Call for papers

Important Dates

March 30th, 2021.

Deadline for abstract submission and registration.

May 30TH, 2021.

Notification of accepted paper abstracts.

June 30TH, 2021.

Deadline for full paper submission.

JUly 30TH, 2021.

Notification of oral presentations.

August 15TH, 2021.z

Detailed program of the session.

AUGUST 28TH, 2021.

Opening of the symposium.

Registration Fees

The online registration fee will cover the symposium online or hybrid session activities or oral presentation or paper publication by ISPRS Annals or Archives, and no refund.

(1) Regular Registration Fee: 120€/1000RMB;

(2) CIPA Member Registration Fee: 100€/800RMB;

(3) Student Registration Fee: 60€/500RMB. 

How to Submit a Paper

Guidelines to submit your papers (via ConfTools).

Step 1: Set up your own user account on the ConfTool Conference Administration (

Step 2: Select Create account and submit contribution under the account login field.

Step 3: Fill out the required fields and select Submit and Begin With the Submission of a Contribution or Create User Account Only, Submit Contribution Later. Please note that you must select the CIPA2021 theme that is the most relevant to your contribution.

Submission of a Contribution – Step 1, You will be then asked to provide some details relating to your contribution, such as authors, organization, abstract (resume of extended abstract or full paper) and keywords.

Submission of a Contribution – Step 2, At the bottom of this page, you  may select the “choose file” button to upload your Extended Abstract or Full Paper that follows the formatting in the provided template.


Papers can be submitted in the following formats:

Abstracts: The abstract should be no more than 1000 words, possibly with figures, and should be submitted as a PDF file. No specific template is given.

Full papers: The full paper submitted for the reviewing process or as the final paper must be formatted following the ISPRS format (download here the PDF or DOCX template), with a max length of 8 pages.


Main Topics

There are 29 sub-topics which your paper should be relevant to. You may submit your paper to the most relevant one in order to get it read by the specialists of specific areas.

Session A: Collecting and Inventorying Data of Monuments and Sites

Topic #1: Data collection methods and inventory technologies (RS/GIS/GNSS).

Topic #2: Photogrammetry and remote sensing (space, aerial and ground).

Topic #3: Application and special processing of information collection and technology inventory in special scenarios.

1. Historic buildings with wooden structure

2. Urban heritage properties and historic streets

3. Underwater archaeology and underwater heritage properties

4. Cultural heritage properties in war and armed conflict

5. Island properties as cultural heritage

6. Uniqueness of World Cultural Heritage

Topic #4: Recovery, restoration and perseverationof cultural heritage and its digital inventory.

Topic #5: Inventory and preservationof the intangible cultural heritage .

Topic #6: Development of new technologies and case studies.

Session B: Management of Heritage Data and Preventive Conservation

Topic #7: Monitoring, simulative, early-warning and adaptive measures for monuments and sites.

Topic #8: Innovations in technical integration for heritage information management system and several cases.

1. IoT technology

2. Big data



6. AI

Topic #9: Rules for data identification,processing, categorization and indexing systems.

Topic #10: Heritage informationmanagement and storage aided by 3D printing technology.

Topic #11: Fragility, preventive assessment and risk management of cultural heritage.

Topic #12: Tools and solutions for noninvasive detection of cultural heritage.

Session C: Interpretation and Presentation of Cultural Heritage

Topic #13: Innovation and practices in the activation and promotion of industrialheritage properties.

Topic #14: Narrative interpretation of stone carvings and murals in cave temples.

Topic #15: Interpretation of wooden structure of buildings.

Topic #16: Digital restoration technology for cultural heritage and several cases.

1. Image mosaicing

2. Color restoration

3. 3D reconstruction

Topic #17: Innovations and practices: interpretation and presentation of cultural landscapes/cultural routes.

Topic #18: Interpretation and creative practices of the intangible cultural heritage.

Topic #19: Innovative cloud presentation technology for museum displays and good practices.

Session D: Digitalization of Cultural Heritage in Post-Pandemic Era

Topic #20: Innovating immersive experience and the industry of culture and tourism.

Topic #21: Cultural heritage enriching scenario-based education.

Topic #22: Integrating traditional culture into pan-entertainment industry, in particulareSports.

Topic #23: Digital economy serving the cultural heritage sector.

Topic #24: “New Infrastructure Construction” of Smart City empowering digital-based creative industry.

Topic #25: Marketing of cultural and creative products in the era of media cloud broadcasting.

Session E: Ethical Value and Public Participation

Topic #26: Authenticity in digital inventory and presentation of cultural heritage.

Topic #27: Transnationalproperty conservation and digital collaboration .

Topic #28: Public awareness, obligations and involvementof the social sector.

Topic #29: Public accessibility to cultural resources and protection of intellectual property rights.


Special Session: Cultural Heritage Outreached in the 21st Century

The special session aims at contributions that focus on the educational and dissemination research initiatives regarding cultural heritage in the 21st Century, in the world of the digital era, the globalization and the social influences across the globe between societies of different culture. From individuals and societies, to schools, universities and organizations, they all seek solutions to handle the global economic crisis, the era of pandemic, and boost the economy by applying technology, building tools and applications and developing good practices for the benefit of the documentation, visualization, safeguarding, outreach and dissemination of the global cultural heritage. Various research and academic institutions schedule educational programs and actions related to cultural heritage for the whole academic year, while organizations have to be adapted to the needs of a society, by building strategic plans to the outreach and dissemination of cultural heritage. 

The special session aims at inviting contributions at the following thematic topics:

Topic 1: Educational activities (online and virtual learning platforms) for cultural heritage;

Topic 2: Virtual museums and online tours of monuments of cultural heritage;

Topic 3: Interactive maps/atlases of cultural heritage;

Topic 4: Portals, online catalogues and databases of cultural heritage;

Topic 5: Place branding/place marketing to the dissemination of tangible/intangible cultural heritage.

General Remarks

You may make modifications to your contribution(s) at any time prior to the deadlines.

The contributions should have prominent highlights, organized structure, concise content, sufficient argument, reliable data and clear figures and images.

We recommend that the paper is carefully compiled and thoroughly checked, in particular with regard to the list of authors, before submission in order to avoid last minute changes.

The submission of a paper (and acceptance as poster or oral presentation) carries with it the obligation that it is actually presented at the meeting by the author or by one of the co-authors.

Authors take full responsibility for consequences of the submitted contributions.