Computer-Aided Support System for Metal Diagnosis of Patrimonial Objects

  • Antoine Rosselet
  • Marcel Grosjean
  • Christian Degrigny
  • Cédric Gaspoz
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 444)


Metal diagnosis of heritage objects is a difficult task performed by conservators, mainly due to the fact that invasive techniques are not allowed on these artifacts. Therefore, conservators have developed diagnosis methods based on the observation of the corrosion forms of the objects. However, although these methods are useful to share a common representation of one specific object, they are very difficult to use to compare or search for objects presenting similar corrosion forms. To support the comparison of different objects, we propose a new support system built upon these methods. This paper presents an innovative way to use C-K theory in order to build an artifact in an interdisciplinary context. The resulting artifact integrates concepts and knowledge borrowed from both the conservation-restoration and the information systems fields.


Decision support Design theory Interdisciplinary research 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Antoine Rosselet
    • 1
  • Marcel Grosjean
    • 1
  • Christian Degrigny
    • 2
  • Cédric Gaspoz
    • 1
  1. 1.Information Systems and Management Institute, HES-SOUniversity of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland, HEG ArcNeuchâtelSwitzerland
  2. 2.Haute École Arc Conservation-Restauration, HES-SOUniversity of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland, HE-Arc CRNeuchâtelSwitzerland

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