TechnoHeritage2017: Cadiz, Spain


3rd International Congress: Science and Technology for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage
Cádiz, 21-24 May 2017.

Abstracts by 15 DECEMBER 2016 (Extended deadline) .

The objective of the TechnoHeritage 2017 Congress, organized by the Spanish Network of Science and Technology for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage, is to promote an interdisciplinary forum to discuss all aspects of Cultural Heritage conservation, according to the following specific aims:

To stimulate cooperation and integration between otherwise heterogeneous fields (professionals and researchers from scientific, conservation-restoration and architecture areas)
To promote networking among European research teams facing Horizon 2020
To provide a comprehensive, up-to-date and state of the art picture on the following topics:

T1. Deterioration of Cultural Heritage

  • Environmental Assessment and Monitoring (Pollution, Climate Change, Natural Events)
  • Agents and Mechanisms of Decay (Physical, Chemical and Biological)

T2. Nanomaterials and other Products for Conservation

  • Cleaning products, Consolidants, Hydrophobic and Superhydrophobic products, Self-cleaning and Anti-graffiti agents, Biocides and Depollutant products

T3. New Technologies for Analysis, GPR applications, Protection and Conservation

  • Non-Invasive Technologies, Security Technologies, Remote Sensing and G.I.S, UAV systems (i.e. drones) and 3D Laser scanning

T4. Underwater Cultural Heritage

  • Protection and Conservation of archaeological sites, buildings and wrecks
  • Evaluation of Underwater Decay

T5. 20th Century Cultural Heritage

  • Conservation of Concretes, Contemporary Art and other modern Materials
  • Preservation of Industrial Heritage

T6. Significance of Cultural Heritage

  • Policies for Conservation
  • Social Value


The conference offers:

  • An interdisciplinary and international forum for discussions on all aspects of Cultural Heritage
  • A special session focused on H2020 opportunities for Cultural Heritage topics
  • A high-quality scientific programme including new emerging topics in Cultural Heritage such as: nanotechnology, underwater conservation and innovative monitoring techniques
  • Publication of papers in indexed proceedings.
  • In addition, a number of selected papers will be published in a high-quality journal with a high impact factor
  • Reduced registration fee for students. In the case of undergraduate students, recognition of an academic ECTS credit
  • An extraordinary venue for the conference. Cadiz, one of the oldest cities in Western Europe which preserves an important historical legacy, together with excellent beaches.
  • A fantastic social programme including a tour of a Sherry Bodega, a Gala Dinner with flamenco show and a guided tour of Cadiz


Authors are invited to submit abstracts (in English)

  • An abstract template is available to download from:
  • All submissions will be peer-reviewed and will be based on originality, technical quality and presentation. Those accepted will appear in a journal which will be made available to delegates during the TechnoHeritage 2017 event.
  • Abstracts must be submitted before the deadline date of DECEMBER 15, 2016 (Extended deadline).
  • Acceptance will be notified before December 15, 2016.
  • Please use the online facility for submission of abstracts in MS-word files on: (this facility will be available soon) (see:


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Updated 09/11/16 to reflect extended abstract submission deadline (originally 15 November 2016) and to correct an error in the conference dates supplied by the organisers.