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DISEGNARECON Scientific Journal on Archi 2021 : CALL FOR PAPERS DISEGNARECON ISSUE Vol 14, No 27 (2021) - Virtual reconstruction and restoration. Comparing methodologies, practices, and experiences


When Apr 1, 2021 - Apr 30, 2021
Where on line
Submission Deadline TBD
Categories    archaeological heritage   architectural heritage   built heritage

Call For Papers

CALL FOR PAPERS DISEGNARECON (1828-5964) indexed in scopus
ISSUE Vol 14, No 27 (2021)

Virtual reconstruction and restoration. Comparing methodologies, practices, and experiences


Emanuel Demetrescu, Daniele Ferdani (ISPC-CNR, Institute of Heritage Science – Italian National Research Council)

and Ilaria Trizio (ITC-CNR, Construction Technologies Institute – Italian National Research Council)

The digital technologies currently in use for the virtual representation of archaeological sites, and architectural artefacts offer researchers and scholars a wider range of possibilities than a few decades ago. The rapid evolution of ICT applied to the Cultural Heritage field has greatly advantaged the archaeological interpretation’s process; the latter, thanks to the development of three-dimensional acquisition, analysis, and visualization methodologies, is now able to extract previously unthinkable information, and to advance reconstructive hypotheses for landscapes, sites and artefacts; moreover, the scientific processes that underlie such works can now become more evident. Especially in the architectural field, ICTs have made clear the interpretation’s process integrating data resulting by the field survey with those relating to the state of surface’s degradation, finally making them readable directly on the virtual models, thanks to accurate ontologies. This has made it possible to create virtual restoration simulations or, when possible, three-dimensional reconstructions based on analytical readings obtained by crossing the documentary sources with the material traces that can be read directly on the artefacts. Over the years, methodologies and operational practices have been developed in the various fields of Archaeology, Architecture, and Restoration relying on both the theoretical basis of the respective disciplines and on scientific principles borrowed from philology and physical restoration. On an international level, numerous research groups have developed approaches focused on scenarios that are very different from one to another; for example the reconstructions of a landscape, at urban or architectural scale, starting from very different scientific and cultural backgrounds.

Therefore, the call is intended to provide an overview of the different meanings and operational methods, related to virtual restoration and reconstruction and scientific visualization, currently in use in the disciplinary sectors involved in the documentation, analysis, conservation, and fruition of cultural heritage, attribute. The call also is an opportunity to open a round table that can help to debate and define a common language between architects, archaeologists, restorers, and other experts from different fields.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Virtual reconstructions of archaeological sites and architectural assets as a tool for interpretation, and simulation and scientific dissemination
Virtual restoration as support to physical restoration, a tool for simulation, and/or scientific dissemination
Semantic 3D models for documentation, analyses, and virtual reconstruction;
ICT solutions for the collection, analysis, data integration, simulation, graphical annotation, and visualization of virtual reconstructions;
Workflows and procedures connecting tools, and methods from different disciplines;
Restoration and physical replicas through digitisation and 3D printing


April 1, 2021: Opening call for abstracts

April 30, 2021: Deadline abstract submission

May 15, 2021: Abstract acceptance

July 30, 2021: Deadline full paper submission

October 31, 2021: Full paper acceptance

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