi di Salerno, Italy

  14. Special Session #14: Reconstruction of Early Christian architecture in the Middle East. Comparison of methods, metrological problems and 3D reconstruction approaches

    Organized by: Federica Vacatello, Ambra D'Alessandro, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Sara Fabbri, University of Perugia, Italy

  15. Special Session #15: Archaeometry For Archaeology and Conservation Sciences: Provenancing, Technology And Conservation Of Cultural Heritage Materials From Sites And Museums

    Organized by: Fabrizio Antonelli, LAMA - Laboratory for Analysing Materials of Ancient origin, University Iuav of Venice; Domenico Miriello, Università della Calabria, Italy

  16. Special Session #16: Information management in HBIM systems for Cultural Heritage

    Organized by: Andrea Adami, Politecnico di Milano, Italy; Barbara Scala, Università degli Studi di Brescia, Italy

  17. Special Session #17: Tracing Time's Tapestry: Remote Sensing, 3D Imaging, and Mapping as Keys to Malta's Archaeological and Cultural Heritage

    Organized by: Davide Tanasi, University of South Florida, USA; David Cardona, Heritage Malta

  18. Special Session #18: Marks and morphology: metrological approaches in the art of the Middle Ages and Renaissance

    Organized by: Lucy Wrapson, Hamilton Kerr Institute, Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge, UK; Kristin Kausland, Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research, Norway

  19. Special Session #19: Understanding the human contribution in sediment/soil formation

    Organized by: Gianni Gallello, University of Valencia, Spain

  20. Special Session #20: Quantifying Scientific Credibility: Innovative Semantic and Software Strategies for 3D Virtual Reconstructions in Archaeology

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

  21. Special Session #21: Integrated Methods, Theories and Applications for Structural Health Monitoring and Assessment of Ancient Constructions

    Organized by: Pietro Meriggi, Luca Bianchini Ciampoli, Roma Tre University, Italy; Fabio Tosti, University of West London, UK; Vittorio Paris, University of Bergamo, Italy; Neil Linford, Historic England, Geophysics Team, Fort Cumberland, Portsmouth, UK

  22. Special Session #22: Geomatics for Cultural Heritage: multi-source and multi-scale data integration and processing in research and applications

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

  23. Special Session #23: Advancements in Chromatographic and Mass Spectrometric Techniques for Cultural Heritage Studies

    Organized by: Federica Nardella, Erika Ribechini, Maria Perla Colombini, University of Pisa, Italy

  24. Special Session #24: Unveiling Ancient Mediterranean Societies: Metrology at the Intersection of Culture, Environment, and Heritage

    Organized by: Maria Rosa Di Cicco, University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Italy

  25. Special Session #25: Genius Loci: Methods and Code for Measuring Historical Phenomena, Ancient Landscape Dynamics, and Mechanisms through it Heritage Methodologies

    Organized by: Paolo Rosati, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Filippo Fantini, University of Bologna, Italy

  26. Special Session #26: The Historical-Cultural Heritage of Masonry Bridges: Dynamic Characterization and Vulnerability Assessment

    Organized by: Dora Foti, Fabio Rizzo, Maria Francesca Sabbà, Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy; Nicola Ivan Giannoccaro, University of Salento, Italy

  27. Special Session #27: Invisible stories: mobile instruments for the interdisciplinary study of hidden details in painted artefacts

    Organized by: Sofia Ceccarelli, National Research Council, Italy; Silvia Bottura Scardina, University of Évora, Portugal

  28. Special Session #28: Non-invasive methods for analysis and diagnostic in the field of cultural heritage

    Organized by: Paola Fermo, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy; Giuseppe Politi, Università degli studi di Catania, Italy

  29. Special Session #29: Artificial Intelligence, Metrology, and Cultural Heritage: Integrating Disciplines for Preservation and Innovation

    Organized by: Charlie Abela, Department of AI, University of Malta; Charlene Ellul, Notarial Archives Foundation

  30. Special Session #30: How To Preserve Outdoor Cultural Heritage: State-Of-Art, Challenges And New Perspectives

    Organized by: Valentina Venuti, Domenico Majolino, Paola Cardiano, Giuseppe Paladini, University of Messina, Italy

  31. Special Session #31: Exploring the Thermal behaviour of Mediterranean Traditional Roofs: Integrating Satellite and UAV Technology for Sustainable Preservation

    Organized by: Charles Galdies, Elizabeth Muscat Azzopardi, University of Malta, Malta

Special Session Proposal

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Please, contact the Technical Program Chairs, using the form at this page:


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