Managing the historical heritage using distributed technologies

Daniele Zonta, Matteo Pozzi, Paolo Zanon

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In this article we outline a research effort aiming to develop technological tools for real-time risk management of historic buildings. In detail, the project includes 1) the development of a prototype Historical Heritage Management System (HHMS), with 2) the technological and conceptual tools for integrating this HHMS with real-time monitoring, and 3) the demonstrative application of a pilot monitoring system, working within this framework, to a case study, the Aquila Gate in Trento. Motes network sensors are the basis of the monitoring system. We show that the risk-updating methodology proposed is able to deal with all the uncertainties involved (measurement noise, model uncertainty, inaccurate prior information) and to early-warn the manager of any possible future failure condition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)200-225
Number of pages26
JournalInternational Journal of Architectural Heritage
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2008


  • Bayesian update
  • cataloguing
  • decision-making
  • fiber optic sensors
  • management system
  • motes
  • risk analysis


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