The DIGITAL HERITAGE CAMP 2024 follows the learning-by-doing methodology and teamwork. A significant number of learning and process activities will be accompanied by theoretical direct teaching, delivered by the course instructors. 

In detail: 

The program of activities is structured according to the logic of working groups: students are divided in groups of 5, followed by a tutor; each group is assigned to a quadrant of the Castle. The groups alternate in their area for data collection and processing.   If they complete the task before the end of the day, they are brought back to class to start processing the data, followed by their tutor.  

Resident teachers


Daniele Ferdani

Diego Ronchi

Daniele Ferdani, archaeologist Ph.D, is a researcher at CNR ISPC. His activities are oriented to the definition and experimentation of methodologies and integrated digital technologies for the acquisition, interpretation, and 3D reconstruction of cultural heritage and dissemination through VR systems. He has contributed to numerous National and EU-funded research projects and published articles and books on these topics. Currently, he is the coordinator of WP6 within the EU project PERCEIVE and as a Task Leader in the PON SHINE project, where he leads efforts to enhance the Italian nodes of E-RIHS. 

Diego Ronchi, archaeologist Ph.D, is a researcher at CNR ISPC. He directed several 3D survey projects of both archeological sites and museum collections. His research and background focus on the integration of active and passive 3D sensor data for the documentation and study of ancient buildings and landscapes, as well as on technical and methodological research on cultural heritage in natural parks and protected landscapes. 

Enzo d'Annibale

Marco Callieri

Enzo d’Annibale, a Ph.D. holder in geomatics, and researcher at CNR ISPC is renowned for merging technology with cultural heritage. His expertise in real-time 3D visualization and immersive experiences has led to significant contributions in research, sponsored projects, and museum exhibitions. He works with detailed 3D reconstructions of historical artifacts, targeting both experts and museum audiences.  He embraces new technologies like virtual reality and projection mapping, paving the way for a future where technology enhances our understanding and appreciation of the past. 

Marco Callieri is a senior researcher at the Visual Computing Lab of CNR ISTI. His main field of work is the use of digital technologies 3D models to support the study, conservation and presentation of CH artifacts. Strong expertise in 3D digitization, 3D data processing and visualization, web-based visualization and interaction. Has coordinated and carried out numerous 3D scanning campaigns, in important museums and sites both in Italy and abroad. Developer of MeshLab and 3DHOP. https://vcg.isti.cnr.it/~callieri  

Spot teachers


Andrea Angelini

Bruno Fanini

Andrea Angelini is a researcher at CNR ISPC and is a member of the Digital Survey and Representation Lab (RDR LAB). He holds a degree in Letters, Classical Archaeology, from the University of Rome La Sapienza and a Ph.D in Science of Representation and Surveying from the Faculty of Architecture, University of Rome La Sapienza. Author of more than 60 scientific articles in journals and conferences in the field of archaeological and architectural surveying, some of them related to territorial surveying with GNSS systems, since 2019 he has been professor of Thematic Cartography at the School of Specialization in Natural and Territorial Heritage in agreement with La Sapienza University of Rome, Faculty of Architecture, Department of Planning, Design, Technology of Architecture. 

Bruno Fanini, Computer scientist, PhD and researcher at CNR ISPC - focuses his research and development activities on real-time 3D, WebXR and open standards, immersive virtual reality and spatial interfaces. He has developed open tools and services for creating online Web3D/WebXR applications (such as the "ATON" framework), serious games, virtual museums, and interactive applications targeting Cultural Heritage. He is responsible for several projects of interactive 3D visualization targeting HS infrastructures, Web3D services, interaction models and immersive XR. He is leader of WP6 in PNRR project "H2IOSC"; Scientific responsible for unit #14 in SHINE DigiLab (Strengthening the Italian Nodes of E-RIHS) and Responsible of RM Research Unit within the PNRR PRIN project "MetaMic".

Domenica Dininno

Elena Gigliarelli

Domenica Dininno is currently a researcher at CNR ISPC in Rome. Her research topics are digital archeology and also building archaeology.  In particular, she is an expert in three-dimensional survey techniques. In recent years she has collaborated on projects in which machine learning is used for archeology and is developing a line of research that allows it to be used to quantify the construction costs of Roman entertainment buildings.  

For many years she was involved in various fieldwork activities with the Archaeological Superintendence of Rome.  She has contributed to numerous international and EU-funded projects. 

Elena Gigliarelli is architect and senior researcher at CNR ISPC, she coordinates the Built Heritage Innovation Lab. Leading various regional, national, and international projects, she focuses on researching, conserving, and promoting historical built heritage, archaeological sites, and museums. Her expertise extends to environmental architectural design for energy efficiency in historic buildings and digital methodologies for built heritage (Heritage BIM). Currently, she serves as the VCC3 Head for the DARIAH-EU research infrastructure, where she is a member of the Joint Research Committee – JRC 

Filippo Calcerano

Nicodemo Abate

Filippo Calcerano, architect, and researcher at CNR ISPC. Expert in energy and environmental improvement of built heritage through diagnostics, building performance simulation, HBIM and interoperability. He consolidated a sensitivity to interdisciplinary research and the role of knowledge-gaps closer between different research fields and stakeholders in order to streamline digital workflows applied to the built heritage, focusing on integrating the environmental design and conservation perspectives, leveraging the potential of IT management and tools. 

Nicodemo Abate is Medieval archaeologist, specialised in ICT for cultural heritage. He did a PhD in Remote Sensing applied to the discovery, monitoring and protection of cultural and natural heritage. Today, he is a technologist at CNR ISPC in Potenza site. In the laboratory he deals with the acquisition and processing of remote sensing data from drones and satellites, with active and passive sensors, for applications in the field of archaeology, landscape archaeology and the study and assessment of risk factors of the archaeological heritage. 

Nicola Masini

Nicola Masini is research director at the CNR ISPC. Since 1993, his scientific activity has focused on integrated multiscale remote sensing methods in Archaeology, non-invasive sensing technologies for architectural and archaeological heritage conservation, and sciences for conservation and architectural restoration. Currently, he is a CNR Research Director and Deputy Director of CNR ISPC in Potenza. He also directs the Italian Archaeogeophysics and Heritage Conservation Mission (ITACA) in Peru and holds professorships at the University of Basilicata in Matera. Additionally, he serves as Editor-in-Chief and co-founder of Heritage. 


Luca Morelli

Fondazione Bruno Kessler 


Elisa Mariarosa Farella

Fondazione Bruno Kessler 


Luca Morelli is a PhD student at FBK - Bruno Kessler Foundation (3DOM unit) and University of Trento. His research focuses on integrating advancements in computer vision, global navigation satellite systems (GNSS), and other positioning techniques into conventional photogrammetric procedures, with a specific emphasis on enhancing the accuracy and efficiency of data acquisition. 

Elisa Mariarosaria Farella has a PhD in Architecture received at the University Federico II of Naples, and she has been a researcher at FBK - Bruno Kessler Foundation (3DOM unit) since 2017. Her research interests span several fields related to geomatic, 3D surveying and modelling, GIS applications, and the use of AI for data enrichment and data processing automation. 


Marco Limongiello

Salerno University


Marco Limongiello holds an European PhD in “Risk and sustainability in Civil Engineering, Architecture, Environmental Engineering systems”. He is Technical Supervisor of the "Laboratorio Modelli -Surveying and Geo-Mapping for Environment and Cultural Heritage " and he is also Adjunct Professor in "Drawing, CAD and BIM" at the Department of Civil Engineering - University of Salerno. His research activity focuses on infographic technologies for the survey and representation of architectural, archaeological and environmental heritage. 


Michele Calvano

Sapienza University of Rome


Michele Calvano, architect and Ph.D. in Representation Science; currently a researcher at the Department of History (DSDRA), Representation and Restoration of Architecture at the Sapienza University of Rome. He specialises in 3D modelling for architecture and design. He has written articles and books on reverse modelling, shape design, digital representation of architecture and urban space, also using BIM techniques. Among his various activities, he develops VPL processes aimed at the information modelling of the built heritage, combining Visual Programming Language and Building Information Modelling (BIM). He works with companies in the AEC sector to support them in the construction of complex forms designed.  

Keynote speakers


Fabio Remondino

Fondazione Bruno Kessler


Fabio Remondino is the head of the 3D Optical Metrology research unit at FBK - Bruno Kessler Foundation, a public research center located in Trento, Italy. His hold a laurea in Environmental Engineering from Politecnico of Milano and a PhD in Photogrammetry from ETH Zurich. His main research interests are in the field of reality-based surveying and 3D modeling, sensor and data fusion and 3D data classification. He is working in all automation aspects of the entire 3D reconstruction pipeline for applications in the industrial, environmental and heritage field. He is author of more than 200 articles in journals and conferences. He is involved in knowledge and technology transfer, organizing more than 30 conferences, 20 summer schools and 5 tutorials. Fabio has served as President of the ISPRS Technical Commission II (2016-2020) and Commission V (2012-2016), Vice-President of EuroSDR (2017-2023) and Vice-President of CIPA Heritage Documentation (2015-2019).


Costanza Miliani

Costanza Miliani, interim director of CNR ISPC, is a senior research scientist at CNR ISTM where she heads the Heritage Materials Science group. Additionally, she serves as an Adjunct Professor of Conservation Science at the Department of Art and Humanities, University of Perugia, Italy. Miliani has also held positions as a visiting research scientist at Princeton Materials Institute, Princeton University, NJ, USA, and as a research scientist and post-doc at CNR-ISTM. With over 140 articles and an H-index of 43, she co-edited "Science and Art: The Painted Surface" by the Royal Society of Chemistry. As Principal Investigator of numerous research projects in Heritage Science, she coordinates the European MOLAB mobile platform and the Italian node of E-RIHS. Additionally, Miliani sits on the board of the SMAArt Center of Excellence at the University of Perugia and the scientific committee of the Center for Scientific Studies in the Arts at Northwestern University of Chicago. 


Nicolò Dell'Unto

Lund University


Nicolò Dell'Unto is Professor of Archaeology in the Department of Archaeology and Ancient History at Lund University, Sweden. His research focuses on archaeological practices, with a particular emphasis on the impact of 3D visualisation and spatial technology on the process of knowledge production. He is currently the director of the Lund University Digital Archaeology Laboratory (DARKLab) https://www.darklab.lu.se/  


Stefano Campana

University of Siena


Stefano Campana has been working for the past twenty years at the University of Siena (Italy) and the University of Cambridge (UK). He has built a sound reputation as an international authority in the field of landscape and digital archaeology. He is particularly interested in the understanding of past historic landscapes from the 1st millennium BCE to the Middle Ages through the medium of landscape archaeology. The principal context for his work has been Italy but he has also participated in and led research work in the UK, Spain, Turkey, Palestine, Iraq, Mozambique and Asia.