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18-21 April 2017

Aula Prodi Lecture Hall, Department of History and Cultures - Alma Mater studiorum - university of Bologna

Piazza San Giovanni in Monte, 2

April 18

8.00-10.00 Registration of Participants

10.00-11.00 Opening Ceremony

Antonino Rotolo, Prorettore alla Ricerca

Virginio Merola, Sindaco di Bologna

Luigi Malnati, Soprintendente per la Città Metropolitana di Bologna e per le province di Modena, Ferrara e Reggio Emilia

Fabio Roversi Monaco, Presidente di Genus Bononiae

Emilio Ferrari, Presidente CINECA

Giovannangelo Camporeale, Presidente dellʼIstituto Nazionale di Studi Etruschi ed Italici

Francesca Sofia, Direttore del Dipartimento di Storia Culture Civiltà


11.00-11.40 Keynote 1: From ruins to reconstruction: past and present (M. Torelli)

11.40-12.10 Archaeological Computing and Ancient Cities: Insights from the Repository of «Archeologia e Calcolatori» (P. Moscati, invited speaker)

The analysis of the settlement

12.10-12.35 From the groma to the city: new datas on the urbanism of Civita Musarna (V. Jolivet, H.Broise, G.E. Cinque)

12.35-13.00 Geo-archaeological study of the territory of Burnum’s Roman site (Croatia) through LANDSAT multi-temporal satellite images and high resolution GeoEye (A. Campedelli, M. Dubbini, M. Martina)

13.00-14.00 Lunch

14.00-14.25 Reconstructing the ancient urban landscape in a long-lived city: the project Ausculum between research, territorial planning and preventative archaeology (E. Giorgi, F. Boschi, M. Silani)

The urban settlement and its landscape

14.25-14.50 A city and its landscape across time: a perspective from Samarkand (Uzbekistan) (S. Mantellini)

14.50-15.15  Contemporary Landscape and Archaeological Record. An Integrated Approach for the Study of the Etruscan-Samnite Site of Pontecagnano (SA) (C. Pellegrino, A. Rossi)

15.15-15.40  Tharros – Capo San Marco in the Phoenician and Punic age. Geophysical investigations and virtual rebuilding (A.C. Fariselli, F. Boschi, M. Silani, M. Marano)

15.40-16.05  Castelmonardo Project: an union among technological research, 3D approach and social communication (V. Poscetti, S.G. Malatesta,, V. Rondinelli, F. Lella, V. Cirilli)

16.05-16.30 Coffee Break

The landscape

16.30-16.55 Pyrgi, harbour and sanctuary of Caere: landscape, urbanistic planning and architectural features (L.M. Michetti, M.P. Baglione, B. Belelli Marchesini, C. Carlucci)

16.55-17.20 Open architecture RDBMS and GIS as tools for analysing the Etruscan presence in the Po Plain: towards a model for the urban/non-urban landscape (T. Quirino)

17.20-17.45 Scanning and visualization of Roman Adriatic townscapes (F. Vermeulen)

April 19

8.00-9.00 Registration of Participants

9.00-9.30 The origin of the city in Etruria. Economy, sociology, city planning: the study case of the Accesa settlement (G. Camporeale, invited speaker)

9.30-12.15 KAINUA PROJECT (Special Session, Moderator: Giuseppe Sassatelli)

Kainua: the archaeological framework (E. Govi)

The project and the archaeological analysis (A. Gaucci)

The craft settings: places and archaeological issues (C. Mattioli, G. Morpurgo, C. Pizzirani)

Methods and results for the architectural and urban reconstruction (S. Garagnani)

Topographical survey and digital models (G. Mancuso, B. Gruška, S. Santocchini Gerg, E. Zampieri)

The ancient Digital Terrain Model and the infrastructure (A. Muzzarelli, M. Franzoia)

Building materials and virtual models (G. Mancuso, B. Gruška, E. Zampieri)

Conclusions (Giuseppe Sassatelli)

12.30-13.15   Transfer to the National Etruscan Museum “Pompeo Aria” of Marzabotto

13.15-13.30 Institutional Greetings (Romano Franchi, Sindaco di Marzabotto; Mario Scalini, direttore del Polo Museale dell'Emilia Romagna)

14.30-16.30 Demo in the Archaeological Park of Marzabotto

April 20

8-9.30 Registration of Participants


9.30-10.10 Keynote 2: Too much is never enough…or is it? Documentation, modelling and dissemination (S. Fai, keynote speaker)

The site scale

10.10-10.35 Acquarossa Memory Project. Reconstructing an Etruscan Town (P. Lulof)

10.35-11.00 The Nora Virtual Tour: an immersive visit in the ancient city (J. Bonetto, A. Zara)

11.00-11.20 Coffee Break

The building scale

11.20-11.45 Using Laser Scanner Technology to Analyse Mud-brick Architecture in the Ancient Near East. The Palatial Complex of Arslantepe (Malatya, Turkey) (G. Liberotti, C. Alvaro)

11.45-12.10 Etruscan rock-cut tombs with decorated facades – a 3D approach (T. Votroubeková)

12.10-12.35 A 3D environment to rebuild virtually the Augusteum in Herculaneum (A. D'Andrea, A. Bosco, M. Barbarino)

12.35-13.00 Management and communication of Archaeological Artefact and Architectural Heritage using digital IS: what today? What next? (M. Gaiani, invited speaker)

13.00-14.00  Lunch

14.00-14.25 A geomatics approach to surveys for Late Antiquity buildings. The Episcopal Palace in Side, Turkey (M.H. Cordero)


14.25-14.50 Numana and its ancient territory: new data and research perspectives (V. Baldoni, S. Finocchi)

14.50-15.10 New methodologies to analyse and study the Hellenist-Roman quarter in Agrigento (G. Lepore, E. Giorgi, V. Baldoni, F. Boschi, M.C. Parello, M.S. Rizzo)

15.10-15.30 Seeing into the past: integrating 3D documentation and non-invasive prospecting methods for the analysis, understanding and reconstruction of the ancient Pompeii. The case of the House of Obellio Firmo (IX, 14) (E. Giorgi, M. Silani, F. Boschi, G. Bitelli, A. Martellone)

15.30-15.50 Reconstructing the Late Antiquity Episcopal Complex of Valentia (I. Escrivà, J.J. Marín, A. Ribera, M. Rosselló, A. Santonja)

15.50-16.10 Misenum. The harbour and the city: landscapes in context (G. Illiano)

16.10-16.30 Coffee Break

16.30-17.10 Keynote 3: Engaging visitors of archeological sites through 'emotive' storytelling experiences (M. Roussou, keynote speaker)

17.10-19.00 Guide Tour to the Museum of the History of Bologna

April 21

8.00-9.30 Registration of Participant


9.30-10.10 Keynote 4: 3D Techniques for the Rapid Documentation, Analysis, and Dissemination of Complex Architectures. (H. Maschner, keynote speaker)

Study cases

10.10-10.35 Multi-temporal images and 3D dense models for archaeological site monitoring in Hierapolis of Phrygia (TK) (G. Sammartano, A. Spanò, F. Chiabrando, G. Semeraro)

10.35-11.00 Understanding Etruscan Art and architecture through 3D Modeling: the case of Volterra (E. Taccola, L. Rosselli)

11.00-11.25 Coffee Break

11.25-11.45 The last ten years of research at Tarquinia (G. Bagnasco Gianni, M. Marzullo, A. Garzulino)

11.45-12.10 The Iberian town of Ullastret (Catalonia), an Iron Age urban agglomeration reconstructed virtually (F. Codina, G.J. de Prado Cordero, I.Ruiz, A. Sierra)

12.10-12.35 Reshaping the urban space: Bakchias in Ptolemaic and Roman times (I. Rossetti)

12.35-13.00 Analyzing the Medieval Landscape of the Pfalz—Castles in the Area of Kaiserslautern (A. Pattee)

13.00-14.00  Lunch

Methodologies and tools

14.00-14.25 OpenHistoryMap (M. Montanari, R. Trojanis, S. Bernardoni)

14.25-14.50 The future (?) of effective protection (G. Azzena, R. Busonera, C. Perini)

14.50-15.15 Digital Acquisition (DA): reflection on data quality (A. Ippolito, C. Bartolomei, M. Attenni)

15.15-15.40 Multimedia digital solutions from image and range based models for ancient landscapes communication (E. Donadio, F. Barello, R. Mazza)

15.40-16.05 Knowledge and valorization of historical sites through low-cost - gaming sensors and HBIM models. The case study of Liternum (V. Cera)

16.05-16.30 Coffee Break


16.30-16.40 Gropello Cairoli (PV): Computer Applications for historic-topographical synthesis (S. Loreto)

16.40-16.50 The archaelogical settlement of Monte Bibele (Bologna) (A. Penzo, A. Gottarelli, F. Proni)

16.50-17 3D Digital Technologies for Architectural Analysis and Virtual Reconstruction. The case of the “Pagan Shrine” in the Catacombs of Saint Lucy (Siracusa, Sicily) (I. Gradante, D. Tanasi)

17.00-17.10 Reconstruction of Villino Florio’s wooden ceiling using 3D technologies (F. Gabellone, I. Ferrari)

17.10-17.20 The contribution of 3D technologies for a critical reading and philological presentation of ancient contexts (F. Gabellone, I. Ferrari, F. Giuri, M. Chiffi)

17.20-17.30 Virtual reconstruction and comparative analysis of two painted tombs from Anzi (Basilicata), described by Andrea Lombardi in the early XIXth century (A. Pecci, F. Donnici)

17.30-17.40 When there was no GIS system. Rediscovering archaeological activities of the XIXth century through the use of the drone. The case study of Mount Siri (Anzi, Basilicata) (A. Pecci, F. Donnici)

17.40-17.50 Heron VE – visualisation and dissemination of semantic cultural heritage data (M. van der Kaaij)

17.50-18.30 Closing Ceremony