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Sofia Pescarin

Italian Nat’l Research Council
Director Virtual Heritage Lab
Rome Area, Italy
Archaeologist, PhD in History and Computing, specialist in GIS, 3d terrain, Open Source approach to Cultural Heritage. She is a researcher at the Institute of Technologies applied to Cultural Heritage of the National Council of Researches in Rome (CNR ITABC), in the Virtual Heritage Lab (VHLab). At CNR she coordinates at national level a research unit dedicated to “Virtual Heritage: integrated digital technologies for the understanding, fruition, communication of cultural heritage through virtual reality systems”. She is currently the project coordinator of V-MusT.net Network of Excellence, financed by the European Community under the FP7 (2011-2015). She works in the field of ancient landscapes reconstruction through digital technologies and archaeological data publication over the web, being involved in many national and international archaeological projects. Since 1996 she has been cooperating with CINECA Supercomputing Center's Visit Lab (Bologna-IT) in the field of Virtual Heritage. She has been the technical manager of the Scrovegni Chapel Multimedia Room in Padova (IT), that won international prices such as E-content Award-2005 and the project coordinator of Virtual Rome project, E-content award-2008. She directs the Italian School of Virtual Archaeology and Archeovirtual events. She wrote the books “Rome: archaeological guide to the eternal city” (1997), “Reconstructing archaeological landscape” (2009) and co-edited “ARCHEOFOSS. Open Source, Free Software e Open Format nei processi di ricerca archeologica” (2010).

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