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Livio De Luca

DigitalHeritage2013 General Co-Chair, Director of the CNRS-MAP Laboratory
Marseille Area, France

Livio De Luca is director of the MAP (Models and simulations for architecture and cultural heritage) laboratory, a French research unit of the CNRS (National Centre for Scientific Research) and the Ministry of Culture and Communication working on the application of informatics technologies for the study of architecture considered in its heritage, constructive, urban and landscape dimensions.  He received his PhD in engineering in 2006 at the “Arts et Métiers Paris Tech” and his HDR (habilitation) in Computer Science in 2012 at the Aix-Marseille University. Member of several international scientific committees for the digital documentation of cultural heritage, his research activity focuses on digital surveying, modeling and representation of architectural heritage as well as on the development of NUBES, a semantic-based platform for describing, analyzing, documenting and sharing digital representations of heritage buildings. He’s currently the scientific advisor of the « Culture 3D Clouds » project (a cloud computing platform for 3D digitization, documentation, preservation and dissemination of Cultural Heritage) within the framework of the French national plan "Investment for the future - technology development for digitizing cultural, scientific and educational content". He’s also involved in several EU Projects (3D-ICONS, V-Must, MC_ITN-DCH, …) and he was the technical chief of the “3D-monuments” project (French National Program for Monuments Digitization) and the scientific co-advisor of the ANR Project SINETomb (3D Information System for the Study of the Qianlong’s Tomb in China). Since 2003 he has taught architectural digital surveying and representation at the IUAV in Venice (Italy), at the School of Architecture of Marseille (France) and at the "Institut Image" of Chalon-sur-Saône.