XI Forum International of Sudies ‘Le Vie dei Mercanti’ 13-15 June 2013. Aversa, Capri (Italy) DEADLINE EXTENDED: 20 January 2013

Deadline EXTENDED for the submission of abstracts to: 20 January 2013


The XI edition of the International Forum Le Vie dei Mercanti entitled Heritage, Architecture, LanDesign aims to promote an international debate on local experiences relating to the issues of conservation, regeneration and innovation in heritage, architecture, landscape and design.

In recent years, technological developments have revolutionized not only the forms that surround us but also our daily routines. However, this new global language often does not take into consideration the identity and vocation of the area, which require appropriate courses of action in relation to both the individual context and local traditions.

The historical memory of the characteristics of the identity, local materials, building traditions as well as the tangible and intangible cultural heritage is a repertoire of signs to draw from in order to operate within each historical context and consequently enhance its uniqueness.

The recovery of the authentic vocations of a place does not mean inaction, but rather regeneration through measures to enhance an area by increasing its natural strengths, transforming the weaknesses into opportunities for future development based on innovation.

The international comparison can be an opportunity to share good examples of conservation, regeneration and innovation related to the tangible and intangible heritage in its broadest sense; architecture intended as the identity of the places that shapes the landscape, from traditional to global forms; design at all scales, from the object to the territory, in a sustainable way to start a process of regeneration through a new relationship between man and the environment.

The conference is open to multidisciplinary experiences of one or more of the proposed themes. Scholars are invited to submit research on theoretical and methodological aspects as well as present experiences and practical applications carried out on these issues.

Submission of abstracts

We invite the submission of abstracts for oral or paper presentation for consideration by the standing scientific committee.
Abstracts, in English language, should not exceeded 1500 characters, including spaces in Word (doc for Windows) format (download abstract format here).

The deadline for submission of abstracts has been extended to 20 January 2013.
Send the files to leviedeimercanti@unina2.it

Based on blind peer reviews, these may be accepted, conditionally accepted, or rejected.
Authors of accepted and conditionally accepted papers will be invited to submit full papers. These will again be peer-reviewed and will be selected for the oral session and publication, or only for the publication in the conference proceedings.

All the accepted articles will be published in the Conference CD ROM proceedings with an ISBN number. Abstracts will be published in a printed book with ISBN number.
Participants will receive the proceedings book and CD ROM at the conference.


• Heritage
Tangible and intangible dimensions, Heritage management, History, Culture, Collective identity, Memory, Archaeology, Cultural landscapes.

• Architecture
Survey, Imaging, 3D modeling, Techniques for analysis, diagnostics and monitoring, Preservation, Restoration, Conservation, Architecture Design, Technologies, Building materials.

• LanDesign
Landscape design, Sustainable design, Environmental design, Eco design, Low-cost design, Design for all.

Important dates

January 7th 2013: Deadline for submission of abstracts
January 20th 2013: Deadline for submission of abstracts
February 1st 2013: Notification to authors
March 25th 2013: Deadline for submission of full papers (only for accepted abstracts)
April 20th 2013: Notification to authors
April 30th 2013: Deadline for early registration (At least one author of an accepted paper)
June 13th – 15th 2013: Conference


E-mail: leviedeimercanti@unina2.it
Website: http://www.leviedeimercanti.it/2013eng/