New Call for abstracts: LACONA 10 Conference
24 November 2013

New Call for abstracts: LACONA 10 Conference, 9 – 13 June 2014

The conference new venue: Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

The conference language is: English

The deadline for paper & poster submission is 15th, January 2014.

Notification of acceptance: 15th of February 2014

Lasers in the Conservation of Artworks (LACONA)


We are pleased to announce that the tenth international conference on the Conservation of Artworks (LACONA X) will be held in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, on 9 – 13 June 2014.

The meeting is organized by the Fayoum University, the ICCROM-ATHAR Regional Conservation Centre in 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 aspects of conservation, cleaning, documentation, imaging, monitoring or analysis of artworks. Special sessions will be devoted to applications developed to the documentation and conservation of Islamic heritage.
This will be a unique opportunity for the introduction of laser-based-technologies for conservation, and we welcome conservators and conservation professionals in museums, universities and scientific institutes in the 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 on a number of topics outlined below.

•       Conservation case studies where laser-based methods have been used in some aspects of conservation, cleaning, documentation or analysis.

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

•       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 website:

The form should be emailed to

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  using the subject line ’LACONA X: Registration of interest.

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

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.

Best wishes,
LACONA 10 Organizing Committee