Workshop ''Laser Cleaning and Artworks Conservation''

in the frames of the International Symposium “FLAMN 16”
St. Petersburg, Russia,
June 27 – July 1, 2016

Program Committee


Prof. V. Parfenov, St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University, St. Petersburg, Russia (Chair).

Dr. A. Semerok, CEA, Universite Paris-Saclay, France (Co-Chair).


1. Fundumentals of laser-matter interactions

2. Industrial Laser Cleaning

2.1 Laser Cleaning of Artworks

  • Laser cleaning of stone, metals, wood, paper, parchments, painted surfaces;

  • Recent advances: remote cleaning, laser pulse duration effects, and other.

2.2. Analysis of composition and Structural diagnostics by NDT

  • Laser spectroscopic techniques: Optical (LIF, LIBS, Raman) and Mass spectrometric (LMS);

  • Interferometric Techniques: Double exposure holography, Speckle Interferometry, Optical Coherence Tomography and other;

  • 3D laser and fringe-pattern projection scanning;

  • Multicolor and Terahertz imaging;

  • IR-thermography, imaging and testing.

2.3. Case studies and projects presentations.

  • Practical methodologies;

  • European and other projects.

Invited speakers

  • Detalle V. The use of Lead based pigment in cultural heritage, detection and conservation issues.
  • Dutouquet Ch. Laser-induced Breakdown Spectroscopy applied to the detection of nano- objects, their aggregates and their agglomerates.
  • Fantoni R. Laser scanners for remote diagnostic and virtual fruition of cultural heritage.
  • Gornushkin I. Modeling and diagnostics of laser induced plasma for needs of spectrochemical analysis.
  • Grisolia Ch. Laser production of ITER relevant tungsten particles for associated toxicological studies.
  • Laserna Ja. Underwater LIBS for investigation of the submerged cultural heritage.
  • Pezzati Lu. EU infrastructure project IPERION CH.
  • Ponce Lu. Laser cleaning of cacti: Solving a thorny problem of Mexican food industry.
  • Semerok Al. Sub-micrometric sampling by near field laser ablation, modelling and experiment.

Important dates:

February 29, 2016
Abstracts submission due date
March 15, 2016
Notification of paper acceptance
April 1, 2016
Visa application deadline
May 31, 2016
Final program
June 27– July 1, 2016
Manuscript due date
June 27– July 1, 2016

Registration fees:

Regulars - 500 €, early registration - 450 € (till 30.04.2016);
Students - 150 €, early registration - 100 € (till 30.04.2016);
1 day fee - 300 €;
Accompanying person - 150 €.
CIS citizens*:
Regulars - 10000 RUR, early registration – 7000 RUR (till 30.04.2016);
Students - 3000 RUR, early registration - 1500 RUR (till 30.04.2016).

*Participation of CIS citizens is partly sponsored by Russian Foundation for Basic Research.

Workshop Venue:

The venue of the workshop will be the Caterine Palace. Now it is the part of The State Museum-preserve “Tsarskoje Selo”, which is a superb monument of world-ranking architecture and garden-and-park design dating from the eighteenth to early twentieth centuries. A whole constellation of outstanding architects, sculptors and painters made the ideas of their crowned clients a reality here. Tsarskoye Selo is a cluster of very fine examples of Baroque and Classical architecture and it was also the first place in the Russian capital where interiors decorated in the Moderne (Art Nouveau) style appeared.
The Catherine Palace – a splendid example of the Russian Baroque. Visitors are enraptured by the sumptuous décor of the Great Hall and the Golden Enfilade of state rooms that includes the world-famous Amber Room now returned to life. Today, as we enter the palace, we can sense the spirit of the times of Empresses Elizabeth and Catherine II and admire unique works of fine and applied art. 
Tsarskoye Selo is also home to one of the finest creations of Classicism in architecture – the Alexander Palace. Passing through the rooms of the living apartments that are open to visitors, you can get an idea of the aesthetic preferences of the last members of the Romanov dynasty and view the Emperor’s State Study that was decorated in the Moderne style.
More than a hundred historical monuments are scattered across the Catherine and Alexander Parks that have a joint area of 300 hectares: there are grand palaces and intimate pavilions, bridges and marble monuments, and also exotic structures imitating Gothic, Turkish and Chinese architecture that invest little corners of the parks with a romantic atmosphere.

Abstract submission

All authors must submit abstract (200-500 words) of paper until deadline. 
The submission is possible by filling the on-line form on the FLAMN 16 conference web-site.

Paper submission

The selected papers of the Symposiun will be published in scientific journals: