21 - 24 June 2021
6 January 2021
26 February 2021
Manuscript Due Date:
19 May 2021
The Optics for Arts, Architecture and Archaeology Conference, 8th under O3A series and 10th since its conception, is being held again in Munich as part of the SPIE Optical Metrology Symposium at the World of Photonics Congress in June 2021. We are proud to celebrate 20 years of this optics community in 2021.
O3A is an established event for discussing advanced methods and new instruments for the historical study, conservation and documentation of cultural heritage. The symposium is a unique forum focused on optics research in the field of heritage science. Optics applications in cultural heritage has a long and dynamic history owing to the non-destructive nature of optical imaging starting with microscopy, infrared photography and X-radiography. Optical imaging provided the most popular methods of examination for cultural heritage before micro-chemical analysis became possible. In recent years, the development of new imaging and spectroscopic techniques have revitalized the application of optics in cultural heritage. The non-invasive nature of these techniques has meant that whole objects and collections can now be examined with multiple techniques which will inevitably result in unprecedented amount of data collected that will in turn push new boundaries in data and image processing methods. The demand of the developing European Research Infrastructure for Heritage Science (www.e-rihs.eu) for news instruments, data processing methods and facilities will no doubt advance the field even further.
The 2021 symposium will cover instruments and techniques that span the entire electromagnetic spectrum covering a broad range of scales along with the associated data and image processing and visualization methods. New instruments and techniques, multi-modal imaging and multi-technique integrated analysis and data fusion techniques that meets the challenges of big data analytics are expected to be the focus.
Contributions are welcome and will be considered in all fields of research for cultural and natural heritage including the following areas of interest:
The symposium will be an ideal forum to introduce new applications, to exchange ideas and to discuss methods and best practices for optics applied to heritage science. The World of Photonics Congress offers a perfect opportunity for instrumentalists to engage with industry finding out the latest developments in sensor technology and optical components at the accompanying exhibition. Senior researchers, early career researchers, and students are encouraged to participate.
- Haida Liang, Nottingham Trent Univ. (United Kingdom)
- Roger Groves, Technische Univ. Delft (Netherlands)
- Dario Ambrosini, Univ. degli Studi dell'Aquila (Italy)
- Marta Castillejo, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (Spain)
- Daniela Comelli, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
- Claudia Daffara, Univ. degli Studi di Verona (Italy)
- Vincent Detalle, Centre de Recherche et de Restauration des Musées de France (C2RMF) (France)
- John K. Delaney, National Gallery of Art (United States)
- Martin C. Fischer, Duke Univ. (United States)
- Raffaella E. M. Fontana, Istituto Nazionale di Ottica (Italy)
- Igor P. Gurov, ITMO Univ. (Russian Federation)
- Alexander J. Kossolapov, State Hermitage Museum (Russian Federation)
- Gaël Latour, Univ. Paris-Sud (France)
- Nicola Masini, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Italy)
- Vadim A. Parfenov, S. I. Vavilov State Optical Institute (Russian Federation)
- Luca Pezzati, Istituto Nazionale di Ottica-CNR (Italy)
- David R. Saunders, International Institute for Conservation (United Kingdom)
- Robert Sitnik, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
- Piotr Targowski, Nicolaus Copernicus Univ. (Poland)
- Mathieu Thoury, Synchrotron SOLEIL (France)
- Vivi Tornari, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (Greece)