1. Port and fortification. Coastal defensive systems. Protection of port activity. Expansion of cities and defensive systems. Economic development, public works, and fortification. Urban development and fortified heritage.
  2. Historical research: science and art of fortification. Historical cartography. Fortification project. Poliorcetics. Military engineering. Defensive border systems. The artillery. Archival. Treaties on fortifications. History of construction. Biographies.
  3. Research on built heritage. Architectural heritage. Study, knowledge and diffusion. Castles, towers and fortifications. The digital world. Previous studies, graphic surveys, reconstructive hypotheses. Intervention and conservation of the architectural heritage.
  4. Characterization of geomaterials. Mineral-petrographic, geochemical and physical analysis. Study of alteration processes. Historical investigations of archaeometric or conservation type. Intervention proposals for the restoration with chemical products.
  5. Digital heritage. Digital survey through active and passive systems; from laser-scanner 3D to photogrammetry. Advanced three-dimensional modeling. Evolution through graphic representation. Digital reconstruction. Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality.
  6. Culture, management and intervention. Cultural landscape. Interpretation and valuation. Fortified heritage and citizen identity. Participatory management systems. Management and cultural tourism.
  7. Miscellaneous. Other related topics not included in the previous blocks, but pertinent with the main theme of the congress.