Handbook of Research on Emerging Technologies for Digital Preservation and Information Modeling
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Handbook of Research on Emerging Technologies for Digital Preservation and Information Modeling

Noted as an IGI Global Core Reference Title in Library & Information Science for 2019.

Alfonso Ippolito (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy) and Michela Cigola (University of Cassino and South Latium, Italy)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: September, 2016|Copyright: © 2017 |Pages: 649
ISBN13: 9781522506805|ISBN10: 1522506802|EISBN13: 9781522506812|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0680-5


The effective use of technology offers numerous benefits in protecting cultural heritage. With the proper implementation of these tools, the management and conservation of artifacts and knowledge are better attained.

The Handbook of Research on Emerging Technologies for Digital Preservation and Information Modeling is an authoritative resource for the latest research on the application of current innovations in the fields of architecture and archaeology to promote the conservation of cultural heritage. Highlighting a range of real-world applications and digital tools, this book is ideally designed for upper-level students, professionals, researchers, and academics interested in the preservation of cultures.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • 3D Modeling
  • Augmented Reality
  • Digital Archives
  • Digital Surveying
  • Multimedia Tools
  • Robotics Applications
  • Virtual Restoration

Reviews and Testimonials

Scholars of architecture, history, art, information, and other fields survey emerging technologies for the digital preservation and analysis of architectural-archaeological heritage. Their topics are whether building information modeling is a great misunderstanding or a potential opportunity for design disciplines, (re)discovering rock art carvings with photogrammetic techniques in Galicia in northwestern Iberian Peninsula, virtuality and multimedia for digital heritage: Schifanoia Palace and its Hall of Months, enhancing the cultural heritage between visual technologies and virtual restoration: case studies to models for visual communication, and Palatium Vetus in Alessandria: from tradition to digital history.

– Protoview Reviews

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Dr. Alfonso Ippolito recieved his Ph.D in research having presented the thesis “Interaction between Sketching and Digital Architecture” in 2006. In 2007 research into the methodologies and development of 3D digital models for architecture. Since 2008 research worker ICAR 17, and Associate Professor at the “Sapienza” University of Rome. Works on and with new surveying techniques taking advantage of the 3D laser, both of short and long range, on the elaboration of data, on the successive modelling of surface from point clouds, on the optimization of the latter in relation to architectural and archaeological surveying and in relation to designing. Works actively on the problems concerning protoptyping, managing and optimizing surveying procedures. Among the cultural heritage objects researched mention must be made of the San Pietro Dome, the wooden model of San Pietro made by Antonio da Sangallo the Younger, the Giano's Arch in Rome; the Roman theatre and amphitheatre in Merida, Spain; the El Khaseneh theatre and the royal tombs at Petra, the theatre in Jarash, Jordania.

Participated in the PRIN, Firb and Euromed Heritage IV Programme financed researchs.

Assistant Professor at the courses of higher education and courses for the the degree of PH.D. Maintains contacts with and acted as chairman at international and national conferences in such cities as: Canton in China; San Francisco, Las Vegas, Washington in the USA; La Plata in Argentina; Amman in Jordania, in Madrid and various other cities.

Since 2007 sits on the editorial board of the periodical DISEGNARE. IDEE IMMAGINI. Since 2012 sits on the scientific committee of the MAVNA Museum (Virtual Archaeological Museum of Narce) in Mazzano Romano (Rome). Main papers in blind peer-reviewed international journals or chapters in books.
Michela Cigola is Full Professor and Director of DART, Laboratory of Documentation, Analysis, Survey of Architecture and Territory at University of Cassino. She received the architectural degree at Sapienza University of Rome. At the same University also obtained a Master (with honours) in “Study and Restoration of Monuments”. She is a member of University Board of Lecturers for the Doctorate in History, Drawing and Restoration of Architecture in Sapienza University of Rome. She has served as reviewer for several international conferences and journals and for national and international projects. She participated at organization of well-established conferences as member of Scientific Committee and/or chairperson. She is the winner of some scientific awards and is a member in well-regarded organizations. She is author of more than one and half hundred number of papers which have been presented at Conferences or published in national and international journals. She authored ten books. More information at the web page:http://webuser.unicas.it/cigola