The word metrology has a long tradition, deriving from the Greek word for measure. The knowledge about anything is complete only when it can be expressed in numbers and something is known about it. Measurements play a fundamental role in every field of investigation and present day scientific and technological progress has resulted from progress in the field of measurements. The field of valorisation, characterisation and preservation of Cultural Heritage is deeply related to the metrological issues for the collection, interpretation and validation of data collected with the different analytical, physical-chemical, mechanical techniques, digital technologies, new ICT tools, etc…

MetroArchaeo brings together researchers and operators in the enhancement, characterization and preservation of archaeological and cultural heritage with the main objective of discussing production, interpretation and reliability of measurements and data.
Measurements deriving from the large number of analytical methodologies and tools, molecular and elemental spectroscopic techniques, chemometrics, chemical reactivity and modeling, etc., nowadays available are of interest for the conference. Data on the impacts of natural and anthropogenic environmental stressors, the decaying pathways of the different materials in the surrounding environment, the development of new remediation processes as cleaning, consolidation, rehabilitation, etc., based on the chemical knowledge can be considered.

Call for Papers

The Program Committee is inviting Extended Abstracts (from 4 to 5 pages) for the IMEKO TC-4 MetroArchaeo 2023 Conference.

Interested researchers, academics, practitioners and industry partners are invited to submit extended abstracts for the Conference. Papers that involve joint authorship with students, industry and community partners are encouraged. Early career researchers and research students are also encouraged to contribute papers.

All contributions will be peer-reviewed and acceptance will be based on quality, originality and relevance. Accepted papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings and indexed by SCOPUS.

Extended versions of presented papers are eligible for post publication.

For more information, please visit the website of the MetroArchaeo.