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 – the Italian Association of Restores -, 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.



Supported by


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
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

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
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


For supporting opportunities check here.


Politecnico di Milano, Piazza Leonardo da Vinci, 32, 20133 Milano (Italy)

A map of the campus can be downloaded here


GEORES2019 – Venue&Tour ‘unknown Milan’

The city of Milan, Winter Olympic Games 2026 candidate – after Expo2015 on the theme “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life” encompassing technology, innovation, culture, traditions and creativity, with the participation of 45 Countries – has been progressively increased the number of international visitors, even if it remains mostly unknown. As in the case of the role of Milan Capital of the Occident Roman Empire (286-402 d.C.), under Saint Ambrogio (Aurelius Ambrosius, Treviri, 339-340 – Milan, 397) bishop of Milan with his plan of the Basilicas: the Feast of Saint’ Ambrogio, patron of Milan, on the 7th of December, still testifies that important past to be preserved to the future generations.

Also, we’d like to underline that if you want to continue your trip in the “unknown Milan” you can visit the Last Supper of Leonardo da Vinci (Cenacolo Vinciano, Santa Maria delle Grazie). To preserve the masterpiece by Leonardo da Vinci access to the Last Supper it permitted only small groups of 25 people and only few days a week. For, this reason if you want to expore this masterpiece of the “unknown Milan” you have to book your visit. If you wabt to skip the line you can reserve your visit here.


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.


Extended abstract submission : 11 January 2019 / 19 January 2019

Acceptance notification : 8 February 2019

Camera ready submission : 15 March 2019

Young Researcher Workshop : 6-7 May 2019

Conference : 8-10 May 2019


Full paper camera ready submission

For accepted abstract the final full paper should be formatted following the ISPRS template, maximum length of the camera ready is 8 pages.

Here you can submit the camera ready version of your full paper until March 15, 2019.

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

Some of the papers presented at the GEORES 2019 Conference will be selected by the Scientific Committee, after the conference, for submission of expanded and revised versions in Special Issues of the following journals:

  • Applied Geomatics – Springer Berlin Heidelberg (Scopus indexed)
  • Virtual Archaeology Review – VAR (Scopus indexed)
  • Quaderni di ANANKE

The selection of the papers for the VAR special issue will be performed on the submitted extended abstract. Authors interested in this special issue can find a dedicated topic in the conference submission system. More information can be found here.

Some selected papers on the topic “Standardisation and interoperability in the GEORES information: open standards and ontologies for representing the cultural heritage knowledge” will be invited to submit a featured paper (free-of-charge) to a special issue on Applied Sciences (MDPI – WoS & Scopus indexed), to be edited by ISPRS WG IV/2.

Selected contributions from the 1st GEORES 2017 Conference can be found here:

Please note that each submitted paper needs at least one paid paid registration fee. This is necessary for the publication of the paper in the ISPRS Archives. This registration fee must be paid by the 15th of March.



Thursday, May 9
Christian Greco
Director of the Egyptian Museum of Turin


More keynote speakers to be announced soon!


Early Bird (Until 15th March, 2019) Full 250 €
Phd student 150 €
Master Student 50 €
Regular (From 16th March, 2019) Full 300 €
Phd student 200 €
Master Student 50 €
On-site (8/10-May-2019 – 3 Days conference) Full 350 €
Phd student 250 €
Master Student 50 €
Daily (For 1 day conference) 100 €
Daily (Student) 30 €
Accompanying Person (Social Dinner) 40 €


For Phd, BSc and MSc a certificate proving their status has to be provided sending a mail to:

Full registration fees cover sessions attendance (8-10 May 2019), lunches, icebreaker and social dinner.

Phd student registration fees cover sessions attendance (8-10 May 2019), lunches, and social dinner. Icebreaker attendance can be paid separately.

Master student registration fees cover sessions attendance (8-10 May 2019), and lunches. Icebreaker and social dinner attendance can be paid separately.

Here you can register for the conference


Programme at a glance (draft)


During the Conference a set of Special Sessions will be organized in the form of GEO&RES co-working groups. Co-working groups will discuss specific topics for which the contribution of Geomatics and Restores is of primary importance, among other: HBIM – LOD, LOI, LOG and accuracy definition; Monitoring&Restoration: Built Environment and Infrastructure; Semantics and Big Data Hubs in Cultural Heritage; Interactive content based VR/AR/Virtual Museum. Oral Sessions will be related to the co-working group topic


The workshop (6-7/05) is open to PhD students, postdoctoral fellows and young researchers. It is devoted to establish a first contact between geomatics and restorers, to discuss and to interchange ideas about Cultural Heritage documentation, training activities, share experiences and points of view. The main topic will be the processing of previously acquired data, as well the demonstrations with the most innovative instruments. However, the workshop core will be the exchange of skills and expertise among participants with different backgrounds.

The workshop fee is 100 €.

Previous conference

The 1st International Conference GEORES2017 on “Geomatics and Restoration: Conservation of Cultural Heritage in the Digital Era” was held in Florence in 2017.

More information about the 1st GEORES – Geomatics and restoration can be found here.

Previous conference proceedings can be found here.