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CALL FOR PAPERS: Florence Heri-Tech:The Future of Heritage Science and Technologies



 Florence Heri-Tech has a high-level scientific and cultural profile and aims to create an International Forum in Florence for participants to compare and debate research, themes and trends in cultural heritage science and technologies.

The Conference is promoted by DIEF – Department of Industrial Engineering of University of Florence(, in collaboration with the sixth Florence Art and Restoration Fair (, which has multi-year experience in the field and guarantees the presence of a large and expert audience as well as the scientific and cultural support of the most important institutions working in the field.


The Conference is divided into 4 thematic areas in the field of Cultural Heritage Sciences and Technologies. Each sector contains a number of topics. You can find all topics on the web site

Topics include, but are not limited to:



Submission to the special issue must include original research. Authors willing to submit an abstract should send an email to attaching the abstract written using the provided Abstract Template. Abstracts must be written in English. The length of the abstract must not exceed 350 words.


  • October 30, 2017 – Deadline to submit abstract
  • November 15, 2017 – Abstract acceptance notification
  • December 15, 2017 – Deadline to submit draft paper 
  • January 15, 2018 – Submission of final paper


  • Prof. Piero Baglioni, University of Florence
  • Prof. Giorgio Bonsanti, University of Florence
  • Prof. Emeritus Vito Cappellini, University of Florence
  • Prof. Sharon Cather, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London
  • Prof. Marco Ciatti, Opificio delle Pietre Dure
  • Prof. Maria Perla Colombini, CNR-ICVBC: National Research Council of Italy – Institute for the Conservation and Valorization of Cultural Heritage
  • Prof. Luigi Dei, Rector of The University of Florence
  • Prof. Jose Delgado Rodrigues, Laboratorio Nacional  De Engenharia Civil, Lisbon
  • Prof. Pedro Santos, Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD, Darmstadt
  • Prof. Antonio Sgamellotti, University of Perugia  


  • Prof. Rocco Furferi, DIEF – Department of Industrial Engineering of University of Florence
  • Prof. Rodorico Giorgi, Department of Chemistry of University of Florence
  • Prof. Lapo Governi, DIEF – Department of Industrial Engineering of University of Florence
  • Prof. Mauro Matteini, OPD – Opificio delle Pietre Dure, ICVBC-CNR – Institute for the Conservation and Valorization of Cultural Heritage and National Research Council of Italy
  • Prof. Yary Volpe, DIEF – Department of Industrial Engineering of University of Florence

For more information send a mail to


The proceedings of The Future of Heritage Science And Technologies Conference will be part of  IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering.

Paper submitted to the Journal must have been peer reviewed in accordance with the Journal’s Peer Review Policy

On line publication will include:
  • Open access publication, all articles are free to read and download in perpetuity.
  • Abstracting and indexing in ISI Web of Science (Conference Proceedings Citation Index), ScopusEi Compendex, among others.
  • Creation of online versions of the abstracts contained in each paper.
  • Creation of hyperlinked references and tracking of future citations.
  • Unlimited number of pages in each article.
  • Unlimited use of colour online.

Print copies are charged separately from online publication

The Authors have to accept the terms of the Proceedings Publication Licence


For more information, please see

CALL FOR PAPERS: SAH 2019 Annual International Conference

Call for Session Proposals

SAH 2019 Annual International Conference
April 24-28 | Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Download the full 2019 Call for Sessions
Deadline: January 16, 2018, at 5 pm CST

Conference Chair: Victoria Young, University of St. Thomas
Local Co-Chairs: Dietrich Neumann, Brown University, and Itohan Osayimwese, Brown University

The Society of Architectural Historians will offer a total of 36 paper sessions at its 2019 Annual International Conference in Providence, Rhode Island. The Society invites its members, including graduate students and independent scholars, representatives of SAH chapters and partner organizations, to chair a session at the conference. As SAH membership is required to chair or present research at the annual conference, non-members who wish to chair a session will be required to join SAH next August 2018 when conference registration opens for Session Chairs and Speakers.

Since the principal purpose of the SAH annual conference is to inform attendees of the general state of research in architectural history and related disciplines, session proposals covering every time period and all aspects of the built environment, including landscape and urban history, are encouraged.

Sessions may be theoretical, methodological, thematic, interdisciplinary, pedagogical, revisionist or documentary in premise and ambition and have broadly conceived or more narrowly focused subjects. Sessions that embrace cross-cultural, transnational and/or non-Western topics are particularly welcome. In every case, the subject should be clearly defined in critical and historical terms.

Proposals will be selected on the basis of merit and the need to create a well-balanced program. Topics exploring the architecture of the Providence and the greater region are encouraged.

Since late submissions cannot be considered, it is recommended that proposals be submitted well before the deadline. Last-minute submissions that fail posting in the online portal or are sent in error via email cannot be considered.

Submission Guidelines
Session proposals must be submitted online by 5:00 p.m. CST, Tuesday, January 16, 2018. The submission portal will close automatically at this time, and no further proposals will be accepted. Proposals will be reviewed and selected by a committee chaired by SAH Conference Chair Victoria Young.

Session proposals must include the following elements:

  1. A session title not longer than 65 characters, including spaces and punctuation
  2. Summary of the subject and the premise in no more than 500 words
  3. Name, professional affiliation (if applicable), address, telephone, and email address (Please ensure that the information you are providing matches, if applicable, an existing SAH profile/membership account to avoid misdirecting communications. If it does not match what SAH has on file, please update your existing member profile to match your current information.)
  4. A current CV (2 pages maximum)

Although the SAH membership is international, the annual conference is conducted in English. Therefore, all session proposals must be submitted in English and, if accepted, conducted in English.


Only proposals submitted through the online portal can be considered.

Authors (maximum of 2) of accepted session proposals will be asked to draft a more concise call for papers of no more than 300 words. This will be posted online on April 3, 2018, and published in the April 2018 issue of the SAH Newsletter. For examples, see the 2018 Call for Papers (session descriptions begin on page 4).

To ensure broad participation in the SAH Annual International Conference, individuals are limited to the role of either a session chair OR a speaker. If you are selected as a session chair you may not submit a paper abstract to other sessions to be considered for speaking.

Each Session Chair and Speaker is expected to fund his or her own travel and related expenses to participate in the conference. A copy of the Session Chair and Speaker Agreement that includes deadlines and step-by-step processes will be distributed to both Session Chairs and Speakers. Session Chairs and Speakers are required to join SAH and pre-register for the conference starting in August 2018.

For more information, please contact Conference Chair Victoria Young at vmyoung@stthomas.eduor SAH Director of Programs Christopher Kirbabas at

Key Dates
October 03, 2017, 3 pm CDT – Call for sessions opens
January 16, 2018, 5 pm CST – Deadline to submit a session proposal
February 23, 2018 – Session selection notification
March 9, 2018, 5 pm CDT – Revised session proposals due
April 3, 2018, 3 pm CDT – Call for papers opens
June 5, 2018, 5 pm CDT – Deadline to submit a paper abstract
June 7, 2018 – Session Chairs start reviewing paper submissions
July 13, 2018 – Session Chairs make final selection of papers and notify speakers
August 1, 2018 – Session Chair & Speaker registration opens
September 27, 2018 – Session Chair & Speaker registration closes