Special Issue "Sensors for Cultural Heritage Diagnostics"

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A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Physical Sensors".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 February 2014)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Luca Pezzati
Gruppo Beni Culturali, CNR INO – Istituto Nazionale di Ottica, Largo E. Fermi 6, 50125 Florence, Italy
Website: http://arte.ino.it/new2/index.php/it/home
E-Mail: luca.pezzati@cnr.it
Phone: +39 055 2308221
Fax: +39 055 2337755
Interests: diagnostic of cultural heritage; scanner for IR reflectography; image processing; interferometry; optical metrology; optical design

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In recent years, the perception of the role of multidisciplinary science and technology by the stakeholders of conservation and restoration of cultural heritage has changed. In all major fields working for the safeguard of cultural heritage, applications and techniques are now seen as central for the study and diagnosis of artworks and artifacts. The role of diagnostics is now acknowledged, not only as a means of acquiring precious but “static” information about the artwork, but also as a possible solution for keeping the state of objects, sites and monuments “dynamically” under control.

One of the greatest problems to cope with in this quest for monitoring the safety and the security of artworks and sites, is the need for collecting huge amounts of data of a different nature (chemical, physical, biological,…) with possibly low-cost systems that can be deployed over wide areas and connected with state-of-the-art wireless networks. There is also a need for very small integrated sensors to be used as payloads in drones, or in other monitoring fixed or mobile networks. The era of diffused networked sensors is therefore starting, and the model to follow for cultural heritage applications is something closely related to the Internet of Things.

The aim of this Special Issue will therefore be to open a window on the world of sensing, to view the most promising solutions offered by developers to help preserve and safeguard the world’s cultural heritage.

Dr. Luca Pezzati
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • cultural heritage
  • diagnostics
  • monitoring
  • physical sensors
  • chemical sensors
  • biological sensors
  • environmental sensors
  • mobile sensing
  • wireless sensor networks
  • internet of things

Published Papers (12 papers)

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Sensors 2014, 14(7), 12271-12284; doi:10.3390/s140712271
Received: 17 February 2014; in revised form: 26 June 2014 / Accepted: 27 June 2014 / Published: 9 July 2014
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Sensors 2014, 14(6), 9813-9832; doi:10.3390/s140609813
Received: 17 February 2014; in revised form: 20 May 2014 / Accepted: 29 May 2014 / Published: 4 June 2014
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Sensors 2014, 14(5), 9290-9312; doi:10.3390/s140509290
Received: 15 February 2014; in revised form: 5 May 2014 / Accepted: 19 May 2014 / Published: 23 May 2014
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Sensors 2014, 14(5), 8779-8793; doi:10.3390/s140508779
Received: 17 February 2014; in revised form: 26 April 2014 / Accepted: 9 May 2014 / Published: 19 May 2014
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Sensors 2014, 14(5), 8217-8234; doi:10.3390/s140508217
Received: 4 March 2014; in revised form: 24 April 2014 / Accepted: 4 May 2014 / Published: 7 May 2014
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Sensors 2014, 14(4), 7066-7083; doi:10.3390/s140407066
Received: 17 March 2014; in revised form: 14 April 2014 / Accepted: 14 April 2014 / Published: 22 April 2014
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Sensors 2014, 14(4), 6977-6997; doi:10.3390/s140406977
Received: 3 March 2014; in revised form: 8 April 2014 / Accepted: 15 April 2014 / Published: 21 April 2014
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Sensors 2014, 14(4), 6338-6355; doi:10.3390/s140406338
Received: 11 March 2014; in revised form: 31 March 2014 / Accepted: 31 March 2014 / Published: 2 April 2014
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Sensors 2014, 14(4), 5785-5804; doi:10.3390/s140405785
Received: 7 January 2014; in revised form: 10 February 2014 / Accepted: 14 March 2014 / Published: 25 March 2014
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Sensors 2014, 14(1), 1665-1679; doi:10.3390/s140101665
Received: 10 November 2013; in revised form: 24 December 2013 / Accepted: 9 January 2014 / Published: 17 January 2014
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Sensors 2014, 14(1), 770-778; doi:10.3390/s140100770
Received: 23 November 2013; in revised form: 11 December 2013 / Accepted: 12 December 2013 / Published: 3 January 2014
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Sensors 2013, 13(11), 15290-15306; doi:10.3390/s131115290
Received: 19 September 2013; in revised form: 28 October 2013 / Accepted: 30 October 2013 / Published: 8 November 2013
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Last update: 11 August 2014

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