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Keynote Speakers



President of ICOMOS

Gustavo_Araoz_Preesident_ICOMOS.jpg Mr Gustavo Araoz is a preservation architect with a B.Architecture from the Catholic University of America, and an M.A. from Georgetown. He completed the international Architectural Conservation program in the Paul Coremans Institute in Mexico. 

His career combines professional practice, academia, and institutional management. From 1995 to 2009 he served as Executive Director of US/ICOMOS in Washington. At present, he is an independent heritage consultant. Since 2008, he has served as President of ICOMOS. Prior to that, starting in 2002, he completed two terms as Vice‐President. 

At the Universities of Pennsylvania and Maryland, he taught conservation theory, site management, and was in charge of the urban conservation studio. He has been visiting professor at the Universities of São Paulo and Curaçao, the Catholic University of Salta in Argentina, and CICOP in Tenerife and Buenos Aires. He has also lectured at many universities in the United States. 

Gustavo’s experience is composed of many and varied projects, including in the World Heritage Sites of Independence Hall, Philadelphia; The University of Virginia; the Petra Sanctuary; the city of Santo Domingo; the Jesuit Estancias in Argentina; and the Citadelle‐Sans Souci Complex, Haiti. He has been consultant/advisor to the World Monuments Fund, the US Commission for UNESCO, the Getty Foundation, the Getty Conservation Institute, the National Park Service, the US Departments of Defense and of State, the Organization of American States, the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, and the national heritage agencies of Paraguay and El Salvador. He speaks English, Spanish and French.



The Getty


The Getty Conservation Institute

Timothy_Whalen.jpgTimothy Whalen is director of The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI). His professional association with the Getty dates to 1983, when he was appointed assistant director of the Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities, and then associate director of the Getty Building Program. In 1991 he assumed the position of senior program officer in The Getty Foundation, and in December 1998 he was named the GCI's director. Whalen is an advisor to the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a member of the board of studies for the Courtauld Institute of Art's M.A. program in the conservation of wall paintings, and a member of the United States National Commission to UNESCO. A California native, he holds a B.A. in art history as well as an M.A. in museum studies and art history from the University of Southern California.


Roberto Scopigno


ISTI, CNR, Italy

Roberto_Scopignio_Image.jpgRoberto Scopigno is a Research Director  at ISTI, an Institute of the Italian National Research Council (CNR) located in Pisa, and leads the Visual Computer Lab. He graduated in Computer Science at the University of Pisa in 1984, and has been involved in Computer Graphics since then.

He is currently engaged in several EU and national research projects concerned with multiresolution data modeling and rendering, 3D digitization/scanning, scientific visualization, geometry processing, virtual reality and applications to Cultural Heritage.

He published more than two hundreds papers in international refereed journals/conferences with Google Scholar h-index 39 and more than 7100 citations. He presented invited lectures or courses at several international conferences. He was Co-Chair of several international conferences and served in the program committees of international events.

Since 2012 he is Editor In Chief of the ACM Journal of Computing and Cultural Heritage; he served as Editor in Chief of the journal "Computer Graphics Forum" (2001-2010). He is member of Eurographics and served as elected member of the Eurographics Executive Committee since 2001 and as Association Chairman on 2009-2010. He is recipient of several awards, including the EG Outstanding Technical Contribution Award (2008) and the Tartessos Virtual Archeology Award (2011).

Sampling and rendering high-fidelity 3D models for Cultural Heritage applications

Digital technologies are now mature for producing high quality digital replicas of Cultural Heritage (CH) artifacts. The research results produced in the last decade have shown an impressive evolution and consolidation of the technologies for acquiring high-quality digital 3D models, encompassing both geometry and color (or, better, surface reflectance properties).

Some recent technologies for constructing 3D models enriched by a high-quality encoding of the color attribute will be presented. The focus of these presentation will be to show and discuss practical solutions, which could be deployed without requiring the installation of a specific acquisition lab setup. New solutions for the interactive visualization of complex models will also be presented, considering both the web and the mobile platforms. The talk will  show some practical examples where high-quality 3D models have been used in CH research, restoration and conservation.