Measurement Techniques and Procedures for Buildings and Facilities Diagnostics, and Public Safety Applications


Natale Emaunuela Natale

Emanuela Natale

University of L'Aquila, Italy

D'Emilia Giulio D'Emilia

Giulio D'Emilia

University of L'Aquila, Italy

Chiominto Luciano Chiominto

Luciano Chiominto

University of L'Aquila, Italy

Gaspari Antonella Gaspari

Antonella Gaspari

Polytechnic of Bari, Italy

Marsella Stefano Marsella

Stefano Marsella

Ministry of the Interior, National Fire Services (CNVVF), Italy

Marzoli Marcello Marzoli

Marcello Marzoli

Ministry of the Interior, National Fire Services (CNVVF), Italy


The safety field is very broad and includes many possible case studies of scientific interest, ranging from building damage assessment to industrial diagnostics, investigation of crime or accident scenes, and evacuation planning from public places.

New technological solutions in the field of measurements and advanced processing techniques can allow professionals working in the field of safety to acquire objective information about the scenarios examined, to the point of capturing and visualizing environments as a virtual copy of the real world.

This allows them to make extremely accurate assessments of the analyzed system's current situation, and even predictions on the future evolution of failure or deterioration scenarios.


In particular, we encourage contributions that explore the following topics, but not only:

  • use of innovative or classic techniques for diagnostics;
  • development of simplified and quick procedures for building diagnostics in emergency situations;
  • use of innovative hardware and software tools for 3D reconstruction in safety applications;
  • validation techniques and uncertainty evaluation to ensure the reliability of the results;
  • simulation tools to improve the accuracy of measurements;
  • digital twin of scenarios and instruments.

In light of these considerations, this Special Session aims to contribute to identifying techniques and procedures to support decision-making in emergencies or situations involving safety issues.


Emanuela Natale, is Assistant Professor in Mechanical and Thermal Measurements, at the Department of Industrial and Information Engineering and Economics (DIIIE) of the University of L’Aquila. She has been working as a researcher at the DIIIE since 2001. She got a Ph. D. degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2004. She obtained the National Scientific Qualification to function as full professor in Italian Universities. She currently works as Assistant Professor at DIIIE, in the field of Mechanical and Thermal Measurements. She is a co-author of more than 90 papers published in international and italian journals and conferences. In the last years, her research focuses, in particular, on condition monitoring and diagnostics of industrial systems, uncertainty assessment for complex measuring systems, inspection techniques based on vision systems and Artificial Intelligence, sensors calibration issues, in particular with reference to digital sensors.

Giulio D'Emilia, is full professor at DIIIE (Department of Industrial Engineering and Informatics and of Economics) of the L’Aquila University ( where he is responsible of the Labs for mechanical and thermal measurements). Prof Giulio D’Emilia is also Vice President of CEEES (Confederation of the European Environmental Engineering Societies) and responsible for L’Aquila University of many international cooperation agreements. Furthermore, he is operating for L’Aquila University the project “Lead The future”, a national initiative for dissemination of procedures and best practices of theoretic and experimental procedure in the field of environmental and social sustainability (Sustainability and Society 4 0). Prof. Giulio D’Emilia and his research group (composed by environmental, mechanical, managerial and information engineers) devote their activity to multidisciplinary and integrated applications. He is author or coauthor of more than 150 papers published on international and Italian journals, international and national conferences. In these papers the main results of his research activity are described, mainly concerning the development of new sensors, in particular of optical type, sensor integration in industrial scenarios and uncertainty management in complexes measurement processes. He got some experience in case studies related to the development of certified management systems for quality, environment, safety, food safety and maintenance.

Luciano Chiominto, from February 2022 PhD student at University of L’Aquila, Italy. Received bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering in 2018 from University of L’Aquila and master’s degree in Management Engineering in 2020 from the University of L’Aquila. From February 2021 to August 2021 obtained a research grant for defect detection on composite material parts using artificial intelligence and vision systems.

Antonella Gaspari, is Assistant Professor in mechanical and thermal measurements, at the Department of Mechanics, Mathematics and Management, DMMM - Polytechnic of Bari (Bari, Italy), since 2021. She graduated in Management Engineering at University of L’Aquila (L’Aquila, Italy), in 2012. At the same University, in 2016, she obtained her Ph.D. in Mechanical, Energetic and Industrial Engineering. In 2014, she spent a study period at Fraunhofer IPK (Berlin, Germany), managing a research project dealing with vibration and acoustic emission measurements for condition monitoring of tool machines. She coauthored more than 60 scientific publications on international and Italian journals and conferences. Her main research activities concern the following topics: energy and product/process quality measurements and management systems in industrial scenarios; sensor-based condition monitoring applications for machines and apparatuses; development of tools for experimental data processing and measurement-based decision-making activities.

Stefano Marsella, General manager. Director of the Italian National fire corps Central directorate for technological innovation, digitalisation and logistics. Working for the National fire corps since 1988, he was appointed as Chief of the HQ of Arezzo in 2003, of the National IT office, Director of the National fire academy, of the HQ of Perugia, and of fire buildings National management, then Regional director for Abruzzo and Central director for prevention. Member of the NFPA 909 and 914 committees on heritage fire protection and 1616 on Mass evacuation, he managed several EC projects and published 3 books and several papers.

Marcello Marzoli, fire captain, master's degree in aerospace engineering, since 1990 he has been working for the Italian Ministry of interior, Department of fire corps. He has been working at the National control centre, Air service, IT office and now at the National fire academy. Since 2001 he has been working on several European and National R&D projects focussed on satellites, indoor location, control centres' interoperability and mass evacuation. He has been appointed as EC expert evaluator and to serve on the NFPA Committee on Mass Evacuation and Sheltering. Inventor and assignee of Italian patents, he has published several papers.