Marco Potenziani

Phone: +39 050 621 8212

Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell'Informazione (ISTI)
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR)
Via Moruzzi, 1
56124 Pisa

Researcher at CNR-ISTI

ISTI (in English: Institute for Computer Science and Technologies) is an Institute of the Italian National Research Council (CNR) located in Pisa, Italy.

Research Activities

His research interests include the following fields of Computer Graphics:

He has been engaged in several research projects (funded by EU and national agencies) concerning: complex 3D data rendering, interactive graphics, and virtual reality. Cultural Heritage and Scientific Visualization are the main application fields for the methodologies and technologies developed.

Spotlight Researches


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Contributions to Collections

Editorial and Professional Activity

CNR Expert Evaluator for the FCS MiSE (Italian Ministry of Economic Development) Projects - ICT Panel, 2019 - Ongoing.

Associate Editor of the ACM International "Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage" (JOCCH), 2019 - Ongoing.

Member of the IPC in the following international conferences:

  • 2023 MuseWeb
  • 2021 ACM Web 3D
  • 2020 Eurasia Graphics

Served as reviewer for:

  • Pacific International Conference on Computer Graphics and Applications (Pacific Graphics)
  • Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology International Conference (CAA)
  • ACM International "Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage" (JOCCH)
  • Elsevier "International Journal of Human-Computer Studies" (IJHCS)
  • Elsevier International Journal on "Digital Applications in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage" (DAACH)
  • MIT Press Direct "Leonardo" International Journal
  • MDPI "Remote Sensing" International Journal
  • MDPI "Sustainability" International Journal
  • MDPI "Applied Sciences" International Journal
  • MDPI "Multimodal Technologies and Interaction (MTI)" International Journal
  • MediaGEO "Archeomatica" Journal


Professor in the courses listed:

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Speaker at the following events:


He has been engaged in several research projects (funded by EU, national and regional agencies):

  • ARIADNEplus (Advanced Research Infrastructure for Archaeological Dataset Networking in Europe - plus), 2019 - 2022
  • Mass 3D x CH (Joint Lab CNR-ISTI/CNRS-MAP), 2018 - 2021
  • ArchAIDE (ARCHaelogical Automatic Interpretation and Documentation of cEramics), 2018 - 2019
  • IPERION CH (Integrated Platform for the European Research Infrastructure ON Culture Heritage), 2015 - 2019
  • PARTHENOS (Pooling Activities, Resources and Tools for Heritage E-research Networking, Optimization and Synergies), 2017 - 2018
  • ARIADNE (Advanced Research Infrastructure for Archaeological Dataset Networking in Europe), 2015 - 2018
  • HARVEST 4D (Harvesting Dynamic 3D Worlds from Commodity Sensor Clouds), 2015 - 2018
  • EMOTIVE (Storytelling for Digital Heritage), 2017
  • DARIAH (Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities), 2015
  • V-Must.Net (Virtual Museum Transnational Network), 2013 - 2015



3DHOP (3D Heritage Online Presenter) is a collection of tools and templates for the creation of multimedia interactive Web presentations of digital cultural artifacts. This open source, portable, and easy-to-use system allows interactive visualization of 3D models directly inside HTML pages and the streaming of multiresolution 3D meshes over HTTP, so supporting the exploration of very large models.


SpiderGL is a JavaScript Computer Graphics library aimed at developing Computer Graphics applications for the web platform. It uses WebGL for real-time rendering and provides typical structures and algorithms to developers of 3D graphics web application, without forcing them to comply with some specific paradigm nor preventing low level access to the underlying WebGL graphics layer.


  • 2015 Best Use of DH For Public Engagement (Winner) at the Digital Humanities 2015 Awards for the project "Alchimia di Jackson Pollock / Jackson Pollock: Alchemy in 3D"



PhD in Computer Science from Università degli Studi di Pisa
Thesis title: "Exploring Effective Publishing in the Web3D World"

Master's Degree

Master's Degree in Computer Engineering from Università degli Studi di Siena
Thesis title: "Community Presenter: a Framework for Developing Virtual Museum Applications on the Web"

Bachelor's Degree

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Engineering from Università degli Studi di Siena
Thesis title: "Study and Analysis of the RW2 Algorithm for Graphs Isomorphism"