13th International Congress on the Deterioration and Conservation of Stone

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Tuesday, 6 September, 2016 to Saturday, 10 September, 2016
Wednesday, 1 July, 2015

Call for Papers
The 13th International Congress will be hosted by the University of the West of Scotland in Glasgow from 6th-10th September 2016. The International Congress on the Deterioration and Conservation of Stone is a quadrennial event that brings together the world-wide community of researchers, managers and practitioners who are concerned about the conservation of cultural stone structures and objects. It attracts a truly international audience, and since 1988 in Torun, attendance has averaged 270 participants presenting 150 papers. The conference proceedings have become the standard state-of-the-art documentation of the innovations and development in the field of stone conservation science.

The Congress encourages submissions on any topic relevant to stone conservation. Contributions under the following themes and sub-themes are suggested:

Theme 1: Stone damage phenomena: causes and consequences
Biological, physical, chemical, natural, anthropogenic, salt and moisture related deterioration processes.

Theme 2: Methods for investigation: in-situ to in-vitro
Including, and not limited to: in-situ methodologies, sampling and non-destructive technologies, sample preparation, laboratory investigation.

Theme 3: Stone conservation: from principles to practice
Values in stone conservation.
Conservation philosophy applied to stone; science versus conservation.
Practical conservation actions: experience and development of materials, treatment products, techniques and tools.
Durability and sustainability versus reversibility.

Theme 4: Other inorganic porous building materials: characterization, repair and compatibility issues
Understanding the nature, behaviour and conservation of artificial stone, mortar, plaster, render, brick and concrete.

Theme 5: Digitalization and documentation in stone conservation
Integration of digitalization within stone conservation science; new sources of information;.
Sustainable documentation.

Theme 6: Case studies and projects
Statements of general purpose and results of completed and ongoing case studies and projects.

Abstracts should be sent to SC16@uws.ac.uk on or before 1 July 2015. After this date the abstracts will be reviewed with the collaboration of the Permanent Scientific Committee, and notification of acceptance, or otherwise, dispatched by 1 August, 2015.

For more information on deadlines, themes and general organisation see the Congress' web site at: https://sites.google.com/site/sc16test/home

Please follow the guidelines for formatting your abstract given at: https://sites.google.com/site/sc16test/call-for-papers