Call for Chapters: Analysis, Conservation, and Restoration of Tangible and Intangible Cultural Heritage


Carlo Inglese, Department of History, Drawing and Restoration of Architecture, SAPIENZA University of Rome, Italy

Alfonso Ippolito, Department of History, Drawing and Restoration of Architecture, SAPIENZA University of Rome, Italy

Editorial Advisory Board:
Alonso Addison, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Carlo Bianchini, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Stefano Campana, University of Siena, Italy
Laura Carnevali, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Michela Cigola, University of Cassino, Italy
Piero Cimbolli, Spagnesi Sapienza University of Rome
Daniela Esposito, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Donatella Fiorani, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Riccardo Florio, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Sabine Frommel, École Pratique des Hautes Études, Sorbonne, France
Marco Gaiani, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Italy
Fernando Gandolfi, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina
Antonella Greco, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Xiaowu Guan, Chinese Academic of Sciences, China
Falko Kuester, University of California, USA
Antonio Pizzo, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas-Instituto de Arqueología de Mérida, Spain
Wei Qian, University of Science and Technology Bejing, China
Fabio Remondino, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
Mario Santana-Quintero, Carleton University, Canada
Alessandro Viscogliosi, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Arianna Traviglia, Ca Foscari University of Venezia, Italy; University of Sidney, Australia
Bai Chun Zhang, Chinese Academic of Sciences, China
George Zouain, GAIA Heritage, Lebanon

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: October 30, 2017
Full Chapters Due: February 28, 2018
Submission Date: June 30, 2018


Tangible and intangible heritage can be understood as the result of a layered complexity of activities that only through a multidisciplinary approach can be productively investigated and enlightened. Many are thus the disciplines that concurrently can help in identifying, comprehending, and transmitting to future generations Cultural Heritage values as well as in stimulating the inspiration of present and future scholars and researchers. Digital technologies have produced important methodological changes in those disciplines devoted to the documentation, study, analysis, preservation, conservation and even management of Cultural Heritage.


The books could be a set of examples and experiences in various fields of Cultural Heritage (Architecture, archaeology, restauration, historical centers, small artefacts, but also frescoes, paintings, sculptures etc etc.). It will give attention on the most advanced examples and applications of new technologies on cultural heritage. The scientific content will concern: architecture, restoration, architectural representation (included modelling, rendering and video), in its broadest sense of knowledge mean, of instrument for values understanding, of expressive act and visual communication; survey as tool for building studying, and its methodologies and procedures of metrical, morphological, thematic restitution, information management systems in Cultural Heritage CA, European research networks in the field of CA, non-destructive diagnosis technologies for the safe conversation and traceability of cultural assets, diagnoses and monitoring for the preventive conservation and maintenance of architectural and historical heritage, status and state of conservation of structure of existing buildings and materials, history and theory of architectural, architectural restoration and conservation.

The text would be a valuable manual to illustrate the latest and most advanced practices applied in the study and in the restoration and conservation of Cultural Architecture and Cultural Heritage.

Target Audience

The books would be a useful tool for all those interested in the analysis, documentation, preservation and restoration of Cultural Heritage, especially Architectural and Archaeological Heritage. It could be helpful to upgrade many experts and professionals dl field. Obviously the issue involves different disciplinary fields (such as information technology, computer graphics, surveying, etc.), however, in this case, the idea is to offer the specific contribution of expert scholars of historical architecture, which over the years have been involved in these technological topics.

Recommended Topics

The contributions will cover the following topics:

● Cultural Heritage
● Architectural/Archaeological information system
● Conservation & Restoration
● Architectural/Archaeological Survey
● Digital Surveying/Documentation
● 3D Modeling
● Digital Visualization
● Digital Heritage
● Digital Archives
● Virtual museum
● BIM/HBIM for architectural heritage
● Robotics in Cultural Heritage
● New technologies of non-contact survey
● Reconstruction of 2D and 3D models
● Architectural/Archaeological representation
● Intangible CH
● Theory and Methods for historical analysis
● History of architecture and of built artefacts
● Theory and Methods of built artefacts conservation and restoration
● 2D and 3D data capture methodologies
● Data processing in Architectural Heritage
● Management and valorization of CH
● Social humanities and CH
● Virtual reality in architecture, archaeology and historical research
● Standards, metadata, ontologies and semantic processing in CH
● Data management, archiving and presentation of CH contents
● Use, development and exploitation of the innovative technologies
● Reproduction techniques and rapid prototyping in CH
● Innovative graphics applications and techniques
● Tools for education, diagnoses and monitoring for the preventive conservation and maintenance of CH
● Status and state of conservation of existing buildings, structural reinforcement of existing buildings
● History and theory of architectural conservation and restoration
● Interpretation of the mechanical behaviour of existing buildings and mechanical behaviour of existing materials

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before October 30, 2017, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by November 10, 2017 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by February 28,, 2018, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Trust in Knowledge Management and Systems in Organizations. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery®TM online submission manager.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2018.

Important Dates

Review process: from March 14 to April 10, 2018
Review results to chapter authors: April 15, 2018
Review chapter submission from Chapter Authors: May 15, 2018
Final acceptance notification to Chapter Authors: June 15, 2018
Submission of final chapters to Editor: June 30, 2018