Arqueológica 2.0



  • Valencia, Spain

  • 26 - 28 April, 2021

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ARQUEOLÓGICA 2.0 - 9th International Congress

& 3rd GEORES - GEOmatics and pREServation

26 - 28 April, 2021

Valencia, Spain

On behalf of the Organisation Committee of the hybrid (virtual & Face2Face) joint event ARQUEOLÓGICA 2.0 ‘International Congress on Archaeology, Computer Graphics, Cultural Heritage and Innovation’ and GEORES ‘GEOmatics and pREServation’, it is a pleasure to invite our colleagues from all over the world to come to the 9th ARQUEOLÓGICA 2.0 & 3rd GEORES 2021 in Valencia, Spain, 26 – 28 April 2021.

The theme of the Congress is: ‘Digital Twins for Advanced Cultural Heritage Semantic Digitization’.

Researchers, professors, archaeologists, architects, engineers, art historians… from archaeology, computer graphics and geomatics dealing with cultural heritage are invited to share knowledge and experiences in the field of Virtual Archaeology. The participation of well-known researchers and enterprises is very much appreciated. An attractive and interesting schedule is arranged for the participants and visitors.

Due to COVID19 circumstances, 9th ARQUEOLÓGICA 2.0 & 3rd GEORES 2021 congress has been turned to virtual mode giving all participants the opportunity to remotely connect.

ARQUEOLÓGICA 2.0 & GEORES – 2021 is organised by the Universitat Politècnica de València in cooperation with the Spanish Society of Virtual Archaeology (SEAV) and CIPA Heritage Documentation.

Call for Papers

ARQUEOLÓGICA 2.0 & GEORES – 2021 invites authors to submit original and unpublished work in applied and innovative digital heritage areas such as climate change hazards, monitoring and mitigations, collaborative environments, documentation of cultural heritage, high-end digitisation, 3D modelling and informative models of objects, monuments and sites, artificial intelligence, deep learning, big data, digital twins, life cycle management, virtual archaeology, virtual conservation/restoration, virtual museums, virtual exhibitions, cultural heritage gaming, innovative e-learning, and internet technologies and social media in cyberarchaeology.

The contributions can be presented as: (a) scientific peer-reviewed papers, with a minimum of 6 pages based on the MS Word template

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reporting innovative and outstanding research works and activities; (b) works in progress, i.e. papers reporting on-going projects with some initial but interesting results, not exceeding 3 pages based on the MS World template Arqueologica&GEORES2021_Template_Short. All the successful peer-reviewed contributions (a or b) will be published in the Proceedings. The authors notified with an outstanding score (class (a) only) will be invited to opt for either 1) Proceedings or 2) Paper in the Virtual Archaeology Review (VAR) plus Abstract in the Proceedings.

The Proceedings will be submitted for indexing to the Web of Science Core Collection: Conference Proceedings (following the 8th ARQUEOLÓGICA 2.0 edition). Authors will have to upload as supplementary file the ‘Statement of work ownership and assignment of rights for the publication of conference proceedings’.

Paper submission implies the willingness of at least one author to be registered per paper. All submitted papers (in PDF or DOC) should be written in English. Each paper will be peer-reviewed by 2-3 members of the scientific committee.

In case of questions related to the submission process, please contact us at

Deadline for submission of full papers (a): 27th November 2020.

Deadline for submission of work in progress papers (b): 27th November 2020.

ARQUEOLÓGICA 2.0 & GEORES – 2021 is using the OCS platform of UPV Press to manage the submissions. In order to submit your paper, you must first create an OCS account. OCS will provide you with a submissions homepage where you can register your paper submission and make appropriate changes.

All papers will be submitted in English. Online submission webpage.

Proceedings of ARQUEOLÓGICA 2.0 & GEORES – 2021. Feel free to download all the content available in one archive, or contribution by contribution.

Thematic Areas

  • Digitization and documentation of cultural heritage: data acquisition with metric, photogrammetric, remote sensing and geophysical devices
  • High-end digitization and 3D modelling and informative models (as HBIM, GIS) of objects, monuments and sites
  • Virtual Archaeology/Virtual Architecture/Virtual Museums/Virtual Exhibitions
  • Cultural Heritage Gaming
  • Internet Technologies and Social Media in Archaeology
  • EXtended/Virtual/Augmented Reality (XR/VR/AR) and Digital Twins: Virtual Conservation/Restoration
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI), Deep Learning (DL), Big Data, and 5G
  • Semantics, Object Libraries, Catalogues and Vocabularies
  • Copyright, IPR (Intellectual Property Rights) and LOD (Linked Open Data), including GOD (Geographic Open Data)
  • Collaborative Environments for Cultural Heritage, including CDE (Common Data Environment)
  • Inspections and NDT (nondestructive testing): remote control, on-site robotizations (RPAS and others)
  • Life Cycle Management and Planned Maintenance, Preventive Maintenance
  • Heritage Urban Landscape (BIM-GIS Integration) and Cross-fertilization into Urban Districts
  • Climate Change Hazards, Monitoring and Mitigations
  • Digital Twins: Scalarization of Heritage Complexity Surveying Praxis, Monitoring and Maintenance Programmes
  • Education and Innovative E-learning
  • Public Archaeology and Cyberarchaeology
  • PhD Forum. Call for Participation (PhD students and young researchers). Co-chairs: Nannina Spanò (POLITO), Giulia Sammartano (POLITO), Valentina Bonora (UNIFI), Mattia Previtali (POLIMI) & Roberto Pierdicca (UNIVPM)


Local committee

Honorary Committee

  • José Luis Lerma (UPV)
  • Raffaella Brumana (POLIMI)
  • Grazia Tucci (UNIFI)
  • Víctor M. López-Menchero (Global Digital Heritage)
  • Jordi Padín Devesa (Dir. DICGF/UPV)
  • Ana Belén Anquela Julián (Dir. ETSIGCT/UPV)
  • Matilde Balaguer Puig (DICGF/UPV)
  • Ángel Marqués Mateu (DICGF/UPV)
  • Inés Barbero García (GIFLE/UPV)
  • Miriam Cabrelles López (GIFLE/UPV)
  • Lourdes García (SEAV)
  • Fabrizio Banfi (POLIMI)
  • Erica Parisi (UNIFI)
  • Stratos Stylianidis (CIPA President)
  • Mario Santana Quintero (ICOMOS Vice-President)
  • Gemma Contreras Zamorano (Dir. IVCR+I)
  • Alfredo Grande (President INNOVA)
  • Juan Pablo Navarro (Manager COIGT Valencia)

Scientific Committee

  • Alex Yen
  • Ana Almagro Vidal
  • Andrea Masiero
  • Andreas Georgopoulos
  • Arivaldo Leao de Amorim
  • Athos Agapiou
  • Camilla Mileto
  • David Hernández López
  • Donatella Dominici
  • Eva Malinverni
  • Fernando Vegas
  • Filiberto Chiabrando
  • Francesco Fassi
  • Fulvio Rinaudo
  • Gabriele Bitelli
  • Gaspar Mora-Navarro
  • Geert Verhoeven
  • Jin Shang
  • José Ignacio Rojas-Sola
  • José Luis Jiménez
  • Juan Antonio Barceló
  • Julia Armesto
  • Luis Hernández Ibáñez
  • Mario Santana Quintero
  • Mª Amparo Núñez
  • Mattia Previtali
  • Maurice Murphy
  • Minna Lonnqvist
  • Nannina Spanò
  • Ona Vileikis
  • Oreto García
  • Pierre Grussenmeyer
  • Riccardo Roncella
  • Roberto Pierdicca
  • Rosario Cebrián
  • Salim A. Elwazani
  • Steven Fai
  • Valentina Bonora
Important Dates
Deadline for Submission Notification of Acceptance Final Submission
Full Papers 27 Nov., 2020 15 Jan., 2021 15 Mar., 2021
Work in progress 27 Nov., 2020 15 Jan., 2021 15 Feb., 2021

The participant’s registration includes all lunches and coffees, and the USB flash drive of the congress. Furthermore, the registration includes a walking tour through the historical city centre with a degustation of Valencian products on Monday.

The conference proceedings/book will only contain papers/works in progress that are presented (face-to-face or on-line) at the conference. Each contribution to be published in the proceedings/book requires the registration of at least one participant before March 24th.

There exist different registration fees for the participants. Each participant must accredit its state to get a discount. Otherwise the non-members fee will be applied.

Cancellations made before April 12, 2021 will be charged with 20€ (administration fee); afterwards, no refund. In case of questions related to the registration process, please contact us at

Registration Up to 25th Jan. After 25th Jan.
Full Fees (Face2Face) 350€ 450€
SEAV/CIPA members (Face2Face) 300€ 400€
Staff UPV Members (Face2Face) 200€ 250€
Online contribution 100€ 150€
Students online contribution 75€ 150€100€
Online assistance 30€
Gala dinner (optional) 80€ 80€

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Instructions for getting the Microsoft Teams Temporary Account.


Congress Schedule

26 Mon 27 Tue 28 Wed
Channel A Channel B Channel A Channel B Channel A
09:00-10:00 Opening Ceremony Invited Speakers 2 Invited Speakers 3
10:00-11:00 Invited Speakers 1 Special Session 1 Special Session 2
11:00-11:30 Coffee Break
11:30-13:00 Oral 1 Oral 3 PhD Forum Roundtable
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:00 Short Oral 1 Short Oral 2 Short Oral 5 Short Oral 6 Short Oral 9
15:00-16:30 Oral 2 Oral 4 PhD Forum Oral 6
16:30-17:00 Coffee Break Closing Ceremony
17:00-18:30 Short Oral 3 Short Oral 4 Oral 5 PhD Forum

Short Oral 7 PhD Forum

Short Oral 8 PhD Forum

Please check the programme of the joint event with all the contributions: ARQUEOLÓGICA 2.0 & GEORES – 2021 Programme.

Keynote Speakers

David Juanes

His career in the area of research in cultural heritage conservation began in 1998 at the University of Valencia, where he participated in the development of portable X-ray fluorescence equipment for the non-invasive in situ analysis of works of art.

From 2003 to 2007 he joined the Spanish Historical Heritage Institute as a freelancer, where he was trained in the different techniques and methodologies for the study and diagnosis of the state of conservation of works of art, and collaborated in the setting up of a methodology for the analysis of historical-artistic heritage objects that optimizes the use of techniques with and without sampling. In 2007 he joined the Valencian Institute of Conservation, Restoration and Research, where he currently provides technical and scientific support to the various conservation and restoration departments.He has participated in R+D projects related to the conservation and restoration of historical heritage. He is the author of scientific publications focused on technologies applied to the study and conservation of historical heritage mainly through the use of non-invasive techniques.

Nowadays, he is working on the application of 3D technologies in conservation and restoration of cultural heritage, Recent examples of this linework are the study of the Façade of the Apostles in Morella, the application of computed tomography for studying wooden sculpture and GIS technology as tool for managing scientific results and conservation processes in work of art.

Marina Paolanti

Artificial Intelligence is the ability of a system to perform functions that are generally associated with human intelligence, such as reasoning and learning. AI has a long tradition in addressing challenging problems in different domains, e.g., medicine, retail and Cultural Heritage. However, AI now provides more powerful and groundbreaking capabilities for research and development. Recently, Deep Learning and Deep Neural Networks are disrupting traditional AI technologies and bring new requirements and usage models to current systems and applications. These have proved incredibly successful at correctly classifying all kinds of input, including images, speech and data on consumer preferences. There are plenty of use cases for scenarios where technology can now outperform humans and booming investment in this area is testment to that. But here’s the question: Is replicating human intelligence the most impactful application, and therefore the key goal, of intelligence technology?

Marina Paolanti is a post-doc research fellow and contract professor at the Department of Information Engineering (DII) of Università Politecnica delle Marche. In December 2012, she received the M.Sc. degree in Electronic Engineering at Università Politecnica delle Marche. In March 2018, she obtained the European PhD in Information Engineering from Università Politecnica delle Marche with a thesis entitled "Pattern Recognition for Challenging Computer Vision Applications" (Advisor Prof. Primo Zingaretti, Co-Advisor Prof. Emanuele Frontoni). Her research focuses on Deep Learning, Machine Learning, image processing, and Computer Vision. During her PhD, she has worked at GfK Verein (Nuremberg, Germany) for Visual and Textual sentiment analysis of brand related social media pictures using Deep Convolutional Neural Networks. She is a member of IEEE, CVPL and AI*IA.

Matthew Vincent

Rekrei is a cloudsourcing platform for the preservation of the memory of lost cultural heritage. The project was founded in 2015 by Matthew Vincent and Chance Coughenour in response to the destruction of the Mosul Cultural Museum by Daesh (the so called 'Islamic State'). In the face this destruction, crowdsourced photogrammetry provided a path forward to preservation in the wake of the senseless destruction. Yet, what is this preservation? The results of this sort of crowdsourced photogrammetry can never promise geometric accuracy, nor can it provide the ability to replace what has been lost. Afterall, the photogrammetry can't tell us anything about materials, or anything below the surface, and the list could quickly grow when we think about the shortcomings of crowdsourced photogrammetry.

Yet, perhaps the role it can play is far more vital than we can imagine. The role of cultural heritage in the stability of a community is underplayed and often forgotten. In this keynote presentation, Matthew will share his story of travelling to Mosul in 2019 for the first public gathering since the occupation of the city by Daesh, and the first event in the museum for well over a decade. The experience allowed me to witness firsthand the impact tha culture can have in inspiring a community towards an optimistic future.

Rekrei can challenge us to look at cultural heritage projects outside of the scope of research alone and thing about the broader impact of heritage in the community context. How can our heritage benefit the community at large? How can we offer hope and resiliency through the past?


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About Valencia

Welcome to Valencia

Valencia is a dynamic city, full of culture. Valencia is the third largest city in Spain. It was founded by the Romans and lies on the banks of the river Turia, on the east coast of the Iberian Peninsula, on the Mediterranean Sea. Its rich historic centre is one of the largest in Spain. Major historical monuments include the Llotja de la Seda (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), the Cathedral of Valencia, two towers ( Torres de Serranos and Torres de Quart ), and the Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències (City of Arts and Sciences). There are many museums and art galleries. Well recommended are the Institut Valencià d'Art Modern (Valencian Institute of Modern Art) and the Museu de Belles Arts.

For more information about Valencia, please visit:

City of Arts and Sciences

Mercado de Colón

Basílica San Vicente Ferrer

La Basílica of the Virgen and the Cathedral during Fallas

Congress Venue

Universitat Politècnica de València

The Universitat Politècnica de València Vera Campus, is found close to the beach, just outside of the main city centre. The conference itself will take place in building 7I or CPI (8G), which can be found on the map of the Vera Campus.

The conference itself will take place in building 7I and 6G, which can be found on the map of the Vera Campus.

Getting to the campus


The campus is easily accessed via lines:

EMT Bus stops: 18, 40, 71, 93, 98 and 99

More information here.


The campus can be accessed by Metrovalencia on lines 4 and 6, using the Tarongers stop. For more information, click here.

Getting to Valencia


Valencia is the third largest city in Spain, and therefore is easily access by air transport, both low-cost and regular airlines. The airport is well connected to the main city (underground, bus, taxi...), and travellers will have no problem getting to and from Valencia using air transport.


Valencia has both normal and high-speed train lines, and with only 1.5 hours between Valencia and Madrid, it is easily accessible by high-speed train (AVE), allowing travellers to also access to the city through the country's capital.


Valencia is on the main transport networks in Spain, and is easily accessed by car.

Information for Foreigners Please make sure you have met all the requirements for entry into Spain if you are not a citizen of the European Union.