Starts 26 September 2023


Donatella Pifferetti
Villa Monastero, Varenna (Como Lake), Italy
September 26 – 29, 2023

Imaging has become a paradigmatic and irreplaceable investigation tool in many scientific fields. Besides, X-ray, neutron and nuclear medicine imaging, combined with advanced image reconstruction and analysis techniques, also exploiting artificial intelligence-based approaches, permit to obtain planar and 3D information on the inner morphological, chemical and functional characteristics of the samples, in fields like Medicine, Biology, Cultural Heritage.

The workshop seeks to identify common approaches across different fields of research, techniques and scale lengths. Topics addressed will include:

The Conference strongly encourages participation by young scientists.
The program will include invited oral presentations and posters.

Invited Speakers

Raffaele AGOSTINO           STAR – Calabria University, Italy
Alessia CEDOLA                  CNR-NANOTEC, Roma, Italy
Gianfelice CINQUE             Diamond Light Source, UK
Silvia CIPICCIA                    University College London, UK
Paola COAN                        Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
Marine COTTE                     ESRF, France
Alberto DEL GUERRA          University of Pisa, Italy
Julia HERZEN                       Technische Universität München, Germany
Marie JACQUET                  IJCLab, Orsay, France
Nikolay KARDJILOV            Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, Germany
Paul LECOQ                        CERN and University of Valencia, Switzerland and Spain
Viktor NIKITIN                      Argonne National Laboratory, USA
Xavier PROCHASKA           University of California, USA
Giovanni ROMANELLI         University of Roma Tor Vergata, Italy
Antonella SCHERILLO         ISIS Neutron and Muon Source, UK
Alessandro TENGATTINI    University of Grenoble-Alpes, France
Eugenio VOCATURO          CNR-NANOTEC, Rende (CS), Italy

Important Dates
Registration and hotel reservationJune 30, 2023
Early registration fee paymentJune 30, 2023
Late registration fee paymentSeptember 8, 2023
Best presentation awards

“Gilardoni award” for the best oral communication

The “Gilardoni best presentation Award” will be assigned to the inspiring presentation, offered by the Gilardoni S.p.A, based in Mandello al Lario (


Best poster

A best poster contest will take place to award the research presented by a PhD student or a Post-doc researcher (or equivalent).
Post post-deadline, late posters are still accepted!


* Piero Caldirola International Center for the Promotion of Science and ISPP, Italy
* Milano Bicocca University, Italy
* ANTHEM Milano-Bicocca, Italy
* CNR-Nanotec of Lecce, Italy
* INFN Department of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
* Calabria University, Italy

With the contribution of:

Scientific Advisory Committee
Raffaele Giuseppe AGOSTINO  STAR – Calabria University, Italy
Hassina BILHEUX                          ORNL, USA
Alessia CEDOLA                            CNR-NANOTEC, Roma, Italy
Marine COTTE                               ESRF, France
Giovanna FRAGNETO                  ESS, Sweden
Anders KAESTNER                        PSI, Switzerland
Paul LECOCQ                                CERN and University of Valencia, Switzerland and Spain
Triestino MINNITI                          University of Rome Tor Vergata and INFN, Italy
Alessandro OLIVO                       University College London, UK
Franco ZANINI                               Elettra – Sincrotrone Trieste, Italy

Conference Chair
Alberto BRAVIN                              Milano-Bicocca University, STAR – Calabria University, INFN and CNR-Nanotec, Italy
Daniela DI MARTINO                     Milano-Bicocca University and INFN, Italy


The proceedings of the conference will be published in the Journal of Instrumentation:
Intructions for submission are available here 

Selected oral presentations and best posters will have the opportunity to be submitted as regular articles to the European Physical Journal Plus planned focus point on “Recent Advances in X-ray and Neutron Imaging for Cultural Heritage and Biomedicine” (Springer).

Further details and instructions will be available at the conference.

All manuscripts must meet the standards and the scope of the journals and will be subjected to their mandatory selection processes, including the strict peer review procedures.

Local Organizing Committee

Donatella PIFFERETTI                    ICPC Organizing Secretary, Italy
Riccardo Cristoforo BARBERI      Calabria University, Italy
Isabella CASTIGLIONI                   Milano-Bicocca University, Italy
Guido CAVALLETTI                        Milano-Bicocca University, Italy
Maddalena COLLINI                     Milano-Bicocca University, Italy
Michele FUMAGALLI                      Milano-Bicocca University and INAF, Italy
Giuseppe GIGLI                             CNR-Nanotec of Lecce, Italy
Carla Maria GILARDI                     Milano-Bicocca University, Italy
Giuseppe GORINI                          Milano-Bicocca University, INFN and ICPC President, Italy
Sandra MALVEZZI                          INFN Sez. Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Rosa Maria MORESCO                 Milano-Bicocca University, Italy
Marco PAGANONI                         Milano-Bicocca University and INFN, Italy


Scientific Information:
Prof. Alberto Bravin
Dr. Daniela Di Martino

Logistical Information:
Donatella Pifferetti