International Conference | Rome, 30 June - 1 - 2 July 2022

International Conference
Technological imagination in the green and digital transition

Unlike perception, which implies observation of reality, imagination is a synthesis of our cognition and our plans, with the goal of constructing an all-encompassing image of reality.

But this raises questions and interferences that set in motion transformations of the collective imagination, along with an ever increasing expansion of the technical and technological universe, all of extreme analytical interest, even more so in light of their ties to the virtual revolution that has ushered in a radical transformation of the categories of the reference framework of imagination.

The technological culture of planning, plus the technology of design, construction and the transformation of the built environment, as well as innovations in the processes and organisation of construction production, together with environmental planning of elements and systems, all provide methods and dynamic tools necessary to the formulation of long-term perspectives and the establishment of a “system” of visions for the future.

To this end, the potential of technological culture definitely represents a strategic tool for the conception, design and validation of future scenarios.

Today, the shock of the pandemic has made given for an urgent need to construct informed, advanced visions of the urban habitat, taking into account the impact of recent experience, plus the contribution of technological innovations, as well as the ecological and digital transition, in their widest-ranging manifestations.

The convention addresses the pressing need for sustainability in urban development over the medium and long terms, with cities to serve as the main stage for strategies that seek to meet the targets and the cross-sector priorities indicated in the EU’s Next Generation program, all in pursuit of a solid recovery on the part of the European economy, along lines of ecological transition, digitalisation, competitiveness, training and inclusion to overcome social, territorial and gender differences.

The international study encounter is meant to promote visions shared by architectural technology and other disciplines, which, though they may appear to differ, are closely interconnected, with the aim of achieving an open, interdisciplinary integration capable of proposing concrete projects regarding topics held to be of strategic importance to the future of the built environment. These are identified to draw up evolving scenarios of architecture and cities suited to reflection, at various levels, on innovative models of process and product.

The topics for consideration by the convention are structured around the following work sessions:

- Digital world for real cities

- “Printed” buildings for sustainable habitats

- Technological innovation for low tech environments

- Effective solutions for resilient urban habitats

- Architectural design for healthy living

Conference Sessions:

  1. Innovation | Digital world for real cities

  2. Technology | “Printed” buildings for sustainable habitats

  3. Environment | Technological innovation for low tech environments

  4. Climate Changes | Effective solutions for resilient urban habitats

  5. Health | Environments for healthy living


Sapienza University of Rome

DIAP - Department of Architecture and Design

LAB.ITECH Laboratory of Architecture | Building Innovation and Technology | Environment and Climate Changes | Health

Fondazione Roma Sapienza



David Allison | Clemsnon University, South Carolina, USA

Ruzica Bozovic-Stamenovic | National University of Singapore, China

Federico Butera | Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy

Orazio Carpenzano | Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

Ljiljana Đukanović | University of Belgrade, Serbia

Peter Droege | University of Liechtenstein, Liechtenstein

Boyan Georgiev | UAGEC-Department of Tecnology, Bulgaria

Anna Maria Giovenale | Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

Mario Losasso | University of Naples Federico II, Italy

Robinson Manguro | Kirinyaga University, Kenya

Saverio Mecca | University of Florence, Italy

Mario Morcellini | Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

Iva Muraj | Faculty of Architecture, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Silvia Naldini | Delft University of Technology, Netherland

Roberto Pagani | Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy

Massimo Palme | Federico Santa Maria Technical University, Valparaiso, Chile

Mario Raul Ramirez de Leon | University of San Carlos Guatemala, USAC, Guatemala

Fabrizio Schiaffonati | Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy

Markus Schwai | Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Begoña Serrano Lanzarote | Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain

Wei Xing Shi | Tongji University, China

Belinda Tato | Harvard Graduate School of Design, USA


Eugenio Arbizzani | Sapienza University of Rome

Rosalba Belibani | Sapienza University of Rome

Eliana Cangelli | Sapienza University of Rome

Carola Clemente | Sapienza University of Rome

Fabrizio Cumo | Sapienza University of Rome

Alfonso Giancotti | Sapienza University of Rome

Francesca Giofré | Sapienza University of Rome

Spartaco Paris | Sapienza University of Rome


Anna Mangiatordi | Sapienza University of Rome

Elisa Pennacchia | Sapienza University of Rome

Virginia Adele Tiburcio | Sapienza University of Rome

Benefits of attending


Papers presented at CONF.ITECH2022 are to be published in a Conference Proceedings volume of Springer publisher. The publication will be available in digital copy.


Conference Proceedings are DOI registered with CrossRef and are currently listed in indexing services such as Scopus and Google Scholar, as well as being submitted to the Web of Science.

Open Access and Digital Archive

All conference papers are archived permanently on our electronic library where they can be downloaded for free.

Peer review

To ensure the quality of our publications, abstracts and papers are blind peer-reviewed by members of the International Scientific Advisory Committee and other experts.

Reduced fee for PhD Students and authors from LDCs, LICs and LMICs

PhD students and authors from Least Developed Countries, Low Income Countries and Lower Middle Income Countries are offered a much-reduced conference fee.


Participants can present their research and interact with experts from around the world, as part of a unique community.


Conference Venue

Sapienza University of Rome


30 June - 1 - 2 July 2022


Innovation | Digital world for real cities

Technology | "Printed" buildings for sustainable habitats

Environment | Technological innovation for low tech environment

Climate Changes | Effective solutions for resilient cities

Health | Environment for healthy living


Abstract submission | 10 January 2022

Abstract acceptance | 24 January 2022

Full paper submission | 14 March 2022

Full paper acceptance | 14 April 2022

Final paper submission | 23 May 2022

Presentation | 30 June, 1-2 July 2022

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