Special Issue "Sensors for Cultural Heritage Diagnostics"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 February 2014)
Dr. Luca Pezzati
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
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- cultural heritage
- physical sensors
- chemical sensors
- biological sensors
- environmental sensors
- mobile sensing
- wireless sensor networks
- internet of things