Conference Topics

CONFERENCE TOPICS Photonics for safeguarding cultural heritage includes nowadays a large set of tools and methods, such as: laser ablation, photothermal treatments, X ray-UV-Vis-IR-THz spectroscopy, LIPS/LIBS and Raman spectroscopy, 2D/3D/4D modeling, multispectral and iperspectral imaging; interferometry and holography, photoacoustics, LDV, and other. In recent years, photon sources and sensors have experienced significant innovations driven by the impressive development of the semiconductor, fiber, and microelectronic technologies, which have allowed to rise

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About Lacona XIII

ABOUT LACONA XIII LACONA “Lasers in the Conservation of Artworks” is the International Conference on advances in photonic techniques for diagnostics and conservation-restoration of cultural heritage.Since 1995, LACONA has gathered together researchers, conservators, and restorers from public institutions and private enterprises for discussing about novel approaches in non-invasive material characterization, conservation treatments, and monitoring based on photon sources and sensors. The topics of the Conference focus on innovation in dedicated

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Program

PROGRAM: preliminary information Workshop As for the last editions, the Conference of LACONA XIII will be preceded by the Workshop, which will be organized at CNR’s Research Area of Florence, Via Madonna del Piano 10, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino, on September 14, 2020. This is intended as a preliminary dissemination event focusing on the practical presentation of photonic technologies, which will include several laser systems for conservation treatments, spectroscopic instruments, and

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Venue

VENUE The Conference will take place at the Auditorium of Santa Apollonia, located in Via San Gallo 25 A, in the city center of Florence, at walking distances from the Santa Maria Novella railway station and the well-known historical buildings and masterpieces of the city. HOW TO ARRIVE IN FLORENCE BY PLANE: Florence can be easily reached through its own International Airport, “Amerigo Vespucci”, through Pisa’s “Galileo Galilei” International Airport,

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Publication

Publication We preliminary plan to share the manuscripts that will be submitted for publication after LACONA XIII in two independent issues: – Journal of Cultural Heritage (IF: 1.955) – Virtual Special Issue – Book of Proceedings In the Abstract Form, authors are invited to express their preference by taking into account that case studies without a significant scientific novelty content are not acceptable for publication in JCH. The manuscripts submitted

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Important Dates

IMPORTANT DATES Deadline for abstract submissions April 20, 2020 Notification of Review Outcome April 30, 2020  Publication of the Final Program* June 14, 2020 Deadline for reduced Registration Fee July 14, 2020 Workshop “Photonics in Diagnostics and Conservation of Cultural Heritage” September 14, 2020 Conference LACONA XIII September 15-18, 2020 Deadline for submission of manuscripts for publication November 30, 2020  *After June 14, 2020, minor changes to the Program will

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Registration

REGISTRATION The Registration Fee of the Conference (Sept. 15-18, 2020) for a regular participant, members of the ISC, or student includes: – Welcome drink – Access to the Conference – Conference bag – Coffee breaks – Light lunches – Excursion – Participation Certificate Option to submit up to two manuscripts for publication after the Conference* *Manuscripts will undergo the usual peer review process and only accepted manuscript will be eventually

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Committees

INTERNATIONAL STEERING COMMITTEE Margaret Abraham New Space Programs, NASA The Aerospace Corp, El Segundo, CA, USA John F. Asmus Center for Advanced Nanotechnology, Dep. of Physics, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, USA Marta Castillejo Instituto de Química Física Rocasolano, CSIC, Madrid, Spain Martin Cooper Lynton Lasers Ltd., Holmes Chapel, Cheshire, United Kingdom Vincent Detalle Centre de Recherche et de Restauration des Musées de France – C2RMF, Paris, France

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Call for abstracts

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS The International Steering Committee, the International Advisory Committee, and the Local Organizing Committee of LACONA XIII are pleased to invite researchers, conservators, and restorers to submit abstracts on the Topics of the Conference for oral or poster presentation. The abstracts text should be written in English and must include: title, names of authors, affiliations and summary of the work (200-500 words). IMPORTANT DATES FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION  

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