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Call for papers--Conference on Lasers in the Conservation of Artworks (LACONA)

From: Abdelrazek Elnaggar <abdelrazek1<-at->
Date: Friday, December 13, 2013
Call for abstracts

"Lasers in the Conservation of Artworks (LACONA)"
University of Sharjah
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
9-13 June 2014

The conference new venue: We are pleased to announce that the tenth
international conference on the Conservation of Artworks (LACONA X)
which will be held in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates), on 9-13 June

The meeting is organized by the Fayoum University, the ICCROM-ATHAR
Regional Conservation Centre (Sharjah, UAE) and its partners in
Sharjah, and the Arab Institute for Conservation of Historic and
Artistic Works (ArIC),

LACONA X 2014 will focus on conservation case studies where
laser-based methods have been used in some aspect of conservation,
cleaning, documentation, imaging, monitoring or analysis of
artworks.  Special sessions will be devoted to applications
developed for the documentation and conservation of Islamic

This will be a unique opportunity for the introduction of
laser-based-technologies for conservation, and we welcome
conservators and conservation professionals in the museums,
universities and scientific institutes in Arab region.  The
organizers are expecting a large audience (presenters, observers and
accompanying persons) from all over the world, and invited speakers
from international museums and research centers will be included.
The conference will be an ideal forum for networking among
researchers and communication of new initiatives and projects.

Papers and posters from the LACONA X Conference will be published
after regular peer-review process in a special volume of Studies in
Conservation Journal.  In releasing the first call of papers, we
welcome contributions from a variety of topics outlined below.

    Conservation case studies where laser-based methods have been
    used ome aspect of conservation, cleaning, documentation or

    Laser-based methods for imaging, 3D documentation and modeling:
    surveying; measuring; documentation and examination of objects
    structures; LIDAR; 3D laser scanning; holography; tomography;
    rferometry; shearometry; vibrometry; new instrumental and
    technological lopments.

    Laser-based techniques for analysis and monitoring: Raman
    spectroscopy; LA-MS; LIBS; laser-induced fluorescence
    spectroscopy and fluorescence lifetime imaging; terahertz
    spectroscopy; new spectroscopic and imaging techniques

We invite the submission of titles and abstracts of up to 500 words
for oral or poster presentations for consideration by the conference
scientific committee, using the form that can be downloaded from


The conference language is: English

The deadline for paper and poster submission is 15, January 2014

Notification of acceptance: 15, February 2014

The form should be emailed to abstracts<-at->lacona10<.>org

Registration of interest: To be added to the mailing list, to
register your interest in attending LACONA X or to receive further
information, please email your full contact details to
info<-at->lacona10<.>org using the subject line 'LACONA X: Registration of

Alternatively, further details of the conference programme,
registration procedure and further practical information will be
made available in due course on the conference website.

The organizing committee looks forward to welcoming you to Sharjah
and will do its best to make Lacona X a pleasurable, enjoyable and
peaceful meeting.

LACONA 10 Organizing Committee:

Dr. Abdelrazek Elnaggar
Conservation Dept.
Faculty of Archaeology
Fayoum University, Egypt
President of the Arabic Institute for Conservation of Historic and
    Artistic Works (ArIC)
+20 846333178
Fax: +20846333178

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