Cultural Heritage Visualization and Virtual Restoration

Workshop of ISPRS WG IV/11

Nowadays GIS-based technologies play an important role in the protection of cultural heritage, which integrates recording, valuing, surveying, monitoring, simulating and early warning applications into 4D information to better analyze the spatial, material and value conservation of cultural heritage. By promoting the interpretation of heritage using spatio-temporal information management and visualization, the digital workflow is able to constantly support social conservation of cultural heritage.

This workshop provides a platform to discuss digital practices in the use of cultural heritage protection and management. It will gather people from different disciplines and professions including loT, big data, BIM/CIM, AR/VR/MR, AI, H-BIM and digital twins, computer-aided heritage information management and visualization applications, in order to enhance multidisciplinary experts and public engagement in cultural heritage conservation.



Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture

University of Florence

Carleton University

Chinese Academy of Sciences

Carleton University

Duke University

Themes of Event

Cultural heritage cognition and conceptual modeling

  • Cognition and ontology of cultural heritage
  • Data integration and knowledge discovery
  • GIS + HBIM integration of cultural heritage protection methods
  • Visualization of cultural heritage ( Big Data, BIM/CIM, AR/VR/MR, AI)
  • Conceptual modelling
  • Intelligent interaction, visualization, and information update

Deterioration monitoring and assessment of culture heritage

  • Identification, extraction and analysis of heritage deteriorations
  • Deep learning of heritage deteriorations: symptom classification and visualization
  • Dynamic monitoring of heritage deteriorations based on hyperspectral and X-ray techniques
  • Analysis of the causes of heritage deteriorations
  • Immersive heritage deteriorations diagnosis
  • Evaluation and preventive protection of heritage deteriorations
  • Automated deteriorations mapping

Digital twins and virtual restoration of cultural heritage

  • Digital twins
  • Innovation technology of spatio-temporal information of cultural heritage
  • Virtual restoration, recovery, and reconstruction of cultural heritage
  • Digital storytelling presentation and interpretation of cultural heritage (space, material, value)
  • New Methods of Cultural Heritage Protection in the Post-epidemic Era

Heritage sustainability and other applications

  • Cultural heritage conservation and sustainable development based on multi-source information fusion
  • Sustainable development of cultural heritage based on the expansion of existing UNSDGs indicators
  • Digital cultural heritage applications and services
  • Innovating immersive experience and the industry of culture and tourism
  • Contextual education of cultural heritage
  • Digital cultural heritage interactive conservation with Public Participation
  • Archaeological prospecting using spatial technologies, including remote sensing, GIS, and GNSS.
  • AI-powered identification of archaeological sites and/or landscapes
  • Spatial analysis of the past human-enviroment interactions



Scientific Committee
  1. Junshan Liu, McWhorter School of Building Science, Auburn University, USA.junshan.liu@auburn.edu
  2. Andreas Georgopoulos, Department of National Technical University of Athens, Laboratory of Photogrammetry, Greece, Email: drag@central.ntua.gr
  3. AnRong Dang, Department of School of Architecture in Tsinghua University, China, Email: danrong@mail.tsinghua.edu.cn
  4. Bolognesi, Cecilia Maria, Department of Architecture, Built environment and Construction engineering (A.B.C.) , Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy, Email: bolognesi@polimi.it
  5. Chen Yang, Department of Tongji University, China, Email: yang@tongji.edu.cn
  6. Fulong Chen, Department of The Aerospace Information Research Institute, China, Email: chenfl@aircas.ac.cn
  7. Grussenmeyer, Pierre, Department of Université de Strasbourg, INSA Strasbourg, CNRS, ICube Laboratory UMR 7357, Photogrammetry and Geomatics Group, 67000 Strasbourg, France, Email: grussenmeyer@insa-strasbourg.fr
  8. Hallot, Pierre, Department of DIVA Art Archeology Heritage University of Liège, Belgian,Email: hallot@uliege.be
  9. Hongtao Liu, Department of World Heritage Research Center in Southwest Jiaotong University, China, Email: bridge115@126.com
  10. Jie He, Department of School of Architecture in Tianjin University, China, Email: janushe@tju.edu.cn
  11. Long Ying, Department of School of Architecture in Tsinghua University,China, Email: ylong@mail.tsinghua.edu.cn
  12. Ona Vileikis, Department of University College London (UCL), England, Email: vileikis@ucl.ac.uk
  13. Prafulla Tarachand Janbade, Department of Chandigarh College of Architecture, India, Email: prafullatj@gmail.com
  14. Tiwari, Reena,Department of Curtin University, Australia, Email: r.tiwari@curtin.edu.au
  15. Victor Ferreira, Department of Lisbon School of Architecture, Lisbon, Email: victor.mota.ferreira@gmail.com
  16. Yuhua Wu, Department of Chinese Academy of Cultural Heritage, China, Email: wuyuhua@cach.org.cn
  17. Shuqiang Lv, Department of Survey and Mapping, BUCEA, China, Email: lvshuqiang@bucea.edu.cn