Roberto Pierdicca

Roberto Pierdicca
Università Politecnica delle Marche | Università degli Studi di Ancona · Department of Civil Building Engineering and Architecture (DICEA)

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October 2017 - April 2019
Università Politecnica delle Marche
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  • PostDoc Position
November 2013 - November 2016
Università Politecnica delle Marche
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  • PhD Student

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In this paper we present a method of the user behavior (UB) tracking by capturing and measuring user activities through the defined procedural model of the reverse virtualization process, implementing a proof of concept on a real case scenario: the Civic Gallery of Ascoli. In order to define the universal model of such “vice versa” virtual reality...
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AR is struggling to achieve its maturity for the mass market. Indeed, there are still many challenging issues that are waiting to be discovered and improved in AR related fields. Artificial Intelligence seems the more promising solution to overcome these limitations; indeed, they can be combined to obtain unique and immersive experiences. Thus, in...
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Extended Reality (XR) is an extension of the real world obtained thanks to the increase of innovative features that allow users to perceive the surrounding reality in a different and enhanced way, combining it with virtual elements. XR is declined through three different technologies that help change the perception of reality: Virtual Reality (VR),...
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The construction technique of raw earth, which has always been in use in most of the world, has left large monuments or architectural complexes to cultural heritage that need special attention due to the notable vulnerability of the material. A convenient way to deal this threat, besides physical intervention, is by using an information system, suc...
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The growing demand of ecosystem services provided by forests increased the need for fast and accurate field survey. The recent technological innovations fostered the application of geomatic tools and processes to different fields of the forestry sector. In this study we compared the efficiency and the accuracy of Mobile Laser Scanner (MLS), combine...
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Nowadays, understanding and analysing visitors activities and behaviours is becoming imperative for personalising and improving the user experience in a museum environment. Users’ behaviour can provide important statistics, insights and objective information about their interactions, such as attraction, attention and action. These data represent a...
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The production of wood pellets was born as a response to the need to manage the residual sawdust of wood processing. Nowadays, the standard UNE EN ISO 17225-2:2021 determine the general requirements of the fuel specifications and their classes. Among these, the length of the pellet plays an important role in defining its behaviour in different cont...
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Researchers have explored the benefits and applications of modern artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms in different scenarios. For the processing of geomatics data, AI offers overwhelming opportunities. Fundamental questions include how AI can be specifically applied to or must be specifically created for geomatics data. This change is also havi...
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The inability to prevent or eliminate illicit trafficking of cultural goods is not limited to failed-state environments or any specific part of the globe. While the antiquities market denies that this illicit trade is a widespread phenomenon, the international community and Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) overwhelmingly recognize the problem indica...
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This study concerns the application of different geomatic techniques in forestry sector. An accurate 3D model of a veteran chestnut tree (Castanea sativa Mill.) has been realised integrating point clouds by Mobile Laser Scanner (MLS) and photogrammetry techniques. The surveys were conducted in two seasons (summer time: July 22nd 2021; autumn time:...
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In the geomatics domain the use of deep learning, a subset of machine learning, is becoming more and more widespread. In this context, the 3D semantic segmentation of heritage point clouds presents an interesting and promising approach for modelling automation, in light of the heterogeneous nature of historical building styles and features. However...
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Historical villages represent a highly vulnerable cultural heritage; their preservation can be ensured thanks to technological innovations in the field of geomatics and information systems. Among these, Geographical Information Systems (GISs) allow exploiting heterogeneous data for efficient vulnerability assessment, in terms of both time and usabi...
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This paper introduces a new method for determining the shape similarity of complex three-dimensional (3D) mesh structures based on extracting a vector of important vertices, ordered according to a matrix of their most important geometrical and topological features. The correlation of ordered matrix vectors is combined with perceptual definition of...
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Participatory mapping (PM) is a valuable research tool for assessing fire risk, especially in regions where data are difficult to collect or inconsistent; in such areas, the integration between crowdsourced data and geospatial techniques plays a fundamental role in gathering more consistent and reliable information. This study combines a participat...
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Researchers have explored the benefits and applications of modern artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms in different scenario. For the processing of geomatics data, AI offers overwhelming opportunities. Fundamental questions include how AI can be specifically applied to or must be specifically created for geomatics data. This change is also havin...
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Point-cloud data are nowadays one of the major data sources for describing our environment. Recently, deep architectures have been proposed as a key step in understanding and retrieving semantic information. Despite the great contribution of deep learning in this field, the explainability of these models for 3-D data is still fairly unexplored. Exp...
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Purpose – In last decades, digital technologies have progressively transformed tourism becoming an opportunity to satisfy the demand for cultural tourism, increasingly asking for immersive and interactive experiences. This paper investigates the connections among tourism, cultural heritage, and ICT, by providing an assessment of how these applicati...
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Among the existing Cultural Heritage settings, Underground Built Heritage (UBH) represents a peculiar case. The scarce or lack of knowledge and documentation of these spaces frequently limits their proper management, exploitation, and valorization. When mapping these environments for documentation purposes, the primary need is to achieve a complete...
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The results of multidisciplinary research carried out on the Byzantine Stylite Tower in Umm ar-Rasas archaeological site (Jordan) are presented in this paper. The study is grounded on the precarious structural conditions of the tower, assessed by UNESCO since 2008. In 2019, during an archaeological campaign, an aerial photogrammetry survey was perf...
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This paper presents a new technique for the virtual reality (VR) visualization of complex volume images obtained from computer tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) by combining three-dimensional (3D) mesh processing and software coding within the gaming engine. The method operates on real representations of human organs avoiding any...
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Virtual tours are gaining increasing importance especially in the last year, when emerged the need to make develop new products and strategies due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in which people where obliged to stay at home or, however, with strong limitations. To increase visibility and attraction of the users towards many kinds of services, virtual to...
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This paper describes the preliminary results of Railtoland, an European project funded by the Erasmus + KA 203 call. The aim of the project is to explore the social and educational value of the European railways landscape as a common heritage and as a catalyst for processes of consolidation of European identity, social cohesion and shaping of local...
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This paper, by critically reviewing different years (from 2010 to 2020) of research activities performed with Mobile Laser Scanning system, aims to review existing systems and how they are exploited in multifaceted domains. To such extent, the work defines five field domains where Mobile Laser Scanning have been used: Built and urban environment, C...
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Vehicles’ trajectory prediction is a topic with growing interest in recent years, as there are applications in several domains ranging from autonomous driving to traffic congestion prediction and urban planning. Predicting trajectories starting from Floating Car Data (FCD) is a complex task that comes with different challenges, namely Vehicle to In...
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Human trajectory prediction is an important topic in several application domains, ranging from self-driving cars to environment design and planning, from socially-aware robots to intelligent tracking systems. This complex subject comes with different challenges, such as human-space interaction, human-human interaction, multimodality, and generaliza...
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Sentiment analysis on social media such as Twitter is a challenging task given the data characteristics such as the length, spelling errors, abbreviations, and special characters. Social media sentiment analysis is also a fundamental issue with many applications. With particular regard of the tourism sector, where the characterization of fluxes is...
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Three-dimensional data has a wide range of applications in medicine. For the particular case of cranial deformation in infants, it is becoming a common tool for evaluation. However, there is a need for low-cost solutions that provide accurate information even with uncollaborative infants with ultrafast movement reactions. As cranial deformation is...
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In the Cultural Heritage (CH) domain, the semantic segmentation of 3D point clouds with Deep Learning (DL) techniques allows to recognize historical architectural elements, at a suitable level of detail, and hence expedite the process of modelling historical buildings for the development of BIM models from survey data. However, it is more difficult...
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Historic villages are included in the category of cultural heritage to be safeguarded and preserved. Accidental events, such as earthquakes, represent a threat to their vulnerability. Usually, the analyses of damaged buildings, which are part of these villages, are then carried out singularly, not fostering instead the constitution of a mapping at...
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div class="page" title="Page 1"> Mosaic is an ancient type of art used to create decorative images or patterns combining small components. A digital version of a mosaic can be useful for archaeologists, scholars and restorers who are interested in studying, comparing and preserving mosaics. Nowadays, archaeologists base their studies mainly on manu...
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Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) applications has been investigated in several domains. As such, their application in educational settings has witnessed to a growing interest by the research community. Teachers can be assisted by AR/VR, in a way that students can strength the learning outcomes, gained during the classroom lecture. Ho...
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Historical heritage is demanding robust pipelines for obtaining Heritage Building Information Modeling models that are fully interoperable and rich in their informative content. The definition of efficient Scan-to-BIM workflows represent a very important step toward a more efficient management of the historical real estate, as creating structured t...
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Renewable energy sources will represent the only alternative to limit fossil fuel usage and pollution. For this reason, photovoltaic (PV) power plants represent one of the main systems adopted to produce clean energy. Monitoring the state of health of a system is fundamental. However, these techniques are time demanding, cause stops to the energy g...
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This work aims at presenting an underwater image application to obtain an improved 3D model of cultural assets. In 2016, more than 500 images were acquired by a GoPro Camera with a low resolution of 72 dpi and focal length of 3 mm, without flash and are now used to reconstruct the 3D model of some amphoras of a Roman shipwreck found in Albenga (Ita...
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The growing availability of complementary geomatics techniques made possible the data collection of a wide variety of objects creating high-quality 3D recordings and representations. Digital photogrammetry proved to be a valuable method to achieve good results in terms of accuracy and quality, exploiting high-resolution images. Mobile Laser Scanner...
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This paper analyzes the opportunities related to public-private cooperation for the implementation of information communication technologies (ICTs) to promote cultural heritage tourism. After a literature review on the role of cooperation between private and public sectors and the most relevant information communication technologies (ICTs) for the...
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Very high-resolution (VHR) images proved to be an invaluable source of information even in the archaeological domain, but sometimes shadows hinder their full exploitation. To overcome such limitation, this research proposes a workflow able to analyze shadowed zones, by processing Pléiades and World-View 2 images. The case study is the archaeologica...
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This contribution describes the methodology applied to evaluate the suitability of a Long-Range Mobile Mapping System to be integrated with other techniques that are currently used in a large and complex landslide deformation monitoring project carried out in Cortes de Pallás, in Valencia (Spain). Periodical geodetic surveys provide a reference fra...
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Point clouds obtained via Terrestrial Laser Scanning (TLS) surveys of historical buildings are generally transformed into semantically structured 3D models with manual and time-consuming workflows. The importance of automatizing this process is widely recognized within the research community. Recently, deep neural architectures have been applied fo...
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In recent years semantic segmentation of 3D point clouds has been an argument that involves different fields of application. Cultural heritage scenarios have become the subject of this study mainly thanks to the development of photogrammetry and laser scanning techniques. Classification algorithms based on machine and deep learning methods allow to...
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Nowadays, in education environments, new societal challenges and opportunities induce teachers to use new methods to improve the quality of learning. For this purpose, technology has proved to be a helpful aid in education, since it allows to ease the teaching methods, increasing the performances by introducing affordable and reliable means to conv...
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Industry 4.0 is reinventing the way in which production is performed. Based on its eight pillars, I4.0 environments are adopting digital solutions in order to make production smart. One of these is the concept of augmented operator, which can act with the aid of digital tools to facilitate daily work. Augmented Reality can represent the turnkey. In...
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Augmented reality (AR) is the process of using technology to superimpose images, text or sounds on top of what a person can already see. Art galleries and museums started to develop AR applications to increase engagement and provide an entirely new kind of exploration experience. However, the creation of contents results a very time consuming proce...
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The development and urban planning of a modern city, nowadays, should be entrusted on the implementation of methods and techniques which require a management of complex information. The final goal is to support local authorities for the decision making. Finding data that are often heterogeneous but nevertheless connected to each other is useful to...
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The lack of benchmarking data for the semantic segmentation of digital heritage scenarios is hampering the development of automatic classification solutions in this field. Heritage 3D data feature complex structures and uncommon classes that prevent the simple deployment of available methods developed in other fields and for other types of data. Th...
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Digital multimedia contents are gaining, in the Cultural Heritage domain, more and more importance. We should thus expect, in the forthcoming years, that archaeological sites and museums' administrators will undertake the digital approach as the mainstream for communicate their values. Although state of art technologies are ready, the public behave...
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The aim of this manuscript is to define an operational pipeline of work, from data acquisition to the report creation, for the smart management of PV plants. To achieve such an ambitious result, we exploit the implementation of a conceptual model, deployed through a relational database to retrieve any kind of information related to the PV plant. Th...
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In the Cultural Heritage (CH) context, art galleries and museums employ technology devices to enhance and personalise the museum visit experience. However, the most challenging aspect is to determine what the visitor is interested in. In this work, a novel Visual Attentive Model (VAM) has been proposed that is learned from eye tracking data. In par...
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In the Digital Cultural Heritage (DCH) domain, the semantic segmentation of 3D Point Clouds with Deep Learning (DL) techniques can help to recognize historical architectural elements, at an adequate level of detail, and thus speed up the process of modeling of historical buildings for developing BIM models from survey data, referred to as HBIM (His...
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Augmented and virtual reality proved to be valuable solutions to convey contents in a more appealing and interactive way. Given the improvement of mobile and smart devices in terms of both usability and computational power, contents can be easily conveyed with a realism level never reached in the past. Despite the tremendous number of researches re...
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Planning urban parks is a burdensome task, requiring knowledge of countless variables that are impossible to consider all at the same time. One of these variables is the set of people who use the parks. Despite information and communication technologies being a valuable source of data, a standardized method which enables landscape planners to use s...
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Improving the availability of products in a store in order to avoid the OOS (out-of-stock) problem is a crucial topic nowadays. The reduction of OOS events leads to a series of consequences, including, an increase in customer satisfaction and loyalty to the store and brand, the production of positive advertising with a consequent growth in sales, a...
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In retail field, customer culture is shifting towards in-store researching, and retailers need to re-evaluate their location services to better assist customer. In-store mapping help retailers learn how their employees are interacting and it satisfies user intent to search for products, something that is often ignored by retailers especially for th...
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In recent years, following the exploding spread of Social Networking platforms, more and more people have started to share large quantities of data on Internet where they express personal opinions, ideas or emotional states regarding any kind of topic. With the increasing amount of these type of data, finding a way to analyzing it has become a need...
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The promotion of Cultural Heritage (CH) goods has become a major challenges over the last years. CH goods promote economic development, notably through cultural and creative industries and tourism. Thus, an effective planning of archaeological, cultural, artistic and architectural sites within the territory make CH goods easily accessible. A way of...