8-10 MAY 2019

Cultural Heritage: challenges, new perspectives and technology innovation

Towards informative content models and beyond











Sant’Ambrogio’ s Basilica (Milan) © ABClab GIcarus





Politecnico di Milano, in conjunction with Università degli Studi Firenze (UNIFI) and Politecnico di Torino (POLITO), is organizing as an ISPRS event the 2nd International Conference on “Cultural Heritage: challenges, new perspectives and technology innovation. Towards informative content models and beyond”.

The conference is supported by:

ISPRS (WG II/8, WG III/5, WG V/I), CIPA Heritage Documentation, ICOMOS

AUTEC – the Academic Association of Topography and Cartography -, SIRA – Italian Society for Architectural Restoration -, SIFET – the Italian Society of Photogrammetry and Surveying –

UNESCO Chair in Digital Cultural Heritage at the Cyprus University of Technology and EU ERA Chair on Digital Cultural Heritage


The Conference will take place in Milan, Italy (8 – 10 May 2019) with the aim of bringing together the community of researchers in geomatics and restoration.







For supporting opportunities check here.



Stefano Della Torre
POLIMI – DABC Head of Department
Andreas Georgopuolos
CIPA President
Marinos Ioannides
UNESCO Chair on Digital Cultural Heritage, CUT Cyprus
Minja Yang
President Raymond Lemaire International Centre for Conservation, KU Leuven
Pietro Laureano
Stefano F. Musso
SIRA President
Fabrizio Gentili
Italian Permanent Representation to the EU
Cecilie Hollberg
Director, Galleria dell’ Accademia, Firenze
Stefano Nativi
Big Data Lead Scientist at DG Joint Research Centre of the European Commission
Pietro Petraroia
Vice Presidente Italia Nostra
Grazia Tucci
ISPRS WG V/1 Co-Chair
Chair of the 1st GEORES2017 Edition
Mario Santana Quintero
ICOMOS International
Pietro Tornabene
Generale Comandante Istituto Geografico Militare
Giuseppina Vacca
SIFET President
Antonio Vettore
AUTEC President


Athos Agapiou
CUT, Cyprus
Minna Silver
Mardin Artuklu University, Turkey
Steven Fai
Carleton University, CIMS, Ottawa, Canada
Alex Ya-Ning Yen
Chine University of Technology, Taiwan
Maurice Murphy
Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland
Alex Tessier
Autodesk Research International
Andrews David
Historic England, UK
Oran Oltan
ITU Istanbul, Turkey
Pedro Arias
University of Vigo, Spain
Michele Crosetto
CTTC, Spain
Thomas Luhmann
Jade University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Roman Schulz
University of Architecture and Construction, Ukraine
Daniele Perissin
Purdue University, Indiana, United States
Cihan Altuntas
Selcuk University, Turkey
Qingshan Yang
Beijing Technical University, China
Pierre Grussenmeyer
Strasbourg University, France
Luigi Barazzetti
Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Caterina Balletti
IUAV Venezia, Italy
Gabriele Bitelli
Università degli Studi di Bologna, Italy
Alessandro Capra
Università di Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Mauro Fazio
MiSe – Italian Ministry of Economic Development, Italy
Michael Hensel
Technische Universität Wien, Austria
Philippe Bernardi
Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France
Davide Del Curto
Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Marco Pretelli
Università degli Studi di Bologna, Italy
Donatella Dominici
Università degli Studi dell’Aquila, Italy
Luigi Fregonese
Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Eva Malinverni
Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
Daniela Oreni
Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Mattia Previtali
Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Nannina Spanò
Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Domenico Visintini
Università degli Studi di Udine, Italy
Francesco Pirotti
Università degli Studi di Padova
Domenica Costantino
Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Maria Marsella
Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Italy
Riccardo Roncella
Università degli Studi di Parma, Italy
Mauro Lo Brutto
Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy
Paolo Mazzetti
Essilab CNR IIAA, Florence, Italy
Lorenzo Cantini
Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Branka Cuca
Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Fabrizio Banfi
Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Koen Van Balen
KUL, RLICC, Leuven, Belgium
Antonia Moropoulou
MNTUA, Athens, Grece
Donatella Fiorani
Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Italy
Renata Picone
Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy
Rand Eppich
Heritage Development, Spain
Xiaolin Meng
University of Nottingham, UK
Andrea Masiero
Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy
José Luis Lerma
Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Alberta Cazzani
Politecnico di Milano


Raffaella Brumana
Valeria Pracchi
Fulvio Rinaudo
Alberto Grimoldi
Marco Scaioni


Valeria Pracchi
Lorenzo Cantini
Luigi Barazzetti
Mattia Previtali
Fabrizio Banfi


Raffaella Brumana
Valeria Pracchi
Marco Scaioni
Davide Del Curto
Luigi Barazzetti
Andrea Adami
Angelo Giuseppe Landi
Chiara Stanga
Franco Guzzetti
Cecilia Bolognesi
Grazia Tucci
Daniela Oreni
Fabio Roncoroni
Lorenzo Cantini
Branka Cuca
Mattia Previtali
Fabrizio Banfi
Erica Parisi
Manuela Corongiu
Carlotta Maria Zerbi


Programme at a glance


The complete version of the Conference programme can be found here.

A pdf version of the Conference programme can be found here.

Posters should be organized in the A1 format, portrait orientation (h=841 mm, l=594 mm).

ICEBREAKER – Visit to the Historical library of the Politecnico di Milano

Wednesday May 8, an icebreaker is organized in the main building of the Politecnico di Milano (Rettorato). In conjunction attenders, organized into small groups, have the opportunity to visit the historical library of the Politecnico di Milano. In particular, participants will have the chance to see the following books: Leonardo da Vinci (Codex Atlanticus – XIX cen. edition), Galileo Galilei (Discorsi e dimostrazioni matematiche, 1638), Vitruvio Pollione (De architectura libri dece traducti de latino in vulgare – XVI cen. edition), Historical treatises by Rondelet, De Dartein, Giuseppe Colombo and Carlo Formenti.




SOCIAL DINNER – Basilica di Sant’Ambrogio

For the forthcoming GEORES2019 conference a social dinner is organized at the Bramante’s Canonica Porch and Sant’Ambrogio Hall in the Basilica di Sant’Ambrogio (S. Ambrogio Place N.15, Milan) on 9 May 2019.

The agenda of the event is:
19:30 – 20:00 Guided visit to the Basilica di Sant’Ambrogio
19:30 – 20:00 Welcome by the Abbot of the Basilica di Sant’Ambrogio, Monsignor
Carlo Faccendini
20:00 – 23:00 Social Dinner (Bramante’s Canonica Porch and Sant’Ambrogio Hall)



Opening Ceremony Wednesday, May 8 Thursday, May 9
Social Dinner Friday, May 10 Closing Ceremony

A special thanks to: Chiara Midali, Andrea Masiero, Chiara Stanga, Lorenzo Cantini.

If you want to contribute send us your photos!


Themes of Event

  • Rapid digitization of cultural heritage: managing complexity, policies and technologies
  • HBIM IN&OUT: informative content models, data acquisition, data processing and data transfer. Lowering costs, gaps and barriers, boosting potentials
  • HBIM IN: Scan-to-BIM modelling and automation: data acquisition, registration, 3D Object Recognition and Reconstruction, accuracy assessment
  • Point cloud analysis and modelling of complex scenes
  • LOD LOG LOI LOA. Level of Development, Level of Geometry (Surveying, Modelling, Design, Preserving and Monitoring), Level of Accuracy and Level of Information. Towards technical specifications
  • Content modelling: object libraries, inventory models, construction techniques, thematic mapping, external DB, recording, cost estimation
  • On site rapid HBIM data acquisition and data management: ‘as-found, construction site, as-built and communication
  • HBIM OUT: Virtual IDentities; multi-actor cloud based cooperative Hubs; BIM-GIS, BIMtoFEA; Informative model to VM-AR-MR, Virtual Museum, Landscape Museum and Built Environment; Object Libraries; Virtual HUB and GEODB BIM; semantics and vocabularies
  • The use of digital images in visible and not-visible multi-spectral ranges, information extraction from LiDAR Intensity Data
  • Low-cost sensors and open-source image based innovative tools for on-site data registry: real time thematic mapping documenting pathologies, materials, decay
  • OpenBIM and OpenTools for 3D Object generation, conservation plan, construction site, and communication
  • Preservation, Planned Conservation, Risk and Resilience management for Cultural Heritage
  • Protocols and open specification for streaming massive heterogeneous 3D geospatial informative model data sets on the web
  • Archaeology and informative systems
  • BIM and preservation of buildings for Cultural Heritage
  • Public Administration and management of the historic heritage
  • Landscapes and needs of data collecting
  • Management of Cultural Heritage
  • Different forms of control: urban scale and civil infrastructures
  • Structural analysis/interpretation of the historic buildings and geomatics
  • Physical and cognitive accessibility of historic buildings
  • Hydro-geologic disasters, seismic risk assessment by geomatics strategies
  • Cultural Heritage education, skill development and communication by innovative systems
  • Standardisation and interoperability in the GEO&RES information: open standards and ontologies for representing the cultural heritage knowledge

The accepted articles will be published in the ISPRS International Archives of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences.