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Published on Monday, November 13, 2023


The conference raises problem inherent in-built heritage, which is its deterioration over time. Throughout its existence, built cultural heritage is exposed to numerous external threats (destruction, alteration, vandalism, etc.) and internal threats (wear and tear, deterioration, unhealthy conditions, etc.). This invaluable, non-renewable resource needs to be carefully documented and archived. What is the relevance and role of digitisation technologies in these practices? What technological tools do people have at their disposal to access built cultural heritage? What techniques are already being used for this purpose?


In partnership (planned after consultation) of ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites)

Algeria, Sétif, September 22, 2024


Digitisation is now an essential technology for increasing the visibility and protecting the footprint of built heritage. Digital archiving of built heritage involves several phases of preservation and organisation. But beyond archiving and preserving a digital model, technology is evolving in a wide range of fields, with a growing number of cultural institutions taking on board the need to capture heritage ensembles. These technologies currently represent an open door for specialists working on all forms of tangible cultural heritage. The development of computerised data systems for processing, documenting and archiving heritage is an important task, but is not an end in itself; the subsequent task is to make judicious use of the fruits of this technology and its high potential.

This scientific event sees a central role for new digitisation technologies in the sustainability of cultural heritage.  This seminar is looking for contributions that focus on the possible ways in which these dimensions (history, digitisation and heritage) are already connected, but also on how it is still possible to conceive of the connection between objects, people, memory and heritage.

Thematic areas

  • Digitization for heritage management and documentation
  • New technologies (artificial intelligence, drones, satellite images, etc.) and asset management
  • Digitization of archaeological, natural, built heritage, etc. (case studies)

Scope and objectives of the event

  • To develop a digital methodology for planning interventions on the built heritage.
  • To share scientific and professional experience in the field. At the same time, this will enable an inventory to be made of heritage objects in need of repair.
  • Compare the different methodologies used to diagnose the built cultural heritage.
  • Carrying out, supporting and coordinating research studies through education, documentation
  • and information on cultural architectural heritage.
  • A scientific gathering of scientists and specialists in digitisation applied to heritage will provide an opportunity to compare the progress of projects in this field and to open up new areas for exploration.

This call for papers is addressed at researchers, doctoral students and teacher-researchers in the fields of architecture, town planning and archaeology. It is also open to researchers who also question the digitization of heritage within their disciplinary field and who are engaged in research approaches.

Submission guidelines

Proposals must be submitted to: monia.bousnina@gmail.com ; alknadir@gmail.com n.benkari4@gmail.com   

Format of expected proposals:

  1. A title, a summary of 400 to 500 words (in French or English or Arabic) in Word format;
  2. A biographical presentation (6 to 8 lines)

the identity of the author(s) (first name, last name, status and institution, address, email, telephone);

Dates to remembers

  • Receipt of proposals: 31/01/2024

  • Notifications of acceptance of proposals: 31/02/2024
  • Sending a first status of the text of the communication: 31/03/2024
  • Notifications of acceptance of the communication:15/05/2024
  • Sending the final version of the text of the communication: 15/06/2024

The interventions can be done in French, English or Arabic. The conference will result in a publication, after evaluation of the articles by the scientific committee. The articles selected by the scientific committee will be published in accordance with international academic standards.




Scientific Committee

  • Maxime Boidy Université Gustave Eiffel - France
  • Serge Cardinal Udem - Canada
  • Margaux Crinon Université de Strasbourg - France
  • Elio Della Noce Université de Montpellier - France
  • Simone Fehlinger École supérieure d’art et design de Saint-Étienne / Université de Strasbourg - France
  • Alix Gesnel Université de Strasbourg - France
  • Mathilde Grasset Université de Strasbourg - France
  • Sophie Lécole Solnychkine Université Toulouse Jean-Jaurès - France
  • Lise Lerichomme Université de Picardie Jules Verne - France
  • Dorian Merten Université de Strasbourg - France
  • Vivien Philizot Université de Strasbourg - France
  • Birgit Schneider Potsdam Universität - Allemagne
  • Sophie Suma Université de Strasbourg - France
  • Benjamin Thomas Université de Strasbourg - France
  • Simon Zara Université de Strasbourg - France
  • Mike Zimmermann Université de Strasbourg - France

Event format

Hybrid on-site and online event

Participation fees

Participants: 5000.00 DA

Doctoral students: 3000.00 DA


  • September 22, 2024






  • I.A.S.T AUDITORIUM - Institute of Architecture and Earth Sciences Ferhat Abbas University, Setif 1 Campus el bez
    Sétif, Algeria (19000)

Event attendance modalities

Hybrid event (on site and online)


  • Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Attached files


  • digitization, heritage, culture, safeguarding, valorization, alteration, diagnosis


    courriel : monia [dot] bousnina [at] gmail [dot] com

Information source

    courriel : monia [dot] bousnina [at] gmail [dot] com


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« The relevance and rôle of digitalization technologies in the documentation, conservation and diagnosis of cultural property », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Monday, November 13, 2023, https://doi.org/10.58079/1c5s

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