GEORES International Conference - Milan 8-10 May 2019

GEORES International Conference - Milan 8-10 May 2019

Politecnico di Milano, in conjunction with Università degli Studi Firenze (UNIFI) and Politecnico di Torino (POLITO), is organizing the 2nd International Conference GEORES 2019 on “Cultural Heritage: challenges, new perspectives and technology innovation Towards informative content models and beyond” (ISPRS and ICOMOS CIPA event).

The GEORES 2019 conference aims to be an occasion to bring together the communities of Geomatics and Restoration, sharing potentials and critical aspects tackling with the digitization of Cultural Heritage, where technologies meet preservation policies and real needs, filling the gap among technology innovation and ‘contents’ requirement in view of the preservation, valorisation, management, training and dissemination of Cultural Heritage, by addressing informative content models and eXtended Reality.

The GEORES 2019 conference is an occasion for the experts of the two worlds of Geomatics and Restoration acting in the Cultural Heritage domain field to be intended in an extended meaning, ranging from architectural heritage, archaeological site, Heritage Urban Landscape (HUL) in a multi-temporal and multi-scale fluid environment, to share and explore common needs and new approaches, as well as challenging issues.

They include demanding of technologies able to deal with the complexity and unicity of the cultural heritage, including surveying methods, data processing, and modelling tools to gain and transfer reliable interpretations: the technical proposed solutions have to consider to offer the needed level of accuracy with the more economical and practical solutions, time and cost effectiveness.

Heritage Informative Models need innovative generative modelling tools to embody the complexity overcoming the BIM limits born for new constructions, where accuracy can play an important knowledge occasion.

Informative Models and Systems, including Heritage Building Information Modelling (HBIM) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS/WEBGIS), together with applications based on virtual hubs, represent a powerful innovative virtual place where to join 4D GEO- DB Models of the Architectural Heritage and its elements (i.e. walls, vaulted systems, trusses) till to the Heritage Urban Landscape (HUL).

Semantics and vocabularies can play an important role in the spatial-time co-relation of information richness: historical data, materials, stratigraphic units, construction techniques, arrangements, history of the ancient skilled workers, art-crafts, DBs, multi-temporal maps and documents from archives and collections, Open Data.

Such informative models and systems - generally born within professional frameworks - are mainly destined to be left in the digital drawers after the research analysis and conservation phases. They need be used as a ‘live’ data source to enrich content based information. They can contribute feeding Virtual Museums in the different forms with an extraordinary richness of contents circulated by the models to non-professional experts with the support of the eXtended Reality: an extraordinary opportunity to awareness rising among citizens toward an informed society supported by enriched storytelling. The usage of eXtended Reality (XR), comprehensive of Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), mixed reality (MR) and video game technologies for explaining CH to wider audiences can find its place in this challenging field of action. HBIM nodes needs to be related one to each other by means of semantic based virtual hub platforms capable to connect their content crossing models and information through time and space, to discover and access their contents within a holistic approach.


  • HBIM (LOD, LOI, LOG, LOA, GOG, GOA): Generative Modelling and Accuracy, Object libraries, thematic mapping, data analysis and content enrichment
  • HBIM - multi-actors and co-working Common Data Environment
  • Monitoring & Restoration: Built Environment and Infrastructures
  • Open standards, ontologies, vocabularies, semantics and Big Data Hubs for Cultural Heritage knowledge
  • Interactive content based eXtended Reality (VR/AR/MR), Virtual Museum and devices
  • Low-cost sensors and new algorithms in cultural heritage digitization. New tools and training lesson learnt
  • Heritage Urban Landscape (HUL). Landscapes and needs of multi-temporal multi-spatial maps data collection (BIM-GIS)
  • Archaeology, data analysis, informative models and systems
  • Training activities, internship programmes, building capacities and value chain
  • Preservation, climate change, hydrogeological, seismic risk and resilience management for Cultural Heritage and Built Environment
  • Inclusive cultural heritage sites

GEORES2019 FINAL PROGRAMME (click here!)

Conference Chairs: Raffaella Brumana, Valeria Pracchi, Fulvio Rinaudo, Alberto Grimoldi, Marco Scaioni
GEORES Programme Managers: Mattia Previtali, Lorenzo Cantini

Wednesday, May 8
KEYNOTE: Joan Cobb (Principal IT Project Manager at J. Paul Getty Trust), “Using the Getty Vocabularies to Connect Resources in a Linked and Open World: growing potential through contributions”
INVITED LECTURE: Mario Santana Quintero (Vice-President ICOMOS and ICOMOS CIPA Heritage Documentation) “Can we apply ethics to digital recording for conserving heritage places”

Thursday, May 9
KEYNOTE: Christian Greco (Director of the Egyptian Museum of Turin), “The biography of objects”
INVITED LECTURE: Marinos Ioannides (UNESCO EU ERA CHAIR ON DCH), “The EU H2020 Virtual Multimodal Museum (ViMM) Manifesto: Road Map and Action Plan for the Horizon-Europe Framework programme”

Friday, May 10
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Sabrina Saggioni (Vodafone Italia 5G programme responsible), “5G new challenges” 
KEYNOTE: Daniele Loiacono (Politecnico di Milano), “5G, applications, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality for Immersive Education”
INVITED LECTURE: Minja Yang (President Raymond Lemaire International Centre for Conservation, KU Leuven), “Heritage & Development” Strategy On Historic Urban Landscape (HUL)”


  • Daily (1 day conference) 100 € (including coffee break and light lunch buffet)
  • Daily (Student) 30 €
  • Young Researcher Workshop 100 €

Complete details about the conference and reservation are available on the GEORES2019 website:

For any information contact GEORES2019 secretariat (Questo indirizzo email è protetto dagli spambots. È necessario abilitare JavaScript per vederlo.) or Mattia Previtali (Questo indirizzo email è protetto dagli spambots. È necessario abilitare JavaScript per vederlo.)

GEORES2019 is supported by: ISPRS (WG II/8, WG III/5, WG V/I), ICOMOS CIPA Heritage Documentation, ICOMOS, AUTEC, SIRA, SIFET, UNESCO Chair in Digital Cultural Heritage at the Cyprus University of Technology, EU ERA Chair on Digital Cultural Heritage 

SPONSORS: STILL OPEN! Carleton Immersive Media Studio (Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada), SIFET, Microgeo Srl, GEOMAX Srl STONEX Srl


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